The 83 acres of camp property were purchased by the former Southern district of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in August of 1980. In 1981 the building formerly used to house the Sylacauga Alliance Church was moved to the camp to be used as its chapel.
The mortgage for the land was paid off in 1983, and construction began on the Pavilion (now Redwood Lodge). It was dedicated June of 1984, and the first camps were held that year. Campers slept in tents donated by Toccoa Falls College. The Pavilion was used for kitchen, dining room, and bathrooms, and services were held in the chapel.
That first year, there weren’t many activities on site, so the campers ate supper at 4 pm, and then rode in buses to the Sylacauga city pool to swim!
In 1985, the swimming pool was completed, followed by the girls’ dorms in 1986, the kitchen and dining room in 1987, and the boys’ dorm in 1988.
God has been so faithful to Poplar Point Camp over the past years, and we look forward to seeing what He has in store for the next years!