Catalyst Camps, a division of
Cedar Lake Ministries, is located 45 miles south of Chicago, Illinois
in Northwest Indiana, just east of US-41 in Cedar Lake, Indiana


Catalyst Summer Camps
Food Service Director
Heather BontragerName
Heather Bontrager

Goshen, Indiana

What I Do as Food Service Director
My responsibilities include preparing delicious and nutritious food and serving it to guests and campers in the most hospitable way.

Favorite Food
Homemade Ice Cream and also Black Beluga Lentils! Yes, I know they are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but I don't eat them at the same time!

Favorite Camp Activity
We have an event called "Carnival" during camps. We set it up so that the food is inter-mixed throughout the games on the mesa overlooking the lake. Being able to interact with the kids and watch them play their games while eating corn dogs, elephant ears and caramel apples is just, well, -- great!

Favorite Bible Verse:
"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." Philippians 3:12

About Me
I actually didn't grow up attending Christian camps as a youngster. I was working at a country club after college when one of my friends started talking about Christian camping. Hearing all the stories of lives being changed and transformed really stuck with me. I've now been working at Cedar Lake Ministries and Catalyst Camps for over 10 years, and I can say, without a doubt or hesitation, that I've seen God do some pretty amazing things here not only with our campers and guests but also with our staff.





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