DAVIS—Camp Perfect Wings, a program sponsored by Oklahoma Baptists that offers camp ministry for children and adults with special needs, is attended by various Baptist church members and others across the state.

David Anderson shares a Gospel message at Camp Perfect Wings.

The 2023 Camp Perfect Wings took place at CrossTimbers Mission Adventure Camp in Davis on May 25-27. According to Sarah Hagar, CrossTimbers program director for Oklahoma Baptists, 130 campers, buddies, volunteers and others were in attendance, a number that exceeds last year’s attendance.

With plenty of times for worship and teaching, campers also enjoyed a wide range of activities, games and experiences. This year’s camp pastor was David Anderson, who serves as children’s ministry strategist for Louisiana Baptists. Anderson, who had previously spoken at Camp Perfect Wings, shared a Gospel message and shared from Philippians 4 about thinking on “good and godly things” (Phil. 4:8-9).

Allie Arnold, left, has been a ‘buddy’ for several years.

To enhance each camper’s experience, Camp Perfect Wings offers a buddy system in place. A buddy is “a trained and responsible adult who has the desire to serve with those with special needs. Buddies often help campers who require assistance with mobility, behavior management, or skills, will require one-on-one staffing during the duration of the camp.”

One buddy who participates in Camp Perfect Wings is Allie Arnold, a schoolteacher from the Oklahoma City area. She has been a buddy with her camper Doug for many years.

Buddies make Camp Perfect Wings a special time for campers.

“Camp Perfect Wings is such a blessing,” Arnold said. “I have served as a buddy for multiple years, and it is the most rewarding experience. These campers have the joy of the Lord.”

Everyone who took part in this year’s Camp Perfect Wings encampment walked away inspired and with their minds focused on Jesus.

Camp Perfect Wings is supported by the Cooperative Program, to accompany camp registration fees. For more information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/childhood/camp-perfect-wings.