A Message from the SMBC Board of Directors
2020 has been a difficult year for our entire world. Covid-19 has altered our entire way of life. Schools have canceled for the year. Churches have been forced to meet online. The Board of Directors, Caretaker, and Operational Director of SMBC have been meeting in a variety of ways to pray and plan for the 2020 camp season. We have reached out to the weekly directors and asked them for advice on the 2020 season. We have reached out to parents of campers to see things from their prospective. We have also reached out to medical professionals for advice.
Unfortunately, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 camp season. This decision was the most difficult moment the board has faced in many years. We do not want to do this, but considering the social distancing restrictions, food code changes, and general safety of our campers, we did not have any other option. This, however, does not have to be the end of our love for SMBC. Now more than ever, we need your prayers, support, and help as we face the decisions of 2020. Soon, we will release a plan for you to help us in reaching our financial goal for 2020.
If you have registered for the 2020 camp season, we will be offering refunds. We have three options: ONE: The opportunity for a full refund. TWO: The opportunity to roll your 2020 payment into 2021. THREE: The opportunity to donate your 2020 registration fee to SMBC. We will be sending out an email through the UltraCamp system informing you on these matters.
These times are uncertain, but the mountain will remain a special place in our hearts. The board will be working on more opportunities to get you on the mountain during 2020. Since regular summer season is canceled, we are working on some plans for July and October for retreat weeks to help us all get our fill of SMBC during 2020. These opportunities will be announced at the end of May. When the state begins to open back up, we will reveal these plans and make every opportunity available for SMBC to be a part of your 2020 year.
The SMBC Board of Directors
Building Lives for the Journey
Short Mountain Bible Camp has been actively involved in making new and better disciples of Jesus since 1953. Our mission is "building lives for the journey." Everything we do and teach seeks to fulfill that mission. For 66 years we have achieved numeric and spiritual growth. Join us in the future as we continue that mission!
In 2019 SMBC helped local churches and youth ministries baptize 42 people! 51 people were restored to the Lord! In the last 7 years, over 1000 have come to know Jesus or return to him.