Christian Camps & Conferences

The information on this page was last updated 3/6/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit which acts as the umbrella organization for Camp Brookwoods and Deer Run (NH) and Moose River Outpost (ME). We're a network of non-denominational camps (and conference centers) not affiliated with any particular church, but adhering to the tenets of the historical Christian faith. We are grateful that our campers are a diverse group, coming from a variety of faith, economic, and racial backgrounds.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Camps & Conferences
34 Camp Brookwoods Rd.
Alton, NH 03809


Phone: 603-875-3600

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 260456274

CEO/President: Bob and Debbie Strodel

Chairman: David R. Bass

Board size: 11

Founder: Dr. Lawrence H. Andreson

Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


We're committed to presenting the love of God and his gospel through his word and by our actions. We are not an "altar call" kind of camp. We're trusting the Holy Spirit to stir up hearts. Many of our alumni describe camp as a "thin place", a place where you feel closer to the presence of God.

Mission statement

To foster vibrant Christian communities located in awe-inspiring outdoor settings in which young people are spiritually transformed through Christ-centered relationships.

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Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,096,880$1,141,545$1,175,618$1,215,301$1,236,547
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,096,880$1,141,545$1,175,618$1,215,301$1,236,547
Total assets$1,096,880$1,141,545$1,175,618$1,215,301$1,236,547
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$21,188$21,188$21,188$21,188$21,188
Total long-term liabilities$21,188$21,188$21,188$21,188$21,188
Total liabilities$21,188$21,188$21,188$21,188$21,188
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,075,692$1,120,357$1,154,430$1,194,113$1,215,359
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,075,692$1,120,357$1,154,430$1,194,113$1,215,359
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$232,460$335,274$293,444$252,901$334,558
Program service revenue$54,763$467,128$421,133$380,075$350,096
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($4,539)$0($13,669)$0$0
Other revenue$137$570$2,412($452)$862
Total other revenue$50,361$467,698$409,876$379,623$350,958
Total revenue$282,821$802,972$703,320$632,524$685,516
Program services$163,678$679,319$590,898$585,530$527,665
Management and general$156,723$151,160$139,505$51,967$103,644
Total expenses$327,486$837,045$743,003$653,770$631,551
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($44,665)($34,073)($39,683)($21,246)$53,965
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($44,665)($34,073)($39,683)($21,246)$53,965


Robert M StrodelPresident$173,620

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/6/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


1944: Camp Brookwoods for Boys

Camp Brookwoods for Boys was founded in 1944. Dr. Lawrence H. Andreson, a Boston physician, had a dream to build a Christian camp where campers have a very active daily program, coupled with the truth of the Gospel. Doc A. and his wife "Duggie" made it their life's work to share the love of God through camping. They purchased an initial 110 acres knowing the rugged natural beauty of the old-forest woods, the babbling Hurd Brook, and the gorgeous shoreline, would lend itself to all aspects of camp life.

1964: Camp Deer Run for Girls

Parents frequently asked, "Why don't you have a camp for girls?" In 1964, the Andresons opened Camp Deer Run for Girls. This sister camp, located on the same property, operated independently from Brookwoods. The camps shared the dining hall and waterfront, but used those facilities at different times. The two camps were, and still are, comparable in every way in terms of purpose, philosophy, program, and leadership.

1973: Christian Camps & Conferences, Inc.

In the 1960's, the world was changing and camp needed to make changes if it was to retain its place in the camping community. Along with other segments of the economy, private camping became difficult. In 1973, with God at the helm, Brookwoods and Deer Run were preserved though being purchased by Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc., a newly formed non-profit. The new board of directors developed a long-range plan for the camps, as well as implemented immediate projects. With new ideas and more hands at the helm, Brookwoods and Deer Run thrived. Brookwoods and Deer Run campers also began to see a little bit more of each other throughout the day, combining activity program areas (sailing, riflery, etc.) when appropriate.

1999: Moose River Outpost

In 1999, Ken Olsen donated 7,000 acres in Jackman, ME to CCCI. This unexpected gift was the beginning of Moose River Outpost, a wilderness adventure camp that sits in the shadow of a 3,800 ft mountain with sparkling Heald Pond as it's centerpiece. With a maximum of 100 campers, camp life is intentional, both in regards to fun and spiritual growth.

Camp Today

We continue to honor Doc A.'s dream to offer a life-changing camp experience that encompasses Biblical teaching, genuine relationships, exciting staff members, and wilderness adventure.

Although there are new aspects to the program, our purpose remains unchanged. Our facilities are carefully integrated into the physical surroundings; the cabins are spaciously scattered, connected by a series of paths. Skill areas and athletic fields are safely and beautifully located throughout the camps.

Camp is often described by our alumni as a "thin place"-a place where you feel closer to the presence of God. We hope that you'll find that we are committed to God's work at our camp, recruiting the finest staff, developing the best programs, and maintaining our beautiful facilities.

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