A fun, loving, safe environment emphasizing Christian character!
Brian Ness, Executive Director
Hello everyone.  My name is Brian Ness and I have been running Choice City Christian Camp since 1993.  I was born and raised in Fort Collins, received my bachelor’s degree in Education from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.  I started teaching elementary school in 1992 and am currently the Elementary Principal at Heritage Christian Academy.

My wife, Karina, and I have been married since 1989 and have two wonderful children, Lucas – 25 years old and Nicole – 23 years old. nbsp;

We have enjoyed our time in Fort Collins as well as mission’s opportunities in New Mexico, Haiti, Mexico and St. Vincent.  The four of us have loved being involved with Choice City and all the great kids and families we have met over the past 25 + years.  God has provided some wonderful camp counselors all these years who enjoy playing with your kids as well as teaching them in the way they should go and keeping them safe.  Please give us a call, 310-6335 or email us at
kbness1@juno.com  if you would like further information about camp this summer.

Alicia Lans, Staffer
Hello, my name is Alicia Lans. I have worked for Choice City for the past 2 years and am so excited for another summer with this amazing camp!I am currently a Pre-School teacher at Heritage Christian Academy, and I will be teaching 1st grade this coming fall! I have always had a passion for working with kids, so this camp is an amazing opportunity for me to extend that into the summer when I am not teaching. I love being outside and going on hikes with my dog Callie, so all of the outdoor activities this camp does are always so much fun for me! I'm also a painter when I have the time so I love getting to do arts and crafts with our kids. We hope you can join us for all of the fun we'll be having this summer!

Lucas Ness, Staffer
Hello! My name is Lucas Ness. I have been involved in Choice City Christian Camp in one way or another for the past 20 years. The last two years I have been down in Arizona teaching 4th grade and guiding river trips on the Colorado river. I am now back in the northern Colorado area where I will be working at Resurrection as a 5th grade teacher.  Ever since I was old enough to walk I have been attending Choice City enjoying multiple summers adventuring with my dad (Brian Ness) as well as all the other counselors.  I attended Heritage Christian Academy and graduated from there in 2011.  I am now attending the University of Northern Colorado to get my Elementary Education degree.  I have also studied youth ministry and played soccer at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. I enjoy all types of outdoor and indoor activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, basketball and especially running.  So hopefully I will be able to keep up with your kids.
I have been extremely blessed by Choice City both as a child attending it and as a counselor at the camp.  There is not a job I have enjoyed more than being able to hang out with an incredible assortment of kids from all sorts of backgrounds.  I have always had the best time doing all of the activities that this camp offers from hanging out at the park, to swimming at The Chilson Center, to eating too much pizza at Chuck E. Cheese!  Above all this though my hope is that all of us at Choice City are the roll models that your kids need as they continue to grow up in this beautiful area.  Looking forward to seeing you all this summer!

Suzanne Haman, Staffer
Hello, My Name is Suzanne Haman. This is my first summer with the camp. I am originally from New York. I was raised in Fort Collins. I'm the proud mother of three adult children and five grandchildren. I have worked with children since 2003. I'm currently working for Thompson School District as a special needs bus driver. I have always had a special place in my heart for children of all abilities. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family friends and pets. I'm really looking forward to this summer.

Chad, Staffer
This is my first year at Choice City and I love it already. I guess I'm the old man at the camp. I have a wife, Valerie, and a son, Blake, who is 17. I have a Bachelors in Business Management and have had a variety of management positions over the years. In addition to driving for the camp this year, I am also currently driving for Poudre School District. I have also been accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching program through the University of Northern Colorado.