Ryan Koehli has been involved in Bar Harbour Camp in a variety of roles including camper, counsellor, volunteer and a member of the Board. He is currently the President and is mostly involved behind the scenes to help make all the pieces fall together. He enjoys time spent at Buffalo Lake and believes the camp helps people become the best they can be.
Helen Reed has been involved with Bar Harbour Camp for about 20 years. She has been Director, Program provider, Emergency cabin counsellor, God Talk and chaplain, Cook, Taxi, Toilet Cleaner and much more. She has been a member of the Camp Board of Directors for many years taking on the roles of secretary and registrar.
Our family spoke so highly of Grandpa Holder (Fred Holder) who lived with my grandparents Mary and Earl Lagore and family during his last years. He had a cabin on the property for several years, but in his declining years he moved into their home. He opened his heart to the community. With leaving his land of Bar Harbour, to the United Church, it was his hope to maintain this land for the betterment and enjoyment of children in our district and surrounding areas. And now 50 years later, as a director for Bar Harbour Camp, I get to see the happiness of the kids that are coming to camp each week. Come and see where you might be able to support us with your knowledge, time and camp spirit.
I am Verna Rock, born and raised in the Stettler, Botha area and Bar Harbour has always had a place in my heart, with stories from my grandparents, my mother and her siblings. I feel Mr. Holder will always be a part of my dream to keep his dream alive.
MaryAnn is a retired Diaconal Minister from the United Church of Canada. She has been involved at Bar Harbour camp since her children were old enough to camp and feels it is a privilege to have had her grandchildren attend Bar Harbour Camp as well. Her first position was as a Director for the Teen camp, one she held for three years. She volunteered to help at the camp rather than have her community of faith send money. They may have done that too. One might say she was hooked.
Since then, she had created many programs for the Camp and served as the leader of the Christian Development part of the programs,
cooked, was the camp Grandma when her youngest grandchildren attended. She has also served on Christian Development and
Camp Committees in the wider church. MaryAnn thinks it is a decade or more that she has been a Director on the Board at Bar Harbour Camp.
Todd has been on the board for 3 years, and is the chair of the Youth Camp Committee. He has been involved with camp for 13 years, starting from a camper at age seven and working multiple positions on staff including cabin counsellor, lifeguard, and director. His favourite parts about camp are meeting new campers and welcoming back returning ones, canoeing on the lake, and singing campfire songs. Outside of camp, Todd is currently working towards his law degree at the University of Saskatchewan, and loves playing guitar and producing music.
Kerri Docherty joined the Board of Directors in 2014, becoming the registrar for camp rentals in 2015.
Beginning in 1891 Kerri’s family settled the area around Bar Harbour Camp. She is the 2nd of three generations to attend grade 6 camp and summer camps, beginning in the 50s.
For Kerri, this is home, and home is where the heart is. She feels best when others are able to come out and enjoy the space and wonders of nature as she does.