“A society grows great when the elders plant trees

 in whose shade they will never sit.”

Greek proverb

The Purpose

  • The purpose of this endowment is to provide a means by which the mission and ministry of Highland Lakes continues to impact future generations. The fund will provide a resource that will be available in perpetuity and will continue to increase in value.

  • It is established in a manner that would allow the camp leadership to direct the income each year toward operating costs that may occur in any given year. The principle of the fund is not to be infringed upon; only the interest derived from the principle is to be utilized.

The Need

To observe the life of Jesus is to note on occasions He withdrew for a time of prayer, for time away from the throngs of people, for a renewed fellowship with the Father. These times were in places of quiet out-of-doors. Apparently, this need still exists for every age group among us. The education of our people is a part of the great commission given to the New Testament church. This is an effort for continuing education among us and to provide it in a context that is refreshing, and a setting enhanced by the great out of doors.”

State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, Philosophy, Objectives, Methodology: Program for Camping, Retreat and Assembly Work of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. Sept. 2, 1976; unpublished

We all need a place to:

  • connect with the Creator, while observing His creation;

  • experience adventure, lessons of life and leadership;

  • connect with others, enhancing and encouraging our mission;

  • get away from the distractions of the world to hear Christ as He calls us to Himself;

  • get away from the distractions of the world to hear from the Father as He calls us to ministry;

  • get away from the distractions of the world to hear from the Spirit as He guides us in His will;

  • disconnect from virtual and connect with reality;

  • to rest, regroup, reflect, recharge, revive, remember

This is a legacy fund

We do it not for ourselves but for generations to come.

We encourage individuals, churches, associations, and like-minded organizations to partner with us in this endeavor.

Your gift will make it possible for the ministry of Highland Lakes to continue helping others to



1591 W Highland Lakes Baptist Camp
Martinsville, IN 46151