Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Sunday, March 24, 2019



Camp Ministry Coordinator 

Pastor Curtis Ferguson, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Kirksville

Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly, Chillicothe

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.
Cost $110.  Scholarships available.  

Worker registration due May 6
Camper Registration due May 24

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.  
Click here for Bob Crump's letter to pastors, youth pastors & church leaders.
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 “God is” … and you learn all the things that God “is.” 
Camp Director:  
Cost is $105.  Scholarships available. Register through your church. 
Camper and Worker registration due June 7.
Training is required for all Children's Camp workers.
TRAINING SESSIONS:  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. 
 Strong Roots New Branches Campaign Reactivated
The Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly is reactivating their Strong Roots New Branches campaign to raise funds for the construction of a storm shelter and multipurpose building to replace the outdated Parker Hall (pictured right). Grand Oaks is located near Chillicothe.  Pastor Rodney Dorr and Pastor Randy Quick are representing THBA on the fund raising committee that has been reactivated by the camp board.  They hope to raise $675,000 in order to put a concrete storm shelter in place and later build a gymnasium and meeting space on top of the shelter. For more information on Grand Oaks and the campaign go to
October 13 there will be a kickoff event for the campaign at Grand Oaks at 4:30 pm. 

Rodeo Bible Camp 2019, Bloomfield IA, June TBA

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