Find your adventure:
Families. Youth. Individuals. Groups.
Camp Bighorn is a Christian adventure camp that began in 1985. Founded by the Columbia Baptist Conference (now Converge NW), Bighorn serves churches, groups, and individuals both inside and out of our conference. Since the beginning, we have seen the Lord use the outdoor environment to change the lives of young and old and equip many for leadership and service in Church, inter-cultural, and wilderness ministries.
Camp Bighorn is a year-round ministry. In the summer we're busy with Adventure Camps, but the rest of the year is geared towards our gap-year program - Journey, and weekends are busy with hosting retreats and Venture expeditions. We desire to transform our culture through the empowering of Christian leaders who are passionate about pursuing God’s calling in their lives.
Is the individual’s Biblical response and responsibility to God and others.
Our vision is the development of godly character resulting in participants and staff who become leaders for serving churches and reaching communities.
The mission of Camp Bighorn is to steward environments that are conducive to the work of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and developing Kingdom leaders.
In accomplishing the purpose, mission and vision, it is the philosophy of Camp Bighorn to emphasize relationships. Knowing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ speaks to people and not to facilities or programs, three main strengths within the camping program will be used: Discipleship, Small Groups, and Changed Environments. The programs will be designed and staffed in such a way as to emphasize:
Grace over Law
Discretion over Rules
Education over Entertainment
Involvement over Observation
Practical over Theoretical
Process over Product
Hospitality over Efficiency
Challenge over Complacency
Excellence over Adequate
People over Performance
The strategy is summed in the Scripture verse of 1 Peter 3:15, “…but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence…” It is our understanding that environments with unknown outcomes surface questions in which to share hope. Bighorn will steward environments where questions surface and hope is shared.