Procter Center is pleased to announce that Andrea Foote has accepted the full-time position of Director of Camp and Youth Ministry for the diocese. She will be based out of Procter and will report to Procter executive director Amy Boyd.
While serving as interim camp director, Andrea has done great job this past year listening and learning about Procter Summer Camp and the traditions that are held dear, while at the same time taking a critical look at the program to make sure that we are relevant for the campers that we are serving going forward. A Camp Visioning Committee was created this year and they will be finishing up their work this fall with a report due to the Procter Board in December. Many new ideas were tested this summer and the program will continue to evolve. One big change that is coming is to create a wider age range for some of the weeks at camp. Having only one week that a child can attend has created a barrier for many families. By expanding the age ranges we will be able to serve more campers at Procter.
Andrea shared that she is delighted to join the Procter staff as the Director of Camp and Youth Ministry. “This summer, Procter Camp welcomed 369 campers to a joyful community as we engaged the theme ‘Everyone who thirsts come to the waters.’ I was blessed to get to know longtime counselors, campers and family campers, and I look forward to building on these relationships in the years to come, as we create communities of faith and love in Southern Ohio.
I view Diocesan Youth Ministry as a complement to parochial programs, and summer camp as an integral part of childhood development and lifelong faith formation. In the coming weeks and months I will spend time getting to know folks in our diocese who work with youth, to gain understanding of the youth ministry that is underway, and how we can best support the congregations and provide resources. Please also feel free contact me to have a coffee, lunch or chat on the phone! I look forward to engaging our youth and camp communities together!”
You can reach Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.Please join me in welcoming Andrea into the embrace of our diocese. She is a blessing to us and I look forward to our good work together.
Amy Boyd serves as Executive Director of Procter Center. You can contact her at email@example.com.