Meet the Team
Rockhaven Camp and Retreat Center is an outdoor ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Bozeman. All Board representatives are current members of FPC Bozeman. The Camp Director is the only full-time year-round staff member. Rockhaven’s summer Uncamp program is reliant upon exceptional summer seasonal staff, positions include the Camp Cook, Assistant Director, Lead Counselor, and Camp Counselors. Summer contracts begin in June and end in August.
As Camp Director, Chandler handles all the primary responsibilities of organizational management. The Camp Director oversees programs, guest services, property and facilities, and human resources at Rockhaven Camp. Chandler works collaboratively with the Rockhaven Board on long range strategic planning and implementation.
Chandler joins the Rockhaven community after four years serving as the Education Program Manager for a conservation and education nonprofit in Maryland. She received her dual degree in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies from Rhodes College in 2018 and is currently working toward her graduate degree in Science Education at Montana State University. Chandler is passionate about the transformative power of summer camp and strongly believes nature is one of the best places to find spiritual connection. Contact Chandler at [email protected] or (406) 451-7092.
Randy Larimer has been involved with Rockhaven since the late 1980’s as a participant, camper, volunteer, committee member, visionary and currently board chair.
A message from Randy: “Rockhaven is a place where you can drop your cares at the gate, look up at Sheep Rock for inspiration and focus on camps and projects while making a difference in this unique location along the Gallatin River. Rockhaven is about relationships and God is at work through each individual that comes thru the front gate. It has been rewarding to have worked with so many people over the years to see Rockhaven grow to what it is today.”
A retired Bozeman family physician, John has been a member of the Rockhaven Board since 2014. He and his wife, Judy, appreciate what Rockhaven has provided their own family and to whoever is blessed to be able to spend time there. Peace and connections with God, nature and others in a beautiful setting beneath Sheep Rock and alongside the Gallatin River.
Dan’s soul has long been nurtured by the spiritual healing available at Rockhaven. He has attended camp as an adult, his children attended summer camp as youth, and this summer a grandchild will attend Uncamp for the first time. Although Dan has been privileged to lead many worship services at Rockhaven through the years, he maintains God’s overwhelming presence can be felt just as strongly while performing menial tasks like pulling weeds in the shadow of Sheep Rock on a cool summer evening.
Rockhaven has been a treasure for the Haynes family. Rockhaven provided a needed diversion from their busy lives and enabled them to develop lasting relationships with the FPC family.
A message from George: “I’ve found being on the Rockhaven Board as an opportunity to consider long-term issues, such as sustaining the camp, to short-term challenges, such as helping at work days to paint, pull weeds, and rake wood chips in getting ready for another camping season. As a FPC community, we’re blessed to have been assigned the responsibility of taking care of this treasure.”