Summer Camp 2022

Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit.   John 15:5

Over the last two years, with the pandemic and societal upheaval, the faith of some young believers may have been shaken. But, despite the disruptions in our lives and culture, God has not changed. Christ still abides in us. In Bible studies and campfire messages at summer camp 2021, campers were reminded of the abiding love of Christ, whose faithfulness to His children never wavers. And they learned what it means to abide in Christ, to stand strong in the faith amid the turmoil of life through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Camp Trinity welcomed a record number of campers in 2021, and we look forward to an even bigger year in 2022. Check this page in January to learn more. Below are the camp sessions we expect to be on the calendar.

Pathfinders

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  

For rising 4th-6th graders

In this weeklong 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 central to each day’s activities.​ 

Trailblazers 

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. 

voyagers

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

For older campers, this session will include overnight camping, a night swim, later campfires, and watching the sunrise over the Arkansas River Valley from Stout's Point. 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. 

 

PIONEERS

For rising 5th-8th graders

Campers at this five-day, four-night session will sleep in teepee tents near the waterfront, cook some of their meals over an open fire, learn advanced canoeing skills, ride horses, and learn more about creation in sessions led by interpreters from Petit Jean State Park. They will also be able to try their hand at throwing tomahawks! For some campfires and meals Pioneers will join the Overcomers campers, whose session runs concurrently.

Adventure

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. They will also search God's Word for answers to life's tough questions. 

 

Arts

For rising 5th-8th & 9th-12th graders

In addition to traditional camp activities, campoers will explore the arts: drawing, sculpture, drama, singing and songwriting. More in-depth Bible studies help middle school and junior high campers learn more about what it means to live a life of faith. 

 

Family Camp

Two sessions of this session were held in 2021, both on weekends to make it more convenient for working parents. Family Camp is open to all families but is designed especially for families 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. The camp has limited cabin availability, but families can also stay in RVs or tents (Camp Trinity can provide the tents) in our campground or offsite at a reduced cost for the weekend.

 

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