Generations of Service
Since 1970, Broken Arrow Ranch (BAR) has provided the Kansas-Nebraska Conference with a safe place to learn about Jesus Christ. During the Summer Ministry Program, BAR provides a safe environment, away from the noise of the world, where young people can grow in their relationship with Christ through intentional programming and activities designed to teach young people to see Jesus in every aspect of life. Throughout the year, BAR offers the KS-NE Conference a quiet place for a church retreat or school function. Generations of young people have come through Broken Arrow Ranch, many of whom have become staff themselves. As adults, they send their own children to experience a week at this Christ-centered summer ministry. We look forward to ministering to your family too!
Register for this summer!
All summer ministry program registrations are run through UltraCamp. Staff, or Camper, Click here!
Images & Videos!
Images & videos from last summer are available at our SmugMug page here:
About Our Camp
The original land was purchased in 1970. Several acres have been added through the years to make a total of 422 acres. The camp is located on Tuttle Creek Lake near Manhattan, Kansas. It has been said that this area has the only sandy beach in Kansas. The camp was built primarily by conference personnel (pastors and office staff) and lay members.
Property and Camp Facilities
The camp has eleven cabins, each housing seven to nine campers and a counselor. Each cabin has a shower and a restroom. There is a lodge containing a large dining room, kitchen, four staff rooms with two bath-rooms, rec-room and stove. There is a staff cabin, nature and craft building, restroom facilities for camp visitors, a shop, ranger’s home, horse barn, covered pavilion for camp activities, an office, pool and a medical building.
Programs and Special Features
The Summer Ministry Program usually starts in early June and runs through mid-July. Recent years have provided camps for single moms and kids, Adventure Camp (Ages 7-9), Junior Camp 1 & 2 (Ages 10-12), Earliteen Camp (13-14), Teen Camp (Ages 15-17) and Family Camp. The camp is used on weekends by different groups, when the weather is good, from mid-April through mid-October. Most groups are church groups, family reunions, academy students, and staff. There are facilities for horseback riding, skiing, swimming, sailing, hiking, archery, frisbee golf, go-karts, and crafts.