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Our Story

Mission & Vision

Our Story

Canyonview Camp and Ministries was founded in 1953 as Bible Teaching Inc. by Ernie and Fern Campbell. Starting with 64 acres of land, their dream was to start a ministry that would allow people of all ages to hear the truth of the Gospel. Ministries included radio broadcasting, a Bible college, a printing press, an Equestrian College and finally a Christian camp. With each of these ministries, Canyonview's emphasis has been and always will be “Speaking the Truth in Love."


Canyonview will continue as a trusted partner in the evangelical community to bring hope and healing to a hurting world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.



With a biblical foundation, Canyonview provides a safe outdoor environment, spiritually and educationally vibrant programs, and practical leadership training to impact youth, adults, and families in the local community and beyond.


Our Programs

  • Day Camps and Overnight Camps provide local churches and the community with full programs for elementary through high school children as well as skilled, caring counselors, nutritious snacks, Bible times, songs, and an entertaining evening for families. Youth camps promote the knowledge of God through His creation, hands-on activities, Bible instruction, and loving counselors.

  • Canyonview Equestrian Center transforms a God-given love for horses into a broad base of equine knowledge and skill with a focus on Christian ministry. Horsemanship camps and weekly riding lessons provide hands-on experience with horses through grooming and riding, integrated with the principles of God's Word. 

  • T.I.M.s (Teens in Ministry) hear God’s Word and have the opportunity to apply what they hear by serving in camps, kitchen, and grounds maintenance alongside like-minded peers.

  • Canyonview Retreat Center provides cozy cabins and meeting areas, delicious and nutritious meals, and an array of recreational opportunities, in an environment away from the noise and distractions of everyday life.

  • Internships involve future leaders in the hands-on tasks of Christian camping—planning, counseling, event hosting, and food service—supplemented with classes on Bible, counseling, and ministry.

  • Volunteers impact lives by utilizing their God-given abilities to serve others.

  • Outdoor Schools bring area elementary schools to our forested grounds, where our counselors teach outdoor skills, sing camp songs, and play games for an unforgettable camping experience.


Canyonview is a non-denomincational Christian ministry that teaches from the bible verse by verse. Below is a link to Canyonview's doctrinal statement. 

Non-Profit Organization

Bible Teaching, Inc. operates under the name of Canyonview Camp / Ministries. Bible Teaching, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. 

"Speaking the Truth in Love"

The Mission of Canyonview Staff


 We will. . .

​† Praise God for our salvation and the resources we have received

† Bless Others that they might see Christ in us

† Stimulate Spiritual Thoughts for evangelism and growth

. . . for God's glory. 

We will seek, with integrity, to affect people’s lives through:

Recreational Ministries—making the most of the edifying and evangelizing opportunities provided by offering a wide range of activities in a safe and secure environment where training excellence is emphasized.

Outreach Ministries—communicating Christ’s love through Bible based publishing and broadcasting.

Equipping Ministries—preparing believers for life and service through Biblical training and discipleship.

Guest Ministries—demonstrating Biblical

hospitality by welcoming and serving guest groups in a manner which is attractive and pleasing to the Lord.

Get Involved

If you are wondering how you can get involved with Canyonview Ministries, take a look at some of these options:

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