Ponca Bible Camp - COVID-19 Communication

The Ponca Bible Camp board continues to meet to discuss the camp's handling of the current COVID-19 situation. Many important decisions have been made, and many more remain to be made. The board will be re-evaluating on a continuing basis, and will be communicating any changes and decisions as they are made. The board will be meeting in the first week of June to make the final decisions for the camping season, based on revised guidelines that we expect to receive from the State of Arkansas on May 31.

Please keep PBC, and the board, in your prayers as we seek to make wise decisions about camp usage. Some things are in our control, and many things are not. But one thing we should all remember is GOD IS IN CONTROL. As Christians this is an excellent time to remain calm, exhibit a strong and steady faith, and share the gospel and the hope of Christ that is in each of us.


Here are the decisions that have been made, based on the guidelines currently in place from the State of Arkansas:


All rental group reservations currently booked through July 1, 2020 are cancelled. We encourage rescheduling, but if rescheduling is not possible, or desired, the deposit will be refunded.

Camp Schedule (preliminary)

The start of camp has been moved to July 12, and reduced to 3 weeks (ending on July 31). The age groups have been adjusted to:
  • Week 1: Going into 11, 12, or just graduated
  • Week 2: Going into 9 or 10th grade
  • Week 3: Going into 7 or 8th grade

We realize this new schedule is going to disappoint our campers going into 4, 5, and 6th grade, and we agree that it is not ideal. We don’t wish to leave anyone out, and we are looking forward to having everyone back next year!


Registrations that have been entered for the original schedule (6 weeks of camp) will be cancelled. Any payment that has already been made will be refunded. When registration is re-opened, these campers will need to be registered again.

Registrations for the new schedule will be opened at a later date. When registration is turned back on, the Early Registration Discount will apply for all registrations, regardless of date received.


COVID-19 - Check out our COVID-19 page for all the updates on our rentals, work, and camping season.