In 1936, a flat tire at the bottom of Pecan hill near the bridge over Sandy Creek caused Rev. George C. Miller to walk down a farmer’s lane to seek help. The farmer, a civil war veteran, was selling the farm and homestead he had received as payment for his services during the war. Rev. George Miller had been looking for a location such as this for a youth summer camp he and two career missionaries, whose lives had been changed at summer camp twenty years earlier, had just started.
That year, Dr. Miller, Dit Fenton, Bob Pierce and others from the congregation in Butler, Pennsylvania Dr. Miller pastored, had rented a camp facility but wanted to purchase their own land for next year’s camp. That group of men bought the 100 acre farm and named it Seneca Hills. Those original 100 acres and subsequent purchases of additional property provide the 250 acres of pristine land that make up the “holy ground” of Seneca Hills Bible Camp. Since that day, the Lord has used this valley to proclaim His Gospel to all ages through Camps, Conferences & Retreats…”that I might know Him!”
Seneca Hills exists to lead people, especially youth, to a vital personal relationship with, and a life of dedicated service to, Jesus Christ through inspiring year-round camps, conferences, retreats and events.