Meet Our Leadership
Linda S. Paulk
President and CEO
Linda accepted God’s call to Sky Ranch in 2007 – a call that she still describes as one of those “no option, no dialogue, obedience driven calls.” After serving 20 years in corporate America, the last 5 years as the President and CEO for Snelling Staffing, one of the nation’s largest staffing services, Linda’s passion goes far beyond business. Her heart and passion for young people and families is both enduring and inspiring. In 15 years, her desire has grown deeper for the camping ministry and creating an environment where youth and families can come to know and follow Christ. Linda is a recognized leader in the Christian camping industry and has served on many non-profit and for-profit boards that focus on evangelism and the well-being of youth. She was featured in Texas Women – recognizing women who have blazed trails in their respective fields. Linda is married to her high school sweetheart, Bob, a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy, and successful Senior Executive. God blessed them with two children and six grandchildren. Their daughter Ashleigh is married to Ben, and they have four children, Jackson, Presley, Hayden, and Charlotte. Their son Bobby is married to Megan, and they have two children Georgia and Rhodes.
Vice President of Operations
Doug grew up in the camping and outdoor world. He has a B.S. in Recreation Resource Management, Commercial Recreation and Tourism from Colorado State University and has used the camp and outdoor environment for the learning experiences and ministry growth of others since 1984. Doug joined the ministry of Sky Ranch in 2004. Throughout his time at Sky Ranch, Doug has had the privilege of serving in numerous roles at each of the four Sky Ranch locations. Doug, currently serving as the Vice President of Operations, has a passion to share what he’s learned with others in the camping profession. Doug and his wife, Julie who serves at Sky Ranch Horn Creek, reside in Westcliffe, Colorado with their two children.
Vice President of Ministry Programs
Danny comes from the state of Oklahoma where he began his work in ministry before moving to East Texas to work in camping and eventually pastoring at Grace Community Church in Tyler, TX. He has Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Pulpit Communication and Expository Preaching from Trinity Theological Seminary. Danny has used this in both the camping world and Church environment. He began his time at Sky Ranch as a camper dad in 2017 and joined as Vice President of Ministry Programs in 2023. He and his wife, Kara, live in East Texas with their three boys.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Candice’s relationship with Sky Ranch began in 2004, when she and her husband were called to the ministry to evaluate and expand the horse and rodeo program. Candice’s background includes experience in television news, commercial production, freelance writing, and customer service. A seasoned speaker, singer and songwriter, she has been involved in full-time ministry work for over 20 years. Born and raised in the central Midwest, the former Miss Kansas has a passion for authentic and transparent ministry, and a heart for moms who are navigating their children through today’s rapidly changing culture. Candice is married to Rope Myers, a World Champion rodeo cowboy and ordained minister. The pair live in East Texas and are the parents of four children.
Vice President of Finance
John was born and raised in camp country, as a native of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. John’s love for the camp environment began as a college student working summers in the camp kitchen. The support and happiness instilled in him during those summers helped him obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University. John is also a Certified Public Accountant. Before returning to work with the camp community in 2019, Johnhad a diverse career in many industries: oil and gas, cement, aerospace engineering, grocery and construction manufacturing, military cargo equipment, animal care products, insurance, and risk management. Working with so many diverse types of people and products has allowed John to gain a sense of adventure; you will not find John silent, behind a desk for hours on end, but rather out connecting with the financial world and all its valuable people in action. John and his wife Amber reside in the Dallas area and have three adult children.
Board of Directors
Sky Ranch Foundation Board
- Clyde Jackson, Chairman
- Randy Foster
- Glen Hinckley
- John Walsh
- Tom Ziglar
Sky Ranch Van Board
- Alen Hinckley, Chairman
- Tim Boobar
- Stacy Davis
- Leslie Hatfield
- Scott Self
- Rick Tober
Sky Ranch Cave Springs Board
- Chuck Culbertson, Chairman
- Dan Harker
- John Hinckley
- Ken Maulsby
Sky Ranch Ute Trail Board
- Michael Jackson, Chairman
- Bob Beddingfield
- Justin Winter
Sky Ranch Horn Creek Board
- Erin Walsh, Chair
- Ryan Guyton
- Mark Killingsworth
- Hillary Kouba
Friends of Sky Ranch Board
- Vann Phillips, Chairman
- Julie Bell
- Brad Clark
- Preston Ingram
- Scott Petty
- Rebekah Sellers
- Log into your Online Account to:
- Confirm your account is paid in full.
- Complete your Health Form and Terms & Conditions.
- Order your Camper Tee and SkyPack!
- Add Authorized Pickups for your camper.
- Confirm your Cabinmate Requests.
- Max of 4 to a group. Everyone must be the same gender and same grade!
- Download the Bunk1 App using your Sky Ranch login information - no invitation code required! Make sure notifications are turned on so you can receive important updates about camp. (Please note - you will not be able to send Bunk Notes to your Day Camper)
2 Week Before Camp
- Are all your forms signed? Log in to find out!
Day Before Camp
- Keep an eye on your email for the Health Questionaire. (It's required!)
- You should recieve a Bunk1 notification with arrival process details for your Day Camp location.
- Facial Recognition - upload a clear photo of your camper's face to the Bunk1 App so you can be notified when new photos of your camper are uploaded!
Day of Camp
- Decorate your car!
- Bring your driver's license - it's required for check-in and check-out every day!
- Pack a lunch for your camper!
- You won't need water clothes the first day.
- View photos in the Bunk1 App!
- Watch for Bunk1 notifications with information regarding the next day's events.
- Don't forget water shoes for water days.
What to Bring to Day Camp
As you prepare for Sky Ranch Day Camp, below is a list of items you will need to pack each day. When you pick up your child, you will receive information about activities for the following day. Please read the information and be sure to note additional items of clothing for water days.
Please make sure to label all of your campers belongings!
- Water bottle
- A Bible
- Extra clothes (just in case)
- Tennis shoes
- Suncreen (please apply in the morning, we will reapply)
- Lunch and drink
- Hand sanitizer
- Emergency Medications: Albuterol inhalers and Epinephrine injectors are the ONLY medications which can be accepted by Day Camp staff. Staff members are trained in administration of albuterol inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors only. All other medications must be administered by a parent prior to arrival or after pickup. Please email the Sky Ranch Health Center Administrator at JenW@SkyRanch.org with any questions.
Monday and Friday will not be a Water Day. Theme information for the following day will be provided at camper pick up. We will also notify you through the Bunk1 App - be sure you've turned on notifications!
- Swimsuit (under your child's clothes, please)
- Girls: Modest one-piece, no V-Necks.
- Boys: Appropriate length shorts, no Speedos.
- Gallon sized bag for wet swimsuit
- Water shoes (required for water activities)
A few notes about clothing for Day Camp:
- Wear comfy play clothes - shorts and a t-shirt kind of thing!
- Tennis shoes are a MUST!
- On water days, we require water shoes of some sort. Please send a second pair of shoes to act as "water shoes" so no one spends the dry parts of the day in wet shoes. Any kind of "Teva" style or "Aqua Sock" will work, or an old pair of tennis shoes is great.
Monday through Friday at 9:00 am
Please note, we cannot accept campers prior to 9:00 am. If your child will be late or absent, please email the Sky Ranch Day Camp team at DayCamp@SkyRanch.org. Monday is the only day parents should park and come inside to check your camper in. The rest of the week will be a drive through drop-off.
Monday through Thursday - 4:00 pm
If your child will be picked up early, please notify us when you drop your child off.
Friday - 3:00 with a Closing Show!
On Friday we have a special Closing Show to wrap up an incredible week! Please arrive a little before 3:00 for check-out, and we will begin the show promptly at 3:00!
Camper Check-Out Policy
Campers will not be released to an individual for any reason without following the check-out process:
- Show your driver’s license
- License must match the Authorized List
- Get your camper
Important Info: You may authorize additional people to pick up your camper in your online account under Additional Questions prior to camp. We cannot release a camper to anyone who is not on this list.
**On Friday, take advantage of the deepest discount offered for Summer Camp and secure your camper's spot for overnight camp 2024! Space fills quickly, register early to secure your preferred session!
How it works
Every day of Day Camp has a fun theme, with activities planned to go along with the theme! While Friday (Launch Day) will remain consistent, the other theme days vary depending on location and session. You will receive information about the theme days specific to your location when you arrive, with reminders each day.
Welcome to an amazing week of camp! This week, be prepared to fly through the air on a zipline, slide down the tallest waterslide, and play gaga ball with all your friends. You will laugh at the funniest skits, meet really awesome people, and learn more about Jesus! We are excited to spend each day at camp with you.
Boogie your way through camp today for groovy good vibes at the best prehistoric party ever thrown. Wear your Sky Ranch socks and dancing shoes! Get ready for a dino-mite day!
Get A Clue
A super fun inflatable IS MISSING!?!?!?!? OH NO!!! This looks like a case for the best detective around, Mr. E!! Wear your Sky Ranch thinking caps and come ready to solve the wackiest mystery day camp has ever seen.
Lights Camera Action
An awesome day of talents and games featuring a special celebrity guest...YOU!!! Walk the red carpet and dodge the paparazzi because Day Camp is the new Hollywood.
Get ready for a day of leveling up and aiming for the high score so we can make it through all the levels of the arcade game we've been trapped in! An epic day filled with adventure and plenty of bonus rounds!
3...2...1...LAUNCH! Prepare to explore outer space as we play games that are simply out of this world! Wear your cool camper tee, as we build and launch rockets into the Sky. It will be a P-A-R-T-Y you don’t want to miss!
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Argyle United Methodist Church
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Boyer Elementary School Prosper
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First Baptist Church at the Fields
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First Baptist Church Celina
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Frisco Bible Church
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Good Shepherd Episcopal School
11110 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229
Grace Church Allen
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Green Acres Baptist
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Highland Park Presbyterian Church
3821 University Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
Legacy Christian Academy
5000 Academy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034
Liberty Christian School
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McKinney Christian Academy
3601 Bois D'Arcade Rd, McKinney, TX 75071
One Community Church - Plano
2400 TX 121 Plano, TX 75025
One Community Church - Prosper
2601 Prairie Dr. Prosper, TX 75078
Park Cities Presbyterian Church
4214 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75790
Preston Road Church of Christ
6409 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75219
Prestonwood Baptist Church - North Campus
1001 W Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078
Prestonwood Christian Academy
6801 West Park Boulevard, Plano, TX 75093
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Rock Creek Church
2860 Fishtrap Road Prosper, TX 75078
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church
5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Trinity Christian Academy
17001 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001
White Rock Fellowship
6800 Town North Dr. Dallas, TX 75231
Lost & Found
Our goal is to not have any! Help us by labeling everything your child brings and by making sure that you have all of their belongings before you leave each day. Sky Ranch cannot be responsible for lost or broken items.
We will have a 30-minute lunch period each day. Please send your child with a sack lunch and drink. Sky Ranch will provide a daily snack in the afternoon before check-out.
Photos - See camp in action!
You can expect to see a handful of fun pictures of your camper participating in activities and posing with their cabin throughout the week. The goal is to capture a couple of photos of each camper every day.
Pictures are uploaded daily to the Bunk1 App for you to view, purchase, and share.
To view photos and receive important Day Camp updates, download the Bunk1 App and log in using your Sky Ranch account credentials. There is no invitation code required to login.