MARK STENBECK
 

Camp Isaiah Director
Head Track and Field Cross Country Coach

Dakota Ridge High School

  In one form or another, I have been a part of Camp Isaiah since it began in 1994. I began as a camper in 1994 and attended two more years as a camper, before becoming a counselor. I was a  camp counselor for six years until the job of directing the camp was passed too me in 2003.

  I graduated from Chatfield High School in Littleton Colorado in 1997. I then attended Colorado    Christian University for Three and half years and studied Youth Ministry. In 2001 I transferred to    Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. I graduated from SBU with a BS in History in 2002. I have a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Adams State and I am a Middle School Social Emotional Learning Specialist at Ken Caryl Middle School in Jefferson County. 


Please check out 
Dakotaridgexctf.com to see more about me and the team I coach.  

  Personal Bests:
  5k: 15:01
  10 mile: 50:22
  Half-Marathon: 1:06:12
  Marathon: 2:23:48
  Marathon Road Racing Finishes:
  40th U.S. Marathon Championships / 2005 Twin Cities Marathon 2:33.02
  169th 2003 Chicago Marathon 2:35.11
  69th 2006 Chicago Marathon 2:23:48
  37th 2007 Boston Marathon 2:27:00
  18th 2007 Chicago Marathon 2:31:33

KAREN SMIDT
 Camp Isaiah Director
 Head Track and Field Cross Country Coach Brighton High School

 I am a Graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, where I obtained my English  Education degree. Prior to college I served in the Electronics Tech division of the  United States Navy for six years. Currently, I teach English at Brighton High School in Colorado. My husband I have two daughters.
 

Running Accomplishments:
  1998 Division II Track All-American in the 10,000 meters
  1999 Division II Cross Country All-American
  2003 Okoboji Marathon champion
  2:52 marathon personal record

​  CAMP COUNSELORS....

 Various student-athletes who have attended camp in previous years come back to be camp counselors. We strive for a low student to counselor ratio so that everyone has a chance to be mentored on some level. We believe in building great relationships with our campers that edify and encourage them in faith. It is a high priority to have great leadership that engages students in discipleship while at camp.