Bennett Walker, who attended our “Teen Week” this past summer, was killed in an automobile accident yesterday. He was in his Junior year and found our camp on the web. Without an invitation or contacts, he sought out a place to surround himself with God’s people. If I knew nothing else about this young man, I would still be impressed. Bennett attended the Corinth Church of Christ in Woodville, MS. For those who would like to send cards of encouragement to the family, they may be reached at PO Box 1739 Woodville, MS 39669.
We are now down to the last 24 hours of camp. As Montgomery Inner City Ministry finishes up, I must say it’s been a long summer. We ran 10 different sessions which is a record for GCBC. Over 1200 individuals made this summer possible and I hope this camp has been a true blessing to each of you.
I want to say a special thanks to all the counselors who spent time “In the Trenches”. Camp wouldn’t matter if it weren’t for you adults who live with the campers 24/7 showing them Christ in a special way. I also want to thank my board for your prayers this summer over this ministry and my family.
I would say I’ll miss you all, but looking at the calendar I’m noticing most everyone will be back within the next 3 months. Looking forward to seeing the MCS seniors next Friday.
Each summer we work hard to find good Christian life guards. This year our female life guard from Faulkner University, had unforseeable circumstances arise and is unable to work with us. If any females with life guard certification, would like to work one week or multiple weeks please contact Byron Smith at (251) 753-0962.
2014 Camp Sessions begin in only 5 days! Our new Water Balloon capture the flag field will be opened and ready to go. This should be a great way to stay cool and have some great Christian family fun!
Please know our first session with Verlon Carrell and Stephen Watson is filling up quickly. For those who are planning to register Sunday, please touch base with your directors first to make sure bunks are available.
Verlon may be reached by text at (601) 319-5711.
GCBC’S ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER
Tickets are Sold Out
If you would like to donate, information on how to do so can be located on our fundraising page.
You are invited to join us for our upcoming Benefit Dinner which is designed to raise funds for capital improvements at camp.
Saturday, May 3rd at GCBC
The Benefit Dinner will take place at Gulf Coast Bible Camp on Saturday, May 3rd from 5-7pm. Tickets are $10 if purchased by Friday, April 25th. After April 25th, they are $15. For children who attended camp this past year, tickets are $5. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by mailing in a GCBC Benefit Dinner ticket form to the address below. Also, a camp tour will be given at 4:30pm for anyone interested.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Proceeds from the dinner will be used to build a sporting complex.
- Each camper who attends the Benefit Dinner will be entered into a drawing to win a free week of camp this summer.
- Each camper who attends will receive a $10 canteen card for a week of camp this summer.
- There will be a silent auction.
- Donations will be accepted.
Gulf Coast Bible Camp | 120 Bible Camp Road | Lucedale, MS 39452
As of 2012 the Board of Directors requires that all individuals who desire to serve as a members of GCBC's staff for all camp sponsored retreats and summer camp sessions complete an application. Please visit our Staff Application page or click on the adjacent staff image to fill out the online application.
Please complete this form in its entirety and read the "Verification and Release" section thoroughly. In addition, the Board of Directors requests that all staff applicants familiarize themselves with the "Camp Rules" and "Clothing Policy" provided on the Camp Sessions page, noting that they apply to the staff as well.
All applicants will be required to submit a background check at least 2 weeks before the start of the camp session.
Clicking on the button below will take you to a downloadable version of the form if you prefer to print, fill out, and mail in the application manually. You will need Adobe Reader to open this form. Click here to download this free program.