Since 1930, Deerfoot Lodge has been led by men and women with a passion for the mission to build godly men. After a decade of turning away boys because of capacity limits, we’re in a new era of growth as we open our second camp in North Carolina.

Deerfoot Lodge Adirondacks (NY) and Deerfoot Lodge Blue Ridge (NC) operate as Deerfoot Lodge Camps, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Christian Camps Inc. which is a 501c3 not-for profit corporation formed in 1930.

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.

Craig & Michelle Boronow


Chief Craig serves as Summer Camp Director of Deerfoot Lodge Adirondacks in Speculator, NY. He is a Lone Eagle, a longtime camper and staff 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.

Nick & Martha Dotti


Chief Nick serves as Summer Camp Director of Deerfoot Lodge Blue Ridge, NC. He is a Lone Eagle, and longtime camper/staff. He even met his wife, Martha at a Deerfoot Work Weekend. Prior to joining the Deerfoot team, Chief Nick served for 20 years in the US Army Special Forces. Martha serves as the Registrar and Office Manager for Deerfoot Lodge Blue Ridge. Nick and Martha are parents to Maggie, John, and Cate.

Mitch & Sally 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.

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.

Vic & Vicki Hamer


Vicki is our Blue Ridge Camp Health Center Manager. She is an emergency room nurse and a Certified Pediatric Nurse. She’s volunteered at the ADK camp for 4 years in the Health Center. Her sons, Drew and Luke, son-in-law, and grandson are all Deerfooters. Her husband Vic is a retired waterfowl biologist.

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.

Dave & Kristen Tilley


Dave Tilley joined the Deerfoot Blue Ridge Team as the Facility Manager in 2019. Dave is a camper dad, work weekend volunteer and Lone Eagle who started at Deerfoot as a camper, became a counselor, and then a Section Chief. He lives in Ashburn, VA with his wife Kristen and their three children; Luke(10), Caroline(9), and Kate(7).

Dean ‘Wazican’ & Lee Dover


Dean (‘Wazi’) and Lee return to the Deerfoot mission at Blue Ridge after living overseas being a support to their oldest son’s family. Wazi, the youngest guide in the first Guide Program at Deerfoot, was also a long time camper, counselor, a Lone Eagle and ran the camp kitchen for 25 years (yes, he created the world famous ‘wazi-spice’). He is married to Lee also known as ‘Mama Lee’ who was at Deerfoot for 22 summers running the camp store for 19 of those years. They have 3 sons, Jordan, Austin, and Tucker each who were campers and went through the Guide Program.

Board of Directors

Christian Camps Inc.

James H. Barnes III

Lone Eagle, Ed.D, President, Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN

James Y. Boland

Partner, Venable LLP, Oakton, VA

Brian Gill

Lone Eagle, Teacher/Coach Mt. Greylock Reg., Williamstown, MA

Ted Harro

Founder, Noonday Ventures, Palatine, IL

Sanford D. Hull

D.Min.-Pastor, Jenkintown, PA

Brent C. Karner

Lone Eagle, President, Clear Lake Furniture, Ludlow, VT

Garret Larsen

Lone Eagle, President & CEO, Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center, Livingston, TX

James M. Larsen

Senior Member, President, Bridgeport National Bindery Inc., Agawam, MA

Jeffrey F. Littauer

Lone Eagle, President, Highland Machine Works LLC, Hendersonville, NC

Richard S. Magee

Senior Member, Sc.D.-Engineering Consultant, Florham Park, NJ

Steve T. Min

Corporate Attorney, Wyckoff, NJ

James S. Oehrig

Lone Eagle, VP of Integral Mission, American Leprosy Missions, Taylors, SC

Erich Rupprecht

Team Member, Community Church Planting, Charlotte, NC

Herbert P. Schenkel

Retired Business Owner, Macungie, PA

Greg Welsh

Lone Eagle, Founding Partner, OAK Engineering, Charlotte, NC

James E. Vander Mey

Senior Member, Lone Eagle, Ph.D., CEO, Aergility LLC. Dunnellon, FL

Emeritus Members

Evan Davis & James Lane