Camp Meeting 2023
Mark your calendars now for camp meeting 2023:
June 9-17, 2023
Blue Mountain Academy
June 9-13, 2023
Pavel Goia, was born into communist Romania. From an early age he knew clearly that God had called him to ministry. However, in a communist country following that calling was not an easy task. He promised to serve God and fulfill his calling. His faithfulness was tested often. The events that ensued are chronicled by the book One Miracle After Another: The Pavel Goia Story by Gregg Budd.
He was trained in a variety of fields, from law to music, engineering, and business, until he finally ended up studying theology. After six years of pastoring in Romania, he spent some time in Norway at the European Bible School, becoming certified in Organic Agriculture & Healthy Lifestyle. He then moved to the United States where he pursued a Bachelor of Theology from Southern Adventist University, and later the M.Div and D.Min program at Andrews University.
Pavel pastored in Wisconsin for nine years and in Kentucky for seven years. He was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for the North American Division, and is now serving as an Associate Ministerial Director for the General Conference Ministerial Association as well as the Editor for Ministry Magazine.
Pavel is married to Daniela, they have two grown children, Gabriel and Ovidiu.
His life has been filled with powerful answers to prayer and continues to be one miracle after another.
June 14-17, 2023
Doug Batchelor has experienced great extremes in his life. His long and winding journey from anti-social drug user to president of a worldwide ministry has helped shape him into an engaging speaker with whom audiences the world over can identify.
As the teenage son of an aviation tycoon, young Doug could have had anything money could buy, yet he couldn’t find true peace and happiness. A troubled youth, he fought at school, entertained suicidal fantasies, and eventually ran away from home when he was just 15 years old.
Disgusted with life and convinced it had no meaning, Doug was determined to experience life with reckless abandon. He turned to drugs, committed crimes, and spent time in jail, while also living on high adventure from stormy seas to blistering deserts. But years later, a remote cave high in the mountains above Palm Springs became his home. And even though his father owned a yacht, a jet, and a Rolls-Royce, Doug ended up scavenging for food in garbage bins.
The happiness Doug searched for continued to elude him for years—until the day he found a dust-covered Bible someone left in his cave. As he read, he believed in and accepted Christ as his Savior.
Today, Pastor Doug Batchelor is the senior pastor of Granite Bay Church in California and the president of Amazing Facts. He hosts the weekly television program Amazing Facts with Doug Batchelor and the Bible Answers Live radio broadcast.
Our Seminar Speakers
The Mideast Messiah:
Cultural Insights into His Life and Ministry
Dr. Philip G. Samaan served for more than twenty years at Southern Adventist University as a professor in the school of religion. Upon his retirement he was voted as a professor emeritus.
While teaching at Southern, he was the recipient of the President’s Award for Commitment to Student Success, and the President’s Award for Customer Service Excellence. He also held the Ellen G. White Memorial Chair in Religion for eighteen years.
Prior to his long experience at Southern, he served as the chief editor of the Adult Sabbath School Lesson Quarterly at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and as a professor at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Michigan. While there, he served as the director of the Center for Continuing Education for Ministry. There he received the Zappara Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Earlier in his ministry, Pastor Samaan served as a missionary at the headquarters of the African-Indian Ocean Division, and director of youth outreach and campus ministries of the North Pacific Union Conference. He pastored and was ordained to the gospel ministry in the Idaho Conference.
Among his published works are the books, Christ’s Way to Pray, Christ’s Method Alone, Christ’s Way of Making Disciples, Christ’s Way of Spiritual Growth, Christ’s Way of Restoration, Christ’s Way of Salvation, Christ’s way of Affirmation, Christ’s Way of Healing, Dare to Be a Daniel, Blood Brothers, Abraham’s Other Son, and The Mideast Messiah.
Dr. Samaan remains in his Christ’s Way ministry as an accomplished author, an engaging teacher, and an inspiring publish speaker.
Dr. Samaan will speak for our early morning worship and present a seminar.
The Four Love Seasons
We’ve all heard about The Five Love Languages. Welcome to The Four Love Seasons seminar! Based on his popular book The Love Seasons, author and speaker Jeffrey Brown will lead us in celebrating the peaks and circumventing the pitfalls of love. The Four Love Seasons is a journey for singles and marrieds, the young and the senior. Discover your season and learn how to be faithful and fruitful in the season you are in.
Jeffrey Brown has worked extensively throughout the North American Division. He has been a pastor in Toronto, Canada, a professor at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, and a president in the Bermuda Conference.
He holds a PhD degree from Andrews University in Religious Education, specializing in family life education and counseling. He has served as student counselor at University College Birmingham, relationships counselor with Relate, director of family ministries in Bermuda, and director of pastoral studies at Newbold College. He now serves as associate secretary of the General Conference Ministerial Association and associate editor of Ministry magazine.
Jeffrey is the author of Single and Gifted and is married to Pattiejean, from Bermuda, who is the author of What on Earth Am I Doing? Leadership Lessons for Clergy Spouses. Together they have authored Total Marriage, A Guide to Parenting, and The Love Seasons.
God has blessed the Browns with two young adult children, Kristle and Jamel. Jamel and his wife, Sarai, have made Jeffrey and Pattiejean proud grandparents of five-year-old Charlotte.
Dr. Eddie Ramirez
The Longevity Prescription:
Evidence-based Keys to a Long and Healthy Life
Join Dr. Eddie Ramirez for an evidenced base seminar that will empower you to make the best decisions for experiencing a better of quality of life. Dr. Ramirez will share how it’s not just about factor X or Y, but rather the integration of mental, social, spiritual, and physical behaviors that improve the quality of our lives, increase our energy, give us clarity of mind, and strengthen our connection with God. He will share information from his twenty-eight years of lifestyle medicine. You will learn practical, easy-to-do steps that will lead you to optimum health.
Dr. Eddie Ramirez, @EddieRDMD, is a medical doctor, research scientist, published author and seasoned speaker. He is the executive director of Adventist WholeHealth Network, Hamburg, Pa.
Dr. Ramirez’s major research interest has been focused on how food and lifestyle have an effect on physical and mental disease. This research has resulted in over 160 publications which he has shared in person in eighty-eight countries. He has peer reviewed articles for the journals Frontiers in Psychology and BMC Public Health. His work has been featured on NBC in America, Icelandic National TV, Telemundo (the United State’s biggest Spanish network) and KBC in Kenya.
He is the author of Pandemic Busters, a co-author of the third and fourth editions of the textbook of Lifestyle Medicine and also the book Rethink Food together with Neal Barnard, Michael Greger, Hans Diehl, Joel Furhman and other lifestyle medicine leaders. He enjoys serving others with his family.
Effective Prayer and Bible Study
Do you struggle to get anything relevant for your life out of reading the Bible? Do you wish you could hear from God more? Revolutionize your relationship with God by discovering how to stay focused during prayer; learn practical tools to make your Bible study meaningful; and find out how to discern God’s still small voice.
Janet Salazar is a recovering Pharisee striving for an authentic, personal relationship with God. Her passion is to inspire others to grow their relationship with God by sharing what she is learning. She is a pastor’s wife, mother of two, teacher, and published writer. Connect with her at janetfsalazar.com.
My Journey with a Narcissist
Tamara Schreven has a heart for women living in abuse—in silence—behind closed doors. Monday and Tuesday mornings, you will hear her incredible story of living with an abusive, narcissistic spouse and how God led her to a haven of peace and safety. Tammy has a passion to come alongside women in similar situations and those who have lost their identity, dreams, and soul. Join her and learn how to heal from the losses after abuse. How do we start over when we no longer know who we are and feel that our very soul has been stolen from us and our dreams have died? This seminar will help you find hope and healing in Christ so you can be free to be the person He created you to be.
Tammy is president of Haven of Hope Ministries, a ministry for abused women and children.
A Call to Action
Michelle Perez has a passion for educating and empowering people to both prevent and take action against domestic abuse. Wednesday-Friday mornings, Michelle will equip participants with the tools needed to recognize the red flags during dating and the signs of domestic abuse within a relationship. Participants will also learn how to safely support survivors through their journey and be given the tools to implement a prevention program inside their own church.
Michelle has her master’s degree in management and leadership and has trained for work in domestic violence prevention. She has a passion for empowering communities through domestic violence prevention education.
Estate Planning Made Simple
Want estate planning made simple, easy, and painless?
Join Attorney Bonnie Navarro as she shares the many ways to provide for yourself, your loved ones, and the mission of the Pennsylvania Conference to “Reach Everyone Everywhere” through estate planning during an afternoon seminar at camp meeting. The sessions will cover Wills, Charitable Gift Annuities, Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and the IRA rollover.
Bonnie is an attorney and is certified in Trust Services. She has served as the Trust Services Director for both the Pacific Union, and It Is Written and taught trust services within the Adventist Church.
Her seminar will be offered Monday-Friday afternoons at 2:00 pm. She will be available for consultations throughout the week—so bring your questions!
Young Adults at Camp Meeting
Young adults ages 18-30 are invited to join us in the boys’ dorm chapel for a week of worship, adventures, and service. A variety of speakers will explore what it means to Testify to God’s goodness and the gospel. Dr. Eric Walsh will join us Wednesday evening through Sabbath and empower us to stand for God in a world of corruption. He will uncover the traps of the enemy and discuss how to be effective in fighting for the cause of the Kingdom. Each morning will feature a physical challenge—get ready for pushups, pullups and our slip and slide competition. Afternoon adventures include rock climbing, a river float day, service project, hike, scavenger hunt, and more. Don’t miss the bonfires and stargazing after evening worship!
Young Adult Activities at Camp Meeting
Young adults are invited for an overnight camping and rock climbing adventure Tuesday-Wednesday, June 13-14, 2023. Bring your camping supplies. Food will be provided. Cost of $20.00 includes camp site, rock climbing, and meals.
Register by May 31, 2023 to ensure your spot!
Young adults are invited to spend Friday, June 16, 2023, floating on the river. The cost of $10.00 per person includes tube. Bring your towel and swimsuit.
Register by May 31, 2023 to ensure your spot in this fun afternoon!
Register for Lodging
Register for a Fun Fest Booth
Want to raise funds for your Pathfinder or Adventurer Club? Your youth group or school? Maybe your women’s ministries team wants to fundraise for a project or an upcoming mission event.
We have an opportunity for you!
Reserve your free booth at our Summer Fun Fest, Sunday, June 11, 2023, 10:00 am-2:00 pm on the campus of Blue Mountain Academy, Hamburg, Pa., as part of our camp meeting activities.
Food booths do really well! And fun activities are ALWAYS appreciated for this family fun day.
Blue Mountain Academy Mission Trip
Join us for a “mission trip” to Blue Mountain Academy
May 21, 2023
8:00 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – Worship
We’ll be cleaning up the grounds and buildings. We may tackle some dorm renovations and other projects. Bring tools, yard tools, etc. Doesn’t matter your experience or skill level–we’ll find a place for you to serve. Come prepared to get a little dirty AND have fun working alongside new friends!
Lunch will be provided.
Camp Meeting 2022: Unshakeable
Watch or Listen to Worship Services
Secrets to a Powerful Prayer Life – Eric Walsh (Early AM Worship)
Unshakeable – David Asscherick (Videos)
Listen and Download Seminars
Mind Wars – Eric Walsh
Jesus, M.D.: Lesson from the Great Physican – Dr. Greg Steinke
Saving Our Nation: Discipleship, Mission, and Nation Building in the Gospel of Matthew – Dr. Cedric Vine
The Prescott Model of Evangelism – Dee Casper
CAMP MEETING 2021: Hope Wins
Watch Recorded Worship Services
Dr. Carlton Byrd
CAMP MEETING 2019 — Prophecy Now
Watch our Main Worship Presentations
Want to watch on of our main worship presentations again? (Or for the first time?) Click a link below to go directly to sermons presented during camp meeting.