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Big Lake Campmeeting 2023
The ice is out, the snow has melted, and the spring breeze prompts thoughts of summer with boating, fishing, and Big Lake Campmeeting week (July 15-21). Much prayer and planning is well underway to ensure that 2023 is a smooth-running and spiritually rich camp week. We are grateful to have filled all staff positions, with many returning from previous years. Returning staff include Pastor Josh Cheney, our evangelist; Stephen Cole, Bible study leader; Pastor Ernest Carle, our song leader; following successful hip surgery, Jerry York is returning to play the piano; Sarah Budde will be our nurse and Brent Budde our lifeguard. Most of our counselors are returning (e.g. Patience, Brooklyn, John, Daniel, Aaron) along with several new counselors (e.g. Aaron and Amy, Sarah). Amy will plan and lead our afternoon program for our ages 5-7. Our cooking staff are also returning: Racheal and John McRorie, Sue and Howard Pauly, Denise and Donnie Hardy. Kristina Richard and Donna Netzer will be returning to lead 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 building project in the Princeton community. They will be joined by several new volunteers from Ohio.
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new camp director, Maree Holtrey. Maree is the director of the Red Barn Ministry in Ohio and a teacher. Youth camp applications have been mailed. 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 camp week on Saturday, July 15th, with our opening Pot-Luck Supper in the dining hall. Sunrise Advent Christian Church will provide Sunday morning services on July 16th in the Tabernacle. Youth Camp check-in will be Sunday afternoon, and campers will depart Friday after the evening service. We will have 6 nights of services, Sunday through Friday.
I ask the Big Lake family for two things:
1. Your prayers that God’s guidance and blessings will touch the hearts and lives of the campers, counselors, staff, supporters, and the Princeton Community.
2.Your financial gifts, as the ever-rising cost of food, supplies, and camp maintenance must be met both before and during camp week.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this special time of friendship and spiritual renewal.
In His service,
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.