Help us Rebuild
Established in 1957 the camp is a ministry of the American Baptist Churches of the Northwest, Far West Area and is available for use to all not-for-profit organizations. Camp Bethel has a wide variety of recreational opportunities and is located approximately ten miles from nearby beaches.
Camp Bethel Fire and Rebuilding News
Greetings from Camp Bethel,
As you may have heard, on the morning of Sunday, December 16, 2012 there was a major fire at the camp. The fire has destroyed Nickerson Hall, the kitchen, dining hall, office and the John Friend Lodge. We are blessed that the camp was empty at this time and that no one was injured.
We are working with our Architect and General Contractor to design, permit and build a new lodge facility.
We would like to remind everyone during this challenging time that the building is just a building and that God is and always will be the foundation upon which the camp is built. We can and will rebuild the camp bigger and better than it was so that it will continue to be a place for people of all ages to experience God's love.
We ask that you be in prayer for the camp in the coming days, weeks and months as we seek God's will at this time.
The Camp Bethel Board