Leadership Team


So, who owns and runs Camp Cherith – Lanark? The answer: a team of amazing volunteers! We love camp, and plan for camp all year round. We come from various professional backgrounds and represent a number of different churches and denominations. We are united by our statement of faith and our mutual love for the Camp Cherith ministry.

Our job is to:

  • Make plans for the upcoming summer, including dates, themes, budgets, menus, and activities
  • Make sure feedback, suggestions, and issues are resolved in a timely and professional manner
  • Deal with administrative issues like insurance, banking, and association memberships
  • Plan year-round camp events like staff training, reunions and fundraisers
  • Make long term plans so that camp remains a fun and effective ministry for many years to come!

2015 Board of Directors

John Laughland
Kim Ziebell
Registrar, Vice President
Charles de Grasse
Past President
Debbie de Grasse
Financial Secretary
Black Bear
Dave Johnston
(Black Bear)
Property Management
Barbara Johnston
Camp Operations
Sarah Logan
Staff Liaison
Kevin Lam

2015 Summer Camp Directors

Our camp directors are carefully chosen and work closely with the entire leadership team. Each director manages the staff, administration, and program for one of our five weeks of camp. Our directors are mature Christians who are passionate about youth ministry and have a background in ministry, administration, and/or management, and training is provided through our Director-In-Training program as well as resources provided by Pioneer Clubs. Our directors are volunteers, too!