What started out as just a small dream in the early 1900s has morphed into something tremendously life-changing here at Whitewater.
Almost 75 year ago, a permanent "camp in the woods" was made possible by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Harlow, a couple from Center Square, Indiana. Their donation of 22 acres was enough land to build a camp where youth could come and immerse in a faith-building experience with others their own age.
Since that time, Whitewater has grown immensely; they host 9+ events each year that reach hundreds of individuals from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. An upbeat and energetic week of experiencing God in a peaceful environment is what keeps the youth coming back every year. Some individuals talk about the transformation that God has let them experience through the camp:
"I have been going to camp every summer for the past 20 years and I spent 7 summers working at the camp. My favorite camp memory is being baptized in the lake at Vespers when I was 16 years old. No matter how my life has changed throughout the years, the camp has always remained an important part of my life, and it is a place where I have been able to make my faith my own."
- Matt Simpson, Secretary of the Board of Trustees
The mission of Whitewater Christian Service Camp has always been to teach the next generation how to be better stewards of the Word of God. We believe that change is only possible through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Countless lives have met Jesus in their brokenness through the intentional community we offer, and through that, have responded to the Gospel, giving their lives to Christ, being baptized, and carrying on the message of the Gospel. That is what Whitewater is all about. We live to see the Gospel carried on through the next generation. The principle we stand by is that of Discipleship as taught and commanded by Jesus:
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." - Matthew 28:19-20
Whitewater Christian Service Camp
Where Brokenness Meets Community
Where Community Meets Christ.