Meet Our Staff

Tom Bley

Executive Director

Tom is the Executive Director of Camp Shalom. Previously, he has been a business owner and was previously a long-time Camp Shalom volunteer. Tom is an active community volunteer and avid golfer.

Cell: (309) 230-4043


Benjamin Carlson

Program Director

God first brought Ben to Camp Shalom eleven years ago as a middle school camper for a winter retreat, and he has been back to camp every year since in some capacity. In high school he served as an assistant counselor twice, and after his freshman year of college he was hired to be a counselor. Following two summers as a counselor, he spent  three years as the Outpost Director. In December 2014 he graduated from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) with a B.A. In history and a secondary teaching license. Camp Shalom is happy to be able to have him continue serving as Program Director.

Cell: (651) 323-8852



Maintenance Director

Dwayne joined the Camp Shalom staff on a full-time basis in January of 2005. His responsibilities include the coordination, supervision and implementation of the camp's maintenance plan. Dwayne enjoys the outdoors and the Christian mission of Camp Shalom. He and his wife live next door to camp, and have 3 adult children.


Administrative Assistant

Beth is an awesome mom who attends Heritage Bettendorf Church regularly, and is an active community volunteer. She and her family enjoy spending time outdoors. Beth has an Associates in Science, a B.A. from St. Ambrose, and her background is in Administrative Support, Photography, Graphic Design, Customer Care,  Video Editing andEvent Planning.

Phone: (563) 323-2790


Food Service Director

During the school year Rose cooks and bakes for the Maquoketa school system. In the summer she joins our staff to help provide great food and a warm smile. Rose also is the person who works with the volunteer cooks.