GREETINGS FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Our staff, counselors, and volunteers at Camp Beausite learn way more from our campers than they do from us!
All CBNW staff and volunteers go through an extensive interview process, complete with background and reference checks. Once the decision is made to bring them onto the CBNW team, they go through a rigorous camp training course to create the best support for our campers, customers, and their community. Our staff are trained and certified in CPR/First Aid, Archery, Horseback Riding, and a myriad of other certifications. We also participate in local, regional, and national professional development opportunities and courses through the American Camp Association.
Camp Beausite Northwest is a safe and welcoming place for all because of the incredible amount of passion and commitment that is brought about by the camp staff family. We are all here because of you, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to serve and support.
Raina Baker, Executive Director
I was raised in a military family and we moved a lot! Never more than a year or two in one place. When I found Camp Beausite Northwest in the summer of 2019, I knew I was home. The campers, the staff, the families. I didn’t want to leave. It was the most “home” I had found in a long time. It was awesome. I am incredibly passionate about caring for people. ALL PEOPLE. I got my Certified Nursing Assistant certification in 2018, knowing that this was a path that would help me care for people who needed it the most. When I found out that I could utilize those skills at CBNW – it was a HUGE WIN! I eventually went on to attend Washington State University – GO COUGS! And I got my ultrasound technician license as well. But camp was calling me. So I returned to camp in 2021 to help get the team on their feet for the fall programs after COVID.
I now get to stay on at camp as the Program Coordinator where I will have the opportunity to support all of our programs, rental center, facilities, and growth! In my free time I love spending time with friends and being active. I am surrounded by some awesome animals, and while my favorite animal on the planet is a Sloth, I love spending time with my chicken Pebbles and my cat Tofu. My favorite thing to eat ever is Bread! I LOVE BREAD! I am so incredibly grateful to be a part of the CBNW family and basically plan on working at camp forever. E-mail Tinna
After spending two awesome summers (2018 and 2019) with our incredible campers and families at Camp Beausite Northwest, I am ecstatic to be continuing in a full-time roll as the Program Director, where I will oversee all of our camp programs and our retreat center.
I have served at several camps with focuses on special populations including youth and adults with learning disabilities, pediatric and adult oncology, children of impoverished/disadvantaged households, and people of all ages with disabilities. I have enjoyed my years of work within the camp industry at various camps, but Camp Beausite Northwest has always felt like home. I grew up in Michigan and adore mountains, botanical gardens, and chickens! I am a licensed nurse, as well as a registered behavioral technician. E-mail M
I have spent almost my entire life at camp – first as a camper, then CIT, counselor, horse riding staff, program director, and camp director. I am beyond excited to be a part of the CBNW team supporting our campers ability to have the Camp Experience. I grew up in Jefferson County and am overjoyed to be giving back to this community and beyond.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and a master’s degree from Gonzaga in Organizational Leadership. I am a certified master instructor and clinician for the Certified Horsemanship Association. Before joining the CBNW team, I spent 5 years working for the American Camp Association as the membership manager supporting the work of the camp industry across the nation.
In my time away from camp I can be found riding my horse, traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. I live just 4 miles away from camp in Chimacum with my husband, Mark, and several 4-legged furry animals. E-mail Raina
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Our Board of Advisors is vital to our team. It is comprised of local and regional professionals from various walks of life. They volunteer countless hours in the guidance and support of the executive director in regard to the strategic direction and development of the organization. The board of advisors assumes the fiduciary responsibilities of the organization as well as actively participating in work parties, fundraising, committee management, and the overall guidance of camp. Camp Beausite’s board members are all dedicated and passionate about fulfilling the mission of Camp Beausite Northwest.
For more information about the board of advisors or volunteering for committee work, please contact our executive director, Raina Baker, for the first steps towards becoming involved.
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