FREE Camping for Kids 7 - 13
Local Week: July 17-July 20, 2023
Camp Penuel P.O. Box 367 Ironton, MO 63650
Camp Penuel was incorporated in 1973 to provide Christ-centered camping to inner city and at-risk kids.
We are located on Highway 72 in the Arcadia Valley, Mo.
Register for Camp at:
AV United Methodist Church
Pickup Location: AV Pool Parking lot
Time & Date: Daily at 8:30am
For more information call: 573-546-7986 or 573-366-8063
50 years of totally free camps!
The Camp is officially half a century old! Fifty years ago the vision my father had became official. Fifty years later, well over 100,000 children have come to the camp with over 80,000 decisions for the Lord! God is good!
This year more children will come to camp and come to know the Lord! We are so excited to see what the Lord does!
We will have a 50 year staff reunion June 30th -- July 2nd! The camp will be open for former staff members -- including cabins. We will have a full schedule for activities for families including food, services, swimming, boating, etc... We will be sending more information about this in March. Please let me know if you'd like to reserve a cabin. Come be blessed, reminisce, and see how the camp has grown and the future plans!
Also, in honor of our 50th anniversary, we will be having a camp partner appreciation day, June 28th! Come spend a day with the campers, take a tour, enjoy lunch and dinner, and stay for chapel with the children. You will be blessed. We will even be doing transporting from the greater St. Louis area and back on a shuttle for those that need it. More details to come in March. If you want to sign up, please let me know!
As always, please pray for the Camp and the children that are to come this season. We are asking for continued financial support as well. Everything is costing more and more in our economy, but we will move forward by the grace of God and your contributions!
We love you, we thank God for you. Blessings to you and your entire family.
When we let the word of God take hold of a child, God will do the rest.
Far too many of American’s children have been robbed of their childhood because of the effects of drugs, alcohol, abuse, and neglect. Camp Penuel was established to bring joy, hope, and the fulfillment of knowing the love of Jesus into these lives. So far we have ministered to over 100,000 little ones. Now God has expanded our outreach to include three campuses. They are located in Ironton, Missouri; Eldred, Pennsylvania; and Esparaza, Costa Rica.
Penuel means “face of God”. It is taken from Genesis 32, where Jacob wrestled with the angel and met God face to face. We want children to meet God face to face at Camp Penuel.
When we let the word of God take hold of a child, God will do the rest. Our role is to give opportunity to every child, opportunity to fail, opportunity to try again, opportunity to express their artistic talents - singing, drama, drawing, writing, picking up things off the ground and making a bookmark, etc., opportunity to accept the love of Christ in their life. Given that OPPORTUNITY, I believe that ALL children who receive Christ in their life will be successful, and will fulfill the God-given purpose for which they were created!