Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center

Falls Creek is a Baptist conference center and youth camp along Falls Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. It is also the largest youth encampment in the United States.

History

used the donated land to host the meeting of the Baptist Young People's Union, with a total of 273 campers. Since then, Falls Creek has grown astronomically, now averaging 55,000 attendees per summer. In the 1920s, a large outdoor tabernacle was built, and remained in use for many years. The benches used in the tabernacle were signed by generations of campers. In 2004, this tabernacle was torn down and construction began on a new one (Services during the 2005 and 2006 sessions were held at an amphitheater.) Benches from the old tabernacle were sold away as something of collector's items. In 2007, the new tabernacle, the first indoors and with rest rooms, was opened at the 90th Falls Creek session.

Falls Creek, OK

Falls Creek is considered to be in Davis, Oklahoma for official matters, but many locals and attendees consider it to be a completely separate township. In fact, Falls Creek could be a self running town, complete with a Post Office,and Shops. It also has a lake and a natural spring.

External links

* [http://www.fallscreekok.org/ Falls Creek Campaign: For the Sake of the Call]
* [http://www.skopos.org/falls_creek.html Skopos: Falls Creek] (Official Website)
* [http://www.bgco.org/ Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma]


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