Greenview Bible Camp is a non-denominational ministry located in eastern Lancaster County. It hosts a variety of summer camp programs and rents its facilities for overnight retreats and events. Families are invited to learn more at an open house scheduled for 1-4 p.m. April 8.
Established in 1959, the vision of the Greenview Bible Camp is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with young people and to challenge and assist them to grow an understanding of and belief in God. More than 1,000 youth participated in summer camps or school year retreats at the Bible camp in 2016.
The chance to go to camp, make new friends and experience new adventures is a highlight of many children’s summer. Greenview Bible Camp gives them a chance to experience it in a safe environment in which they can expand their creativity, mature in their Christian faith and build lifelong relationships.
The open house will give children and their parents a chance to visit the campgrounds and see the facilities. They will get to meet the directors and counselors and ask questions. A few activities including go-karts and archery along with a wagon or barrel train ride will be offered.
The camp features numerous activities including archery, horseback riding, soccer, canoeing go-karts and more. The following camp experiences are available:
Resident camps: Our resident camps give children the full experience of being away during a week of camp. The camp goes from 10 a.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Friday. It is open to two age groups, campers who have completed 2nd to 5th grades and 5th through 8th grades. Campers stay in one of eight cabin facilities under the guidance of counselors who lead the children in activities, group devotionals, discussions and free time. The elementary camp season is July 10-14 while middle school camps will be offered July 31-Aug. 4.
Day camps: Not every child will be ready for the full experience of being away at camp. Greenview Bible Camp offers day camps that normally run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Day campers experience many of the same activities that summer campers do during the daytime. If they want, they can stay overnight on Thursday to experience a campfire and other evening activities. Day camps are open to campers who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade. This year’s day camps will be the Muddy Creek Day Camp June 26-30, the Fivepointville Day Camp July 3-7 and the Lancaster County Day Camp July 10-14.
Specialty camps: Greenview Bible Camp will offer two specialty camps this summer, wrangler camp and middle school basketball camp.
Wrangler camp is offered to 5th through 9th graders who are interested in horsemanship. Campers learn about the horses including how to ride and maintain them. The camp will be held 4-6 p.m. each Thursday from May 4 to June 8.
The high school varsity coach of Lancaster County Christian School heads up the middle school basketball camp, which includes skills instruction, competitions, games and a tournament. Campers experience traditional camping activities and build friendships with teammates and staff. The camp runs from 9 a.m. June 22 to 5 p.m. June 25.
Greenview Bible Camp is located at 520 Chapel Lane in Denver, Pa. It serves children from the local area as well as surrounding metro areas including Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore.
For more information or to register online, visit Greenview Bible Camp’s website at https://www.greenviewbiblecamp.org or call 717-445-4828.