ABOUT US

Founded in 1936, Camp Findley has a storied history as a place where groups and individuals can get away from their regular lives to a place of fun and excitement, relaxation and renewal.  A part of the Findley Lake community, the camp is situated in the village on 150 acres of forest and waterfront with lodge style housing and facilities for indoor activities and gatherings.  

In March 2018, the Camp Findley property was sold to new ownership, a local nonprofit.  The new leadership team of The Camp at Findley, The Board of Directors, plans to continue to run the property as a destination for camping, retreats, weddings, and other gatherings.  We have a vested interest in ensuring that Camp Findley continues its Christian ministry in Western New York and Western PA.  

 

The Board of Directors of The Camp at Findley is comprised of nine members; we are from four different denominations, four local communities,  and two generations. We have One vision: Spiritual transformation of lives through Christ’s love for every man, woman, and child.  Our mission is to develop the camp to be a safe and inviting place for the community, with programming that encourages mental, physical, and spiritual growth in every individual.

 

The Board of Directors aims to create a regional awareness for the Camp Findley facilities through community events and the development of the camp’s facilities as a regional attraction.  Drawing on an extensive network for volunteer and fiscal support, our goals include maintaining and renovating camp facilities to support its continued ministry in Western New York.  

MISSION

To be a safe and inviting place for the community, with programming that encourages mental, physical, and spiritual growth in every individual

VISION

Spiritual transformation of lives through Christ’s love for every man, woman, and child.

 

 
 

MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

All board members are unpaid and serve as volunteers. 

Interested in joining the board of directors? Start by serving on a committee!

To learn more about committees click here:

Brad and amy allen

Board Member

Brad and Amy are the Camp at Findley's newest board members.

Dr Roger Brumagin

Board Member

A former Research Associate with Hammermill Paper Company and faculty member of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Roger is now semi-retired. 

 

He resides in Erie, PA, with his wife Debbie and serves as the organist of the Glenwood United Methodist Church.  Roger first attended the former Camp Findley as a camper in 1964 and over the years has been, among other things, a camper, a counselor, a weekend retreat host, a board member of the former Camp Findley – and now as a board member of The Camp at Findley.

These grounds hold special significance in Roger’s life, for it was here that he accepted Christ as his Savior, was baptized, and where he proposed to Debbie.

Barb Cooper

Chair of Marketing & Outreach Committee

Barbara Cooper has lived in the Findley Lake area since 1996. For many years she has led and continues to serve in many capacities at the Findley Lake Church, the SCS PTO, and the Findley Lake Rec Committee to name a few. 

Barb has owned and operated Village Photography since 1987 and Cooper Rentals since 2009. Her quiet time with the Lord comes from serving at The Camp by mowing, light maintenance, cleaning, working in the kitchen, fundraising, etc.. "It doesn't seem like work when it's for our Lord". 

Psalm 100:2   Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

GORDON POST

Chair of Legal Committee

Gordon is the Owner & President of Post Apple Scientific, Inc.  Gordon has been involved in leadership at Findley Lake United Methodist Church, where he has served for over 20 years as Lay Leader and has been the Lay Member to Annual Conference since 1993.  Gordon has been intimately involved with Camp Findley, serving on the Board of Directors from 2007-2010, and volunteering at the camp for many years.

SHENLEY Schenk

Co-Chair of Facilities Committee

Don Blakeslee

Co-Chair of Facilities Committee

Treasurer

Don resides in Findley Lake, NY and served as the Camp Findley Director and Maintenance Manager for over 30 years.  Don provides a wealth of knowledge concerning the management of a camp facility and programs.  Don will not only lend his experience to the strategic planning process, but also aid in day-to-day operations and decisions to ensure smooth operations.

David Cooke

Chair of Programming Committee

Secretary

Dave is in his eighth year serving as pastor of Findley Lake United Methodist Church. He is a homeowner in the community, where he also serves as the Chaplain of the Findley Lake Fire Department.

 

As a lifelong camper at Findley, Dave has a passion to help lead the ministry into a new future. He has attended Family Bible Camp (FBC) all of his life and currently serves on the FBC Board. In previous years, he has served in a variety of roles at FBC including Director of the Middle School, Senior High and Young Adult programs.

mark gillings

Chair of Volunteers Committee

Mark resides in Findley Lake, NY and served on the steering committee for Friends of Findley, an all volunteer support group for the camp when it was still under the ownership of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Mark worked in construction management for 43 years and has volunteered on recovery and rebuild missions for five years including team leadership roles.  Mark has also served on administrative boards, board of trustees, and maintenance and grounds committees for churches in the past.

Mark will lend his construction management experience, volunteer leadership, and church administration experience to the board and daily operation/maintenance of the camp. 

All Mark’s children attended camp at Camp Findley and his vision is to keep The Camp at Findley actively expanding God”s kingdom as it serves the surrounding area through retreats, summer camps and other creative programming and to see Christ transform the lives of future generations of children that will attend the camp.

Jeremy Schenk

Executive Director

Chair of Administration & Finance Committee

Jeremy was previously the Business Administrator of a multi-million dollar medical practice, but stepped down to pursue God's calling elsewhere.  He currently is a stay-at-home father to four children, where he fills the roles of farmer, baker, chef, cleaner, teacher, philosopher.  

Since his youth, Jeremy attended and worked at Camp Findley as part of the summer staff and later with Friends of Findley.  He was a founding member of Fit For Life Ministries in 2013.  Jeremy has seen firsthand the transformative impact of Christian camping and retreats at Camp Findley.  The future is bright if its vision is oriented towards the perfection of Christ.

Facilities Committee

The Facilities Committee is responsible for grounds keeping, facilities maintenance, and interior and exterior project planning, renovations and execution. Contact for those interested in getting involved. 

Shenley Schenk at Shenley@thecampatfindley.com 

Chair

Don Blakeslee and Shenley Schenk

 

Committee Members

Mark Gillings

Christina Kauffman

 

Marketing & Outreach Committee

The Marketing & Outreach Committee description coming soon...

Chair

Barb Cooper

 

Committee Members

Lauren Schenk

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee description coming soon...

Chair

Dave Cooke

 

Committee Members

Administration & finance committee

The Administration & Finance Committee description coming soon...

Chair

Jeremy Schenk

 

Committee Members

Brad Allen

Volunteers Committee

The Volunteers Committee description coming soon...

Chair

Mark Gillings

 

Committee Members

Amy Allen

Legal Committee

The Legal Committee description coming soon...

Chair

Gordon Post

 

Committee Members

The Camp at Findley is a registered name of Fit For Life Ministries, Inc, a NYS 501(c)3.

The Camp at Findley / Fit For Life Ministry is a Christian organization, run by a volunteer board of directors with the shared vision of the camp as:

  • Continuing in its ministry to Christian groups, as a place to gather for worship, learning, and fellowship

  • Providing programming to enrich the lives of those in and around our community

  • Being available to all groups and people as a place to host a retreat, a family gathering, or a a personal getaway.

LEGAL Structure and Ownership

The Camp at Findley

2334 Sunnyside Rd, Findley Lake, NY 14724

Phone: (716) 769-7146

Fax: 716-769-7398

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