The campground here on Little Buckhorn Creek is not only the sole dominion of summer campers. Since the playground is vacant and the buildings are still here while camp is not going on, we often welcome family reunions, church groups, or other organizations to use the facilities. These groups cover the costs of heating the buildings, using electricity, and cleaning costs associated with them being here and we call it a fair trade. We get to see the buildings used, they find a low cost place to host their gathering. This past weekend, a family reunion including people from Crockett, KY, Wyoming, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina enjoyed the beautiful spring weather in Breathitt County while staying at Bethel Camp. They used all 14 guest rooms and asked the staff to cater one of the meals for them. The grandfather of the group was having his 80th birthday party so it was a great time of celebrate family.
Many people in Breathitt County and surrounding counties who have been associated with Bethel Camp in some way in the past recently received the camp newsletter, The Bethel Camp Times. If you want to receive that newsletter, send us your name and address and we’ll add you to the list so that you get the latest info and encouraging articles from our camp staff. Included with the newsletter was summer camp applications as well as an update on the current building project to replace the chapel and recreation hall.
Summer camp is just around the corner, so make sure you get your camp application sent in to reserve your spot at camp. Typically the camp weeks in June have more room while the weeks in July are “overcrowded” and campers get put on a waiting list. Be sure to talk to your friends and find out which week they are attending so you can come together if possible. Also remember the Spring Youth Retreats in April if you are interested in a weekend packed full of camp activities.
Staff positions are being filled with counselors, worship leaders, cooks, Bible speakers, and maintenance personnel. If you are interested in being on staff at camp for a week or two this summer, get your staff application filled out and sent in.
I’m including a picture from one of the summer camps 2011 to whet your appetite for camp this spring.