Plan your visit

STAY FOR A WORSHIP SERVICE, A DAY, OR THE WHOLE WEEK!

Everyone is welcome at Salem Campmeeting and we'd love for you to join us Friday, July 12th - Friday, July 19th, 2019! On the campground, the dress is casual and the pace is slow.

Each day we have worship services in the tabernacle at 10:45am and 7:30pm. You can view this year's preaching and guest choir schedule below.

We also have daily Bible classes open to the community Monday - Friday for all ages from 9:30am-10:30am that meet in Salem United Methodist Church. And throughout the week, we have lots daily activities for adults, students, and children including crafts, games, and more!

While many people who stay for the week stay in one of the tents on the campground, the hotel has a limited number of rooms available each year and RV hookups ($75/week) are available for camping. You can call the caretakers of the campground at 770.786.6841 for availability.

EAT WITH US

Join us at the historic Salem Hotel for breakfast at 8:00am, lunch at 12:30pm, or dinner at 5:30pm or 6:30pm! Our 125 seat dining room is the perfect place for individuals to make new friends and for groups to fellowship together.

The menu can be found here in the coming months.

To make reservations, call the caretakers of the campground at 770.786.6841.

Run with us

Registration will soon be open for the fourth annual Salem Sweet Spirit 5k that will be on Saturday, July 13th at 8:00am! 

GETTING THERE, GETTING AROUND, & PARKING

Salem Campground is located just 3 miles off of exit 84 on I-20 in Covington, GA. Our address is:

3940 Salem Road
Covington, GA 30016-4529

We're located right next door to Salem United Methodist Church and across the street from the Salem Volunteer Fire Department.

The tabernacle is at the center of the campground and the hotel is adjacent to the parking lot next to Salem United Methodist Church.

You can park in the church's parking lot or behind any of tents on the campground. From there, feel free to walk around the grounds! Golf carts are available for those who need assistance moving from parking areas to the tabernacle before each service. In order to take advantage of one, please make your way to the porch of the hotel, let someone know, and we'll pick you up.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions, please call our caretakers at 770.786.6841 or email us through our contact page.

Future dates

If you like to plan ahead, our future dates are: July 10 – 17, 2020, July 16 - 23, 2021, July 15 - 22, 2022.

 

Meet This year's leaders

Rev. Dr. Bill Britt
Preacher

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

Thomas Roberts
Platform Leader

Mr. Thomas R. Roberts has been our music director and platform leader since 1989. He serves as Principal and Chief Operations Officer of Green3Power Operations, Inc. and BioPower Operations, Inc., which are international environmental engineering, management, and consulting firms with offices in the United States and Dubai, UAE. Green3Power specializes in privatizing municipalities' Solid Waste Facilities to Energy, Gasification Technologies, Water, and Waste Water Treatment Plants. He is a Past President of the National Construction and Demolition Recycling Association.   Mr. Roberts has served as full-time director of music in United Methodist and Presbyterian churches from 1966 to 1992. He and his wife, Susan, served as the directors of the Chancel Choir at Christ Church United Methodist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from 1998 through 2007. During the fall of 2009 through January 2010, Tom served as Interim Director of the Chancel Choir of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Tom and Susan reside in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where their daughter Catherine, her husband Michael Givens and grandson Thomas Drake (T.D.) live nearby.

Mr. Thomas R. Roberts has been our music director and platform leader since 1989. He serves as Principal and Chief Operations Officer of Green3Power Operations, Inc. and BioPower Operations, Inc., which are international environmental engineering, management, and consulting firms with offices in the United States and Dubai, UAE. Green3Power specializes in privatizing municipalities' Solid Waste Facilities to Energy, Gasification Technologies, Water, and Waste Water Treatment Plants. He is a Past President of the National Construction and Demolition Recycling Association.

Mr. Roberts has served as full-time director of music in United Methodist and Presbyterian churches from 1966 to 1992. He and his wife, Susan, served as the directors of the Chancel Choir at Christ Church United Methodist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from 1998 through 2007. During the fall of 2009 through January 2010, Tom served as Interim Director of the Chancel Choir of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Tom and Susan reside in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where their daughter Catherine, her husband Michael Givens and grandson Thomas Drake (T.D.) live nearby.

Rev. Dr. Carlos Sibley
Preacher

Carlos Sibley was born and raised in Mount Hope, AL. Growing up in the turf grass and plant nursery business he received a degree in Horticulture from Auburn University. Answering the call to pastor as a senior in college he went on to receive his M. Div at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. Later, he received his D. Min from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts in Pastoral Skills with a dissertation focused on how local churches help individuals discern their call to vocational ministry.   Carlos has been married to his wife Carla for 28 years and they have 5 children, ages 15 to 25. Carlos pastored 8 years in Cleveland, TN at Macedonia Baptist. For the past 18 years, he has served at Watkinsville First Baptist, 10 minutes from the campus of UGA.

Carlos Sibley was born and raised in Mount Hope, AL. Growing up in the turf grass and plant nursery business he received a degree in Horticulture from Auburn University. Answering the call to pastor as a senior in college he went on to receive his M. Div at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. Later, he received his D. Min from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts in Pastoral Skills with a dissertation focused on how local churches help individuals discern their call to vocational ministry. 

Carlos has been married to his wife Carla for 28 years and they have 5 children, ages 15 to 25. Carlos pastored 8 years in Cleveland, TN at Macedonia Baptist. For the past 18 years, he has served at Watkinsville First Baptist, 10 minutes from the campus of UGA.

Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey
Duo-Pianists

Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey, identical twins, are originally from Atlanta, Georgia. They both hold BA degrees from Agnes Scott College, and have earned two certifications from the American Guild of Organists, Colleague and Associate (AAGO). Playing duets together since the age of five, they have been pianists at Salem Campground since 1971.   Alice is Organist and Director of the Ambassador Choir and Handbell Choir at First Presbyterian Church, Covington, where she is also Moderator of Presbyterian Women. She has recently been appointed Leader of District Five of the Greater Atlanta Presbytery. Alice is a past Certified Lay Speaker of the United Methodist Church and has served as President of the Clergy Spouses of the Atlanta-Roswell District and the Southeastern Jurisdiction. She is past Regent of the Colonel John McIntosh Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution, where she won the Best of Class national prize for Musical Composition.   Becky is Organist and Director of Music for Senior Adults at Covington First United Methodist Church and is Director of Spiritual Growth for the United Methodist Women. She holds the Conference level certification as Lay Servant of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Becky received the Outstanding Young Woman of the Arts Award and the Outstanding Officer Award from the Covington Service Guild of the Georgia Association of Women's Clubs, and was presented the Outstanding Young Woman of America award.   Alice is married to Ken Walker, retired from WSB Television, and Becky to Sam Ramsey, President of Ramsey Furniture Company and former Mayor of Covington.

Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey, identical twins, are originally from Atlanta, Georgia. They both hold BA degrees from Agnes Scott College, and have earned two certifications from the American Guild of Organists, Colleague and Associate (AAGO). Playing duets together since the age of five, they have been pianists at Salem Campground since 1971.

Alice is Organist and Director of the Ambassador Choir and Handbell Choir at First Presbyterian Church, Covington, where she is also Moderator of Presbyterian Women. She has recently been appointed Leader of District Five of the Greater Atlanta Presbytery. Alice is a past Certified Lay Speaker of the United Methodist Church and has served as President of the Clergy Spouses of the Atlanta-Roswell District and the Southeastern Jurisdiction. She is past Regent of the Colonel John McIntosh Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution, where she won the Best of Class national prize for Musical Composition.

Becky is Organist and Director of Music for Senior Adults at Covington First United Methodist Church and is Director of Spiritual Growth for the United Methodist Women. She holds the Conference level certification as Lay Servant of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Becky received the Outstanding Young Woman of the Arts Award and the Outstanding Officer Award from the Covington Service Guild of the Georgia Association of Women's Clubs, and was presented the Outstanding Young Woman of America award.

Alice is married to Ken Walker, retired from WSB Television, and Becky to Sam Ramsey, President of Ramsey Furniture Company and former Mayor of Covington.

 

The Daily Schedule  

Coming soon!