Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Saturday, August 24, 2019



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The Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly is reactivating their Strong Roots New Branches campaign to raise funds to replace the outdated Parker Hall with a new Multi-Purpose facility, to include a storm safe space.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 2019 June 17-21
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.
This year the speaker is Chase Roberts, pastor of FBC Pattonsburg, MO.  He is also the head football coach for Pattonsburg High School.
Sean Lee of Kansas City will be the worship leader.
Cost $110.  Scholarships available.  

Worker registration due May 6
Camper Registration due May 24

Register online:
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.
LINKS to camp forms, promotional flyers, etc. for 2019
Promotional flyer to copy and post (this is the corrected version!)
Promotional letter with registration checklist
Camper registration form
Leader application/registration form
    Bulletin insert -  PDF version or Word Document to edit yourself
Intro to Camp 2019 June 21-22
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.  Check out the Grand Oaks website for registration forms and more information.
Click here for a poster to copy and distribute.
Children's Camp 2019 July 1-5 
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. The theme is "I AM."
Camp Director:  Cindi Glen    Phone: 660-239-4324   Email:
Cost is $110.  Scholarships available. Register through your church. 
Camper and Worker registration due June 17.
     Flyer to post  
     Bulletin insert:  Word document that you can adapt
                              PDF version
Training is required for all Children's Camp workers.
June 24 at First Baptist Church - Atlanta, at 6:30 p.m.
June 29 at Fellowship Baptist Church - Kirksville, at 10 a.m.
Cabin leaders who have not attended camp before and all Junior Cabin leaders are required to attend an hour long training session prior to camp. More information to come.

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:

2018 Report of the Camp Team Coordinator

Your Camp Team works hard to plan our camps (particularly Children’s Camp)
and in His graciousness God did great things for us. 

The Linn -Lingston/ Thousand Hills Baptist Association Youth camp was held from June 29 -July 3.
We had:  120 campers
                 20 workers
                 33 day workers (cooks) 

 again we had good participation from our association.
We had:  38 campers
                 8 workers
                 3 professions of faith with two being from our association
                 3 who felt a call to ministry, 3 who wanted spiritual counseling and prayer

’s Camp was held July 9-13. Pastor Steven Nelson was our Camp Pastor. 
We had: 
101 campers,
                36 total workers
                 3 professions of faith, 2 who wanted counseling and prayer
If you have ever doubted the need or effectiveness of camp, I hope that this will
change your mind.  I hope that you will consider either being a counselor or recruiting counselors
from your church next year. If you have any interest in joining the Camp Team please contact
Brother Richard Nations or Mr. Robert Crump, our incoming camp team leader.
Curtis Ferguson, Coordinator