Campers are required to recite a daily verse with no more than two helps (a help is 2-3 words). Recitation of the reference and the verse(s) are both required. There is a verse to recite every day at camp, so it is highly recommended that you study them before coming to camp. Verses may be recited from the King James Version, New King James Version, New International Version (1984 Version), or English Standard Version.
It is our policy that campers clothing should not draw unnecessary attention to themselves. Campers (and parents) are required to exercise modesty and discretion regarding the selection of camper's clothing. To guide you in selecting the clothing to bring to camp, here are the basic principles of our dress code:
- All shirts, blouses and dresses must have sleeves.
- Halter-tops and bare-midriff clothing are not allowed.
- Shorts are acceptable, but they must be long enough that the bottom of the leg is 3" or less from the top of the knee when standing (approximately the width of a dollar bill). Shorts must also be of the loose fitting "walking shorts" variety and not split-sided jogging shorts, or compression-style shorts alone or under other shorts
- For dresses and skirts the hem must be no shorter than 3" above the knee.
- T-shirts and other garments with inappropriate writing or language are not allowed.
- Girls swimsuits should be one-piece or the tankini style two-piece where the midriff is covered. Bikinis, cut-offs, plunging necklines, and/or high-cut leg openings are not allowed.
- Boys swimsuits should be the regular "board shorts" style. Speedo-style racing swimsuits or cutoffs are not allowed.
The purpose of the dress code is simply for reduce the amount of distractions the campers have. We believe our dress code helps the campers focus on forming lasting and authentic relationships with Christ and the other campers.
What to Pack for Camp
First-time campers may feel overwhelmed when trying to figure out what to bring for an entire week of camp. Here are some suggestions:
- Sleeping Bag / Sheets and a Blanket
- Bible, Notebook, Pens/Pencils
- Paper, Envelopes, Stamps (if they want to write letters)
- Sunscreen / Bug Spray
- Laundry bag (for dirty clothes)
- Spending money for snack shop and missions offering (preferably in small bills)
- Water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet
- Pool Towel & Bath Towel
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.)
- Instruments & Sheet Music (if they want to perform during the Friday night banquet)
- Clothes for a week with extras in case of water games (see dress code above)
- Dress Clothes for the Friday night banquet (this can be as simple as a nice shirt and jeans, but many kids dress up nicer)
- Swimsuit (again, see the dress code above)
- Camera (can be digital, but cell phones are not allowed) Keep in mind that every camper will receive a CD full of pictures taken by the staff during the week
- Bike (they will be stored with the game equipment and the campers can ride them during free time in the afternoon)
Please do not bring:
- Cell Phone (this is a big one for high-schoolers) We ask that cell phones be left with your parents or given to the camp staff to be kept in the office for the week of camp.
- Other Electronics (video games, MP3 players, tablets, etc)
Once again, the goal of these restrictions is to help minimize distractions so the campers are able to focus on God and making new friends at camp.