Camp Anothen is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Recreation Company located in Mansfield, Texas. Established in 2014, we are a veteran owned small business. We are not associated with or funded by any church. All of camp income is generated by summer camp enrollment fees, year round events and team building .
Our staff members come from a range of Christian denominations and our statement of faith will reflect a core set of Biblical truths. Our campers come from a range of Christian denominations and world views.
Strive to create an amazing camp environment, disciple Christ-following staff, introduce Christ to our campers, and be a resource for our community
Safe, Fun, Gospel
This is the idea that all of our staff actions and interactions with staff and campers must be governed by these questions:
Do staff actions make camp safe?
Are we in all of our actions safeguarding our camper’s spiritual health, emotional health and physical health*.
Do staff actions provided make camp Fun?
Are we providing a unique and challenging outdoor environment that causes the modern camper to both enjoy and engage with our activity lineup and to socially engagement with one another.
Do staff actions represent the Gospel well?
Are we as a staff teaching and demonstrating how to love God and love your neighbor?
Our beliefs are ancient and relevant, they have carried individuals and civilizations for thousands of years. We believe in one God who reveals Himself in three persons, Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. These distinct personal attributes are part of God’s complete nature and are without division. HE IS PERFECT and HOLY.
God is infinite, all-powerful and all knowing. His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. He is LIVING and ACTIVE in history and in the present. He is jealous for His own glory.
God created all thing. God created man in His own image and for a purposeful relationship with himself. That is why a person’s race and gender are beautiful, sacred and part of the goodness of God's creation. There are set by chromosomes and DNA. God does not make mistakes and fully intends for human’s to embrace the qualities and excellent purpose dictated by their biology and gender. Human beings are notorious for wanting their own way even if its detrimental to themselves or society.
God gave humans a conscience and the law to guide him. Nevertheless,the human heart seeks its own desires to the degree that it cannot know the will of God and is thus sinful and unable to follow God’s law. The human mind is hostel to the Lordship of God. Therefore, every person is eternally separated from God and in a state condemnation.
Yet, God being rich in mercy and love made a way for human’s to be reconciled to Himself. Indeed, He desires that reconciliation which is why he came to earth.
We believe that Jesus is real. He is alive right now. He is the living incarnate God. He is alive and seated at the right hand of God.
God left heaven, being born of a virgin to live a perfect life and then dying for humanity’s sins. By dying on the cross - Jesus provided a way to escape the wrath of God and the punishment for breaking the law of God. Salvation comes from personal faith in Jesus Christ. Believing Jesus is Lord, who died on the cross as a substitute for our sin.
Knowing and following Christ produces spiritual growth through a process called sanctification. The avenues for growth are personal prayer, Bible study, worship, service and fellowship with other believers. Participation in a local Bible-Teaching Church enhances maturity. This is a lifelong process.
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired of God and is the revelation of Himself to man. The Bible is a collections of letters, history and prophesy that is timeless and inerrant.
We believe that the Christian life is led and empowered by the Holy Spirit (God) who produces characteristics such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
We believe that the “Chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever”.
We believe that there is no greater JOY than to follow Christ and to know Him. In doing so it is a challenging, satisfying and meaningful life-long journey with ups and downs. These are designed to refine and build a person to be a product for demonstrating Gods grace and Glory. God began and will finish the work he started in every believer. Those who believe are secure in the knowledge that God is with them and for them.