Kevin Cullum at Tree Chapel

Kevin Cullum

Bachelor of Science in Political Science
George Mason University

Kevin is the Executive Director for Camp Bear Creek. He arrived in April 2004 with his wife, Shelley. Kevin and Shelley have three children: Maggie, Alex, and Sara.

Kevin was born in Columbia, South Carolina and later moved to Richmond, Virginia where he spent most of his adolescent life. He graduated with a Political Science degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During his summers while attending college, he worked at Camp Hanover, a Presbyterian Camp located outside of Richmond, Virginia. After graduation, Kevin worked for a Sports Marketing Company as well as a Property Management Company in Washington, D.C. He then altered his life journey towards a career in camping. He became Camp Director for the Kiddie Keep Well Camp located in Edison, New Jersey. The camp served 150 to 175 underprivileged children each week on its 13 acre site. Kevin received “the call” from Camp Bear Creek in January 2004 to return to camping ministry. He hopes “youth have the opportunity to enjoy the experiential learning aspect of camp in a loving and supportive Christian environment. There is nothing better than seeing a child build self-esteem as they overcome a challenge on the low ropes course or make a new lifelong friend during their time at camp.”

Kevin enjoys camping, canoeing, soccer, golf, and most other outdoor sports. His favorite food is General Tso’s Chicken and his favorite movie is the Star Wars Saga. In fact, rumor has it that he has a collection of Star Wars outfits that he wears every now and then. So beware in case you run into “Darth Vader” the next time you visit the Camp office.

Kevin has worked with the Camp Board of Trustees to set a vision for the future of Bear Creek so that it can allow more participants, young and old, to experience the beauty of the setting and the fellowship with others. 

Kevin’s favorite Bible passage is Romans 12:9-13: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”


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