Camp Staff

Our Mission

To provide an energetic camping environment that includes extreme sport and team activities with a focus on spiritual growth and development.

Taylor Allen

Taylor Allen

Program Director

Before becoming Program Director, Taylor Allen worked as the YOM Summer Camps Game Coordinator/Skit Coordinator, giving him a great background for bringing out the fun aspect that campers enjoy. He’s been a part of the camp staff since 2017 and works closely with the college student staff, leading and mentoring them as they influence campers for Christ.

Taylor’s heart for camp is to help create an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth and to challenge campers to take their next step spiritually.

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Camp Administrator

Dr. Mike Davis has experienced camp life as a camper, parent, and grandparent. Before joining the YOM Summer Camps team, he served for 18 years as an associate, youth, music, and senior pastor, and currently teaches Bible classes and is the Dean of Graduate Students at PCC. After 13 years of working with campers, Dr. Davis became Camp Administrator in 2021.

Dr. Davis provides vital support for the rest of the leadership team, allowing for a fun, safe, quality environment. Every year, he hopes that campers can experience new things at camp while deepening their walk with God.

Mark Ward

Mark Ward

Assistant Camp Administrator

Mark Ward began working with YOM Camps in 2019 and quickly took on the leadership role of Assistant Camp Administrator in 2023. Before joining the camp team, Mark served as a senior pastor in Indiana, where he also oversaw the church’s overnight summer camp program for several years. Currently, Mark is a student-favorite Bible faculty member teaching Bible content and biblical counseling classes.

Mark’s goal for campers is that they would come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and that they would take the next step in their walk with Him through spiritual growth.

Our Team

Along with the camp directors, the staff is composed of students from Pensacola Christian College who have dedicated their summer to serving teens. Their main desire is to help campers grow in their relationship with Christ. Before camp begins, the students go through vigorous training in preparation for the arrival of the teens.

From the start of camp on Monday to the closing breakfast on Friday, the staff is alongside the teens, building relationships at every activity, meal, and during recreation time. They lead their team through competition and game time and share the Word of God during nightly cabin devotions. At least two staff members stay on every floor in the residence halls, making them available to meet campers’ needs 24/7.

Team leaders
Staff choir
Red team
Red team meeting
Girls team leaders
Team leader directing Campers to Residence Hall
Team leaders checking in campers
Team leader starting a wave
Team leaders posing for a picture