Central Christian Camp & Conference Center
Home of Make Promises Happen
2015 Annual Update
Central Christian Camp (CCC) is a home to many. It is a safe-haven where one can truly be who God created them to be, where friendships are made, strengthened, and never forgotten. It is a place where one can step from their bubble, and leave worldly limits behind. A place that provides perspective, respect, and humility that will be carried throughout a lifetime. At Central Christian Camp, lives are CHANGED one camp at a time. 2015 was a HUGE year for CCC, serving more than 10,000 individuals. It was filled with joyful triumph and great devastation. Thanks to a rain filled spring and mild summer, the waterfront lake was completely full of water, thus allowing boats to be docked at the original dock.
In June, camp suffered the loss of its leader, James Wheeler. James was one of, if not the heart beat of our camp family. He was a mentor, leader, director, and most of all friend to many. The response to this great loss was unbelievable. Camp family, new and old, came together to reminisce camp memories, pay respect to an advocate of camp, and truly helped “make promises happen.”
In October, we welcomed Derrick Warnock as our new Director of Programming. He brings a new perspective to camp, and exciting new program area ideas, which will expand fun opportunities for our campers. We also said goodbye to our former Director of Programming, Duain Cook. With his tenure came great expansion of camp’s program areas and because of his leadership and influence, camp is a better place.
Thanks to Oklahoma Christian School and Impact Oklahoma, we will be able to begin construction on central Oklahoma’s only universally accessible high ropes challenge course. The project is to be completely finished by 2017. The vast support from our 60 in 30 campaign will enable construction of new program areas around the camp, as well as aid the construction of the challenge course.
As we move forward to 2016, we hold great hope and enthusiasm. Our group calendar is nearly full, bringing both returning and new groups of campers to our camp. I strongly urge each and every person whose life has been touched by camp, to find a way to make an impact. It could be by serving as a volunteer for one of the many events at camp. By providing financial assistance to continue to grow camp’s mission, or possibly serving on an advisory council or committee for camp. The biggest thing you can do is to share your story. Share your passion and love of camp with others, so that they might fall in love with camp. If you feel lead in anyway, visit our website, www.centralchristiancamp.org, or contact the office at 405-282-2811.
I will leave you with this, “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not men, for knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.” -Colossians 3:23-24
Josh McClennahan, Executive Director
A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated plastic eggs and candy, and to all the volunteers who organized and made the
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA a special, fun-filled day!