This is the official site for all the wonderful volunteers who are Bear Creek Ambassadors, Council Visitors or on the Outreach Team (BCOT's).

Early Bird Discount Extended

posted Feb 20, 2012, 1:39 PM by Bear Creek Camp Marketing

The Early Bird Discount has been extended from March 1st to March 15th.
Also the summer brochure has been sent out! Please contact the camp if you have not received one.
Thank you for all that you do!

Update on New Visions and Transitions for Bear Creek Camp

posted Jan 29, 2012, 6:17 AM by Bear Creek Camp Marketing

John E. Greenleaf, Ph.D.

3415 Station Avenue

Center Valley, PA  18034



January 26, 2012

Re: Update on New Visions and Transitions for Bear Creek Camp

Dear Friends,

This has been a time of great change at Bear Creek Camp and some wonderful and exciting things are taking shape at this very moment. The purpose of this letter is to keep all members of the BCC family informed on the vital aspects of this transition process.

After a great deal of work by our strategic visioning committee, along with the help and input of hundreds of BCC constituents, a new vision and purpose has been discerned for the camp. Our new core purpose statement, as adopted by the board of directors at our January meeting, reflects this renewed spirit.

“Explore, Celebrate, and Grow in God’s Creation”

Beyond purpose statements, the board and staff are acting decisively to follow the visioning path laid before us. It is important for you to understand that the strategic direction of the camp is changing. In this initiative we intend to:

“Realign and focus all resources into strengthening summer camp, while rebuilding relationships with congregations and judicatory leaders”

One of the first steps in effecting this change, and making summer camp the absolute best it can be, is that BCC has retained the services of Mr. Mark Ristine to serve as summer director. Mark is already working with our interim executive director Don Hayn on upgrading the summer program for 2012. Mark is a truly dynamic individual with a strong background in youth ministry and programming. This is a recipe for a truly fantastic summer; I would give almost anything to be in middlers 1 and 2 once again.

In conclusion, many other efforts are underway to drive this vision into the future including the initiation of a national search for a new executive director. I sincerely hope that you are as excited about these changes and Bear Creek Camp’s potential as I am, and ask that you join with me in supporting our purpose and its goals.  Lastly, I ask that you keep the camp and its staff in your prayers during this time of change. With the grace of God, the talents of staff, and the caring of individuals such as you, the future of Bear Creek is extremely bright!
Yours in Christ                                           
 John E. Greenleaf
Chairperson, Bear Creek Camp Board of Directors

Summer 2012 Is On Its Way!

posted Jan 11, 2012, 12:26 PM by Meg Schultz

To our dedicated BCA's and BCOT's,

We are very excited to have you with us at the start of Summer Camp registration season for 2012!  This month is starting off with several training sessions to cover updates, registration information and getting connect with camp this year.  The times and dates are as follows:

January 11, 2012

7 PM

Trinity Lansdale

1000 W Main St  

Lansdale, PA 19446

January 14, 2012

9:30 AM

Bear Creek Camp

3601 Bear Creek Blvd

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

January 17, 2012

7 PM

Lutheran Center

2354 Grove Rd

Allentown, PA 18109

If you are unable to attend any of these dates, many of the materials will be posted on this site under BCA Training Materials.  We will be sending out a summary of ideas shared, questions asked, and updates from Don Hayn shortly after the last meeting, so keep a look out! 

As always, please don't hesitate to email BearCreekCampMarketing@gmail.com with any specific questions or concerns!  

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