Plan now for 2016 Riverbend Men's Camp
*August 2nd-5th* (Tues-Fri)
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AUGUST 2-5, 2016
Tuesday night through Friday night
- Camp located on 55 Acres on the Rifle River in Arenac County, Michigan.
- This is a wilderness camp, bring everything you need to survive.
- 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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THE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE 2015 CAMP CONCERNING THE PLANS GOD HAS FOR THE RIVERBEND CAMPERS WAS........... WE WILL BE FORMING A DISASTER RELIEF TEAM TO TRAVEL TO AREAS AND WORK THROUGH I.D.E.S AS A MENSCAMP GROUP. THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING EFFORT TO CHANNEL OUR ABILITIES AND EFFORTS TO SERVE THE KINGDOM WHEREVER WE ARE CALLED TO IN THE FACE OF A NATURAL DISASTER.
The FIRST ANNUAL shed building day at the IDES headquarters in Noblesville IN Saturday Feb 20 was a huge success- THANKS to all the guys who came! We had guys from all over MI and IN. The shed components were completed by 2 PM as well as some improvements to the warehouse. If you would like directions or more information about IDES click here.
Camp Details for 2016!
Sunday July 31: Campground opens 6 PM
August 1st, Monday: Big Tents go up, final preparations, all welcome
August 2nd, Tuesday: 5:30 Hog Roast. 7 PM opening svc. All Invited!
August 3rd, Wednesday: 9 AM and 7 PM Menscamp services
August 4th, Thursday: 9 AM and 7 PM Menscamp services
August 5th, Friday: 9 AM and 7 PM Menscamp services.
August 6th, Saturday: Depart to Serve!
Speakers for 2016 include;
We Care Ministries
West Monroe LA
Larry will be sharing with us evangelism methods and how to reach out to those around us who need to hear the Gospel. He has made it his mission to serve in this manner and will have much to share. He has held successful training seminars all over the USA and in other countries. His ministry is a part of the Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ where they are seeing consistent additions of new converts weekly. He also will share with us some insights into the "Duck Dynasty" story, Larry's daughter is Missy Robertson from the show.
Sunset Church of Christ
Metro Detroit MI
Wissam will be sharing with us his journey from being born a Sunni Muslim in Baghdad, to rejecting the Islam faith and becoming an Atheist, then investigating the Bible and becoming a Christian, leaving his family and homeland behind in the process. He is ministering in the Dearborn MI area and working with the large Arab population there. His journey is an inspiration and we can benefit greatly from it. There will be ample time for Q&A to help us better understand Islam and the Muslims that practice it. His perspective will help us in the world in which we find ourselves living in today.
Summit Theological Seminary
George will again be sharing with us, drawing from his experiences in ministry and from his involvement as Founder of Summit, which is dedicated to training men to serve.
First Church of Christ
Shane is the Minister at Peru, a Prof at Summit Theological, and Instructor of "Wilderness Survival School". He will be sharing a message, plus working with the boys in a survival class.
*Christian Audio Tapes will be recording all sessions on site
Great turnout for work days! Thanks to all who came to clear camping spaces and help out with the cabin. The cabin when finished will be able to be used for small youth groups, ministry leadership groups, missionary furloughs, or just plain Christian folks who want to Worship the Creator without unnecessary distractions. (No electric, no phones, no plans for such). When complete the cabin will have a small functioning bathroom. We have been doing work on the roof and have added the bathroom space on. If you know of a need for the cabin for Summer 2016 contact us soon!
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 needs*
- If you are or know of an EMT who can be at the camp this year to be available as needed please let us know.
- 2 person kayak donation
-Capture-the-flag, paintball, BMX bikes, Cornhole tournament
-Click here to volunteer
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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