Summer 2017
Snow is on the ground here at Camp, but that won't stop us from getting ready for Summer 2017! Don't wait to make your reservation; week 5 is sold out, and week 6 is nearly full. Reserve your spot today to hear amazing Christian teaching while having a truly memorable vacation with your family. 

Looking for a week with good availability? Come kick off Summer 2017 with us by coming week 1, with chapel services led by Dr. Tony Evans and Dr. Rex Keener. Dr. Evans is currently the Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and the president of The Urban Alternative. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on nearly 1,000 outlets daily throughout the United States and in more than 130 countries. 

Dr. Keener is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church. After attending Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and serving as a coordinator of counseling and follow-up with the Billy Graham team, he was led to New York's Capital Region to plant a church. He, his wife Debbie, and four other couples then launched Grace Fellowship Church. 

Don't delay,  register online , through the mail,  or call 518-548-4311 ext. 0 today. T he Front Desk staff will be available to take your calls Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m and Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Take a Look...

Want to see what a week at CAMP-of-the-WOODS has to offer? Curious about what experiences could be in store for you on your next vacation? 

Check out our latest video to get a glimpse of the adventure you and your family can take in Summer 2017!
Thank you for supporting us!
As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to thank all of those who have supported us, whether financially, through volunteer work, or in prayer. It is because of your generous gifts that Gospel Volunteers, Inc. can continue to impact families and individuals here and around the world.

Would you consider giving an end of year gift to Camp? It's quick and easy to make a donation online using a debit or credit card from our online donation page. Simply check the box for the area (LIFT, Missions, #GivingTuesday, etc.) you would like to contribute to, enter the amount, and click next. You will be prompted to enter a few details before confirming your donation. Or, mail a check to Camp at:

P.O. Box 250
Speculator, NY 12164

Gospel Volunteers, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All gifts are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Please note that any gift postmarked on or before December 31, 2016 will be tax deductible in the year 2016.

We thank you in advance for your support during this season of giving!
Looking for a last minute Christmas Gift?
Consider giving the gift of Camp! Buy your loved ones a weekend getaway, and join in our  New Year's Celebration from Friday, December 30, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. Dr. Stuart McAllister from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries will be our speaker. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please call 518-548-4311. We look forward to spending this New Year's with you!

Camp Closed for Christmas
Camp will be closed to celebrate Christmas from Thursday, December 22 through Sunday, December 25. We will return your calls and messages when Camp reopens on Monday, December 26. Thank you for your understanding!
Now is the Time to Apply for Summer Staff!
"I had an amazing time at Camp. I met some great people, grew in my faith with Christ, and developed a better work ethic that I have been using since I have been home."
-Ben DeRitter (Staff '16, Maintenance)

"I was blessed to work at Camp for 5 summers, and I hope to make next summer number 6!"  -Stephanie Peterson (Summer 12-16', Trading Post)

We are busy hiring 2017 Summer Staff, and now is the time to APPLY.  Join our team, gain real work experience, and dream of the Sonju Sports Complex, stand-up- paddle boards , and sunsets from the Tee Pee. Staff enjoy these things and more all summer long, and end the summer with memories of friends and the spiritual enrichment that happens at CAMP-of-the-WOODS.

If you are a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, cousin, or friend, discuss staff opportunities with those you care about.  They want your input on big decisions, and Christmas is a good chance to aim them at 2017 Summer Staff. Favorite positions fill up quickly, so we encourage you to apply now!
Merry Christmas from CAMP-of-the-WOODS!
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

This may be one of the most familiar Old Testament prophecies about the birth of Christ. Chances are you either sing it or hear it many times every Christmas season. But how often do we think about the rich truth this single verse teaches?  These simple words highlight our Savior's humanity, deity, and lordship. He is our Wonderful Counselor, the source of all truth, He is the Mighty God, whose power brings order to the chaos of our world, He is the Everlasting Father, who laid the foundations of the earth, and He is the Prince of Peace, who grants grace to those who surrender to Him in faith. (I was reminded of these things this week while reading a note from a friend who recently read a web page by John MacArthur.)  This is a great time of year to reconnect with old friends, and to meditate on the truths that can be found in the bible.

May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy and peace He brings to our lives. Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!

In His service...

Lisa Galish
Director of Finance, Sales & Marketing
(518) 548-4311

Luke 2:13,14

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.' "


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