Middle School Week!

Our third and final week of youth camp is well underway! We have 38 awesome campers up at Ortoha this week. As always, we want to ask all the Ortoha supporters out there to keep our campers in your prayers, along with the outstanding staff that is serving them (see more information about those individuals below!). We’ve been blessed with great weather this year, and it seems like the sunshine will hold out through camp’s close on Thursday afternoon.

A few parents have followed up with us to confirm which day camp closes, so we hope you’ll help us spread the word that Middle School Week comes to a close on Thursday at 3 p.m. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

2019 Camp Theme

Grow in Christ… @Ortoha

Middle School Week Staff

  • Director: Brian Bowes

    • Brian has been serving Ortoha campers for decades, and is an alumni camper himself! He loves making every child feel special, and knows how to dial up the fun factor.

  • Speakers: Chris Warren & Jackie Druckhammer

    • Chris has been a pastor and participated in Christian camping for 38 years. He is a man of many talents, though! He also drives school bus during the academic year, and plays trumpet and french horn with four different groups, including the school's pep-band. Jesus Christ has made such a positive difference in his life; he considers it a joy to share what Jesus can do in the lives of the kids at camp.

    • Jackie Druckhammer is currently serving as Director of Christian Education at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Spokane, WA. She was raised in Vancouver, WA, and attended a church that served as an internship site for Christian Ministry students. After meeting so many awesome people who were pursuing church work as their career, she couldn't imagine doing anything else with her life. She attended Concordia University in St. Paul, MN for her bachelor's degree and DCE certification, and she’s served congregations in Michigan and Texas (where she met her husband), and now in Spokane, WA. She is so thankful for every chance she gets to share God’s love and goodness with others.

  • Cooks: Amy Schertlin & Rev. Alan Visser

    • This is an incredible father/daughter duo who have come together for yet another year of service and delicious flavors!

    • Amy is an Ortoha alumni and her father acted as a speaker at camp on many occasions. They have traveled a long way to be here, so we are very lucky to have both their enthusiasm for the Ortoha experience, and their mastery in the kitchen to bless our campers!