Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Thursday, April 02, 2020



Camp Ministry Coordinator 

Bob Crump, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Kirksville

Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly, Chillicothe

The Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly is reactivating their Strong Roots New Branches campaign to raise funds to replace the outdated Parker Hall with a new Multi-Purpose facility, to include a storm safe space.  Pastor Rodney Dorr and Caleb Perkins are representing THBA on the fund raising committee.  They hope to raise $675,000. For more information on Grand Oaks and the campaign go to
A motorcycle benefit ride is scheduled for June 8. Click here for details.
Youth Camp 2020 June 8-12
For youth who have completed 6th-12th grade (6th graders may choose Youth Camp, Children's Camp, or go to both).
The camp has a lot of fun stuff for teenagers and they go swimming every day and have a lot of zany activities.

Registration due May 15 
Cost $110.  Scholarships available.  

Thousand Hills joins with the Linn-Livingston Baptist Association.
Camp Directors: Travis  Smith of Linn-Livingston Baptist Association.
                         Bob Crump (636-485-5789) of Thousand Hills Baptist Association.
Intro to Camp 2020 June 26-27
3:30 pm Friday—1:00 pm Saturday
For kids who have completed grades 1-3 and are too young for Children's Camp. A great way for children not old enough to attend a full week of camp on their own to experience what camp will be like.  This is an overnight stay with all the activities encountered in a normal week of camp.  Parents are encouraged to join their children for this experience.  
Children's Camp 2020 June 22-26
For children who have completed 3rd-6th grade.
Kids get to swim, play ball, fish, ride on paddle boats and of course have Bible studies and chapel services in order to learn more about God. 
Camp Director:  Cindi Glen    Phone: 660-239-4324   Email:
Cost is $110.  Scholarships available. Register through your church. 
Camper and Worker registration due May 29.
Training is required for all Children's Camp workers. 

Search your hearts to see if God is calling you to help with camp. 
Many positions are available:  cabin leaders, junior cabin leaders (must be at least 15 years old), kitchen help, Bible study leaders, crafts and recreation leaders.


Each adult who is accompanying the children at camp must have a nationwide 
criminal  background check from a reputable company (i.e.:  Missouri Highway
Patrol or LifeWay Christian Resources) completed and on file at the association office.  

Here are links to those two organizations:

Adults who do not have a background check on file will not be allowed to stay at camp.  

It is a requirement by the 1000 Hills Association Camp Board to have this on file at the association office.  If you have had a background check in the last 3 years (for THBA children’s camp) or 2 years (for THBA-LLBA youth camp), you may send a copy to place on file.  Background checks should be renewed every 2 or 3 years (depending on the camp where you are serving).
If you need further assistance with a background check, contact the Association office at:
(660) 342-7658 or 

Members of the THBA Camp Team are:  Bob Crump (Team Leader), Tami Watt, Melanee Schwieter, Paula Thompson, Tammy Porter, Cindi Glenn, and Rodney Dorr. They meet monthly from January to September to plan, staff, train, conduct and evaluate our Youth and Children's Camps. 

Rodeo Bible Camp in Bloomfield IA,  June 12-15,2019 

Check out their web site:

2019 Report of the Camp Team Coordinator

Once again, we were truly blessed at all of our church camps this summer. God did a lot of great work through His Holy Spirit, pastors and leaders.

We kicked off the summer with youth camp. Pastor Chase Roberts served as camp pastor. The camp theme was "God's Mercy” and the Book of Jonah was used to convey that message. The Youth camp is a shared camp alongside Linn/-Livingston Baptist Association. There were 141 campers and leaders in camp. 1000 Hills had 41 campers, 9 staff, and 9 churches were represented. There were 2 professions of faith and 2 youth seeking local churches.

The next camp was "Intro to Camp." This is a 2-day camp for 1st and 2nd graders. The goal of this camp is to reduce the anxiety of campers and parents when it comes time for children's camp as it gives them an example of what it will be like. Greg Dixon served as camp pastor. There were 31 campers and parents in attendance.

We ended the summer with children's camp. Pastor Chance Glenn served as camp pastor. The theme of camp was "I am Created in Christ" There were 100 total in camp, 70 campers, 27 staff/leaders, and 3 pre-campers. There were 2 professions of faith and several who were counseled and prayed with or for.

All camps went well. The Gospel was spoken clearly and worship was abundant. Discipleship was God-led through lessons and leaders. We are looking forward to next year to see what great things God will have for us once again.

The dates for 2020: Youth Week, June 8-12; Children's Week, June 22-26, Intro to Camp, June 26-27.Thank you for the opportunity to serve.