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Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Joel Benjamin

Posted on Jun 20, 2018

1. Name?
Joel Benjamin

2. From?
Coram, New York

3. School attending?
Central Connecticut State University

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Nurse/EMT

5. Most excited about for this summer?
The fun activities and events that will be taking place. 

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Fun, safety, community. So that there will be a sense of empowerment and life long friendships made. 

7. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Hiking – a healthy and great way to get some exercise and some fresh air. 

8. Favorite Parable? 
David and Goliath

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Bike riding

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Chelsea Martin

Posted on Jun 7, 2018

1. Name?
Chelsea Martin

2. From?
Western Australia

3. School attending?
Edith Cowan University

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Meeting the kids and having a new experience. 

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Purposeful community – meeting new people and helping others. 

7. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Arts and Crafts – because I enjoy creating things.

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Reading a book with a cup of tea.

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Cameron Morris

Posted on May 28, 2018

1. Name?
Cameron Morris

2. From?
Birmingham, England

3. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

4. Most excited about for this summer?
Getting out of my comfort zone and trying something new. 

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Natural Setting – Bringing nature into everything. I enjoy being outdoors and the peace of nature. 

7. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Water sports – I have experience with them and enjoy doing them. 

8. Favorite parable?
The Good Samaritan shows the importance of putting differences aside to help one another. 

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Chilling out with my family, catching up on TV and having a Sunday dinner. 

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Matthew Marco

Posted on May 3, 2018

1. Name?
Matthew Marco

2. From?
Indiana/Chicago

3. School Attending?
New York University Graduate Student – MSW program for Social Work

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Getting to enjoy great conversations with campers, having lots of laughs and fellowship with other believers. 

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Spiritual Formation. In a culture so mesmerized by escapism, pleasure and self-interest, and the counterfeit of Gods real design and purpose being able to show living worship and explore the word. 

7. Favorite camp activity and why? 
Climbing – I love exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise. 

8. Favorite parable?
The parable of the lost sheep in Matthew 18: 12-14, when I feel lost it brings me hope. 

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
I like recording music or reading a good book. 

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Le-Jay Robinson

Posted on Apr 30, 2018

1. Name?
Le-Jay K. Robinson

2. From?
Montego Bay, Jamaica

3. School Attending?
The University of the West Indies

4. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

5. Most excited about for this summer?
I’ve been wanting to try archery for quite some time now, so I’m most excited to learn a bit about it.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Develop Leaders.  Developing leadership skills helps people to become much more self-reliant, leading themselves better if nothing else. I’ve also observed those who possess great leadership skills are often more effective in their ministry.

7. Favorite parable?
Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you” – C.S. Lewis

8. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Playing Badminton, if not catching up on a TV series.

Summer Staff Bio 2018 – Tyler Roberts

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

1. Name?
Tyler Roberts

2. From?
Texas originally, then California

3. School Attending?
Hazelip School of Theology, Lipsomb University

4. Position on Staff?
Christian Formation/LIT Director

5. Most excited about for this summer?
I am excited to be in God’s creation in God’s community sharing the message of Christ with campers! I can’t wait to see how the Spirit guides us to encourage and challenge campers in their faith. 

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
That’s a hard one! I like them all! My favorite would have to be purposeful community, I believe God has blessed us with a church/community for a reason: to support each other. The community that is built at camp is like none other and helps us to grow as a community but as individuals as well. 

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
My favorite camp activity is hiking and just spending time outdoors. I love experiencing God’s creation! I also like sports and the many team building games that we play at camp!

8. Favorite parable?
My favorite parable is the “Parable of the Hidden Treasure”. I like this parable because it reminds me that anything is worth sacrificing to serve God. 

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Take a hike or go for a drive, enjoy some tacos, play some sports, or spend time in fellowship. Bonus points if you can do all of those!

Summer Staff 2018 Bio – Elaine Gray

Posted on Apr 28, 2018

1. Name?
Elaine Gray

2. From?
Ridge, NY

3. Most excited about for this summer?
Helping provide quality program and great camping experience to campers. 

4. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Fun – enthusiasm and positive attitude helps create fun, energetic and spirited environment. 

5. Favorite camp activity and why?
Arts and Crafts – allows creativity

6. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
With Family and Friends

Summer Staff 2018 Bio – Solomon Allison

Posted on Apr 26, 2018

1. Name?
Solomon Allison

2. From?
Los Angeles, CA

3. Position on Staff?
Camp Counselor

4. Most excited about for this summer?
This summer I am definitely most excited about watching the youth I’m blessed to work with grow and unfold. 

5. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Natural setting – because the idea and experience of engaging with God in nature is very important. There is so much magnificence that exists and occurs naturally within nature and the energy that it puts out. Many times we miss these natural cycles because of the power of the technology we have access to. So I’m excited to get more in tune with nature through God and vice-versa, by way of less technology. 

6. Favorite camp activity and why?
Arts and Crafts because I’m one of those artsy types. I love to see others create – I’m sure I’ll see some kids put something together that’s ten times better than what I might make, and to me that’s exciting. 

7. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Most definitely crafting instrumentals and cooking. 

Meet the Staff – Lizzy Rice

Posted on Apr 4, 2018

1. Name?
Lizzy Rice

2. From?
Des Moines, Iowa

3. School Attending?
2018 graduate of Northwestern College

4. Position on Staff?
Program Coordinator

5. Most excited about for this summer?
Getting to know everyone.

6. Favorite Camp DeWolfe Core Value and Why?
Purposeful Community – essential to a healthy life.

7. Favorite camp activity and why?
Sitting around a camp fire sharing stories, singing songs, and eating s’mores.

8. Favorite parable?
Prodigal Son

9. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
A cup of coffee and Gilmore Girls reruns

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