New Blue Lake program director wants to add ropes challenge

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 2, 2014

Georgia native Eric Hindmon recently joined the staff of Blue Lake Methodist Camp as program director.

Hindmon brings to Blue Lake more than a decade of experience in working at camps.

“I have been working in camping since 2002 in Virginia, Oregon, Indiana and Georgia,” he said. 0502-Hindmon-Family

Most recently, he served as retreat director at Camp Crosley YMCA, which is located in North Webster, Ind.

“I ran the different retreats that were held by outside groups and by the camp itself,” he said.

Hindmon said he was excited about being in the area.

“I am excited to be here in Andalusia ministering at a camp with so much potential, and I am greatly looking forward to seeing what the future holds for my family here,” he said.

Hindmon said he’s passionate about working with families.

“I hope that in the future we are able to hold more family camps in the spring and in the fall,” he said.

Hindmon is also a certified ropes manager and hopes to add more ropes at the camp.

“As for activities, one of things that we have been talking about recently is developing a challenge course program with our existing low ropes course, but also adding a high ropes course,” he said. “That is a future idea, and I am excited about that. Like I said earlier, there is a lot of potential here to do some great things in our community, and I am looking forward to working with the great families of Andalusia and other communities in Alabama and Florida.”

Hindmon is married to Andrea, whom he met while working at a summer camp in Virginia, and the couple has a 19-month-old son named Liam.