The Farmington Conference Center
Friday, November 24, 2017

About Us

 

 In 1986 the Maine Baptist Association in partnership with the  New Hampshire Baptist Association assumed ownership of 52 acres of farmland on the Sandy River in Farmington, Maine. At the time of this acquisition an old colonial home was the centerpiece of a property that also included an attached shed and carriage house along with a detached barn and country store. The old colonial home was built in 1790 by Moses Chandler, a veteran of the Revolutionary War and an officer under George Washington. The property was subsequently owned by descendants of Moses Chandler including a Dr. Mary Cushman, a medical doctor and missionary to Africa.

When the general store was renovated and converted to a church sanctuary the building was renamed Cushman Chapel in recognition of her years of Christian service. The colonial home, known to local historians as the Moses Chandler House, has eight rooms, five working fireplaces and has been painstakingly restored by Earl and Carole Edgerly who served as the First Resident Managers of the Conference Center. Earl also served as pastor of the Farmington Baptist Church (SBC) which meets in a building they built on a ten acre lot that the Conference Center deeded to Farmington Baptist Church in 1997.

This unique property is being developed as a fine Christian campground and conference center in Northern New England. Over the past decade the Board of Directors have overseen the development of the property and has approved the addition of:  
  • The Cushman Chapel - A year-round multipurpose facility that sleeps 12 in each of its two bunkrooms, has a large meeting space as well as a full kitchen, eating space and two full bathrooms and two 1/2 baths
  • The Bunkhouse - a year-round facility with a bunkroom for 10; 3 bedrooms for individuals or couples, and a full bath 
  • Three cabins that sleep a total of 54
  • A Bathhouse with two separated sides for coed groups 
  • A Commercial Kitchen with a Dining Hall that seats 150 people with
    • Cook's Quarters (sleeps 9)
    • Infirmary (sleeps 4) 
  • Outdoor Worship Area
  • RV Sites - 7 full-service hookups
  • River-front
  • Both a Sports Field and an Adventure Recreation Area are in the development stage