Our Camp

Camp Alta is a unique place that God has truly set apart. Over the better part of the last sixty years, people have tangibly experienced the love of the Father while being hosted here. For whatever reason, in one sense or another, the Spirit breathes life into people when they submit to Him in His creation.

Our Team

Randall Chastain

Randall Chastain

Chef & Food Service Manager

My name is Randall Chastain and I am the food service manager and chef here at Camp Alta with over 20 years experience.

I am a son of God. I am also the husband to Paige Chastain. We have two daughters, Kiah and Etta. My family runs a small homesteading farm where we raise Goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and pigs. Being so close to camp feel free to ask me to visit the farm. The animals love to meet new friends and the kids would love to show it.

I am looking forward to beginning the process of roasting our very own Dogwood Bloom Coffee here at camp. So if you are around the dining hall come by have a coffee and allow me to give you a tour of my work space. We have lots going on in small space. I can’t wait to see you.

Dena Saunders

Dena Saunders

Office Manager

Hello! My name is Dena and I love to call Alta my home. As newlyweds, my husband Scott and I moved to this community in 1976. We attended church and even lived on the Camp Alta grounds. I have enjoyed watching God’s hand move as this ministry has grown over the years. In 1995, I was blessed to officially become a part of the Camp Alta team. Our children held their first jobs here, served as camp counselors, and lifeguards…. And now our grandchildren are old enough to attend Kids Camp !! It really is a family affair. To me, the family environment is part of what makes Camp Alta unique. We take pride in knowing you, loving you, and serving you well. I find great joy in being part of a place that allows people to escape their normal, everyday lives and enjoy a true “retreat” environment for a few days. These beautiful acres are set apart and dedicated to the glory of God. As the office manager, it would be my pleasure to assist you in the process of getting your retreat paperwork in order. I look forward to answering your phone call.

Matt Tomlinson

Matt Tomlinson

Director

Hello! It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the Interim Director at Camp Alta. After having been the Facility Manager for over 5 years, I am now in a new and exciting role. I have had the privilege of watching God move in powerful and fulfilling ways over these years and am excited that you are here seeing what Camp Alta is all about. Our goal is to love, serve and host your group through the boundless ministry of hospitality. Please feel free to reach out to inquire about availability or just to hear what’s been going on at Camp Alta!

Ally Buffington

Ally Buffington

Guest Service Coordinator

Hello, my name is Ally and I have the privilege of being Camp Alta’s Guest Service Coordinator. I was introduced to camp from a friend who encouraged me to take part in the summer internship program in 2017. I quickly fell in love with the people, the environment, and the pace. When summer 2017 came to a close, I knew I was not finished learning from this setting yet, so here I am. As Guest Service Coordinator I get to work with all of Camp Alta’s ministry partners as they prepare to utilize the facilities that we have been blessed with. Camp Alta has taught me to love and be loved from a new perspective and I hope that you get a similar experience. See you at camp soon!

Our Heart

Camp Alta is a kingdom centric ministry. In this we recognize that the breadth and the depth of those we serve is deep and wide. Our desire is to be agile and flexible while pursuing an ideal fit that enables us to love you well.