Chasing the Wilderness

New Executive Director

[fa icon="calendar"] November 07, 2018 / by Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp

Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp

OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We are VERY excited to introduce our new executive director to you today! Meet Brent Ankrom, learn about him and his family and their long time passion for camp!

Brent Ankrom

008A2348a
"My wife Arlene and I moved to the Willow Creek site at the end of August with  me starting as Director Oct 1. I have spent the last 25 years directing 2 camps - one in Alberta and one in Manitoba but have worked in camps every summer but one since 1979. I owe so much to the ministry of camp. I came to know Christ at a camp when I was 15, was discipled and grew in leadership at camp, met my wife at camp and our 4 kids have all grown up at camp. 
One of the blessings of camp has been to see kids come to Christ, to grow in their faith and develop as leaders just as I did. 
 
Camp for me was a place to find love and acceptance and 
a place to belong. My mom died when I was 13 and my father spent the last years on his life alone on the streets of Vanc. I lived in foster homes, spent some time living on the streets and ended up living in a small one room apartment when I was 15.
Being loved was a far off notion. I went to camp that summer, as I had been doing since I was nine, but the love of God finally became real and I accepted Christ that summer. My last 15 years were spent directing a camp for kids specifically from single parent, foster and group homes. It was so exiting to share the love of God with so many and see kid's hearts open up to the love of God.
 
I heard about Blue Bronna through a friend of mine who worked here in the late 90s and early 2000s. BBWC is all he talks about when you start on about camp or horseback riding, or pack trips, or mountains!! I also had the pleasure of participating in a Men in Ministry Camp at BBWC back in 2006. It was definitely one of my highlights. Blue Bronna is in a beautiful area and with the small camps and great staff, there is has been and will remain great opportunities to evangelize and disciple people in their relationship with God.
008A2371a

My wife and our family look forward to being at BBWC and to meeting many of you we hope. Two of
our girls are still at home with us. Hannah and Bethany are in high school in High River. My oldest daughter Katie is studying at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC and our son Caleb is living and working in Edmonton with plans to go to NAIT in the fall. The girls love to ride and have their own horses. Caleb loves to fish. Arlene and I love all things camp. 
 
We would love to hear of your Blue Bronna experience. We always love sitting and visiting and having dessert."
 
Blessings,
Brent
 
You can reach out to Brent by emailing him at: brent@bluebronna.org  We are excited for you all to meet Brent in the coming months!

Topics: Updates, Insider, News