Mission and Purpose

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with the thankfulness. See to it no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
Colossians 2: 6-8

What is C.A.M.P.S.?

CAMPS is a ministry to youth with a mission:

The CAMPS mission is realized through staff members who form a community of people working together. This community is made up of individuals who love Christ, have a personal relationship with Him, and a desire to live and spread His Good News. These individuals are dedicated to their own spiritual growth and to know, love, and serve Christ in many and convincing ways. Worship, personal prayer and devotions, faith sharing, and Bible study are part of their lives. They are unambiguous Christian disciples. They do not live segmented lives, giving some time to God, some time to school, work, or business, while keeping parts to themselves. They live their lives in the presence of God under His authority and for His honor and glory! This is what the Christian life is all about.


Lakeside Christian Camp & Retreat Center
195 Cloverdale Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413-447-8930
Fax: 413-447-8934

Lakeside is set in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Overlooking Richmond Pond, Lakeside is nestled among open meadows, wooded trails, and glorious mountain views. Lakeside is easily accessible from throughout New England and New York. Just 9-miles from the Massachusetts Turnpike, Lakeside is less than an hour from Albany, Springfield, and Hartford, and under three hours from Boston and New York City.

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