In 1965, an idea was born to have a Bible Camp in the area. In 1968, a 212 acre farm on Sand Hill Lake was purchased. The next year, Hill River Tabernacle was donated to the camp and was moved to the property thanks to men from Fosston. A basement was built underneath it courtesy of the Breckenridge crew (this building remains the little chapel and kitchen). Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp was formed.
The first youth camp was held in 1969. By 1971, 269 people were registered for family camp and the chapel was outgrown. Until a larger chapel could be built, a tent was rented and was placed on the ball field to hold meetings. By 1976, there were 5 dorm buildings, and a large chapel built lakeside.
Through the years came a large addition to the old chapel (now the Chalet) and many more improvements made to the property. Other original buildings remaining at the camp include the old farmhouse (guest house) and the granary (now called "the Red Barn") containing the upper room (a multipurpose room) and a lower level with guest lodging formerly known as "girls grace."
We will promote faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, as personal Savior through Christ-centered camps, retreats, meetings, Bible learning, prayer and any other functions related to religious activities, fellowship and educational purposes.
To be a place for individuals, families and groups to come together and get away from the craziness of life and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the solidarity of a place away from it all. To offer a great facility for people to come together for family reunions, birthday parties, retreats, meetings, group getaways and even personal solitude.
What We Believe
This Corporation shall serve to promote the following tenants of faith:
3.1. The Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
John 16:13; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2:13
3.2. That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16
3.3. In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:1,14; 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:9
3.3.1. His virgin birth. Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34, 35; Isaiah 7:14
3.3.2. His sinless life, II Cor. 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27; I John 3:5; I Peter 2:22
3.3.3. His miracles, Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2
3.3.4. His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, Colossians 1:14, 20;
Romans 5:8, 9; Ephesians 1:7
3.3.5.His bodily resurrection, I Cor. 15:3,4; Luke 24:4-7; 36-4 Rev 1:17-18
3.3.6. His ascension to the right hand of the Father. Acts 2:33; 5:30-31; I Peter 3:22
3.3.7. And His personal return in power and glory.
Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; I Thess. 1:10, 4:13-18; John 14:1-3
3.4. That Justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is
absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful Man.
Romans 3:24, 25; John 3:3-7; I John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-16; Rev. 5:9; Acts 4:12; I Cor. 6:11
3.5. The prime agency for the work of God's Kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the
sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ. To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of
Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Acts 2:41-47; 16:4, 5; Matthew 16:18, 28:18-20; Ephesians
1:22,23; I Cor. 11:23-26; I Cor.12
3.6. In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as an
experience distinct from regeneration; His indwelling, by which the Christian is enabled
to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting and empowering of the Church for it's work, life and worship. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; 10:44-46; I Cor. 12,14
3.7. In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate His Kingdom, in the resurrection of both the saved
and the lost; those who are saved unto resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the
resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-29; Mark 14:62; II Thess. 1:2-10; Rev. 1:5-7; 20:4,5, 11-12
3.8. In the Spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 17:11, 21-23; Romans 12:4,5;