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Brian and Beth Meaden

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Why we're here

Camp Bighorn has always been a place of challenge, adventure and discovery. Working here is a way we can use our giftings to enable others to do the same. As Executive Directors, we shape the vision of where Bighorn is heading, encourage and equip the staff team, and evaluate the organization to keep it on mission!

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Brian and Beth both grew up in the Pacific Northwest and met in high school while on a mission trip in Western Europe. They have always done life and ministry together and enjoy seeing the unique attributes that individuals bring to the table! Brian started out as a youth pastor; and after three years, they transitioned to working together with the same mission organization where they met in high school. Brian and Beth spent their summers leading mission trips throughout the world and later started a gap year school focused on missions, leadership and discipleship in Everett, WA.

Their story with Camp Bighorn started in 2004, and 14 years later they came back to join staff and serve as the Executive Directors.

Brian Meaden

Executive Director

I have been involved with youth development and leadership training since 2006. I enjoy using experiential education and wilderness settings to better understand the world, individuals and Jesus' story.


  • B.A. in Ministry from Prairie Bible College
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician (past)

Fun Fact

I am an ultra-marathon runner and completed my first 50 mile run in 2019!

Beth Meaden

Executive Director / Wild Events Coordinator

I have a B.S. in Business Management and Communication and am also Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certified. Before working at Bighorn, I spent 10 years working for a mission organization, leading overseas mission trips for high school students and later a gap-year school for college-age students. I love leading small groups, rock climbing, distance running, camping, and hiking. Summer is my preferred season, and I can't spend enough time outside!


  • BS in Business Management and Communication from Corban College
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Fun Fact

I started collecting children's books when I was 20, and many are still my favorite books to read today.


We have two little boys, Jude and Kael, who both love to run around exploring the wild.

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