Programs and Activities

Go And Make Disciples.


Leadership Development

Camp isn’t just for kids! In 1977, Brookwoods and Deer Run added our first co-ed leadership development program after recognizing a need for discipleship and leadership training for older teenagers. Today, our leadership programs are designed primarily to train up mature Christian men and women who will faithfully serve the Kingdom of God and represent Christ in the world. The Next 75 will benefit all of these programs.

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The Servant and Leadership Training at Brookwoods and Deer Run is a two-summer, 8-week program incorporating an international and domestic missions experience. SALTers build community by serving together and sharing the gospel beyond the boundaries of camp.

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The Leadership Development Program at Brookwoods and Deer Run is a two-summer, 16-week program designed to give campers the opportunity to challenge themselves physically, intellectually, and most importantly, spiritually. This program focuses on community building as well as development of historic Christian disciplines to encourage continued spiritual growth.<.small>

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MRO’s Wilderness Intensive Leadership Development program is a two-summer, 8-week program focusing on adventure and outdoor skill acquisition, team building, and mentoring. WILD gives participants a strong spiritual foundation through the opportunity to consider deeper questions of the Christian faith in a community and adventure context.


The Ranger Unit

The Ranger Unit

The Ranger Unit is a special place for all who have lived there. Originally a part of Deer Run Lodge, it was relocated when the girls arrived in 1964. The current structure on the waterfront is home to the Brookwoods boys in the Leadership Development Program (LDP). Each summer the program lanches 24 LDPs, many of whom come back to work at camp. Fifty years of active use had taken its toll on the Ranger, and after many extensive repairs, a complete rebuild was required!

The beautiful new structure on the waterfront was completed in the Spring of 2021 with funds received from The Next 75 ministry partners. This new “Ranger Unit” is home to the Brookwoods LDPs. The multi-use cabin features a front porch that is accessible to both the 1st year and 2nd year LDPs, storage and a bathroom for Waterfront Staff on the ground level, and is heated to allow for conference guests in Fall and Spring.

Wild Pavilion

The WILD Pavilion

WILD participants spend almost 100% of their time outside! They cook outdoors, live in platform wall tents, and spend half of their time on off-camp adventures. Building a pavilion on the current site will give WILD campers a protected open air space to gather for Bible studies, leadership lessons, and cooking great meals over the fire. This would be their only “shelter” besides their tents!


If you have questions please contact
our Director of Development,
Ann Higgins at