In 1935 Mr. Walter Jensen, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, founded Children's Bible Mission in response to his burden to reach boys and girls with the gospel. His method was to go into the public schools and teach God's Word, motivating the children to learn and memorize Scripture by offering as an incentive the opportunity to attend summer Bible camp. That first year 47 children earned the privilege and 16 accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. The work of CBM Ministries, as it later became known, quickly spread from Florida to Pennsylvania, reaching thousands of boys and girls through the public schools.
The ministry of CBM in South Alabama began in 1942 when Miss Bea Ames and Mrs. Althea Hooker started a work in Dothan, Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hedger joined in 1943. Soon Miss Hope Wells joined Miss Ames in ministry. For about 17 years, they would rent a camp to accommodate the children who were memorizing Bible verses.
In 1952, Jonas and Ruth Miller moved from Pennsylvania to South Alabama. They were sensing the Lord's direction to a ministry here. Mr. Miller joined with CBM as a school visitor and soon saw the need for a camp. He bought a farm in Hacoda, Alabama and offered land to CBM for a camp. The CBM National Board of Directors accepted the offer of land and made Jonas the director of the Alabama Division with the responsibility of building a camp. Many people prayed, worked and gave. Mr. and Mrs. John Yoder were very helpful in developing the camp, and it was Mrs. Yoder who suggested they use the name Camp Victory.
The Lord blessed all these efforts and Camp Victory opened on June 26, 1961.
Our purpose is to help young people experience the victory that comes through knowing Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
CBM and Camp Victory are works of faith.
This ministry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, not funded by any foundation or well-endowed resource, but rather donations from churches, families, and individuals. Scripture teaches us to share our personal financial needs with the Lord's people so that they too may participate in the rewards (Phil. 4:17).
Donations are tax deductible and accepted for General Fund, Special Projects, and Family/Individual Missionary Support.
There are several ways to participate by donating. Click the give tab at the top of the page to donate online. Send tax-deductible donations by making checks payable to CBM of South AL, Inc. Each gift will be acknowledged with a receipt.
Mail to Camp Victory, 363 Victory Circle, Samson, AL 36477.
We love this camp. Wonderful place for the whole family. We look forward to going every year.
My second wonderful spiritual retreat at Camp Victory, and once again, it was the highlight of my year. Beautiful location in a peaceful country setting with activities galore. The staff is helpful, polite and friendly. The food is great! And the cabins and grounds are so clean and comfortable. I recommend Camp Victory to everyone searching for a peaceful, pleasant, spirit-filled location to spend time with family, friends, or church groups. I can't wait for next year!!
60 years in the making of memories. A beautiful piece of land with outstanding facilities and beautiful lake . They are changing lives , giving guidance, encouragement and hope ..... and the food is excellent.