2017 Summer Camp Programs
- Grades 2-4: Explorers
- Grades 3-6: Adventurers
- Grades 7-9: Journeyers
- Grades 9-12: High School
- Special Needs
Explorers: Grades 2-4 at Pine Lake
Explorers Prime is designed especially for first-time campers - a total camp experience in a small package. Under the care of counselors trained to manage the unique needs of young campers, Explorers will experience the joy of camp on a shorter stay away from home. It's a first step toward a full week of residential camp. There is no shortage of swimming, games, crafts, worship, Bible study, campfire, and more! This program is designed to meet campers as they grow with life and faith lessons that will last throughout the year.
June 11-14 (Sun-Wed)
June 25-28 (Sun- Wed)
Adventurers: Grades 3-6 at Lake Lucerne
Campers ready to experience a full week of residential camp are always looking for their next adventure. At Adventurers Prime, there's never a dull moment, because there's always something new and fantastic to do. Choose from among these camp favorites and more: swimming, archery, arts and crafts, night games, slip 'n' slide, and rockets. Even Bible study and worship have been turned on their heads. At the heart of the Prime Camp experience are highly trained and passionate counselors who want to have fun while helping everybody come to know the wonder of God.
July 1-4 (Mini-Session)
Video Game Adventures
Adventurers: Grades 3-6 at Pine Lake
Got game? We don’t just play video games; we live the video games. Race, throw, shoot your way onto the leaderboard on the screen and in the woods by actually playing, deconstructing, and analyzing popular games while learning about our God. In this program's second year, we're going bigger and better than ever before - campers who love high action fun, won't want to miss this.
Leaders: Jim and Jacob Dahl
Adventurers: Grades 3-6 at Pine Lake
A cabin 10 feet off the ground, hand-pumped water, food cooked over a fire - Treehouse Adventures takes camp to the next level. With the freedom from schedules, there's no shortage of doing our own things, in our own way. Want to build a fort our of sticks? How about an entire village. Want to go canoeing? How about canoeing in a 20 foot canoe to your campsite. Want to play games? How about a water balloon battle throughout the entire woods. All this and more while you build community away from main camp while learning about survival skills, and creatively using the resources of God's creation.
Adventurers: Grades 3-6 & Journeyers: Grades 7-9 at Pine Lake
Come learn about other countries and cultures while having fun at this specially designed Youth Missions Camp.. Make lifelong friends, learn about God’s love, swim, tie-dye, go on crazy scavenger hunts, have a talent show, and much more!
Leaders: Tim and Kara Finley and the UMW.
Journeyers: Grades 7-9 at Lake Lucerne
Jouneyers Prime promises camp the way you want it, with activity choices and extra freedoms to explore your world and your faith your way. Will you make your week about sports with swimming, gagaball, and archery? Or exploring nature with geocaching, biking, and fishing? How about a science week with stargazing, rocket launches, and consumable chemistry? Or perhaps a sampler with a mix of everything! Helping make your week awesome will be counselors who are excited about the things you're excited about, sharing their experiences and knowledge and exploring together. Worship and Bible study experiences are focused on meeting you where you're at in your faith journey. Journeyers Prime will be the highlight of your summer, where you'll make lifelong friends and have life-changing experiences.
July 1-4 (Mini-Session)
High School: Grades 9-12
Being a camp staff member has no parallels - helping others grow in their faith, leading fun activities, building a community of service minded young adults (and it looks great on any resume or college application). The Staff-in-Training experience is a two-week program for high school students interested in exploring what it means to be on summer camp staff. Spend the first week at camp learning the basics of camp leadership while interacting with other future camp leaders. Return to camp later in the summer to assist in a cabin with campers, practicing your newly learned skills first hand while being mentored by experienced camp staff. New for 2018! Choose your camp for your first-week experience.
June 10-15 at Pine Lake
June 17-22 at Lake Lucerne
High School: Grades 9-12 at Lake Lucerne
The high school event of the summer cannot be effectively described in one small paragraph. On the surface, Night Owl is about sleeping in and staying up late. Dig a little deeper and you find a community of people who are exploring and growing together, supporting each other in life and faith, all while having the most possible fun. Every camp activity gets bigger and better as you get older. Lifelong friends are made as we take deep dives into exploring faith and its connection to ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience.
July 29- August 3
Grandparent / Grandchild Camp
Time to relax, enjoy camp activities, eat good food — and spend time with your grandchildren too! Experience family worship, Bible study, games, and singing. Participate in swimming, boating, crafts, nature hikes, and s’mores. Led by experienced volunteers, each session of Grandparent/Grandchildren camp is unique and sure to be a highlight of the summer for you and your family!
Family Discovery Camp
What happens when we are intentional about discovering God as a family? When we take time to pray, explore, study, and grow our faith as family? This camp will provide families with time to do all these things and equip them with the tools to continue at home. This camp is geared toward families with children in elementary school. Other ages are welcome.
Leader: Pine Lake Staff at Pine Lake
June 29-July 2 (Thur- Sun)
Mother / Daughter Weekend
Take time for you and your daughters and/or granddaughters! Enjoy a great weekend get-away with no dishes, no cleaning, just time for you and your daughter to have fun and relax together. Nurture your relationship with God and each other with devotions while having fun swimming, hiking, relaxing, and doing crafts.
0-5 Discovery Camp
Do you want to spend some quality time with your kids and also have some time to yourself? Well, 0-5 Discovery Camp is for you! This unique weekend camp offers families time to learn about God, to have camp fun, and also for parents to get a little alone time as the kids have fun with the summer staff.
Leader: Larissa Butters at Pine Lake
Big Family Beach Getaway
Grandparents-aunts-uncles… Everyone is invited to this extended family event! Enjoy campfires, crafts, morning vespers, singing, meals made for you, a beautiful beach, and retreat center lodging. Enjoy a relaxing time that bonds families and strengthens faith.
Leaders: Joni and Andy Shavlik at Pine Lake
June 15-18 (Thur-Sun)
Adult Special Needs Camp
Grow, learn, explore, and play while engaged in an intentional faith community. Our camps offer a mixture of fun activities and opportunities for spiritual and personal growth for our special needs campers. Our special needs programs are led by trained staff who are exploring their calls toward special needs care and ministry.
camp experience is something that is highly valued by our Special Needs campers; many have been in attendance for over 20 years in a row!
To register for this camp you will need to complete the Special Needs Registration Form and the Special Needs Health Form. If you are new to our camp or haven't been with us in the last three years, you will also need reference letters. Please see our Guidelines for Special Needs Campers for assistance.