From the time the acorn fell on the ground to sprout a mighty oak in the mid-1800’s to the donation of land to start the camp in 1957, Camp Fontanelle has a rich history of serving God and the community. Camp Fontanelle has always been “A Place To Grow With God In Any Season.”

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    9677 County Road 3
    Fontanelle, NE 68044


    Facilities History

    1846 – Split Oak with the chain by the pool sprouted
    1957 – Hartung Family offered about 181 acres to Camp Fontanelle
    1958 – Work camps conducted to build the camp
    1959 – Health Lodge & Bathhouse by the pool was constructed
    1960 – Bottom 1/2 of Riverview Lodge and Director's House were built. Director's house was made out of recycled lumber from Cedar Bluffs Methodist Church
    1959-1963 – A-frames were built
    1967 – Top 1/2 of Riverview Lodge completed
    1976 – September 17, Hartung Pioneer Cemetery was sign over to Camp Fontanelle for perpetual care
    1977 – Dam was installed to prevent erosion to the south
    1979 – Original 20 ft. x 40 ft. pool installed