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Richardson To Lead at Camp Penn

23 Jan 2019 8:37 PM | Jen Burch (Administrator)

Camp and Retreat Ministries of the Susquehanna Conference are thrilled to announce that Sam Richardson has been hired as the new Director of Camp Penn.  

Sam Richardson is from Bradford, Pennsylvania, where he grew up as an active member of the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. Sam attended Edinboro University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education. After spending his summers working at Wesley Woods Camp & Conference Center during college, Sam joined the year-round staff at Wesley Woods as the Program and Marketing Director in 2013. He and his wife, Sara, met and were married in the chapel at Wesley Woods.

In 2016, Sam and Sara started the Camp to Camp project. They had both experienced the transformative power of Christian camping in their own lives and wanted to share the value of this ministry with as many people as possible. Over two years, they traveled to camps around the country, working alongside and learning from other camping professionals. They shared their experiences through a blog and YouTube channel and collected footage for a short-form documentary highlighting the amazing stories of camp. During this time, they also built a creative content business providing marketing services, design, photography, and virtual tours to camps and other nonprofits.

Sam believes that Christian camping is an amazing opportunity to offer people a safe place to explore their faith, seek answers to big life questions, and learn to trust others. Even after growing up in a Christian home, camp was the place he learned what it really meant to know Jesus and follow His path. Sam is excited to be joining the dynamic team of camping professionals and volunteers in the Susquehanna Conference and work hard to honor to legacy of Camp Penn.

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