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OUR STAFF

Did you know that our camper fees only cover a portion of our operating costs?  Help us hire quality summer staff by donating towards our Staff Support Fund.

Camp Director – Andrew Dreger

My wife Sarah and I are the proud parents of 3 elementary aged boys who keep us busy, humble and smiling…Most of the time! It was so exciting to have them attend LPC as campers for the first time in 2021!

I have served at Lone Prairie Camp every year since 2002 in a wide variety of roles including CLT, Support Staff, Maintenance, Cabin Leader, Boat Driver, “Special Projects” and Program Director. Throughout all my other commitments, the ministry of Lone Prairie Camp has captured my being again and again. I accepted the role of Camp Director in 2012 and consider it a huge honour to serve in this position.

I have been actively involved at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church since High School and have assisted in various capacities including youth sponsoring, teaching Sunday School and ushering.  Between my first and second years of university, I had the privilege of serving street children with ACTION Zambia and ACTION Uganda and then graduated from the University of Alberta in 2010 with a Bachelor in Engineering Physics. Since then, I have completed of my Masters of Divinity degree through The Canadian Baptist Seminary (CBS, part of ACTS) and continue to pursue formal education.

2022 Summer Team

This list does not include the many wonderful volunteers who join us each summer to serve for a few specific weeks.

Camp Coordinator – Drew Owen

I am a student studying immunology at the University of Alberta. I attend Ellerslie Road Baptist Church in Edmonton, and I have been a youth leader there for the past 3 years. I am so excited to be able to have another year serving out at Lone Prairie Camp! LPC has always been a huge part of my life; this will be my 13th summer! I’ve met my closest friends in Christ at camp, and I have been pushed deeper in my faith with each year. It is such a blessing to be able to return for another year of giving back as a staff member. I hope to see God create an environment of love, grace and His presence, as He always has before.

Rec Director – Mary Jensen

My name is Mary Jensen and I am a first year student at Prairie College in Three Hills, AB, where I am studying a diploma in digital media. I love photography, videography, music, and travel. I am excited to serve God at LPC this summer because I know camp can be a huge part of people’s faith journey, and I want to be a part of facilitating a loving, safe, faith centred environment. I also know how stressful running a camp season can be, so I want to help the staff however I can so they can allow God to work through them. From previous experience in Ontario, camp was such a fun place to work and I am excited to make new friends.

Administrative Office Assistant- Ethan Stevenson

This will be my 2nd summer as official staff and I know that God will use me to help bring God’s kingdom down to earth. I love serving out at camp and I really believe that this summer is going to be a special one! God has amazing plans for this summer. I have seen the miracles God has done through Lone Prairie Camp and can not wait to see some more!
I spent this past year in missions, and am excited to see how I can apply what I learned and what I experienced to our ministry here. I know He will do great things and can not wait to see Him change the lives of the campers that come this summer!

Facilities Maintenance Manager – Nick Thiessen

I am super excited to be coming out to camp this summer. I am 19 years old and I have spent this last school year at Capernwray Harbour doing a year of Bible school. This upcoming fall I will be attending the University of Alberta. I enjoy spending time outside playing soccer and going for long runs. I attend Grace Point Church of God. Going to camp was always my favorite part of the summer and I am so excited to share that with the campers in whichever way we can. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us this summer. This summer at camp I am the maintenance guy I am excited for this new challenge.

Lifeguard – Brannagh Phillips

I am a high school student and have spent most of my life swimming. I was even born near a lake! So I am excited to work as a lifeguard at camp this summer! This is my first year doing anything at Lone Prairie Camp as staff. I have never been here as a camper either. So I am very excited to be able to come out. I am excited to make new memories and new friends at Lone Prairie Camp! I hope to help give campers at Lone Prairie Camp an awesome and unforgettable experience! I also hope to have an awesome and unforgettable experience. I enjoy reading, swimming, drawing, listing to music and shopping.

Building Maintenance Man – Nathan Li

I graduated from high school this year and am heading to the University of Toronto next year to study Political Science. I grew up in The Starlight Ministry of Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, but I have been attending Forest City Church for my year away from home in Illinois. I love playing volleyball, spending time in nature, and going out with friends. I have been going to LPC since 2014 and have worked as a volunteer since 2017.
I’m looking forward to creating a summer environment for campers this year similar to what I experienced in years past. I absolutely love LPC and couldn’t be more excited to serve again this summer!

First Aid Attendant – Anna Leismeister

I am a student currently studying at the university of Lethbridge. I am looking forward to helping provide a safe and Christ-centered place for the kids coming to Lone Prairie Camp this summer. I think that the opportunity to serve at a camp is a fantastic experience that I am looking forward to. As a youth I went to various camps with my youth group and attending camp were some of the highlights of my grade 8 through 12 years and I am looking forward to helping provide the experiences I loved with other kids. Children are our future and giving them opportunities to learn about God are some of the most important things we can do for them.

Cabin Leader – Arielle Collins

I am 19 years old and this past year I spent time at Capernwray Harbour Bible College in BC, learning, growing in God’s word and in my relationship with God. I enjoy spending most of my time outside and spending time with my friends playing board games. I also enjoy going for long walks in the park with my family. I am looking forward to serving God this summer, engaging with the kids and teaching them about God. I am looking forward to making a difference in the kids lives just like camp made a difference in my life. This will be my first summer serving at LPC. I am so excited and I can’t wait for the summer to begin!!

Cabin Leader – Jenny Huang

I am graduating high school this year and planning to begin my first year at the University of Alberta. I was raised in a Christian home and grew up attending Edmonton Christian Community Church. I enjoy drawing and playing the piano in my free time as well as volunteering at my church with the children. This will be my first year serving at Lone Prairie Camp and I am so blessed to have this opportunity to grow in Christ and support campers in their relationship with God. I’m so excited to see what God has planned for this summer and I look forward to meeting many amazing people through this experience!

Cabin Leader – Hannah Liu

I am super excited to be serving at Lone Prairie Camp this summer! I just graduated from high school this past year, and am planning on continuing my studies at the University of Alberta this coming fall. I love playing music, reading, and hanging out with my friends! I’ve grown up attending Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, and have had the privilege of serving both in kids ministry as well as on the worship team this year! After volunteering for a week last year, I’m excited to return to Lone Prairie Camp. I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve God in a new way and see what he accomplishes here!

Cabin Leader – Eden Rutto

I’m 18 years old and heading into my second year of university, studying science, in the fall. I attend Ambleside Baptist Church, where I serve in the worship team. As a kid I absolutely loved going to LPC, where I was inspired to grow in my faith due to the positive environment and the supportive staff that showed God’s love. I believe attending camp is a transformative experience, and I’m excited to serve God at camp by leaving a positive impact on others and encouraging campers to grow spiritually, just as I experienced as a camper. I look forward to meeting new people and forming meaningful connections.

Cabin Leader – Isabel Wei

I’m graduating high school and I am about to begin my first year at the University of Toronto. I have been attending Edmonton Christian Community Church for my entire life, and I currently participate in their senior high youth group! I enjoy playing the piano and volunteering in my community in my spare time. I have volunteered with kids at summer camps in the past and truly enjoy being able to spend time with them! This will be my first year serving God at Lone Prairie Camp and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to support the campers! I’m so excited to see what God has in store for the summer!

Cabin Leader – Evelyn Yang

I have recently completed my first year at the University of Alberta where I am studying elementary education. I have attended Good Shepherd Chinese Lutheran Church my whole life and have started helping with the Children’s Ministry. This is my third year at Lone Prairie Camp and I am excited to see how God works through us this year! My past summers at camp have been filled with meaningful conversations and fun as I grow in my relationship with Christ and encourage the campers around me. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve, and I look forward to meeting all the campers, working with the staff, and encountering God this summer!

Cabin Leader – Simon Jacso

I graduated from University of Calgary this April with a degree in accounting. I’m a member of Foundation Baptist Church in Calgary, where I attend every event I can, from Bible studies to men’s prayer breakfasts. I grew up in a family of eight doing all kinds of fun outdoor activities like camping and hiking, but this will be my first time at LPC. The Lord has worked miracles in me and in my life over the past year and a half, and I hope to serve Him faithfully through LPC for the building up of the saints. It is my joy to know God and I’m eager to share this joy with others. I’m excited to see what the Holy Spirit achieves through me!

Cabin Leader – Bernard Li

I’m so excited to be serving as a cabin leader this summer at camp! I’m a rising freshman heading off to Brown University in the States, but I grew up between Alberta and California. Attending Lone Prairie Camp has been one of the most defining moments of my life, and I can’t wait to see how God will change my life this year! I am more than excited to serve God through mentoring and having a great time with campers this summer. I can’t wait to see how God will change my life this year, growing a more intimate relationship with Him, and to make lasting memories and encounters with campers and God!

Cabin Leader – Philip Lin

I graduated high school this past year and am looking forward to heading to Tyndale next year. I have been attending Lansdowne Community Baptist Church since I was 6 and have had the privilege to help with our children’s ministry and youth band. I am excited to be able to cabin lead this year and help campers experience the same transformation I had. I went through all three stages of CLT which not only allowed me to grow in my faith but also create lifelong relationships. I would definitely recommend CLT 1 for any youth that has finished grade 9, or spending some time volunteering after grade 8!

Cabin Leader – Dale Meng

I will be a University of Alberta student this year, going into Education. I grew up at Landsdowne Community Baptist church, and grew closer to God with many friends and mentors. I love doing physical activities outdoors with others such as sports. God has worked throughout my life in many ways such as helping me grow as a person, and I hope to spread his word. I am also extremely excited to be serving at camp for another year, as Lone Prairie Camp is always an amazing place to grow your faith, learn more about God, and also teaching many others about the wonderful lessons in the Bible. I can’t wait for another fantastic summer!

Cabin Leader – Jonathan Shu

I’m from Atlanta Chinese Christian Church Northwest, and I’m super excited to serve at the camp this summer! I really want to help these kids get to know God and build a relationship with Him, and really to prove to them that God is the source of comfort in times of trouble and our savior for all our sins. My primary goal is to serve God and glorify Him through my works, so that He may be lifted up and exalted. I look forward to seeing all the kids and also counselors there and getting to know everyone! Meeting new people is also something I love to do, and I’m also a super open and friendly person! I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Cabin Leader – Aaron Wang

I graduated high school this year, I will be attending the University of Alberta for Sciences with specialization in Psychology. Lone Prairie Camp has been so special for me as my experiences here have made a huge impact with my relationship with Christ. In a time of uncertainty, I desire to bring joy, purpose and hope through real encounters with the Spirit to the next generation of Christians. Ever since I was little, I have loved hanging out with kids, and I am so excited to show them the love that my past leaders have shown me. This will be my eighth year at camp and I am so excited to see how God will move and show himself this summer!