We have ourselves a fixer-upper! After 50 years of doing ministry in the Kibbons Conference Center with thousands of youth and adults singing songs, playing games and worshipping together, it could use an upgrade. This #GivingTuesday we are focused on giving the porch a facelift. The porch has long been a place of community building–with … Continue reading 2019 Fall Campaign
Last year we celebrated seventy years of ministry on the Tennessee River. We debuted our Outdoor Classroom, upgraded the Waterfront, raised $100,000 for our campership fund, grew our camper attendance at both Lakeshore and Dayshore, and hosted the 70th Anniversary Alumni Homecoming Retreat for 230 of our friends. What a great year! Despite all those … Continue reading Legacy of Lakeshore!
Lakeshore is embarking on its 72nd summer in ministry on the shores of the Tennessee River, and we are ready to welcome nearly 2,000 campers to this place for Peace Works! We believe every child should have the opportunity to come to camp regardless of a parent’s ability to pay. If you have spent any … Continue reading Lakeshore Campership Sunday
When I was growing up, “Lakeshore” was a place. It was somewhere I couldn’t wait to experience for a week every summer. As I grew up and became a member of summer staff, I began to realize that it was much more than a “place.” The people are what make “Lakeshore.” Lakeshore has changed its look a … Continue reading Third Generation Family: Dorothy Harvey Rogers
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are full of hustle and bustle, Christmas cards, and holiday parties. Get your shopping lists ready for gifts, special treats and white elephant games. Did you know there are several ways to support Lakeshore will checking things off your festive Christmas list? Why not make the most … Continue reading How to Support Lakeshore With Money You’re Already Spending
I started going to Lakeshore as an elementary camper in 2002 and went continually for three years, but then soccer camps and church events got in the way the next few summers, and I stopped trying to go back. It wasn’t until my sister, Dorothy, became a staff member in 2010 and asked me to … Continue reading Third Generation Family: Suzanne Harvey
What are your plans next summer? We are deep in the planning process to make Summer 2019 the best yet. Introducing Peace Works, Lakeshore’s 2019 theme! This summer we will be exploring scriptures about forming community, being hospitable and becoming a peacemaker. Along with daily scriptures, Peace Works includes themes that invite us to explore … Continue reading Get Ready for Summer 2019!
My love affair with Lakeshore began in the summer of 1967. I had just finished third grade and I rode to Eva with my Momma to pick up my brother who had just spent his first week at camp. He had had such a great week and so much fun that I wanted to stay, … Continue reading Third Generation Family: Sue Harvey
Lakeshore became a place of fun, rest, and community for me the summer between 2nd and 3rd grade. I was so proud to go somewhere that meant so much to my mom, Nita Crump Murry, and grandfather, Sam Crump. I immediately felt like the ground was Holy and so very special. I went to Lakeshore … Continue reading Fourth Generation Family: Hannah Murry Reed
I first attended Lakeshore the summer before my 4th grade school year. I knew my dad, Sam Crump, went there as a child along with my aunt, sisters and lots of cousins. Just like now, it doesn’t matter about your background, your race, how you were raised, where you are from–everyone is accepted at Lakeshore. … Continue reading Fourth Generation Family: Nita Crump Murry