Big Fish Staff

At the heart of our camp program are the individuals who have energy, enthusiasm, and the desire and ability to work with children.  Each year we select only the most qualified and mature staff members to work with our campers.  This dynamic group of individuals will be responsible for your child’s safety as well as his/ her fun.  We take great pride in saying we have the best staff in the area.


Day in the Life at Camp Big Fish as a Counselor


Our Mission is for all to experience a Safe, Fun Summer and for All to grow in their Faith!


We are there M-F for 10 weeks 7:15 am - 6:00 pm.  Staff work 8.5 hour staggered shifts (7-4:30, 8-5:30, 9-6:30,etc).  Each counselor will have a group of 10-12 campers divided by grade that are your campers for the summer.


Counselors worship, play sports, draw art, sing music, examine science clubs, etc.... everything right in there interacting with the campers.  You will LOVE getting to know your kids and group.   You will go on all our field trips and swimming days with your group.  We encourage all staff to bring your Bible to work with them.


Come be apart of the Best Summer Ever at Camp Big Fish (Believers In God, Faithful In Serving Him)


Apply today!!!


If you are interested in joining the staff at Camp Big Fish, please fill out this

application form.

Staff - Meet The Directors

Jeremy and Molly Deitch (Owners)


Jeremy and Molly have been hosting camps and after-school for the past 10+ years in Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN.  Jeremy went to The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has a degree in Economics and minor in Commercial Recreation, while Molly has a RN degree from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.


They started the 1st Big Fish summer camp with only 40 campers in 2009 at a Church in Ooltewah.  God has blessed their ministry now to over 10 partnering locations and over 1,400 campers that attend each year either summer camp, after-school, and / or one of our sports camps / leagues through their sister company, Big Fish Sports.


Our mission is that all involved will have a safe and fun experience and everyone will grow in their faith through our ministry.



Brandon Crowe (Sr Director, Chattanooga and Knoxville)

Brandon has had the opportunity to hold leadership positions to mentor and coach employees in the Chattanooga area the last 7 years and also has a background in Church ministry (minister of music and directed a youth group for the last 2 years). God has blessed my family and I to have an opportunity to share the love of Jesus and make an impact for him. Our prayer is that lives are changed and all will be spiritually fed through Big Fish that honor and glorify God.








Lisa Grant (Director, East Brainerd Campus)

Lisa is a preschool teacher at Ooltewah Baptist’s Creative Learning Program. She has worked with Camp Big Fish for the past 9 summers. She has a bachelors degree in early childhood education and has worked with children for over 20 years. She attends Eastwood Church where she works with middle school girls in the youth group. Lisa loves Jesus, and she loves sharing that love with children.








Lexie Randolph (Director, CAK Campus)

Lexie is a Special Education teacher in Maryville, Tennessee. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Maryville College and a master's degree in special education from Grand Canyon University. She has a lot of past experience being a camp counselor and a camp leader.  She served in leadership that last 2 years for Camp Big Fish last year.











Breanna Wilson (Director, Middlebrook Pike UMC Campus)

Breanna is a 2015 graduate of Johnson University with a double bachelor’s in Bible&Theology and Intercultural Studies. Her two greatest passions are helping nurture children in their spiritual development and learning about and experiencing the many different cultures this world has to offer. She is married to her college sweetheart, Dylan, and together they have a 1 year old daughter. She is very excited to to share the love and joy of Christ with the children she is blessed to serve.








Val Howard (Director, Knoxville Christian School Campus)

Val grew up in Las Vegas, NV and moved to the south where she received her degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Miss and was an active member of a research team that focused on Adolescent development. Val has years of experience as a youth certified soccer Coach and was a collegiate athlete. She has worked for Big Fish over 3 years  She has a loving husband who works as a choir director for a church in Knoxville and a beautiful daughter. In her spare time she plays Roller Derby for the local Knoxville team and helps coach practices for her league.








Lauren Vick (Director, Ooltewah COH Campus)

Lauren is a Pre-K teacher at Woodstation Elementary.   She has over 5 years experience leading and working at Camp Big Fish.  She has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Health Science at Bryan College, where she played college soccer.  She is currently pursuing her Master's of Early Childhood Education at Liberty University.










Sarah Dixon (Director, Hixson Campus)

Sarah is the music teacher at Hardy Elementary. She is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a major in Music Education. Sarah is married and has adopted two adorable rescues to complete her new family. Sarah and her husband Tony are currently attending Northshore Fellowship Church. Sarah has 2 years experience working in leadership with Camp Big Fish.


If you are interested in joining the staff at Camp Big Fish, please fill out this

application form.


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