Summer Camp 2021
The 2020 summer camp season is in the books, and by the grace of God, Camp Trinity was able to provide eight sessions of overnight summer camp in June and July, plus one virtual (electronic) session. The newest session, Pioneers, was a great success, and we look forward to expanding it in 2021. Registration for summer camp 2021 is schedule to open Jan. 1. Below are descriptions of the sessions we expect to put on the camp schedule.
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. The session is limited to the first 18 campers registered.
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! The session is limited to the first 30 campers registered.
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.
The session is limited to the first 30 campers registered.
For rising 5th-8th graders
At-home "campers" will join via Zoom, YouTube and other platforms. They will explore God's Word and join in virtual all kinds of camp activities. The sessions will include outdoor ed, online games, Creative Com, First Word and campfires. There is no limit on the number of participants.
For rising 7th-9th & 10th-12th graders & new graduates
For older campers, this session is a mix of the traditional Voyagers session and Adventure week. The session will include overnight camping, a night swim, later campfires, and watching the sunrise over the Arkansas River Valley from Stout's Point. It could also include a river float trip if permitted under state health department guidelines. 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. This session is limited to 36 campers.
For rising 9th-12th graders and new graduates
It will be a different kind of adventure for those who participate in this virtual session. At-home "campers" will join via Zoom, YouTube and other platforms. They will explore God's Word and join in virtual adventure activities. The sessions will include outdoor ed, online games, Creative Com, First Word and campfires. There is no limit on the number of participants.
For rising 5th-8th & 9th-12th graders
This mixed session of the traditional Trailblazers camp and Arts camp will include swimming, canoeing, archery, games, and optional horseback riding. It will also include some arts sessions: drawing, sculpture, drama, singing and songwriting. More in-depth Bible studies help middle school and junior high campers find answers to their emerging questions about faith and life. The session is limited to the first 32 campers registered.
Youth ages 8-18
Overcomers Camp is designed for (but not restricted to) youth with disabilities. Campers will enjoy the same camp activities as in other sessions, but modified as needed to accommodate the special needs of campers. Activities includes hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing and games. The session also includes daily Bible studies and campfires every evening. The camp has a limited number of spaces for parents to join their children. The session may be either overnight or day camp, depending on a camper's needs. Please call the Camp Trinity office to learn if your child's needs can be served at this session.
Because attendance at Family Camp reached capacity in 2019, two sessions of this session are scheduled in 2020, one over a weekend, the other during the week (Monday-Wednesday). 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.
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