About Haycock

About Haycock

Our Purpose

Haycock Camping Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational ministry, desiring to win and train individuals for Christ.

Our Mission

Growing boys into godly men through transformational outdoor experiences.

Our Vision

  • To strengthen the ministry of families, churches, and communities through Christian camping programs and activities.
  • To promote fellowship among believers who have the mutual objective of winning and training other individuals for Christ, and to facilitate their positive interaction with the lost through camping.
  • To develop godly leaders among youth, through camping programs administered under the leadership of mature Christian examples.
  • To provide, maintain, preserve, and increase the property and holds of Haycock Camping Ministries for the fulfillment of its mission.
  • To interact with the community and local government to provide mutually beneficial programs and activities congruent with the ministry’s principles and standards.

Our Staff

  • David Stiansen
    David Stiansen Executive Director

    Dave Stiansen joined the staff at Haycock in June of 2012.  Camping ministry has played an integral part in his spiritual growth, and at a camp in West Virginia at the age of 13, he first laid eyes on his future wife!  After graduating from Grove City College in 2000 with a degree in Education, Dave and Shelley were married and moved to Indianapolis, IN.  From then until God’s call for them to take the position at Haycock, Dave served in many different aspects of urban ministry including running community center activities and alternative education programs.  He feels honored to lead Haycock into its next fifty years of fulfilling its mission to “lead individuals to Christ and train them to serve Him”.  Dave also has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Clarks Summit University.  The Lord has abundantly blessed Dave and Shelley with the best “gifts” anyone could ask for: Alayna, Libby, Kai, Molly, Lila, Micah, Luke, Kate, and Lincoln.

  • Paul Olsen
    Paul Olsen Operations Manager

    Paul and Renee Olsen joined Haycock in May 2013. With them are their five children, Linneah, Leif, Helena, Arkadii and Hayden. Paul graduated from Long Island University, C.W. Post with a Bachelors Degree in History and has thirteen years of group home and restaurant management experience and serves full-time as Operations Manager here at camp. A family full of appreciation for God’s marvelous creation and obedient to His call to “go and tell the world,” they are at Haycock Camping Ministries with great enthusiasm and gratefulness.

  • Max  Whylings
    Max Whylings Program Director

    Max Whylings first joined Haycock’s summer staff in 2009 as a counselor, and has been at Haycock every summer since then. He started running the summer program in 2013, and started serving at camp year-round in 2014. He has an Associates Degree in Bible from New Tribes Bible Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Lehigh University. As the Program Director, he oversees planning for camp’s summer programs, as well as helping run camp for rental groups throughout the year. In January 2016, he married Jen, who he met at Haycock in 2011. Jen was a camper at Haycock for several years before joining the Girl’s Week staff in 2011. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Regent University, and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Bucks County Community College.

  • Nathan Britton
    Nathan Britton STAND Director

    Nathan Britton joined the staff at Haycock in November of 2023 as the Director of the STAND program. Nathan is married to Katrina and they have six children: Isaac, Josiah, Adoniah, Silas, Hosanna, and Micah. Both Nathan and Katrina love the outdoors and wilderness adventures, fostered by various camp experiences throughout their lives. Nathan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Hillsdale College and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Before coming to Haycock, Nathan spent ten years in pastoral ministry and three years in construction. God has used Nathan’s background to grow in him a passion for discipling. Nathan loves helping young men grow in the faith, training them to use the skills and gifts God has given them in practical ways, and to be the men God desires.

  • Matt Bottomley
    Matt Bottomley Assistant Program Director & STAND Dorm Manager

    Matt joined the staff of Haycock in March 2022. He has a passion for the outdoors and teaching others about God’s amazing Creation! He has many years of experience as a teacher, ministry leader, and wilderness adventure guide for all ages, preschool through adult. He served as a STAND Intern at Haycock beginning in 2016 and led the Leadership Growth Program in the summers of ’17 & ’18. Since graduating from the inaugural STAND Class of ’17, he has earned an Associates in Natural Science and worked as a Park Ranger. He and his wife Brittany were married in Spring 2019.

  • Tracy Stackhouse
    Tracy Stackhouse Office Manager

    Tracy joined Haycock in May 2014. Tracy is married with two children. She grew up in Upper Black Eddy, and after graduating from Palisades High School she attended Lansdale School of Business. Tracy has earned an Associates Degree in Accounting. She currently volunteers at her church in children’s ministries.

What We Believe

  • We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
  • We believe in one God eternally existing in three (3) persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
  • We believe man was created in the image of God. Man sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. We believe all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
  • We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
  • We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby children of God.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
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