The Associational Children’s Camp of Oklahoma (ACC) attracted 5,138 campers this year. Consisting of 3rd through 6th grade students, they received a meaningful, faith-building Christian camp experience at the iconic Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center.

“We have the wonderful grounds of Falls Creek to utilize,” said Gary Dempsey, Johnston-Marshall Association associational missions strategist and ACC business manager. “No other campgrounds are like it.”

This year’s theme is “DONE – understanding the completed mission of Christ”, based on Matt. 27:51, “And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.” Students were taught that, through Jesus, our relationship with God was restored through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

“I have quickly learned that it is one of our most important ministry tools,” said Pastor Kenny Mossman of Carnegie, First. “Obviously, it has an immediate impact, and we definitely see spiritual growth during camp week, but it also serves as one of those times that freshens and energizes our kids and sponsors.”

Due to the camp’s flexible activity schedule, churches can create their own agendas for students to follow. This allows for some down time for churches to reach out and speak with each other.

“Two women from our church found themselves in an encouraging, hour-long conversation with a girl from another part of the state,” Mossman said. “It was completely unexpected but clearly ordained by God, and it reminded us that while our own cabin is important, camp is really a community of believers caring for one another and raising up the name of Jesus.”

This year, 527 students made Professions of Faith and 16 dedicated their lives to ministry service. Along with presenting the Gospel, the ACC also shows how ministry is more than just church through its annual Mission Fest.

“During each camp we have a Mission Fest where we bring in missionaries from different ministries,” said Dempsey. “It’s become a really popular event over the years.”

This year, 1,283 campers took part in the Mission Fest where they could speak with both international missionaries as well as missionaries operating in North America. In addition, the ACC also received an offering totaling $4,628, which went to the Ukraine Relief ministry.

The ACC is a collaborative effort of many Oklahoma Baptist associations. For more information about the camp, visit