Lakewood Camping Resort has grown into a year-round ministry organization with many varied opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are excited to offer Christian based programs for your whole family to enjoy while on vacation. What better way to worship in the beauty of "HIS" holiness than to have fun on the shore of His beautiful Atlantic Ocean, relax by the calm lakeside, enjoy the majestic tall pines and the grand live oak trees. Come and experience some of God's creation.
Whether you are seeking a deeper spiritual walk through Bible study, praise and worship or developing a deeper relationship with friends and family... you are sure to experience a life-changing, memorable vacation while visiting Lakewood Camping Resort. We want to call you "friend"!
When Marion and Carl Perry were led to open the first privately owned campground in Myrtle Beach in 1959, they initially believed they were embarking on a new business venture. However, it didn't take them long to realize that their family owned business was just a vehicle that God was going to use to accomplish His goals.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry grasped the vision that they were to be stewards of the new property that God had entrusted to them to operate a Christian-oriented campground that offered campers a place to come and find good family values and an environment that promoted Christian ideas. They also saw the opporunity to share the gospel in a casual environment with many adults and children who may never enter into a formal worship setting. So, on January 10, 1972 they chartered "Lakewood Camprgound Ministry". The ministry is a non-profit ministry and is still a vital part of Lakewood's community today.
The Lakewood Campground Ministry offers something for everyone all year round. From teen pizza parties and pool games to Family days. The ministry department has many planned activities and events for the whole family.
The purpose of the ministry is "To minister the word of God for the purpose of salvation of the lost and the edification of the saints, the proclamation of God's saving grace expressed in the shed of blood and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary, the promotion of Godly worship, and cooperation with Christian activity and churches functioning in harmony with God's Holy Word - The Bible- until He comes."
- Adult Bible Studies
- Easter & Summer Ministry Opportunities
- Children's Church and Daily VBS Style Programs
- Youth and Middle School Bible Studies
- Weekly Gospel Concerts; Late May - September
- Kid's Club Monday and Wednesday 10am-11:30am
- Special Appearance and Guest Speakers
- Summer Services Sunday's 8:30am, 10:30am and 8pm
- Winter Services 9:30am
- Weekly Hayrides, Family Beach Parties & Lakewood Idols Contest
- Fall Weekend Retreat
- Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter & 4th of July Celebrations
- Harley Davidson Spring/Fall Rally Ministry