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Baptist Camp Assurance

4 Stars based on 7 reviews (review)

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Camp Location: Georgetown, Illinois, United States
Camp type:Day and Overnight
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Phone: 217-662-6242
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so much fun, wonderful Christian friends September 05, 2008
Reviewer: Mj123 from C-ton
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Camp Assurance is a great place. I went to camp many times as a teen camper. I met a lot of people who had their hearts focused on God. The chapel times were very inspiring and brought me closer to God. The staff, whether kitchen or counselor, are amazingly friendly and there to support everyone. I would love to go back as a camper again for all the fun experiences too. I heard of the new "zippy" ride. It sounds like a blast. I hope you have fun there too.
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Thank You Camp Assurance September 05, 2008
Reviewer: A thankful dad from Indiana
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Our church encourages all our kids from 2nd grade through 12th grade by paying 1/2 the way to go. This is the thank you letter from my daughter written to the church. She is 10. There was nothing I could say that could top the enthusiasm of a 10 year old about Camp Dear Pastor and church family, Thank you so much for paying Ĺ my way to camp. Thank you also for praying for me while I was at camp too. Even though I had a broken toe I was still able to participate in everything especially the games. Our speaker Dr. Joe taught us a lot and he was real funny too. Its so exciting how many people got saved and made decisions it is such a blessing to see how God was working in hearts. I made a decision while I was there too. Itís amazing to see how God can work on everybodyís heart at the same time, and how he loves us so much that he wants us to change. I love the songs that we sang in chapel, Especially ITS GREAT TO HAVE ASSURANCE. My counselor was fun and she helped every body in our cabin. In God and I time, she helped us understand what our lessons meant in the bible. My favorite part was horse back riding. My horses name was Denny and I got to control him all my self! That was the first time ever! There were a few troubles in front of me when all the horses were trying to eat from the same tree at the same time. So we all had to stop and wait for them to them to get back on the trail. It was so funny. Last year I had so much fun riding zippy, but this year I was too scared to ride it. My sister, who is older than me, would not ride it last year but she rode it this year 3 times. FunnyÖ I really got my exercise climbing up and down the ladder. I would get my nerve up to ride it then Iíd go back down because I was too scared. Maybe next year I will be brave enough to ride it. Pastor Scotts wife is the best cook and there was tons of food. I loved all the desserts too. I made lots of new friends and I cried when my friends left. Iím glad God provided a way for me to go to camp. I really had a blast dunking pastor Scott and Dr. Joe in the dunk tank. I love camp and I canít wait till I get to go next year!
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Its Great to have Assurance! September 05, 2008
Reviewer: Tina from Kingman
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Camp Assurance is an amazing place for everyone. Our kids have been blessed by camp since they were first old enough to go. This past year our oldest who was 17 did not even wait for me to ask for her phone when she got out at camp.. she flew out of the car and threw her phone back inside. I almost fell over. Since we all know that 17 year old girls are attached to their phones. She has formed friendships at camp that will last a life time and always leaves in tears because she knows she wont see some of these kids for another year. My kids love the food and all the games. They don't stop talking about camp for weeks after they come home. Of course since one daughter is 10 and one is 17 their favorite things about camp are different. But Camp has so many great things to do and be involved in that its great for all ages. One likes zippy and the rock wall and horseback ridding and the other likes those too but enjoys competitive games and walks with their friends and just being aloud to be them self with out the world telling them they are weird because they don't listen to this music or watch those shows. They can be around other kids that are all trying to live by the same set of rules and standards for their life. My favorite part is when they both come home with a renewed sweet spirit and a glow that only comes from spending quality time with the Lord. Time spent at camp is different than the distracted time they can spend at home in devotions. I hear camp songs months after camp has come and gone. I am so thankful for the life changing decisions that each of our girls have made at camp each year. The services are geared to them and the worldly stuff they have to live in today. They love their counselors who are screened very closely to have strong moral character and a Godly testimony. The camp is an amazing for all ages. I try to attend the ladies retreats twice a year. The food is amazing and the fellowship is great, but the undistracted time with God and inspiration and challenges from the excellent guest speakers are priceless. I could go on and on about all the wonderful things about Camp Assurance. Above all I am so thankful that we have a place that is totally focused on helping our kids grow in to Godly adults ready to serve God with their whole heart where ever he leads them. There are so many people that make camp a great, safe, fun and unforgettable place to go. From the people who pray for all involved, to the counselors, horse care givers, kitchen staff, of course the speakers and organizers, and I know I left areas of service out but they all have helped make our many many years of camp experiences AWESOME. I pray God will richly bless all those who help at camp! I cant wait for the weekend and my chance to go to ladies retreat for the first time this year.
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This camp is a blessing! September 04, 2008
Reviewer: Winona Girl from Winona, MN
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

I have enjoyed being a friend of Camp Assurance for many years. It has a staff who not only love the Lord and desire to serve Him, but have a true love for this Christian ministry as well. Any camper will be well taken care of and have a variety of activities to enjoy. There is a spiritual emphasis with chapel services, cabin devotions, and time for personal Bible reading, prayer, and Scripture memorization. Also, there is plenty of time for games, hiking, horses, zip line, swimming, crafts, and much more. During the year, there are a variety of retreats for all ages. I have attended the Ladies' Retreats several times and received spiritual encouragement and blessings. I worked as a teen on staff one summer and was at the camp on numerous other occasions growing up. My niece and nephew are now Camp Assurance attenders and have enjoyed their weeks the past two summers.
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Camp Assurance is a special place August 29, 2008
Reviewer: Sdtorbet from Rossville, IL
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Our family is well aquainted with Camp Assurance. I attended as a teenager back in the 60's. Our children have attended regularly and now our grandchildren are attending. It is in a quiet, quaint setting. You can still experience the "camping" feeling. There is a swimming pool, trails, "zippy", horses, a cowboy breakfast in the woods and so much more. The children are given a chance to get back to nature and God. There are no televisions, radios, Ipods, cellphones, etc. Just a delightful week to spend with your friends and to spend with God. The preaching is on the child's level and encourages them to make decisions to live their lives according to God's Word. If you are looking for a place where your child will be away from the distractions of this world and be with counselors who love the Lord and want the best for your child then Camp Assurance is the place.
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A great camp to attend August 29, 2008
Reviewer: Loves to go to camp from Indiana
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Camp Assurance is a wonderful place to attend. I have been blessed, and challenged to serve God from the chapel services. Made many great friends. They have many activities riding Zippy and horses to name a couple. I cannot wait to go back.
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Camp No Fun June 24, 2008
Reviewer: Camptowner from Indina
1 Star 3 of 11 people found this review helpful

This was my 11-year-old daughter's first camp experience. I fear it may be her last. It's hard to know where to begin. The food was awful, but the kids were forced to eat every bite they put on their plates. As a result my daughter put very little on her plate. This rule was applied to everyone except the preacher's kid. Because they wouldn't let the kids have snacks in the cabins, she mostly had to go without. Since returning home she has eaten with a ravenous appetite, grateful for every bite. She loves the Bible but was hoping to have a real camp experience too. But this seemed to be less camp than hard core revival, with hours spent nightly in church services, sans campfires and smores. They swam a lot, which was good. And played a few games. But she didn't seem to have much fun. We were disappointed to hear her say that she had to go to the bathroom at night but couldn't get a counselor to walk with her. So she had to find her way through the pitch black and strange wilderness noises to the bathroom. At least that was an outdoor adventure! The fundamentalist aspect of the camp ventured into legalism more than once. At one evening church service she was inspired by the music to dance, in the sense that she swayed and clapped her hands. Unfortunately, the preacher called her down publicly for dancing, embarrassing her greatly. When my wife attended the final program she was shocked to hear the minister relay an anecdote with graphic details about a man's accidental electrocution. There were major helpings of fire and brimstone but minimal doses of traditional camp fun.
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