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Camp Bighorn
Plains, MT, 59859
Phone: 406.826.3144
Fax: 406.826.3238

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At Camp Bighorn we believe that we have the perfect adventure for you. Whether you are looking for yourself, for your family, or for your whole youth group we are ready to take you down the rock, river, trail, or all three. The best part is that the adventures we have prepared are not just about cheap thrills that are here today and forgotten tomorrow. To us adventure is a tool for helping people see how much they need God and the people He has put in their lives. Through adventure we have the opportunity to be transformed more into His likeness as we are led into truth. When you come to Camp Bighorn and enter into adventure be prepared for God to do some amazing things.

Please take a look at the different camps and retreats we offer, and feel free to contact us with questions, or drop by for a visit!


The idea of a camp in western Montana that could serve the needs of the Northwest region came into fruition in 1985 through the efforts of Cliff Gustafson and the Columbia Baptist Conference (now Converge NW).  The goal of Bighorn is to be a unique Christian camp that proclaims the salvation of God and emphasizes God’s discipleship principles thorugh the use of His creation, whether that be through rock climbing, white-water rafting or kayaking, team initiatives, or sitting around the fireplace in community.

Tom and Terri Collins stepped in as Directors of Camp Bighorn in 1986 and served in that role until 2005 when Tory and Jennifer Albertson took their place.  Tom Collins then moved into his present position of CEO of  Bighorn Ministries.  In 2009 the Albertsons felt called to leave camp ministry and Luke and Andrea Underhill have stepped into the postion of Executive Director after having served at Bighorn for several years working in Program.

Camp Bighorn continues to be a non-profit Christian camp that seeks to use adventure in the outdoors to lead people closer to Christ and closer to the community around them.


Core Value:

Is the individual’s Biblical response and responsibility to God and others.


Our vision is the development of godly character resulting in participants and staff who become leaders for serving churches and reaching communities.


The mission of Camp Bighorn is to steward environments that are conducive to the work of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and developing Kingdom leaders.


In accomplishing the purpose, mission and vision, it is the philosophy of Camp Bighorn to emphasize relationships. Knowing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ speaks to people and not to facilities or programs, three main strengths within the camping program will be used Discipleship, Small Groups,and Changed Environments. The programs will be designed and staffed in such a way as to emphasize:

  • Grace over Law

  • Discretion over Rules

  • Education over Entertainment

  • Involvement over Observation

  • Practical over Theoretical

  • Process over Product

  • Hospitality over Efficiency

  • Challenge over Complacency

  • Excellence over Adequate

The strategy is summed in the Scripture verse of 1 Peter 3:15, “…but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence…” It is our understanding that environments with unknown outcomes surface questions in which to share hope. Bighorn will steward environments where questions surface and hope is shared.


Camp Type:
Year Established:
Age of Campers:
All Ages
$90 - $325/wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
Nearest Large City:


  • Backpacking
  • Hiking Day outings
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ropes Course
  • Art
  • Crafting
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Riflery


(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)

Adventure Camps

  • Adventure 1: June 28-July 3
  • Junior High Camp: June 28-July 2 (for those going into the 7th grade through those going into 9th grade).
  • Adventure 2: July 5-10
  • Adventure 3: July 12-17
  • Adventure 4: July 19-24
  • Adventure 5: July 26-31
  • High School Camp: July 26-30 (for those going into the 10th grade through those going into 12th grade).
  • Adventure 6: August 5-9
  • Adventure 7: August 12-18

Specialty Camps

  • Wilderness Adventure 1: July 12-17
  • Wilderness Adventure 2: July 26-31
  • Wilderness Adventure 3: August 5-10
  • Rafting Camp: August 2-7
  • Rock Climbing Camp: July 5-10
  • Mountain Biking Camp: July 19-24
  • Kayak Camp: August 2-7

Day Camp

  • June 28-July 2

Junior Camp

  • August 2-6

Winter Camp

  • December 28-31, 2010 or February 18-21, 2011


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