Camp Leadership

Executive Camp Director Rob Clift

Robert "Rob" Clift joined the SPJST team in February 2019 to lead the next phase of Camp Kubena’s growth and development. Rob’s past success with groups like Sea Scout Base Galveston and the National Park Conservation Association clearly demonstrate that he has the track record and capacity for managing and growing an exciting camping experience at Camp Kubena.   


Rob is a native of Sherman, Texas, and an American Camp Association (ACA) Certified Camp Director. An Eagle Scout and Eagle Scout Mentor, Rob’s work history includes a six-year stint with the Boy Scouts of America in the Florida Keys where he led Scouts on boating, snorkeling, fishing, marine life identification, and ecology aboard a 40-foot sailing vessel.  This led to a position as Senior Marine Outreach Coordinator with the National Parks Conservation Association where he served for six years researching, designing, and implementing educational courses and teaching others about good stewardship in our National Parks. From Florida, Rob trekked to Galveston where he was the BaySmart Director for Sea Scout Base Galveston where his duties included developing and implementing the BaySmart Education programs focusing primarily on marine ecosystems and wildlife and managing the Boy Scout summer program.    

More recently, Rob served as the Assistant Camp Director for Camp Thunderbird in Bemidji, Minnesota, and as the Camp Manager of Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway in Amboy, Washington.       


Rob’s skill in all areas of camp operations, public communications, including developing media content, public speaking, and building strong relationships with a wide variety of people and organizations are a tremendous asset at Camp Kubena.   


An accomplished musician — drums, piano, and accordion — Rob studied percussion at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and music at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana.