Summer Camp 2014


Summer camp at Lakewood Retreat is always a highlight and this year was no different. We saw God at work in the lives of dozens of campers (not including the counselors and staff). It was exciting to see the counselors praying for each other and for the campers. No doubt, many lives have been changed for eternity because of the summer camp program. Many of you took part by praying for us. Thank you!

Pastor Lief opened up the Word of God from the book of Jonah. Each day, every session highlighted the theme that Salvation belongs to the Lord. God was at work bringing salvation to this great city of Ninevah. Not only did we have daily sessions, but Pastor Lief also prepared devotional booklets for each of the campers. Each camper had a chance to work through the devotional booklets every day.

Pray with us as we continue working on summer camp 2015. We are excited with the work that God is doing and will continue to do.


Summer Camp Letters


At Lakewood Retreat, our goal is to use the facilities to promote the transformational message of the Gospel. Even though we are just a small part in this transformation work, nothing thrills us more than receiving a note from a camper expressing the change that took place in their heart. No doubt, every life is changed to some degree during there stay here, but occasionally, a camper finds the need to pen some extra special words of encouragement.

In reality, many of you take part in the ministry of Lakewood Retreat. Some of you have given financially to make Lakewood Retreat a reality. Others have donated supplies or time so that the facilities could be well-kept. Still others have taken part as prayer warriors–keeping the camp and the staff in your prayers. For those who have taken part of the ministry of Lakewood Retreat, these thank you notes are as much addressed to you as they are to us. We have all partnered together to advance the Gospel in the lives of our campers.

Every year we have opportunities to serve summer campers who are not financially able to pay for camp. This year is no different. We have already been made aware of some who are just not able to financially afford to come. These campers rely on the generous donations of sponsors. If you would like to help take part in providing a way for a summer camper to come to Lakewood, let us know. You can email the office at or call 352-796-4097.