Camp Bethel was founded in 1944 by a group of Conservative Baptist Churches. The camp is now governed by an inter-denominational like-minded board of 13 members (one from each member church) and an executive committee. The camp is operated by two full-time families. We hire approximately 18 seasonal volunteers to serve as our summer staff each year for 9 weeks during Summer Camp.
Yes, we're open year around. So, if you're a church of like faith is looking for a place to hold a Youth Retreat, Ladies Retreat, Men's Retreat or a Church wide Family Retreat, we would be excited to host your retreat. For more information about pricing, please go to our "Rentals" tab or to contact us, go to "Contact Us" tab.
We offer all kinds of activities which can be found listed on our "Rentals" Tab. We also have our own lighted sledding hill for your winter fun!
Feel free to contact us to make an appointment to come and check us out. We would love to meet you.
Camp Bethel seeks, through its camps and programs, to meet the spiritual needs of its campers by providing Biblical instruction, social interaction, recreational activities, good food, rest and mental stimulation to the end that campers will have a personal relationship through Jesus Christ and experience growth in their Christian life.
Camp Bethel is a Christian camp and retreat facility. This corporation receives the Scripture as the Inspired Word of God and is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. Its understanding of Biblical truths as therein contained is expressed by the following declaration of Faith.
-We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men Divinely Inspired, and that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We do not believe God has inspired any other revelation, modern day or current (II Timothy 3:16-17).
-We believe there is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. Not just in purpose, but in eternal existence. There has only ever existed one God and He will only ever be the only God (Mt. 28:19, Lk. 3:22, Jn 10:30, Jn. 14:9-11 &26, 1 Cor. 12:4-6, 2 Cor. 13:14, Col. 2:9, Isa. 9:6).
-We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We further believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and the second death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Matt. 7:9-11, Matt. 6:9-15, Ex. 15:11, Psa. 139:1-4, Gen, 1, Jn. 14:6).
-We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, of virgin birth, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His visible return to the world according to His promises (John 1:1; Matthew 1:18,25; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 9:15-22; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 9:27-28).
-We believe in the Holy Spirit who is of the very essence of God and who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, and empower those who believe in Jesus Christ (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14).
-We believe that every human being can only have a direct relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son, and that God offers forgiveness, redemption, and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ - for He makes us a new creature; the old is passed away; behold all things are made new by Him. Therefore, each individual is directly responsible to God alone in all matters of faith (Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11, Jn. 14:6, 2 Cor. 5:17, Eph. 2:18).
-We believe that all human beings by nature and by choice are sinners, but that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. For, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. We believe, therefore, that those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God's presence, and those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God (Rom 5:8, John 3:16, Rev 20:11-15).
-We believe in the church – a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, immersed in a credible confession of faith not based on human emotions or design, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that each church must be free from interference by any political authority (Rom. 12:5, Col. 1:18, Eph. 2:10, Phil. 2:1-2).
-We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as either male or female as witnessed at birth. These two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. Therefore, changing ones gender is sinful (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Romans 12:1-2).
-We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman here on this present earth only, in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
-We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, transexual behavior, incest, or use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10).
-We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Camp Bethel.
-We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. Any attempt to abort or terminate a human life is sinful (Ps. 139).
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Camp Bethel as a part of the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to Camp Bethel’s employees, volunteers, and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Camp Bethel in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, or choose to rent the facility, agree to, and abide by this Statement of Faith as their personal convictions as witnessed by others (Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22).
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Camp Bethel’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Camp Bethel’s Board of Directors will be the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s application.
Tim & Charmaine Huff
Executive Director: Tim Huff
Head Cook: Charmaine Huff
Jan, Jamie, Wyatt, Clayton, Emily & Audrey Didrickson
Facilities Manager: Jan Didrickson
Administrative Assistant: Jamie Didrickson
President: Stephen Katz
Vice President: Mike Forman
Treasurer: John Tollakson
Secretary: Amy McLain
Member-at-large: Collin Amick
Board of Directors
Barbara Anne Greene – Basin, WY
Jeff Brown – Billings, MT
Larry Woolston – Broadus, MT
Jeff Wing – Buffalo, WY
Adam Shaffer – Cody, WY
Collin Amick – Dayton, WY
David Adamek – Lovell, WY
Charles Heidenreich – Riverton, WY
Brian Hamilton – Sheridan, WY
Miles McNair – Powell, WY
Forrest Smith – Powell, WY
None - Worland, WY
Cindy Denton- Thermopolis, WY