Bleckley Co., Georgia Deer Camp
Ruth Baptist Church
About This Camp
The Bleckley County Deer Camp has a rich history with 30-30 Ministries. The partnership began in 2011 when Ruth Baptist Church member Bob Johnson requested an in-person meeting with 30-30 Ministries to discuss how his church could use hunting as a platform to share the Gospel. The result of that meeting was a Turkey Camp the weekend of March 30-April 1, 2012, hosted at nearby Ruth Church And Community Clubhouse.
From 2013-2019, Ruth Baptist Church continued to host their annual springtime Turkey Camp. Beginning with their 2015 Camp, a CAMO Sunday Service has been held at Ruth Baptist Church. In March 2020, Ruth members made the decision to change their Turkey Camp to a Hog Camp since turkey populations were on the decline.
With news of an aggressive cancer that had fallen on Ruth Baptist Church member Warren Keily, the Ruth team elected not to host a Camp in 2021. Warren also acted as Camp Manager for the Ruth Camps from 2018-2020. Warren passed on May 25, 2022, but at his visitation, the troops were rallying in Warren’s name and his legacy to plan the next 30-30 Ministries’ Camp. They did just that, hosting a Deer Camp the weekend of Jan. 6-8, 2023.
Troy & Shannon Davis