Camp Through The Years

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2023Iron Sharpens Iron

2022Live The Salt Life

2021Faith Over Fear

  • Senior Week
    • Todd & Suzee Hall retire as Senior Week Directors
    • Belinda Loughmiller retires as Kitchen Director after 25 years
    • Senior Week Pictures
  • Junior Week


  • Camp is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2019 Born For This

2018 The Greatest of These is Love

2017 More Than Conquerors

2016 Blessed

2015 Be Strong

2014 God Fits!

2013 Impossible is Nothing!

2012 Life Under the Sun

2011 Making a Difference

2010 Rising Above

  • Tyson & Ryan Bacon become MSC Junior Week Directors
  • Scott & Tina Mitchell become Junior Week Sports Directors
  • Kristie Maudlin becomes junior week kitchen director
  • Laura Tackett becomes junior week “craft lady”
  • Senior Week Pictures
  • Junior Week Pictures

2009 F.R.O.G.  (Fully Relying on God)

  • MSC Sr. Week introduces “Ten Flags Day”
  • Julie Essary becomes senior week “craft lady”
  • Carla Cook retires from junior week “craft lady”
  • Kelsey Wynne Harris “On Eagles’ Wings Award” is established and first recipient is Emily Shaffer
  • “Ron Walker Memorial Campership Award” is established and first recipient is Jacob Dispennett
  • Senior Week Pictures

2008 In God We Trust

  • Todd & Susan Hall become MSC Senior Week Directors
  • Simon & Teresa Harris become senior week sports directors
  • Ellen Hunter becomes junior week nurse
  • Senior Week Pictures

2007 Hit The Mark

  • Shakamak upgrades group campground to include air conditioning and in-cabin showers
  • Senior Week Pictures

2006 – What Goes Around, Comes Around

  • Sharron Dorn retires after 25 years as camp nurse
  • Andy Dickey begins 4-year run as junior week sports director
  • Compadres are introduced at MSC

2005 Sr. Week – Better You Than Me / Jr. Week – Different Is Good

2004 Sr. Week – Get a Life! / Jr. Week – Run The Race

  • Jason & Melodie Dorn become MSC junior week directors

2003 Sr. Week – In, Not Of / Jr. Week – A Good Name is to be Chosen Rather Than Riches

2002 Sr. WeekLight The Fire / Jr. Week – Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

2001 Rock Solid

2000 Sr. Week – Live It 24×7 / Jr. Week – Whatever Your Hand Finds to Do, Do It With All Your Might

  • MSC splits into MSC senior week (ages 12-18) and MSC junior week (ages 8-11)
  • Scott & Lisa Bryan are first directors of MSC junior week
  • Mitzi Parsons becomes first junior week kitchen director
  • Cabin 2 Pillow Fight Championship begins at MSC junior week
  • Senior Week Videos

1999The Power of 1

  • The “Rick Hubartt Memorial Award” (Reaching Higher Award) is established and Chad Troxell is first recipient

1998WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?)

  • John & Ellen Wright retire from longtime sports staff, concessions, campfires & cabin maintenance

1997Happiness Is The Lord

  • Mark & Rita Newton become MSC directors
  • Don Dew begins 6-year run as sports director
  • Myra Dew begins 6-year reign as “craft lady”
  • Belinda & Mike Loughmiller assume kitchen director duties
  • Teams are once again identified as colors instead of animal names

1996Leadership (?)


  • The “Sam Pock Memorial Award” (Rookie of the Year) is established and Amanda Carpenter is the first recipient.

1994Let Me Be a Good Follower

1993What I Am Makes A Difference


  • MSC begins its annual trip to Six Flags
  • MSC rents paddle boats because the camp’s canoes had been stolen
  • Teams are first identified as animal names
  • The “Mike Hall Memorial Scholarship” is established




  • Cabin 2 Pillow Fight Championship begins


  • The first running of the “Blind Man Relay”
  • Jerry & Vinny Price begin their tenure as permanent camp staff


  • Annual team “Lip Sync Competition” begins
  • Julian Owens begins 24-year run on the sports staff

1986Overcoming Goliaths in Life

  • MSC holds its one and only “Little 5­00” tricycle race
  • Becky & Clay Curtis begin 12-year run as kitchen directors
  • Lydia Owens begins her near 25-year reign as “craft lady”



  • MSC moves to Shakamak State Park in Jasonville, Indiana under the direction of Steve & Connie Niemeier
  • Ron Walker begins 4-year reign as sports director
  • The first “Junior Olympics” are held, introducing the infamous Obstacle Course
  • MSC begins its annual trip to Holiday World



  • July 11-17, 1982
  • MSC is established for youth ages 10-18 in Brown County, Indiana under the direction of Bob & Charlotte Dickey
  • Marilyn & Linton Ward begin 3-year reign as kitchen directors
  • Eddie Curtis was named MSC’s first-ever “Camper of the Year”
  • The “Shirley Stauffer Memorial Scholarship” is established