Our Mission

1) To reach lost children for Christ

2) To help saved children grow in their faith

3) To train others to do the same.


We have camps and clubs for kids all across Eastern PA, all year long! 


At CEF, we offer multiple training programs to help equip those of all ages to share the gospel.


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was founded in 1936 by J. Irvin Overholtzer. We are an

interdenominational group of God’s people bonded together in desire,

determination, and divine commission to pray for and to reach children

with the good news of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Good News Clubs

Good News Clubs are our school-year programs, designed specifically for relationship-building and Bible learning. Clubs meet once a week for about an hour in homes, schools, churches, and community centers throughout Eastern PA.

Released Time Classes

During the school year, some schools allow children to be dismissed during the school day for Bible lessons, songs, and fun activities. Clubs meet once a week for about an hour various locations throughout Eastern PA.

5-Day Clubs

5- Day clubs are held for five consecutive days during the summer months on porches, on steps, in yards or inside homes. They are designed to reach unsaved children with the Gospel, as well as to help saved children grow, through Bible lessons, songs, missionary stories, and more.

Summer Camps

Camp Good News, or Good News Day Camp, is a whole week of fun and learning. The week is full with Bible lessons, memory verses, games, crafts, and more! Some counties host overnight camps, while others do all-day camps or mini-camps throughout the summer. 

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Summer Missionary


We offer a nine-week, paid summer internship

program for college and high school students in

many of our counties throughout Eastern PA. 

Find Your County

Hover over your county to find out about the local director. Click on the county to access their website.