2020 GOLD RUSH Summer Dates Teens June 15-19 with Jeremy Coombes July 27-31 with Andy Gleiser Juniors June 22-26 with Rory Bond July 20-24 with Matt Galvan Primary June 29-July 1 with Vince Kobosh Soccer Camp July 6-8 TBA
Horseback Riding Program ends after 38 years
The Camp Assurance board voted to end the 38-year horseback riding program. Many gracious volunteers directed the horseback riding program begun anew by Pastor Joe Humrichous in 1983. He had enjoyed the program Dr. Wes Potter organized in the years Joe was a camper. Pastor Joe and his brother, Jim, made their adjoining farm available for the horses to be stabled and ridden in the 1980’s and they offered Camp Assurance the opportunity to purchase 40 acres in 1988. God gloriously provided the funds within four months! Regrettably the program never advanced to more than simple trailriding. It has become hard to find adults with the time to oversee the program and the animals. The ability to provide for winter boarding, staffing to keep the program running safely, and purchase younger horses forced the camp board to end the program. Camper safety is our primary concern! We want to thank all who encouraged our horseback riding program and campers over the years by volunteering their time, talents, and treasure. You let us give our campers a great experience. We now find ourselves with 35 acres to use in new ways to continue to give campers great and unique experiences. As we do more year round retreats and rental groups, we also want to create more Teen and Adult activities for those participants to enjoy. This summer we plan to add laser and archery tag. Over the next couple of years the hayfield will likely become a soccer/softball field. We may add a target shooting range and there is even talk of creating a small lake/pond to add a variety water activities??? We are open to your ideas too! Please pray for campers to come and meet Christ. Pray also for God to guide our use of the property to keep Camp Assurancea Fun Place Preparing People for Eternity.