Rodeo & Biblical Instruction
Journey to the Cross Rodeo Bible Camp strives to provide quality instruction in rodeo events with an emphasis on spiritual guidance. The camp is non-denominational. Volunteer instructors come from all levels of rodeo experience, rodeo instructors typically compete or have competed at the professional, regional and collegiate levels. Rodeo events for participants include:
- Barrel Racing
- Pole Bending
- Goat Tying
- Breakaway Roping
- Tie-down Roping
- Team Roping
- Steer Wrestling/Chute Doggin’
- Beginner’s Horseless Horsemanship
Prizes (belt buckles and more) are awarded following the conclusion of the rodeo performance on the final day of camp.
Devotions & Worship – Each morning campers participate in a devotional and prayer before saddling up for their events. Guest speakers and worship music correspond with meals and campers attend an evening service.
Journey to the Cross Rodeo Bible Camp creates a safe and fun environment for youth to establish, renew and/or enhance their relationships with Christ while doing the same in their chosen rodeo event.
Journey to the Cross began in 1998 as a gathering of Christian cowboys and cowgirls. In 2008 the held its first rodeo bible camp. Since that time the camp has grown to accommodate 50-100 campers annually. This Rodeo Bible Camp grew into the main outreach for the Journey to the Cross members.
In 2016 the Finney County Fairgrounds became the gracious hosts of the Journey to the Cross Rodeo Bible Camp. The fairgrounds offers numerous amenities to campers and their horses including four arenas for rodeo instruction plus additional warm up and other instructional areas. Campers stay at the fairgrounds at all times. They are fed in the concession area, sleep in the buildings, and walk or ride to instructional areas. Food and shelter is provided but campers are responsible for bringing all items such as bedding, toiletries, feed, buckets, tack and other horse care items.