Plan now for 2020 Riverbend Men's Camp (7th annual)
*August 3 - 6* (Mon-Thurs)
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Monday night (7 pm) through Thursday night
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- Camp located on 55 Acres on the Rifle River in Arenac County, Michigan.
- This is a wilderness camp, bring everything you need.
- ALL are welcome to come and fellowship.
- You may attend a single session or stay the entire week.
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CORONAVIRIS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2020
We intend to meet. It is possible that as the date draws near, adjustments in how we meet may be altered. Since we have over 200 acres available, social distancing is NOT an issue. We may decide to position tents and jons in a different manner. We may want to camp farther apart. The way our sessions are held may be different. At this point, so much is changing periodically, only God knows what camp will be like, the rest of us can only speculate. We meet to praise Him and encourage one another. We intend to still do that. Hope to see you there!
2020 MEN'S CAMP
Planned Speakers for 2020;
Music led by Brian Massey and Jason Stoner, the Meltons contributing as usual
*Christian Audio Tapes will record all sessions.
*Recreation each afternoon led by Brian Smith
*Group Kayak Trip Tuesday Afternoon
*Camp Cook-off Contest Thursday afternoon, by Jerry Gates
*There will be programs for the youth each morning at 9 AM
2020 Womens program
Planned Speaker is Brianna Barnard
Music led by Matison Figy
*KIDS 18 & UNDER CAMP FREE*
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2020
There is a nice family camping area located approx 3/4 mile East of the Men's Camp area via trails. Guys have the option to attend Men's Camp and stay with their families at this location. Ladies will NOT be allowed to attend Men's Camp sessions, participate in Men's Camp activities or travel the trails towards the Men's Camp. We have a program in place for 2020. The family camping area has large wooded campsites, a scenic river overlook, and many walking trails. We are hoping to put up limited shower facilities, but are dependent upon donations, assistance building it and the board of health approval. Contact us if you would like to help.
-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!
-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.
3 Riverbend guys attended a mission trip led by IDES to West End Bahamas in Feburary. Rob Daniels, Jerry Gates and Denny Kees. Several homes were roofed and drywalled that were damaged by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. If you would like more information about IDES click here.
December 2017- Riverbend Men joined others in Beaumont TX to build 30 storage sheds in the flood area.
March 2nd 2019- 50 men and boys from Riverbend Men's Camp and affiliated churches built walls at the IDES warehouse in Noblesville, IN for 4 panelized new homes to be sent to North Carolina hurricane relief . We were able to build all the wall panels required for all four homes in one day. See Riverbend Facebook and Instagram for photos and more.
-If you would like promotional materials regarding the camp sent to you, someone you know, 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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