FBC Christian Youth Camp

History of FBC Christian Youth Camp

The FBC Christian Youth Camp, Inc. began as a group of concerned Christians who wished to a have a campground facility for summer youth camps and Christian meetings and retreats. They wanted this camp to be run and maintained by a Christian Board of Directors. The first organizational meeting was held in late 1997. The campground was incorporated and obtained its 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization on April 28, 1998. The campground owns over 30 acres of land in rural Clay County that was donated by a local resident.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 5, 1999. Almost immediately earthwork was began to install roads within the campground. In early 2002, the campground received a wonderful blessing. The Men and Women of Action, an outreach mission group of the Church of God, approved the campground as a work project. This group volunteers their time to travel all over the world to build churches and other related projects. After many hours of preparation, in July of 2002 over 150 people from all over the United States came to work at the campground over a 2-week period of time. During those two weeks, construction began to build 10 cabins. After the work group left, local residents have continued working to complete the cabins.

In 2003, a caretaker’s house/office was added at the main entrance of the campground. Once they moved in, they became available to give tours of the campground to interested parties, provide a central office for phone calls, and to serve as a watchman for the campground.

Summer 2007 - The mound septic system is installed and functioning and the East shower house is completed except for some minor interior work yet to be completed.

Fall/Winter 2008-09 - Ground is broken on the new dining hall and kitchen. The building is constructed by DC Metal of Davies County. Volunteers begin interior work.

Fall/Winter 2009-10 - The Dining Hall interior walls are built, drywall installed in the kitchen, electrical and plumbing are being installed, building is hooked up to the mound septic system.