John Dockendorf was born in 1959. Dockendorf grew up near Baltimore, Maryland, but his impact grew elsewhere. He packed his skis and proceeded to the University of Vermont, like many other Middle Atlantic kids.
The Adventure Treks program was big. In addition to the full-time personnel, it had part-time support. In 2020 and throughout the COVID shutdowns, the software was adaptable and adaptive. Given the program's nearly three-decade safety record, Dave McGlashan, the ten-year director of Adventure Treks, took over from Dockendorf in 2021.
They also reopened Camp Pinnacle in 2011, along with Adventure Treks. Since its founding in 1928, Pinnacle Summer Camp has struggled financially and closed in 2010. To reestablish Camp Pinnacle's status as one of North Carolina's favorite summer camps, The Dockendorfs and Steve Baskin, owner of Camp Champions in Texas, spent ten years totally remodeling the property. Pinnacle now books summer campers a year ahead of time. After the summer of 2021, the Dockendorfs relinquished control of Camp Pinnacle to the Baskins and directors Fayssoux and JG Moss.