Since the summer of 1959, Shoal Creek Camp — a United Methodist summer camp located between Midway and New Blaine, Arkansas — has helped eager campers from across the Conference experience family, fun and the wonderful beauty of God’s creation in a traditional rustic camp setting.

This summer, the camp is celebrating 60 years of camping ministry with a birthday celebration from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. 

Campers, both current and past, are invited to attend this celebration at the campground. The party will have games, swimming, live music on the porch provided by Native Pines, free food, fellowship and a short program at 1:30p.m.

In addition to its birthday celebration, the camp is proud of some of its new additions and ammenities, including adding bathrooms to Kelley Hall, a Nine Square area in the Air Court, and another heated and air-conditioned cabin. The camp also welcomed a new caretaker this summer, Connie Parker.

Check out the camp’s Facebook Page for more information on the 60-year birthday celebration.

Pictures from some of this year’s camps can be viewed below.