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It is with sadness and joy that we witnessed the home going of our beloved friend, Mr. Joe Anderson Jr. Mr. Joe loved Jesus and loved those that Jesus loved. He was a generous visionary that invested greatly into the Kingdom and his reward will be great I heaven. We are thankful beyond words for the example and the legacy that he has left behind and the many thousands that have come to Christ along with the many thousands that will come to Christ in the future because of th obedience of Joe Anderson. At the funeral service, there were people from all walks of life in attendance, from the common man with sweat on his brow to dignitaries like Florida’s Governor Rick Scott. It was incredible to witness all the people that Mr. Joe impacted from all over the world. His generosity and compassion not only reaches around the world, but across the street. It is humbling and challenging to see what a diﬀerence can be made and how far one man can go, with the Spirit of God in his sails. Mr. Joe’s shoes will be diﬃcult to ﬁll but we believe that God will raise up men, women, family and friends, and that hundreds, maybe thousands will ﬁll his shoes to reach our world for Christ. I may be that one of those orphaned or foster care kids that he sponsored will be the next ‘Mr. Joe’ in impact our world for Jesus.
â€œBe strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord Kevin Hornsby God, my God, will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord. â€œ 1 Chronicles 28:20
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The 2016 Summer Camp program at Camp Anderson proved to be an incredible experience that was amazing to see. The presence of God was evident to everyone and many young people that had never experienced God were moved to revival. We witnessed as 549 young people gave their lives to Jesus Christ during the 9 weeks of camp and many more that were Christians surrendered to walk with Him.
Weekend Retreats f under $79 Week end and week long camps and retreats for every age group. see web page for each event at www.campanderson.org
March 2-4, 2018 Man Up! March 23-25, 2018 Men’s Retreat
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Rumble in the Jungle is a week long Spring Break camp to challenge young people to be all that God has made them to be and to promote an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. Great speakers, excellent live music and epic activities. $175 per person. Sponsorships Available. See details and register at: www.campanderson.org
Rumble Spring Break in the Teen Retreat Week Jungle March 12-16, 2018
April 27-29, 2018 May 4-6, 2018 Weekend Retreat Ladies Welcome ‘Thrive Life’ is a social College and Career event with a laser focus on igniting a passionate, sold out relationship with Jesus Christ. Great speakers, excellent live music, incredible activities, Starbuck’s co ee and a great opportunity to meet new friends. $69 or $49 per person. See details and register at www.campanderson.org
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Man Up! is a weekend camp to challenge Men to be all that God has made them to be and to promote father son relationships that are so desperately needed. Great speakers, excellent music, ﬁshing, projectiles, gun power and bacon! Can it get any better than that? $79 or $59 per person. See details and register at www.campanderson.org/man-up/
Windﬁre! is a Ladies week end retreat with a passion to see ladies have true revival and to be encouraged and empowered by the Spirit of God! If we reach the ladies, we will reach the home. If we reach the home, we will reach the world! $79 or $59 per person. See details and register at: www.campanderson.org/windﬁre-ladies-retreat/
College and Career Weekend Retreat January 4-6, 2018
June 5-9 June 12-19 June 19-23 June 26-30 July 3-7 July 10-14 Bennett Week July 17-21 July 24-28 July 31-Aug. 4
Camp Anderson provides one of the best Summer Camp Programs in the SoutheastEpic fun, Powerful speakers, Excellent live music, Spiritually intense. Sponsorships available. See details and register at : www.campanderson.org
Sponsship and Volunteer Opptunities Outreach camps for orphanage and foster care kids. Sponsor a camper or volunteer and come make a di erence! see web page for details of each event at www.campanderson.org Weekend Camp Jan. 14-16, 2017 r
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Dec. 27-29, Orphanage Kids Click Migrant here forWorker Camper Dec. 29-31, Kids and Adult Registration see website for details *FBCH Students and Adults Only*
Christmas can be one of the most traumatic times of the year for a young person that does not have a loving family experience. This is a family style event complete with personalized gi s, stockings and family Christmas meals. You can show an under privileged young person the true meaning of Christmas with your sponsorship or gi purchase.
Camp of Champions is an annual camp speciﬁcally for the kids in the Child Welfare system in the state of Florida. Camp Anderson underwrites the cost of this event and solicits sponsorships from churches, businesses and individuals to sponsor 150 students x $125 ea., totaling $18,750 www.campanderson.org/camp-of-champions/
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January 12-15, 2018 Child Welfare Students see website for details
Kayaking, Camping Excursions, Multiple Dates [see website Click here for Camper and Adult Registration for details] *FBCH Students and Adults Only*
We have partnered with Ronnie McCadoo and other professional and Collegiate basketball players to provide an educational and competitive basketball camp that is sure to be a slam dunk! These ‘at risk’ young people will be mentored and loved by positive roll models that are able to speak into their lives. This camp will have approx. 125 campers x $75 ea. totaling $9,375. You can also go on line to purchase an autographed basketball for a kid by James Michael Macadoo of the Golden State Warriors for $10 www.campanderson.org
Suwannee Wilderness Adventure is a small wilderness kayaking and camping excursion for young men that is designed to provide the fatherly inﬂuence that at risk male teens desperately need. You can be a ‘father to the fatherless’ by sponsoring a young man for $75 or you can volunteer to ‘rough it’ for a week end and make a real di erence in a young mans life! www.campanderson.org
Weekend Camp Jan. 14-16, 2017
Rock the River Music and Leadership Camp in Partnership with Florida Coalition forhere Children Click for Camper and Adult Registration April 5-8, 2018 *FBCH Students and Adults Only*
Basketball Camp Multiple Dates [see website Click here for Camper details] and for Adult Registration *FBCH Students and Adults Only*
Rock the River is a ‘ﬁne arts’ type music and leadership camp to discover and develop the God given talents of at risk young people that are o en overlooked. This camp weekend will be the culmination of a larger statewide Florida Coalition for Children well being program. We are seeking every opportunity to be the loving mentors that God has called us to be. Sponsor a child welfare student for $175
Anual Outreach Event, See Website for Dates and Details
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Department of Children and Families, Partnership for Strong Families and Sheriffâ€™s Ranch Family
The Christmas at Camp Anderson event is a partnership with DCF, Partership for Strong Families and Sheri â€™s Youth Ranches to provide a three day Christmas event for some of the most needy in our society. 100% of your donations go sponsor a child.
I dont want to leave. This is my first time ever having this much fun and Im happy I gave myself to Jesus. I love camp Anderson. Please dont make me leave, I love it here and my eyes have been opened to the lord. I really love this place.
I want to tell the Camp Anderson staff that I have had so much fun here! I thought that this would not be fun but I was so wrong. While I was here, I gave my heart to God and they prayed with me and helped me change my life.
I love this camp so much. It felt like I was already at home. I have met a lot of people and loved them the first time I saw them. People came to know me and loved to be around me. I honestly wanna cry but Im gonna be strong! Everyone I have seen here are my real brothers and sisters. I Love Yall!
I had the best two days of my life here. I got do stuff that I have never done before. I felt like I fit in with everybody cuz we are all going through stuff. I got to meet a lot of amazing people. I made a lot of friends and I got to learn the main reason to keep living even though its hard. And Just cuz you go thought bad stuff it doest define how your gonna be in the future. I wish and hope that we can come back one day.
All of the staff have made me feel loved like I was their family. I feel like I have family now to turn to when I need them. When Kevin preaches it makes me feel like he is actually talking to me and helping me learn from my mistakes.
I thank God for bringing Jesus in my life. Thank God for DJ, Adam, Dustin, Zach and other staff members making me a better man, helping me to read the Bible everyday, and pray to Jesus. Learn how to make new friends, and pray and introduce people to Jesus.
I have enjoyed this blastastic time wiith Christmas at Camp Anderson. It makes me cry just to leave and write this but I am happy I have met every member of Camp Anderson staff and campers. It was you guys that made me understand Jesus Christ. I will do my best to embrace my inner light . Mr. KevinÂ’s speeches always touch my heart and makes me cry with joy and makes me fell good about myself. The people that I met here are the best things that have happened to me! I Love every one of you at Camp Anderson!
To everybody I just wanted to say that I love you all and I appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I know that you guys know that I vave been through some hard times but you and Jesus have helped me so much. I Love you so much. I donÂ’t want to ever leave.
I enjoyed Christmas at Camp Anderson because I made a decision to follow Christ so that He can help me and be in my heart. This was the best best 3 days of my life. It made my heart 3 times bigger. I love every single one of you here and I wish to come back some day.
You have allowed me to pray and ask Jesus to love, forgive, reward and cherish me for the rest of my life. I just started reading my Bible. My first and favorite versed is John 3:12 Thanks for Everything.
-SpeakersKevin Hornsby is the Camp Pastor for Camp Anderson. Kevin has been a Youth Evangelist and Student Pastor for 28 years and has been serving as Campus Pastor for Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy for the past six years. Kevin is passionate about reaching the next generation through powerful, practical, evangelistic messages that are full of vivid illustrations. Kevin is especially gifted at connecting with young people and is very relational and connected to this generation. God has used Pastor Kevin to lead more young people to Christ than any other speaker at Camp Anderson, and his connection and influence with young people and adults across the Southeast is unprecedented. RV Brown is one of the most powerful preachers in the country. He has preached in 48 states and 43 countries including stadium events with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. RV is the president of Outreach to America’s Youth (OTAY), in the FCA Hall of Champions, previous chaplain for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, mentor to professional ball players, an accomplished author, and a powerful man of God! RV connects with young people and inspires men to be Godly examples. RV Brown is passionate and powerful.... if you book him for your next retreat or youth event, then be prepared to ‘buckle your seat belt’! Alex Brown is the Pastor of Life Revolution Church in the south suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Alex is the nephew of RV Brown and has been in ministry as a disciple and preaching partner for many years. What really sets Alex apart from others is the way that he connects with young people. His loving, gentle spirit coupled with his incredible speaking abilities make him a favorite at Camp Anderson. Alex is very relational and current with the issues and perspectives of young people in today’s culture and God uses him greatly to bring Biblical truth into their lives. Kenny Dallas brings a lot to the table as one of Camp Anderson’s retreat speakers. He is a dedicated husband and father of six children. He has been a high school football coach, teacher and minister of the Gospel for the last 19 years. As a football coach, Kenny has led his teams to numerous championships and has a long list of awards including Associated Press Coach of the Year in Georgia. Kenny’s true passion is leading students to an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ! Kenny is also the Director of the Student Leadership Academy, is a teacher of Comparative Worldview/Apologetics and founder of “Operation M-46”, which is a ministry to fathers to fight for the hearts of their children. Kenny’s energetic style is sure to be a favorite with your group!
...they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. Acts 5: 42
Left to Right: Governor-Rick Scott, Camp Director-William Bloodworth, Sec. Juvenile Justice-Christina Daly, Sec. DCF-Mike Carroll, Pat Smith DCF
In 2015 The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott presented the ‘Champions of Hope’ award to Camp Anderson for its work with ‘At Risk’ students. This recognition has highlighted an unprecedented cooperation between a faith based camp and the State of Florida. We have an incredible opportunity to reach thousands of ‘at risk’ students and we are seeking partners in this endeavor. We are reaching out to businesses, churches and individuals in the Southeast to help us sponsor as many of these young people as we possibly can. You can sponsor an ‘At Risk’ unreached child for $75 for a weekend retreat or $175 for summer camp by going to www.campanderson.org or you can make out a check to ‘Camp Anderson’ and designate it to ‘Masterpiece Initiative’ and mail it to: Camp Anderson 536 NE 168th Ave. Old Town FL 32680 Contact: William Bloodworth Camp Director 770-598-6896 firstname.lastname@example.org
God has shown me how to forgive. He has shown me that He knows what I have gone through and I now know that He is with me. I know that I am never alone and Christ loves me. I have a new identity in Christ and I will continue to stay off drugs and forgive those that have hurt me. Thank you Kevin for truely speaking to my heart and for speaking to my brothers. .
I gave my life to Jesus Christ this week and I am so thankful for all the people and staff and counselors at the camp.
This week at Camp Anderson, I learned about Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit. I had fun, it was a Blast. I am glad that I gave my life to Christ. I love all the staff, especially Mr. Bloodworth. I did tubing, paintball, Kayaking and fishing. I am thankful to God. Thank you for everything.
Last night I was saved by Jesus Christ and it is truely the greatest decision I have ever made. I am so thankful for this camp, the staff and Pastor Kevin for giving me this opportunity to find God.
I came here trying to get away from home. I didnÂ’t expect to be saved and forgive. The whole week, I was being touched by the word that Pastor Kevin shared. It opened my heart and I understood that what other people have done wrong is not my fault.
This summer, Camp Anderson sponsored 426 young people to come to summer camp from several ‘at risk’ organizations in our new sponsorship program that we have named ‘Masterpiece Initiative’. This new sponsorship program includes ‘at risk’ students from Department of Children and Families (DCF), Baptist Children’s Home, Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Meridian, Partnership for Strong Families, The Potter’s House and other orphanage and foster care organizations. Most of these young people have lost hope and suffer from abandonment, depression and abuse. Camp Anderson provides a unique and extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in their lives. While at camp, these young people are loved unconditionally, and they experience God in a powerful and life changing way. Of these 426 ‘Masterpiece Initiative’ kids that came to camp, 187 of them a, or 44% of them gave their lives to Christ! The following pages contain letters written by these ‘at risk’ students and you can identify them as ‘Masterpiece Initiative’ kids when you see the logo symbol beside their name. For 2017 we plan to sponsor a total of 700 ‘at risk’ students through this program, and we ask that you consider joining us in this massive effort to ‘Reach the Unreached’ of the next generation.
I accepted Christ in my heart and got baptized a the camp. God spoke to me and I had to call my mom and make things right, I was scared but God helped me.
God has spoken to me. He got the chains off of me and let me get saved. He has spoken to me and I got Baptized. He has made me a better person here at Camp Anderson.
God has touched my heart this week. God helped me forgive the ones in my life that have doen bad things to me.
God has forgiven me for all my sins. He has turned my life around and I am now going down the right road.
Gabriella Moctezuma Yall have inspired me to believe in God. I am happy that I am saved and how that I am in the hands of God. I am now happy to be alive.
Camp Anderson Mission Team 2016 Camp Anderson is different than most other camps because of our staff. This team is made up of modern day missionaries that truly love and serve the students from the heart. Our team models the Gospel of Jesus Christ with unconditional Love.
Many of the young people that come to Camp Anderson suffer from neglect, abandonment and abuse. Their needs go far beyond housing, education, healthcare and food. they desperately need to be loved. The issues are truly issues of the heart and only God can heal, through the power of His Holy Spirit.
The power of God is on Pastor KevinÂ’s preaching and life. The Spirit of God is so evident in this place. This is one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I will treasure this always. Thank you for the truth. Thank you for your heart to serve the Lord. Thank you for your heart for His children. I will be diligent to pray for this ministry and all who are part of it. Looking forward to seeing yall next year!
God has shown me this week the importance of reaching and connecting with the youth. I am seeing now how vital it is that kids betaught truth and that they are loved and accepted just as they are. This is a powerful ministry that will have my prayers and hopefully I will be volunteering again next year. Thanks you for this opportunity.
This week at Camp anderson was amazing. I got to counsel some young girls and watched them come in with a hard shell and even angry at God. By the end of the week, I got to witness the power of God and His healing power in their lives. Both girls got saved and baptized. I am leaving this camp with new found hope!
Alethea OÂ’kane I had an amazing week with the youth watching God move them and hunger after God by the end of the week. I definitely want to be a part of this Camp in the future. Thank you for this opportunity.
-We brought a group of three schools to Camp Anderson as part of our annual school retreat. We didn’t have to worry about anything, they handled everything! The camp staff was amazing. They bonded with our students and just became part of our ministry team. Ginny Keith - Principal Creekside Christian School
-The climate controlled riverside pavilion with its retractable walls is something that no other retreat destination that we have been to offers. It is an incredibly beautiful setting with the river right by the meeting space. Jody Robertson - Principal Countryside Christian School
-Our Church brought a large group of men to Camp Anderson for a men’s retreat and we had an amazing time. We brought our own speaker for the event and asked Camp Anderson to supplement us with food and activities.We just fell in love with this camp and everybody here. Within days of returning home, our men wanted to know if we were coming back next year. It really made an impact with our men. Josh Crews - Gainesville Church of God
-We cannot begin to express our gratitude for your support at the “Rock the River” Concert that we recently held at Camp Anderson. This event could not have gone so well if it were not for your partnership and involvement. We are already receiving emails and phone calls with positive feedback from those who attended and we are being asked about our plans for the next concert . Alan Harmon -Associate Pastor Fanning Springs Community Church
God has changed me this week. I have converted from Athieism because God has showed me the light!
Evan Amparo I gave my life to God and my life is changed. I feel free and I want to stay with Him. I dont want nothing to change. Thank you God!
Before this week I thought that God did not want me and that I didn't deserve Him. I know that I don't deserve Him but I know that I am going to follow Him. Thank you for giving me so much. I found Gods love!
Victorya Lear This week has changed my perspective on everything. I prayed to God and I forgave and was forgiven. It felt like a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I am so thankful that I got to attend this camp.
Best camp ever. Yalls preacher is amazing. Best staff I've ever delt with. I think this is what heaven is going to be like. I love yall so much.
The camp worship band is an incredible team that loves Jesus and seeks to lead this generation to the throne of God. It is encouraging to see young people worship God and to love Him with all of their heart, mind, soul and strength.
Before I came to this camp, I felt drenched in sins. Some that I committed and some that other people have done to me. Now I am saved by Jesus.
Paris Gonzalez Camp was Amazing! God took away the hatred that was in my heart. Thank yall for everything you do here. God gave me some Amazing Godly friends who care about me and listen to me.
Camp was awesome, I met great new people that helped me get saved and changed my way of life and what I do. I thank everyone at camp for what yall have done for me.
Kyle Valentine This camp is amazing. God is helping me make better decisions He is also helping me with my behavior. I praise Him and I will always be with Him.
Josh Rouse This week God has guided me to freedom and happiness. I didnÂ’t speak to anybody about it but I went off on my own and prayed to God and He helped me and guided me. Camp Anderson was a good experience.
God allowed me to put my shame and guilt of sin under the blood. He allowed me to say Â‘I forgive youÂ’ to my father Jay and mother Glynda because they could not care for me.. I got rid of stongholds and found salvation and forgave my parents.
Steven Holmes God and me love each other now and I worship Him.
Trey Howell Last night I was saved by Jesus Christ and it is truely the greatest decision I have ever made. I am so thankful for this camp, the staff and Pastor Kevin for giving me this opportunity to find God.
God has given me eternal life and freed me from my sin and anger. Thank you for letting me come to this camp.
This week has been incredible. I have always thought of myself as a Christian but this week I realized that I was not a follower of Jesus. I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and I got baptized this week. I forgave everyone that has hurt me and I confessed my sins and I know that this is just the beginning of my new life.
When I came here, I realized that everything that I have been doing is wrong. God has helped me though a lot this week. When I felt like taking my life, God helped me not to do it. I have given myself fully to God now. He has changed my life and put me on track. When I feel alone and donÂ’t have anyone to talk to, I talk to God and He helps me!
In just two nights here at the camp, my whole life has changed.
Clay Manning God has shown me the love of Jesus this week. I have dedicated my life to Christ and I know that He has a plan for my life. This has been an entirely Holy week.
I have loved every day that I have been at Camp. Camp Anderson is an adventure that God has led me to and I am so glad that I have been able to connect with Him. Thank you for helping me connect with God.
I have met many wonderful people that have shown me the benifits of God and helped me connect with Him.
Before I came to camp, I felt like something was missing in my life. I felt sad and hopeless and I felt like it was impossible to overcome my problems. Comeing to camp has given me faith in God and has given my life meaning as a follower of Jesus.
I never believed in Jesus before, but now I am a follower of Christ and I got baptized in the river. I will never go back.
I have become a believer and it has made me so happy!
Serina Frost God changed my life by showing me and allowing me to come here. I love it here and the people who work here and the staff.
I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart and soul and had a truckload of fun!
During Summer Camp, we have a Baptismal service every Friday morning at 9am. This summer there were 302 young people that gave testimony to their decisions to follow Christ by being baptized in the Suwannee River.
I was saved this week. Pastor KevinÂ’s messages made me feel on fire for God. Thank you all.
This camp has changed my life. I will never forget this place. I had to do some house cleaning this week. I gave up all my music. I got rid of all my Satanic and worldly songs. Thank you all so much!
Jacob Bennett When I come here I feel more and more loved. I got saved and baptized here. I am so proud to call the Camp Anderson staff my family in Christ. I love you guys more that you could imagine.
Maryclair Sackett God gave me love and courage while I was here at Camp Anderson. My time here was awesome.
Killian Galvin This camp is like no other camp it is much different. God is really and truly here and in all of the staff. He was really working on me and I got rid of my phone last night because if was holding me back for following Him.
God changed me, He made a new me and He forgave me of my sins.
William Jones The best thing that I did this week was when I gave my life to God and got Baptized.
Cevion Jackson I gave my life to Christ and I will never take it back!
Logan Flatt I gave my life to Christ. He gave life to me. He gave me this opportunity to come here and learn about Jesus. Thank You for letting me come here.
Miami Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association September 1, 2016 VIA EMAIL: email@example.com Mr. William Bloodworth Camp Director, Camp Anderson 536 NE 168th Ave. Old Town FL. 32680 770-598-6896 Re: A Very Special Thank You Dear Mr. Bloodworth, As you may recall, I am President of Miami Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association “MDCFAPA”. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization recognized by DCF and the State of Florida. We are the actual caretakers of the more than 4,800 youth in foster care in Miami Dade as well as those adopted and in kinship care. These are youth ages 118 who in the past have experienced the trauma of being abandoned, neglected, and/or abused (physically, mentally and/or sexually). We also work with youth who have aged out of foster care ages 18-23. As their caretakers we share their pain, triumphs and joys. I write at this time to respectfully and graciously thank you, your staff, team and sponsors for affording our association the fifty (50) summer camp scholarships to Camp Anderson this past summer. Our youth were afforded not only a week of memories complete with joy and fun but they all received “a lifetime of daily reinforcement that God is with them and lives in them and the realization that they count in this world!” To know that they received an everlasting mental and spiritual awareness from one week of camp is “miraculous”! There is nothing more to say than “Job Well Done”. Our population is more than often overlooked so you have no idea how special this was to us. MDCFAPA appreciates all that you afforded us and hope to be remembered for future endeavors as we continue our partnership. Once again, behalf of the foster/adoptive/kinship youth and families I service, I thank you. Sincerely, Shamele Jenkins President cc: J. Jones, T. Davis
100 Opa Locka Blvd. Miami, FL 33054 * 1271 Northwest 172nd St. Miami Gardens, FL 33169 2870 Northwest 208th St. Miami Gardens, FL 33056 *(305) 469-1157 (305) 474-0078 Shabenj@aol.com
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We originally came to Camp Anderson because of the a rac ve price. With such a large group of students needing ﬁnancial support, we saw the cost and immediately called to ﬁnd out more. We are constantly looking for aﬀordable camps and retreats for our students. If the price was all we found, I wouldn’t be wri ng this le er. W hat we found was a staﬀ that is commi ed to the call of Christ . We found the whole staﬀ to be supp or ve, helpful, loving and altogether Christ-centered. In the ﬁrst few minutes at Camp Anderson we knew our heart and desire to see God change lives was the same as Camp Anderson’s. It was truly refreshing just being around them! We felt like we had know n them forever. Our desire during the weekend was to see our students have an opportunity to encounter God. Just like any typical youth pastor, I was fearful that we had worked so hard to raise the money, organize the trip , and convince these students to come and at the end of it all they would walk away s ll not truly knowing the Lord or seeing Him move in their lives. Thankfully, we serve a God who does not move based oﬀ of how we perform or how hard we work, but solely out of love for the lost and broken. Out of the 82 students we brought to Camp Anderson, 40 of them have no family in our church or any kind of church background. Many of these students live in the poorest communi es and housing projects in our city. On a weekly basis we walk with them through devasta ng situa ons such as abuse, neglect, hunger, anger issues and abandonment. We brought them to Camp Anderson in faith believing that if we could just separate them from the struggles of their lives and homes for a few days that maybe they would encounter the love of the Heavenly Father and be ﬁlled with the power they need to face every day. During our ﬁrst service, Pastor Kevin broug ht a powerful salva on message and I honestly ques oned how many of our students would respond. I was absolutely astonished when over 60% of our students stood to their feet and walked to the back of the room to learn more about Christ. I found myself just standing in awe watching our youth leaders lead our students to the Lord. Many students stayed talking and praying with a leader well a er the service had ended. By the second night we watched students have their emo ons healed, boldness to pray with one another, and even physically healed. I saw students taking on challenges they had never considered when the majority of their life is ﬁlled with failure and disappointment. As a youth pastor, this is such a big deal because we see a future for our students and we believe in oﬀering a better future through Christ. They will forever link this exci ng weekend with the Lord; hearing His voice, feeling His convic on, encountering His love, understanding His truth. This retreat was not just a ﬂas h in the pan; this is an eternal investment even though we may never see the true fruit for even 10 years. Wednesday a er the retreat we allowed students to stand on stage and tell everyone what God did in their lives over the weekend at Camp Anderson. We had so many wan ng to speak that we were not able to ﬁnish on me. Parents were standing in the back of the room listening to what God did in their child’s life through Camp Anderson. A er an hour and a half of unity and celebra on, we closed the night. I sat in awe of what I heard and experienced that night; it has now become one of my favorite memories in ministry. The Sunday a er retreat we had more students in our morning worship service than ever and the student a endance on Wednesdays had been high since the Fall Retreat. Thank you, Camp Anderson, for providing a place where the lost and broken can come and ﬁnd healing. Thank you for opening your doors and keeping the cost low so youth pastors like me can aﬀord to bring students. Thank you for not just being a “campground,” but for using your facili es to fulﬁll the mission of Christ. We WILL be coming back to Camp Anderson. We look forward to our friendship with this staﬀ for years to come. Commi ed to the Call,
Brooke Pitman 1701N. East Avenue * Panama City, FL * Church Phone: (850) 769-3558 * Fax: 769-1306
â€œBe strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.â€? 1 Chronicles 28:20
Vision To build a Christian youth camp ministry in which thousands of young people will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ that will make a difference in our community and in our nation.
Sponsor Orphan/Foster Kids
This year we are raising funds to sponsor over 1,300 young people to come to summer camp & weekend retreats from several ‘at risk’ organizations including the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Meridian, Florida Coalition for Children, Baptist Children’s Home, The Potter’s House and other orphanage and foster care organizations. Many of these young people have lost hope and suffer from abandonment, neglect and abuse. Camp Anderson provides a unique and extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in their lives. While at Camp Anderson, these young people are loved unconditionally, and they experience God in a powerful and life changing way. We have received hundreds of letters from these teens, their caseworkers and family members giving testimony of renewed hope and course correction in these vulnerable lives.
Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities 1. Christmas at Camp Anderson Dec. 27-29 Group Home Kids Dec. 29-31 Migrant worker Kids total of 300 Kids x $75 ea. .......................$22,500 This is a great opportunity to love these young people and show them the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas at Camp Anderson
Weekend Camp Jan. 14-16, 2017
2. Camp of Champions January 12-15, 2018 150 Kids x $125 ea. .....................................................$18,750 Please partner with us to reach out to the kids in the Child welfare system.
3. Suwannee Wilderness Adventure Multiple dates, see website 100 Kids x $75 ea..................................................$7,500 This camping/paddling excursion is specifically geared to some of the more challenged and ‘at risk’ young men from DJJ and DCF.
Weekend Camp Jan. 14-16, 2017
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4. Basketball Camp ‘Hoop It Up’ Feb. 9-11, 2018 125 Kids x $75 ea....................................................................$9,725 This camp is complete with ex-pro and collegiate athlete mentors. This camp will be a ‘slam dunk’ with these often overlooked kids.
5. ‘Rock the River’ Music and Leadership Camp Feb. 10-12 200 Kids x $175 ea.........................................................................$35,000 This camp is the yearly culmination of a larger ‘fine arts’ type music program statewide for child welfare kids in partnership with Florida Coalition for Children.
6. Summer Camp Program June 5- Aug. 4 450 Kids x $175 ea................................................................$78,750 The Summer program is a week long camp reaching the neglected, abandoned and abused ‘system’ kids.
Total Sponsorship Needs
Weekend Camp Jan. 14-16, 2017
Sponsor Orphan/Foster Kids
God’s Word changes lives! We understand the eternal value of making sure that the needy teenagers that come to Camp Anderson have a copy of God’s Word. These Bibles are complete with Old and New Testaments and are customized with a stamp of the Camp Anderson logo on the cover. These Bibles are special and young people cherish them for a lifetime.
Bibles for Orphan, Fostercare and ‘at risk’ kids. 1000 Bibles $7.75 ea. ........................................................................................$7,750 These are quality full sized Bibles with Old and New Testament and ‘Camp Anderson’ logo stamps on the cover. These are ‘keep sake’ Bibles that these young people will cherish for a lifetime.
‘Wet Willie’ Waterslide
Wet Willie Water slide Removal and reinstallation of access tower $22,000 Water slide and installation $30,000 Total Cost for Waterslide.........................................................................................$52,000
Go therefore and make disciples of a nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Ma . 28:19 - Jesus