About us

Burnside Camp Meeting was founded in 1932 by H.L. Gregg and J.H. Rupert. It is an independent Church of God campmeeting, held on the last Friday of July for eight days thereafter.  This is a family campmeeting with services for all ages.

FROM THE BEGINNING:

  • Founded in 1932 by H. L. Gregg and J. H. Rupert.

  • Groundwork for the campmeetings was laid in the early 1900’s when J. E. Rupert, along with H. M. Riggle, established the congregation of the Church of God in Burnside.

  • An organization meeting was held April 14, 1932, and the first campmeeting was held August 17-26, 1932.

  • H. L. Gregg donated a tract of land for a camp site in Burnside Township.

  • A blue print was prepared indicating sites for a tabernacle, dormitories, the cook house, cottages, etc.

  • The lumber for the tabernacle came from the J. H. Rupert farm in Emlenton.

  • A building in Emeigh was dismantled and the lumber used to build the girls' dormitory (which has since been razed [2013] and replaced).

BURNSIDE CAMPMEETING OFFICERS and BOARD OF DIRECTORS

   -Thomas Hannold, President

   -Dana Sherry, 1st Vice President

   -Jerry Crowe, 2nd Vice President

   -Jayne French, Secretary

   -Evelyn Booth, Treasurer

   -Janis Cicero

   -Andrea Deible

   -Addison Hockins

   -Amanda Sherry

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

   -Clyde Bish, Chair

BUILDING AND GROUNDS MANAGER

   -Jerry Crowe

   -Dana Sherry

   -Stanley Jones, Assistant

HOUSING MANAGER

   -Angela Lewis

CAFETERIA

   -Andrea Deible, Kitchen Manager

CANDY STAND MANAGERS

   -Joan Gibson

   -Beth Sherry

PUBLICITY

   -Amanda Sherry