Camp Sankanac has been offering summer camps, retreats, rentals, educational experiences, and other programs with excellence for over 80 years.
Camp Sankanac is a ministry of BCM International and exists for the sole purpose of seeing children and
adults grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is that our programming and facilities
enable individuals to get away from life’s distractions and focus on God. Camp Sankanac partners with
parents, churches, and schools in providing a unique outdoor learning environment for children and
adults to deepen their walk with God. Throughout the year we offer overnight youth camps, day camp,
retreats, educational opportunities, hunting resources, and sports programming.
To learn more about Camp Sankanac, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 610-469-6320.
Current Campaigns and Needs
Camp Sankanac has been experiencing tremendous growth over the past several years. This summer was our largest summer camp ever with almost 1,600 campers (Mostly coming from our local communities and the greater Philadelphia area) attending our ten weeks of various summer camp programs. Along with this growth come increasing needs. Firstly, there are the additional needs that each camper brings with them to camp (Spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, etc.). Secondly, there are the additional facility, programming, staffing, and general operating demands that come with trying to meet the growing number and campers and guests that come through our doors. In an effort to meet these growing opportunities to see children and adults grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ we have added more weeks to our summer camps, created new summer and off-season programs (such as our Horse Bible Clubs starting this Fall), added to our facilities (We are finishing a capital campaign for our new Gymnasium Building), and are seeking to grow our overall financial support to our Campership Fund (Which helps scholarship campers) and our General Fund (Which helps cover our general operating expenses). We praise God for the new and growing opportunities he has provided to reach more youth and adults with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we trust that He will continually meet the needs of the ministries that go on here at Camp Sankanac! Will you prayerfully consider financially supporting the work that goes on here at Camp Sankanac?
More About Us
-Camp Sankanac has been offering summer camps, retreats, rentals, educational experiences, and other
programs with excellence for over 80 years.
-This summer we had close to 1600 campers attend our various horse, basketball, boys’, girls’ and day
-We offer various ministry opportunities such as multiple different summer camps, retreats and rentals,
community events, outdoor education, and even a hunting ministry.
–Our campers and guests come from all over this country and even internationally- but most are from
the greater Philadelphia area.
-We partner with many other churches, nonprofits, organizations and programs such as the Summer
Food Service Program, Chester County Youth and Families Services, and Liberty Ministries.
-Through establishments such as the above, our own donors, and other revenue streams we offer over
$40,000-$60,000 in Scholarships and discounts to ensure families facing difficulties such as low income,
single-parent homes, and many others are still able to send their children to camps and retreats. We
also offer multiple events for the community for FREE. We also have a disc golf course that we make
accessible to the public during certain dates/times.
-Camp Sankanac is made up of over 100 acres of beautiful woodland, fields, and developed property-
with French Creek running through the middle of it all. Camp Sankanac is made up of several historic
pieces of property included a Potts House and Barn, the Bertolet Grist Mill, a cabin that was a part of the
underground railroad, and much more!
-Camp Sankanac is a ministry of Bible Centered Ministries International, a global missions organization.
My son loved the boys camp at Sankanac! I definitely noticed a positive change after my son returned
home from camp. He seemed so refreshed and relaxed. He came home with a heart of caring toward
others. He was more patient and understanding of his younger siblings. Each staff person impacted my
son in a positive way. – Camper Parent
“I think Camp Sankanac is an amazing place to see God at work! You can see prayers answered and a life
changed in just a few days…and not just for the campers, God is also at work in the staff. I’ve learned so
much serving at Camp Sankanac, I’ve met great friends, had tons of fun and have seen God do some
awesome things!” – Summer Employee
Our girls had the week of their life!! They’ve never been away from is for more then a night, so we were
nervous. But, they absolutely loved it. They made friends and made so so many special memories. They
learned about God through his Word and through songs they still sing together. -Camper Parent
It was an amazing weekend! The speakers were great, the rooms were so comfy and beds so restful,
great food, perfect weather, nice campfire on Friday night……the stars were so bright, (many of the
ladies commented on that) and no mosquitoes or bugs to ruin our praise and testimonies around the
fire. Everyone wants to come again! and bring more ladies next time! The Lord worked in many hearts
we were challenged, encouraged and convicted to be rooted in Christ. We can’t thank you and the staff
enough! -Retreat guest