Interim Managers

David and Janine have been married for 45 years, have 2 children and 8 grandchildren.

They attend Taree Baptist Church and take annual holidays at Camp Elim.

David previously managed Camp Elim for 13 years, and has now stepped back into the role as interim manager.

Bookings Officer

Deb grew up in Forster, and has worked in various accommodation sites and in Insurance. She started working at Elim in 2023 
Deb is no stranger to Camp Elim. Her dad was once the pastor of Forster Baptist Church at a time when Forster Baptist Church was heavily involved in the ministries of Camp Elim. 
Deb does lots of work in the background to ensure your booking run smoothly. 

Maintenance / Activities

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 moved to Forster from Canberra 10 years ago and started working at Camp Elim in 2018.  

Alison is excited to serve as cook here at Elim, and works hard to ensure you have a good feed on your next catered group.

When Alison isn’t spending time with her children she loves crafting.

Activities / Maintenance

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, is good at heights enjoys being on the water. He is often found leading groups of children in their outdoor activities.

He also provides much needed help in the kitchen, garden, and around the site. 

Cleaner / Kitchen

Julie started here in 2023, leaving behind her many years as a dental assistant.

She might be seen running activities or in the kitchen, but spends most of her time working hard to ensure your accommodation is clean when you come and visit. 

When she’s not at Elim, Julie loves taking her dog for bushwalks and snapping photographs of the local wildlife.

Office Administration

Ali and her husband moved to Forster from Sydney in 2009 to help start a local church. She has a degree in Health Science and a background in outdoor recreation.

Ali helps out at Elim in the office, on the website and social media. She is also assisting in coordinating the Getaway camps.

She enjoys spending time with her family exploring the natural treasures of the Barrington Coast.