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Ark-La-Tex Camp is a camp for all ages that draws from churches in the center of the Bible belt. Families have a great time learning, worshiping and playing together as a family and as a group of Christians. All ages, “from the cradle to the grave,” are welcome to attend!

Billy Sheets is the pastor Greenpond Baptist Church in Como, Texas, and has been in ministry for ten years. He and his wife Marlee have been married for ten years and love serving in ministry together. They have two boys, Jensen (5) and Tucker (3).

The 2017 theme “Do Something” will focus on how we should show Jesus’ love to others by how we live our lives. Jesus showed love to people not just by his words but by his ministry of service while on earth. Throughout Scripture, there are many examples of Jesus’ servant leadership. To the crowds that followed him, he gave new life (physical and spiritual) to the sick, the crippled, the hungry and the outcast. To those closest to him (his disciples), he invested in them as individuals and as a group by humbly serving and teaching them. Jesus is the ultimate example of the “Do Something” theme: He showed his love through service to others.

Ark-La-Tex Camp will take place July 18-21, 2017. Learn more about all of Daniel Springs 2017 summer camps here.

Preteen Camps are designed for boys and girls in 4th-6th grade. The music, Bible study, worship and recreation are geared toward helping preteens meet Christ and move forward in their spiritual journeys.

Jordan Bowen is the missions pastor at Oasis Baptist Church in Maumelle, Arkansas. He grew up in Oklahoma and cam to Arkansas to attend Central Baptist College where he met his wife, Sarah, who is a very important part of his ministry. Jordan enjoys running and training for marathons, and Sarah is his trainer (by bicycle).

The 2017 theme “Do Something” will focus on how we should show Jesus’ love to others by how we live our lives. Jesus showed love to people not just by his words but by his ministry of service while on earth. Throughout Scripture, there are many examples of Jesus’ servant leadership. To the crowds that followed him, he gave new life (physical and spiritual) to the sick, the crippled, the hungry and the outcast. To those closest to him (his disciples), he invested in them as individuals and as a group by humbly serving and teaching them. Jesus is the ultimate example of the “Do Something” theme: He showed his love through service to others.

Preteen Camp #2 will take place July 11-14, 2017. Learn more about all of Daniel Springs 2017 summer camps here.

As a child, Emily Attebery would plead small prayers for forgiveness from God. She knew of him, but it wasn’t until she finally decided once and for all to surrender her heart to the Savior that she felt true forgiveness and peace.

“Although my beginning as a Christian started out simple with Christ putting that knowledge of the need for salvation in my heart, the rest of my life has been a testimony of things he has protected me from and things I’ve learned about growing as a Christian: You need to dedicate your life further as you grow stronger in faith,” stated Emily.  

Now she is older, attending Stephen F. Austin State University, and she can’t wait to use her love and gift of filmmaking as a mission field to share her passion for Christ with those who need his hope.

In the summer of 2016, Emily had a chance to exercise this love of filmmaking at Daniel Springs working as a camp counselor. Though she had known about Daniel Springs all of her life because of her family’s experiences, she had never attended the camp herself.

“During the spring of 2016 I saw advertisements for young adults to come work at the camp,” said Emily, “and I specifically saw videography as a need. I recently had graduated from junior college, and I thought that this is a good transition summer for me, and there’s a position open involving something I love to do, so why not? It was the perfect time and place for me to work at camp, and I’m so glad I got to experience it.”

She remembers her time as a camp counselor as “a truly unique experience,” because it was very hard work, but at the same time extremely fulfilling! For every memory she has of the hard work that was required of the counselors, she has a memory of the joy that came along with it. One of her favorite memories from camp was when the media team made a surprise video of the summer’s memories for the Daniel Springs counselors.

“We made a last-minute decision to pull together pictures and videos of the counselors that we had compiled over the summer into an end-of-year video,” she reminisced. “It was a little stressful trying to keep the secret (they kept coming into the media room when we were working on it), but finally we pulled it together and made a viewing setup for everyone. It was so cool for us all to sit there and watch the video that showed all our memories of the summer…I got to see things through a different lens, literally.”

Though she was not a “traditional” camp counselor, Emily Attebery was able to use her gifts and talents to benefit the camp in such an interesting way, filling a very specific need that aligned perfectly with her future ministry path.

“The camp has impacted my life, because it’s reminded me where I want to invest my skills in the video/film industry,” said Emily. “It’s for places like Daniel Springs, places and causes that God needs people to know about, because he has something special planned. I wanted to be able to glorify God with videos in some way, and Daniel Springs was the very place that allowed me to do that.”

She encourages those interested in becoming a Daniel Springs camp counselor to go for it, because it gives them so many opportunities to be a part of God’s plan.

“You get to be an example for kids who may not have much to look up to, and you get to be a leader among your fellow workers,” concluded Emily.

Are you interested in attending Daniel Springs Baptist Camp or becoming a camp counselor? Visit danielspringscamp.org for more information1

Preteen Camps are designed for boys and girls in 4th-6th grade. The music, Bible study, worship and recreation are geared toward helping preteens meet Christ and move forward in their spiritual journeys.

Dustin Barrett is the student pastor at Davis Street Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He is married to Mandy and they have a two-year old son, Grayson. Born and raised in Sulphur Springs, he surrendered to full-time student ministry because of the crucial decisions being made during teenage years. The adult mentors that were important in his life have inspired Dustin to be the same in his ministry to young people. 

The 2017 theme “Do Something” will focus on how we should show Jesus’ love to others by how we live our lives. Jesus showed love to people not just by his words but by his ministry of service while on earth. Throughout Scripture, there are many examples of Jesus’ servant leadership. To the crowds that followed him, he gave new life (physical and spiritual) to the sick, the crippled, the hungry and the outcast. To those closest to him (his disciples), he invested in them as individuals and as a group by humbly serving and teaching them. Jesus is the ultimate example of the “Do Something” theme: He showed his love through service to others.

Preteen Camp #1 will take place June 27-30, 2017. Learn more about all of Daniel Springs 2017 summer camps here.

Combo Camp is a camp for those from 4th grade-college. Programming is provided simultaneously for 4th-6th grade students and 7th grade-college age students in various formats. Save gas and only make one trip to camp while ministering to both preteens and students at Combo Camp!

David Walker Moore is the associate pastor of children at Central Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas. He was saved at the age of twelve and loves teaching children about Jesus and how to worship him. He has been married to Ashely for seventeen years, and they are the parents of two boys, Avery (13) and Ayden (11). He enjoys playing golf and other sports, and he loves other sports.

Michael Treat has served as the associate pastor of student ministers at Central Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas, for that past eighteen years. He and his wife, Christi, have two daughters, Kamy (14) and Mattie (10).

The 2017 theme “Do Something” will focus on how we should show Jesus’ love to others by how we live our lives. Jesus showed love to people not just by his words but by his ministry of service while on earth. Throughout Scripture, there are many examples of Jesus’ servant leadership. To the crowds that followed him, he gave new life (physical and spiritual) to the sick, the crippled, the hungry and the outcast. To those closest to him (his disciples), he invested in them as individuals and as a group by humbly serving and teaching them. Jesus is the ultimate example of the “Do Something” theme: He showed his love through service to others.

Combo camp will take place June 20-23, 2017. Learn more about all of Daniel Springs 2017 summer camps here.

Daniel Springs Camp is excited to follow Jesus’ example through his life of service. The 2017 theme “Do Something” will focus on how we should show Jesus’ love to others by how we live our lives. Jesus showed love to people not just by his words but by his ministry of service while on earth. Throughout Scripture, there are many examples of Jesus’ servant leadership. To the crowds that followed him, he gave new life (physical and spiritual) to the sick, the crippled, the hungry and the outcast. To those closest to him (his disciples), he invested in them as individuals and as a group by humbly serving and teaching them. Jesus is the ultimate example of the “Do Something” theme: He showed his love through service to others. Learn more about the theme and lessons HERE:

Truly, everything fell into place perfectly.”

This is how Katie Gould described her experience of being selected as counselor at Daniel Springs Baptist Camp. For her college major, she had to log 500 hours of hospitality time, so she had originally decided to be a waitress. But God had other plans!

“Looking back, it sounds crazy, but I didn’t question it. I can look back now and see how many amazing things have come from my time working at DSBC (Daniel Springs Baptist Camp). It was during my first summer that I realized I needed to be a teacher. A week after I finished, I was back in Arkansas and I went to my advisor and switched my major,” said Katie.

She describes her experience as a counselor in one phrase, “amazing, squared,” because just “amazing” doesn’t cut it for her. It was Jason Prewitt’s first summer as director, and she recalls that not only were the normal duties of cleaning and maintenance expected of the counselors, but they also had to teach Bible studies, work recreation time, and learn hundreds of names.

“I didn’t want to mess up. I prayed for God to give me the words when I stood up there and taught. I prayed that God would give me the personality that would allow me to create relationships with the students in just a few days’ time,” Katie remembered. “I prayed mostly for God to be with and guide me when I got to talk to students about their relationship with Christ.”

The most unforgettable moments of her summers at Daniel Springs, which will be four after this year, are when she gets to pray with a child and lead them to their Creator, asking him in to their hearts. She says that there is simply nothing like it.

Along with leading children spiritually, Katie also loves leading her campers into battle for the coveted “Spirit Stick.”

“If you talk to anyone who has been to camp in the last two years and mention the obnoxious girl that wore a ridiculous amount of pink, they would probably picture me. I have been the pink team leader the last two years and I have all things pink, boa and tutu included. I am a HIGHLY competitive person, and there is a spirit stick up for grabs every day of camp and I want/need it,” she laughed.

Like many Daniel Springs Camp counselors, Katie holds close the relationships she has built with other counselors. She says that some of the people she works with at Daniel Springs have become her best friends. In addition, she cherishes the fact that her relationship with the Lord grows every summer that she attends Daniel Springs.

“I can’t imagine not going there,” Katie said. “I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I never had attended in the first place. I can see how much fun students have at camp and if it’s even half as much fun as I’m having, I would drag students to camp. There is something so special about DSBC. Things happen there, seeds are planted there, and decisions are made there.”