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(707) 743-1621

17856 Van Arsdale Road
Potter Valley, CA 95469



Get to Know Our Team at Hartstone Bible Camp

Meet Dave & Julie Dick

Dave Dick is the Executive Director of the Hartstone Bible Camp. He was born and raised in Ukiah, California and became a Christian in high school. (Click here to read Dave’s testimony) Shortly after his conversion, he believed God was calling him into full-time occupational ministry. After high school he became very involved in his local church where he gained experience in various types of ministry. He graduated with an AA degree from the Mendocino College and transferred to The Master’s University. In 2005 he received his BA in Biblical Studies with a minor in Student Ministries. It was there that he met his wonderful bride, Julie. During his time at Master’s, Dave served as an R.A. (Resident Assistant over a dormitory) and was heavily involved in student leadership. He also served on staff at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA as the Worship in Music Director for the High School Student Ministries Department. After he graduated, he accepted an Associate Pastor position back in his hometown. He oversaw College, High School, and Junior High School Student Ministries as well as the Music Ministry in the church. He also has secondary teaching experience at a private Christian school where he taught Junior and Senior High School Bible Classes. Dave plays the guitar and has a deep love for music and leading God’s people in worship. In his earlier years as a Christian, he had the opportunity to be a part of a Christian rock band touring throughout the state and producing albums. Currently, he enjoys serving in the worship music needs of his local church and leading and writing children’s church songs. In regard to the Christian Camping Ministry, Dave has a huge passion and conviction to see it thrive. Not only being personally affected by coming to faith in Jesus Christ at a camp, Dave has served as a camp counselor, camp program staff leader, camp music director, and camp speaker. He also ministers through preaching, he has been a guest speaker for various Academic Chapels, Church Services, Retreats/Conferences and some Television and Radio. He serves on his local community board as well as on the board of directors that represent Christian Camping in the Northern California region. Dave became the Director of the Hartstone Bible Camp in 2014 and is currently pursuing his MDiv at the Cornerstone Seminary. He has a deep love for Christ and His Church and is excited to serve in fulfilling Hartstone Bible Camp's Mission Statement, which is: "To share Christ's love by serving churches through a camp experience." Julie is a full-time wife, mother, and home school teacher. As the former Food Service Manager at Hartstone, she now enjoys focusing on the responsibilities of her home and assisting Hartstone on the side when needed. Both Dave and Julie are actively involved in the Potter Valley Bible Church and help with leading in the worship through music ministry and overseeing the Children’s Church ministry together. They love being a part of the Potter Valley Community and feel so blessed to live and serve in such an incredible place. Dave and Julie have four children: Darcy, Zoey, Maylee, and Stetson.

Meet Jens & Courtney Tulip

Jens and Courtney Tulip are back once again! They have enjoyed a season away for travel and visiting family and are now back for more fun and service at Hartstone. They have served at HBC throughout their married life.


Jens was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He enjoyed the grand outdoors of Alaska going on many hiking, camping trips with family and friends. For college he attended The Masters University in Santa Clarita, California. He majored in Pre Physical Therapy and it was there he met Courtney. 


Courtney is no stranger to Hartstone, since her childhood she has enjoyed attending camps each year with her home church Potter Valley Bible Church. She was raised in Potter Valley and grew up with a love for God and His creation. After two years of attending the local Mendocino Junior College, she transferred to The Master’s University and it was there that she met Jens. 


Jens now serves at Hartstone’s Projects and Repairs Manager for the camp. Courtney is thankful for the opportunity to be home with their four children: Milly, Piper, Sally, and baby Peter. They hope to instill in their children a love for God and His ways as they serve the Lord here at Hartstone.

Meet Joel & Kyrstyn Thompson

Joel and Kyrstyn are the newest addition to the Hartstone Bible Camp family. They were hired on as full-time staff members in October 2018. While they both served in the past as seasonal part-time summer staff, they are excited to step into a new role serving in full time ministry year-round.


Joel serves at Hartstone as both the General Maintenance & Food Service Manager. Kyrstyn assists Joel in the Food Service Manager Position where she plans the menus, does the food ordering, schedules the staff and gets to have fun in the kitchen cooking, baking, and serving the Hartstone guests. The Thompson’s were married in June of 2018 and are enjoying serving the Lord together in the ministry of Hartstone.

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Spend Your Summer at Our Northern California Christian Campground!

Are you interested in joining the team at our Christian campground and conference retreat center in Northern California? Without the work of our team members, we would not be able to serve our campers and provide a Christ-centered camp experience for the many churches and ministries we serve throughout our area. Close to Blue Lakes, Lake Mendocino, Lake Pillsbury, and just an hour from the Mendocino Coast, Hartstone is a great place to serve the Lord while enjoying His marvelous creation. Our fall and spring staff groups at Hartstone Bible Camp are made up of all volunteer positions. During the summer, we have between 10 and 15 paid positions available for our Summer Staff.


If you are interested in volunteering or joining us for the summer, please contact the Camp Director—and be sure to watch our past Summer Staff videos below for a little glimpse of what it's like to spend your summer at Hartstone!

Recent Summer Staff Video