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Matt Ambrose is Executive Director of the Awanita Valley Campus. He has been a member of the Look Up Lodge family since 2009. He served on Summer Staff at Look Up for several summers, which is where he met his wife CeCe. In 2016, he joined the Look Up staff as the Director of Project Management. This past summer Matt became a welcomed addition to the Awanita Valley team. Matt & CeCe have three children. We are blessed to have Matt and his family join us at Awanita!

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Steve Clayton is the Director of Operations at Awanita Valley.  He loves furthering camp development and overseeing daily camp operations. His passion is developing relationships and showing people what a great tool camp is in reaching young people for Christ. Steve has been married to Shannon for 21 years and they have two daughters.  They have served in Christian Camping together for over 16 years, with 10 of those years here at Awanita.

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Shannon Clayton is our Office Administrator. Shannon’s background is in accounting, but she is also the cheerful voice you’ll hear on the phone most days if you call Awanita with a question, or to book a retreat. Shannon and her family have served in Christian camping ministry for over 16 years and can’t imagine doing anything else.

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Adam is Maintenance Technician. Adam can do amazing things with anything mechanical or electrical.  He keeps everything running around here which is no small task.  He brings a wealth of experience in many areas of camp operations as well as experience and passion for student ministry. He and his wife Whitney have one son and a daughter.

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Whitney is Food Service Manager and she does an amazing job of keeping everyone well fed.  Whitney and Adam share a passion for seeing young people come to Christ. She and Adam have a son and a daughter who love camp life. 

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Adam Grace is our Guest Experience Manager and oversees our summer staff program.  He is tasked with making sure that everyone who comes on camp has a great experience.  He and his wife, Anna, have three boys.  They have both been involved in student ministry and bring a lot to the team.

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Dum vivimus, servimus

(While we live, we serve)

Summer Staff are the lifeblood of Awanita Valley. Each year the Lord blesses us with students to help us serve our campers during the busy summer and retreat seasons. Click the button below to see how to join our team next year.