About

Our number one goal is bringing everyone that comes to Eagle Sky of the Ozarks closer to God. Everything at ESO is designed to point guests back to the message of Jesus Christ. For over ten years, Eagle Sky of the Ozarks has been preparing for camp. Settled on almost 4,500 acres near beautiful Patterson, Mo, the land sets the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable summer experience. Our staff is committed to providing the very best experience possible to each and every visitor who walks through our gates. Our main focus is sharing the love of Christ with kids and youth from all over the world. We believe you are never too young or too old to hear the message of Christ.

What is a Christian Challenge Camp?

Our fully programmed camp sessions are designed to help each camper grow to reach their highest potential, we believe this is best achieved by challenging each camper to step outside their comfort zone in three main areas. Each of our activities and programs has been specifically created to challenge the campers in a spiritual, mental, or physical way, all within a safe and encouraging environment.

 

Mission Statement

The Eagle Sky Foundation’s Mission is to provide a unique retreat environment where everyone is challenged to grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.

Providing quality facilities where guests can retreat in comfort and security while they focus on expanding their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ;

Utilizing dedicated, talented staff who demonstrate servant leadership and total commitment to Jesus Christ;

Involving guests in challenging Christian Camping Programs which strive for quality and excellence in recreational opportunities, ministry development programs; educational programs, and quality Bible teaching;

Leading guests to engage the beauty of God’s creation, the joy of fellowship, and the challenge of growth in their faith and walk with Jesus Christ.

Our Vision Statement

The Eagle Sky Foundation has embraced a challenge to build and operate the finest camping and retreat facilities available for utilization by church groups and other Christian organizations.

Our Core Values

The Eagle Sky Foundation is committed to:
Lordship of Jesus Christ
Christ-like work ethic: with every thought, word, and deed contributing to the fulfillment of the Mission Statement of The Eagle Sky Foundation.
Personal integrity: in both public and private life.
Stewardship: of the Lord’s resources in the environment, in the facilities, in the staff and in our finances.
Vision: to remain relevant in meeting the ever changing needs of campers and staff.
Safety and Security: providing a program and facilities that focus on safety and security for all participants.

Our Statement of Faith

The Eagle Sky Foundation holds Five Fundamental Truths that are Pillars of the Faith:
ONE GOD: We believe in the Godhead, consisting of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
JESUS CHRIST: We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a Virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit
SAVIOR and REDEEMER: We believe Jesus Christ died to save us from our sin, that He was resurrected from the dead and as our Lord and Savior is the way to Heaven and Eternal Life.
SECOND COMING: We believe Jesus Christ will come again, in glory and honor, to judge the living and the dead.
BIBLE: We believe the Bible is the inspired, living Word of God and is the only reference for Christian Faith, Doctrine, and Conduct.
The Eagle Sky Foundation’s focus will be upon Jesus as Lord and Savior as well as on education, recreation, and the spiritual growth and development of the whole person

Senior Leadership

Greg & Linda Graham

Greg serves Eagle Sky as Executive Director and Linda serves as Director of Human Resources.

Greg has Christian camping in his blood! As a child his mother was a cook at Calvin Crest Camp next to Yosemite, he spent many childhood years backpacking and working in camp. As a young adult he returned to Christian Camping at Hume Lake Ministries where he met his wife Linda, and eventually entered the business world but remained in camping as a volunteer and served on the Hume Lake Board of Directors. God brought Greg back to camping ministry as COO of Hume Ministries. He then became a part of a team at Camp Siloam which was in a refounding process. All these experiences trained Greg for his role at Eagle Sky. Greg is honored to be a part of this team!

Linda grew up in Long Beach, CA listening to the beach boys spending her days at the ocean teaching canoeing and working her way through school. When she finished college, she went to Hume Ministries, met Greg and never looked back! They moved to the Fresno area when she became a Personnel Manager until after her second child was born. Linda continued involvement in Hume Ministries in a part time basis and as a volunteer while raising their three children. She then worked at Camp Siloam in Arkansas as Guest Relations Manager/Women’s ministry. Linda is also honored to become a part of the Eagle Sky team!

Greg and Linda have three children: Robbie, AnnaLynne, and Lizzie; two granddaughters Aspen and Paisley who are both given the name Princess by their Papa and Yaya.

Fun Fact: Greg used to trap Bear and relocate them while living in the Sequoias.

Fun Fact: Linda was in an all-girls Boy Scout canoeing club. She was the first Christian girl to receive the Boy Scouts God and Country award!

Greg’s verse/Proverbs 3:5&6 Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct they paths.

Linda’s verse/ Psalm 100 is her favorite passage in the Bible-she recites it daily as a reminder of her blessings.

Glenn Brown
Construction Manager

Originally from Michigan, Glenn came to Eagle Sky in 2009 by way of Tennessee where he made a name for himself building log cabins. Glenn has a wealth of construction knowledge and has overseen the biggest building projects at Eagle Sky. Glenn is married to his beautiful wife Susan, and has three incredible kids Mahala, Caleb, and Amelia and is excited for all the things coming soon!

Fun Fact! Glenn loves to fish! At least once a year he tries to go back to Michigan to fish for salmon, his record is a whopping 44 in one trip!

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

Steve Alford
Food Service Manager

Steve is originally from Mississippi but has lived on the West Coast for many years. He has been married to Joy for 34 years and together they are raising their three grandchildren. After working for Marriott/Sodexo for several years, they felt a calling to enter the camping ministry and have worked in several Christian camps over the years including 4 different Young Life camps.
When not working with kids and food, Steve can be found working with wood around the house and reading. Two of his favorite authors are Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy. He also enjoys music, especially anything to do with drums.

Fun Fact! In 1972, Steve performed in the Rose Parade as a member of the McDonald’s National Marching Band! (yes they had McDonald’s back then)

Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Branden Winner
Ranch Manager

Branden has grown up around Camp Ministry his whole life and has been working at Eagle Sky since 2012. Branden enjoys every aspect of camp from working behind the scenes to greeting guests as they come in! If it’s outdoors it is something Branden enjoys. Sitting in the tractor spending His quiet time, or caring for the Elk, he sees God’s goodness in it all. Branden is expectant for all that God has in store for Eagle Sky!

Fun Fact! Branden is getting married in May of 2019 to his beautiful bride to be Omega Reese! They met at ESO summer of 2016.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I for you says the Lord. They are plans to prosper you not to harm you; plans to give you hope for the future.”