(CBN) -- HOLLOW ROCK CAMP, Ohio – During America's early days, frontier settlers were so spread out, there weren't many churches. So preachers called circuit riders rode from home to home to spread the gospel. But they became such popular gatherings, thousands of people started to show up. So out of necessity, they began to meet in forests and fields.
These circuit riders had lit the fire that became America's Second Great Awakening. Those thousands attending would pour in from so many miles away, they'd have to camp out. So these gatherings began to be called camp meetings and Bible camps.
One that began in 1818 in an Ohio valley by a creek known as Hollow Rock is now the only Bible camp in America that's met every single summer for 200 years.
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