By Trent Dibell
Camp CHOF has been in existence since 1969. In the late 60’s, Canton Baptist Temple and the senior pastor at the time, Pastor Harold Henniger, had a vision to have their very own camp where youth could grow spiritually during the summer months.
By the grace of God and by His people loving Camp CHOF, we are still here today in the year 2019. We will be celebrating what God has done over the past five decades at Camp CHOF. It is great to see how the Lord puts the right people in the right place at the right time to be used of Him.
Our church family, Canton Baptist Temple, truly loves and supports the ministry of Camp CHOF. We have watched many spiritual decisions made over the past fifty years at Camp CHOF. It has also been great to see how other church families have loved on the Camp and have supported the Camp by sending campers and using the Camp for retreats.
As God has grown Camp CHOF, He has also grown our vision into how we operate and function as a Camp. In Matthew 16:18, Jesus says, “Upon this rock I will build my church.” Our vision is to glory God in whatsoever we do (1 Corinthians 10:31) and to serve the local church. Camp CHOF is not the local church, but we are a tool that has a great desire to be used by the local church. We want churches to use Camp CHOF as a catalyst to help their local church grow closer to the Lord.
God has given Camp CHOF a great staff and many attractions to make a camper’s week exciting while we are able to serve campers of all different ages.
Camp CHOF Staff: It is incredible to see the needs met year after year with our summer staff falling right into place. We only rely on the Lord to bring the right individuals to Camp CHOF that summer. Each staff person is a born-again believer in Christ and also has been baptized by immersion. Each staff person also has a background check. Our staff loves the Lord and loves the Camp. They get excited and help plan out the summer so that campers can have the very best experience during their week.
Day Camp: Our Day camp is for school grades K-2. We accept campers from ages 5 by June first till they are exiting the 2nd grade. We have a great program where a camper will be able to hear from God’s Word, go swimming, ride pedal carts, meet interesting animals, make crafts and so much more.
Our Day Camp is set apart from other programs because of our intentional investment in the lives of young people and their families. Our trained and background checked staff has a deep interest in sharing Jesus with them as well as making it practical in our daily lives while at Camp CHOF.
Resident Camp: Our overnight Camp is the best overnight camp in the area. We have a non-stop schedule from sun up to sun down for our overnight campers.
We hold two services a day where the Lord has provided us with our own Camp CHOF Praise Band to lead worship while we also have engaging speakers that the Lord uses to speak to the campers. Our goal is to help campers get closer to the Lord so that they may have a desire to help their church grow or get plugged in to a Bible-believing church in the area.
We are owned and operated by Canton Baptist Temple, so please, stop by and visit sometime soon. We are blessed to have many attractions for campers such as a zip line, rock wall, Olympic size pool with water slide and diving board, a giant swing, go karts, game room, craft shop and much more.
Our trained and background checked staff has an invested interest in the campers. A lot of the staff have been campers in the past and they remember what it was to have a staff member speak to them about the Lord, talk to them about life, Scripture, and to pray with them.
For more information about Camp CHOF and Canton Baptist Temple you can go to www.cantonbaptist.org or www.campchof.org. We also have a Facebook page and a YouTube channel that you can like and follow. Thank you for reading and remember, “Do all to the glory of God.”