About Green Pastures
Doris Groat and her husband Bud began the campground in 1978. They continued building and managing Green Pastures until they retired in the summer of 2002. Since then, Cary and Sharon Coker have enthusiastically served as the center's caretakers.
Who owns Green Pastures? Green Pastures Retreat Center and the surrounding 41 acres, are owned by Green Pastures Christian Campground Incorporated. This organization is an independent 501 c 3 not for profit religious organization, which is administrated by a governing board and operated by camp hosts.
Who can use Green Pastures? Green Pastures primary purpose is to provide Christian retreat facilities where spiritual life can be nurtured and experienced. Christian and community groups may reserve the retreat center all through the year for seminars, conferences, camps, or other special events. Individuals and families may also utilize facilities for picnics, reunions, camping, and personal retreats. There is a fishing pond and several walking paths for you to enjoy anytime. Overnight guests must register with camp hosts. Alcohol and firearms are prohibited. Each guest is expected to respect the primary purpose and encouraged to help keep the facility in good shape.
How is Green Pastures supported? Green Pastures is supported and enhanced through volunteer efforts and contributions from individuals and community organizations. All donations are tax deductible. Additional funding comes from program and facility fees.
What is the history of Green Pastures? The history of Green Pastures is recounted by one of the original caretakers, Doris Groat, in this blog post.