Children's Camps 2022

Camp involves fresh air experiences, opportunities to learn new skills, and meet with Jesus in a safe and welcoming environment. Our children's camps are high-energy and run again this year by Rob and April Howard who bring over 2 decades of experience in ministry, education, and parenting - including training in trauma informed care.


Camps are fully supervised, and are staffed by trained individuals with a commitment to health and safety.

It is important to us that children not only receive a well-rounded camp experience, but that they understand:

  • they have been created with a purpose
  • that they are loved
  • that they can have a relationship with God which will give them strength to walk through life’s challenges.



Preparing for Camp

Activities at camp include archery/riflery, swimming, wide games like prisoner's base or mission impossible, water based games, canteen, inflatable bouncer slide, lively services which include music and dramas, horses, 9 square, trampolines, camp fires, and more!


What to Pack:

Download a list of items to bring to our Children's Camps HERE


Download our Children's Camp Flyer HERE


Register Online for Explorer Camp (ages 6-8) HERE


Register Online for Adventure Camp (ages 8-12 HERE)


Watch a slideshow from 2021 HERE


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Explorer Camp: ages 6-8

July 13-15

Explorer Camp is a shorter camp designed for our younger campers to help them get used to the idea of an overnight camp. The pace is a little less intense than our Adventure Camp, and campers are in bed with lights out by 9:00 p.m.


*Day Camp options are available, but the family is responsible for transportation of their child back and forth each day. Family members are not permitted to stay on the grounds.


July 13th - Start/arrival time is 10:00 a.m. Arrive on the grounds, check in with our registration, and you are able to see the cabin your child will be staying in and meet their leader. Campers will join their cabins and play games until all campers are checked in and our Opening Service starts. We ask that all parents/guardians leave the grounds by this time.


Schedule:

7:30 Wake Up

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Morning Service - music/dancing, dramas, message

10:45-11:45 Games

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Various Activity rotations (this includes a canteen time, the pool, various games)

5:30 Supper

6:30 Games

7:00 Evening Service - music/dancing, dramas, message

8:30 Evening Snack, then get ready for bed

9:30 Lights Out (at the latest) - Cabin Leaders will typically read out loud to the kids starting just prior to 9:30 to settle them, and will continue reading after lights go out to help those struggling to get to sleep. Night lights remain on all night and a cabin leader and LIT (leader in training) stay in the dorm all night.


Campers are fully supervised at all times. We follow a TGC Specific Abuse Prevention policy for all staff and volunteers.


Last Day: July 15th - 3:00 End Time

We have a Closing Service at 2:00 which includes worship, dramas, a slideshow of the week, and a short concluding message for families. We celebrate any cabin awards and by 3:00 campers are ready to go home. Families must check in with cabin leaders before children are released.

Adventure Camp: ages 8-12

July 18-22

Adventure Camp is a 5 day, 4 night energy experience! It is a full week of activity - although we do pace and provide breaks as needed.


*Day Camp options are available, but the family is responsible for transportation of their child back and forth each day. Family members are not permitted to stay on the grounds. (For special circumstances - children with special needs - please contact the camp to discuss).


July 18th - Start/arrival time is 1:00 p.m. Arrive on the grounds, check in with our registration, and you are able to see the cabin your child will be staying in and meet their leader. Campers will join their cabins and play games until all campers are check in and our Opening Service starts. We ask that all parents/guardians leave the grounds by this time.


Schedule:

7:30 Wake Up

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Morning Service - music/dancing, dramas, message

10:45 Skills (campers have a choice of activity including soccer, dance, drama, archery, etc. Skill choices are dependent on staff teaching strengths).

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Various Activity Rotations (this includes a canteen time, the pool, various games)

5:30 Supper

7:00 Evening Service - music/dancing, dramas, message

8:30 Evening Snack

9:00 Evening Wide Game (midway through the week this is a campfire and an earlier bed time)

10:30 Lights Out (at the latest) - Cabin Leaders will typically read out loud to the campers starting just prior to lights out to settle them, and will continue a little past lights out. This provides a comforting atmosphere. Night lights remain on all night and a cabin leader and LIT (leader in training) stay in the dorm all night.


Campers are fully supervised at all times. We follow a TGC Specific Abuse Prevention policy for all staff and volunteers.


Last Day: July 15th - 3:00 End Time

We have a Closing Service at 2:00 which includes worship, dramas, a slideshow of the week, and a short concluding message for families. We celebrate any cabin awards and by 3:00 campers are ready to go home. Families must check in with cabin leaders before children are released.


*Last year we had some families interested in baptism. We do support a local church baptism, but also understand camp is a special place for many people. If you are interested in this option, a baptismal service is available following our closing program, and is not limited to campers.