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Meet our staff


Cody Hanken

Position: Program Director
Cody was born in Coral Springs, Florida and raised in Slidell, LA. He graduated from Northshore High School in 2010 and then went on to get a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from Southeastern Louisiana University. Cody has a long history at Camp Istrouma that started with him becoming a camper at the age of 10. As soon as he was old enough he became a counselor in training and then a counselor. He was a counselor for 5 years, Senior Staff for 1 year and now he is the Interim Program Director. Cody has a lot of love and passion for God and Camp Istrouma. Cody’s favorite thing about working at camp is that the Lord gets to use him to impact people’s lives and that he gets to work at the most beautiful place on this Earth. Cody’s main responsibilities are programming for Summer Camp and other events and activities that Camp Istrouma hosts. In his free time, Cody likes to spend time with his wife Mary and their dogs. Cody is always working to strengthen his relationship with Christ by serving others, worshiping, and prayer. Cody’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:14-15, “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
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