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In the mid-1960’s the Diocese of South Dakota purchased a former dude ranch in the Black Hills for church camp use. In its fourth summer, a brochure for the camp stated: “The camp was purchased and set up with the principle in mind that in camping we come closer to nature, and thereby discover the mighty works of God.The camping experiences give young people the opportunity of living in a Christian Community and help them discover for themselves who they are in relationship to God and each other. The activities center around daily worship.”

Located in the Black Hills, about 20 miles south of Lead/Deadwood, young people who attend are invited to participate in an “experiment” in living in Intentional Christian Community. Campers explore what it looks like, and what it means, to live in close quarters loving one another.

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