What We Believe


This ministry will strive to provide well-maintained residence facilities and grounds in order to:

Disseminate the truths of the Bible and glorify God in all areas of camp ministry.

Stress the necessity of salvation, sound Biblical doctrine, and a deeper, consistent walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Provide innovative, challenging, nature-based educational camping for people of all ages.


The Bible

The Bible is inspired by God in every word, completely without error in the original writings, and is the authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)


God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18, 2 Corinthians 13:14)


Man was created in the image of God, but man sinned, rebelling against his Creator, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God. Being born in this state, all men have a sinful nature and thus deserve eternal judgment from a righteous God. (Romans 5:12-14; Ephesians 2:13)

The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He paid the full penalty for man's sin when He died on the cross and shed His blood at Calvary as a substitutionary sacrifice. He was buried and raised bodily from the dead, and He is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our High Priest and Advocate. (Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 3:18; Ephesians 1:17-23)


Salvation is a free gift of God's grace, received through a personal faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ. Once granted, salvation and eternal life can never be lost. Man's eternal destiny is solely determined by his acceptance or rejection of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7; John 10:28-29; John 3:16-18)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit produces new life and places every believer into the Body of Christ. He permanently indwells the believer, effecting maturity and conformity to the image of Christ and producing a witness to the saving power of Christ to a lost world. The evidence of this indwelling rests not in some spectacular event or spiritual gift but solely in the authority of God's Word. (John 3:1-7; Romans 8:9-10; Ephesians 1:13-14)


Satan is a real personality and he, with his demons, is in aggressive warfare against God. In His omnipotence, God is permitting him for a season to be "the god of this world" and "the prince of power of the air." The Lord Jesus Christ defeated Satan by His death, resurrection and ascension. In Christ Jesus the believer may claim continuous victory in this warfare! (Luke 4:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-7; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

The Blessed Hope

The Blessed Hope of the believer is the imminent, personal return of the Lord and Savior. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-15)

We request that groups, while using our facilities, engage in no teaching contrary to the above doctrinal statement, including any teaching that evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit rests in some special event or spiritual gift rather than solely on the authority of God's Word. Thank you.



Mountain View Bible Camp is located in Snydertown, between Sunbury, Danville, and Elysburg, in the middle of central Pennsylvania's beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

From NY and NJ
  • From Interstate 80 take Exit 224 onto Route 54.
  • Proceed on Rt. 54 for 3.6 miles.
  • Cross the river and railroad tracks, then bear right onto Sunbury Road.
  • Turn left after 2/10 miles onto Avenue G.
  • Stay on the main road (Avenue G becomes Center Road) approximately 5 miles until you approach a large farm on the left.
  • Turn left onto Orchard Road and go 2.2 miles to Mt View Lane - MVBC's driveway on left. (Believer's Bookshelf is just past the driveway on the right.)
From From Harrisburg, PA
  • Take routes 11 & 15 north (to Sunbury).
  • Then follow Route 61 South to the Sunbury exit (bear right and cross the bridge).
  • Once on bridge, get in left lane and follow signs for 61 South/405 North (these run together as "Front Street").
  • After the bridge go 1.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Reagan Street, and stay on Reagan Street till it ends (approximately 1 mile).
  • Turn left and travel 6 miles into Snydertown.
  • At crossroads in Snydertown, turn left onto North Main Street and go 4/10 mile, passing Believer's Bookshelf;
  • MVBC driveway is on the right.

The Views


Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

I press ONWARD! toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

Dear friends of Mountain View,

We are so excited to be moving ONWARD! We are thankful for a busy summer and fall of back to normal camp sessions. Camper attendance has grown, more volunteer staff have returned, and plans for 2023 are in full swing. Though the pandemic has impacted some of camp’s regular programs and reduced a few guest group sessions, we are trusting the Lord to provide and increase the usage of the facility in the future. We are asking the Lord specifically to increase camper attendance at every session and to provide solid Christian guest groups to utilize other available time slots.

I am sure that each of you are well aware of the ever increasing cost of living. Did you know that camp’s water system has three wells providing water to all areas of camp and that camp’s electric bill runs around $20,000 per year? Did you know that camp pays out more than $10,000 per year for wastewater? There are many monthly and yearly expenses required to keep camp running, expenses that exist whether camp programs happen or not.

As we draw near the end of 2022, would you prayerfully consider how you can help MVBC transition into the new year? Maybe you have been staff in the past and your background screening has lapsed. Please consider rescreening and get involved again as a staff member. Maybe you used to attend different camp sessions but due to the busyness of life, you have not attended in a while.

Please consider carving out some time to return and join us in 2023 and be encouraged. Maybe the Lord has blessed you while attending camp in the past and he has blessed you financially now. Would you consider a year end gift or signing up to give monthly? As MVBC enters its 55th year of ministry, we greatly value your prayerful participation.

God has been faithful and we trust Him to lead and guide us into the future until He returns. We desire to continue to move ONWARD! Our prayer for you is that our faithful Lord will continue to lead, guide and bless you

Jonathan Stassel
Camp Administrator

The Views

Past Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

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