A “Good Steward” Award recipient in the area of children’s / youth spaces, this Assemblies of God facility in Sparks, OK, has 16 modern cabins — each 6,000 square feet — with four large bunk rooms surrounding a central commons area.
- Each cabin houses 64 campers and staff.
- A large dining hall with a modern kitchen can feed 1,000 campers.
- The camp has five outdoor basketball courts, five sand volleyball courts and five “high-five football” courts.
Its ponds offer fishing, swimming, paddle boats and the “blob” water feature, a large air-filled inflatable rubber tube floating on the water onto which campers can jump from a 20-foot tower.
According to Rachael Rowland, marketing director at Broken Arrow, OK-based Churches By Daniels (who built the facility), this camp was needed because the church dropout rate among young people is highest just after high school graduation, and second highest during junior high school.
— Reporting by RaeAnn Slaybaugh