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Join us at Merritt Reservoir and learn why the life of Jesus Christ is so important, and have a whole lot of fun along the way!

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS AT CAMP -In case of emergency, you can call either of the following numbers: 

308-870-0717 or 308-880-1262

BUS TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE TO MERRITT!  Free!  Just arrive at the Son Life Center (1620 North B St.) in Broken Bow by 10:00 A.M. on Friday morning July 19th.  The bus will return on Sunday July 21st around 2:00 P.M. or 2:30 P.M.  Please contact us if you know you would like to ride the bus. (If you are not able to RSVP you can just show up, there will probably be room, but the capacity is 60 people.)

  • 2019 Camp Speaker: Tom Mayo

    Tom Mayo has had a very diverse background. He was the second to three sons during the World War II era baby boom. During his early years he was the youngest kid of 26 in an Irish neighborhood. Tom learned to fight on the street at an early age and joined the local boxing team at age eight. Tom has since fought and or coached boxing for over 30 years.

    Tom spent fifteen (15) years in Law Enforcement with the Custer County Sheriff’s Office. In 15 years Tom has had 9 cases go to the Nebraska Supreme court and was fortunate to win them all. Tom spent the last eight as Chief Deputy, which included being the Defensive Tactics Instructor, Pressure Point Instructor and Impact Weapons Instructor. As part of the mandatory training Tom also taught Lateral Vascular Neck Restraints, Speed Cuffing and Officer Safety Training. Because Tom is a natural with kids,  He was assigned the task of investigating the Child Abuse/Sexual assault cases in Custer County as well as adjoining Counties, which included upward of 100-150 cases per year.

    After leaving the Sheriff’s Office, Tom spent the past 20 years as a financial planner. Today, Tom and his wife Bonnie of 45 years, spend their time as full time ranchers. Tom and Bonnie have two grown sons and 7 grandchildren.

    For over 30 years Tom has been very active in teaching God’s word to the youth of the community, mainly the High School age.

    In 1987 Tom was inducted into the National Police Officers Hall of Fame.

    Tom is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (a Master) and in 2009 was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

   

 

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