Camp Director: Bro. Ashley Culp
The Headland, Alabama native assumed the position of Camp Director in September of 2000. Having attended youth camp since the age of 12, Bro. Ashley desires to continue the rich heritage and tradition of the Trinity Camp. Along with his wife, Niki and their two daughters, Emma and Erin this family seeks to serve the Lord faithfully in all capacities. Bro Ashley is actively involved in the day to day operations of the Camp and he looks forward to meeting your young people.
A Word from Director:
For the past 44 years thousands of young people have entered this property and had the privilege of hearing the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Only eternity will reveal the countless lives that have been challenged and changed on these 19 acres of property. Many of those young people surrendered to the will of God and are now ministering in various fields; some are pastors, youth pastors, and even missionaries both at home and on foreign soil. Others are teaching in Christian schools, while there are those that are being a beacon within our public school system by teaching and testifying of Christ. Countless young people have grown to adulthood and now makeup the congregations of many churches and are serving in various capacities within the local church. Many look back to their days at youth camp and remember the friendships that were built and the personal commitments that were made on this special piece of ground.
– Bro. Ashley Culp
Camp Butler, Inc. began in June of 1974 as a ministry of the Jasper, Progressive and Vernon associations of Free Will Baptists. The following nine men were chosen by their associations to serve on the first board of the camp. William Atkinson, William Baird. James Pittman, E. A. Riggs, Raphael Yerby, L. C. Steedley, Billy Sharpston, Woodrow Matthews, and James Walden.
The name was changed to Northwest Alabama Free Will Baptist Youth Camp January 8, 1975. The camp is located on an approximate 20 acre plot two miles west of the Yampertown Community on Marion County Highway 3. The first buildings were dedicated March 11, 1976.
The camp at that time consisted of three buildings, a boys’ dormitory and a girls’ dorm, both sized at 40 X 100 feet. Each building will hold 50 “double” bunks sleeping a total of 100 persons per dorm. The third building is the kitchen-dining hall, which is 50 X 100 feet. This building, after dedication, was formally named the Howard Franks Hall, in honor of one of the men who worked to make the camp a reality. Howard Franks was a deacon at the Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church where Woodrow Matthews was pastor at that time.
In 1989, the name was changed to Trinity Camp. Even though the name was new, the commitment remained the same and today Trinity Camp continues to minister to the needs of men, women, boys and girls. In August of 1995, Bro. Rick Cash became the first full-time Camp Administrator. In September of 2000 Bro. Ashley Culp assumed the position of Camp Administrator.