About Us

Friends of Paha was founded in 2003 by a caring group of parents, grandparents and community volunteers associated with Lakewood's Camp Paha program. This group combined their skills and talents in order to raise support for operational costs and to help individual campers pay their camp fees. 

Each year, Friends of Paha accomplishes this goal by applying for grants from foundations and organizations and by hosting several fundraising events.  Since 2003, Friends of Paha has raised over $500,000 for Camp Paha. This ongoing support helps keep Camp Paha operating each summer and ensures camp fees remain affordable for families.

info@friendsofpaha.org     303-987-7146     PO Box 260348, Lakewood, CO 80226     facebook.com/friendsofpaha
Friends of Paha is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. Tax Identifier: 48-1298692. Last Update: 2023


Sean Lopp, President

Sean works at a software company and lives in Evergreen. Sean worked at Camp Paha for four years and is excited to help the board support such a wonderful community.

Cece Litherland, Secretary

Cece works for the City of Lakewood and is enjoying her second stint on the Friends of Paha board.

Chris Baron, Treasurer

Chris joined the board in 2021 and outside of Paha works as a CPA.

Tim Litherland

Tim has been involved in non-profits in Colorado for a long time. In addition to Friends of Paha, Tim is also active in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

Shelby Cote

Shelby worked at Friends of Paha before moving to the east coast. While she left Colorado she couldn't leave Paha and joins us virtually on the board!

Marlana Bense

Marlana is a long-time City of Lakewood employee who is excited to join the board and support one of her favorite Lakewood programs.

Billy Cooper

Billy led Camp Paha before transitioning to lead the City of Lakewood's ADA program. Now Billy serves as an expert on the board. Ask him about his Jeep or Bronco.


We are always looking for individuals to give their time and talent. We are an active volunteer board, no experience necessary! Email: info@friendsofpaha.org!