In 1965, an idea was born to have a Bible Camp in the area. In 1968, a 212 acre farm on Sand Hill Lake was purchased. The next year, Hill River Tabernacle was donated to the camp and was moved to the property thanks to men from Fosston. A basement was built underneath it courtesy of the Breckenridge crew (this building remains the little chapel and kitchen). Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp was formed.

The first youth camp was held in 1969. By 1971, 269 people were registered for family camp and the chapel was outgrown. Until a larger chapel could be built, a tent was rented and was placed on the ball field to hold meetings. By 1976, there were 5 dorm buildings, and a large chapel built lakeside.

Through the years came a large addition to the old chapel (now the Chalet) and many more improvements made to the property. Other original buildings remaining at the camp include the old farmhouse (guest house) and the granary (now called "the Red Barn") containing the upper room (a multipurpose room) and a lower level with guest lodging formerly known as "girls grace." 

Our Purpose

We will promote faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, as personal Savior through Christ-centered camps, retreats, meetings, Bible learning, prayer and any other functions related to religious activities, fellowship and educational purposes. 

Our Vision

To be a place for individuals, families and groups to come together and get away from the craziness of life and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the solidarity of a place away from it all. To offer a great facility for people to come together for family reunions, birthday parties, retreats, meetings, group getaways and even personal solitude.

What We Believe

  1. Faith in the  God of the universe. Hebrews 11:1
  2. The Bible, inspired, infallable, authoritative Word of God, John 16:13; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2:13
  3. The Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16
  4. The deity of Jesus Christ. John 1:1,14; 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:9
  5. His virgin birth. Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34, 35; Isaiah 7:14
  6. His sinless life, II Cor. 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27; I John 3:5; I Peter 2:22  
  7. His miracles, Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2
  8. His atoning death through His shed blood, Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8, 9; Ephesians 1:7
  9. His bodily resurrection, I Cor. 15:3,4; Luke 24:4-7; 36-4 Rev 1:17-18
  10. His ascension to the right hand of the Father. Acts 2:33; 5:30-31; I Peter 3:2
  11. His personal return in power and glory. Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; I Thess. 1:10, 4:13-18; John 14:1-3
  12. That Justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful Man. Romans 3:24, 25; John 3:3-7; I John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-16; Rev. 5:9; Acts 4:12; I Cor. 6:11
  13. The prime agency for the work of God's Kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ.  To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Acts 2:41-47; 16:4, 5; Matthew 16:18, 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:22,23; I Cor. 11:23-26; I Cor.12
  14. In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as an  experience distinct from regeneration; His indwelling, by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting and empowering of the Church for it's work, life and     worship. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; 10:44-46; I Cor. 12,14
  15. In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate His Kingdom, in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-29; Mark 14:62; II Thess. 1:2-10; Rev. 1:5-7; 20:4,5, 11-12
  16. In the Spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 17:11, 21-23; Romans 12:4,5; Ephesians 4:11-16