To relentlessly build a Christ-Centered Camp so effective for growing God's Kingdom and Equipping Jesus Followers, that churches, families, schools, and college students would line up to partner with us.
Develop Christian Young Leaders | Integrate the Gospel in All We Do | Enhance Every Camper's FUN Experience | Foster Relational Ministry | Grow Giving and Volunteers | Expand Church, School, and Ministry Partners | Build Financial Strength | Advance our Facilities to Become World Class.
As a ministry opportunity to train and develop young people for Christian service and to provide an evangelistic avenue to reach young boys and girls for Christ, The Chapel began to examine a potential camping ministry. The result of the search led The Chapel to purchase a YWCA camp in May of 1964 and name it Camp Carl, as a living memorial to the late Reverend Carl Burnham, founding pastor of The Chapel.
The members and friends of the Chapel responded generously to the financial needs and the first summer camp program opened on June 28, 1964 with eight weeks scheduled. God's blessings were present as 425 campers attended the first summer. From its inception, the purpose of Camp Carl has been to carry out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, confront each camper with the Gospel of Christ, and encourage growth in the Lord and effective service throughout life for believers.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
It's simple. We Love others and are dedicated to serving Christ and His Kingdom. Camp is a special place and God chooses to use us in His ministry. We have the most FUN jobs and work towards excellence so everyone can have the best experience possible!!