Marmon Valley Ministries
Summer Horse Camps with a high
Ministries exists to provide camps that grow campers toward a love for God,
a life of obedience to His Word and a passion for His glory.
Horsemanship experiences make up a large portion of
the camp structure. Age and level appropriate classes ensure
that every child is in a class that will help them learn at their skill
level. Within the context of learning horsemanship skills, many
opportunities arise for ministry. Horsemanship classes offer helpful
parallels to our relationships, especially a servant, master relationship.
Horsemanship classes allow for teachable moments where the class may see
spiritual truth illustrated.
By Godís grace, Marmon Valley Ministries has
helped many children to come to faith in Christ and learn to live a life of
faith and commitment to Him.
We believe that our camps offer an important service
to families and churches that is intended to come alongside their God given
efforts to raise up godly young men and women. Our camps reinforce the
gospel message as a supporting third voice. Marmon Valley Ministries offers
a friendly environment where campers can be confronted about their need for
Christ, be encouraged to discover Godís Word, and be excited about growing.
Spiritual growth includes both learning the Bible and living it. Growth
occurs when the Bible is applied in life and new Biblical thoughts and
habits replace the old sinful thoughts and habits that existed before. Camp
uniquely creates a Christ-centered community where campers are encouraged to
think Biblically and respond Biblically throughout the day in every context
of life. Truth is taught, change is anticipated and application is
implemented. Spiritual growth is modeled by all of the staff members.
The routine world in which all children live is busy and full of influences
and relationships. Some of these are helpful, some are distracting. Camp is
able to create a temporary culture of spiritual growth that provide positive
influences and genuine relationships. Campers can come for a short stay and
be removed from distractions in order to focus on the truth claims of the
Bible. Camp is an intentional attempt to see and savor Christ throughout all
of a camperís experiences and relationships. This is largely done by
relationally engaging campers with staff who model a Christ-centered life of
growth and love.
Why does Marmon Valley Ministries put so much emphasis
a. Horses are helpful to our ultimate mission of helping families and
churches point children to a fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ.
b. Horse are the context of our ministry. Horses donít in and of
themselves help children to grow in faith. They do however provide a context
for the life of faith that we want to model and proclaim. In the context of
learning horsemanship we may apply Godís Word regarding stewardship,
responsibility, how to respond to fear, how to deal with anger, failure and
many other life experiences. It is the context for relationships at camp.
c. Horses are a tool for ministry. Horses, like many things, can be
used directly to teach truth. They often serve as a living object lesson or
parable. A rider can visualize the concept of making a complete turn around
in true repentance while learning how to reverse a horse.
d. Horses are fun. Camp is designed to be a special, memorable
experience that opens opportunities for life change. Horses help us create
Marmon Valley Ministries, a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Zanesfield, Ohio.
Scholarships are available for campers in
need of financial assistance. MVM
seeks to provide farm flavored Christian camping opportunities to children
of all ages and backgrounds.
Valley Ministries is committed to:
Providing excellent Christ-focused horse camps for children and families.
for those unable to afford camp.
In order for us to move forward with these priorities, we need your support.
Marmon Valley Ministries depends on the contribution of generous donors who
understand the value in Christian Camping. Please prayerfully consider
supporting Marmon Valley Ministries with both your prayer support and
financial contributions. As a 501c3 non-profit organization contributions
are tax deductible.
Contact Marmon Valley Ministries at 937-593-8051
for more information about camps and scholarships or invite Marmon Valley Ministries
to present our mission to your church or organization.