Plan now for 2019 Riverbend Men's Camp (6th annual)
*July 29 - Aug 1* (Mon-Thurs)
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Monday night (7 pm) through Thursday night
*For directions, detailed camp & registration info, FAQ's, etc., follow links at top of the page*
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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On Sat March 2nd 2019- 50 men and boys from Riverbend Mens 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. Thanks to all who came from all over IN and MI. This will make a real difference in the lives of four families. Please pray for this effort as crews from Arkansas will erect the homes in March in NC! See Riverbend Facebook and Instagram for photos and more.
2019 MENSCAMP Theme: ADD TO YOUR FAITH
2 Peter 1:5-7
7 messages on being men of integrity and virtue
Speakers for 2019;
Dale Holzbauer, Fairhaven Christian Church, Franklin IN
Derek Baker, Laurel Chapel Christian Church, London KY
Jerry Paul, Minister, Author, College Prof, Fort Wayne IN
*Christian Audio Tapes will record all sessions.
RECREATION led by Jerry Gates in the afternoons
There will be programs for the youth each morning at 9 AM
*KIDS 18 & UNDER CAMP FREE*
-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.
Current Camp News;
The camp will have access to some of the surrounding property this summer to use. This may mean we will have other areas we can use for access and recreation. We are also looking into the possibility of a weekend family camp before Menscamp week. More news will be posted as things develop. If you would like to be a part of this exciting new phase please contact us!
NEW CAMPING AREAS AND SPACES! Because of the need we have GREATLY INCREASED the available camping area by adding new trails and a LOT of new campsites for 2019. There are tent spaces as well as places large enough for large self-contained campers. We were also able to expand the RV area East of the cabin and it will now accommodate up to 6 RVs or 5th wheels of any length. There is one space with sewer hookup and water available upon the first request.
-Riverbend hosts an annual shed build day for IDES in Noblesville IN late winter each year.
See top of this page for the event results for this year!
If you would like more information about what we do click https://www.ides.org/shed-building.html
We also did a mission trip in December 2017 and 30 storage sheds were built in the Beaumont TX area, where the flooding occurred. Riverbend took 8 guys and joined up with 15 additional guys from IN and OH
-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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