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The counselors and support staff at Deerfoot Lodge share a genuine sense of purpose and God-given mission.  This is what makes camp special, and has been from the very start.  Our system of leadership and of sharing God’s word is designed to align with the needs of boys:  Rather than stand up and teach a large group, our counselors live alongside the boys at camp and demonstrate, one relationship at a time, what living for the Lord is about.  They are hard working, well trained, and committed to the mission of Deerfoot Lodge.

Trained to Serve

Deerfoot staff undergo thorough screening, including a multi-page application, reference checks, background checks, and in interview with the camp Director.  Once accepted they spend 3 weeks before camp begins training in wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, backcountry skills, and most of all in preparing their own hearts to be used by the Lord.


Deerfoot’s summer staff members are not professionals; whether kitchen staff, maintenance, or elsewhere.  They are simply well trained, hard-working young men who have a lot in common with the boys they lead and mentor.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Scroll below to learn more about the leaders of Deerfoot Adirondack

Craig & Michelle Boronow


Chief Craig is a Lone Eagle, a longtime camper and staffer and he recently completed a master’s degree at Cairn University Theological Seminary. Chief Craig met Michelle while they were undergraduates at Wheaton College and the two have served together in camp ministry for the last 12 years. They are parents to Milo and Juniper.

Ken & Stephanie Hoffman


Ken is in his 23rd year serving as the Facility Manager in the Adirondacks. Stephanie serves as our Office Manager and Registrar. Both Ken and Stephanie are active members of the Wells Volunteer Fire Co. The Hoffmans are parents to Shelby and James.

Sally & Mitch Baum


Sally is our Adirondacks Camp Health Center Manager. A licensed RN in Pennsylvania and New York, Sally returns this year for her 12th season. Mitch, a longtime staff member, oversees special needs food prep in our kitchen. Sally and Mitch are parents to Nathan, Jonah, and Candice.

Shawn & Erica Barnett


Chef Shawn returns for his 17th year as Director of Food service at Deerfoot Lodge Adirondacks. A Lone Eagle and longtime camper and staff member, Shawn is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Erica helps to oversee the management of food allergies at camp. Shawn and Erica reside in Illinois and are the parents of Austin, Ethan, and Elise.

Ron & Anne Mackey


A Lone Eagle and longtime camper and staff, Chief Ron serves as Executive Director, overseeing the ministry at both Deerfoot Adirondacks and Blue Ridge sites. Chief Ron is an ordained minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is married to Anne, who provides administrative support. Ron and Anne are parents to Emily, Abi, Sam, and Grace.

Staff Video Introductions

Click to view interviews with ADK staff leaders Chief Craig, Chief Ken, and Chief Shawn.

Interested in serving at Deerfoot Lodge ADK? Click here to learn more about seasonal opportunities

Deerfoot Lodge Adirondacks operates as Deerfoot Lodge Camps, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Christian Camps Inc. which is a 501c3 not-for profit corporation formed in 1930. To learn more about Christian Camps Inc. and the Board of Directors, click here.