Don DeGraaf has been involved with camps and other youth serving programs for over 20 years.
In addition, DeGraaf 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.
DeGraaf 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.
DeGraaf earned a BS from Calvin College, an MS from Indiana University and a PhD from the University of Oregon.
Currently, DeGraaf is a professor and the director of Off-Campus Programs at Calvin College.