About Us

Our Passion

OUR PURPOSE   Rock Haven exists for the purpose of providing a fun, safe environment where both churched unchurched youth will hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and grow in their personal relationship with Him.  

OUR PASSION Rock Haven Bible Camp is a non-denominational camping ministry dedicated to advancing the Gospel and teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We provide a quality, Christ-centered program and facility, where youth and families can enjoy a safe and wholesome environment for Spiritual refreshment.  Read More »

Our Faith

The ministry of Rock Haven is built upon what we believe, and what we believe is based on the Word of God and personal faith in Jesus Christ. We hold to the great foundational truths of our faith, held in common by like-minded evangelical Christians with whom we share both fellowship and the mission mandate.

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, is inerrant in the original manuscripts and uniquely infallible, our only authority for faith and practice.

We believe that there is one God, creator and susta...  Read More »

Our Core Values

The Big Six Values

1: To bring campers to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

2: To provide an environment for Christian growth through preaching (one to many), teaching (one to some), and discipling (one to one).

3: To encourage campers to participate in Christian service by providing opportunities to serve and by exemplifying service.

4: To provide positive Christian role models who will share the love of Christ with the campers while building friendships with the Read More »

Our History

In the early 1950’s, some Missionaries with North Arkansas Gospel Mission (now Rock Haven Ministries), took a small group of young people camping at the Buffalo River State Park. After seeing the positive impact that it had on the group, they began to put summer youth camp in the agenda to do each year.   In 1955, they purchased 105 acres alongside what is now the Buffalo National River, and Rock Haven Bible Camp was born. Later it was sold to the National Park Service to make the Buffalo River a National River   In 1983, Ro ... Read More »

Our Facility

Rock Haven Bible Camp is a full service rental facility.  Accommodations include 8 cabins with bunk beds.  Each cabin will sleep 16.  These cabins are situated on either side of our large main building.  Both cabin areas also have a modern shower house and bathroom facilities.   Our main building has a large dining hall that will sit 125.  We have an air-conditioned indoor chapel with a seating capacity of 140.  Our main building has 6 hotel type rooms located downstairs, along with 2 semi-private rooms and ... Read More »

Area Attractions

Being in the Heart of the Ozarks makes us very central to many tourist attractions.  If you are interested in renting our facilities let us tell you what else is close by:   Buffalo National River:  We are located just a couple of miles from the Buffalo National River.  The Buffalo offers canoeing, rafting, swimming, and a host of other water fun.  There are several area business that rent canoes, such as Buffalo River Outfitters, located 25 miles south of Hasty near St. Joe, AR, or Gordon's Canoe Rentals in Jasper... Read More »

Scholarships Needed

Rock Haven Bible Camp is a non-profit camping ministry.  Our goal is to allow every young person a chance to go to camp even if they cannot afford it.  We have never turned a camper away because of their inability to pay for a week of camp.  Most people wonder how we can do that, especially when our camp fee is low to begin with.  We wonder sometimes too!  But God always supplies the needed scholarships.  It is through God's people and their sacrificial giving, that we have been able to do this for the past 50+ yea ... Read More »

Donations to Camp

Rock Haven Bible Camp is a faith support ministry that depends on gifts from people and churches.  Our goal is to provide an affordable camping experience for every child.   A couple of ways that we do this is by keeping our camp cost low.  Our camp is only $100 per week, lower than most Christian camps in the area.  We also provide scholarships for children who are unable to afford our low camp fee.  In order to continue to provide this much  needed ministry, we are looking for people and churches that ... Read More »

Rock Haven Administrative Team

Kermit Lowery

Camp Director

    Kermit joined Rock Haven Bible Camp in 2010.  Kermit grew up around this area and was glad to “come home” to Arkansas.

He graduated in 1983 from Valley Springs High School and began volunteering at Rock Haven Bible Camp in 1984.  He attended Citadel Bible College the Fall of 1985, and graduated from Calvary Bible College in 1989, with a degree in Christian camping.

    Kermit and his wife Candy have worked at camps in Nebraska, South Carolina, Alabama as well as resorts in Michigan.  In July of 2010, Kermit returned home to Arkansas and to Rock Haven.

     Kermit and Candy have one son, Eric, who also helps at camp as needed.

To contact Kermit

Email: kermit@rockhavenministries.org 

Office Phone: (870) 429-5845.

Betty Dillenburg

Office Administration/ Ladies & Girls Retreats

Betty Dillenburg is a second generation member of Rock Haven Ministries.  She attended Calvary Bible College.

She is the Director of Women's Ministries, Office Manager, Financial Secretary, as well as serving at Rock Haven Bible Camp.  She is active in her local church with music and children's ministry.

 Betty and her late husband have two daughters and four grandchildren. 

To contact Betty:

Email: betty@rockhavenministries.org

Office Phone: (870) 429-5845.

Donna Bartlow

Office Administration/SWAT Leader


Donna has been at Rock Haven Ministries since 1985.  She and her husband Tim Bartlow, have served at Rock Haven for over 35 years.   

   Donna began working at a church camp in Central Arkansas when she was 12 years old.  In 1989, she began cooking at Rock Haven Bible Camp.  A few years later she became the head cook.  She began helping with the registration at summer camps and youth retreats in 1991.  Donna loves working at camp. Helping children and young people find Christ and grow in Him is her lifelong passion.   Tim and Donna have 2 daughters, Michele and Kimmie who still come back and help at camp in the summers.


To contact Donna:

Email: donna@rockhavenministries.org

Office Phone: (870) 429-5845.