Each year, we welcome thousands of campers to Goshen. As we’re looking forward to and preparing for an awesome summer in 2018, we wanted to go ahead and introduce the leadership around the lake. First up are the operational staff. These men and women work year round with the overhead and operations to support the six camps of Goshen. They manage the budget, handle the online registration system, order trading post goods, maintain buildings, plan the menu, organize off-season events with local groups, and so much more.

We’re very excited to have them all with us and we’re glad that so many of them have been with us for such a long time. Allow us to reintroduce the Goshen Operations Team!

Phil Barbash, Reservation Director

Phil is excited to begin his 16th summer working on staff at Goshen Scout Reservation. It will also be his third year as the Director of Operations. Beforehand, he worked 10 summers at Camp Bowman, with the last three as the Camp Director. He has served in various positions including Ecology Instructor, First Year Camper Director, and Camp Commissioner.

Calicoe Ashley, Camping Administrator

Calicoe is on her fifth year of service as Camping Assistant for Goshen Scout Reservation. She served in this role in 2013 and 2014, before moving to Lebanon, Missouri. She has since returned home, and is the go to person for any questions you may have regarding your camp registration.

Matt Hanson, Assistant Reservation Director

Matt is returning as Assistant Reservation Director for his eleventh summer. Before he moved up in the world, he spent nine years across multiple program areas and administrative positions at Camp Ross, including two as Camp Director. Other highlights include teaching in the Nature and Aquatics Areas, a decorated career as a First Aider, and multiple years working on both the Program and Facilities sides of the Administration.

Mike Jolly, Superintendent

Mike Jolly has been with Goshen for 24 summers as of 2018. He was originally hired on as an auto mechanic oh so long ago, and worked his way up the chain to become one of the finest Superintendents our operation has ever seen. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and carpentry.

Drac Peyton, Food Service Director

Drac is the living legend of Goshen Scout Reservation. As of 2018, he has worked down at Goshen for 44 consecutive summers. He has worked in a variety of positions on camp staff, but is now serving as our overall Director of Food Service. Previously, we had challenges with outside contractors for a food service operation of this magnitude. With Drac at the helm, we have seen 6 consecutive summers of fantastic quality and quality of our food. Way to go Drac!

Joel Jackson, Conservation & Off Season Events Manager

Joel Jackson has previously served as the District Executive for Colonial District in the National Capital Area Council. He has also served many years in the military. His responsibilities for Goshen include anything and everything that fall into the off-season usage of the facility between the months of August and June. Feel free to contact him with any questions about renting our property.