Our Mission

 

We are dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ through camp ministry.

Our History

 

Arrowhead Bible Camp was established in 1974, but its history goes back many years before that. The Arrowhead program began in 1939 as a one-week youth camp utilizing a facility in the Chetek, WI area, and in the years that followed, the program continued trading off between a couple different camps in the Chetek area. The current property on Chain Lake was purchased in 1976 because the need for a youth camp program had “outgrown” the rental sites available. The property, originally consisting of 39 acres, was a fishing resort that had been in use during the warmer months. The Lodge (which now contains our dining hall, office, and several dormitory units) was built in 1896 by a Civil War veteran, and it is still standing to this day! The camping season gradually grew through the years, and Arrowhead now consists of 72 beautiful acres, eleven buildings, and a year-round ministry reaching many children, adults, and families with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Core Values

 

We value each individual person because they were made in God’s image and Christ died for them. We encourage each individual to trust in Christ, to become His obedient follower, and then become a servant-leader. We treasure the Bible as our only authority, which guides all our activities and teaching. We are convinced that God’s grace is the essential foundation for a person’s relationship with Him and others. We believe the most significant impact in a person’s life occurs in small groups or in one-on-one settings. We believe that the development of healthy relationships is essential for growing to maturity. This begins with getting to know God, then ourselves and others. We seek to develop a sense of community and teamwork among campers and staff. We promote an appreciation and stewardship of God’s creation. We believe that recreation, camping skills, and the outdoor setting can encourage people to accelerated personal and spiritual growth.