Camp News Blog

Benson House added to the National and State Historic Registers

Posted on Mar 28, 2018

On March 18th 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 20 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflected the striking diversity of New York’s history and include Camp DeWolfe’s Benson House’s covert FBI radio transmission station!

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Benson- in Sun and Snow

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Tobias Matanga

Posted on Mar 21, 2018

1. Name?
Tobias Kudzai Matanga

2. From?
United Kingdom

3. School Attending?
Queen Mary University of London

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Yes!

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Empowering Leaders – Because it motivates young people.

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
Biking – it keeps one healthy and active.

8. Favorite parable?
Parable of the Sower

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Sharing scripture with family

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Hannah Bennett

Posted on Mar 20, 2018

1. Name?
Hannah Bennett

2. From?
Northern Ireland

3. School Attending?
University of Ulster (Belfast)

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Meeting new people and celebrating God’s works with people who have the same values.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Nature, because I love being out in the open and appreciating the works God has created.

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
Arts and Crafts because I love being creative.

8. Favorite parable?
The parable of the unforgiving servant, we should all learn to love and forgive the way God’s grace did for us.

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
With family and going on walks on the beach or in forests.

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Lucy Boyd

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

1. Name?
Lucy Boyd (often get Luce!!)

2. From?
The most beautiful part of Northern Ireland – the North Coast! Beaches and green fields for miles!

3. School Attending?
Psychology Student at the University (or as you guys would say – college!) of Chester in  England

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Doing something so worthwhile with my summer that really takes me out of my comfort zone and will give me so many wonderful memories to look back on.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Empower leaders: ‘To provide programming where decision making and leadership skills can be practiced and developed, and to encourage individuals to reach their full potential’. I love this value because it teaches me that I will gain so many useful skills this summer that I can carry with me for the rest of my life. Also it tells me to never sell your self short but instead know your worth and that you can achieve anything if you really want to.

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
For me, I think it will be the camp fires as they will be a great time to get to know each other more in a natural and cosy setting where everyone can just relax and be themselves.

8. Favorite parable?
The parable of the good Samaritan

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
As I don’t get to come home from University very often, when I do get back to Northern Ireland one of the times I appreciate the most is Sunday afternoon as me and my family enjoy a special Sunday Dinner (as we call it in the UK!) and then all go for a walk along the beach with my gorgeous dog, it is lovely!

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Sergei Brower

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

1. Name?
Sergei Brower

2. From?
Jamaica, Vermont

3. School Attending?
Full Sail University

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Fun!

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Natural Setting – I love the outdoors and being active!

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
Sports – I love staying active and fit.

8. Favorite parable?
The Good Samaritan – anyone can help others.

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Making music.

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Alasdair Taylor

Posted on Mar 1, 2018

1. Name? 
Alasdair Taylor

2. From?
Gloucester, United Kingdom

3. School Attending?
University of Surrey

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Meeting all the campers and seeing them develop.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
To empower leaders, as this encourages all involved to reach their full potential

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
Kayaking – for the freedom it gives to explore open water

8. Favorite parable?
The Parable of the Mustard Seed

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Outside with family or friends

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Katie Rigby

Posted on Feb 15, 2018

1. Name?
Katie Rigby

2. From?
Dorset, United Kingdom

3. School Attending?
University of Winchester

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Working with children and spreading the news of Jesus Christ in a new country.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Spiritual Formation because I love worshiping and praising God through music, prayer and scripture.

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
Music – because I have always got tunes in my head, and love playing my flute and singing.

8. Favorite parable?
The Good Samaritan

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Listening to worship music.

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Ryan Gilbert

Posted on Feb 8, 2018

1. Name?
Ryan Gilbert

2. From?
Wantagh, NY

3. School Attending?
Mitchell College

4. Position on Staff?
Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
I am excited to be out in nature and making everyone’s day.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Spiritual Formation

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
Sports and Games because I love sports.

8. Favorite parable?
The Prodigal Son

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Hanging out with family and friends.

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Erin Lond

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

1. Name?
Erin Lond

2. From?
England

3. School Attending?
University of Lincoln

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
To be a part of giving the children a whole new experience.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
A purposeful community – To provide young people with the opportunity to become part of a community.

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
I have yet to experience camp but I am looking forward to all of the activities!

8. Favorite parable?
The Good Samaritan

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Spending time with my family!