Ruby – Family Camp I

Hi there! My name is Ruby, and I hail from Southern Oregon, although I spend most of my time on the other side of the country, since I’m currently studying at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. I’m a singer, a pianist, a figure skater, and an aspiring educator. When I’m not studying for my classes, you’ll usually find me at the ice rink, singing in choir, or practicing my music at the piano. I’ve spent four wonderful summers at Bow-Isle–three as a camper and one as a counselor–and I’m beyond excited to return as a staff member this year. There is nothing quite like the sense of family that exists here at Camp. I promise–you’ll feel it the moment you step out of the car! I can’t wait to get to know you and sing lots of songs together around the campfire. See you soon!

Camille – Family Camp I and II

Hey! My name is Camille Richardson, and I’m looking forward to seeing you at family camp. I am a graduate student at Oregon State University studying computational chemistry with about a year left until I graduate. I’m a big fan of hiking, very casual ultimate frisbee, designing games, and kayak polo. I love camp a lot, I love family camp especially, and I will see you there!


Bree – Family Camp I

Hello! My name is Bree Calkins and I am so excited to be a counselor again at Camp Bow-Isle! This will be my third summer as a counselor and my 11th attending Bow-Isle in general. I am from Seattle, Washington and I attend Principia College in Illinois, where I am currently majoring in Education. I love reading, listening to music, doing sports, and working with kids! I can’t wait to get to know your camper this summer 🙂

Tay – Family Camp I

Hi! My name is Taylor or Tay. I’m from Vancouver B.C. and go to school at Principia College. I’m a theatre major so I do lots of acting, singing, dancing, and just being goofy and fun. I’m a horseback rider and board game enthusiast. I love to be outdoors and active which is why camp is my favourite place to be. This will be my 4th summer on staff and I am very excited to be back at Bow-Isle. My favourite camp activities are 3 sticks, Wednesday testimony meetings, and GAGA ball. My favourite duties are biffies and the gronk sinks. My all-time favourite things about camp are the amazing food and the love everyone shares so openly with one another. I look forward to seeing you all this summer and welcoming you to Camp Bow-Isle!

Henry – Family Camp I and II

Hi, I’m Henry Rasco. I like to long board, play piano, and backpack. I’m stoked for camp this summer because I will get to go on all kinds of adventures with the campers and we get to learn a ton about Christian Science together.

Jesse – Family Camp I and II

Hello! My name is Jesse Dehnert and I live in Seattle, WA. I work as a Project Engineer for a mechanical contractor, but I love making time to come up to camp whenever I can. When I’m not working I love to play the violin and guitar and I have been getting into mountain biking with my brother. I started going to Bow-Isle when I was 8 and I have come back every time I have had the chance. I can’t wait for the summer!

Colin – Family Camp I and II

Hello! My name is Colin Herrington and I just finished my second year at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I love to play ultimate frisbee, take photographs, and be outside. Can you imagine a summer where you get to hike up big mountains, shred the waves of Tofino, and play extreme camp wide games, all with very cool people around you? I can, because it’s happened before at Camp Bow-Isle, and it’s almost certainly going to happen again in some way or another, so you should come!

Rhiannon – Family Camp II

Hi, my name is Rhiannon Davis and this is my fourth year on staff and I am so excited. I am environmental studies major with a focus in forestry, at Principia College. So yes, I love trees!

I can’t wait to play camp-wide games and go on the out trips and get to know every single person that comes to camp. Camp has been the place That I ’ve called my second home for the last 14 years and it is the thing that I look forward to every single year. Bow-isle is such a special place, I have made so many lifelong friends and I love getting to see them every year as well as making new friends each time. I can’t wait to meet every single one of you.

Alexia – Family Camp II

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be seeing you all this summer! I will have just graduated from McGill University with a double major in International Development and Social Justice when I get to see you in July. I LOVE hiking, travelling, hot yoga, chocolate fondue and listening to the news! Camp has been one of the biggest blessings in my life and I am so looking forward to expressing so much love, sisterhood, joy and growth in respecting each other and ourselves! Camp is such an incredible opportunity to reflect on what we are grateful for and develop a better understanding of how to express God’s abundant Love! So excited to meet you all!

Garrett – Family Camp II





Lizzie – Family Camp I Practitioner

As a child I loved knowing that God was always there to help me whenever I needed Him. At Sunday School and at home I learn’t about how to pray, and I would often turn to God when things came up that needed healing.  It wasn’t long before I was praying for my family and friends too! In 2016 I started to publicly practice Christian Science healing and became a Journal listed practitioner.  Last year was my first year at Camp Bow-Isle and I loved it so much that I couldn’t wait to come back! I’m looking forward to family camp full of fun filled inspiration with campers and staff!

Emily – Family Camp I Christian Science Nurse

Hello! My name is Emily and I will be working and playing alongside you all this summer as one of your Christian Science Nurses. I live in sunny Sacramento, California, USA where I love to go out on the lake and hike. I’ve been a Christian Science Nurse since graduating from Principia College and cannot wait to spend some of this summer getting to know you all and enjoying beautiful Bowen Island. Feel free to come to me if you have any questions about how a Christian Science Nurse can support you during your summer adventure! I am available 24/7! Happy camping!

James – Family Camp II Practitioner

Hi! My name is James Shepherd. I’m listed in the Journal in Oregon. Feel free to contact me before, during or after this Session. Family Camp is such an awesome experience, and I’m looking forward to being a part of it again this year. I look forward to getting to know you this Family Camp session, exploring new ideas with you, and praying and playing with you in the beautiful woods at Camp Bow Isle..

Ashley – Family Camp II Christian Science Nurse

Near the end of 2013 I left my job as an electrician apprentice and started my training as a Christian Science nurse. Then in the beginning of 2015 I started advertising in the Christian Science Journal and dedicating my full time to serving the public. I’m truly grateful for the opportunities or invitations I am given everyday to come and see the practical application of the undeniable laws of God that Christ Jesus taught and demonstrated for mankind. Understanding these divine laws allows, the Christian Science nurse, to bring a presence of tangible Love or practical care to one’s aid. I look forward to spending the week with everyone at Camp Bow-isle, embracing the harmony that Christian Science so naturally manifests in each of our lives. What a blessing to come together in divine unity, cherishing and supporting each others individuality in a beautiful place.