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Summer 2019
posted July 30, 2019 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  Sunset Bible Camp has had a wonderful 2019 season. We had 770 campers as well as 149 Sponsors during our weeks of camp. The older campers’ theme was “Walk” and they were challenged to live and be committed to God. We had 160 high school campers and 251 middle school campers. They raised money for “Sole Hope” a ministry based out of North Carolina that is providing hope, healthier lives and freedom from foot related diseases for people in Uganda. The total raised for “Sole Hope was $2844.21 The younger campers’ theme was “Something Amazing” and they were encouraged to thank God for the gift of grace and to share God’s grace. We had 181 5th & 6th graders and 178 3rd & 4th graders, and they raised $2418.12 for the Spencer family and their ministry. There were other groups that used Sunset this summer and we had over 1000 people enjoy the campground and 7 people were baptized. With one more week to go we are thankful to be a part of this amazing ministry. It has been a fun, impactful, and successful camp season.

  Sunset had a new deck constructed down at the lake. It was a great addition to the existing dock. It really helped with the mud from all the spring rains and the exposed rocks. It was a big blessing to all. We also had a Hexagon with swings added to the Prayer cross by the pond. It was wonderful to see kids of all ages enjoying a quiet time in the shade. A big thank you to the donor and the volunteer who built this beautiful structure. The camp also invested in a public address system that can share announcements to each dorm and across the campground. We continually try to improve on the facility so that we can reach our youth for the Lord.

  The Sunset Rising fund raiser is over! Sunset Bible Camp has been able to pay off the loan for the improvements we made to our dorms, pool and zip line a couple of years ago. A generous donation, from a loving friend of the camp was able to finish paying off the loan. Praise the Lord! God has been so good to Sunset and we give Him all the Glory.

Psalm 9:1 “I will praise you O Lord, with all my heart, I will tell of all your wonders.”

Spring 2019
posted Feb 27, 2019 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  We wanted to thank you for your support and prayers. We pray that 2019 will be a blessing to you, just as we are blessed to have you as our partner in reaching people for Christ.

  We have had several retreats so far this year and are glad that Sunset Bible Camp continues to be used by our Member Churches. We had our Annual Board Meeting at Osage Hills Christian Church and it was a great time to update everyone on what is happening at Camp. We shared with you Project Sunset – an adoption program, where you can adopt one of the buildings or structures around camp and help to maintain it and improve it. If you would like more information, call us and we can fill you in on how you can help.

  The 2019 camp season is less than 100 days away and online registration is now open. The deadline for the “Early Bird” is May 6th and we encourage you to go ahead and register and claim your spot for this year’s fun and exciting season.

  You came through for Sunset and were able to raise over $17,000 to pay off the Sunset Rising Campaign. The remainder of the balance for the camp improvements is approximately $32,000. That is down $50,000 as of this time last year. Praise the Lord! This would not be possible without you.

  Thank you again, for all you do for Sunset Bible Camp. We appreciate your prayers, support and participation in all of Sunsets’ programs. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we look forward to the 2019 summer camp season.

Psalm 8:1a O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Winter 2018
posted Nov 13, 2018 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  We have been blessed to count on your support and prayers. Sunset Bible Camp has been thriving in Mannford for over 40 years! Many lives have been changed for Christ because of support from people like yourself. Sunset wants to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loving support of this ministry.   This fall Sperry Christian Church and Sandusky Avenue Christian Church had Men’s Retreats at Sunset and Sperry had a Ladies Retreat. Sandusky Avenue Christian Church and First Christian Church of Cleveland enjoyed their Fall Retreat again this year for the High School students. What a joy it is to see people making decisions for Jesus Christ and changing their lives at this wonderful place. Praise the Lord!

  The “Sunset Rising” Campaign is still ongoing. We are humbled by the response of our supporting Churches and individuals who love Sunset Bible Camp. You have been so generous and good to us. The approximate balance on the loan stands at $45,000. We want to continue to make improvements and remodels on some of the structures around the camp, like the King and Chapel Dorms, but cannot begin to do so until this debt is retired.

  We need your help! We would like to ask if you would consider making a special contribution to help us pay off the remainder of what the Camp owes. This is the time of year where so many worthy ministries and organizations are asking for a special gift or end of year gift. We want to remind you that this past summer there were over 2000 people enjoying summer camp here and a total of 50 individuals were baptized at Sunset Bible Camp in 2018. There are numerous activities hosted here, throughout the year, and we believe that Sunset Bible Camp is making a difference for the kingdom. Please consider Sunset Bible Camp as a ministry that is deserving of your support this Holiday Season.

  Thank you, for all you do for the Camp. We want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and blessed Christmas season.

Psalm 100:4 “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.”

Summer 2018
posted Aug 27, 2018 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  We have completed another terrific Camp Season. Thank you for your prayers and support. Sunset Bible Camp is successful because of your willingness to support the camp and all the activities that take place on the campground.

  Our summer began with the High School age campers and there were 183 campers and 2 baptisms. They raised $684.12 for Jacob and Dani Long in their ministry to India. The Middle School Week was the largest camp with 235 campers and 5 baptisms. They raised $1331.18 for Jacob and Dani Long. The theme for both camps was “Wake Up” and their scripture reference was Ephesians 5:14. There were 194 campers at 5th and 6th Grade Camp. They raised $1349.32 for Creation Truth Foundation. We wrapped up our weeks of camp with the 3rd and 4th Grade Camp and their 184 campers. They also raised $652.10 for Creation Truth. Their theme was Jurassic Sunset Park and scripture reference 1 Peter 3:15

  Sunset Bible Camp hosted several other Churches over the summer and had an additional 1100 campers come through with another 43 baptisms. We had 50 baptisms at Sunset this season. PRAISE THE LORD! This summer we also facilitated a Men’s Encounter, a Family Reunion, a Church Picnic and a very special Wedding. Sunset Bible Camp is making a difference for the Lord and you are part of this amazing ministry.

  The camp is a wonderful place that has made an impact in many lives. With your support, we can make it even better. We have raised $31,960 so far this year to go toward the Sunset Rising Campaign. We still owe about $51,000 to finish paying up the loan and with your help we can do it. Please consider sending Sunset Bible Camp a special gift to help us be debt free as we continue to grow.

  This year, 2018, Sunset Bible Camp celebrated 40 years in Mannford. Help us continue to be an influence for the Lord for many more years to come.

Spring 2018
posted Feb 27, 2018 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  We would like to thank you for your prayers and support of Sunset Bible Camp. We really appreciate each of you and your continuing interest in this valuable ministry.

  Sunset Bible Camp continues to host our member Churches in a number of retreats. These past couple of months we had our annual Mid-Winter retreat and had a record number of campers. There were 130 campers and over 20 took the Polar Bear Plunge. We had a Men’s Retreat from First Christian Church in Cleveland, a couple’s retreat from Sperry Christian Church and a Men’s Encounter. The facilities are being utilized by so many and that is why it is important to maintain the property and the buildings in good working order.

  The “Sunset Rising” Campaign is still ongoing and will continue until the loan is paid off. This year at our General Board Meeting we started a new Campaign called 90/90 In this challenge we are asking 90 people to donate $1000 in the next 90 days to reach our goal. The donation can be in full or spread out through the year. The balance on the loan is approximately $82,000 as of this writing. Recently, we mailed each Member Church a letter from the Trustees and some commitment cards and we hope that you will promote it to your congregation. You can find out more at Sunsets website under “Sunset Rising”. This year, 2018, Sunset Bible Camp celebrates 50 years in Mannford. Help us reach our goal of raising the funds so that we can continue to improve our facilities and reach out to our campers with the saving message of Jesus for the next 50.

  The summer camp season is right around the corner and registration will go live on March 1st 2018. This year the camp prices have gone up slightly. This is the first increase in 15 years. Encourage your campers to register before the Early bird of May 7th 2018 to save $30.

  Again, thank you for all you do to help Sunset Bible Camp. It could not be done without your prayers and financial support.

Psalm 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.”

Summer 2017
posted Aug 24, 2017 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  We want to thank you for your prayers and support. We have had a fantastic summer at Sunset Bible Camp with many lives changed for Christ.

  The summer began with an Open House in May. This was a great opportunity for many of our member Churches to come out and spend the day swimming, zip lining, eating and just having a fun time. We then had High School Camp. There were 187 campers and two young people were baptized. They raised $830.09 for Jardin de Gracia a school for poor children in rural Honduras.

  The next group to come out were the 7th & 8th Graders. There were 194 campers and three were baptized. They raised $632.06 for Journey House a pregnancy resource center in Enid, Oklahoma.

  We had 190 campers for 5th & 6th Grade Camp and they raised $634.45 for missions. The 3rd & 4th graders had 184 campers and one baptism. The raised $642.15 for missions. These two groups designated that their funds go to Frontiers an International movement that has sent more than 2,000 leaders to reside and plant Churches in Muslim communities overseas.

  We had over a thousand other campers attend Sunset Bible Camp and an additional 42 people were baptized at camp this summer. It is a privilege to be part of a ministry that makes such a profound impact in the lives of people.

  The Camp has raised an additional $30,000 to go to the “Sunset Rising” campaign. This means that we still owe the Bank $92,702. The funds are coming in and we truly appreciate it, but we still need your help. Sunset Bible Camp is a resource to you that is valuable and precious. Help us to continue to be a shining light and to make a difference in the lives of so many by giving toward this campaign. If we all participate in the fund raisers and give individual gifts we can pay off the loan and be debt free.

  Thank you for your generous support to Sunset and may God bless you richly. Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Open House
posted Apr 24, 2017 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  The 2017 Camp Season begins on June 4th and we are excited to see what the Lord does this year. This year we are kicking things off with an Open House for everyone to enjoy. The date for the Open House is May 20th from 10 am – 4 pm. It will be a fun time for families to check out what Sunset Bible Camp is all about.

  This Open House is an introduction to our member families who have not had an opportunity to attend an event at Sunset Bible Camp. It will allow your children to experience what it is like to come to Sunset Bible Camp in the future. Lunch is provided at 12:00 and donations are appreciated. Your whole family is welcome to come out and swim, fish, use the climbing and repelling wall, the new zip line and just check us out.

  We would appreciate it if you ask your families to Sign up of the website so that we may have an idea on how many to plan lunch for. You may also sign up as a Church and let us know how many you are planning to bring. Please go HERE to Register.

  Thank you for being part of Sunset Bible Camp. We are looking forward to seeing you on May 20, 2017.

2017 Promo
posted Apr 4, 2017 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  Summer Camp is just around the corner and we wanted to send you the posters for promotional purposes. The campers should have received a postcard in the mail encouraging them to register for camp online.

  The Early Bird date this year is May 8, 2017 for campers and sponsors. Please share this information with your congregation so that everyone will register for camp in a timely manner. Camp tuition for Sunset Bible Camp has not increased in the last 15 years and next year you should expect a small increase for all camps.

  If you have young people who are interested in being a CIT (Counselor in Training) they can download the CIT application online on Sunset’s website. They should click on the Register button and click on CIT. All the information is there and the deadline for that is also May 8th. The Training date for that is May 20th from 2pm-4pm.

  If you have any questions, call us at (918) 865-2246 or email us at

Spring 2017
posted Feb 8, 2017 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  We wish you, all our supporters, a prosperous and happy New Year. We are so thankful for your generosity and faithfulness to Sunset Bible Camp. Your support, this past year, has made a huge impact for Christ as many decisions for the Lord were made at camp. There were 48 baptisms at Sunset in 2016 and that is exciting.

  During the month of January, we hosted Mid-winter for the High School kids. There were 119 in attendance and 23 brave souls took the Polar Bear plunge at the lake. We also hosted a ladies retreat from Sperry Christian Church and they had a great time. We are so pleased that you can take advantage of the great facility that God has blessed us all with.

  The General Board Meeting was held on January 19th and our Chairman of the Board, Paul Ortiz, did a great job in updating the member Churches of the upcoming fund raisers to help Sunset Bible Camp raise the funds for the upgrades that were made last year. You have already responded with generosity, and several of the member Churches had fundraisers in your Church to help us out. We have raised approximately $48,000 of the $170,000 needed and that is so encouraging. Of course, there is still a long way to go, but we trust in the Lord that you will continue to help us reach this goal.

  There will be upcoming information on some of the ways you can help us raise the money for the Sunset Rising Campaign. The campaign will be ongoing until the loan is paid off. Please help us by going to and clicking on the link or go to Facebook and click on the donate button. We appreciate any amount that you can donate.

  Again, thank you for your generosity. Lives are changed at Sunset Bible Camp. Your gifts make a difference for eternity.

  Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Fall 2016
posted Sept 7, 2016 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  Another Summer has gone by and we are getting ready for the Fall season. We thank you for supporting and being a part of Sunset Bible Camp. The Camp would not be here without the financial and prayerful support of the partner Churches and individuals that faithfully contribute to this ministry.

  This past summer after our weeks of camp, we had close to 900 people at Sunset during July and August and an additional 32 baptisms. There were a variety of youth camps, family camps and a men’s encounter. We also hosted a new partner Church one weekend. We want to welcome Oakwood Christian Church to our family and look forward to having them with us next summer.

  Sunset Bible Camp is a very important ministry and it needs your help. This past January at the General Board Meeting, we met with our member Churches and informed them of the launch of the $170,000.00 Sunset Rising Campaign. The trustees wanted to step out on faith and get some much needed improvements to the camp. These projects have been completed and now we need to start paying for the loan the camp has obtained.

  We know that many of you love the Camp and want to help. We ask that you let members of your congregation know that we are fundraising to pay off the loan. Many of your members have been to Sunset and know what a blessing the Camp is. This past Summer we heard from people that said they remembered coming out to Sunset when it didn’t have the lake, or another mentioned that the only dorms were the King’s Dorm. We have a wonderful facility that God has blessed us with, and we want to continue to do our best to improve it for future generations. Sunset Bible Camp wants to continue to be a blessing to your children and your grandchildren.

  Thank you for partnering with us. Sunset Bible Camp is a pause and a calm in a busy, noisy world, serving the need to refocus on the Lord. Thank YOU for making that prayerfully and financially possible.

1Thessalonians 2:4 “We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.”

Summer 2016
posted Jul 12, 2016 by Eric Hupp
Dear Christian Friends,

  Another fantastic camp season has gone by and we want to take the opportunity to thank each and every person that came out to help. This year right before camp, we were able to install the new zip line. Steve Johnson spearheaded this project and we now have a 700ft zip line from the top of the climbing wall to the other side of the lake. We owe a debt of gratitude to Lee Hamilton, who cleared trees and brush to make the project possible. The campers had a blast on the zip line and we think that it is a great addition to Sunset Bible Camp.

  The improvements of the Sunset Rising campaign are complete. We made improvements to the campus in the form of insulating the North Dorms. This will greatly improve the cooling and heating of the dorms and save the camp money. There were dividers installed in the bathrooms and showers of the North Dorm and Kings Dorm allowing for privacy of the campers and sponsors. We had many positive comments regarding the new stalls. The swimming pool was remodeled and re-plastered allowing for more swimmers to be in the pool. The swimming pool was one of the original structures and was in great need of maintenance. The camp also purchased a second mower to replace the one that finally gave out last summer. The grounds look well-kept and pretty.

  Thank you to the Deans, sponsors and volunteers that make it happen each year. It cannot be done without you! There was a total of 741 campers for the 2016 season and 16 baptisms. 2nd Grade Day Camp raised $238 for Sunset Bible Camp. The 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th Graders raised $1489.75 for Voice of the Martyrs a ministry that serves the persecuted Church around the world. The 7th & 8th Grade and High School camp raised $1549.46 for Blackbox International a ministry that helps sex trafficked boys. It is a blessing to see that our young people are thinking of others and want to help. The mission’s experience during camp, gives them the opportunity to learn about what is happening outside of their environment.

  We are truly blessed to have this wonderful facility to not only have fun, but to teach about Christ and His Church. Thank you for partnering with Sunset Bible Camp and helping us do our part of the Great Commission.

Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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