In memory of Jeff Earnhart, improvements, benches, schedule
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In Memory of Jeff Earnhart

On April 8 we all lost a friend, brother, fellow board member, and long-time supporter of Camp when Jeff Earnhart, our board Vice President, was involved in a bicycle accident and died. Our hearts hurt at his passing. Jeff had a fierce passion for Camp Ne-O-Tez and devoted years of service as a board member, director, Bible teacher, counselor, utility guy, and anything that needed to be done. He inspired the Ne-O-Tez board with his vision and faithful support. Jeff lived the camp mission of “Training Youth to Walk with Christ”. Jeff, you will be missed beyond comprehension but your heart and spirit will live on through the thousands you shared your life with through Camp Ne-O-Tez. Thank you Jeff!
Even amid the pandemic, Nate Reiser, with some (socially-distanced) help, has been busy with capital improvements at the Camp Ne-O-Tez facility in DeSoto, Missouri. Things you will notice next time you visit include a new roof on Stone Castle and a completely-renovated craft cabin. The roofing project and craft cabin was graciously paid for by the Dunn Road Chapel Church of Christ. Rick Burrow sponsored a new, more permanent Gaga Pit. And there is now ball storage by the courts.

Get an overview of the new, improved Camp by viewing the video of improvements over the last 10 years  and other photos of recent work on our Facebook page.
Looking for a unique way to honor someone or to provide a memorial? A Camp Ne-O-Tez bench is a wonderful option. These 6-foot metal benches are coated with a green exterior wear coating. They are mounted in the ground and have a name marker installed with them. Benches are being placed around volleyball/basketball court. We will continue to place these special benches around camp when that area is completed. 

Camp currently has six benches and the Ne-O-Tez board members have purchased a 7th bench in memory of Jeff Earnhart. The benches are $500. If you are interested in purchasing a bench, please email


With prayerful consideration the Camp Ne-O-Tez board of directors has made a very hard decision to cancel our June summer sessions (PreCamp, High Teen and Middle School). The board will meet again on June 1 to determine what our July sessions may look like. We hope to have an opportunity for 3rd - 12th grade campers. Camp will be following the CDC and local guidelines. We ask for your prayers as decisions are made about July summer camp. We love and miss our campers!


Those of you who saw Jeff Earnhart's letter to our faithful supporters in April know that Jeff encouraged us to maintain and upgrade Camp facilities to continue to make it a place where many youth experience Jesus and build godly friends. A couple of the projects he mentioned, the low-water crossing and the courts lights are underway. If you feel led by God to help with other projects, please donate or pledge to give over the next year. Click the Donate button below to contribute to support the vision of Camp.
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