From the Camp Director,

March really snuck up on us. We are really excited to see the Covid-19 numbers going down and restrictions begin to lift. We have a Jr. High Retreat coming up and have around 60 kids coming to the retreat! We are so excited to have young people back on our property. We have an Elementary Retreat in April. We are really excited to get things moving again. 
We do ask for your prayers as we move forward with planning for camp and we would love for you to partner with us financially. January & February we had no retreats, so the resources that we had saved are just about gone.So, if you could find it in your heart to partner with us to help us continue to have the resources to prepare for Summer Camp 2021 we would appreciate it.
Keep Praying for the Camp! 
Gary Baker 
Dear Hanging Rock Family,

I informed our Hanging Rock Board of Directors this past week that I was resigning as the Maintenance/Wilderness Director at Hanging Rock.  I did not make this decision lightly.  It was made with great difficulty, lots of prayer, and lots of tears.  I love this camp.  I love Gary.  I love the staff.  It has been a great experience for myself and my family.  We love Hanging Rock! 

Last July I was convicted that I needed to return to youth ministry at State Line Christian Church, my previous ministry near Clinton, Indiana.  I did not speak to anyone about this until early September, when Gary noticed I was a bit depressed.  We met and I told him what was going on in my heart and mind.  By and large, this led to some more discussion with Gary, with the leadership at State Line and most importantly with my wife.   After a couple of months of prayer and discussion, the elders and ministers at State Line were all in agreement that it was the Lord’s leading.  In early January, the congregation was informed and the third Sunday of January, the vote was concluded.  It was very positive.  The congregation wanted me back at State Line. 

In discussing and talking these things through with Gary, we both agreed it would be great if I could stay on staff here at camp through the Spring and into the Summer.  This would help our family get through the school year and would allow me to help get the camp ready for the summer, get the pool open and help out with Paintball camps in June.  We agreed that my last working day would be June 30th.  I will begin ministry at State Line on July 18th. 

I want to state that Gary and the staff have been great to work with and our family will miss them tremendously.  Gary has been a great friend to me for many years.  It was very, very difficult to have to tell him that I was feeling led to return to youth ministry.  He’s like a brother and I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work with him, learn from him and serve with him.  Todd and Jennifer, Amber and Casey have been great to work with as well.  I’ve enjoyed the time spent with the staff here at Hanging Rock!

I will be around this Spring and Summer and hope to see you here at Hanging Rock!  Thank you for the opportunity to serve in such a great ministry!

Ben Hannum 
2021 Summer Camp Registration Opens
March 15, 2021
We need donations for more Harnesses & Helmets: 
New to Summer Camp 2021! Ben Hannum has been hard at work transforming the garage next to the giant swing into a staging area for our extreme activity equipment! We now have a place to hang up all of our harnesses and helmets. This is where people will meet to get their equipment and our staff will assist in getting it all on properly! Thanks for your hard work Ben, it looks great! This will be a great use of this space and make this equipment more centralized to our activities.

With that, we are needing to purchase more harnesses and helmets to reach 50 of each. We currently have 28 harnesses and only 19 helmets for these activities. Would you consider helping us reach this goal? We are looking at $2600 to get the additional equipment. Each harness is around $40 and helmets are around $55. Could you help us buy 1, 2 or more of each?  Thank you for your partnership with us and being able to offer these activities to the campers and visitors of the camp!
Hanging Rock is now a Kroger Community Rewards Partner. Login to your Kroger Rewards account and choose Hanging Rock as your community partner. Thank You! This is another easy way the camp can earn funds. We are also Amazon Smile partners. To choose Hanging Rock logon to and choose Hanging Rock. 

Upcoming Retreats:

  • Men's Event - April 17
  • Mission Crossfire - April 24
  • Work Day - May 1

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