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.
For the 2020 summer camp season, our Bible Discovery will be 'This Is Our Prayer'.
We long to be wanted and included in something bigger than ourselves. Through the theme 'This is Our Prayer' campers will connect with each other and discover that we have shared longings, hopes and dreams of being heard, affirmed and cared for, and that we each long to make a difference in the world around us.
At Camp we’ll discover the importance of prayer and be better prepared for the work God sets before us. We are called to reach out, seek change, work for justice and extend an invitation to others to experience God’s love.
We do this trusting that God walks with us on the journey, and uses us to point others to Christ. As Paul said in Philippians 1: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.
Campers will know that everyone is called by God. Luke 6: 12-16
Campers will discover they are part of a community even if they feel isolated. Esther 4
Campers will learn that prayer connects us with God even in the midst of difficult emotions. Jonah 4
Campers will be invited to make God a partner in decision making.
1 Kings 3:7-15
Campers will discover prayerful ways to renew self and one’s relationship with God.
Isaiah 40: 1-5; 28-31
Campers will learn how prayer and action can change even long-standing injustice. Number 27:1-11
Campers will be commissioned to share God’s love and joy with others. Philippians 1:3-11