Camp Ministry has been a big part of Ben's life since he was a teenager. While in high school, he began to work at a small, Christian camp in the mountains of North Carolina. The mission of this camp eventually defined his own personal purpose in camp ministry. Offering completely free weeks of camp, the camp had the opportunity to minister to children and teens that would not normally have the opportunity to attend summer camp. He had the opportunity to experience, for the first time in his life, the hardships with which some families struggle. He became aware of the relational carnage that was an everyday part of their lives. For many of the children that attended camp, they were mainly recipients of this carnage. However, he did see an active, personal role that older children and teenagers had in the dysfunction of their homes.
WildHeart Adventure Camp is a tremendous outreach. He loves taking young men to explore the North Woods of Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan. Our campers have the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities in which they would never or rarely have participated. It is through these new experiences, that we have the opportunity to show them our Creator God who loves them. Using the tools of the outdoors, Ben's mission is to share God’s Word with our campers in a way that is fresh and clear.