Camp Ministry Coordinator
Bob Crump, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Kirksville

Grand Oaks Camps 

Children’s Camp 2023 August 7-11

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: David Cook (660-988-4275) 

Youth Camp 2023 July 10-14

Youth Camp is 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 including swimming every day and lots of zany activities.  We come together with Linn-Livingston Baptist Association to make a great experience for our youth.  

Please save the dates for THBA youth and children’s camps in 2023.

The camp team is working to prepare for teens and children to have great experiences in our camp at Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly in Chillicothe.  

We look forward to your child or teenager attending camp with us. Your church will have promotional materials and registration forms available about two months prior to the camp.  But hold these dates on your calendar. 


Richard Nations, THBA DOM on behalf of the camp team

Super Summer  2023

These are youth camps for students from grades 6-12.  Each year the training is centered around sharing the Gospel and making disciples. You can get some really good information on these camps from a recent Pathway article.   

Hannibal LaGrange University, June 19-23, with speaker Zane Black.
Southwest Baptist University, June 26-30, with speaker John Mark Yeats. The theme will be “Truth”, discussing the topic of the inerrancy of scripture, equipping students to confront the false ideologies that are so prevalent today. 

Registration opens on March 1st and extends to June 1st. Early registration is $229 per person until May 4th and $249 thereafter.   
To get more information and to register:

Chariton Hills Rodeo Bible Camp Clinics

These are day clinics for kids ages 10-17 at Davis County Fairgrounds, Brookfield, Iowa.
2022 clinics were June 16, June 17, and June 18.  

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The Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly is reactivating their Strong Roots New Branches campaign to raise funds to replace the outdated Parker Hall with a new Multi-Purpose facility, to include a storm safe space.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



2021 Report of the Camp Team Coordinator

Wow!  Another year has come to pass and unfortunately another summer of dealing with covid.  All praise to God as we seem to be on the road to recovery and have been able to serve him through our camps at Grand Oaks. 

We kicked off the summer with our Youth camp. We share our youth camp with the Linn/Livingston Association, and we all gathered at Grand Oaks the week of June 7-11. There were 54 Youth in camp. We had 21 week long workers and around 30 volunteers in and out of camp cooking and teaching. The message of “Our Identity in Christ” was the camp theme and was preached by Pastor Phil Bray and taught in various Bible studies throughout the week. Over-all we had a blessed, God filled week along with some good fun in his creation.  

The “Intro to Camp” was postponed till next year due to the various issues with covid.     

We will finish up the year with Children’s camp. We will all gather at Grand Oaks July 26-30. The camp theme will be “Jesus is” The camp Pastor will be Ben Austic. All preaching and teaching are a curriculum based on the theme. It is looking like we will have 51 children in camp along with approximately 20 staff. I know God has great things in store for us this year in Children’s camp.    I will be giving a further update today on all camps. Due to some time restraints, this report was written just before we actually attended Children’s camp.   

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our camp team with a special “shout out” to Cindi Glenn, our Children’s camp director. I would also like to thank the 1000 Hills Association for the opportunity to serve our Lord and Savior.    



Thousand Hills Baptist Association
802 W. Hamilton Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: 660-342-7658
Office email:
Director of Missions email:


     Last Year at Grand Oaks Camp