The Christian camp experience has been a valued tradition in ministries and churches and especially in our denomination. Prior to the purchase and establishment of this retreat center, our fellowship owned two other properties: Maranatha Camp and Living Waters Camp. They served as locations where church groups and individuals came together to experience the presence and power of God.
Many improvements and facilities were added and updated from 1984, and this work continues into the present to better accommodate the BCC’s guests. These changes are important, but as Sharon Poole, Girls Ministries Director, christian retreat centers recalls her early memories of Kids’ Camp at the BCC, “It was not so much about the facilities and amenities that they provided, but having a place that was dedicated to finding God’s presence and maturing in Him…since then I have seen the Bongiorno Conference Center become all of this to many. Young and old alike have stolen away, whether it is for a camp, conference, or just personal retreat time in His Presence.”