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Sue Hodnett - Baptist State Convention of Michigan

FENTON, MI – Here’s the question for Michigan girls and teen girls, “Are you ready for the best week of your summer?” Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) State Woman’s Missionary Union Director, Sue Hodnett is inviting girls to take a boat ride, visit the miniature golf course, cast a fishing line, swim in Bambi Lake, and learn about the wildlife of northern Michigan. But Hodnett adds, “The real attraction will be worshipping with friends from churches all over our state, working on service mission projects, and meeting with a missionary from Africa.”

Run the Race: Michigan Girls' Mission Camp 2016

“Run the Race” is the theme so several of the camp activates will take on a Summer Olympics focus, helping to share a world perspective of missions and spiritual needs around the world.


Through Bible-based activities and fellowship, campers are provided foundational knowledge of Christian principles, as well as, practical ways to share their faith and testimony. Along with activities that encourage physical and mental development, campers are involved in exciting, fun activities and camaraderie; they are also involved in activities that provide practical as well as challenging Christian development. God calls us to fellowship with others, share the Good News of God’s grace, and grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. At Girls Mission Camp, campers learn how God invites us to reach out to the world by being Christ’s presence to others every day!

When is Girls Camp 2016?

July 11-15, 2016. Starting time: Monday- 1:30pm, departing time: Friday - 10:30am. Registration will be available at beginning May 1st.


Where is Girls Camp 2016 located?

Bambi Lake Baptist Retreat and Conference Center. Send mail to: PO Box 487, Roscommon, MI  48653


Is the camp fully equipped and comfortable for living?

Yes! Bambi Lake has lodge-style dormitories, a dining hall, and conference center. The recreational facilities are engaging and readily available for camp activities. Sun-screen and insect repellent are recommended supplies for campers to bring with them.


How do I get to Girls Camp?

Church van, parent’s car, with a friend. Please contact us at if we can help you connect with a church van ride.


What is the age group allowed to attend?

For girls completing grades 3rd-12th. Are there any prerequisites to attending Girls Mission Camp? Girls Mission Camp is a Christian camp open to all girls (grades 3-12) from any faith or culture.


What are the necessary forms I need to complete, and where can they be found?

The required forms will be available online at You must complete each form before the camper can attend: camper registration and a medical form. Registration will be available at beginning May 1st.   


How much does it cost to attend any of Girls Camp 2016?

$155 per camper. Everything is included while you are there. Transportation to and from the camp are not included and up to the individual camper to provide.

Click to download a promotional flyer PDF for the Michigan Girls' Mission Camp 2016.

What should my child bring to camp?

“What to Bring” list is located on the registration form page. 


If I have further questions, how can I contact the Girls Camp Director?


How do I donate to the camp scholarship?

To make a donation to Girls Camp, please send a check to: Girls Camp 2016, BSCM, 8420 Runyan Lake Road, Fenton, MI 48430. Please make checks payable to: BSCM.


What is the history of Girls Camp?

Many women will remember going to G.A. Camp when they were younger. Girls Camp is the same, a missions-education camp. The camp is called Girls Camp and is open to all girls desiring to experience a Christian camp and to grow in their relationship with friends and Jesus!


Is there a Boys Camp?

Yes! Boys have their own camp at Bambi Lake and is held August 8-12, 2016, for registration information check the website.


I have never been to camp, can I bring my Mom?

Yes! You can being your mom, your grandma, aunt, older sister to Mom and Me Camp! Mom and Me Camp is, July 15-16, 2016 at Bambi Lake Baptist Retreat and Conference Center. The cost is $50, ($25 for campers 8 & under). Mom and Me Camp is designed to share the experiences of a full week at mission camp with your mom. It helps mom and daughter(s) to understand what mission camp is, as well as providing an opportunity for quality time together. Registration information can be found at beginning May 1st.


We are looking forward to seeing you at "Run the Race", MI Girl's Mission Camp!


Sue Hodnett is the Women’s Ministry & WMU Consultant for the BSCM as well as the Executive Director for WMU of Michigan. She attends Lakepointe Church in Macomb, MI.

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