Come to camp for Summer 2013! We know it is going to be a great year because our God is awesome beyond compare.
Our 2013 Summer theme is “REMEDY” and it comes to us from 1 John 4:10!
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.(NIV)
During your time at camp you will discover how Jesus is the cure or REMEDY for all! Through skits, worship, singing, games and other great activities, this message will come alive. Through Jesus we have the REMEDY to help us when we are sick, helpless and sinful. We will also learn how together with others in the larger church, we can all work together to help others in the world, to lovingly share the REMEDY, Jesus Christ with others around the world!
Packing List and Arrival Times at the bottom of this page!
Good to Know:
Okoboji and Ingham: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday
Closing Program- Parents invited to attend:
Okoboji: 1:00 pm
Ingham: 3:00 pm
Okoboji: 1:30 pm Friday
Ingham: 3:30 pm Friday
**Note: These Arrival/Departure Times apply to all weeklong camps.
Pathfinder Registration/Arrival: (all Pathfinder camps are at the Ingham site)
Sunday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pathfinder departure time: Tuesday – program at 3:00 pm – departure at 3:30 pm
Camp in a Day Registration/Arrival: 9:00 am Camp in a Day departure: 4:00 pm
Mailing Address for camper mail:
Okoboji- 1203 Inwan St, Milford, IA 51351/Fax 712-337-3501
Ingham- 2258 450th Ave, Wallingford, IA 51365/ Fax 712-867-4173
Bring to Camp: Bible, bedding (sleeping bag), pillow, towel, washcloth, toiletries, shorts, jeans, underwear, shoes for outdoor games, socks, money for the campstore, sweatshirt/Jacket, Pajamas, one piece swimsuit, beach towel, sunscreen, bug spray, and friends.
Please leave at home: your cell phone, skateboard, snack food, pop, pets, MP3 player, or any other electronics.
*Cell Phones: Cell phones are NOT allowed to be used during camp, so if possible leave them at home. Parents/guardians please direct all communication to your camper through the camp office. Thank you!
BACK AGAIN! Camp-in-a-Day-Just completed grades K, 1, & 2
Back again this year, these one-day camps will give a great taste of what camp is like. Joining in with the chapel times, meals and free time, the campers will also enjoy special Bible studies and activities geared just for them! This camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm, so you can either drop off your youngster for the day or if you are coming from a distance, feel free to spend the day with us while your children enjoy the camp experience.
Pathfinders- Just completed grades 2-5
As our youngest overnight camp, Pathfinders camp is designed to nurture childlike faith and teach campers what Bible camp is all about. Campers will love the atmosphere, the counselors, and the fun chapel times. They will stay two nights in a cabin with other campers their age and one of our trained summer counselors. They will also get a taste of exciting outdoor adventure like canoeing, paddleboating, swimming and hiking! With age appropriate Bible Studies and exciting camp activities, Pathfinders will discover how God can use them even at a young age to impact the world around them.
Trailblazers- Just completed grades 4-6
The Trailblazers camp experience at Ingham is designed to draw campers into a deeper faith relationship with their Savior. At a full week of camp, Trailblazers will have a blast with all-camp activities, engaging Bible studies, action-packed Chapel times and delicious food. Plus, there is plenty of free time to swim, canoe, paddleboat, check out the game room, or play on the playground. So bring a friend and join us for Trailblazers camp!
Junior High- Just completed grades 6-9
Have you ever wanted to be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to give you a sense of belonging, purpose and mission? Then Junior High camp at Ingham and Okoboji is the PERFECT place to be! Camp is a great place to meet lots of new friends, discover more about what it means to be a Christian, and find out how the Almighty God wants to be in a relationship with YOU!. There are hiliarious skits, personal messages, and Bible studies all centered on our theme. Besides that, you’ll have tons of FUN at the lake, playing games or just hanging out. Whether you come by yourself, with a friend or with your whole youth group, this will be a week you’ll never forget!
Confirmation- Held in conjunction with a Junior High camp, Confirmation camp at Okoboji is designed for pastors, youth directors and other confirmation leaders to lead their own teaching time, or have the camp staff lead our summer Bible studies. Call in and reserve spots for your group, as this week can fill up fast.
Senior High- Just completed grades 9-12
Whether you’ve been coming to camp since you were 2 years old, or whether this is your first time, you will encounter God in a POWERFUL way at Senior High camp. Bible studies, dramas, campfires and chapel times all draw us deeper to the heart of God. Spend time canoeing, paddleboating, swimming, playing in the gym and gameroom, all with plenty of time to hang out with friends. You’ll also have the chance to test your courage at the Climbing Wall & Challenge Course at a nearby certified location. An additional $15 fee will be charged for this optional activity. We’re also very excited to have Staci Mason with us as a guest speaker. Staci works in youth ministry in the Des Moines, IA area. She has also published a Bible Study Curriculum. Sign up now for an AWESOME week!.
SPECIALTY CAMP OPPORTUNITIES!
BACK AGAIN! Live Wire Music Camp-Just completed grades 7-12
Whether your church sings mostly hymns, mostly modern praise songs, or a blend of both, music is an awesome way to proclaim what God has done. We want to invite everyone who plays an instrument, sings or simply has a love of music to Live Wire Music camp. Here campers will learn several worship songs in chapel in order to bring them back to their church and help lead them in worship. Adult leaders are also invited to come and bring young musicians from their church or community.
We will be exploring many different aspects of how we use music to worship God. We will listen to and study popular Christian music and timeless hymns. We will see how music was used throughout Scripture. Workshops will be offered teaching basic guitar lessons, keyboard lessons, and drum lessons. Plus there will be many opportunities to sing at chapel and campfires, in addition to all the free time options.
Please bring any instruments you’d like to practice. Keyboardists and drummers can use the equipment provided by the camp or bring their own. The camp will wrap up at 3:00 on Friday with a Celebration Concert highlighting the week!
BACK AGAIN! Outdoor Adventure – Just completed grades 7-12
Hiking, canoeing and camping-Oh my! You won’t be walking down the yellow brick road, but you will have a blast at this outdoor adventure camp. This camp will be an exciting chance to explore God’s creation first hand. Campers will spend the first evening at camp learning outdoor skills like setting up a tent, cooking over fires, navigating in nature, and many other useful skills. The group will then travel off site, portage the lakes, camp, and explore the beautiful State parks and public land located around the camp. Bible studies and campfires will be woven throughout the trip.
Outdoor Adventure is limited to 20 boys and 20 girls, so sign up and send in your deposit early to reserve your spots! Both groups will go through the opening training together and then separate as they go off site. The week will conclude after lunch on Friday.