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Camp Dixie is dedicated to be a place where campers, counselors, and staff members can grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually in a positive way by experiencing, reflecting and evaluating in an outdoor-based Christ centered program.
Camp Dixie is a waterfront summer camp and retreat facility located on Perdido Bay in Elberta, Alabama near Gulf Shores. Camp Dixie was started in 1952 by the Lutheran Layman's League at five area congregations. The congregations range from Mobile, AL in the east to Pensacola, FL in the west. The mission of Camp Dixie is to help Church, Community, and Youth find time away from the usual busyness of life to spend time outdoors in prayer, study, and recreation.
Camp Dixie is more than just a summer camp for kids. The facilities can be rented by individuals, organizations, families, or clubs that are looking for that quiet "get-away" for fun and fellowship or are just looking to get closer to the Lord. Camp Dixie also has a fully furnished house on the property that is available for a weekly rental.
Director- Marty Miller
Marty started as Director at Camp Dixie in January of 2006, but his experience in working in outdoor ministry goes back several years before that. While at the University of Minnesota, Marty spent two summers at Camp Omega in Southern Minnesota, and one summer each at Camp Pioneer near Buffalo New York and Camp Lakeview in Southern Indiana.
After graduating from the U of MN, and a year as a Geek Squad "Special Agent" (when Geek Squad was still a little company in Minneapolis) Marty became the Assistant to the Director at Camp Omega, and after that the Program Director there. He was the Program Director for 4 years.
After choosing to do an outdoor ministry application rather than a Best Buy supervisor application, Marty was contacted about the Director's position at Camp Dixie. He and his wife Kim now have a son Will, and two cats named Maybe and Surely. He is currently also serving on the Board of Directors as the Joint Recruitment for the National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association.
In his free time, Marty enjoys watching the Blue Angels, reading up on the US Space program, and spending time passing on those things to Will. To date he has run 5 Half-Marathons and 2 Marathons. He is currently on haitus from running such long distances, but enjoys playing games at camp as often as possible.
You can contact Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org
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