summer camps in Texas

Jim and Pam Behling
Founders & Spiritual Director/Registrar

Jim and Pam Behling are the couple behind Deer Creek Family Camp, Inc. and have more than thirty years of experience in Camping and Hospitality Ministry throughout camps in Texas and the U.S.

Some of Jim’s accomplishments include…Ranch Manager at T Bar M Tennis Ranch and Conference Center, New Braunfels, and the CEO of Kanakuk Kamps, Branson, MO. Jim was a deacon at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in New Braunfels, and has served on Christian Camping International Board of Directors.

Pam raised two boys Todd 48 and Tobin 42, while attending and graduating with honors from Texas A&M and currently is grandmother of three grand-girls. Pam taught High School - English and World History for 20 years




Veronica "Vern" Laborde
Marketing Manager/Womens Director

Vern grew up in San Antonio, Texas and went on to graduate from Texas Christian University in 2014. She first came to Deer Creek in 2009 and served as a member of the Cor Team. That was the summer she fell in love with the ministry and continued to serve another 6 summers in different roles such as counselor, covenant leader, photographer, and videographer. She spent a year up at Sky Ranch as a member of their Legacy Fellowship program where she was able to experience camp ministry from a different perspective. She is excited to be back home at Deer Creek, further growing her camp family.




Ann Wells

Ann Wells was raised here in Medina, Texas, and has been with Deer Creek Camp for three years. Previously, She worked for Love Creek Orchards for over twenty years as a bookkeeper and office manager. She is married to Buddy Wells and she has three children and six grandchildren.



Alma Fernandez
Head of Food Services

Alma has been a part of Deer Creek Camp since the beginning. Her food is the bomb! Just ask any of our campers.


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