Mission & Values


Camp Deerpark exists to extend the ministry of Jesus Christ. As an outreach of 18 New York City Mennonite Churches, Camp Deerpark stands alone as a camping ministry owned by and dedicated to serving inner city Mennonites. The camp offers people of all ages, races and backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy Christian camping at a reasonable price.

Distinctive to Camp’s program are its cross-cultural ministry (both in terms of ethnic culture and rural/urban culture); opportunities for hands-on leadership and ministry experience for inner city youth; and affordable and welcoming retreat facilities.

Camp Deerpark seeks to promote fellowship and community building, and to embody hospitality, stewardship and respect for creation.