June 13, 2012
The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that Michael Douglass of Freedom, New Hampshire, has been named the next executive director of Camp Bishopswood.
Mike comes to Bishopswood with a strong background in year-round and summer camp ministry, middle and high school education, and marketing and development. He will join the staff in early fall.
Speaking on behalf of the Bishopswood Board of Trustees and the Search Committee, Board Co-President Robert A. Johnston expressed his enthusiasm for Mike’s candidacy, “We feel that Mike is the perfect person to continue the wonderful ministry that is Camp Bishopswood. His strong background in residential camping and teaching, combined with his boundless enthusiasm and strength of character will allow him to be an outstanding leader for many years to come.”
The Search Committee engaged in an extensive nationwide search that attracted an exceptionally strong group of applicants.
With a BA in behavioral science from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Education from Plymouth State University, Mike served as a year-round program director at Calumet Lutheran Camp and Conference Center in New Hampshire for five years and as a math teacher in two New Hampshire public schools.
Mike is quick to share his passion for camp ministry, “As a young camper at church camp and at boy scout camp, I knew I would always be involved with camp. I believe that camp is an amazing vehicle for children and youth to develop a relationship with God and become part of a community that supports them.”
We look forward to welcoming Mike to the camp community this summer.