Round Lake Christian Camp founders

Round Lake Christian Camp is a ministry to youth established in 1974 by Ruel Dean Catlett and Louis O. Hendrix with the encouragement and support of members of the Newport Avenue Church of Christ, in Bend, Oregon. Forty-seven years later we are proud to carry on the traditions and ideals of these Christian leaders.

(left to right) Lou Hendrix, Jim Wilson (Honcho) and Dean Catlett, 1974


Round Lake Christian Camp is a privately directed, funded, church related institution. It is private in that it is directed and funded by individual Christians separate and apart from the direction and budget of any church. It is church related in that Round Lake Christian Camp is directed and staffed by members of the Church of Christ


Round Lake Christian Camp functions under the supervision of a Board of Directors made up of veterans of Christian Camping who have demonstrated the experience and commitment to accept special assigned responsibility for the operation of the camp.

Jeanette (Ronelle) Fairlee is a member of both the Wilderness Lakes Board and the Round Lake Camp Board, you are welcome to email her at for information on either organization.