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"God owned, Christian operated, since 1976"

About Us

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 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.

Ponderosa is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Ministry.

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Statement of Faith

What we believe, what we teach ... Ponderosa Student Ministries teaches the Bible as the true and accurate Word of God and the authority for faith and conduct. Please read our statement of faith below if you have any doubts about what we teach.


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Our Purpose

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.

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Our History

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)


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