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
When I started my journey with CBNW as a Counselor in the summer of 2018, I was shy, nervous, and intimidated. After just my first week with the campers, I felt the joy and warmth of my new camp family, and I’ve never looked back! Since then, I have become a Head Counselor, and now the Office Coordinator, too. The campers (and most of the staff) call me Spidey because Spider-Man is my favorite superhero. I love getting to be in the cabins, getting to know the campers and spending time with them. I am dedicated to this team and our campers, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to be.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pacific University in 2021, where I also minored in Dance and was part of the Cheer and Dance Team and Dance Ensemble. While writing my thesis on applied behavior analysis as an intervention for children on the autism spectrum, I worked as a registered behavior technician.
Aside from having fun at camp, I also enjoy reading, yoga, listening to Harry Styles, being outdoors, and spending time with my fiancé, Syd, and our fur babies. E-mail Hilary
I first started my adventure at CBNW in 2018, and now hold the full-time position of Program Director, overseeing all camp programs, retreats and events. I am always thrilled to welcome campers to each and every program — from Summer Camp to Adventure Camp, and everything in between! I am also a licensed nurse, as well as a registered behavioral technician.
I have served at several camps across the US with focuses on special populations — including pediatric and adult oncology, children of impoverished/disadvantaged households, and people of all ages with disabilities. Before my journey in the camp industry transitioned from a summer job to a year-round career, my work consisted of oncology and home health with the American Cancer Society, as well as MDHHS of Michigan.
I grew up in Michigan and adore mountains, botanical gardens, and chickens! While not at camp, I may be snuggling with my dog Kylo, exploring the forest, or crafting homemade pasta. 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 certifier 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 family members. 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 732-7222