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Our staff are well trained to mentor and guide in all aspects of camp life, from developing skills to engaging in conversations about life and faith. We are here to serve you!

 

Brian Burtchett joined Pioneer Pacific as Executive Camp Director in 2008. He and his wife Kaycie have been involved in Christian ministry with teenagers and young adults for over 20 years in the United States and Canada. For eight years they served with King’s Kids in the Netherlands, a sub-section of Youth with a Mission (YWAM). They have taught and led groups of multinational young people across Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and North America. Team building and relational discipleship are the strength of Brian and Kaycie’s ministry.
The Burtchett family came to Canada in 1997 at attend Regent College where Brian completed a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology in New Testament Studies. Brian and Kaycie have five children. They live on Thetis Island from June to September and in Vancouver the rest of the year.

 

Email Brian: bburtchett@pioneercamp.ca

Year-Round Staff Team

 
John and his wife Andrea grew up in Grand Prairie, AB and moved to British Columbia in 2002. They joined Pioneer Pacific’s team in 2009. John has attended both Peace River Bible Institute and Briercrest College, where he studied Outdoor Leadership. John and Andrea have been involved in camp ministry since their teens, serving with Scripture Union Camp in New Zealand. They also worked at Camp Qwanoes, BC, where John was part of the camp maintenance team and oversaw the boat driver team and Andrea was assistant to the Director of Staffing. John and Andrea live in the Hawley House on the camp property, with their three children.

 
e. jgall@pioneercamp.ca

e. agall@pioneercamp.ca

Janna Rixon joined the Pioneer Camp team as the Director of Program Development and Marketing in January 2016. Janna grew up in Washington State with her family and started coming to Pioneer Pacific in 2010 as an LIT (Leader In Training). She continued to come to camp as a summer staffer over the next 5 years in various roles such as Summer Cabin Leader, PYC Leader, and LIT co-director. Janna graduated from Whitworth University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts in Health Science and a minor in Psychology and then received a certificate in Leadership Studies through Columbia Bible College in 2015.

Camp was a very formative place for Janna’s faith and has always been a place where she has found deep, Christ-centered community. Always interested in going on adventures and stepping out of her comfort zone, knowing that God is found in the uncomfortable situations, Janna felt like the next step in her journey was to become a part of the camp team full-time. Janna has grown to love being a part of God’s plan though camp and is very excited to be involved in a more permanent way.

 
e. jrixon@pioneercamp.ca
Isaac is a student at Langara College with aspirations to transfer into the UBC faculty of Geography. In addition to working for Pioneer Camp he also works as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor for the Resort Municipality of Whistler and for the City of Burnaby. He enjoys rock climbing, swimming and hiking.

Pioneer Pacific has had a large impact on Isaac’s faith and his growth as a Christian. It is where he decided to accept Jesus, and he has been coming back for the past 6 years. This summer will be his fourth year as a staff member. He really enjoys the opportunity to give back to the community that has played such a significant role in shaping him into the person he is today, and hopes that it will continue to impact others in the same positive way.

e. camp@pioneercamp.ca

Summer Teams

 

Each year, Pioneer Camp welcomes many young adults to our Summer Camp programs to teach, guide and support campers and oversee activities. These dedicated youth are the most valuable resource that we have. Positions available vary greatly but the same commitment and hard work is necessary for all.

We look for energetic young people who have a heart for God and who are willing to give of their time and energy to be models and mentors to the many campers who come to Pioneer Camp. Check out Summer Staff & Volunteer opportunities below.

 
Summer Staff