Other News

Middle School Week has been moved to a new date to get away from the end of the school year.  The date in 2015 will be June 21-26.  Also, Randal Myers with be stepping aside as Coordinator and will be replaced by John Watson, the new Youth & Family Minister at Highlands Church of Christ.

Bay Area/South Florida Week has new Coordinators.  Chad Barron moved out of state & Joel Singleton has a new role at the NW St. Pete congregation that will keep him too busy to continue as Coordinator.  Taking their places are Charles Ramsey (Sunset Church of Christ) and Eddie Capiro (Griffin Road Church of Christ).  Both are long-time staff at this session and will do a great job.

Two of CFBC’s Board members resigned this month.  Bill Rider, who served since 1986, stepped down because his work schedule prevents him from serving as he would like.  Cletus Stutzman also resigned due to health issues.  Cletus was our longest serving Board member, having been appointed back in 1969.  The contribution of these men to CFBC is immeasurable.  They will be missed


Projects in the Works

In addition to many small projects that are currently in progress or planned for the Sojourners to complete, we have two projects that we need your help with:

Zip Line Improvements

Our Zip Line will be undergoing some changes soon.  We have a 45’ pole that will be set, the line raised, new towers built and a braking system installed.  The length will remain at over 1,000’, so we will still be one of the longest in the state of Florida.  The new and improved line should be ready for WinterCamp in January.  The total cost should be less than $4,000.

Office Roof & Storage Room

The roof of the camp office is in bad shape and needs to be replaced.  It has several bad leaks, despite multiple attempts to fix them.  Additionally, we need some more space especially for storage of games, activities and t-shirts.  Plans are currently being drawn for a redesigned roof and an additional room.  Although we don’t have the final figures yet, we anticipate a cost in excess of $40,000. 

Can You Help?

Your tax-deductible gift will insure we can complete these two projects in a timely manner.  Send your donation in the enclosed self-addressed envelope.  Thank you so much for partnering with us.


Ladies' Auxiliary Group is Organizing

For several years, various ladies from around the state have discussed the possibility of forming a Ladies' Auxiliary group to promote and support the activities here at CFBC. We are happy to announce that our first congregational chapter is now a reality and, in fact, has scheduled their first fundraising event.

The proposed Bylaws, which will be discussed and finalized at the Ladies' Retreat in October, describe the organizational structure of the group. Auxiliary Officers and an Executive Board will be selected and serve to coordinate the activities the group will undertake.

In addition to a state-wide organization, the hope is to have a Ladies' Auxiliary chapter in most congregations. Each chapter will ensure that CFBC events are announced and promoted locally, keeping in mind of course that the church's activities have the priority. They will also work within guidelines the state membership will set to have one or more fundraising events at their home congregation. The funds raised will be periodically turned over to the CFBC Board of Directors to be spent on a project of the Auxiliary's choosing.

As was mentioned earlier, the first congregational chapter has already been formed. About a dozen ladies at the Orange Avenue Church of Christ in Eustis have selected a Coordinator (Deb Taylor) and a Co-Coordinator (Chris Beech). They also have planned their first fundraising event: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" scheduled for April 27th. A description of this event can be viewed here.

Ladies, please consider forming a Ladies' Auxiliary chapter in your congregation. If you would like more information about its purpose or ideas on events, please call Ron at the camp office (352.357.6316).



Summer Camp registration is Now Open

Flyers for our 2013 Summer Camp sessions were mailed recently and our online registration system is open and ready. In addition to our usual 9 sessions of camp, we have added a 10th session called FaithWorks Camp for teens and youth groups.

The schedule for the summer is as follows:

June 9-15 Teen Week  ($205; Grade 9 - Age 19)
June 16-22 Bay Area/South Florida Week  ($190; Grade 6 - Age 18)
June 23-26 FaithWorks Camp  ($95; Completed Grades 5-12)
June 30-July 6 Thornhill/Mullins Week  ($190; Ages 10-18)
July 7-13 Rucker Week  ($190; Ages 10-18)
July 14-19 Middle School Week  ($195; Entering Grades 6-9)
July 21-27 Brackett/Jenkins Week  ($190; Ages 10-18)
July 27-31 Upward Bound: An Intense Spiritual Growth Experience  ($130; Ages 14-18)
August 1-3 Kindergarten - Grade 5  ($95)
August 4-8 Estrada Week  ($130; Ages 10-18)


What is FaithWorks Camp?

Our newest session, FaithWorks Camp, will be a 3-day work camp experience for teens (just completed Grades 5-12) - a wonderful opportunity to learn to LOVE, to SERVE and to REACH OUT to others.

Campers will travel each day to area congregations, where service projects will be completed for deserving families who are not members of the Lord's church. These families will have been selected by the local congregation in an effort to reach out to them and create an opportunity to share the gospel with them.

Work to be accomplished will include projects such as yard work, painting, clean-up and possibly some minor repairs. Each team of campers will be supervised by at least two counselors.

In addition to the regular items campers are required to bring (bedding, towels, etc.), FaithWorks campers should also bring clothing appropriate to work in, such as, closed-toed shoes, work gloves, etc.


Plan to be with us this Summer

Whether you can join us for one session or several, make plans now to spend part of your summer at CFBC. You'll have FUN, make FRIENDS, and increase your FAITH.


Golf Tournament Scheduled for April 20

Our 9th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th, at the Black Bear Golf Club located right next door to the camp. As you may recall, this club is where we started out 9 years ago, but due to a change in ownership, we had to move to other courses. The latest owners have asked us to return and we are delighted to do so.

Players can expect a great day of fun, food, fellowship and some really great prizes! Take a look at how the day will shape out...

  • 7:00 a.m.  Registration at the Black Bear clubhouse
    • Coffee & Jane's cinnamon rolls
    • Goodie bags distributed
  • 7:45 a.m.  Putting Contest
  • 8:30 a.m.  Shotgun Start. The tournament is a scramble, best ball format.
    • Multiple hole-in-one prizes and opportunities
    • Longest drive contest
    • Straightest drive contest
    • Closest to pin contest
  • 1:00 p.m.  BBQ Lunch served back at the camp
    • Teams will be divided into 2 Flights based upon their final scores
    • 1st & 2nd Place prizes awarded in each Flight
    • Prizes awarded to each of the contest winners
    • Multiple door prizes given out

We solicit your support! You can participate in one of several ways...

  • Player ($75): includes 18 holes of golf, cart, goodie bag, snacks, BBQ lunch & chances to win great prizes
  • Hole Sponsor ($150): includes a sponsorship sign in the course & recognition in the tournament program, camp literature & camp website
  • Corporate Sponsor ($425): includes a Hole Sponsorship plus a 4-player team registration - a $25 savings.

For those of you who are traveling from a distance, we have cabins available Friday night, if you desire. Just indicate this when you register or call the office to reserve space.

Make plans to be with us on April 20th. You can register by going online (click here) or by calling the camp office (352.357.6316).