CBD is a Church Camp. It is affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, a denomination well represented with 55 congregations in central PA (Huntingdon, Centre, Blair, Bedford and Mifflin counties).
The Brethren put a strong emphasis on the New Testament scriptures and the teachings of Jesus. They believe in baptism by choice, that Jesus is the Son of God, that the Holy Spirit is God's presence in the world today, All members should read and study the Bible carefully, and that all believers should practice social justice, simple living, and peaceful nonresistance to violence.
Brethren believe each person needs to discover their own faith. No child attending CBD will be told what to believe, but will be challenged to learn from Jesus's words, lessons and model. Children of all faiths (or no faith) are invited to attend.
At CBD your child will have daily Bible Discovery, which will last about 30 minutes. They will be taught scriptural lessons from the Bible, and Jesus's life will be held up as an example. They will have morning watches and evening campfires that include biblical lessons, and before meals they will have a prayer.
In the beginning, God created – and God continues to create. As we marvel at the world around us, we ask the question, “What do God and Creation have to teach us about how to live today?”
Next summer’s theme, Creation Speaks, invites us to look at God’s Creation, including each other, and listen for God’s voice. By looking anew at the Creation story, campers and staff will imagine what each part teaches us about God and our place in the world. Light, water, earth, seasons, animals, humans, and even a day of rest invites us to listen to God who is speaking to each of us.
As part of God’s creation, we depend on each other and all of life that surrounds us. May we respond to our call as caretakers of Creation and stand in awe and wonder of our God, the Creator of all.
If the people of God stop and listen to Creation, what might we hear? Shhhh, listen. Creation Speaks!
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