Staff & Leadership

Camp Nathanael Staff

Executive Director: Mark Watkins

Administrator: Peg Mason

Board of Directors

Chairman - Dave Groeneweg
Treasurer - Peggy Berndt
Vice Chair - Matt Banker
Secretary - Donna Harper

Jeff Wells
Jonah Figueiredo
Nate Larson
Nick Johnson
Lynn Zwiers
Randy Ralston
Megan Rognrud


Summer Staff

Summer programming and noncom training and mentoring is lead by a small team of staff members, most of whom are former noncoms themselves.


At Camp Nathanael we call the young men that devote their summer to lead cabins and participate on dish and ground crew Noncoms (i.e. non-commissioned officers). They raise support to be able to serve at camp each summer. Noncoms spend two weeks in intensive training and then are mentored and coached as they serve in a variety of roles through the summer. Spending a week at camp as a camper is a ton of fun, but spending a summer as a noncom is literally life-changing.

Learn more at the Camp Noncom site:

Freshman Work Crew

Guys who are entering ninth grade and above may apply to serve on Freshman Work Crew. FWC is a one week volunteer position serving on either dish crew or grounds crew. Most FWC members also attend a week as a camper.


Click the button below to apply for a position or to log into your account if you have already applied.