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


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




All directors are unpaid and serve as volunteers.  Interested in joining the board of directors? Start by serving on a committee!

Don Blakeslee

Director of Groundskeeping

Co-Director of Renovations


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.

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.


Board Member

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.

Jeremy Schenk

Executive Director

Director of Administration and Finance

Jeremy was previously the Business Administrator of a multi-million dollar medical practice, and but stepped down to pursue God's calling him 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.

Kimberly strickland


Shawn Blakeslee

Director of Outreach

Shawn is the founder of Fit For Life Ministries, the parent organization of The Camp at Findley.


Having grown up attending and working at Camp Findley, Shawn has felt the calling to continue its ministry for the next generation.  His vision is to share the transformative power of Christ with others through a combined program of spiritual and physical wellness.  


Board Member

Dave’s career began as a high school music teacher and evolved into the insurance business, where Dave worked 37 years as an agency owner with offices in New York and Pennsylvania before retirement in 2016.  Currently Dave serves as choir director at the Findley Lake United Methodist Church and bass guitarist in the praise band.

With experience as a member of many boards of church and community groups, Dave is an asset in business management and the future management of this camp ministry.

David Cooke

Board Member

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.


Co-Director of Renovations

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 


Don Blakeslee and Shenley Schenk


Committee Members

Mark Gillings

Christina Kauffman

The Camp at Findley

2334 Sunnyside Rd, Findley Lake, NY 14724

Phone: (716) 769-7146

Fax: 716-769-7398

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