The Bright and Morning Star's Camp is a non-profit effort of family and friends reaching out to multiple needs. It is dedicated to the Creator of the heavens and earth, the Bright and Morning Star, our Lord Jesus Christ.
"...that by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us, which we have as an anchor of the soul, both secure and firm, and entering into that within the veil, where Jesus is entered as forerunner for us..." Hebrews 6:18-20 (Darby 1890)
Morning Star camp runs for 2 weeks during the summer. Located just outside the Grand Teton National Park, half an hour from Jackson Hole, WY, camp is set up in full view of Mt. Moran. Plenty of exciting activities are available, including white water rafting down the Snake river, as well as the more relaxing scenic float trips, hiking, and horseback rides into the beautiful forest surrounding camp. There are plenty more options to do on your own or with a group from camp., such as touring Yellowstone National Park, rock climbing, overnight backpacking trips, fishing and much more.
Bright and Morning Star Camp originally began as a camping trip with family as well as an opportunity for outreach to youth. Over the years it grew with invitations to other families and friends and continues operating this way.. Invitations are sent to those who have attended and passed on to others who might be interested in attending. Bright and Morning Star Camp is not an institution of any kind and is affiliated with no religious sect or denomination. It is an outreach for various needs which continue to grow and change over the years, as well as a chance to simply enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the many attractions of the area with family and friends.
There are no paid employees or positions, and all provisions come unsolicited for help with costs nor are they even announced as needs. There has never been a single charge for services or solicitation for help with costs. All our needs have been provided for, before we knew they were needed, by a merciful and loving God.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:18
Our Mission Statement:
Bright and Morning Star Camp is an exercise that began in a not very able, but a willing and chosen heart at the age of 15. (Isaiah 41:9-14) Since then it has come into many other willing hearts who have been called by the Bright and Morning Star. It has had three names since the day it was first realized and put into practice. Those three names bear out it's full purpose. The first name was Rest Awhile Ranch. The second was Kadesh, named for the mountain city of refuge. The third is after the One who indeed has orchestrated all, our soon coming Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Bright and Morning Star.
Four purposes have been clearly established for this camp:
-To refresh and encourage by occupying the heart with the Lord Jesus.
-To provide refuge to those who are hurting in a place of retreat.
-To reach out to the lost with the wonderful Gospel of God's grace through the Bright and Morning Star, our Lord Jesus Christ.
"A light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in our hearts." 2 Peter 1:19