Full Time Staff

Don Smith “Smitty” – Regional Director

Smitty, as he became known when he moved to New Jersey, has had over 25 years of involvement in camping.  Some of the various positions that he has served include:
Volunteer Counselor – Camp Board Member – Chairman, Property Committee –  Office Manager – Summer Camp Director – Site Manager and finally the Regional Director right here at Camp Lebanon.

Smitty and his wife, Katie, met at an American Baptist Camp in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Having served that camp for seven years in one capacity or another Smitty was called to Camp Lebanon in 1989 where he became the Site Manager.  Smitty became the Regional Director of Camping at Lebanon after the summer of 1994.  In May of 2019 Smitty will have served at Camp Lebanon for 30 years! 

Smitty, who attends the Cherryville Baptist Church, has served the church as a member of the Trustee Board, Building Committee as well as the Nominating Committee.  He also runs the Tape Ministry for the Deacon Board of Cherryville Baptist.   
Smitty’s favorite hobby is bowling; currently he is carrying an average over 200!  He has been on the same team for the past 10 years.  He loves to watch the Yankees as much as possible.  In football he is an avid fan that likes to watch football no matter who is playing, even though his favorite team is still the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Email - Don Smith

HilARY Gierman - Site Manager 

Baptist Camp Lebanon is a very special place to Hilary. His family has been involved with Baptist Camp Lebanon since camp was opened. His grandfather volunteered as a worker back in the 50s. His mother attended camp in the 50s and 60s.

Even before Hilary was old enough to be a camper, his parents brought Hilary to Family Camp. From the early 80s on, Hilary has attended, worked and served different positions at Baptist Camp Lebanon.

In 1994, he switched from attending camp to working as a summer staffer on Kitchen Crew. In 1995, he was the Kitchen Crew leader, and stayed in the position until 1997. In 1998 and 1999, he volunteered throughout the summer and during the off season in various roles. In 1999, Hilary was a member of the Camps, Conferences and Retreats board, and in January of 2000, he assumed the role of Full time Site Manager.

During the summer, Hilary manages the support staff. He also teaches archery. In 1996, Hilary created the camp website which he still maintains today.

Hilary met his wife Barbara at Baptist Camp Lebanon. They, although unaware of each other, attended camp as teenagers together. Hilary has a five daughters, Rachel, Sydney, Brenna, Rebecca and Miriam and one son, Jacob. Hilary is a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

Email - HilARY Gierman


Adela Carrazana- Secretary/ Registrar

Adela has worked at Baptist Camp Lebanon since 2019.

Email - Adela Carrazana


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