Devan Vandenbark

Gardner-Webb Alum

3rd Year on Staff

This will be my third summer at camp and I have had a blast teaching all sorts of classes! Ceramics, juggling, kayaking, horseback riding, and waterpark but I’m super excited this summer to be back in Ceramics!!

“Whenever trouble comes your way let it be an opportunity for joy, for when your faith is tested your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow for when it is fully developed you will be strong in character and ready for anything.”

Personal Interests: Pottery and anything else that has a creative aspect! I’ve tried my hand at woodworking, soap making, bookbinding, baking, and hide tanning to name a few!

When I have an hour of free time, I like to… plan adventures

Best camp tradition? Gotta be Watermelon Table

Favorite Evening Program? Closing Vespers

Sing? Dance? Or both? I sure try!

Item that I MUST bring to Camp with me: Sunscreen…

Something you wouldn’t guess about me: I’ve always been tempted to run away and build a raft to sail down the Mississippi River like Huck Finn…

Last book I read: The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Three words to describe yourself: Closet Plant Enthusiast

Hidden talent? I can convince children I’m bald…just ask

If my life could have a theme song, it would be…. Setting Sail by the Chieftains…

The best thing about camp will be… All the Joyful people!