In 1960 Mrs. Lucille (Jones) Aubrey, a member at the church of Christ in Walters, OK, made the camp grounds available to the members of the original board of directors consisting of Lawrence Giles, Harold McRay, Bill Reed, Clyde Sloan, and Robert Sprague. These men gratefully and humbly accepted Mrs. Aubrey’s incredible gift in 1961 and in the following summer the first session of Camp Lu-Jo was held.
The first session of Camp Lu-Jo was held June 23-30, 1962 with Harold McRay and Clyde Sloan co-directing the session. In 1963-1966 there were two camp sessions each summer with the number of sessions increasing to three in 1967 and then four in 1969. Camp Lu-Jo currently offers 6 sessions and a fall retreat specifically geared toward a variety of age groups.
Camp Lu-Jo KISMIF will celebrate 55 summers of Christian camping in the summer of 2016!
“Lu-Jo” comes from the name Lucille Jones.
“KISMIF” stands for: Keep It Spiritual, Make It Fun!