Who We Are
God has called Ponderosa Bible Camp to be a ministry that clearly and boldly shares the Gospel of Christ to all who attend.
Ponderosa Bible Camp offers affordable, week-long overnight camps during the summer, as well as weekend retreats in the spring and fall.
Sessions are available for different age groups, starting with elementary and going through high school.
Ponderosa Bible Camp has a great reputation and has been operating since 1976! It is an affiliate of Children's Bible Ministries, a non-denominational ministry focused on children and teens.
It is located atop Lookout Mountain in Mentone, AL on the banks of The Little River.
Ponderosa is available for rent to youth/church groups throughout the year.
Ponderosa is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Ministry.
Ponderosa Bible Camp's purpose is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to campers by giving them opportunities to experience God's power, presence, and peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to accomplish this by offering a camp experience that promotes the spiritual, moral, and educational condition of our campers.
What We Believe
In shaping our beliefs and guiding our teachings, Ponderosa Student Ministries holds the conviction that the Bible stands as the true and accurate Word of God, serving as the ultimate authority for matters of faith and conduct. If you find yourself harboring any uncertainties about our doctrinal stance, we encourage you to peruse our detailed statement of faith provided below. This document serves as a transparent and comprehensive resource, elucidating the core tenets that underpin our teachings and affirming our unwavering commitment to the foundational principles outlined in the Scriptures.
The original "Camp Ponderosa" was built of rustic western cedar lumber in the mid-1960's by two psychology professors from the University of Alabama.
In 1976, Miss Bess Robertson discovered the property for sale, and CBM Ministries of North AL purchased the 80-acre camp, complete with 6 cabins, dining hall/kitchen, 2 small guest cabins, and craft building.
Mr. Glenn Miller served as the first Camp Director from 1976 to 1999. Jeff Nelson was one of the first campers in 1976 and became the Director in 1999.
(Glenn & Linda Miller are pictured here with Jeff Nelson in the early 80's)