Don DeGraaf has been involved with camps and other youth serving programs for over 20 years.

In addition, Don has served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, and he and his wife Kathy have lived overseas in Korea and Hong Kong.

These international adventures have fostered a strong interest in cross-cultural experiences and a global perspective on a wide variety of issues.

Don enjoys writing and has co-authored several textbooks and over 90 articles and book chapters on a variety of youth leadership, environmental, and management concerns; he has also presented almost 100 workshops in the areas of programming, leadership, and management.

Don earned a B.S. from Calvin College, his M.S. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.

Currently, Don is a professor and the Director of Off-Campus Programs at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.