We know that along with Natural Beauty a major part of what makes Camp Cedar Glen special is its staff.  Our goal is to hire and train knowledgeable courteous and energetic staff to meet and hopefully exceed the needs of our groups. We are comprised mainly of a “Year Round” Staff and a “Seasonal” Staff.

Hosting Staff

Jason Kuiper, Director

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Jason joined Camp Cedar Glen in 2000, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation Administration from San Diego State University. Jason enjoys providing spaces and opportunities for guests to come to a greater understanding of the transforming power of Christ. His other passions are, spending time with his family, surfing, mountain biking, anything outdoors… 

Matt Schellenberg, Operations Manager

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Matt, his wife Robyn, and two children are from San Diego and joined our staff in the fall of 2012.  Matt enjoys spending time with his family, running, biking, surfing, and camping.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Steve Smith, Head Cook

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Steve and his crew continue to receive rave reviews for their cooking and flexibility. Steve has more than 20 years experience cooking for restaurants and camps. Steve was born in Houston Texas and has lived in Southern California for 33 years. He has been with Cedar Glen since 2005 and the variety and excellence of our menu reflects his time spent here. His other passions are Mountain Biking, Traveling, and Exploring the Outdoors.

Kelly Kendall, Administrative Assistant


Kelly grew up in Julian and has been on staff since she moved back to her hometown in August 2016 after living in Alaska the previous 10 years.   She is married to Keith Kendall, and together they have one grown son and daughter-in-law.  She loves hiking, kayaking, singing, playing guitar, working on stained glass,  and exploring outdoors.  She also loves spending time with children and has a heart to reach others with the love of Christ.