Meet our Directors

 Jayne Blackburn (aka “Robin”)

Executive Director & Registrar

 Steve Duke (aka “Blue”)

 Week 1 Director

Judy Elbert (aka “Raven”)

Weeks 2 & 3 Director

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How many years you’ve been at camp and how long you’ve been directing?

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I attended camp as an Explorer camper one year.  I have been serving on staff for 28 years.

I have been the Executive Director for 1 year.  I have been the camp Registrar for 12 years.

I started my involvement in this ministry when I was married back in 1983.  My wife had been involved with the program during her childhood and was actively involved in the horsemanship program at that time.  Over the years, I found myself drawn to this ministry.  First with the logistics of setup and takedown of camp.  

I have been the boy’s director for 23 years.

I first went to camp (as a 12 year old camper) 42 years ago and have only missed 6 summers!

I have been a director for 27 years.

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What do you like best about CCC?

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There’s so much to like “best” about CCC!  The staff, the campers, the camp setting, the activities, seeing campers making friends, having fun and learning about Jesus.  The relationships that are built with campers and staff are so meaningful and everyone is included in camp!  The opportunities that campers can experience at camp are truly life-changing.

I am always impressed with the passion of the staff around training and quality programming, with their focus on camper’s growth in spiritual, physical, and behavioral areas of their lives.  Great care is taken with these precious campers that we are allowed to work with for a week.  I am convinced that Cascade Camp Cedarbrook is a life changer.

My favorite thing about camp is watching campers light up as they experience God’s love and blessings at camp and make their faith their own. I also love helping campers and staff take on new challenges and celebrating with them as they find out they are competent!

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What is your favorite Bible verse?

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Jeremiah 29:11-13

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

Psalm 71:17

(quoted in the Jerusalem Bible translation)

“God, you taught me when I was young, and I am still proclaiming your marvels.”

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What are 2-3 fun facts about yourself?

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  • I have 11 cats — 8 of which are black!  Yes, I’m known as that “crazy cat lady” 😆 
  • I love Disney and my favorite character is Mickey Mouse.
  • I enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors with nature.  
  • Boys’ camp is one of my favorite things to do every year.  A week at camp is extremely refreshing from a spiritual perspective.  It is a week of total focus on God and his people.  It can be physically exhausting, but well worth the effort.  Over the years I’ve directed and taught archery, riflery, canoeing, camp craft, clowning, rocketry, field games, golf, drama, and Campers in Leadership Training (CILT) 😯 
  • My son was a camper at the first boys’ camp and now serves on staff.
  • My favorite type of vacation is a bicycle tour in Europe. 😀 
  • I have loved to swim in lakes since I was 5 and first became a lifeguard in my 40s.
  • My favorite place to be is in nature with my family but not all of them are nature lovers, so they help me enjoy other places, as well.