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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.

2021 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 2 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 12th 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. Even in the face of COVID, I am so grateful to be able to work at LPC again; I can’t wait to see what God has in store!

Rec Director – Amy Li

I am a second year student studying immunology at the University of Alberta. I attend Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, where I lead Sunday School for elementary age kids, and in the last year have started youth leading. I am very excited to be serving out at Lone Prairie Camp this summer, because it has been so impactful in my own life and I hope that I can facilitate the same experience for campers and CLTs. This will be my second year as a staff member at LPC and my tenth year attending! I am super pumped to reach campers in a way we weren’t able to last summer and further His Kingdom. Excited to see what the Lord accomplishes this summer!

Facilities Maintenance Head – Corbin Gengenbach

I am currently going into the second year of a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Briercrest College and Seminary located in Caronport, Saskatchewan. You can usually find me playing some sort of sports with friends and enjoying the outdoors. I am pumped to work at camp this summer because Lone Prairie has been such an awesome place for me to grow in my faith and make memories with new friends! I hope that I am able to give kids the same opportunities that I was given as a child here at LPC. I went through all three stages of CLT and would highly recommend considering it for any youth that is old enough to apply!

Lifeguard – Gabe Liu

My name is Gabe and I am excited to work at camp this summer as the lifeguard! I am excited to hang out with the youth and encourage them to get to know Jesus better! Next year, I plan on entering the University of Alberta for a degree in Honours Biochemistry. I also love working with youth and am part of the non-profit Music Unbounded where I teach the cello. I have 2 years of lifeguarding experience at the YMCA, and can’t wait for activities such as tubing and canoeing. I love spending time outdoors, and frequently camp in places such as Banff. I hope to have a fantastic summer and an even greater time spent with God!

Facilities Maintenance Man – Tim Maclure

I graduated high school this past year and going forward I will be heading off to the University of Alberta for Engineering. I have attended Ellerslie Road Baptist Church for my whole life and I have had the privilege of being a leader in the youth group. Lone Prairie Camp is one of my favourite places in the world and I’m so excited to head out for my first year as a staff! My experiences at camp played a huge role in defining my relationship with Christ and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to facilitate those interactions in whatever way I can for a future generation. It’s awesome that I have the chance to pay my experiences forward.

First Aid Attendant – JJ Walter

I grew up going to Laurier Heights Baptist Church, but in the last couple of years I have also gotten involved at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church as a youth sponsor! Next year I will be starting my third year of biological sciences at the University of Alberta and am hoping to apply to medical school the year after. This is my fourth summer out at camp and every summer I have been out has been deeply impactful to me relationally and spiritually. I am excited to be involved in the camp’s ministry this year and hope that God will work through me in the lives of the campers the way that He has in mine!

Boat Driver – Tomas Walter

I’m a graduating high school student helping at Lone Prairie Camp (LPC) this summer as a cabin leader. This will be my third year at LPC and my first year as a cabin leader. I grew up attending Laurier Heights Baptist Church, a small church in West Edmonton, however over the past two years I have been involved in many Ellerslie Road Baptist Church events such as youth group. During COVID I was glad to still be able to help with a few different projects on-site. I know that by serving at LPC this summer I can make an impact on the people that pass through here. After the summer I’m going to be studying Engineering at the University of Alberta.

Cabin Leader – Jane Joh

The world that kids are growing up into is uncertain but I believe that Jesus gives us hope and a meaning for life. It is God’s grace that sustains me daily, and I am thrilled to be part of a team that shares the life-saving Good News. I am studying linguistics at the University of Alberta, and as a leader at The Gathering Church youth, I realized that teaching and loving God’s children brings me immense joy. During CLT 1, I reflected upon my life and core values for the first time and I’m excited to share my testimony this summer because Lone Prairie Camp is a place where campers can experience the living God and build memories to treasure.

Cabin Leader – Jenny Lee

I am currently studying computer science at the University of Alberta and have found my home church at Lansdowne Community Baptist Church. I have participated in previous summer camps held by the City of Edmonton and my church and have found that I enjoy working with kids and families in a fun-filled environment. This will be my first year serving God at LPC, and I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity. I am excited to strengthen and grow my faith with everyone else. I enjoy drawing, and swimming and I’ve been told I have a knack for making puns. Let’s see what God has planned for this summer!

Cabin Leader – Jack Pedersen

I am in my last year of high school and want to give back for all the wonderful works God has done in my life. I am excited to serve God this summer at camp and to have fun while doing so. I recently started to attend Ellerslie Road Baptist Church. I also participate in the senior high youth that is provided by Ellerslie Road Baptist Church. I am going to MacEwan in the fall of 2021 to study Bachelor Of Commerce. I look forward to being able to serve God and Jesus at camp and just being able to make a differnce in someone else’s life. This will be my first year serving at camp and I can not wait for it!

Cabin Leader – Ethan Stevenson

I am excited to serve out at camp this summer and to get kids engaged in learning and growing their relationship with God. I am extremely passionate about youth and spreading God’s love to all. I also have many skills revolving around technology which I believe will be a great asset to help keep things at camp running as smooth as can be. This will be my 10th year out at camp, so I am extremely excited to finally be a full part of the team. Despite the new challenges we may face due to the pandemic, I still believe that this summer will be a special very one that will impact the lives of many. Looking forward to an amazing summer!

Cabin Leader – Nick Thiessen

I am super excited to be coming out to camp this summer. I am 18 years old from Edmonton and am about to graduate from J Percy Page High School. I enjoy spending time outside and going for long runs. I have also become quite a decent golfer as this was the best way to spend time with friends during the pandemic. I attend Grace Point Church of God and this winter I ran the online streaming of the service. Going to camp was always my favorite part of the summer and I am so excited to hopefully 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.

Cabin Leader – Thomas Wang

I just graduated from Harry Ainlay High School this year and am looking forward to going to MacEwan for University next year. I have been attending Ellerslie Road Baptist Church since grade 8 and have grown to learn more about God while making lots of amazing friends along the way. I was also blessed to be able able to serve in kids ministry as well as become a youth leader in youth group. I believe that serving at camp would be an amazing experience and that I would be blessed to able to help serve the kids that would come out this summer to have a fun time as well as learn more about Christ. I am super excited to serve at camp this summer!

Facility Staff – Noah Lehman

I grew up on a farm outside of New Norway and I went to New Norway E Free Church for about 8 years now and I also went to Solid Rock Church for about 4 years. I like going to church and enjoy going there to get the last news or to talk to people. I can’t wait to see what God throws at me, how God will start changing stuff in my life…and can’t wait to come back next year. I went to Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute and I am going back there for a second year. I would like prayer to read my bible more and also for confidence to talk to kids that need praying.

Support Staff – Eric Cui

I have finished my first year of engineering at the University of Toronto, and I grew up at South Edmonton Alliance Church, but recently I have been attending Lansdowne Community Baptist Church. For as long as I can remember, both as a camper and staff, camp was a place to focus on God and grow closer to him, as well as a loving community to surround myself with for the summer. This is my fourth year staffing at Lone Prairie Camp, and as impactful as camp has been on my life, I am thrilled to serve here and help campers make the same lasting memories and encounters with God that I was blessed with.