The 229th Annual Campmeeting is July 19-24, 2019 with the Reverend Jay Tucker preaching. Jay is the Senior Pastor at the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church.
Matthew Kersey and Ralph Long will return as our Campmeeting Song Leader and Pianist. Rick Monroe of the Isle of Hope UMC in Savannah will bring our Children's Sermons. The gospel group, "Ties That Bind" will be in concert on Sunday evening at 6:30 PM.
Since 1790, the Effingham County Campground, presently located on Business Highway 21, has been the premier destination in south Georgia for Methodists to gather in honor of their Lord and Savior. This camp meeting, locally recognized as the oldest camp meeting in the United States, is held in July each year. Preaching, singing and fellowship guide the six-day long journey under the summer sun.
Along with the primary six-day fellowship event each July, the Effingham County Campground site hosts several year-round activities. From weddings, group reunions and fall festivals to activities for children such as an Easter egg hunt, the campground holds any event cloaked in a Christian atmosphere.
The Campground is operated by delegated Trustee representatives from each of the United Methodists churches in Effingham County. The Trustee body governs all activities, improvements and financial decisions.
We welcome you to Effingham County and invite you to experience the history and holiness of the Effingham Campground...a place where the heart is strangely warmed.