Meet The Staff

The Bates

Since 1999

Johnnie and Becky Bates
Kayleigh, Luke, Aubrey, and Emma
Originally from Aiken, South Carolina
Celebrating their 20th summer!

The Kanes

Since 2016

Adam and Billie Kane
(Schyler), Alex, Ethan, and Evan
Originally from Daleville, Indiana
Working on Permanent Residency!
Johnnie Bates
Executive Director
Johnnie originally came to camp on Summer Staff.  Over the years he has filled many roles and has been the Executive Director since 2010.  Johnnie can fix anything and enjoys working in the shop.  You can often find him in the boat or in the bush taking his kids out for an adventure.  Johnnie is a graduate of Trinity Baptist College.  You can reach him at [email protected]
Becky Bates
Bookkeeper and Kitchen Admin
Becky oversees the camp's finances and books.  During the summer you'll find her in the kitchen cooking, creating schedules and menus, or in the office completing camp's purchasing. She loves to interact with campers and staff and is always ready with ideas for how to connect.  Becky teaches her kids at home and is very involved with their ice skating club.  She loves spending time with her extended family whenever possible.
Adam Kane
Program Director
Adam spent nearly 20 years as an elementary school teacher before making the jump to camp.  As the Program Director Adam oversees the summer camp weeks as well as activities through the rest of the year.  He enjoys watching the Star Wars movies with his boys.  Adam is a graduate of Cedarville University and Indiana Wesleyan University.  Contact him at [email protected]
Billie Kane
Baker and Tuck
Billie always wanted to run a candy store, and now she does!  In addition to making many of the desserts everyone loves at camp, she gets to know guests as they visit the Tuck shop.  In the summer Billie also assists during afternoon swim time as a lifeguard.  She is nearing the end of homeschooling the Kane boys.  For fun she likes to play games of all kinds and usually wins.  
Bekah Lewis
Ministry Intern
Bekah came to camp right after high school to be a part of our Next Step Internship.  She spends time helping with various tasks from loading wood stoves to leading games.  Bekah is also helping the Keres family, new missionaries in Northwest Ontario.  She has joined the youth ministry leadership team of a local church and helps organize and lead events, activities, and teaching.  Bekah loves the Green Bay Packers and isn't afraid to let everyone know it.