Celebrating 25 years of Family Camp

An adventure for the whole family.

Meet like-minded families, enjoy exciting activities, and receive spiritual encouragement in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether you are seasoned campers or prefer the comforts of home, we have a spot just for you.

We welcome you, not only as our special guests, but as family. Join us October 5–11, 2024!


2024 Theme:
His Way Is Perfect

Through an unexpected and challenging start to 2024, God clarified our Family Camp theme for us—HIS WAY IS PERFECT. It’s been said that “often the thing that causes us to think that God is not at work in our life is the very work that God is doing.” Few of us would choose painful circumstances, but it’s often through hardship that God forges our character and reveals His purposes.

This year has been difficult, but as we continue to take refuge in Christ, it’s been perfect, for the suffering is drawing us closer to His heart and His ways.

“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30


Renew relationships and create lasting memories.


Biblical encouragement in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Meet like-minded families and create lasting friendships.

very blessed

“This was our first time to camp as a family. We were very blessed to have a Christian campground to come to where there are so many Christian families to meet. The experience as a whole was a blessing! I wanted to do all the activities, but of course could not do all in one week. It was very well organized and the workers were all so kind.” — Jodie


“Incredible time to bond with my family; great messages that bring practical value. Thank you for making this camp so much fun and entertaining.” — Inna

worth every penny

“It is worth every penny spent and every mile driven to bring your entire family to a place that they can safely fellowship with other believers, while being encouraged in our walk with the Lord! There’s fun activities to do as family while getting to know other sweet families! We all can’t wait to come back next year!” — Jonathan

best ever

“It’s the best week of the year! The sermons are so applicable to our daily lives.” — Jacob

family time

“We love the time we get to spend together as a family, whether it’s doing activities, or around the campfire at night. The messages from the speakers were so uplifting and encouraging!” — Joy

heaven on earth

“This year our family went through two major surgeries just weeks before camp and even though camp was an additional expense this place like heaven on earth was something we needed to forget the stress the worries and as a family to rejuvenate. It was great encouragement for us, and the messages were a great wake up call.” — Larisa

more than a vacation

“Family Camp was more than just a ceasing from work for a week – it was a spiritually edifying and encouraging experience that reminded us of why we do what we do. Our whole family benefited from spending time with others who love the Lord and seek to live a life that glorifies Him!” — Dawn

Like forever

“Only our second year coming but just feels like we’ve been all our lives!  So grateful.” — Dana

New friendships

“We met so many people! Our kids had the opportunity to develop new friendships with other kids their own age who also live their lives to glorify God!” — Jason

Safe Place

“We are so thankful for ALERT making family camp a safe place for us to come together for fellowship, and take our minds away from the everything the world may throw at us!” — Claire


“Such a wonderful experience!  The relaxed environment and beautiful facility allowed us time to spend together as a family.” — Leanna




S'More Family

Bring “S’More Families” for FREE!  New families will not only receive  complimentary registration, but you will also receive a 50% discount on yours!  LEARN MORE >

Community Night

Tuesday’s Community Night (starting at 5:00 PM) is FREE and open to the community.   LEARN MORE >

River Crossing Event

For fathers and sons, hosted by our ALERT men!

Volleyball Tournament

Friendship, competition, and intense fun.

Fishing Tournament

Enjoy a peaceful morning on Lake Loma!

Tumbleweed Festival

Fellowship, yard games, and a fantastic cowboy BBQ.

Moms' Tea

Enjoy fellowship with one another and encouragement in Christ!

Human Stratego

An comradarie building event for fathers and sons!

Bike Parade

Let's ride!

Young Adult Fellowship

Fellowship with current friends and connect with more! 

Family Camp 5K

Join us on our beautiful lake trails!

Trade Days

Buy and sell with other Family Campers!

Lake Day

Canoe races, games, sand castles... and hamburgers for dinner.

Sports Complex

The Family Camp Hangout. Coffee Shop, Games, Sports, WiFi, the works.

Ponderosa Press

Coffee and friends, the perfect blend.

Fireworks Show

Finishing a great week with a bang

an adventure for the whole family


Our CAMP SPEAKERS love God and love people. You won’t want to miss their inspiring, Christ-centered messages. Our past Family Camp messages are also available to purchase or stream through embassymedia.com.

Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne

Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne is the President of Living Waters, the official spokesman for the National Bible Bee organization, and a cohost of the National Bible Bee Game Show. He serves as an Executive Producer of the Way of the Master television program and all Living Waters films. A dynamic communicator, he speaks at conferences and churches nationally and around the world. E.Z. served as an associate pastor for several years. He and his wife, Rachel, have five children.

Caleb Reed

Caleb Reed was born and raised in Maine as one of eight children. After high school, he attended the ALERT Academy in 2010, where the Lord started him on a path of surrender. He went to Bible college in Wisconsin, where God called him to preach. Caleb and his wife Emma have three children. The Reeds launched into itinerate evangelism in 2020 and travel full-time preaching for revival in churches, camps, and Christian schools.

Rick Warner

Capt. Warner has been working alongside our ministry since 2014. With a heart for discipleship and a boldness that remains undaunted after 20 years in Mongolia as a missionary, Capt. Warner actively engages our community with the Gospel and encourages those around him into a deeper relationship with Christ—often using archery to illustrate concepts, or recalling profound life experiences from the past. If you catch him in a free moment, you’ll most likely find him scouting the lake in a canoe, spending time with his family, or in a meaningful conversation with a new friend.

Duane Blue

Duane left school in rebellion and rejection; drugs consumed his life. With no regard for others, he verbally and mentally mistreated his mother until he found her a victim of suicide. Stricken with grief, Duane hid behind a “tough guy” exterior despite his fear, loneliness, and guilt. Providentially, a stranger introduced him to Jesus and invited Duane to spend Christmas with his family. A month later, he surrendered to Jesus Christ. Duane and his wife Iris are passionate about sharing the gospel and the abundant life in Christ Jesus. They have both been Mission Service Corps Volunteers since the 1980s.

Dr. Aaron Baker

Dr. Aaron W. Baker has been in the ministry for over 25 years, serving on staff at churches in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi while assisting missionaries on four continents. Aaron holds degrees in theology and music and has taught at Bible Colleges in the US and the Philippines. He is currently the Associate Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, MS. He and his wife Laura have 8 children.

Dr. Lew Sterrett

As a certified youth, marriage, and family counselor, Dr. Lew has a passion for biblical leadership development. Dr. Lew skillfully tames wild horses while illustrating our own spiritual stubbornness and our Master’s kindness to continue drawing us to Himself. Dr. Lew shares his “Sermons on the Mount” across the nation, encouraging and equipping others to surrender to the Master and become effective followers of Christ.



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12 Weeks Out from Family Camp 2024, featuring “Family Camp Legend” Dr. Lew Sterrett! 

Dr. Lew Sterrett has been a monumental part of ALERT Family Camp since the first camp in October 2000. Lew is a certified youth, marriage, and family counselor with a passion for biblical leadership development. We are so grateful for how he engages families with the truth of God's word and we are looking forward to having him back this year!

What are your favorite memories of Dr. Lew? 

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Our collection of camp guides since 2000. Can you spot which years are missing?? 🔎

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