A memorable camp experience has made a significant spritual impact in the lives of countless believers. Many adults look back to a time at camp when they made life-long commitments to Christ. There's just something about getting away to an environment where you're surrounded by God's beautiful creation that helps us get closer to God.
Helping churches disciple their people through meaningful camp experiences is the goal of DiscipleGuide's "Daniel Springs Baptist Camp." The main focus has and will always continue to be the spiritual welfare of our youth. This has been made apparent by the 10,000 or more young people who have made a profession of their faith in Christ since 1965.
To provide an age-appropriate opportunity for all youth to experience the presence of God through prayer, Bible study and fellowship, while relating to others in that group.
To provide a Bible-based program designed to help all youth grow in their relationship with Christ and to equip them to do the work of their ministry. To provide recreation that will challenge them to work with their peers as a team in a way that will bring honor to God.
To do everything possible to bring all campers to a one-on-one relationship with Jesus Christ. To encourage students to be strong in their commitment to Christ in three areas; personal life, family life and church life.
Twenty-four cabins which house up to 28 campers each and two centrally heated and air-conditioned 200 bed dormitories complete our housing facilities for a capacity of over 1,000 campers. Other facilities include a 480 seat cafeteria and a 1,000 seat worship center which are both heated and air-conditioned. In the cafeteria complex are the camp office and the canteen snack bar area. We also have an infirmary staffed around the clock by our camp nurse. We also have a bookstore/gift shop.
Our Bible study classes meet at the 13 small class tabernacles that are scattered throughout the camp grounds. For recreation we have a large swimming pool, softball field, basketball court, beach volleyball court, grass
volleyball court, horseshoe area, ping pong tables, paddle boats and a fully equipped playground area.
We are owned, operated, and supported by the churches of the Baptist Missionary Association of America, and other funds are made available through camp fees and use fees generated by the camp.
NORMAL DAY'S ACTIVITIES
The morning usually starts with breakfast around 8:00 a.m. after which the campers enjoy an hour or more of organized games and contests. Bible classes are divided by age and meet for a 45 minute session after which they are given a canteen break. The campers then go back for another Bible class time. Lunch is served at noon and then the afternoon is for free time and scheduled swimming. They may participate in any of the team sports going on at that time or use that time to make new friends.
The evening meal is served around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. and then the evening worship service convenes about 8:00 p.m. and usually is over around 9:00 or 9:30 p.m. After a canteen break they return to the worship center for an enjoyable time of songs, skits, video presentations or special programs and then it’s off to bed so they can rest up for another action-filled day.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAMP FUND
This fund provides materials for campers in foreign countries attending camps under the direction of our missionaries. It was begun in 1999 to help provide for the needs of campers attending the Philippine National Youth Camp and the Philippine Sunbeam Camp. Since then; other camps in different parts of the world have been able to draw from this fund. The money from this fund is supplied by offerings taken during our 2 pre-teen and 2 teen camps at Daniel Springs each summer.