WORK AT CAMP

BE A PART OF SOMETHING FUN, CHALLENGING AND OUT OF THE ORDINARY THIS SUMMER!


CAMP POSITIONS


This summer you have the opportunity to make an eternal difference by dedicating your time to ministering to youth! Consider joining the Shekinah Ranch family, and experience a summer filled with memories in a rustic and adventurous Camp atmosphere.

CABIN LEADERS

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BARN MANAGER

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BREAKFAST AND LUNCH COOK

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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DAY CAMP DIRECTOR

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TEEN DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR

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IMPORTANT STAFF DATES

5/31

Staff Move-In /

Welcome Dinner

Join us the night before staff clean-up/ training begins for a fun evening of dinner, games and worship as we gear up for the start of Staff Training Week!

6/01

to

6/05


6/08

to

6/12

Staff Clean-Up

Week

Staff Clean-Up week is mandatory for all staff and will be conducted

Monday, June 1st - Friday, June 5th.

Staff Training

Week

Staff Training week is mandatory for all staff and will be conducted

Monday, June 8th - Friday, June 12th.

 

6/13

Community Family

Fun Fest

This is a free event for our local Mon Valley community to come and see what Shekinah Ranch Camp is all about! All Shekinah Staff must be present for this event to assist in running activities such as Face Painting, Zip Lining, Climbing Wall, etc.

6/14

 to 07/31

Shekinah Camp Season

  • June 14 - 19 (Co-Ed)
  • June 21 - 26 (All Girl)
  • June 28 - July 3 (Co-Ed)
  • July 5 - 10 (All Girl)
  • July 12 - 17 (Co-Ed)
  • July 19 - 24 (All Girl)
  • July 26 - 31 (All Girl)

8/03

to 8/05

Staff Clean-Up & Close-Out

Staff Clean-Up & Close-Out is mandatory for all staff and will be conducted

Monday, August 3rd- Wednesday, August 5th.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR

"I have had a love for horses and cowboy blood running through my veins ever since I can remember." 

- Pastor Tom Ravasio


Pastor Thomas Ravasio


Tom Ravasio comes from a large family of eight brothers and sisters. Tom grew up with a passion for horses, which led him to work after school and on weekends at a ranch in his community. There he became an experienced rider and owned two of his own horses.

He left home at the age of 18 and moved to Florida to pursue a new life. Two years later Tom met a man who eventually earned his trust and led him to faith in Jesus Christ. That took place on July 4, 1982. A radical change was evident in Tom's life and he immediately began to serve the Lord through his local church and then with the missionary organization "Operation Mobilization" on their ship "LOGOS". This missionary experience took him to over 24 countries through Central and South America, the Caribbean Islands, the Eastern Coast of the United States and Canada. It was during this two-year term that Tom met his wife Karen and they were married in December of 1986.

Tom then returned to Florida for ministry studies at Trinity College of Florida. Tom earned a Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Ministries, graduating in 1991. Late in 1991 Tom began to sense the Lord leading him to return to the place where he grew up. He and his family returned to Monongahela, PA in July of 1992.

While at home, the Lord began to merge his childhood love for horses into a camp ministry calling. Shekinah Western Camp became a reality during the summer of 2002. He is also the author of the "LORD of the HORSES" book series which has captivated the imaginations of hundreds of youth and adults.

Tom and Karen have three daughters and three grandsons. The Ravasio family lives on a 20-acre farm where Tom enjoys caring for his horses and spending time with his family. He also serves as the Staff Counselor and Associate Pastor of Journey By Grace Free Methodist Church in Belle Vernon, PA.