Welcome to Big Lake Campmeeting Association
Big Lake Campmeeting 2022
Ezra 3:11 begins: “With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord.” That is how I felt when I recently learned from Maine state officials that we would be able to operate Campmeeting this summer without the Covid-related protocols, which made holding youth camp impossible the last two years.
Campmeeting and Youth Camp are back for Summer 2022, so mark your calendars: July 16th to 24th! Thanks to a very generous donation to Big Lake Campmeeting, all youth campers registered before July 1st will attend camp for just $25.00!!! Registration is limited due to state regulations so register early!
We will kick off on Saturday, July 16th, with our opening Pot-Luck Supper. We’ll join with the Sunrise Advent Christian Church on Sunday morning the 17th in the tabernacle. Youth Camp check-in will be during Sunday afternoon and depart Friday evening after service. We will have 6 nights of services, Sunday through Friday. Our minister last summer, Pastor Josh Tate, was unable to return this summer. He recommended Pastor Josh Cheney of Dunntown Advent Christian Church in Presque Isle, who accepted the invitation. Steve Cole will be returning as our Bible teacher, and Sarah and Brent Budde will be returning as our camp nurse and lifeguard. We have 4 counselors returning: John McMeniman (camp director), Ginger South, Aaron Brewer, and Nick Lascalzo. Patience Weaver will be joining us as a counselor for the first time. Mike Weaver and Racheal McRorie will be our music team. Kristina Richard and Donna Netzer will be returning for Sunrise Vacation Bible School, and our mission team partners will return in force to join us in worship and provide service and testimony to the love of Christ through a project in the Princeton community. All of our cooks and kitchen staff will return: Rachael and John McRorie (breakfast), Howard and Sue Pauley, and Denise and Donnie Hardy (lunch and dinner). All meals will be open to the public. Donations are welcome.
Together again in 2022, we will raise our voices in praise and thanksgiving. Throughout 2020, when Covid closed us entirely, and in 2021, when we held a successful series of evening services without our youth camp, so many friends remained faithful in their financial support. They recognized that, even in a time of limited operation, taxes, utilities, and insurance had to be paid and buildings needed to be maintained. As we look forward to full operation this summer, our financial needs will increase, but we are prayerful that God will provide as he has for over a century.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in July. In these especially troubled times, gathering together as a Christian family in a place we all love so much is guaranteed to nourish your faith. And be sure to encourage the youth to return to camp. Scholarships are available and no child will be deprived of a chance to attend camp.
John McRorie, President, Big Lake Campmeeting Association
Big Lake Campmeeting Association is a qualified 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, EIN 82-1697587.
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Big Lake Campmeeting Association
PO Box 762
West Chester, OH 45071
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Youth Camp Registration Now OPEN
Youth camp registration is now open!
For five generations, Big Lake Campmeeting has been a meeting place for those seeking the comfort of God’s presence, and the courage to face this life in all its complexities. Rich in heritage, but with our eyes fixed on the future, our mission is to reach out to young and old alike with the love of God.
At the height of summer, we offer a place where you can find encouragement, help and rest in one of the most beautiful settings on earth.
Visit our site, or better yet, visit us at Big Lake, Maine. You’ll be glad you did!
Below you will find links to our online camper registration form, our brochure, and a printable registration form.