Les Clemens

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What year did you start at Camp Susque?


What kind of experience do you have in your field?

Pastor for 37 years; camp chaplain for many years.

What kind of schooling do you have?

Bachelors Degree Tyndale University

Where were you born and raised?

1961 raised in Ontario Canada

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I almost became a Mountie

What was your first job?


Describe your perfect day off?

Comfy chair, coffee and a good book

Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever been?

A hut in the middle of Africa surrounded by hippos

What’s one thing on your bucket list that you’d love to do?


What is your favorite Scripture?

Galatians 5:1

What is your favorite area at Camp Susque?

The porch

What is the story behind your fun photo prop?

See "Describe your perfect day off" question

Describe your job at Camp Susque in a nutshell, and what is your favorite day in the life of your job?

Ministering to the staff and building partnerships with churches

What are you good at? 

What challenges you?

What is your favorite camp memory as a child?

The view of the mountains

When did you become a Christian?


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