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.
VideosView all of the Daily Videos of Camp Penuel on YouTube.
Book ReleaseNEW! Donate a gift of $20.00 or more and receive a copy of our book as a special Thank You. Camp Penuel "God's Camp" by Carole Douma
DonatePlease partner with us in reaching out to the lost children of our inner-cities.
Our CampCamp Penuel in Ironton, Missouri on Lake Killarney was established to bring joy, hope and the fulfillment of knowing the love of Jesus to under privileged and at risk children.
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 93,000 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!