Celebrating 50 years of SEP

Here is a video produced by GenMin’s SEP So Cal camp in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP camp in Orr, Minnesota. We encourage you to use the comments section below to post your own remembrances of SEP.

On YouTube at http://youtu.be/iIVUo0l6p1g.

4 thoughts on “Celebrating 50 years of SEP”

  1. Amazing to see that it has been 50 years since Orr became a camp for the youth. I had the opportunity to help build the camp facilities and to serve as a counselor for the 9 week session that first year.

  2. Fifty years seems impossible! Wasn’t it just a year or two ago when I was asked to teach swimming at the camp in Orr? I also remember helping to plumb the laundry/ shower building on Boy’s Point. PVC and plastic cement hadn’t been invented yet, or at least wasn’t yet widely approved for waste piping, so I was introduced to oakum and hot lead pipe joining. Wow, have things changed! Many of you will probably recall that summer camps for WCG/GCI actually pre-dated Orr by two or three years. Our first camps were held in Big Sandy, TX, and each session lasted 8 weeks. At those camps I was privileged to teach leather craft as well as swimming, along with being a dorm counselor. SEP has come a long way from those early years; God has blessed it immensely and it has produced good fruit in thousands of young lives.

  3. All I can say is “Cool Beans” to the history presentations about SEP. So great to see the Egberts (who remain ageless) share about the rich past, and to know that the legacy continues in dozens of camps all over the U.S. and the rest of the world.

  4. SEP, Orr, 1967. First time I rode a horse. First time I got spanked by someone 2 years older than me. I decided then & there that I was going to Ambassador College because everyone seemed so happy. It’s been a long journey, but I’m still here, by God’s grace…

    Cathy (McGee) Emerson

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