Dear CGS Friends!

         We LOVE Bible camp at Camp of the Good Shepherd!  We believe it is a wonderful way to meet Jesus, to make great friends, and to have fun studying God’s Word together.  We’re excited about this year’s theme:  “Jesus Is The Answer” (based on John 14:6).  Last year, we had LOTS of campers, and we’re looking forward to another year of well-attended camps.  We look forward to seeing you throughout the summer.

        This year we are declaring February and March as  “I LOVE BIBLE CAMP!” months.  If you love Bible camp like we do, we hope that you will contribute to our cause by supplying food items, paper products, kitchen utensils and other equipment we need for our kitchen at camp.  Our cheerful and charismatic Camp Cook Shawna Hawkins has put together the list of needed items below.  We are asking our friends and supporting churches to collect these items through the months of February and March.  Then, anytime in April, please contact our Camp Facilities and Business Operations Managers (Brian and Susan Montieth) at CGS (402-234-2552), or contact me (Joel Burkum) by email.  We’ll make arrangements to pick up your items, or let you know where to deliver them.  Thank you so much!  And, see you at camp!

- Joel Burkum, Executive Director



Click on the button below to see our camp cook's Amazon wish list of kitchen utensils, equipment, appliances and supplies.



Breakfast Cereal (prefer General Mills brand because it’s gluten free and accommodates several of our dietary restricted campers)

Granola - (no nuts)



Brown sugar

Powdered sugar

Pizza sauce

Boxes of jello 

Pasta sauce

Country Time Lemonade

Pancake Syrup

Parmesan Cheese -shelf stable

Ranch dressing

Italian dressing

Dorthy Lynch/French dressing 

Dill pickles - sliced for burgers or spears 

Black olives 



Miracle Whip

BBQ sauce

Sweet pickle relish

Semi sweet chocolate chips

Canned green beans, corn, peaches, mixed fruit and mandarin oranges

Pork and beans/baked beans

Vegetable oil 

Ziplock baggies- gallon, half gallon and quart

Paper plates

Plastic cups

Plastic silverware


Paper towels

P.O. Box 434, Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0434

Camp of the Good Shepherd is owned and operated by For God’s Children International (also known as FGCI and Fagucci), a Christ-centered benevolent ministry for children.  FGCI is based in Council Bluffs, Iowa USA.  FGCI serves needy children in Romania, Moldova and in the United States.  FGCI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation of Iowa (Fed. I.D.#42-1448176) and is supported by freewill gifts.  Find out more at https://www.fgci.org.  

Please mail donations to:

For God's Children International

P.O. Box 434, 

Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0434

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Camp of the Good Shepherd

10312 Agnew Road, Louisville, NE 68037  

(712) 328-3776 - Business & Scheduling  / (402) 234-2552 - Campgrounds