By 1956 that vision was realized in the opportunity to buy a dude ranch with several log cabins and a lodge along Mill Creek (in the beautiful Paradise Valley) just North of Yellowstone National Park. With the passing of time, those who saw the potential of converting that guest ranch into a thriving Bible camp have also passed away, but their vision has gone far beyond their initial aspirations. The purchase was the just the beginning of many acts of faith and sacrifices by a lot of good folks to make the annual payments and labor to transform the facilities. Over the past 60+ years major improvements and additions have been made to the grounds and buildings.
Today the camp operates as a non-profit 501-C3 corporation with a Board of Directors representing churches of Christ from around Montana to secure the operation of the camp, but also provide a spiritually safe place where attendees are encouraged to develop a deeper and stronger faith. The property is debt free, the log buildings are well maintained, and the YBC Foundation has been established to help provide financial security so the camp can continue to serve and encourage good people in their service to God for generations to come.
The beautiful setting and quaint log buildings nestled in the mountains are special, but what is important is the impact of the camp’s ministry on youth and families that come from all over the United States and Canada. The camp is busy from late May through most of September with four family camps, three youth camps, UNO (singles) camp and a Golden Age camp. There are several retreats and family reunion opportunities that totally pack the summer. Most years, the family camps and Golden Age camps have to limit the registration numbers in order to house and feed the campers.
While we have a loyal following of youth, families and staff who come each year, newcomers are always welcome and fit into the unifying environment to enjoy good food and good teachers in a beautiful camp experience. Reserve your space early!