Our Core Belief
The work we do here at camp relies on you. You have the ability to impact kids positively for Christ through giving your time or by making a donation.
Usually outdoor focused, bigger than any one group could do alone, exciting, inspiring, and active. Camp provides experiences campers do not have elsewhere.
With more than one group, your counselor, other campers, and with camp staff.
We teach “…Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2
Many of the students that come to us do not currently have a church family while others may be from different denominational backgrounds. Our goal is to instill love for Christ while demonstrating biblical teaching and encouraging them to live a faithful life.
We strive to provide a peaceful place for people to come in contact with God. At this place you can retreat and measure your life against the true standard of Jesus Christ.
Primarily, we focus on teaching and enriching kids and teens in the summer time during our camp sessions. At least thirty percent of the kids we minister to are inner-city youth and we feel this to be a vital part of our purpose. Additionally, we host sessions for children of incarcerated parents as well as children currently in the foster care system.
Lee Henson and his wife, Andrea, came to Caudle in 2008. They have been married since 2003 and have 4 children; Noah, Wyatt, Ethan, and Jessa.
Brent Ruple and his wife, April, joined the Caudle family in 2012. They have been married since 2004 and have 2 children; Jack and Grace.
Both of our directors are products of the Caudle experience and attribute much of their maturity in Christ to their time spent here as campers. Having transitioned from campers to counselors then Session Directors and now full time camp Directors they understand the camp process and have a great love for the camp.
Kaler Campbell joined the Camp Caudle family in September 2018. Kaler connected with camp while serving as an intern for the Capitol Hill Church in Oklahoma City over the past 7 years. Kaler joins us as our new Maintenance Manager.
Kaler is a missionary employee. He raises a portion of his salary therefore supporting the ministry of Camp.
Summer Staff - Kitchen Manager
Our kitchen manager takes care of the food inventory, menu planning, making sure the kitchen is run in a safe, sanitary, and efficient manner, and manages our volunteer kitchen staff.
The iconic stone structures located here at Camp Caudle were originally constructed way back in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, a government program implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to create much-needed jobs during the Great Depression. All of the materials for the cabins came from on-site, and most of the labor force was local as well. The camp served as a civic camp for over forty years, with various groups using the facility including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Kiwanis.
Although most of the stone masonry had held up beautifully over the decades, all the roofs, doors, and windows needed replacement when the Caudle family graciously offered the land for renovation as a Christian camp in 1991. A virtual army of volunteers transformed the overgrown land and dilapidated structures into a beautiful and useful church camp setting.
Since the early 1990's, several other buildings have been constructed including our modern dining hall and retreat facility, and today many children and teens from across the region attend our ten week-long summer sessions as well as our year-round retreats and service activities.