I Love America Retreat

I Love America Retreat

4:15 pm on Thursday, August 11
4:30 pm on Saturday August 13

9:30 am to 6:30 pm on Friday August 12

Do you love America but get discouraged seeing our politicians and courts disregard the Constitution and the principles in God’s Word?Then come be refreshed at the “I Love America” Retreat! The influence of Scripture is woven into the history of the U.S. Constitution, our legal system, and our political system. Hear from individuals and groups that are passionate about defending and extolling Biblical values in government and working hard to keep those values in place. You will leave with a better appreciation of the godly pillars of our Republic and with a greater love for America and our God.

Pig roast with the trimmings on Friday

Bring: Bible, pen, towels, washcloths,personal items, and water clothes for swimming. You will need bedding for a queen bed and bunk beds.

Do NOT Bring: Tobacco, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or playing cards.

In order to maintain modesty and consistency, we ask that you follow our dress code while at camp.

Ladies: Skirts that cover the knee and loose-fitting blouses or dresses for the evening services. Loose-fitting pants or loose-fitting knee-length shorts/culottes may be worn for all other activities. No low or sleeveless tops. Dark clothing required for lake activities (dark T-shirt and knee-length shorts).

Men: Casual pants (not jeans) and collared shirts required for evening services. Knee-length shorts, pants, or jeans may be worn for all other activities. Dark clothing required for lake activities.

Lost and Found: Lost items not requested within one week after camp will be appropriately donated or discarded.

All Presenters are Virtual

Scroll down for more very interesting and exciting information about each presenter.

Tim Barton (President of Wallbuilders)

Brad Cranston (States Coordinator of Awake America)

David Gibbs or Associate (David Gibbs is president of CLA)

Lilly Family (The Voice in the Wilderness)

Tim Brubaker (Pastor New Testament Baptist Church)


Timothy Barton is the President of WallBuilders, a national profamily organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been recognized from coast to coast for its work in education, history, law, and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture. Tim’s ability to tell the story of America’s past, while helping audiences understand how that connects to the present and what steps should be taken for the future, has inspired audiences nationwide. Regardless of where he is, Tim speaks into the lives of those around him, encouraging them to live passionately and to follow Christ whole-heartedly.

Awake America

Brad Cranston is the states coordinator for Awake America. He has a love for God and his country. In the spring of 1992 the Cranstons moved to Burlington, IA where Bro. Cranston assumed the pastorate of a 16-month-old church plant meeting in a rented room at the local community college. In the fall of 1992 that conservative, independent, Baptist church was chartered and organized as Heritage Baptist Church. Sensing the moral and spiritual decline of our political process, Bro. Cranston founded Iowa Baptists for Biblical Values in 2008. Over the years that effort has increased to include a weekly presence of Baptist pastors at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines and trusted relationships with numerous good and godly Iowa legislators.

Christian Law Association

More than 40 years ago, the ministry of the Christian Law Association effectively began with a phone call from a pastor in Ohio. As a young attorney, David C. Gibbs, Jr. could hardly believe his ears as the pastor relayed how his church was being sued by the state for operating its ministry. When he reviewed the legal documents, Dr. Gibbs was astonished that such a thing could happen in modern America. From that very first case through the present day, God has blessed Dr. Gibbs’ commitment to legally help churches, pastors, and Christians free of charge. The ministry has grown substantially through God’s blessing over the last 40 years as attorneys, legal assistants, and other ministry workers have joined CLA’s team of “legal missionaries.”

The Lilly Family

The Lilly family attends a church in North Carolina that has frequently sent campers to SHC. As a family, they answer many questions about the Constitution! Who wrote it? Can it be changed? Is it important today? What does impeach mean? Does the Constitution provide welfare for poor people? Who was the single most influential person in the shaping of America? Find the answers to these questions and more when you join Tweety-Pie in the Junior Tutor Classroom as she follows the fingerprints of God and explores the true history surrounding the writing of the United States Constitution. You will be challenged in knowledge, faith, duty, and patriotism. With a clear and simple overview of all seven Articles, you will understand the key concepts intended by our founders and be encouraged to become The Constitution Defender for this generation.

Tim Brubaker

Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Tim spent his high school years working on dairy farms while avidly reading and developing a love for America. In 2011 God led him to Bible college where he trained for pastoral ministry. After graduation and marriage, Tim returned for further education and wrote his master’s thesis, Battle for Freedom: What Christians Risk By Ignoring American Politics. Much more than a call to political activism, his study seeks to develop a theology of civil government. Informed by Baptist history, Tim delivers practical answers to today’s political questions with a biblically-reasoned approach that is refreshing and thought-provoking. Tim leads his audience out of emotionally charged politics into the Word of God. Tim is a previous camper and also served on staff several years at Servant’s Heart Camp.

  This is the tentative schedule for those coming for the entire retreat

Thursday, August 11
4:15 – 6:15Registration
6:30 -7:15Supper
7:30 – 8:45Evening Rally with Tim Brubaker
8:45 – 9:30Small Game Tournaments
9:30 – 10:00Campfire Snacks
10;00 – 10:45Catch and pass Volleyball (under the lights)
Friday, August 12
7:45 – 8:15Optional Men’s Prayer time
8:15 – 8:45Continental Breakfast in dining tent
8:45 – 9:30Small Game Tournaments
10:00 – 10:45Brunch
11:00 – 12:15Morning Session with David Gibbs or CLA representative
12:30 – 2:30Bear Den, Lake, and some free-time events open
1:00 – 2:30Lifeguard on duty for swimming
2:45 – 3:30Pig Roast with trimmings
3:45 – 5:00Afternoon Session with Brad Cranston (Awake America)
5:00 – 5:15Bear Den Open
5:15 – 6:30Early evening session with Tim Barton (Wallbuilders)
6:30 – 7:00Bear Den Open
7:00 – 8:00Drive golf balls into the lake or small game tournaments
8:00 – 8:30Snack in dining tent
8:30 – 9:15Family Game in Chapel
9:15 – 10:00Nighttime Swim
Saturday, August 13
7:45 – 8:15Optional Ladies’ prayer time
8:15 – 8:45Continental Breakfast in dining tent
9:00 – 10:15Morning session with the Lilly Family
10:30 – 11:15Brunch
11:30 – 2:15Lake and Free-time events open – Tournaments finals
1:30 – 2:15Bear Den Open
12:30 – 2:00Lifeguard on duty for swimming
2:15 – 3:30Afternoon session with Tim Brubaker
3:30 – 4:15Afternoon Meal
4:15 – 4:30Sad Goodbyes
Try the Lakeglide – Step off the 32′ platform and land on the opposite side of the lake!

This is the tentative schedule for those coming only for the day on Friday

Friday, August 12
9:00 – 9:30Registration for Friday “Day Guests”
10;00 – 10:45Brunch
11:00 – 12:15Morning Session with David Gibbs or CLA representative
12:30 – 2:30 Bear Den, Lake, and some free-time events open
1:00 – 2:30Lifeguard on duty for swimming
2:45 – 3:30Pig roast with trimmings
3:45 – 5:00Afternoon Session with Brad Cranston (Awake America)
5:00 – 5:15 Bear Den Open
5:15 – 6:30Early evening session with Tim Barton (Wallbuilders)
6:30 – 7:00Bear Den Open
7:00Thanks for coming!

To register for the entire retreat in a Servant’s Heart Cabin, click the link below.

To register for the entire retreat in your tent, camper or RV, click the link below

To register for the activities on Friday only, click the link below.