Meet the Staff


Jarl Hill – Executive Director

Jarl and Elisa Hill have three children: Joshua, Michael, and Isaac (left-right). Jarl has been serving as the Executive Director at Bethel Christian Camp since 2003. Jarl has been a public high school teacher and came to Columbia to work on his Masters at Columbia International University. Before working as the director at Bethel, Jarl and Elisa volunteered at the camp several years in a row. Elisa serves as the office manager.


Tom O’Brien – Program Director

Tom and Ann O’Brien have three children: Thomas, Kendall, and Wesley. Tom is the Programming Director for Bethel Christian Camp. Tom has been on staff at Bethel since spring of 2004. Tom brings 16 years of summer camping experience to the job, and a heart to serve campers and staff. Tom is a Red Cross certified Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor, NRA Rifle Instructor, NFAA Archery Instructor, is trained in Ropes Course Facilitation and Safety, and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder with additional certifications in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED, Emergency Oxygen Administration, and Emergency First Aid. The O’Brien family comes to the camp from Virginia Beach, VA where Tom had been working as an Engineering Technician for URS Corp, and serving at Community Church of Chesapeake as the Deacon of Worship. Ann served as Camp Cook this past summer and currently home schooling their children.   


Elease Anderson – Girl’s Head Counselor

Elease (Skippy) Anderson has served ten summers at Bethel, and we are excited to have her as our Girl’s Head Counselor in the summer! Elease has a degree in Youth Ministries and Bible from Columbia International University, and is currently a Youth Worker at Shandon Baptist Church.