Meet the Camp Directors

Melissa Spigener (right)

Camp Director

Melissa has been married for 25 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 knows the love of Jesus and has the best summer possible!

Nataley Born (left)

Assistant Camp Director

Nataley is married to her high school sweetheart Rowdy Born. She has attended camps as a camper since the age of 7 years old and started volunteering at Camp West the first year it started. From there, she moved on to be a counselor, and now an assistant director. Her heart is truly to show love to the campers and provide an exciting, adventurous, and fun-filled summer for each one.

Brandon Dunleavy (center)

Activities Camp Director

 Brandon currently attends Dallas Baptist University studying Business Administration. Brandon started as a counselor and quickly moved into the role of activities director. He is strongly motivated to make sure every camper has an unforgettable experience and has a passion to make each and every camper discover what they love through the opportunities Camp West provides. Above all, Brandon treasures the opportunity for campers to discover their value, potential and hope because of Jesus’ sacrifice.

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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.

Apply Now

Must submit a current digital photo with application.

(Must be entering 11th grade to apply.)

(Must be entering 9th grade to apply.)

Mandatory Training Dates

(Please do not apply if you're unable to attend the training.)

Senior Counselors - Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Junior Counselors - Saturday, June 5th, 2021


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"Being a counselor is a great experience. The connection that you make with the kids is life-changing."


Senior Counselor

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"Camp is so fun! There's never a dull moment and the kids are wonderful. I look forward to it every year."


Senior Counselor

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"Being a counselor is the highlight of my summer! I enjoyed getting to know each of the campers and hanging out with them!"


Senior Counselor