Falls Creek Baptist Youth Camp was envisioned in the rustic wilderness of the Arbuckle Mountains in 1917. It was a "call" from God that caused J.B. Rounds and W.D. Moorer to see the desire God had for the trails and trees and it took much work to see the call to fruition.
Round and Moorer first viewed the Falls Creek property in a photograph on a barber shop wall in Davis, Oklahoma. They were immediately attracted to the 160 acre parcel and agreed it was the place for the annual Summer meetings of the Baptist young people. Despite opposition from those who had not grasped the vision, 273 persons registered for the first assembly.
The summer of 2005 witnessed 45,523 campers at Falls Creek. Since 1917 over 1.8 million people have walked these grounds resulting in nearly 200,000 conversions and life changing decisions for Christ. More missionaries have experienced their call to a lifetime of service at Falls Creek than at any other place on the face of the earth. Falls Creek has grown to become a year round conference center addressing children, church musicians, single adults, college students, men's and women's ministries, church volunteers...the list and the call grows with each new year.
This Baptist youth camp, located in south central Oklahoma about 1 mile from I-35 at Exit 51, is in the midst of a huge construction project which includes in phase I a new air-conditioned and heated tabernacle and infrastructure and site improvements, and in phase II a conference center and training complex.
Camp Classen is a co-ed summer camp for ages 8-17. Programs include traditional camp activities as well as horseback riding lessons and adventure experiences such as backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. Take Exit 51 off of I-35 and follow the signs. Call 580-369-2272 for more information.
Goddard Youth Camp is located on the outskirts of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area close to the Lake of the Arbuckles. Take I-35, Exit 55 go East on Hwy.7, 7-10 miles through Sulphur to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area entrance, turn right (south) through the park (Hwy. 177) 10 miles to Camp Goddard Road, turn right (west) at the church and follow the road 2 miles. The camp offers canoeing, swimming, fossil digging, water balloon volleyball, horseshoes, tetherball, washers, and frisbee golf. Call 580-993-3335 for more information.
The Assembly of God Youth Camp is located in the same vicinity, right off Highway 77 about 4 miles from the town of Davis. Please call 580-369-2359 for more information.