Chris got involved in CSB at his church and first came to Northern Frontier as a camper in 1985. He began on staff in high school and has been a part of NF's staff for over two decades. Chris holds a BS in PE from Houghton College and an MS in Health Education from TCNJ. Prior to joining NF as Director, Chris taught in Trenton Public Schools for 18 years.
"The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Kelly first came to Northern Frontier in 1994 and served with Chris for 8 summers, helping him behind the scenes and in the camp store while juggling her kids. In 2016 Kelly accepted the position of camp Secretary and Summer Food Service Manager and now in 2017, serves as the camp's Registrar. Kelly works as a physical therapist during the off-season.
“God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.”
—James Hudson Taylor
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
— Lamentations 3:22-23
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."
Mickey started on staff at camp in Freehold, NY. In 1971, he and his wife Joanne returned to visit NF. Bruce Baker asked Mickey to consider being the Battalion Program Director. Joanne and Mickey were both excited and felt called to come back. Mickey has served at Northern Frontier since 1972 as Battalion Program Director, father/son trip leader, Tree Climber leader, Father & Son Camp Coordinator, and Business Manager.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds."
Cole is a third-generation Northern Frontier staffer inspired to join the counseling staff after completing the CORE Training and Service Crew programs in 2015. He has served on staff each summer since that year and enjoys driving up each year from Virginia, where he is a 5th-grade teacher in a local public school.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
—2 Corinthians 12:9
Joanne ("Momma Jo") came to visit Northern Frontier with her husband, Mickey, in 1971 and has been coming back each summer since 1972. Joanne faithfully serves as “camp mom”, summer office staff, store money manager, and anything else that needs to be done!
"But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold."
Nurse Peggy has been the camp nurse for 20+ years, our staff's First-Aid/CPR instructor, and official lost and found sorter/cleaner. She began at camp as an EMT and became an RN in 2004. Peggy's goal for each summer is to be the most bored person in camp! Peggy is married to her husband, Dave, with four kids and four grandkids. All four of her children have worked at Northern Frontier and her daughter even met her husband at NF! Peggy is proud to have 3 generations of campers in Tree Climbers!
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Kim has been an integral part of Northern Frontier's team for decades. It's said that no one knows the camp property as well as him. A local to the region, Kim has served camp as Caretaker as well as tackled many of the major work projects over the years. As the Maintenance Director, he operates the heavy machinery used to clean up our three-mile road into camp, clear areas for the next construction, and repair existing structures and the installment of our newer buildings. Chris Mitchell, Kim's brother, and Kevin King serve as Maintenance Assistants and are crucial parts of our team.