Plan now for 2017 Riverbend Men's Camp
*August 1st-4th* (Tues-Fri)
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AUGUST 1-4, 2017
Tuesday night through Friday night
Camp located on 55 Acres on the Rifle River in Arenac County, Michigan.
- This is a wilderness camp, bring everything you need.
- Men and Boys of all ages are welcome to come and fellowship.
- You may attend a single session or stay the entire week.
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Camp Details for 2017
1 Peter 3:15....."The Reason for our Hope"
-Friday July 28: Gates open 6 PM or earlier
-Saturday July 29: Entrance gate open all day, tents go up and camp set up begins
-Workers and Families Welcome!! We will be building trails and campsites, no camp fees for workers Fri - Sun.
-Sunday July 30: Informal Worship for workers
-Monday: July 31: Complete final preparations
August 1st, Tuesday: 6 PM Chicken BBQ by Bronson
7 PM Ryan Cox, Opening Service
August 2nd, Wednesday: 9 AM Matt Miles
10 AM Ryan Cox
2 PM Q&A George Faull, Terry Carter
3 PM Youth Contests and Challenges
7 PM Kendall Faull
August 3rd, Thursday: 9 AM Ryan Cox
10 AM Kendall Faull
1 PM Kayak Trip
5 PM Cross-cut Competition
7 PM Matt Miles
August 4th, Friday: 9 AM Matt Miles
10 AM Kendall Faull
2 PM Q&A Ryan Cox, Matt Miles
3 PM Youth Contests and Competition
7 PM Kendall Faull, Closing Service
August 5th, Saturday: Depart to Serve!
-The theme in 2017 is "The Reason for our Hope". Come and be strengthened by hearing what has been prepared for us. Today's Church is losing younger generations as the seeds of evolution mature causing disbelief to grow. Our culture is relentless in attacking our Faith. We must be fully prepared with answers for what we believe and why. You do not want to miss this meeting.
-Kenny and Dave Melton, Kendall Faull, Jason Stoner will lead in music
*NOTE-We have need of a bass player for this years camp due to a last minute cancellation. If you or someone you know can do this please click here.
RECREATION & YOUTH
*KIDS 18 & UNDER CAMP FREE AGAIN THIS YEAR!!*
Church of Christ at Bronson
-Jerry will organize contests and activities for the youth. In addition to the organized contests, there will be nature hikes and the river will provide us many adventures as in the past such as swimming, kayaking, fishing and so on. The Youth will have morning sessions as usual. There will be ample time for exploring and fellowship.
*Christian Audio Tapes will be onsite for recordings of all sessions, click on link.
*Current camp news*
-If your Church has a need to use the camp for a week or a weekend please email us and we will try to get you on the schedule. Youth, Leadership, and Men's groups, to name a few, can make great use of this facility!
-The camp recently was the recipient of a generous donation of a dozen youth Kayaks which will be available for use in 2017.
-Recent camp needs of a freezer, water tank, and larger generator have been met. PTL!
-Current camp needs; finances to supply meeting week expenses.
-If you wish to volunteer please send us an email. If you have a ministry group who may benefit from the camp please email for more details.
-THANKS to all the guys who came in March to our Shed Build Day! We had guys from all over MI and IN. All components were built by 2 PM and IDES reports this as their biggest shed build day of the year each of the last 2 years! Great job Rivermen! If you would like more information about what we do click here: https://www.ides.org/shed-building.html
-The THIRD ANNUAL shed building day will be at the IDES headquarters February 17, 2018
-If you would like promotional materials regarding the camp sent to you or your church, please email us. We have flyers, business cards and magnets imprinted with the website you may hand out. Or if you would like a presentation made on behalf of the camp to your church or group let us know, one of the directors will be happy to make a personal visit to present the camp work and to answer any questions.
Riverbend is an official 501(c)3 non-profit entity incorporated in the State of Michigan. We operate as an independent ministry. All gifts will be recognized as charitable contributions. We have a modest mortgage on the 55 acres. If you wish to contribute you may do so securely on this website OR donations can be sent to; Riverbend Christian Retreat, 22712 Antwerp Rd, Harlan IN 46743.
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