We are the Sanders and Cone families and are blessed to be the new directors at Deer Creek Camp. Our family of three brothers, one sister, our spouses, and our kids make up the crew that will continue to lead Deer Creek Camp.
Mama & Papa Bear founded DCC as a Christ-centered, life-changing, camp experience. We purpose and pray the same today as we live, lead, and camp in the legacy of all that God has done.
Steve and Caroline Cone
Celeste, Finn, Grayson, Alec, Moses, Charlie, Wesley
Steve and Caroline met while serving at a summer camp together in 2000. After serving for 13 years full time as a Camp Director in Pennsylvania, the Lord led them to Texas. They are excited to be back in camp ministry, serving at Deer Creek Camp. Both Steve and Caroline are busy serving in multiple areas at camp, as well as raising their family.
John Caleb and Jade Sanders
Easton, Beckham, Gunner
John Caleb and Jade met at Liberty University, where both were involved in Division 1 sports (basketball and volleyball). After graduating in 2014, they stayed in the Lynchburg area for several years working their business of renovating houses. John Caleb is heading up the maintenance area at Deer Creek while Jade is managing the Camp Store.
Thomas and Kayla Sanders
Isaiah, Owen, Emma, Shiloh
We were college sweethearts that lived our first years of marriage living in Israel, Europe, and South America as Thomas pursued a professional basketball career. That chapter closed and Sugar Land, TX was our home for 8 years. God's timing is perfect and we are richly blessed to be serving at Deer Creek Camp. We are most excited about working in a ministry and touching young lives with the love of Jesus!
Jesse and Courtney Sanders
Ava, Elijah, Gabriel, Noelle
Jesse and Courtney met at Liberty University and have been married for 9 years. Six of those years were spent living abroad as Jesse was playing professional basketball. They have been blessed with four incredible children. They are thankful to be back home in Texas now, and are thrilled with the amazing opportunity to reach kids for Christ through Deer Creek Camp.
John and Bobbie Bono
S.O.W.E.R.S on Assignment
John and Bobbie first came to Deer Creek Camp in 2017 while working with the S.O.W.E.R.S (Servants on Wheels) ministry. They have since stayed on Assignment, with Deer Creek being their residence. John and Bobbie both serve in multiple roles here at camp including maintenance, kitchen help, camp store, grounds, and office.
Halah Garrison was raised here in Medina, Texas. She was a camper here for 12 years and was a part of our summer staff for three. She has now joined DCC full-time, ready and excited to do so much more! Halah fills in multiple roles here at camp including Adventure Camp and LIA program development, housekeeping, and food service.
Ann Wells was raised here in Medina, Texas, and has been with Deer Creek Camp since 2013. 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.
Head of Food Services
Alma has been a part of Deer Creek Camp since the beginning. She brings many of years of experience to our food service. Her food is the bomb! Just ask any of our campers.