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Our Ministries

CAMP-of-the-WOODS is owned and operated by Gospel Volunteers, Inc. CAMP-of-the-WOODS is a year-round Christian family resort and conference center located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, whose mission is to present the Biblical truths of Jesus Christ, develop Christian leaders, strengthen the faith of individuals and families, and promote global evangelism. Every decision made at Camp reflects one of these four principles.

With a rich tradition of service and excellence, CAMP-of-the-WOODS strives to build up the body of Christ through its five ministry arms:


From late June to Labor Day, CAMP-of-the-WOODS provides week-long vacation packages. Daily, guests have the opportunity to be challenged spiritually by outstanding chapel and seminar speakers, plus participate in a variety of recreational activities.


CAMP-of-the-WOODS is a year round, full-service conference center that hosts a variety of church and Christian ministry retreats including men, women, youth, college, couples, and leadership retreats. Groups range in size from 25 to 1,300. Groups bring speakers and plan their own programs, while Camp provides great food, upscale lodging, spacious meeting rooms, and state-of-the-art recreational facilities. We offer both adult and youth weekends, with specific services and menus for each.


Tapawingo is an island camp for girls ages 9-17. With programming and teaching aimed specifically at the needs of young women, Tapawingo promises to be a blessing to all campers. The mission of Tapawingo is "to clearly and lovingly glorify, communicate and uplift Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through personal example, meaningful activity, biblical direction and Christ-centered relationships in a safe and friendly environment that promotes fun, learning, growth and development."

LIFT (Leaders in Further Training)

As affirmed in our mission statement, CAMP-of -the-WOODS is also committed to 'developing Christian leaders'. To accomplish this important goal, the LIFT (Leaders In Further Training) program was started. This intense discipleship program is set in an atmosphere conducive to the spiritual growth of the believer. It is an incredible opportunity for young adults.


We support 14 active and 6 retired missionaries along with numerous missions projects that spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ around the world.

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