Bible Institutes

Teaching the Word of God has always been a huge part of what we do. With Bible Institutes in 13 locations around the world, our desire is to reach a new generation of world changers.

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Camps & Conference Centers

Whether you want to get away in the Adirondacks or head down to sunny Florida, Word of Life camps has options for you. Though the locations are different, our commitment to provide you with solid Biblical speakers, top-notch musical talent, and an amazing location to get away won't change.

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Word of Life is an international organization with active ministry in over 60 countries and over 1,100 missionaries. Last year alone, over 160,000 people made professions of faith through the various ministries around the world. To God be the glory...great things He is doing!

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Local Church Ministries

With missionaries spread around the country, Local Church Ministries is focused on helping local churches accurately teach God's Word to their youth. We supply the Bible curriculum and then help train your leaders to teach the youth of your church the truths of God's Word.

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2014 Camp Schedule

WeekDatesSpeaker: Deputies & SheriffsSpeaker: Rangers
1 June 22 - June 28, 2014 Buddy Davis Joe Zilinski
2 June 29 - July 5, 2014 Eric Garland Eric Garland
3 July 6 - July 12, 2014 Tim Patterson Tim Patterson
4 July 13 - July 19, 2014 Ric Garland Greg Dyson
5 July 20 - July 26, 2014 Tim Patterson Chad Patterson
6 July 27 - August 2, 2014 Dan Webster Dan Webster
7 August 3 - August 9, 2014 Jonathan Phillips Mike Calhoun
8 August 10 - August 16, 2014 Todd Goodyear Todd Goodyear


Base Price:
  • Rancher (Grades 1-5) - $349
  • Ranger (Grades 6-8) - $379

A deposit of $80 per camper is required upon registration Final balance is due two weeks prior to camper arrival

Coming to Camp

  • Forms
    1. Camper Health Form Package - You need this for registration.
    2. Health Center FAQ
    3. What to Bring to Camp - We want to set the stage for amazing spiritual and personal growth. With this goal in mind, here is a list of things that you should and should not bring with you when you come to camp this summer.
    4. Ranch Camp (Ages 6-10)
    5. Ranger Camp (Ages 11-12)
    6. Day Camp (Ages 6-12)
    7. Bring a New Friend Reward

    What to Bring

    • Bible, Notepad, Pen or Pencil
    • Bedding, Sleeping bag & pillow
    • Flashlight
    • Toiletries - Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hairbrush, Shampoo, Deodorant, Soap
    • Towels- Beach, Shower
    • Casual Clothes, jeans, t-shirts warm pajamas
    • Sneakers, Boots with heal (for horsemanship), Flip Flops (for beach/shower)
    • Shorts (must be fingertip length)
    • FOR GIRLS - One piece Beach Apparel (no French cuts)
    • FOR GUYS - Modest Beachwear (no speedo style suits)
    • Raincoat, Jacket, Sweatshirts or Sweaters
    • Bug Spray
    • Spending money

    What Not to Bring

    • No Tight-fitting clothes
    • No Short shorts/mini skirts
    • No Two-peice bathing suits (girls)
    • No electronic devices- Game systems, MP3 Players, Cell Phones, etc.
    • No contraband- knives, weapons, etc.
  • How to Get to the Ranch

    How to Get to the Ranch


    1. 4200 Glendale Rd Pottersville, NY, 12860

    From I-87N take exit 26 (Pottersville/Minerva):

    1. Turn left at Valley Farm Rd
    2. Turn right at US-9 N Stay right for 0.7 miles
    3. Take the 1st right onto Co Rd 62/Glendale Rd

    From I-87 S Take exit 26 (Minerva/Pottersville):

    1. Turn left at Stone Bridge Rd
    2. Turn right at US-9 S for .1 miles
    3. Turn left at Co Rd 62/Glendale Rd
    4. Destination will be on the left

Frequently Asked Questions


If your camper needs round-trip van shuttle service from Albany International Airport or the Pottersville Bus Station, please call 518-494-1494 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or e-mail and give notice at least 72 hours in advance. A Word of Life staff member will pick up your camper. Campers can turn in their return tickets to the camp office for safe keeping until departure time. The suggested donations for roundtrip shuttle service are as follows: Saturdays, $40; Any other day, $50.

Arrival and Departure Day


Registration/Check-in for Ranch and Island is held in the parking lot of the Jack Wyrtzen Center, located on the Bible Institute property. Arrive on Sunday no earlier than 2 p.m. and no later than 5 p.m. Any late arrivals for the Ranch will be at the Jack Wyrtzen Center.

Please leave your luggage in your vehicle. You will proceed to the Ranch property for camper drop-off after check-in. Please carry any medications with you through the check-in process to check them into our health center staff.


Return the following Saturday morning between 8AM-9AM to pick up your child from the Ranch. Pick-up your Ranch camper from the Bible Institute Jack Wyrtzen Center. Bring a photo ID to verify your identity. If you will be late please be sure to call and make arrangements.

What To Pack

We have compiled a check list to help you and your child to prepare for your amazing week at camp. Click here to download the document.

Cabin Facilities

Campers at the Ranch and R.C. sleep in clean, comfortable, dormitory-style cabins with bunk beds, indoor bathrooms, electricity and other amenities. The number of campers in each cabin varies according to the size of the cabin but the camper/counselor ratio is approximately 7 to 1. Each camper should bring a sleeping bag and pillow.


The food served is of the finest quality and is prepared under strict supervision. A well balanced diet is planned for each day, and there are always, multiple hot and cold options at each meal. Our chefs can accommodate special diets upon request (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.). Candy and snacks are available at the Snack Shack.

Click here to download a copy of the camper menu.

Camper Bank

Upon arrival, campers should put their money in the Camper Bank for safekeeping. The amount of spending money you bring is up to you. Campers may withdraw money at scheduled times each day. Word of Life is not responsible for any money or items not deposited in the Bank. Counselors will assist those campers not accustomed to handling their own money.

Cabin Assignments and Cabinmate Requests

All cabin assignments will be made before arrival. Any special requests must be made ahead of time via your online account. Ranch campers are housed according to age: Deputies (grades 1-2), Sheriffs (grades 3-5), and Rangers (grades 6-8). Due to the different programs, we will not house different age groups together. We seek to, as much as possible, house campers together if requested and group reservations together considering age divisions as well.

Camper Mail

Campers love to get mail! It is delivered to and picked up from camp Monday through Friday. Tip: Send mail either Friday or Saturday before your session begins. Address mail in this way:

{Camper Name & Date of attendance}

Word of Life Ranch

Pottersville, NY 12860

What is your Code of Conduct?

Please see our camps policies page for our Code of Conduct.

What is your Admissions Policy?

Please see our camps policies page for our Admissions Policy.

Does a camper need to have his own insurance policy?

Word of Life Camps are a non-profit, charitable organization dependent on God and His people. Those who use Word of Life facilities and/or engage in related activities, waive and release and claim for personal injury or property damage. Attendees agree to carry insurance or have the resources to cover the expenses related to personal injury or property damage.