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Summer Camp 2024

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. — Philippians 4:8

Whatever is true

In a culture where young people are bombarded on all sides with messages contrary to God's Word, it helps to hear a reminder of the better way. When we think about that which is true, honorable, pure, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise our thoughts necessarily turn to Jesus, who embodied all of these qualities. But Jesus was not merely as an example for us to follow; He was the Savior whose sacrificial death on the cross was necessary to ransom us from the grip of sin and death and set us free to a life of loving service to others.

In Bible studies and messages at summer camp 2024 campers will learn how to make a habit of turning their hearts and minds toward Jesus. 

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Pathfinders June 30-July 3

For rising 2nd-4th graders

Campers at this four-day, three-night session enjoy nature walks, swimming, games, singing, crafts, archery, campfires and a trip to the petting zoo, along with simple Bible lessons. The staff works hard to ensure the children feel safe — and have loads of fun!

Explorers June 23-28  

For rising 4th-6th graders

In this six-day, five-night session Explorers venture into Petit Jean State Park — canoeing on Lake Bailey and hiking Cedar Falls Trail. They enjoy swimming, games, archery, crafts, petting zoo and campfires. Bible studies are part of each day’s activities.​ 

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Trailblazers June 9-14

For rising 5th-8th graders

Campers will have the opportunity to go on a trail ride at the riding stables, in addition to all the regular camp activities: hiking, swimming, canoeing, archery & axe throwing, large group games, outdoor ed. They will also enjoy nightly campfires with music and a message, as well as daily Bible studies that address their emerging questions about faith and life. 

WILDERNESS July 14-18       

For rising 6th-9th graders

Campers will learn all kinds of outdoor skills at this session for upper elementary and junior high. At this five-day, four-night session campers will explore rock shelters and find prehistoric cave art, climb rocks, learn fire building and shelter building, learn map and compass skills, cook over a fire, and stay one night in tents. They will also canoe, ride horses, swim and play large-group games, as well as compete in axe throwing. Every day includes Bible study and a campfire.

voyagers July 7-12

For rising 7th-9th & 10th-12th graders

For older campers, this session will include overnight camping, a night swim, later campfires, and the Sunrise Regatta on Lake Bailey. It also includes the "Godly Man" and "Godly Woman" sessions, where adult leaders engage their campers in frank talk about real issues facing teen-agers in our culture. Hiking, night games, canoeing and horseback riding all also part of the session.

 

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Adventure June 16-21  

For rising 9th-12th graders and new graduates

High school students will leave the mountain for more intense adventures -- a river float trip, tent camping and rock climbing. The session includes swimming, large-group games, archery and axe-throwing tournaments. Campers will also search God's Word for answers to life's tough questions. 

 

Family Camp (Weekend) July 19-21 & 26-28

Two sessions on weekends in late July make it more convenient for working parents to attend with their children.

The two sessions are open to all families, including those with children too young to attend regular sessions of camp. The session provides an opportunity for children to enjoy camp with parents and grandparents participating to provide reassurance and help prevent homesickness. The session offers a sampling of regular camp activities: singing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, large group games, crafts, Bible study and campfires — with s'mores, of course! The activities are geared toward younger children, but entire families, including older siblings, are welcome.

Family Camp (Weekday) July 22-25

In 2023 we have added a mid-week session especially for families of pastors and church workers, as well as others who cannot attend on weekends because of work responsibilities. Activities for this session are designed for all ages. We are continuing this session in 2024.

Families at any of the three Family Camp sessions can stay in the new retreat lodge or in cabins. Families can also save money by staying overnight in RVs or tents (Camp Trinity can provide the tents) in our campground .

 

We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. 1 Thessalonians 1:2

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