Meet Our Staff

Tom Bley

Executive Director

Tom is the Executive Director of Camp Shalom.
Previously, he was Camp Shalom board member and a long-time Camp Shalom volunteer.
Active in the community, he serves as a member of the HDC board, volunteers at a food pantry, and is a member of St Paul Lutheran Church.
Tom also participates in CEW.
In his free time, he enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and enjoying time with family and friends.

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.






Office Administrator

Beth is an awesome mom who attends Heritage Bettendorf Church and is an active community volunteer.  She and her family enjoy spending time outdoors with their many pets, including her beloved horse! Beth is also a "Big Sister" for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a volunteer for the Davenport School District, and has a B.A. from St. Ambrose.

Email:  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.