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Summer 2020


Breathe Free.

We understand how hectic life can get.  At Gitche Gumee Bible Camp we provide a time for you and your family to get away from it all.  Free from unnecessary distractions and noise, Gitche Gumee allows you to focus on your Savior, Jesus Christ, while surrounded by the beauty of the world God created.


Costs and Accommodations

Your Stay.

Beautiful Cabins and Campsites  

  • Sit down and unpack your bags and worries in one of our 50+ accommodation options. 

Daily Bible Meetings  

  • Grow and learn together as a family. Leave recharged. 

Home-style Meals

  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy fresh home-style meals.  Put on your stretchy pants, we've got this.  

Exciting Programs 

  • From arts and crafts, to activities like hiking, swimming at Gitche Gumee's own beach property, mountain biking, taking off-campus excursions, berry picking, and tons of local sightseeing available, it's easy to find things to do at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp, even if that means kicking back and taking a nice afternoon nap. 


  • We provide opportunities for you to attend our morning and evening meetings while allowing your children to enjoy a program of their own. 

    • ​Nursery (0-4yr)- Your child will enjoy great age appropriate opportunities to have fun and interact with other children.

    • Juniors (5-12yr)- We provide a VBS-style program for your child during regularly scheduled meeting times.

What to Bring

  • No need to bring the kitchen sink; we've got that. We also provide sheets, pillows, and blankets. Just bring towels for both beach and room use, clothes for cold and warm weather, and smiles to pass around! 


John Blodgett - Bible Speaker

July 4-10

John Blodgett is the Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Elkhart, In. He has served as a Senior Pastor in Wisconsin, Michigan and for 21 years at FBC of Elkhart. John and his wife Colleen have four married children with 17 grandchildren. John is passionate about preaching God's Word and ministering to the local church. Currently, he is directing the missions program at FBC, preaching at FBC and helping churches without pastors gain stability and be positioned to find a new pastor. John also serves on the board at Cedarville University. 

Dave Drullingerr - Missionary Speaker

July 4-10

Dave Drullinger; ABWE missionary to South Africa since 2008. I serve as an associate pastor of the Mountain View Baptist Church in Somerset West, a suburb of Cape Town. My responsibilities are to oversee Adult Education including giving direction to our Ministry Training Centre. The Centre is designed for educating and equipping believers for the work of the local church.


I provide Teacher Training Workshops for the Biblical Center for Pastors (BTCP)/Atlanta, Georgia. BTCP is designed to provide Bible and theology training for pastors and church leaders in the townships who have little or no access to formal training.


I also serve as the station pastor for the Strand Fire Department which includes the main station and two substations.


I have two children and four grandchildren.

Chris Finchum-Bible Speaker

July 11-17

Just over 2 years ago Chris and Laurie felt led of the Lord to relocate their family from Florida to California to plant a church in one of the most unchurched regions of the country. On January 27, 2019 Citywalk Church held its first service in Yuba City, California. Since the start of the church several people have come to faith and have begun to take steps in their walk with Jesus. Today Chris serves as the Lead Pastor  and Laurie serves as the Creative Director. They live in Yuba City with their 3 children Austin (17), Juleah (14), and Kate (6).

Bruce Edgar- Missionary Speaker

July 11-17

Bruce grew up in Lakeland, FL. He began attending camps in early elementary school and began working at CBM Ministries Camp Gilead as a Counselor through his high school and college years. Camp provided valuable experience in teaching and evangelism. Missionaries each summer contributed to an interest in overseas missions.  Bruce continued to work at Camp Gilead with is wife, Laura, during the summers after he began teaching high school, leading the kitchen worker program. Bruce and Laura and their children, Peter and Emma, worked during the summers at Camp Gilead until they left for the mission field of Nicaragua in 2006. They have since been back to camp to speak as chapel and missionary speakers when they were home on furlough. Bruce and Laura are now in their 14th year serving in Nicaragua doing camp ministry and theological education with ABWE.

Dr. Jim Bennett - Bible Speaker

July 18-24

Jim has held a variety of faculty and administrative positions at public and private universities over the last 27 years. His international work and ministry has taken him to six continents and nearly fifty countries to work with governments, universities, NGOs, and Christian organizations. His frequent ministry to young adults and families has been complemented by the many opportunities he’s had to train national pastors and bi-vocational Christian workers in countries where Christ-followers face systemic persecution. In addition to his educational work in the US and around the world, he serves as a Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington DC.

Dr. Chris Gnanakan-Missionary Speaker

July 18-24


Brad Carpenter- Bible Speaker

July 25-31

Brad is a farm boy from Michigan, went to high school in Illinois and college in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is NOT a Packer fan. He has a BA in youth ministry from Bethel University where he met and married the amazing Olivia. They moved to California in a rented U-Haul in the year 2000. He studied theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL (MA) before returning to California to be ordained in 2006.


There are three crazy and creative Carpenter kids: Flannery, Asher and Story. Brad loves live theater, running, home renovation and wrestling with his kids. For pleasure he reads Flannery O’Connor, Wendell Berry, Gary D. Schmidt and young adult fiction. Brad and Olivia love Netflix, ice cream and improv comedy.

Andy Giessman- Missionary Speaker

July 25-31

Andy Giessman is the founder and executive director of Addison's Walk - a unique college ministry located in Scranton, PA. Andy has over 20 years of youth ministry and pastoral experience that he brings to his teaching. He holds advanced degrees in theology and philosophy and he teaches both at the University of Scranton. Andy is in demand to speak at camps, retreats, churches, youth groups, and colleges across the country. He and his wife Becky, and their two children live in Scranton. 

Andy is on an eternal quest to discover the world's greatest "big sandwich" aka hoagie, grinder, sub. Seriously, he is. 

John Bouquet - Bible Speaker

August 1-7

Pastor John A. Bouquet has served the Gospel ministry of Jesus Christ at the Bethel Baptist Church in Savannah, Ohio since November 1982. 

Pastor John, as he is known in the community is the senior pastor of a multi pastoral staff and a diverse congregation. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a B.A. in Bible and a Master’s degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the Sandberg Leadership Center “Pastors of Excellence” program from ATS.

Pastor John and his wife, Sherry, were married in 1989 and have 3 boys: Andre’, Austin and Brandon and one daughter, Gabrielle.  They live in Ashland, Ohio and count it a privilege to serve the Living Lord together. Pastor John has been adjunct professor with the Word of Life Bible Institute with campus’ in Schroon Lake, New York and Hudson, Florida. He has been speaking at the Inn/Family Campground since 1989 and teaching at the Bible Institute since 1991. He is active in a group of evangelical pastor’s in Ashland County and serves as the local chairman of the National Day of Prayer. Pastor John’s life verse is Matthew 6:33, “Seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Rob Phillips-Bible Speaker

August 8-14


(*This week will be run differently from our other weeks of camp in that there are only morning meetings, and there are not GG sponsored trips or on campus activities each day)

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5 Weeks of Fresh Air.

The hard part - Picking which one

July 4-10     July 11-17       July 18-24        July 25-31        August 1-7   August 8-14

                                                                                                                         (*modified week)


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