Camp Through The Years

(work in progress)


  • Senior Week (July 3 – July 8, 2023)
  • Junior Week (July 9 – July 13, 2023)

2022Live The Salt Life

  • Senior Week
    • Todd & Tammy Walker stand in as interim directors
    • Sara Whittemore starts as kitchen director
  • Junior Week
    • Kevin & Sara Rhoton retire as junior week directors

2021Faith Over Fear

  • Senior Week
    • Todd & Suzee Hall retire as directors
    • Belinda Loughmiller retires as kitchen director after 25 years
  • Junior Week


  • Camp is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2019 Born For This

  • Senior Week
  • Junior Week

2018 The Greatest of These is Love

  • Senior Week
  • Junior Week

2017 More Than Conquerors

  • Senior Week
  • Junior Week
    • Kevin & Sara Rhoton become directors

2016 Blessed

  • Senior Week
  • Junior Week
    • Ty & Ryan Bacon retire as directors

2015 Be Strong

  • Senior Week
    • Senior week has a record-breaking 204 campers
    • Brenda King becomes senior week nurse
  • Junior Week
    • Junior week has a record-breaking 162 campers
    • Kristie Maudlin retires as junior week kitchen director

2014 God Fits!

  • Senior Week
  • Junior Week
  • “Stacy King Memorial Fund” is established

2013 Impossible is Nothing!

  • Senior Week
    • Greg & Stacy King become senior week sports directors
  • Junior Week

2012 Life Under the Sun

  • Senior Week
    • At 112 degrees, senior week endures the hottest camp on record
    • Judy Marchbanks becomes senior week nurse
  • Junior Week
    • Junior week expands to 10 teams with a record-breaking 133 campers

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