Bethany Camp has been
ministering to kids and families in Western New York for nearly 70 years.
Beginning on Chautauqua Lake in 1952 and moving to our current location in 1977.
A lot has changed in the world and in
our community over the years but God’s faithfulness and our mission to provide
an environment for spiritual growth and change has remained constant. Over the past decade new facilities have been
built and old ones have been remolded as we remain committed to serving with
excellence the nearly 4,000 campers that spend time hearing God’s Word at
Bethany Camp each year.
As we look to the future, we
are excited about the opportunities that God has for us on the horizon. In 2018 we were able to provide 20 full
scholarships to children in need in our community through the 1st
annual Bethany Camp Open Golf Tournament.
We believe that is just the beginning and have the goal of providing 100
scholarships every year to kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity to
spend a week at Bethany Camp.
As we expand our camper base,
we believe that it is important to continue improving and expanding our
facilities as well. While facilities are
not our primary focus at Bethany Camp, we believe that they are important tools
that will allow us to minister to more campers and retreat groups than we ever
have in the past. We are currently
putting the finishing touches on the new pavilion over our basketball
court. In 2019 we plan to remodel the
Walnut grove cabin giving it the more modern and functional features found in
our newer cabins. In the near future we
plan to replace the aging Pine Ledge and Oak Ridge cabins with a brand-new
cabin. We also have plans to build a new
recreation building that would provide much needed indoor recreation space and
a new chapel building that would allow us to host multiple groups at a time.
We would like to invite you
to one of our three Vision Dinners that will be held on Saturday evenings in the
month of March. On March 9th
there will be a dinner at Nick’s Place in Edinboro, PA, on March 16th
there will be a dinner at the Knights of Columbus in Buffalo, NY and on March
23rd there will be a dinner at Bethany Camp in Sinclairville,
NY. At our vision dinners you will have
an opportunity to hear stories of lives changed through the ministry of Bethany
Camp from campers, staff, parents and pastors.
You will also have the opportunity to partner with us in helping us meet
some of our financial goals that will allow our vision to move forward.
We would also like to empower
you to be an ambassador for Bethany Camp by reaching out to people who you know
would benefit from being a part of one of our vision dinners. Bethany Camp has been making an impact on
people’s lives through the Gospel of Christ for nearly 7 decades. If you know of someone who has been connected
with Bethany Camp over the years or who you would like to see get connected
with Bethany Camp in the future please reach out to them on our behalf and
invite them to a Vision Dinner.
If you will be attending a
Bethany Camp Vision Dinner please let us know by contacting the camp office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 716-287-2848, by 2 weeks prior to the event.