The history of Camp 151 is a colorful story to say the least. It all started in 2002 when a Youth Pastor, Lee Smith (now Rev. Lee Smith), convinced a group of 12 youth and 3 adults to travel to a rural, poverty stricken area of South Carolina to attend a Salkehatchie Summer Service Camp to repair homes for needy families. We were all deeply affected and continued to go back to South Carolina to participate in Salkehatchie camp for over ten years.
Just a few years after the first trip to South Carolina, we felt led to start a home repair ministry in our town, Douglas, GA. We joined forces with South Carolina's Salkehatchie Summer Service ministry and operated under their umbrella of adminstration and guidance for the next 7 years (2006-2012).
In 2006, we held our first camp with just 8 people. We worked on 1 home. The gentleman in the home was so moved by the experience, as were we, on Easter Sunday, the next year, he joined the church that sponsors the camp each year.
In 2015, 68 campers attended camp in Douglas, GA from four different states and were able to perform repairs to 7 homes, thereby serving 7 families.