Tom Beeler and Gardner Hall started this camp in 1999 with about 40 campers. In recent years we have had over 200 campers and staff. We receive encouragement and some counselors from Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida, although some on our staff have no connections with the school. All of our staff are members of known churches of Christ, mostly from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The camp accepts no funds from churches.
We give emphasis to Bible study, prayer and singing at the camp and have a very conservative dress code. We welcome all young people between 10 and 18 years of age that can be happy with the spiritual emphasis and strict rules. Many of our campers come from inner city neighborhoods of New York and Northern New Jersey. A number come from single-parent homes, low income homes or have parents who aren't Christians. For that reason the camp depends financially on sponsors who can help "adopt" campers by paying most of their camp fees. For more information check our adopt campers page.
For the past few years we have been renting from the great people at Crossroads Retreat and Camp, 29 Pleasant Grove Rd., Port Murray, NJ 07865. Their web page is www. crossroadsretreat.com. However, this year, because of complications from the Covid-19 virus, we will have camp at Pinebrook Camp in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Their web page - https://pinebrook.org/
In the past we have rented the Nature Center at Sticles Pond near Newton, NJ, YMCA Camp Linwood-McDonald near Branchburg, NJ and Pocono Environmental Education Center near Dingman's Ferry, PA.
Thanks for checking out our web page. Let me know if I can help with any questions. Gardner Hall, P.O. Box 123, Port Murray, NJ 07865 (908) 850-5389, gardnerhall3(AT)gmail(DOT)com.