CEO, SpringHill Camps
Michael Perry has been president and CEO of SpringHill since 1998. Prior to that, he spent ten years in human resources and quality and customer service management at a large, privately-held corporation, followed by four years as a partner in number of related startup businesses. During these years in the “for profit” world, Michael and his wife, Denise, invested their avocational time in the lives of high school students through the ministry of Young Life where they were volunteer leaders and local committee members. The Perrys spent many of their vacations taking hundreds of students on long bus rides to exotic places. The Perrys have been married for thirty-three years, and have four adult children and one daughter in-law, all whom they love to spend time with.
Experience = Everything
Publication Date: July 2011
Such a small word. Just one syllable. Only four letters. Yet that single,
simple word has embodied and defined SpringHill from the very
beginning―and it continues to describe SpringHill today, with
nearly fifty years and over half a million changed lives.
SpringHill is not just another summer camp. In his book, Experience =
Everything, author Michael Perry takes you inside the SpringHill
experience, an innovative approach to helping children find God not
only in quiet contemplation and formal prayer but also in canoeing
on a lake, or while riding horses on country trails, or while braving an
outdoor high-ropes course. Or, yes, even on a zip line.
If you’re a parent, grandparent, a youth or children’s pastor leader, a
teacher, or just someone who loves young people, Michael Perry will give
you a glimpse into how SpringHill creates these life-changing experiences,
and how you too can do the same.