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June 2008

Weekly Videos on YouTube

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Be sure to check out our YouTube page for a weekly highlight video of each week of camp. You can relive the excitement from your week and email it to all of your friends and family members. We will post the video of each week of camp on the web after the week is over.  The video above is from this past junior high 1 camp session.

If you would like to purchase the DVD you can email us at or call us at (800) 354-9609.

View Photos of Your Week of Camp

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Be sure to check out our photo gallery for pictures of your week of camp after you return home.  Each week we try to get pictures of the week so you can remember your activities, your friends, and your counselor.  If you have a great picture of your week of camp that you would like to share you can send it to us at

You can also upload pictures of your week of camp to  Sign up for an account and find the Miracle Camp photo group.  You can add your photos to the group and they will be shown on our website and are available for friends and others to see!

New Entrance Completed, New Hockey Rink Finished

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We recently completed a new entrance to Miracle Camp and Retreat Center.  The next time you drive here you will see that our entrance has been simplified into one large entrance that will work for charter busses as well as making the entrance and exit safer for cars.  We installed 10 main street light poles with banners, built two new signs, added lanscaping, and hope that these additions will improve our hospitality and create a great first impression for our guests.

We also just finished construction of our hockey rink on the Back 40 side of the road.  We are excited to use this this summer for roller hockey as well as flood the rink for ice hockey in the winter.  We are currently in the process of installing 45 foot poles to light the athletic fields, the hockey rink, outdoor basketball courts, waterfront, and the mini golf course.

Severe weather destroys trees, damages building

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A severe storm passed through Miracle Camp and Retreat Center last night at 4:30pm destroying 15 trees, knocking down several powerlines, and damaging several roof tops of buildings.  Thankfully, everyone had taken shelter in Bankson Lodge at the time of the storm and no injuries occured.

In response to the storm, more than 50 volunteers were on site and helping with cleanup within an hour of the damage.  The next day more than 100 volunteers came from around the midwest from Morton, IL; Metamora, IL; Cleveland, OH, Archbold, OH; West Unity, OH; Grabill, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; Lawton, MI; and many other locations to help with the cleanup.

The local power company is on site repairing downed power lines and a local tree company is removing dangerous hanging limbs.

We are happy to report that our first camp, Grade School 1, session is still scheduled to start tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

Praise the Lord for his faithfulness in helping us recover from this storm!