Buffalo Mountain Camp in the midst of leadership change.
The Buffalo Mountain Camp Board has continued its work to discern the direction forward for the camp since the decision to suspend operations in 2014. The flood not only changed the face of Camp; the flood also changed the focus of the ministry. Now, instead of operating a year-round camp, leaders are working to determine a new future for Buffalo Mountain Camp. This significantly changes the responsibilities of the Camp Director. The gifts, talents and skills which Jason Onks shared so effectively as Camp Director during summer camp, year-round retreats, and environmental education programs are not being utilized in this current phase of ministry. So our Conference Camping Director, the Board of Directors and Jason have determined that Buffalo Mountain Camp needs a new Executive Director to champion this phase of discernment for the ministry. And while Jason’s tenure as a beloved Camp Director ended on May 1, 2014, his impact upon the ministry and the lives of so many of us continues as his legacy of love for camping, for campers, for creation and for Christ.
Reception for the Onks
An opportunity to express our love and appreciation for Jason Onks and his ministry at a drop-in reception is scheduled on Saturday, May 17 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm at Gray United Methodist Church. The reception will offer you an opportunity to thank Jason personally, to present your written memories and notes of appreciation, as well as to share a financial love offering for him. If you cannot attend, please mail your cards and offering check, made out to Jason Onks, to Camp & Retreat Office, 262 Bart Green Drive, Gray, TN 37615.
Some recent news about camp:
Kingsport Times News 3/29/14
WKPT Ch 19 News piece 3/31/14
Sharing the love of Christ in the glory of God’s creation with children and developing leadership/mentoring for youth and college age adults.