Meet The Team

Chris Brenner
Camp Director

This marks Chris’s 15th summer as the Camp Director at Resica Falls and is excited for the whole new experience Virtual Camp will bring. An Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Unami Lodge, Chris has many years of Scouting experience, including 15 years as a Scoutmaster, various work on district and council committees, one summer as Camp Director at Treasure Island. A retired school teacher of 35 years, Chris’s expert leadership has become a standard of Resica Falls. Chris’s favorite candy is Swedish Fish. Contact Chris at chris.brenner@resicafalls.org.

Steve Mach
Assistant Camp Director

Steve is in his 12th summer at Resica Falls, and his fifth as Assistant Camp Director. Previously, he has worked as Handicraft Director, Commissioner, and Program Director. He is also an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Unami Lodge, One. A high school social studies teacher and the main architect of Virtual Camp, Steve is always looking for ways to make camp better. Steve’s favorite color is green. Contact Steve at steve.mach@resicafalls.org.

Jerry Reed
Business Manager

Jerry brings over 45 years of camp experience to the table as he oversees the administrative operations of Virtual Camp. Previously, this Vigil Honor member of Unami Lodge, One has worked as a Program Commissioner, Evening Program Coordinator, Program Director, COPE Director, Assistant Camp Director, and Camp Director at three different camps – Tri-Mount, Barton, and Resica Falls, as well as on the faculty of many National Camping Schools. Jerry’s favorite spice is salt. Contact Jerry at jerry.reed@resicafalls.org.

Bobby Burkhart
Head Counselor

Bobby returns for his second summer on the leadership team to serve as the Head Counselor for Virtual Camp. This is his 9th summer on camp staff, previously serving primarily on Aquatics staff. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Unami Lodge, One, and works as a special education teacher. Bobby is filled with energy and enthusiasm for camp. Bobby enjoys telling “Dad jokes” in his free time. Contact Bobby at bobby.burkhart@resicafalls.org.

Jacob Huff
Assistant Head Counselor

Jacob has 18 years of camp staff experience and over a decade in education that he brings to his role as the Assistant Head Counselor of Virtual Camp. An Eagle Scout, he has served as Shooting Sports Director and Head Commissioner in previous summers and worked in aquatics at another camp before joining us at Resica in 2010. His care and concern for our campers knows no bounds. Jacob’s favorite movie is Star Wars. Contact Jacob at jacob.huff@resicafalls.org.

Andy Connell
Activities Coordinator

Andy brings 9 years of camp staff experience to the table in his role of Activities Coordinator for Virtual Camp. This Eagle Scout has previously worked as Civics Director, Program Commissioner, and Assistant Program Director. Andy is an integral part of the success of Resica Falls. Andy’s favorite board game is Clue. Contact Andy at andy.connell@resicafalls.org.

Nick McKee
Ranger

This is Nick’s sixth summer as the Ranger at Resica Falls. An Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member, Nick has worked in many different areas of camp over the past 17 years, including Handicraft, Dining Hall, QM, and spending two years as the Assistant Ranger at Musser Scout Reservation. Nick’s work ethic has been vital to camp since his return to Resica in 2015. Join him on digital excursions around the reservation this summer in our Virtual Camp. Nick’s favorite food is bear meat. Contact Nick at nicholas.mckee@scouting.org.

John Bickel
Director of Outdoor Adventures

John is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member who previously served as the Dan Beard Director, Head Commissioner, and Program Director at Resica Falls. After two summers as the Camp Director at Musser Scout Reservation, this former lodge chief took a break from our camping operations, while also continuing to serve on National Camping School staff. A professional scouter, John has served the Cradle of Liberty Council in a variety of positions, including district executive, council program director, and senior development director. Now back in the program world, John’s support of the Resica Falls team is a major factor in the success of our 2020 Virtual Camp. John’s favorite football team is the Philadelphia Eagles. Contact John at john.bickel@scouting.org.