Camp Bethel 360
Announcement from TRCC Board of Directors:
In 2008 we announced that after having been approached by representatives from Timothy Hill
and many prayers and careful consideration, the TRCC Board of Directors had decided to
relocate from Camp Bethel, in Haddam CT, to Timothy Hill Christian Camp. Prior to that
decision TRCC had enjoyed a 35 year relationship with Bethel, but also recognized that the
THCC facility would present an opportunity for TRCC to expand and improve. While the
THCC facility did and continues to present some positive opportunities, it also presented some
difficulties as well.
Again, after many prayers and careful consideration where The Board reviewed the pros and
cons from the past four years the TRCC Board of Directors announces that they have decided to
return to Camp Bethel beginning with the 2014 Camping Season.
Our goal for the past 40 years has been to provide a Bible based sleep away summer camp
staffed by faithful members of the Lord's church for as many campers as possible. After having
reviewed the questionnaires that were completed by parents, volunteers and campers over the
past few years, it was concluded that returning to CT would allow the following:
- Immediate potential for more campers each week
- Maintaining low camper fees
- Handle staff housing and daily volunteers easier
- More modern bathroom and toilet facilities
- A considerable shortened travel time for most campers and volunteers.
The Board would like to further point out that this decision is not intended to negatively
represent Timothy Hill in any manner. This decision was based on what the Board believes is in
the best interests of Tidal River Christian Camp, and not based on any perceived notions about
THCC. The members of the TRCC Board of Directors are thankful for Timothy Hill in working
with us over the past few years and allowing us to run our program at their facility. However, we
are also looking forward to once again being able to utilize a facility that can handle over 100
campers weekly while continuing to offer an affordable Christian camping experience.
With God’s help, and your continued support and help, TRCC anticipates another 40 years of
TRCC Board of Directors