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Summer Camps Summer Counselors & Program Staff

Summer Counselors & Program Staff

As we hire staff for the summer, you can read about them here!


Mark Walter
Summer Program Director

Mark Walter born and raised in Portland, Oregon is eager to start his position at Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center for the 2018 Summer Season. Mark has over three years of experience working at  Trout Creek Bible Camp as a CIT and a crew member. He is excited to come all the way to Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center and is most excited to interact and bond with the summer staff.

As one will learn as they meet Mark also known as "Quails" on camp he is very proud of his Scottish heritage. He has stated that if he ever got the chance to change places with anyone in the world for a day, he would like to be anyone from Scotland so he can get the chance to learn about the culture and where his ancestors came from. Mark's Great Grandparents were Scottish Missionaries that spent over 40 years in Angola, Africa and he wishes that he had the opportunity to hear all the stories that they have form their missions.

Mark's Favorite Bible Verse:
"He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor." - Proverbs 21:21

Markus Peschel
Church Worker

Markus Peschel from the CCUSA was born in Germany but since has traveled to two different countries for school. Markus has lived and attended school in South Africa and now is currently resided in Canada as he continues to grow his education. Markus is extremely excited to come to Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center so that he can finally have a "summer season" again. Since living in Canada Markus has gone through 4 consecutive winters.

Outdoors is where Markus likes to be he stated that if he had superpowers he would want to be able to fly so he could be as free as a bird and soar high above. A very curious person and intrigued by engineering, if given the chance to sit down and eat dinner with 4 individuals living or dead, Mark said he would want to talk to the engineers in charge of building the pyramids because he just wants to find out how they built those massive structures.

Markus's Favorite Bible Verse:

" Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." and he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." - Luke 23:42-43