Children's Camps 2024

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. April holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration. 


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 PACKING LIST FOR EXPLORER CAMP

DOWNLOAD PACKING LIST FOR ADVENTURE CAMP


Watch a slideshow from 2021 HERE


PRICING CHANGE FOR 2024

Trossachs Camp relies heavily on community support and fundraising in order to make our registration costs accessible. Due to rising costs of food and other supplies, we have had to shift our registration fees. The fee increase still does not fully reflect the actual cost per camper, but helps bring us a bit closer.

We recognize that finances can be challenging for some of our families. We are offering two levels of registration fees this year: our regular cost and a 30% subsidized fee. There are no questions asked and no application is required for the subsidized fee.

If you require additional support, please email us directly.


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Explorer Camp: ages 7-11

July 10-12

REGISTER FOR EXPLORER CAMP


Cost: $300 Regular. 

With 30% subsidy, $210

This includes a $5 canteen tab.


Explorer Camp is a shorter camp designed to help campers 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 10th - 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 12th - 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 8-11

July 15-19

REGISTER FOR ADVENTURE CAMP


Cost: $325 Regular. 

With 30% subsidy, $225.

This includes $10 canteen tab


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 15th - 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.


*Baptism Option: 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.