A Blast from the Past …

These are the staff and campers of the first session (of 2) during the summer of 1963 who gathered in front of the north side of the old dining hall to pose for this photo. Clyde Sloan (in the suit at the very right), who was the Bible Chair Director at Cameron College in Lawton, OK was the Camp Director with Don Ray Williams (beside Clyde Sloan) acting as Co-Director. Some of us may still remember that old dining hall, but there aren’t many who still remember that old white siding!

Feel free to play Lu-Jo’s version of “Where’s Waldo” which we like to call,  “Find Bill Mayes!” Who else can you recognize in this photo? We’d love to names with every face so please Contact Us to let us know who you remember!

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Former camper shines on national television!

Take a look at this video and you might just recognize a certain stage (before it was painted white)!

Camp Lu-Jo alum Halie Hilburn from Vernon, TX advanced from the Oklahoma City auditions of the popular television show American Idol during it’s January 31st broadcast. Although her performance from Hollywood wasn’t aired she is grateful for such a great experience and plans on releasing a single soon.

Who can remember watching Halie and Oscar perferm during KISMIF Kapers?

Sources:  this Oklahoma Christian News Release, American Idol video archives, Halie’s AI Facebook Page

Lu-Jo’s 50 for 50 Campaign!!

Camp Lu-Jo Kismif celebrates 50 years of Christian camping during the summer of 2012!  Campers, Staff, former campers, former staff, and Lu-Jo supporters are asked to donate $50 in honor the 50 years of Camp Lu-Jo Kismif.  You can be a part of Lu-Jo’s 50 for 50 Campaign by selecting Donate/Support and make your donation!  These funds will be used to finish hot water improvements for both dorms, add needed sidewalks, and improve the important flagpole area.