Bivens added that according to one tweet search website, nearly 2,500 tweets with the #FallsCreek and #FallsCreek2012 hash tags were sent this summer.

In addition to the eternity-impacting decisions made at Falls Creek, the summer was home to countless special moments and memories. On Thursday evening, July 26, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and his family received special recognition from BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan.

"In appreciation to the Lamb family for their service to this state and the Kingdom, we have etched their name on a chair in the Tabernacle," Jordan said in comments related to Falls Creek's "save-a-seat" donation campaign.

"Falls Creek is successful because there are so many praying for our young people," Jordan said. "Each week is truly a work of God."

Falls Creek, which opened in 1917 in the Arbuckle Mountains in south-central Oklahoma, is owned and operated by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. The conference center hosts retreats and conferences year-round as well as the largest youth camp in the world each summer with over 50,000 annually attending the eight youth weeks.

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This article appeared in The Baptist Messenger, newsjournal of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Editor's Note: In addition to Falls Creek, Southern Baptists offer numerous youth camps across the country each summer, through the state Baptist conventions, local Baptist associations and LifeWay Christian Resources.

Publication date: August 24, 2012