The Procter Center staff and board of directors welcomes Andrea Foote as the Interim Camp Director for Procter Camp.
Andrea credits rich moments spent in camp community, as a camper, counselor, and director, as well as youth ministry, in the Diocese of California as pivotol formation experiences in her life. This is just one reason why she values camp ministry.
“Summer camp and youth ministry communities have molded me into the leader and person I am today,” she says. “As a camper I learned self reliance with backpacking skills, trust through paddling a canoe with a partner, and felt a palpable faith community different from any church I’d attended. I cultivated effective communication skills and practiced vulnerability through sharing in a small group. My first job was at St. Dorothy’s as a junior counselor and kitchen crew member. Attending and staffing “Happenings” challenged me to explore my faith and I put that faith into action when leading a camp staff. I call on the skills I learned at camp daily.”
Andrea adds, “Procter Summer Camp has a strong reputation in the Episcopal camp network. I am excited to learn the history and traditions of this community, and build the future together with campers, counselors and the people of the Diocese of Southern Ohio.”
After graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara Andrea followed a call to camp ministry as the Camp Director at The Bishop’s Ranch. Before moving to Ohio, Andrea served on the Diocese of California staff coordinating youth and young adult ministry in the Bay Area. In her free time Andrea practices yoga, plays rugby for the Cincinnati Kelts, experiments with new recipes, and enjoys hiking and camping with her wife Maggie and their dog Jasper.
Andrea will convene a task force to look at all things camp so that we can serve more children and have them experience the wonder of God at camp. Please let Procter Executive Director Amy Boyd or Andrea know if you are interested in serving on the task force. We welcome your input.
Please join us in welcoming Andrea to our Diocese. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Boyd serves as Executive Director of Procter Center. Contact her at email@example.com.