|"Don't let anyone
look down on you
because you are
young, but set an
example for the
speech, in life, in
love, in faith and
I Timothy 4:12
|Who We Are!
|PVBC began as a recreation facility for a local
church AWANA Club program. Very soon people
began asking if they could bring youth groups to
the camp for retreats. After several years of winter
camping, a summer camp ministry began. The
camp has been incorporated and is now governed
by a board of directors. The camp program as well
as the facilities have been developed by
adherence to the motto "We walk by faith".
|What We're About!
|We teach the principles of the Word of God both by word and
by example. We teach and preach the Gospel of our Lord
Jesus Christ through selected counselors, speakers and staff.
We promote, maintain, and defend the principles and faith of
evangelical Christianity. We provide a healthful and
recreational program in a Christian atmosphere.
|Where We're Located!
|PVBC is nestled in a beautiful valley adjacent to the Jordan River
area of northern Michigan. We are centrally located between the
villages of Central Lake, Bellaire and East Jordan. It is approximately
forty-five miles north east of Traverse City. We are situated on
eighty-five acres with frontage on an inland lake. You can reach us
from either M-66 to the east, or US-31 to the west. Contact us and
we will be happy to answer any questions about your camping needs!
|What We Offer!
|PVBC is licensed for 180 campers in the summer time. We have a
heated, enclosed, in-ground swimming pool with changing rooms
and showers. The pool has become a part of winter retreats as well
as a most popular spot in the summer. A gymnasium with "rec" room
enhances summer rainy days as well as all year recreation. We
have a large rustic dining hall overlooking a peaceful pond. Summer
services are held in a lovely hillside chapel. Services in the fall and
winter are held in our new indoor chapel. Four cabins and Frontier
Town are the summer housing for the boys. A large A-Frame dorm,
a mid-sized cabin and two "doll" houses accommodate the girls.
Recreational activities include dune carts, miniature golf, Bible Land,
archery, bowling, 9-hole par 3 golf course, as well as all of the
various ball games. You can boat and fish at the lake or you can
visit the four shops that make up the Pleasant Valley Mall. During
the winter season you will find activities such as boot hockey, ice
skating, tubing, cross-country skiing, bowling or snack shop. It is all
here for you to enjoy as you lean the truths of God's Word from very