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Building Team Ci 3.0

A key aspect to every Ci Summer Camp is the team the Lord brings together to accomplish our mission.

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Building Team Ci 3.0

A key aspect to every Ci Summer Camp is the team the Lord brings together to accomplish our mission.

A lot of planning, miles traveled, and prayer goes into assembling the Camp Infinity summer team! Here's a taste of what it takes. . . 

The Right Timing

Camp director Dan & his assistant Emily, begin the plans to build the next summer team in early October, months before camp begins. This is an exciting and challenging time as they begin connecting with college STEM students who are passionate about their field of study and about connecting STEM with a biblical worldview. 

The Team travels to several colleges around the East Coast to let faculty and students know about Ci’s staffing needs–namely counselors, teachers, media specialists (to capture the expressions and excitement of STEM campers), and a program manager (to keep the program flowing). 

The Right “Ingredients”

For a camp as unique as Camp Infinity, all our summer team members must demonstrate:

*a love for God

*a love for STEM

*a love for teaching young people

*a love for the young earth creation worldview

You can probably imagine the excitement each year when we see how God brings a new team together that shares these four loves! 

Last week the Team visited Potter's Ranch, a beautiful Christian wilderness retreat facility, to discuss lodging and meal plans. Then they travelled to Cedarville University to see Ci 2.0 team members and recruit Ci 3.0 members. Next they went to the Creation Museum to begin planning the exciting Ci 3.0 Summer Camp activities that will take place there. Lastly, they stopped by the Anderson University STEM Fair to recruit new team members. It was a busy week!

Here is the Ci team that works together year round. From left to right - Dan Wooster, director, Joel Leineweber, graphic designer, Joy Wilkins, Creation Museum special events representative, Jason Goff, social media manager, Emily Barney, assistant to the director.

Here is the booth set up at the Anderson University STEM Fair where twelve STEM majors, all guys, expressed interest in working this summer at Camp Infinity!

It is always a blessing to connect with past summer team members, in this case Katie Malik from Ci 2.0, as she pursues her degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology at Cedarville University. The Team enjoyed a time of pizza with Ci 2.0 Summer Team members and shared Ci with some potential new summer team members. 

At Ci there’s excitement in the air as summer camps get closer and as we see God’s hand at work bringing together just the right people to excite and equip the next generation of STEM lovers with God’s Word and science. We can’t wait to see what God does this year! If you have a child who enjoys learning about science & technology from a biblical worldview perspective, be sure and check out our camp schedule for this summer. 

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Emily Barney

In addition to her strong organizational skills and heart for children's safety and well being, Emily brings to Camp Infinity a valuable perspective as a mother of two boys. She is happily married to a pastor. In addition, she works as the Children's Ministries Director at her local church. Visitors often comment on the high level of safety they experience when leaving their children under the supervision of Emily's team.

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Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

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Max Lorentz

Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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