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Hartland Christian Association was organized in October 1945 by members of the Mennonite Brethren (MB) and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren churches in the Reedley, California, area, to own and operate a church camp. In 1946 it purchased 160 acres, (64.8 ha.) in Tulare County, California, about 10 miles, (16 km.), east of Badger, near the village of Hartland, at an elevation of 4,500 ft. (1375 m.). Retreats for the youth of the churches had been held since 1940. These were now held at Hartland Camp, and a full range of camp activities for all ages was added. The MB Camping Committee provides the programs.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Hartland Christian Association." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Oct 2016.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Hartland Christian Association. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1090. All rights reserved.

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