What We Believe

Mission
Statement

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.

Our
Beliefs

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

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

Man

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

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

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.

Directions

Finding
Here

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/147 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; Sunbury Community Hospital will be ahead on the right).
  • 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

Fall
2019

Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

Dear friends of Mountain View,

As we approach the end of 2019, I am thankful for the many blessings of this year’s camp season. Though Winter Escape is just around the corner, the Lord has been faithful in providing for this Ministry. Each year, I enjoy looking back and reviewing camper attendance, volunteer staff involvement, construction progress and maintenance tasks completed. I am encouraged to see both physical and spiritual growth in the lives of many who pass through these doors year after year. I am also encouraged to meet new campers and families who have attended for the first time with plans to return again.

As we move into the coming year, we are already praying about a theme. Vision 2020 has been stuck in my mind. Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no vision, the people perish”. Lately, the Lord has impressed on me that His return is growing closer by the day. Each of us has the privilege of sharing God’s offer of salvation and a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We also have the pleasure of offering hope and encouragement that can only be found in Him.

As I review the vision of the past 8 years, it is clear to see that camp has been in construction mode. In October 2011, we broke ground on duplex cabin 1 (Mountain and Norway). In September 2013, the Bathhouse Pavilion began. In the fall of 2016, construction began on duplex 2 (Austrian/Jersey) and 3 (Ponderosa/Virginia). We received a final occupancy permit in December of last year for duplex 2 and we expect to have duplex 3 signed off by the end of this year.

As I meet with people, the question is often asked, “What’s next?” There are 17 structures on the property containing 46 toilets, 5 urinals, 59 sinks and over 200 beds. Additionally, camp operates 5 active water wells, 1 sewage pumping station, a 28 year old school bus, an 11 year old fifteen passenger van, a number of lawn mowers, a pick-up truck with snow plow, and so much more. All of these items require maintenance. As mentioned above, camp has been in construction mode and now we must focus on facility and operational maintenance.

As we consider the future, camp does have an urgent need for funding. There are a number of projects that are planned but are not funded: these include (1) remodeling of the Hardwood Lodge (Dorm) both inside and outside, (2) the main building, staff house, candy store and pool pump house are all in need of roof replacements, (3) vehicles need to be upgraded, (4) a number of heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) need replacement, while some buildings need new energy saving HVAC installations, (5) cost efficient lighting is needed throughout the facility, and so much more.

How can you help? Please pray often for this ministry. Please consider adding camp to your monthly, quarterly or even yearly giving plan. Naming camp in your Estate planning is also a great long range blessing. In addition, you can support camp as a volunteer. Your service in areas of maintenance, food service, counseling, and medical services are all necessary. We value your prayerful consideration on how you can be a partner with us in the Lord’s work at Mountain View. God continues to do great things at and through this Ministry.

Thank you for your partnership.

Jonathan Stassel
Camp Administrator

The Views
Archive

Past Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

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