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To all who knew Budd, and were touched by his life,


Our hearts are so very heavy. We are saddened by the loss of Budd here on earth, but we have Hope knowing he is with the Lord. Many of us can recall so much about Budd: Christian Service Brigade or Northern Frontier Camp adventures, youth group events, missionary trips, bear accounts, caving stories, sermons he preached, counsel and correction he gave, snake tales, Russian escapades, and all his anecdotes of a full gospel life well lived! God truly used him for the sake of His glory and honor in so many people’s lives all over the world. What a privilege we had in knowing Budd. I can only imagine what he is experiencing now being with Jesus in heaven in perfect health. I look forward to being united with our Lord and Savior, Budd, and all of the dear saints that are with him now who have left such a legacy for us!

and this I call to mind and therefore I have HOPE. Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed. His mercies never fail; they are new every morning, GREAT is His faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-23

As per the wishes of Budd’s family, there will not be a viewing or memorial service for Budd at this time. They do not wish to risk the spread of COVID-19 in any way to those they hold near and dear or who were meaningful to Budd. With their blessing, Northern Frontier Camp will be making plans over the next several months for an outdoor memorial service (likely in April) to celebrate Budd’s life and legacy, along with the legacy of Northern Frontier Camp. 

Below you will find a link that connects to Budd’s obituary from the funeral home as well as other relevant information. In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations to Northern Frontier’s LEGACY campaign, a fund to help NF minister to future generations of boys and men, developing them into godly leaders through Christ-centered camping and wilderness activities until our Lord returns. Budd loved and served Northern Frontier for 42 years. Truly, it was his home and the legacy of Northern Frontier was his heart.

Brigade Watchword
Now we trust in God to keep us
Because we love Him,
Because we want to serve Him,
Until we see Him face to face.


Budd’s family, Capt. Chris, and the Northern Frontier Board of Directors

Mailing Address:
(Budd’s sister and her husband):
Jim and Edna Childs
500 Half-mile Rd
Southport, CT 06890

Funeral Home Link:

Budd’s NF Campfire Video:

Northern Frontier On-line LEGACY Campaign donation link:

Mailed LEGACY donations to:
Northern Frontier Camp
38 Cadwallader CT
Yardley, PA 19067

Camp Director Update

December 14, 2021
Merry Christmas  NF Alumni and Families!

Here is the news that we all have been waiting for. Northern Frontier 2022 summer registrations for CORE Training and all of our 1-week NF Trips begin December 15th. Tree Climber, Stockade, Battalion, and Father & Son programs will have registration begin on January 1st, 2022.

To register, click the button above that says “Register Now.” You can also head over to the “Schedule and Fees” page on this website to learn more about the different programs and their costs. Once you have selected one click to the right of your session where it says “register now” to begin your online registration process. If you are new and have not created an account you will need to do that first. In setting up an account a parent or guardian must be entered first and then you can go in and add your son(s) information.

If you have any questions about our programs, health concerns, menu, or you have a need for a scholarship or financial assistance please reach out to Kelly Studley using the Contact Us page. 

Northern Frontier will begin promotional visits again this winter and spring. You can email the director, Capt. Chris Studley, if you would like us to visit your house, church, ministry, or small group for a presentation. Northern Frontier would love to come and share how we can partner with you in raising up boys into godly men. Please reach out to Capt. Chris at cstudley@northernfrontier.org.

During this time of year, many of us are in a season of giving and receiving. Please stop, and thank God for sending His one and only son to earth to bear our sins and die for us all. His death was in our stead so that we could choose to receive the gift of salvation and eternal life. Our relationship with Christ is what we should stop and thank God for. He LOVES us all, sees us, and has a plan for each one of us. Northern Frontier Family Merry Christmas! We can’t wait to see you in 2022!

Bright and Keen for Christ,
Capt. Chris Studley

The LEGACY Campaign Update

2019-Present: Stage 1 Goal: $739,000.00

Stage 1 Remaining Projects: NF Lodge, (2) Snowmobiles, Snow Shoes, New Archery Range, New Ropes Element, Caretakers Renovation, New Excavator

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