Caleb and Jen SappDonate Now
Why We're Here
We are passionate about moving past stereotypes to be the hands and feet of Christ. It is incredible to see youth, families, and young adults alike begin to digest concepts of humility, courage, and perseverance through an outdoor adventure and experiential education context rooted in a Christian worldview. We also love seeing summer staff and staff step into leadership positions and lead others.Give to the Sapps
Caleb grew up in Eastern Washington and was first introduced to the outdoors through his youth pastor. His experiences backpacking in Idaho and Oregon expanded his perspective on how both rest and challenge can bring people into closer relationships with God. In college, he was a student at Prairie Bible College’s Explore program, which partnered with Camp Bighorn at the time. Here, he was able to develop his outdoor skills. Later, he came on staff in 2008, launching an at-risk youth program–Venture–at Bighorn. Caleb loves white water kayaking, camping, hiking, and hanging out with his family.
Also growing up in Washington, Jen first came to Bighorn in 2006 as a youth group leader. She was impressed to see how the ropes course could be facilitated for deep connection and growth. This experience led her to join staff later that year. Jen is an introvert who enjoys watching people be challenged through the outdoors. She loves to connect with others in a small group or individual context. Caleb and Jen met each other at Bighorn!
I’ve been in this role for 13+ years, partnering with local therapeutic boarding schools and after school programs to create character building outdoor opportunities for youth. I also write many annual grants and am the lead kayak instructor.
• B.A. Youth Ministry - Prairie Bible College, 2006
• Nationally Registered EMT - Licensed in State of Montana
• Wilderness EMT - Aerie School of Backcountry Medicine
• AMGA Top Rope Site Management (cert non-current)
• White Water Rescue Technician - Rescue 3 International (in past)
• Wilderness Education Association - National Standard Program (in past)
Others say I have the ability to karaoke to Weird Al Yankovich's “Amish Paradise.” I would say some ability.
I help out with dishes, cooking, set-up, cleaning, and everything in between. As an empathetic introvert, I am often awed by the energy and action of camp but so thankful for the life giving influence in so many souls!
I’m a licensed massage therapist, and I love using this skill to bless others.
We have one daughter Aneliese Montana; and in addition to adventuring alongside us, she enjoys art, rock climbing, and Legos.