Shiloh Summer Camp is the best camp in the USA on the way it is run. From director Stephan Moore, Chauncy Julius, the office administration, Jerry the groundskeeper, the camp counselors, the instructors at various events, and working for them myself, they keep the kids motivated towards the goal of bringing them to come closer to Jesus through love. While I was down and almost out, Stephan reached out to me and helped me out tremendously by giving me something to do. My job is a school bus driver and some of the kids I recognized and told them how well of a job they were doing. Even though it's in the summer, the staff know how to keep tempers and everyone's bodies cool by providing water and Gatorade with a dedicated water team. On Friday nights, all the parents and kids have dinner and an awards ceremony along with skits on what God has done in their lives. I'm truly grateful for Camp Shiloh and it is just an OUTSTANDING place anyone can go and have fun.
I have had the amazing opportunity to serve, advocate, grow with Shiloh Summer Camp. With Shiloh you get the rare combination of committed individuals who actually know what they are doing and where they are going. Shiloh's goal is see holistic city transformation through the vehicle of sports, arts, and faith. I am excited to be a part of what is happening through Shiloh and invite those committed to change to get involved.
This is a great sports & arts camp. The leadership and staff are all about loving on their campers and family. I'm excited about the future of Shiloh Camp. I believe the impact that will be made by Shiloh Camp will continue to grow in the Oklahoma City area and beyond. Fun & Jesus!
I loveeeee Shiloh camp. Stephan Moore and his staff are making such a big impact to many children's lives and their families. Shiloh is such a wonderful place of peace that is transforming lives. The children are able to communicate and make new friends. They are loved on and taught to have hope and to believe in their selves.
I am extremely honored to be a part of the Shiloh Camp family! I’ve experienced a variety of “firsts” in my life. I vividly remember the first time I navigated a bicycle without falling and injuring myself. I remember the first time I jumped off a diving board into the deep end at the neighborhood swimming pool. My first tasting of black jelly beans was tragic! These memories…some ill others amusing, all fail in comparison when I think of my first summer at Shiloh Camp. The relationships forged, working for a Godly purpose & the daily excitement I feel when I drive through the front gate every morning is indescribable. This is truly my dream job.
Having served in the U.S. Army for nearly 12 years and spending 3 years overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I’ve acquired a passion for duty and selfless service. And that’s exactly what drew me to Shiloh Camp. Shiloh has an undying commitment to OKC's inner city youth. I come from a similar background that many of our inner city campers come from. I get fired up when it comes to sharing the Gospel to at-risk youth. It was extremely compelling for my family and me to join a different kind of “fight” and give back to that community. I've completely bought in to Shiloh’s vision. It allowed me a chance to fight for the spiritual liberties & freedoms of OKC youth by sharing the Gospel. This fight has yielded tremendous rewards and has left me with no regrets! FIGHT ON SHILOH!
I've spent a total of 3 summers out there and after the first summer, I couldn't help but to return. The experience there was too amazing! God placed me there for a reason and I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of inner-city youth and the whole Shiloh Family! I spent the first summer as a ropes instructor/part-time counselor and then the next summer as a counselor/part-time ropes instrustor and then the final summer (2012) as the head counselor/part-time ropes instructor/part-time programs but my main focus there was counseling. It's where my heart is with the kids. Getting to spread the gospel of Jesus to the kids who are in need was something way beyond me. It's humbling, it's exciting, it's tear jerking, it's emotional, it's many, many things and being a part of it changed my life forever. Building relationships with the kids is vital because they need that in their lives, someone that cares for them and willing to reach out to help them. I'm willing to bet that anyone who comes in contact with what Shiloh offers, they will leave changed and with a new perspective on life and it's all for God's glory! Not to mention, the relationships you build with the other volunteers and staff members there, it's unreal!
Shiloh is an amazing place! The programs are fun and positive and the staff is sincere about the mission. Most importantly, loving God and honoring him in everything makes Shiloh such s blessing.
Shiloh Camp is an extraordinary organization for kids! There are many activities to do there. When I was younger I went fishing at a lake there and didn't know that they had that lake until someone told me. I was so excited to see the camp. It is a beautiful camp.
Shiloh Camp is by far one the best organizations that I can say I am proud to be apart of. Growing up in the inner-city of Oklahoma can be a very tough, and challanging when all you see around you is negativity and violence. Shiloh gives kids the opprotunity to explore new faces, surroundings and activities that they may not be able to experience in thier house hold. Most importantly it offers safety and comfort for all kids, especially the ones who grow up in a rough home. Throughout the week the kids learn to trust the counslers and depend on them to lead them in right direction. As a counsler I was able to reach out to young ladies and help them to built thier relationship with God as well as themselves, and there is nothing like leading a child to Christ! All in all, Shiloh is a wonderful place full of positivity and excitement that I recommend for everyone to get to experience!
I am 12 years old and went with my Mom to take care of the goat, chickens, and bunnies that stay at Shiloh year round. We had a lot of fun and I learned a lot about what goes into keeping all these animals and taking care of them year round. It is a great responsibility, but I guess that is what my Mom wanted me to learn and I did. Gabrielle the goat is funny, he thinks he is a dog and loves to play. The bunnies are big enough to be dogs too, I love the floppy eared bunnies. We had a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back and volunteer again and volunteer for other things. I am looking forward to going back as a camper too and someday I want to be a Counselor at Shiloh so I have a lot to learn. What I love most about Shiloh is that it is not just about a Summer Camp, they have programs and events all year for everyone, the whole family. I saw what their plans are for the future and can't wait for them to reach their goals and plan on helping with my friends. What they bring to our city is life changing and what they have planned for the future is amazing. My Mom talks about it all the time and when she brought me there I finally realized why she thinks Shiloh is so special. Now I do too and share just like my Mom.
Shiloh Camp offers anyone a very unique experience. For myself, I had the opportunity to serve both as a Counselor and member of the Programming Team at Shiloh for the Summer terms of 2011-2012. My first term at Shiloh was full of learning moments, every step of the way, it was a full job learning the inner city culture and developing ways to minister "Fun&Jesus" to the children of that demographic. During this time the children of camp were a huge blessing as I had the privilege to see walls of frustration and pain broken down through the meaningful relationships that I had developed with them. One of my personal favorite experiences was the opportunity to teach the kids at a Gospel standpoint. Shiloh Camp really entrusted in my willingness and ability to appropriately preach the Gospel in a way that was relevant and effective to the children attending camp. This aspect lead me to see the larger vision that Shiloh is trying to accomplish through its sports, arts, and relations!