TO GUIDE YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE ADVENTURE OF LIVING FOR CHRIST
Living for Christ is the goal! We want to guide young people to Christ and teach them to live for him. In the busyness of life we need a place where we can hear his voice. Camp Caudle is a place where you escape the noise and connect with God.
Get your camper OUTSIDE!
Camp is exciting, inspiring, and active.
At Camp you can throw tomahawks, go fishing, shoot archery, challenge your cabing in archery tag, swim, zip-line into the water, build your team at the low ropes course, learn fire building, play in the mud pit, learn canoeing and so much more!
Your camper will have FUN!
Going to activities, hanging in cabin time, making chants, rallying to beat the other teams, eating meals together, stuffing your face with candy, sweating like crazy, and sharing in bible study makes for great friendships. Your camper will make great friends that will last a lifetime. Friends from around the region, and solid Christian mentor/friend relationships with our staff.
Camp is a great Digital Detox! Unplugged from the technology age for a few days you or your camper will enjoy time spent here at camp.
Focus in the camp setting is being drawn out of the world and having time to focus on the Word of God.
Here you can experience prayer, mediation on scripture, and reflection on your life.
Amidst all the crazy fun, each camp sets aside time each day for bible study. Overnight camps have even more opportunity and add morning/evening worship as well as cabin discussion time.
We teach “…Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2
Many of the students that come to us do not currently have a church family while others may be from different denominational backgrounds. Our goal is to instill love for Christ while demonstrating biblical teaching and encouraging them to live a faithful life.
We strive to provide a peaceful place for people to come in contact with God. At this place you can retreat and measure your life against the true standard of Jesus Christ.
At least thirty percent of the kids we minister to are inner-city youth and we feel this to be a vital part of our purpose. Additionally, we host children of incarcerated parents as well as children currently in the foster care system.
The work we do here at camp relies on you. You have the ability to impact kids positively for Christ through giving your time or by making a donation.
Lee Henson and his wife, Andrea, came to Caudle in 2008. They have been married since 2003 and have 4 children; Noah, Wyatt, Ethan, and Jessa.
Brent Ruple and his wife, April, joined the Caudle family in 2012. They have been married since 2004 and have 2 children; Jack and Grace.
Both of our directors are products of the Caudle experience and attribute much of their maturity in Christ to their time spent here as campers. Having transitioned from campers to counselors then Session Directors and now full time camp Directors they understand the camp process and have a great love for the camp.
Support the Ruple or Henson families' work at Camp.
Summer Staff - Guides
Summer Staff - Kitchen Manager
Our kitchen manager takes care of the food inventory, menu planning, making sure the kitchen is run in a safe, sanitary, and efficient manner, and manages our volunteer kitchen staff.
The iconic stone structures located here at Camp Caudle were originally constructed way back in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, a government program implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to create much-needed jobs during the Great Depression. All of the materials for the cabins came from on-site, and most of the labor force was local as well. The camp served as a civic camp for over forty years, with various groups using the facility including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Kiwanis.
Although most of the stone masonry had held up beautifully over the decades, all the roofs, doors, and windows needed replacement when the Caudle family graciously offered the land for renovation as a Christian camp in 1991. A virtual army of volunteers transformed the overgrown land and dilapidated structures into a beautiful and useful church camp setting.
Since the early 1990's, several other buildings have been constructed including our modern dining hall and retreat facility, and today many children and teens from across the region attend our ten week-long summer sessions as well as our year-round retreats and service activities.