About Haycock

Our Purpose

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

Our Mission

Haycock provides Christ-centered camping experiences that lead individuals to Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him.

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.
About

Our Staff

  • David Stiansen
    David Stiansen Executive Director

    Dave and Shelley Stiansen joined the staff at Haycock in June of 2012.  Dave grew up in southeastern PA, and came to Haycock regularly in his youth through programs and camping trips through his former church home, Grace Bible Church in Souderton.  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 Souderton High School  and then from Grove City College in 2000 with a degree in Education, Dave and Shelley were married and moved out 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, discipleship training for urban teens and young men, 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”.  The Lord has abundantly blessed them 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.

  • Tim Stiansen
    Tim Stiansen STAND Director

    Tim serves as the director of the Stand Discipleship Program and assists the Executive Director in the overall operation of the camp. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with 22 years of service in the Army.  Tim graduated from Souderton Area High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and College Student Development from Long Island University (C.W. Post). He also holds a certificate in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Tim has served in various volunteer positions in church and military chapel leadership to include men’s ministry leader, youth ministry leader, small group Bible study leader, and worship leader. Following his retirement from the Army, Tim spent two years as a full-time ministry leader at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discipling and mentoring military service members and their families. Tim and his wife Kim have been married for 25 years and have two adult children, Grace and Gabe.

  • 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.
Contact Us

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