Ben – Manager

He and his family moved from Canberra in 2018, where Ben had spent some time school teaching and pastoring a church. He grew up on a farm near Gloucester, and has fond memories of coming to Camp Elim on numerous school, youth and church camps.

Ben is looking forward to partnering with various ministries and seeing how God can use his gifts at Camp Elim.

He has a blog at to try and increase interest in running a coding camp at Camp Elim.

Jaz – Office Administrator

Jaz grew up in the local area and loves 4WDing, camping and the bush. She has worked numerous jobs in retail and in the health sector. Jaz joined the team here in 2019. She is putting her accounting qualifications to work in the office, and will most likely be the friendly person who takes your next booking.

Rodney – Caretaker/Groundsperson

Rodney has been in the local area for the last 15 years. He is our longest standing employee, working at Elim for 13 years. Rodney loves riding his motorbike, playing with engines, and the outdoors. Rodney has a background in outdoor maintenance and delivery driving.

You can thank Rodney for keeping the lawns, gardens and buildings at Elim looking great!

Alison – Cleaning

Alison moved to Forster from Canberra 10 years ago. When Alison isn’t spending time with her children she loves crafting. Alison started working at Camp Elim in 2018. Alison is excited to serve here at Elim, and works hard to ensure your accommodation is clean when you come and visit.

James – Ministry Coordinator / Activities Instructor

James started working at Camp Elim in 2019. He has previously worked with Anglican Youthworks as an Activities Instructor. He loves spending time with his family and the outdoors. James is currently studying to be a High School teacher.

James will be keen to work in partnership with Christian schools and church groups to support and build on Christian Education through activities, talks and Bible studies.

Bailey – Activities Instructor/ Maintenance / Kitchen

Bailey moved to the Forster area in 2018, and having completed his training in Outdoor Education, he started working at Camp Elim in 2019. Bailey loves the outdoors and is good at heights, and provides much needed help in the kitchen.