Glen Eden is a youth camp that I hold very near and dear to my heart. I began going to the week long youth camp as a child and on through my teenage years. After becoming an adult I was blessed with the opportunity of becoming a councillor, giving me a chance to give back to childern much like myself as an adolescent. I also do some of the upkeep to the facilities at times. Most people would have a hard time believing the power and energy of these grounds, but let me tell ya, this place truely touches people. I couldn't begin to count the number of miracles that I have personally seen take place on these holy grounds. A very special place that feels more like home than my own.
We have a family cemetary there. We would go up in a big group and depend the weekend cleaning and repairing around . They use to allow us one of the bunk houses and the kitchen to use durning the weekend . We come from all over . We always left the place cleanser than we found it and truly loved doing our part. For years they have not allowed us to stay so we haven't been able to do this. Would love to start up again and help anyway we could . We all have different skills . Please let me know if this could happen.
Jean Ann Tipton Powell grand daughter of joe chambers
nestled in the hills of untouched natural forest is a small camp with a huge heart...The soul of Glen Eden was established by its founders Reverend John R Chambers and Rev Caudill. Their dream to give hope to children living in poverty, to provide spiritual foundations and education for those who perhaps had no other opportunities to find them. I grew up on Glen Eden, playing in the creek, climbing beneath the waterfalls, swimming in the river. As a military brat, Glen Eden provided me with an anchor to a "home" I didn't have otherwise. My memories are of singing, exploring, and worshipping our wonderful God. I am looking forward to working there as an adult counselor in the future.
Spent weeks at this Youth Center as a child and teenager. Now I help to maintain the buildings and grounds as a volunteer and board member to continue to make the center available to other youth that want to attend. Many young people have accepted Christ into their lives because of the opportunity given them to attend camps at the Glen Eden Youth Center.
Glen Eden Youth Center is such a viable program. The youth enjoyed it so much, most cried wanting to stay. Touches my heart.