Annoucing the

We are excited to announce the “1Kamper Campaign” for our Summer 2019 Programs.  This is not a fundraiser.  We are just asking you to help us reach a larger number of campers with the message of the Gospel this coming summer.  It is our belief that individuals advocating for us is one of the most effective ways to get the word out about Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp.


The “1K” part of the slogan is our goal for total campers this summer—1,000 Campers in attendance for our programs.  This would be a significant increase over past years, but we’re confident that this is attainable.


The “1Kamper” part of the slogan is a reminder of the life-changing impact a week of camp can have on 1 individual child.  We want everyone who reads this letter, or hears about this campaign to prayerfully seek after 1 student that they can encourage to attend a camp program this summer. The red in the slogan is a reminder that these campers will have many opportunities to hear the words of Jesus while here at camp.  Watch the video of Rob Shoaff below to hear what an impact can be made on 1 camper.


We will have several tools to help you in carrying out this campaign.  The

first is an "Ask Me About My Camp" t-shirt available to pre-order through our online store.  The back of the T-shirts will feature the #OURHAPPYCAMPERS hashtag which we have been using in reference to1 Peter 1:8-9  “...are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls." 


The second tool we will provide along with the t-shirts is a small 2 sided card that you can have with you if people do ask you about your camp—it will have some basic info about the camp including the website so that people can learn more about us and our summer programs.  Each shirt ordered will come with around 20 of these cards.

Additionally, each Summer Camp brochure that goes out in 2019 will have info for our current campers to invite new campers to camp.  They’ll be incentivized to do this in the form of small tuition discounts. 


Lastly, we would love the opportunity to share directly with our member church congregations.  Whether that is through a video (available on the resource page) or through being able to speak with your congregations for a few minutes on a Sunday morning, or being able to set up a table in your lobby on a Sunday morning or a Wednesday evening.  Please let us know if/when you would like us to be at your church.


We’re excited for another summer at Elkhorn, and we pray that you are too!

 Here's 1 - Rob Shoaff

1 of the campers who had their life changed by attending camp at Elkhorn Valley is Missionary Rob Shoaff.  In 1987, Rob's friend Brad Hammond invited him to camp.   Rob had never even opened a Bible before that week.  What happened that week, and how God has transformed and used Rob is truly inspiring.  Take some time and watch the video below about 1 of #OurHappyCampers.


Click to hear how  camp transformed Rob's life

The Week that changed his life. Rob is towards the left, near the back with glasses and backwards hat.


Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp

8200 Carnation Rd. SE
Bergholz, OH 43908

P: 740-768-2148

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