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Camp His Way
is an interdenominational, non-profit camp and retreat facility located on the shore of Lake Sam Rayburn in Texas.  The camp offers a Christ centered year-round facility for children, youth and adult groups.  Here you will find a refuge to retreat from the everyday pressures of life.  Our goal is to offer a summer program that will develop a child physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.  Our desire is to see everyone drawn closer to God and to enjoy His creation. 

Why Camp? Camp His Way is an interdenominational, Christ-centered camp program. The Camp offers a place to retreat from the everyday pressures of life - to unwind, regroup and refuel. The main purpose of the Camp is to provide a camp experience for children through the summer. Our goal is to offer a program that will develop a child physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Our desire is to see children come to know the Lord in a very special way. We desire that they develop a relationship with Christ that will be a life changing experience. Our prayer is that God will touch each and every child's life in such a way that they will leave Camp on fire for the Lord. Our mission will be to invest in the lives of these children, valuable Biblical principles that will develop them into Christian leaders.

Who Can Come?  Camp His Way is a non-profit camp and retreat facility located on the shore of Lake Sam Rayburn. We offer a year round facility for children, youth and adult groups.  In the summer we mainly host kids camp for ages 6-12. Our desire is to see everyone draw closer to God and enjoy His creation. With training in environmental technology for outdoor education courses, the camp offers special programs for home schoolers and all interested private and public schools.

Who is in Charge? 

Dustin and Brittany Ellermann are the directors of Camp His Way.  Dustin, a cum laude graduate of Stephen F. Austin in Business Administration moved out to the campground with his parents in 1996 when it was first founded.  His experience at working at camp over the years led to him being the full time director in 2005 after he married Brittany.  Together they have 3 children as well as opening their home to foster care ministry since 2007.

Who Founded the Camp?

Rick and Lisa Ellermann, along with their children Dustin and Risa, had been Childrenís Pastors for twenty years when the call of God showed them the need for an up close and personal Christian camp for children.  In the fall of 1995, God gave them the vision for CAMP HIS WAY.  God has opened many doors that led to the establishment of the Camp.   Camp His Way was incorporated in April, 1996.

Who is the Camp Staff?  All persons involved with the Camp are sold out to it as a ministry. Any Camp salaries will be minimal, as all funds will be used to operate the Camp and maintain a quality campground. The Camp staff has been totally volunteer. All staff shall be in agreement with the stated purpose of the Camp. All staff shall demonstrate evidence of good moral character. A criminal records check must be obtained on all employees. Any person employed by the Camp is required to hold a valid first aid and CPR certificate.

Where do the Funds Come From?  Camp His Way, Inc. was created to be a non-profit organization according to the Internal Revenue Service ruling 501(c)3, obtained August, 1996. There is no intention to profit from the camp on an individual basis. The only profit expected is for the kingdom of God to be glorified and increased. The fees charged to each camper will be based on the actual expense of boarding the camper. Other funds given in forms of offerings and grants will be used to build and maintain the campground.

How Are Things Lately? The summer of 2012 was the 17th summer of activities for Camp
 His Way.  Over 11 weeks of camp were booked and over 2,000 campers were registered.  By
the end of the summer, more than 420 children had asked the Lord in their heart for the first
time.  The fall and spring hold numerous weekend retreats with children and adults enjoying
Godís creation and drawing closer to Him.

Statement of Faith - What We Believe 

  • the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God. 2 Tim. 3:16
  • there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. 2 Cor. 13:14.
  • in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His victorious and atoning death in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years. Matt. 16:16; 1 Cor. 15:3,4.
  • in the blessed hope, which is the rapture of The Church at Christ's coming. Titus 2:13.
  • the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ. 1 Pet. 1:18,19.
  • regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation. John 3:3-5.
  • in water baptism by immersion. Matt. 28:19.
  • the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer. 1 Pet. 2:24.
  • in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life. Gal. 5:16.
  • in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. John 5:28,29.

Want to know more? Download Lisa's Book Enjoy the Journey that was published about
how the camp was founded.


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Camp His Way
561 McGilberry Rd
Zavalla, TX 75980