“The gospel . . . is the power of God that brings salvation.” Romans 1:16
The first Bible camp was held at Loma Mar, a Boy scout camp in 1957. It began as a ministry of Chinese Bible Church in Oakland and a way to get away from the hectic life in the city. In the early years the staff did the cooking and the campers did KP. As the camp grew it moved to Meteor Ranch at Clear Lake. As more churches were planted, the camps continued to grow. Other churches in San Francisco, Sacramento and Stockton also joined the camp program. Today, about 450 junior and senior high school students from some 12-14 churches attend the weeklong camps resulting in the salvation and dedication of scores of precious young people. Over the years it moved from different locations, but it has held its camps at the Mt. Hope Bible camps over the past 40+ years. Starting in 2013, the Senior High Camp was moved to Mt. Gilead Bible Conference Grounds in Sebastopol, CA. The Junior High Camp continues at Mt. Hope Bible Conference Grounds in Challenge, CA.