Corning Area Bible Club Camp was founded 70 years ago. For the past 22 years, the camp has rented its facilities from Penn York Camp in Ulysses, Pennsylvania. The camp runs for two weeks each summer. The camp director David Mogren was a camper himself since he was eight years old. He worked his way up through the ranks—camper, kitchen aide, counselor, missionary speaker, and finally BCM missionary and camp staff since 2001.
This year’s junior week theme was “Our God is Able”. Teen week focused on “Pushing Back the Dark.” Total attendance included 58 junior campers and 51 teen campers. Many received Christ as Savior, but camp was also a time for rededication. Camp director David Mogren shares, “I always enjoy reading Facebook posts by campers, many expressing how it was the best week of their summer, how much they miss it, how excited they are to return next summer, and how they felt accepted and made new friends. I am especially blessed by comments concerning spiritual growth and a desire to follow Jesus in their daily lives.”
During their week at camp, Corning Area children and teens enjoy an abundance of water activities. There is not only an in-ground pool, but a 200-foot waterslide and a pond used for fishing, canoeing, and paddle boats. When not in the water, campers can be found learning archery or being challenged to complete a ropes course. There is a craft shop, a fully equipped rec room, and a snack shop. Also available on the grounds are bike trails, a disc golf course, a sand volleyball court, and tether ball poles.
Pray for an increase in campers at Corning Area Bible Club Camp and for decisions that were made this summer by the campers.
Visit their website to keep informed of not just the camp season, but school year Bible Clubs in the Corning, New York, area: http://corningareabibleclub.org/
Originally Published in BCM World September 2014