Meet the Camp Directors
Melissa has been married for 28 years to her husband Ben Spigener. They have 3 kids, Eden, Andrew and Oakley who have all been counselors at Camp West. Melissa has over 25 years of experience working with children. She started as a camper at the age of 6 and then went on to work as a counselor at multiple camps. Her ultimate goal is to ensure that each camper makes friends, forms a bond with their counselor, is introduced to Jesus and makes lasting memories.
Assistant Camp Director
Osa is currently a Master student at the University of Houston Master's program where she also received her bachelors degree in Psychology. She worked as a teacher's assistant for an undergraduate course while also working as a school photographer for Faith West Academy.
Osa has been passionate about serving children since she began volunteering her time in the youth department at her church.
Oakley is currently a student at Texas A&M university and is majoring in Economics with the goal of attending law school. Oakley has been a counselor at Camp West for 10 years now. She started out as a junior counselor, soon moved to senior counselor and began assisting with activities and is now the activities director.
Amanda currently attends Dallas Baptist University and is majoring in elementary education with the hopes of teaching first grade. Amanda is on the events team for undergrad admission and is very familiar for planning events for large groups of people. She started out as a junior counselor, soon moved to senior counselor, began assisting with activities and is now the activities director!
"I am excited for the opportunity to plan fun activities for so many kids of all ages while they are at Camp West!"
Join our staff
Camp West counselors consist of high school and college-age students who are committed to living their life for Jesus. These counselors boldly share their faith and are Godly role models to campers as well as their peers.
At Camp West, we know that parents are entrusting their children to us. That's why we carefully select each counselor that we hire and every counselor agrees to a background check.
Our counselors strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Making sure every camper is included, listened to and engaged with individually.
(Please do not apply if you're unable to attend the training.)
Junior Counselor Training
Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Senior Counselor Training
Saturday, May 27nd, 2023
(Must be entering 11th
grade to apply.)
(Must be entering 9th
grade to apply.)
Must submit a current digital photo with application.
"My favorite thing about being a counselor is making connections with the campers. Whether it was at arts and crafts or learning about God's love, we always had a fun time."
"Camp is so fun! There's never a dull moment and the kids are wonderful. I look forward to it every year."
"Working for Camp West has been one of the greatest work experiences so far in my life. You couldn't ask for a better work environment where you're surrounded by others eager to spread the Word of God and have fun!