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As we have known . . . camp changes lives. We now are experiencing how life sometimes changes camp . . . 

Even though the Covid 19 virus has taken over our lives, Southern Ohio/Kentucky District COB will still be having summer camp with the theme “This Is Our Prayer.”  Our 2020 summer camp won’t be an overnight, away from home camp.  Instead it will be a virtual camp using zoom meetings for the gatherings.  Each age group will have a certain day and time to meet. Family camp, open to anyone, will be on Friday evenings at 7:00.  We will begin the week of June 8, and continue through July 27, an eight week timeframe.  Campers will need internet access with an email they can connect to camp.   Click here for a  flyer which will give you most of the details.  All registrations will be online (see below) The cost is only $10 per camper.

We wll be delivering or sending all the needed materials, craft supplies, and worksheets in bags to the registered campers.  


Summer Camps via ZOOM

Jul 3

Family Camp

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Each Friday evening beginning June 12 through July 31, 2020. Click on event to register.  Read More

Jul 6

PreK-Grade 2 Summer Camp

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Each Monday morning beginning June 8 through July 27, 2020. Please complete one registration ... Read More

Jul 7

Grades 3-5 Summer Camp

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Each Tuesday morning beginning June 9 through July 28, 2020. Please click here for registration ... Read More

Jul 8

Grades 6-8 Summer Camp

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Each Wednesday morning beginning June 10 through July 29, 2020. Click here to ... Read More

Jul 9

Grades 9-12 Summer Camp

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Each Thursday beginning June 11 through July 30, 2020. Click here to register. Please complete ... Read More

Our Staff

Our staff consists of both professional, salaried staff and qualified volunteers. All staff are trained in the Bible study curriculum, the care and safety of young people, and specialized activities. Leaders are carefully chosen to meet the needs of each age group and are trained to understand and follow the guidelines and procedures of the camping program of Camping and Retreat Ministry Summer Camps. Lots of help is needed both in the kitchen and to counsel. Please look over the calendar above and see whether you might be able to help out in any of these areas. If there is an interest in serving, please contact Karen Dillon (crimdill@aol.com) or Charlene Foster (charbyclark@aol.com)


Financial Assistance

Camp and Retreat costs cannot be eliminated. Camp expenses are quite high, especially for families with several children. Churches often help with these costs to offset the expense. Scholarships are also available. However some people are very reluctant to ask for scholarships due to many factors: pride, feeling unworthy, feeling others need the help more, several children in the family, and other unknown reasons. Many simply do not send their children or attend an event due to the high costs. Even with a bare bones budget and lower registration costs last year, camp and retreats have been unattainable for some. We are searching for ways to encourage  more people to participate in these different life changing experiences. 

The Camping and Retreat Ministry is seeking generous individuals an churches who would be willing to underwrite these expenses and help reduce the costs to all campers. With a lower cost per participant, it is hoped that many more people will find the camping and retreat opportunities affordable to their budgets. 

If you would like to help out in this way, click here to see an itemized list of possible camps to sponsor.  Click here to view a list of cost of camp for just the buildings and grounds. 
Karen Dillon, Camping and Retreat Ministries Director
Scott Fitzgerald, Treasurer