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. . . toted pillows and sleeping bags, and loaded up the bus with Arlin and Beka Horton as their camp leaders.
They drove 26 miles north of Pensacola to Mt. Calvary Camp, where they swam in a spring-fed
pool, fished at the lake, competed in team games, and were spiritually refreshed through
preaching. God blessed those old-fashioned camp meetings, and more campers attended each summer.
It took on a Western look along with a new pool, additional buildings and improvements, and
thirty adjacent acres. But by the 1990s, the camp needed larger, extensive renovations, and
plans were drawn up for an all-new camp. Spacious cabins, the woodsy Rec Room and the
open high ceilings in Chapel o’ the Pines are some of the amenities that campers still
Just as it was back in 1953, it’s a place where children can take part in a week of outdoor fun and experience the life-changing love of Christ.
Camp o’ the Pines has been a spiritual turning point in many lives—some for salvation, some for Christian growth, and some for dedication to God. Only eternity will reveal the many decisions made and the lives changed at Camp o’ the Pines.