Meet the Executive Director – John Batchelder

John was raised in Utah and attended the ABC, Clearfield Community Church.  He spent six years traveling with a Christian drama company throughout the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  He began camp ministry in 1983 at Camp Utaba in Utah.  He served as Interim Director at Brainerd Center, Pennsylvania, then as Director of Geneva Hills Center in Lancaster Ohio.  He completed a Certified Camp Director program through the American Camping Association.  In 1996, he and family spent the summer at Rainbow Glacier Camp in Haines, Alaska directing the program. He came to Ross Point in January of 2001 as Executive Director.  John loves the outdoors, climbing, camping, skiing and is a private pilot and a member of the National Ski Patrol.  He is married to his wife Fay and they have three children; Zachary, Rachel and Joel, and eleven grandchildren.

You may contact John at 208-773-1655 or






John & Fay Batchelder, Executive Director

Administrative Staff


Harriet Reece, Cook



Tim Reece, Guest Service & family: Harriet, Rachel, Luke, Kathryn



Rodney Dickinson, Maintenance



Marta Walker, Camp Administrator



Chelsea Arnold, Resource Development Administrator


Summer Staff

Each summer, Ross Point hires individuals to provide for the camp experience. Positions include:

Volunteer Counselor:  1, 2, or 3 weeks

Volunteer Program Director:  1 week

Paid Counselor:  3 1/2 weeks

10 Week positions:

  • Program Assistant
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Dining Room Host
  • Lifeguard/Dishes/Guest Services
  • Challenge Course Facilitator/Dishes/Guest Services

Ross Point Board of Directors

Rich Downen –
Ray Eickmeyer –
Don Eikenberry –
Traci Mertens – 
Mark Perry –
Tera Tveit –  
Devin Wolters – 

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