As I write this on a warm summer evening, almost 1,300 teenagers are in the worship center nearby – lifting their voices in praise, hearing God's Word proclaimed, praying to trust Christ and making other significant faith decisions. This is the reason we do camp ministry.
Although we do our best to keep track, there is really no way to quantify the life change that happens here. The multitude of private prayers, the friendships forged within a new church family, the laughter and tears...the
REAL things that bring meaning and significance to life.
Thank you for your prayers and investment into Mt. Lebanon. It takes so many to make this special place
available and we're grateful for each one of you. Take a moment to read about new projects, programs, and prayer requests and if you sense the Lord is stirring - participate!
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A Record Year for Summer Camps!
2023 has been a summer of tremendous growth. Mt. Lebanon will welcome over 2,000 more campers than last year, including almost 5,000 campers just at our DBA Kids Camps and Student Camp! There have been hundreds of decisions to follow Christ for the first time as well as countless other commitments to grow in faith, be baptized, join a church family, pursue a call to ministry or more. By
adapting our camp schedule, we anticipate adding ANOTHER 2,000 campers in 2024 to maximize the use of the camp. Thank you for your prayers and support as we seek to ensure Mt. Lebanon stays a place "Where People Meet Jesus!"
Introducing the Ambassador Ministry Team!
Our exciting new Ambassador program is launching this Fall. This ministry community of a dozen 18-24 year-olds will live in The Summit at Mt. Lebanon where they will practice servant leadership, grow in faith, and develop knowledge and skills for a life of impact. Team members will work part-time at camp with pay plus room and board while serving our retreat groups and
participating in other ministry and missions projects throughout the year-long program. College classes or other work may also be pursued. Know anyone that might be interested in the Ambassador program? Email Austin at [email protected] with questions or to apply for the 2023-2024 Ambassador year!
Book your weekday retreat with us!
Did you know that Mt.
Lebanon is not only available for weekend retreats, but weekdays as well? Our newly renovated motel-style lodging and Grande Lodge are perfect for your next overnight staff retreat or conference. The Summit is available for day events. Our staff is available to help you plan all the details from lodging to meeting spaces to meals. Contact us for availability and to inquire about discounted weekday pricing!
Under 5 months from simple sketch to reality.
(Photo during a rare moment of quiet before campers arrive!)
Projects, Prayers, Possibilities...Participate!
Pavilion by the Dining Hall – We are so excited to begin using the new pavilion in front of the Dining Hall. This multi-use pavilion provides extra dining space for campers as well as a centrally-located outdoor meeting space for guests to use year round. Many thanks to the DBA leadership and member churches, camp staff, builders and craftsmen who invested their time, energy, and vision into this project. This pavilion would not have been possible
without your prayers and financial support!
Through the years, untold numbers of individuals, churches, businesses have stepped up to make this special place a reality. Please pray about participating to meet many needs, both large and small, here at Mt. Lebanon. And remember...sometimes the best gift involves introducing someone else to the
- A recreation lake would back up our aging pools and include swimming, boating, a blob, a walking trail, and more. $750,000 - $1
- A large pavilion would accommodate activities and meetings in the center of camp. $500,000.
- Nine bunkhouses at
end of life need to be replaced with lodges - $300k - $400k each.
- A tractor and/or skid steer - $50,000.
- Equipment for the worship center, physical operations, or recreation - Gifts of any
size are appreciated!
James 5:16 - The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and
- For our inaugural 2023-2024 Ambassador team to join the Mt. Lebanon staff for a year of servanthood, discipleship, community, and rest.
- For the thousands of guests coming for retreats this fall to have an encounter with God.
- For health, safety, and spiritual nourishment for every guest, volunteer, and
Karen Willis King sent this great photo of her with friends at camp in 1964. If you have a picture, anecdote, or fun fact we could feature in a future Mount Lebanon newsletter, please send them our way!