My name is Joel Armes, I’m married (Katie) with a son (Jonah). I enjoy cooking, being out in nature, and playing softball. I work at Mountain Christian Church at the Abingdon Campus as the Kid's Pastor. Before working in ministry, I taught 3rd grade in Harford County. Spending time at Indian Lake Camp is always a highlight of the summer.
My name is Jennifer Dillman. My husband, Brian, and I are parents to an amazing 10 year old boy named Landon. We also have two dogs, one Yellow Lab named Blake and a Golden Retriever named Apollo. Apollo is not just a normal family pet, he is Landon’s autism service dog. Read More
We are active members of Vibrant Christian Church in York Haven, PA. Our church was previously known as Capital Area Christian Church. Our entire family has a passion for kids and God. 2017 was my first year at Indian Lake Camp. I fell in love with camp the very first night I was there. Spending time with kids worshiping God in the great outdoors was a life changing experience. In 2018 I had the wonderful honor of being Dean for camp Candy at Indian Lake. I can’t pick just one favorite part of camp that week, there are so many. Some of my favorite times are small group breakouts, mail call, and worship time! Seeing all the kids let go of everything, join arms and praise God was the most wonderful feeling! I think of those kids every day! I miss them all so much! My husband, Brian had an opportunity to come for a few days of camp last year. He saw such a transformation in the campers in a short time, he said he wanted to come back again for the whole week! This year a dear friend of mine, Kaila, has decided to join me as co-dean. We are so excited for all the amazing activities we have planned. We hope you can join us for the best week of summer! See you at camp!
I’ve been serving at Indian Lake since 2008 in various roles. I currently serve as the Kids Pastor at Mountain Christian Church - Bel Air Campus and have been serving in Kids Ministry since 1997. I am married to my husband, Jeff, and we have two college age girls, and a super cute cockapoo dog. Read More
I love the relationships that form at camp, the crazy fun and most importantly, how campers experience God in fresh ways! I head to the beach or outdoors every chance I can get for fun in the sun. I look forward to serving your kids at “the best week of summer” this year at camp!
I’ve been attending church camp in Georgia since I was 10 years old all the way through high school and had the honor of serving as a camp counselor since I was 14 for elementary students. Read More
Some of my best memories are from attending and serving at camp! I moved to Maryland in May of 2017 to join the Mountain Kids Staff at Mountain Christian Church, and I loved my first year at Indian Lake. I am passionate about kid’s ministry and partnering with parents so that families can grow closer together and closer to God. I’m happily married to my husband Zach, I love Mexican food, and spending time with friends and family.
My name is Nadya. I was born in Russia and moved with my family to Baltimore in 2002. I am an alum of Indian Lake Camp and was a camper every summer since 2nd grade! My life was immensely impacted every summer. Not only did I make new friendships, but I grew a stronger and deeper relationship with God every year! Read More
I am passionate about serving in children's ministry, with current experience as a Sunday school teacher and previous opportunities to direct Vacation Bible School and co-lead children's camps. My desire and passion is for the children to make new friendships and memories, while learning more about who God is, how He loves and cares for us! I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us this year at Beyond Belief! See you soon!"
Camp has been a major part of my life since I was in the 1st grade. I have lead at camp weeks for nearly 20 years and I am exciting to be leading my 13th year at Indian Lake. Camp has always been and will continue to be my favorite week of the year! Read More
I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky and have been doing ministry in Maryland for the last 13 years. I currently lead the Kids Ministry staff at Mountain Christian Church. I am happily married to Cole and we have 2 kiddos; Alex who is 9 and Gabe who is 7.
If you want to strike up a conversation with Russ, mention trucks, tractors or CAMP!! He loves connecting kids to God and the zip line....sometimes that happens all at the same time. He has counseled weeks of elementary camp and middle school camp enjoying the relationships that are formed and the Bible teaching that happens at camp. Russ is co-deaning the Middle School & High School week of camp, August 11-16.
I have been working in children's ministry since 1989. I have been a staff member or dean of Ice Breakers for the better part of the last 15 years. Currently, I am the elementary age ministry leader at Severn Christian Church where I have been a member since 1987. Read More
I serve as a deacon there as well. I love sharing the bible with children in such a way that they can relate to it in their own lives. Children are not given enough credit for their ability to understand and participate in the mission of the Lord's church. It is critical for us as leaders to help our children to develop their own relationships with Christ. It is an incredible honor and a privilege given to us by God to show children how much Jesus loves them and wants to be an intricate part of their everyday lives.
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Jesus, teaching, drama, and kids are the driving passions in my life! I am so grateful that God has taken these things and combined them for me in such a magnificent way. I have been a volunteer with the kids' ministry at Mountain Christian Church for the last 15 years since I moved to Maryland. Read More
I am a state certified teacher and have been teaching in public and private school settings for over 20 years, serving both kids and adults. I have decades of experience in drama and dance and have participated in the production of dozens of musicals and plays, by performing, directing, and as choreographer. I am a Jesus lover who understands the power of drama as a tool for telling the stories of God's truths, developing a sense of community, and allowing for emotional and spiritual growth. Come join us for a great week of drama camp!
When I was 8 years old, I signed up for my first overnight summer camp. I had never been to a camp before. My mom and uncles told me time and time again about their camp memories. I just couldn’t wait to make some of my own and experience everything they spoke so fondly about.Read More
When it came time for camp, my mom couldn’t make my bunk, drop off my suitcase, and let me loose any sooner! From singing to slip n slides, memory verses to dining hall chants, late night cabin memories, and new relationships, that week changed my life. That week was Ice Breakers I at Indian Lake in 1999. My faith became MINE that week and every summer after that, it did a little bit more each time. Because of these special memories, fun counselors, new friends, and wonderful Deans, I couldn’t wait for summer camp. Throughout middle school, I was at camp more weeks in the summer than I was my own home. It molded my faith as a kid and continues as an adult. I was sad when the day came where I was too old to be a camper but then realized I could be a counselor some day. With too many weeks of camp as a counselor to count, I can say camp is still the BEST part of my summer. I want every kid to be given the opportunity to experience all the greatness that camp brought me. I don’t know where I would be without it. It is my passion to build that same faith in God’s children through togetherness at camp.