GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) - A South Carolina couple has begun working to turn a hundred-acre farm in eastern Kentucky into a Christian-based summer camp for children in Appalachia.
Stephen and Millissia Owens told The Independent (http://bit.ly/MX3zh9) that they envision children attending the camp and learning about farm life including gathering eggs and milking cows. They say lessons will be given in a spiritual context and include services at a nearby Baptist church.
The Goose Creek, S.C., residents are currently camping at the farm site in Carter County where Stephen Owens used to help his grandfather, Lovell Evans, harvest tobacco.
Stephen Owens said campers will stay at rustic sites and will learn how to be more self-reliance. Millissia Owens says the camp will be based on Christian principals, but won't be marketed just to churches.