Our Mission

 

It is our mission to promote the physical, social and spiritual development of all who utilize our programs and facilities resulting in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  

 

Our Vision:

Spiritual

To lead each camper to salvation and challenge them to grow in their faith in Christ.

Physical

To develop healthy bodies, enjoyment of the outdoors, and good safety habits.

Social

To develop leadership, self-reliance, responsibility, acceptance of others, and a wholesome attitude toward the opposite sex.

Mental

To develop creative thinking, self-expression, and personal conviction.

Emotional

To develop stability and self-confidence, as well as, encouraging wholesome fun and a sense of achievement.

Doctrinal Statement:

1. We believe in the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life;

2. We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross making atonement for the sins of the world. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and will visibly return to the world according to His promise;

4. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Jesus Christ and during this age to convict the world of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service;

5. We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and must be born again through personal faith in the Jesus Christ;

6. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus become children of God and will rejoice forever in God’s presence;

7. We believe that the true church is composed of all persons who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which he is the head.


 

VALUE THE VISION


Since its beginning in 1950, Fair Haven Camps has provided a camping program where youth from Maine, New England, and beyond can come to a safe place, experience God’s creation, and leave with a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ.  As a Maine summer camp, we take advantage of the rugged beauty of our natural lakefront setting. We expose the campers to exciting programs in Maine’s outdoors and use the teaching opportunities to develop youth personally and spiritually.

In addition to camps and retreats, we offer our conference center as a rental site for your school, homeschool group, youth group, church, or non-profit events. Fair Haven Camps offers engaging programming, seasonal and year-round facilities, a commercial kitchen with food service, and year round staff all in a rustic, lakefront setting.

We desire to bring glory to God by being the best Christian Camp Maine has to offer.  By continuing to improve our facilities and expand our programs, we strive to meet the needs of our surrounding communities. Fair Haven Camps has always been and will always be low cost, rustic, and accessible.

It takes intentional prayer and financial support in order to accomplish this mission. We pray you Value the Vision at Fair Haven Camps and invest in eternity!

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)