What is Camp at Old Mill?

Recently some of our Mission’s Team had the opportunity to minister at Camp at Old Mill by providing a meal for the children attending their day camps through County Corrections Gospel Missions.

History

In 1933, thirteen men formed the Old Mill Bible Conference Association. They desired to see lives change through the teaching of God’s Word. Their goal was met with summer camps and Bible conferences held at Old Mill lasting into the early 1980’s. In the fall of 1992, County Corrections Gospel Mission was blessed with the resources to purchase the 18-acre camp.

In the last 27 years we have seen a 100% percent renovation of the original facility and the addition of 8-acres including the Hostess House, Carriage House and beautiful 18th Century Barn. We have seen the Lord’s faithfulness and now, almost 80 years later, County Corrections Gospel Mission is still committed to the 1933 vision, to the Word of God with a desire to impact lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Purpose

The Camp at Old Mill’s main purpose is reaching inner-city, at-risk youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Working with churches and organizations, the Old Mill staff and facilities are dedicated to bringing youth into a relationship with Christ through summer camping programs, kid’s clubs and other year-round activities.

 

Programs

The Last two weeks in June are geared to all the kids that attended our Kids Bible Clubs all year long. We have two weeks of overnight camp (Week 1 is 10-13 year old) (Week 2 is 6-9 year old). About 85 campers each week. Kids have daily activities such as, cooking, fishing, canoeing, rope swing, zip line, archery, arts and crafts, and much more. We have chapel services for the children each day and well as serve 3 meals, and a snack shop during free time!

The rest of the summer are day camps for Coatesville children and weeklong camps for kids from Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington D.C., and football teams from Philly as well.

It’s an amazing, jammed-packed summer, with so many great missions opportunities!

By | 2019-07-31T13:59:40+00:00 July 31st, 2019|Missions|0 Comments

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