Welcome to Big Lake Campmeeting Association
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 2017 brochure, and a printable registration form.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. (Rev 3:20 ESV)
Dear Family and Friends,
It is spring at Big Lake (finally!) and that means Big Lake Campmeeting 2018 is just around the corner. Enclosed you will find a brochure which contains everything you need to know to mark your calendar and recruit new friends to join us.
I am especially pleased that Russell Carle, recently returned to pastor the Goodwins Mills AC Church, will be joining us as our evangelist this year. Steve Cole will be returning as our Bible teacher and Kristen (Booth) Bradbury as the Youth Director. Cheri Ianuzzi, from North Conway, NH, will once again be overseeing the kitchen. Last year many of you joined the campers and mission team for the evening meal in the dining hall and we hope you will continue that tradition.
The mission team from the Oxford Advent Christian Church, Stroudwater Christian Church and Sea Road Church will be returning this year to share in our fellowship and worship and to help those in need in our community. What a meaningful contribution they make each year to our campmeeting experience.
With the support of the Sunrise Christian Church and because of the generosity of many of the Big Lake Campmeeting family, work begins in mid-May on the dining hall to replace the temporary bathroom facility and our aging roof with a permanent metal one. Those completed improvements will welcome you when you arrive this summer for campmeeting.
These ongoing improvements to our facilities remind me how blessed we are to have so many talented individuals willing to pitch in to make a successful camp. We are equally blessed by the generosity of the many families and friends who respond this time of year to our annual fundraising campaign.
At this time each year, we ask you to help us raise the money to cover the operating expenses of Big Lake Campmeeting. We need to purchase food, supplies, insurance, and equipment. We also have to fund staffing for this summer’s camp. Most of these bills must be paid before camp begins. While we work hard to be good stewards of your gifts, big-ticket items like insurance continue to rise.
We have not raised the cost of youth camp for the past several years, and we will not do so again this year. We want a Christian camp experience to be available to every child, and, as in the past, we will never let her / his ability to pay stand in the way of attending.
Last year it cost over $21,000 to operate Big Lake Campmeeting. These costs include insurance, staff stipends, food and utilities. Before we left camp last summer, many families and individuals pledged to make a minimum $300 gift toward our annual operating expenses. Many of those pledges have been paid, and we are deeply grateful for those gifts. If you made a pledge and have not yet fulfilled it, please consider making that gift now.
But the fulfilment of those pledges, as important as they are, will not get us all the way to our goal. We need everyone to help with this Annual Spring Fundraising Drive. Please use the enclosed pre-addressed envelope to send us your gift to cover operating costs or donate online at biglakecampmeeting.org.
For more than a century, Big Lake Campmeeting has made an impact on countless lives. Like our founders, the faithful who have carried on the work to the present day have always found a way to meet our financial obligations. We are strengthened by the promise that we find in Phil. 4:19 (ESV):
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to
his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
I look forward to seeing all of you this summer. Please pray for the continued ministries of Big Lake Campmeeting 2018 and consider prayerfully how you can help.
Blessings to all,
Stephen Cox, 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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