The Annual Camp Meeting played a significant role in the spiritual revivals of historic New England. Families from hundreds of miles around poured into campgrounds once a year for worship, singing, preaching, and fellowship. The Newmarket, NH Camp Meeting grew so large that its 18,000 people had to move to Epping, NH! What would it have been like to see that many people assemble to listen to God's Word, or have families sit around the campfire teaching the youth about the things of God? These camp meetings eventually died out and are now forgotten.
NESBC has decided to bring back an Annual Camp Meeting each September that focuses on the teaching of God's Word in a casual, camping setting. This environment provides access to the great outdoors, fishing, boating, making fire, and survival skills, but it also presents the opportunity to disciple the next generation away from the busyness of daily life by spending time in God’s Word. Camp is an opportunity to take a break from television, computers, jobs, and routine tasks to fellowship, sing, worship, and serve with other Bible-believing Christians. Daily preaching and quiet times are interspersed with food and fun. For those who are not interested in camping overnight, please visit us during the day. You are welcome to independently rent a cabin just a few miles away if you prefer not to camp out.
The campground we use is rustic and limited to tent camping or popups. RVs and pets are not allowed. The camp sites do not have water or electricity hookups, but both are easily accessible. Showers are about 1.5 miles away, but modern bathrooms are on site at the pavilion in the middle of the camp. All gatherings, meals, and services will be held at the pavilion. Grills are provided for cooking if needed.
When: Friday September 23, 2022 1:00pm through Sunday September 25, 2022 3:00pm.
Where: Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham, NH. Less than 40 minutes to the coastal beaches to the east and to Manchester to the west, Pawtuckaway State Park Campground is situated for easy access to a variety of attractions and activities. This 5,000-acre preserve is one of the largest state parks in southeastern New Hampshire and is named for Pawtuckaway Lake and the Pawtuckaway Mountains. 128 Mountain Rd, Nottingham, NH 03290
Arrive between 1-6 pm on Friday. Upon arrival, proceed past the Welcome Center’s parking lot and continue down Pawtuckaway Road to the Ranger’s shack. If occupied, please inform the person you are with NESBC and admission has been prepaid.
Continue 1.7 miles and turn right towards the youth group area. Proceed .2 of a mile to the end of the road. Do not enter the dirt parking lot on the left at .1 of a mile.
Special medical instructions or allergies must be reported at registration.
If it is necessary to change your plans or arrival time, please notify us immediately.
All camp site assignments will be arranged before the campers arrive. We will try our best to accommodate requests, but we cannot make guarantees. All children must sleep with the same parents or guardians each night. Please do not share camp sites.
Pastor Nate Hayman and his Wife Kim have been serving at Pilgrim Baptist Church in West Brookfield, MA since July of 2006. Pastor Hayman had previously served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Belmont, NY. He also served as Bible and History Teacher in Christian High Schools in Ohio and Virginia as well as serving the First Baptist Church of North Conway, NH as a Deacon, Youth Leader, and Interim Pastor. Pastor Hayman is a sports nut who also enjoys the outdoors.
Cost: The cost of the camp sites are paid for by NESBC. A love offering will be taken for our special speaker. While admission to the campground is covered, you will be responsible for bringing your own food and drink. NESBC will assist by providing the following food:
Friday Night Dinner (5:30pm-7:00pm): Hot Dogs, Buns, Chips, Condiments Provided by NESBC
Saturday Breakfast (7:45am-8:45am): Pancakes Provided by NESBC
Sunday Breakfast (7:45am-8:45am): Pancakes Provided by NESBC
Sunday Lunch (12:00pm - 1:30pm): Provided by NESBC
An abundance of caffeinated coffee will also be provided by NESBC
You are responsible for providing your own meals for Saturday’s lunch and dinner, and any special dietary needs that are necessary.
What To Bring:
Camping: Tent, Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Air Mattress, Bible, Pen, Notebook, Tarps, Warm Clothes, Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Recreational Equipment, Refillable Water Bottles
Clothes: Socks, Jeans/Pants/Skirts, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Regular Shirts/Blouse, No Tight Fitting Clothes, No Short Shorts, No Short Skirts, No Bikinis (ladies, please wear a t-shirt over for modesty). Ladies are welcome to wear modest slacks or pants. Men are requested to keep shirts on unless attending a designated swim time.
Towels: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Beach Towel, Bath Towel,
Toiletries: Toothbrush/paste, Hairbrush, Shampoo / Soap, Deodorant
Shoes: Sneakers (General Use & Trails), Hiking Boots, Sandals, Water Shoes
Coats: Lightweight Jacket, Raincoat or Rain Poncho
Friday, September 23
1:00pm - 6:00pm: Check-in:
5:30pm -7:00pm: Dinner - NESBC provides hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips
7:15pm - 8:00pm: Church Service
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Fireside Fellowship
10:00pm: Lights Out
Saturday, September 24
7:45am - 8:45am: Breakfast - NESBC provides pancakes
9:00am - 9:45am: God & I Time
10:00am - 10:45am - Morning Devotional
10:45am - 12:00pm: Free Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch - BYOF - Grills provided
1:30pm - 5:00pm: Free Time Activities
Boys Only Swimming on Site C - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Girls Only Swimming on Site C - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Dinner - BYOF - Grills provided
6:45pm - 7:30pm: Church Service
7:45pm - 8:30pm: Entertainment Time
8:30pm - 10:00pm: Fireside Fellowship
10:00pm: Lights Out
Sunday, September 25
7:45am - 8:45am Breakfast - NESBC provides pancakes
9:00am - 10:00am: Cleaning
10:30am -12:00pm: Sunday Worship
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch - NESBC provides sausage sandwiches, condiments, chips