History Outline

1971
Group of Believers STL/KC start to look for Camp Ground
Dr. Allan Purchased Land in Freeburg, MO (630 acres)

1972
January
 Phil Smith moves to camp
March
Steve Allan moves to camp
June
Phil & Steve’s Families move to camp
October
Ground Breaking
Group camps out near hay barn
September
Faith Fellowship Board accepts 2 Railroad Cars

1973
January-May
Memorial Baptist Youth group- volunteers to work on county road
May 24th
Trains Arrived
June
1st Planned Boys Camp turned into Work Week
Leonard Linstead: speaker
Phil Eppler: director

1974
Bunkhouse Built

1975
1st Camp- 20 boys Attend
Chapel built

1976
Camper Village built at beginning of Hong Kong road (old camp entrance)

1977
Cedar Lodge Built w/ Rec Room/Chuckwagon/Office
1st Wilderness Camp (Gasconade River) Wanye Byrd & Ross Ragland (leaders)

1978
1st Family Camp
Dan Smith/John Phillips

1979
Board decides on 300 People max attendance
Camp officially becomes Turkey Hill Ranch Bible Camp
Camper Village bathhouse built
Oak Lodge Built

1980
Ozark Family Camp begins renting camp

1983
Dining Hall built

1984
Pool built

1985
Annex added to kitchen

1986
Lake built

1987
Wilderness (Current River)

2000
Gym Built

2003
Stables Expanded

2004
Ranch Hand Program

2011
Discipleship Program

2012

Ranch Hand House est. (Now called Short Horn Lodge)

2013

Exploration Day Camp