Harvey Cedars is not "just a summer camp.” God has expanded the opportunities for ministering to teens, adults, and families to the point where the Conference is used year-round. Christian schools, church leadership teams, women’s retreats, singles, seniors, home school families—all of these use Harvey Cedars as the place where Christ can meet people and change lives. That’s the good news! The hard part was having enough space for several groups to be accommodated simultaneously or for large groups to have places where they can have break-out sessions.
God's provision through our donors' generosity during the Next Steps campaign allowed us to add rooms and an elevator to Bayview Lodge and gave us the opportunity to create more meeting spaces. The renovation of the old gym resulted in the creation of a lounge and game room for families and teens ("The Avenue") and a large group meeting space ("The Cedars").
Further donations allowed us to renovate the chapel. Under this part of the Major Improvements campaign we gave the chapel a makeover - improved the lighting and technology, repainted the walls and ceiling, replaced the seating, and added new window treatments. Changes to the stage were made to make it more flexible when staging events. The newly renovated chapel was dedicated in a service during which Rev. Al Oldham was honored by the naming of the building: Oldham Chapel.
Now we are in the midst of our Stepping Up Campaign to provide new and improved staff housing for our Summer Staff. It can also be used during non-summer months as additional housing for teen ministry and family ministry. Our plans are to construct a new Girls' Dorm unit that includes meeting space and staff parent housing, a fire sprinkler system for the existing girls' chapel dorm, and the renovation of the chapel dorm to become the boys' dorm.
Contact Jon at 609-494-5689 ext. 617 for more information.
There are many other ways to contribute to Harvey Cedars Bible Conference including donating to our general fund, the Summer Staff Program, or Guest Scholarships. Scholarships enable those with limited incomes to participate in our events. Donations to the Major Improvements account benefit the staff housing project as well as other building needs.
Please use the link below to donate.