Monthly Archives: June 2012

1991

Willow’s youth ministries grow to the point where they can no longer be accommodated at Camp Paradise and begin to transition to other locations over the next few years. Continue reading

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1991–present

Thousands of dads, sons, and daughters have come across the river to Camp Paradise to experience a closer walk with God and each other at Dads’ Camps. Continue reading

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2002

The entire summer is now filled with Dads’ Camps as the youth ministries completely transition out. Continue reading

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2000

Camp facilities expand from 8 cabins to 12 to meet the increased demand of Dads’ Camps. Continue reading

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August 1993

First Father/Daughter camp is held. Continue reading

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July 31, 1991

37 dads and 37 sons arrive for the first Father/Son Camp. Continue reading

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1977–1991

Camp Paradise welcomes thousands of junior high, senior high, and college-age students from Willow Creek along with church staff retreats. Hundreds begin a relationship with Christ and are baptized in the Tahquamenon River. Continue reading

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1977

4 cabins, 2 shower houses, and an outhouse are built just in time for the first campers to arrive in June. Continue reading

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1976

Volunteers from Willow Creek and Harold’s church in Kalamazoo, Michigan join together to build the first cabin and original lodge. Continue reading

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December 1975

Armed only with directions written on a napkin, Tim Vanden Bos and a group of others head north to find the land. Continue reading

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