“Hi, our names are Freek (pronounced “Frake”) and Jessie van den Beukel. We have three young sons; Benjamin (5), Reece (3) and Caspar (1).
For both Jessie and I our lives and faith have been enormously impacted by the Christian youth camps that we attended. For me growing up in the Netherlands, I went to various Christian camps and festivals that laid the foundation for my faith, and Jessie has been part of the Pine Lake camps since she was a little girl, both as visitor, councillor and speaker. We met at Bibleschool in Germany in 2003, and I moved to Calgary in 2005. We’re both artists, and I’m a carpenter by trade.
Being in a position to be able to help make this encounter with God happen for youth today is a huge privilege to us as we see how it shaped our lives, and the lives of many around us. As a family we’re excited to take good care of the camp and the site, and make sure it’s physically in the best shape it can be.”