Mr. Don "Smitty" Smith

Mr. Don "Smitty" Smith

First and foremost, Smitty is a born-again Christian having made Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior when he was a teenager. Smitty has been involved in the Christian Camping and Conferencing ministry, in one capacity or another, since he was a teenager. He met hid wife, Karen (Katie) Bacon, while serving the Laurel Highlands Baptist Camp as a Board Member and volunteer. Smitty became aware of God’s calling for his life to the full-time camping ministry early in the 1980s. He and Katie have been married for over 28 years and have two wonderful daughters, Anna and Sarah. Smitty was called to serve the Baptist Camp and Conference Center as the Site Manager in May of 1989. In 2005 he was asked to serve as the Acting Director for the summer and was promoted to the Executive Director position in 2006 where he has been serving the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey to the present. Contact me and let’s talk CAMP!

About Camp Lebanon

Affectionately known as Camp Lebanon or BCL, the camp and conference ministry has been helping to change and shape lives for over 65 years. Camp Lebanon serves as a mission to the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey and many other churches outside of our Region by sharing the love of Jesus Christ in the beautiful rolling hills of Hunterdon County. The ministry of Christian camping and retreating is a powerful way for people to meet Jesus in new and powerful ways. The camping ministry has been transforming lives through their Bible based curriculum and a staff that share the love of Jesus Christ that they have known in their own lives. The beloved Green Cathedral, camp’s outdoor chapel, is a place where everyone can meet and experience God, for the first time or perhaps in a new way! Why not listen for the “still small voice” to see if God is not calling you to meet with Him here in this wonderful place called Camp Lebanon.

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