Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2014 for ages kindergarten through 12th grade. Campers are given the opportunity to spend their summer exploring God’s creation, High ropes course, Learn More…

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Time: We need volunteers to lend a hand out at the Ranch! We have everything from half day projects for small groups to larger tasks for groups looking for service opportunities. Let us show you how much fun Learn More…


Retreats

Call to Book Today! 918-263-3622. Are you searching for a place to retreat? How about a place to develop your leadership or team chemistry? Or you may be in need of a spiritual encounter apart from the Learn More…

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Mission & Philosophy
Mission
Shepherd’s Fold Ranch is a Christian Camp and Retreat Center that provides an environment to encounter the fullness of God.
Philosophy
We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct; the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His substitutionary atonement for sin, His bodily resurrection, His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory; the Person of the Holy Spirit and His work of conviction, regeneration, and sanctification, Who indwells every believer, equipping them with gifts for service and witness; the necessity of new birth, in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and the importance of a life fully committed to the will of God in Christ and the church as the one universal body of Christ Who is the Head, called to be God’s redeemed people.

About Shepherd’s Fold Ranch


Our Beliefs

Mission Statement
Shepherd’s Fold Ranch is a Christian Camp and Retreat Center that provides an environment to encounter the fullness of God.

Motto
A place called home.
Vision Statement
A place in the country where you can do business with God.


Guiding Principles to Honor God:

  • Discipleship – We will equip believers to walk in a confident relationship with God.
  • Christ Centered – We will keep Christ and His gospel at the center of all we do.
  • Stewardship – We will steward our business and finances with integrity and transparency.
  • Relationship – We will be identified by the strength of lifelong relationships and the communities that we build.
  • Service – We will always serve in a way that glorifies God.
  • Fun & Adventure – We will ensure that Fun and Adventure are a high priority in our programs and activities.
  • Unity – We will maintain a unity that reveals to people that God loves them and sent His Son to die for them.

Shepherd’s Fold Statement of Faith:

We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct; the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His substitutionary atonement for sin, His bodily resurrection, His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory; the Person of the Holy Spirit and His work of conviction, regeneration, and sanctification, Who indwells every believer, equipping them with gifts for service and witness; the necessity of new birth, in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and the importance of a life fully committed to the will of God in Christ and the church as the one universal body of Christ Who is the Head, called to be God’s redeemed people.




Summer Camp

Summer Camp for ages kindergarten through 12th grade. Campers are given the opportunity to spend their summer exploring God’s creation, High ropes course, canoeing, hiking, epic night games, horseback riding, Frisbee golfing, participating in pool “ Olympics”, taking a ride on the zip line over the pond, playing new games, fellowshipping with their peers and many more exciting activities! Bible based object lessons, parables, and worship encounters are a fundamental part of each day at camp.




Camp Scholarship Application

Retreats

 

Call to Book Today! 918-263-3622

Retreat Pricing Guide Map of SFR Book Today!

Are you searching for a place to retreat?

How about a place to develop your leadership or team chemistry?

Or you may be in need of a spiritual encounter apart from the busyness of everyday life?

Whether you’re looking for a personal place to meet for an inspirational weekend with your team or searching for a retreat center to host your grand gathering. Shepherd’s Fold Ranch is an ideal place to be.
We want to invite you to come out to the country and encounter God in ‘a place called home’.


See what we BELIEVE | Check out our LODGING | Learn about ACTIVITIES OFFERED | Retreat MEAL SERVICES | Past REVIEWS | Our RENTAL POLICIES | DAY RENTREATS | CONTACT US


Support

Thank you for your interest in serving at Shepherd’s Fold! Looking for a life-changing summer? Check out our Summer Staff page. Have treasures to donate? Check out our Donate page. Looking for a small project to give your time and/or talents? Check out our Volunteer Opportunity page. If you have a specific way you’d like to serve, feel free to contact our office at 918-263-3622 or email us at Click to Email!


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The Furnace


Welcome To The Furnace




Curriculum

Summer Discipleship Training Program

“The Furnace” is more than just a summer job. Students 18-24 years old learn leadership skills through our 8 week discipleship training program that involves on the job training in ministry, as well as mentorship and Bible training while on summer staff here at SFR.

2015 Summer Dates: May 24 – July 30 (Staff Party is the evening of July 30)


“Remove the dross from the silver and produce material for the silversmith.” Proverbs 25:4

Those in The Furnace will get experience in counseling and teaching campers, ages 5-17 years old, as well as supervising and mentoring small groups. These ‘students’ will go through training classes each week with mentors and teachers that are currently working in ministries around the world. These teachers are Prophets, Apostles, Pastors, Teachers and Evangelists that have mature ministries, affecting thousands of people each year. As a part of the training, ‘students’ will have weekly assignments in one of our many counseling or support positions. This “hands on” experience will change your life!

The Furnace is optimally a four summer program designed to prepare you for Christian leadership, not just in your heart but also in your mind. At SFR, we’re not just trying to train leaders for summer camps. Our goal is to also train leaders who can function in their local church, family, school, job, and in life! The four summers are not required, but are highly recommended. The first two summers are specifically geared to challenge and renew your “thinking” about God and ministry. The second two summers focus directly on “acting” out your Christianity as a follower and as a leader. You’re invited to come and sow into this “field” as we sow into you for multiple summers and experience the growth that occurs when you are carefully tended by the “vinedresser”.


The Progression


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First Year

Emphasis on Foundation – Romans 12:9 – 13:10 – Authority and Identity


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Second Year

Emphasis on Elementary Teachings – Hebrews 5:7 – 6:12 – Repentance, Faith, Baptisms, Healing, Resurrection, and eternal judgement


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Third Year

Emphasis on Imitatiors of Christ – Philippians 1:27 – 2:15 – Imitating Christ’s Humility


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Fourth Year

Emphasis on Summer Camp Leadership Team – 1 Corinthians 13 – The most excellent Way


Testimonies

Claire Yinger

“The Furnace has completely changed my life. It has taught me character, integrity, and what it truly looks and feels like to live in community. Doing the Furnace is one of the BEST decisions I have ever made. I am FOREVER thankful for Shepherd’s Fold!”


Anna Miller

“I owe my ability to love, communicate, lead and process life to this discipleship program, and I wouldn’t trade my summers learning for anything in the world. The rest of my life will benefit from it, husband, children, students, relatives and friends. I LOVE THE FURNACE!!”


Alumni


Come and Join the SFR Alumni Network!
There are two ways to connect. One is to sign up for weekly encouragement emails from the SFR staff that are 2 minute devotionals. The emails will also include current events and information from camp.

Alumni Sign Up

The second way is to connect on the SFR Alumni Forum. This is a great way to connect with other Foldies, share and download pictures of camp, post your favorite memories and stories, and other activities.

SFR Alumni Forum

Contact Us


Physical Address: 185 River Ave. Avant, OK 74001

Mailing Address: PO Box 39 Avant, OK 74001

Local: (918) 263-3622

Fax: (918) 263-2022

Ron Griffin: Executive Director Click to Email

Hope Chitwood: Camp Director Click to Email

Daniel Roberts: Retreat Director Click to Email

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How do I get to SFR Camp?

Directions to Shepherd’s Fold

Take US-75 N (17 miles) to the OK-20 Exit (toward Skiatook). Go west (left) 4 miles into Skiatook. Continue on OK-20 through Skiatook (you will pass a Wal-Mart). 1 mile west of Skiatook, you’ll see a flashing yellow light. On the corners are Way-Low Fireworks and the Osage Smoke Shop. Go north (right) at that light. Shepherd’s Fold Ranch is 8 miles down this road. You will see the SFR sign on the left as you come down a big hill.


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