Our Mission

Our Mission

Sharing the life-changing love of Christ through creation, relationship, and fun!

Ministry of French Camp Academy

French Camp Academy is a Christian school-home for young people of all ages who need to be away from their family home to live and learn. We offer a safe, stable, healing environment for young people from families in crisis. To learn more, visit www.frenchcamp.org.


French Camp Academy & Camp of the Rising Son Statement of Faith

Adopted from The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechism


I. God is the One being existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is the Sovereign, the Creator and the Sustainer of all things. God is the source and end of all truth.



II. The Scriptures are the written Word of God, inerrant in their original writings. They are the infallible authority by which He directs and governs all our activities, including the education of our children.


Person and Work of Christ
III. Jesus Christ is the eternally begotten Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is truly God and truly man. Through Christ’s life, death, resurrection and ascension, He accomplished for His people a decisive victory over sin and death and established His kingdom among men.


IV. Man was created in the image of God as a rational, moral and spiritual being. Man sinned in Adam and fell with him in his first transgression. Man’s fall affected him spiritually, intellectually and physically. Man is restored only by the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit and the cleansing blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Christ’s Return
V. The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory and triumph for the final judgment and the consummation of His kingdom. All those who have truly repented of their sins and have received Christ as their personal savior will be eternally with the Lord Jesus Christ. All those who have failed truly to repent of their sins and have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ will be eternally damned without Christ in a literal hell.



Camp of the Rising Son makes every effort to meet the highest standards for operating a fun, adventure-packed summer camp program. To promote this standard of excellence, we maintain our accreditation with the American Camp Association®. Being ACA-Accredited® assures parents that Camp of the Rising Son has had a regular, independent safety audit that goes beyond state regulations. We care enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of our operation — including everything from staff qualifications and training to health care, the site itself and food service to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety. Camp of the Rising Son makes this extra effort because we are committed to the health and safety of the children we serve.


Camp of the Rising Son is also a member in good standing of the Christian Camp and Conference Association. CCCA provides valuable resources, education and training to equip Christian camps to impact more lives.

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