Blast Day Camp Mission Team

Every mission needs a team and here is the team that will be crews Blast Day Camp:

Mission Commander – Nancy

Hi!  My name is Nancy Hoover and I will be serving as Mission Commander for Blast camp this summer.  I will be leading the Program Team who will work directly with campers on a day-to-day basis, developing the themes and activities, and meeting with you face-to-face on a daily basis.  I am also involved with Black Rock Outdoor education.

I am a teacher, currently teaching at Anchor Christian Academy, a University Model school.  I also participate as a Living Historian sharing outdoor and hearth cooking techniques.  I began working with Black Rock’s Outdoor Education program in the fall of 2015.  I love hands-on education and activities with children, and especially enjoy sharing new experiences with them.  One of my favorite activities at Black Rock is Creek Studies, and I enjoy participating in archery!

Pilot – Kat

Hello! My name is Kat Clark and I am very excited to be serving this summer as the Blast Day Camp Assistant Director!! I will be working with Nancy and the rest of the program team, helping facilitate the programs that the campers will participate in daily.

I am a teacher in the Harrisburg School District, and have been there for the last 4 years. I also have a minor in Youth Ministries. Working with students has always been my passion, whether that is in the academic field or in a faith-based setting. I love summer camp and have worked at 3 different summer camps scattered throughout the US since college,  but this will be my first summer at Black Rock Retreat. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this summer!


Mission Specialist – Kimberly

Hi! My name is Kimberly Cunningham. I will be one of the Blast Day Camp Counselors, and I am so excited to spend the summer having fun. I worked as a counselor for the overnight Summer Camp for 2 years. I can’t wait to meet and get to know all of the campers for Blast Day Camp. I grew up in Washington, D.C., but now I live in Williamsport, MD. Currently, I attend school at Messiah College where I will graduate in December. I like to read, learn about God, hang out with my family, and spend time in the outdoors. At Black Rock Retreat, my favorite activities with the campers are archery, hiking, and doing the ropes course. I’ve been praying that this summer challenges me and grows the campers. I’m eager to see how God leads this summer.


Flight Engineer – David

I am so excited to be your child’s counselor! I grew up in Bogota, Colombia; I am a sophomore at El Bosque University, and I am studying Music with emphasis in Jazz Saxophone. My goal is to Study in the States, travel around the world Worshiping God and run a summer camp for poor and non-Christian kids in my city. During the year I worked as a tutor at the university I attended, and I lead once per moth a youth group at my church. Last January I had the blessing to be running a camp with a team on a mission trip in Chile. God gave me the gift to know and be part of Black Rock staff last summer, and I think it´s one of the best experiences of my life. I can say that Black Rock Retreat it´s a perfect place for your kids to experience God, through his creation, amazing activities, great friends, and an awesome staff that wants to follow the Lord. I´m so excited to get to know and learn more about your kid. I am going to do my best to make this week on the best of their life!


Payload Specialist – Libby

Hello! My name is Libby, and I am very excited to be a counselor for your camper this summer!  I have lived in Oxford, Pennsylvania for 14 years, and before that I lived in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. I am dual enrolled as a sophomore at Oxford Area High School, and also a sophomore at Cecil College studying to get my Associates Degree in General Studies. Over the past year I have been getting more involved with my church’s youth ministry and it is something that I am very passionate about. I have been coming to camp for 6 years as a camper, and I am very excited to be on staff continuing to sow the seeds that Black Rock plants each year! I am thrilled to get the opportunity to work with your camper and help them grow in their faith throughout this week. I am excited to get to know your camper, and to have a great week with them!


Mission Control – Jon

Hi! My name is Jon Hill and I am excited to be a part of Blast Day Camp!  I will be working at Mission Control for Blast Day Camp answering phones, responding to e-mails, and handling all registration needs.  I am also involved with Black Rock Retreat’s Outdoor Education and Group Activities programs.

After working in youth ministry, I followed the call into camping ministry in 2007.  In 2009, I completed a “Leadership in Camping Ministry” internship at Timber-lee Christian Center in Wisconsin.  Later that year, I began working at Black Rock Retreat as of member of the Outdoor Education team.  I met my wife at Black Rock Retreat in 2009 and we now have a five year old and a two year old.  My favorite activity to lead is our Creek Hike and my favorite activity to be a participant in is Laser Tag.  My favorite animal in the Nature Center is Charlie, the 7 ft Red Tail Boa who likes to take selfies with me.