Hey everyone! My name is Ben Kampen, also known as Scuttle, and I am so excited to be at camp this year as the Assistant Director! I affectionately borrow my camp name from the goofy, hare-brained seagull from “The Little Mermaid.” A scuttle is also a container used for carrying coal to a fire, an action which I hope to replicate in a small way this summer at Campfire by helping to bring hearts and minds closer to Jesus, setting them ablaze through the power of Christ’s love.
When not at Campfire, I live in Richmond Hill, a little bit north of Toronto. From there I am studying history at York University with hopes to be attending teacher’s college in the future, the Lord willing. I love to spend time outdoors, both for work and play. I enjoy both playing and watching sports, as well as spending time with friends and family.
One of my favourite things about camp is the simplicity that it requires. The wonders of God’s grace are simplified for everyone at camp week in and week out, and I constantly am surprised to find myself awed at the beauty of this simplicity. To add to that, the little, simple things are my other favourite things about camp; from constant hi-fives and smiles to the evening campfire and the stars, Campfire is such a wonderful, beautiful place, and I couldn’t be more excited to see you all there this summer!