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It’s Green Oak Ranch time again! Registration is now open on the LAC website. It’s been a long two years dealing with this pandemic. Green Oak Ranch is the perfect place for you to enjoy the outdoors and fellowship with each other. This year is a very important year for our church and Green Oak. In order for us to continue this tradition, we need to make sure attendance is good. If we don’t have the number of family and friends sign up that we need this year we will have no choice but to cancel and give up our Memorial Day weekend tradition. Last year at the ranch was amazing, but between our donation in 2020 to help keep Green Oak from closing down and last year's numbers being lower than usual, we used our entire emergency fund. Please sign up and pay as soon as you can to ensure 2021 can continue as planned.

It was a blessing for everyone to be able to social distance and still enjoy family time and fellowship. We took safety very seriously and there was not a single incident of Covid at or post the event. The Covid numbers are even lower this year and we will continue to do what we can to keep everyone safe. There are still no group meals provided, everyone is on their own for food. You may cook in your campsite, go to a restaurant, order take out, get food delivered, kids will probably do what they always do and go from campsite to campsite snacking at each location like an old-school progressive dinner. We hope that we can go back to the group meals next year.

We will still have all of the activities you know and love, from hiking and softball to fishing and crafts. There are activities for everyone at every age. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family for a weekend of fun. Sign up now to ensure the Green Oak Ranch Memorial Day weekend family camp can happen this year and years to come.

Michael Mitchell
Green Oak Camp Coordinator

Purpose Statement

To have a long weekend of family fun and relaxation, building relationships with friends and beginning new relationships.


Set in a camping environment, away from the usual, and provide activities for kids to be with kids, for adults to be with adults and for adults/parents to interact with kids.


Starting in 1979 several families from Galileans went camping. The group grew. About 1985 one of our members, on the board of the Union Rescue Mission, owner of the facility, made arrangements for us to camp there. We provided our own meals and our own activities, starting with crafts and a Sunday service geared strictly for the kids.

Galileans as a class realized the importance of the weekend and practically made it mandatory for everyone in class to go, particularly new people to the class. We felt a weekend at Green Oak was worth more than three years of all the other class activities combined as far as getting to know others and feeling at home in the class.


Over the last few years our typical attendance has been around 500. About half are adults over 18 and the rest are students with about 5% being 5 or under.

We encourage families to invite their friends, as it is a very easy-going and welcoming atmosphere that everyone can participate in and become part of. Our children's worship service is still geared to the kids with a children's sermon, yet always with an evangelistic message.

There is a spirit of working and playing together that permeates the ranch experience. People share food, bicycles, squirt guns, help each other with their tents, gather 'round campfires and just become extended family for the weekend. It is one of the best ways to meet people and become part of the LAC Family.


"Lake does more in 3 days than most camps do in a whole week!"
- Green Oak Ranch Staff



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