The Beginning

In 1947, Jean Clark and Hazel Simonton felt the call of God to start a Bible camp in Northwest Montana. Their work was founded on three convictions



Hard Work

In 1961, the Lord led them to the current property and Big Sky Bible Camp was officially born. The year 1962 marked the construction of the first building on the new property - the current dining hall.

Since the beginning, the gospel of Jesus Christ has driven everything we do.

What began solely as an overnight traditional camp grew into a ministry that serves over 1,000 campers a year through the following programs as well as a year ‘round guest group ministry that serves close to 2,000 individuals.

  • Traditional Camp
  • Day Camp
  • Ministry to those in the special needs community through Camp Promise
  • A wilderness program

A Promise Kept is the title of this campaign because it involves a promise between Big Sky and its campers. For those with special needs, the promise involves providing a place to learn from the Bible while experiencing new activities, making friends and allowing for a much needed break for their caregivers. Since the inception of Camp Promise in 1990, there has been a pressing need for an ADA accessible facility that will allow for growth in this program.


For the countless other campers, supporters and friends of Big Sky, our promise is to be faithful with the ministry God has entrusted to us and to take advantage of the opportunities for the gospel God has put before us.