CAMP MERIBAH

For over fifty years, God has been using Camp Meribah as a tool to help young people begin, strengthen and renew their relationship with the Lord. Camp Meribah, founded in 1969, is a 250-acre Christian camp which contains fourteen buildings. The camp is owned and operated by the Centerville Church of Christ and is overseen by its own board and budget. The camp is divided into two separate areas that are available to rent: Camp Meribah and Dotson Alumni Lodge.

Camp Meribah derived its name from Exodus 17, where Moses brought forthwater from the rock. The reason being, there are twenty-four fresh water springs found scattered about the camp property. Camp Meribah has been and continues to be, a center of Christian activities for this congregation, the community and the brotherhood. We thank God for having opened for our church family such a wide, useful door of opportunity.

OUR HISTORY

Camp Meribah began with a generous donation of 158 acres to the Centerville Church of Christ by Hartie Lee and Georgia Coble and another 40 acres from Georgie Stephenson beginning in 1968. Since then, Camp Meribah has been a labor of love of the Centerville Church of Christ. We are committed to our motto which hangs above the entrance to our camp, “Building Boys Is Better Than Mending Men.” Over the years, hundreds of people from the Centerville Congregation have donated hard work, land, materials, money and time to Camp Meribah in order to build Camp Meribah into the beautiful location that it is today.

To view a more detailed timeline about Camp Meribah, click here.

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OUR SUPERINTENDENT

OUR SUPERINTENDENT

Derek Newsom has served as our Superintendent of Camp Meribah since 2014. Derek, his wife Rachel and son Boone, have been members of the Centerville Church of Christ the majority of their lives. Derek serves as the contact person for all booking, information and reservations for both Camp Meribah and the Dotson Alumni Lodge. If you need to get in touch with Derek with information about planning your stay or any questions during your stay, please contact him at 931-628-4172.

CAMP MERIBAH BOARD

  • Elder
    Mike Goodpasture
  • Members
    Clay Chessor, Calvin Hoover, Chris Hughes, Philip Jacobs & Marshall Spencer

The Camp Meribah Board oversees the 250 acre property and all the facilities. The board provides supervision to the full time ranger through policies, procedures and fee structure. The camp operates under its own budget, independent of the church budget. It is the board’s duty to maintain a positive cash flow. This is provided through rentals and use of the camp facilities. The board is responsible for long term and short term planning for maintenance and construction projects. The board is responsible for maintaining all proper permits and certifications to operate the facilities.

  • Elder
    Mike Goodpasture
  • Members
    Clay Chessor, Calvin Hoover, Chris Hughes, Philip Jacobs & Marshall Spencer

FACILITIES