It’s SPRINGTIME! Time to start making your plans, filling out registration forms for camp, volunteering as a Summer Missionary (Sumo), stepping out as a leader for your group and working with the SCBI team to make this camp season the best ever!

This summer season promises to be an exciting, fulfilling season. We are excited and ready to see you all here as you find ways to Experience the Difference: the Difference of being a community again, the Difference of being apart from the rest of the world, the Difference of blocking out all the noise of the past several months and tuning in to hear from the Father! Your time at Highland Lakes can make all the Difference…to you, to your family, to your church, to your community…to a lost and dying world.

When you are at Highland Lakes, you will find the terrain a little different as well. New open spaces, new lake dock, new challenge course elements, new signage, and a new indoor Activity Center (to be open for use by camp season). We’ve been working hard to get things ready for you. Thanks to the continual support of our SCBI churches and of our many individual donors, the Highland Lakes team (Rick Porter, Sarah Wickersham, Craig Kratzer, and Linda Collier) have been able to make improvements and upgrades on several aspects of your camp.

Be sure to like us and follow us on Facebook, and to check out our website ( to keep up to date with what we are doing. Also, we have several scholarships available for our SCBI churches, so make sure you take advantage of that opportunity to help someone come to camp who might not otherwise be financially able.

Come Experience the Difference; and Be the Difference!!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Looking forward to seeing you here,

Jim Shields

Team Leader, Highland Lakes Baptist Camp