About The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association is a ministry organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for spiritual birth, growth, and renewal in a Christian seaside setting. Centrally located on the Jersey Shore, Ocean Grove is within two hours of both New York City and Philadelphia. Founded in 1869, the Camp Meeting continues to put on a vibrant program of preaching, teaching and celebration throughout the summer months. More recently, the Camp Meeting has also been providing more year-round activities.
Trustees and Volunteers
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees. All Trustees are volunteers. By charter, all trustees must be members of the United Methodist Church. At least ten of these members must be clergy and at least ten must be non-clergy. There are also Associate Trustees which may belong to any Christian denomination.
Board Meetings are held four times per year. There is an executive board made up of board-elected trustees. It includes all officers (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary), all four Committee heads (Program, Development, Finance, Operations), and two "at large" members. This executive committee also meets four times per year (spaced evenly between full board meetings).
Statement of Faith
The OGCMA has adopted the Apostles' Creed as its Statement of Faith.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.