Lone Star Camp Improvements and Upgrades
ATHENS, TEX. – Lone Star Camp is a year-round ministry in the Piney Woods of East Texas with a passion for evangelism and 2022 is lining up to be a banner year for Lone Star Camp. Recently, we welcomed the Southwestern Union’s Children’s Ministry training event and the North America Division First Lego League Robotics Competition. We’re excited and pushing forward to our first Camp Meeting in two years here at the Southwest Region Conference!
This year we witnessed the completion of an outdoor amphitheater with outdoor lighting and sound. Capable of holding 300 persons, the amphitheater stair steps down from the cafeteria and overlooks Jones Lake. We have increased warehousing with a new metal storage building and dedicated storage for our youth department. In an effort to boost our activities, a new archery center is planned for this year’s summer camps, with the concrete pad already poured.
As technology changes, we have increased our Wi-Fi bandwidth and streaming capabilities to one gig in all meeting facilities. We are upgrading our audiovisual equipment in the Adult Pavilion and Gymnasium with new sound systems and video walls. This allows us to provide all meeting spaces with designated sound systems and video interfaces.
Care is being taken to highlight the beauty of the campgrounds with area illumination and tree uplighting, along with landscaping projects at the entrance and welcome center. Under construction now, with completion anticipated this fall, is our first mini-lodge. The mini-lodge is a two-story design, with a central meeting space and full kitchen available upstairs, along with an additional meeting or living space. It will also feature eight hotel-style rooms able to accommodate six to eight individuals.
Lone Star Camp has been blessed to continue its growth each year, and we look forward to seeing what good things God has planned for our future.
By Robert Allen