Les first started working at Big Lake in 1994. When not at camp, Les enjoys rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and adventuring with his wife, Marschelle, and daughters, Sofie and Elsie. He has worked in youth ministries in Australia, organized and directed expeditions to the Himalayas and earned his Masters in Leadership from Andrews University.
Arthur Ordelheide - Associate Camp Director
Arthur first started working at Big Lake Youth Camp in 2002. Before becoming Associate Camp Director, Arthur served as Night Watch, Kitchen Worker, Counselor and Boys Village Director. He graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from Walla Walla University and has taught grades 3 through 6. Arthur is now Big Lake's outdoor education program expert and he assists with the details of summer camp programming. In his free time Arthur enjoys exploring the wilderness with friends, backpacking, mountain biking and skiing. The next time you see Arthur, ask him about his latest adventure in his sleep. There always seems to be a new story!
Ross von Pohle - Facilities Manager
We're happy to have a native Central Oregonian on the team at Big Lake. Originally from Bend, OR, Ross started working for Big Lake in 2009 as Assistant Camp Ranger. As a licensed contractor by trade, Ross's skills have been put to good use at camp. In his free time Ross enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Erinn, and their two children, Zeb and Peyton. You can often find them skiing, snowboarding, dirt biking, or mountain biking.
Big Lake Youth Camp operates under a special use permit with the Willamette National Forest and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.