Camp Wiregrass was created as a safe, happy environment and
a place where young people can come to know God as Creator, Father, and Friend........
Imagine a country drive outlined by tall pines and stately oak trees suddenly giving way to a large patch of grassy green. As you enter, notice the unspoiled beauty of the natural surroundings and the rustic cabins in the background. Then, note the sounds of laughter and happy chatter as groups of young people play and enjoy various activities under the southern Alabama sun. If you can envision these sights and sounds you have just taken a mental drive into the gates of Camp Wiregrass on most any given morning during camp season.
Natural beauty and tranquillity are not the only benefits derived from a visit to this place.
There is a deeper beauty to Camp Wiregrass as it is a nonprofit Christian organization headed by an executive board, a board of directors, and a weekly camp director whose sole function is to insure a safe, drug-free, alcohol-free atmosphere for young people; a place where young people can learn good moral values and Bible principles. In keeping with our goals, all visitors are asked to act and dress in a modest manner to help us preserve the beauty and purity of the camp.
Camp sessions are conducted by faithful members of the Churches of Christ and are overseen by the College Avenue Church of Christ in Enterprise, Alabama. Each camp week, beginning on Sunday afternoon and concluding on Friday evening, focuses on a particular age group. During the week the director and his staff provide a week's worth of fun activities and Biblical learning for the campers. Besides the director, the staff includes village leaders, cabin leaders, counselors, activity leaders, lifeguards, Bible teachers, assistants, and a medical professional in case of sickness or injury. The camp also employs a professional kitchen staff who prepare three delicious meals each day for campers and staff.
Camper lodging is divided into the girls' village and the boys' village, which consist of 4 cabins and one large bath house for each village. The rustic cabins, each one named after an American Indian tribe, can house up to 16 campers and 4 staff members. The boys' village is headed by the Village Chief, while the girls' village is headed by the Village Queen. Cabin leaders and counselors, assigned to each cabin, are all governed by the village leaders and the Camp Director.
Camp Wiregrass is pleased to have welcomed campers
and staff for over 40 years now. As of the end of summer
2011, this facility has had the pleasure of hosting over
27,000 campers, over 10,000 staff members, and has handed
out over 25,000 Bible Rosettes. It is our good fortune
to have been the beginning point for many life-long
friendships, as well as becoming the reunion place for
so many adults who are now grown, married, and
sending the next generation to summer camp.
There is one word for all of this...............BLESSED!!!