A Day at Camp

Summer Camps

Junior, Junior High, Girls, and Teen Camp

A typical summer camp includes morning and afternoon Bible lessons, sports competitions, and special activities of the camper’s choosing. Campers have free time each day for swimming, boating, making candy/pop/shirt purchases, and being involved in large group games.

Experienced camp cooks prepare three tasty, satisfying meals each day. Each day concludes with a campfire consisting of singing, stories, humor, and personal testimonies.

Campers and counselors gather around the campfire each evening

While each camp may have its own special events and activities, a typical day’s schedule looks like this:

7:00 AMCounselors’ Meeting Convenes
7:30 AMRising Bell
8:00 AMExercises & Flag Raising
8:20 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMCabin Clean-Up
10:00 AMSinging, Quiz, & Bible Lesson
11:15 AMSports Competition
12:30 PMLunch
1:15 PMMemory Work/Rest Time in Cabins
2:15 PMAfternoon Bible Class
3:00 PMActivity Groups
4:00 PMSwimming/Free Time
5:00 PMCounselor Prayer Time in Lodge
5:30 PMSupper
6:00 PMCanteen
6:30 PMAfter-Supper Game
8:15 PMCampfire
9:25 PMCampfire Ends/Winding Down Time
9:45 PMTo Cabins Bell
10:00 PMDevotions
10:30 PMLights Out


Teen, Family, Winter, Couples, and Men's Retreat

Retreats are less-structured times for teens, young adults, families, and couples to relax. While there are designated meal and Bible teaching times, those who are attending a retreat have a lot of free time to select the activities in which they want to participate.

Teen Fall Retreat Schedule

Example schedule

Fri6:00 PMArrive!
6:00 PMOpen Gym
8:30 PMSinging/Bible Lesson #1
9:30 PMSnack out
11:00 PMTo Cabins
11:30 PMLights Out
Sat8:00 AMBreakfast
10:00 AMSinging/Bible Lesson #2
11:30 AMGame
12:30 PMLunch
1:30 PMFlag Football/Soccer/Frisbee/Free Time
4:00 PMSinging/Bible Lesson #3
5:30 PMSupper
7:00 PMSinging/Bible Lesson #4
8:00 PMVolleyball/Sauna
9:30 PMSnacks
11:00 PMTo Cabins
11:30 PMLights Out
Sun8:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AMLord’s Supper
11:30 AMSinging/Bible Lesson #5
12:30 PMLunch (Plan to stay through Sunday Lunch!)
1:00 pmGoodbyes!

Family Fall Retreat

Example schedule

8:00 AMRising Bell
8:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AM Singing & God’s Word in Chapel, Children’s Meeting (ages 5-12)
11:30 AMWomen’s Meeting, Games for children
12:30 PMLunch
1:15 PMCard Making for women w/Karen
2:00 PMArchery
3:30 PMMen's Meeting - Psalm or topic
5:30 PMSupper
6:15 PMGames
7:30 PMSinging & God’s Word in Chapel, Children’s Meeting (ages 5-12)
9:00 PMRefreshments in Dining Hall
10:00 PMVolleyball for Teens/Adults
11:00 PMVolleyball ends

Winter Retreat Schedule

Example schedule

Dec 266:00 PMSupper & Hello!
8:00 PMSinging & Bible Teaching in Chapel
Dec 27-308:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AMSinging & Bible Teaching in Chapel
11:30 AMGym Game
12:30 PMLunch
2:00 PMSinging & Bible Teaching in Chapel
3:30 PMSkiers depart (price yet to be determined)
4:00 PMBoard games or Gym game
6:00 PMSupper
7:00 PMSinging/Bible Lesson #4
7:30 PMEvening Activity - DVD, Singing, or Gym Tourney
9:30 PMSkiers return/Snack out
10:30 PMGym closed & to Cabins for discussion/prayer
11:30 PMLights Out
Dec 318:30 AMBreakfast
Depart after breakfast

Couples Retreat Schedule

Example schedule

Fri6:00 PMArrive & settle into your cabin
8:00 PMPrepare for an opening teaching time at 8:00 p.m. Usually couples bring in a snack to share at this time.
Sat8:30 AMBreakfast catered by ace cooks
9:30 AMTeaching/Sharing
11:00 AMContinued Teaching/Sharing
12:30 PMLunch catered by blue ribbon cooks
1:00 PMVolleyball, walk, free time w/your beloved
4:00 PMTeaching/Sharing
5:30 PMSupper catered by expert cooks
7:00 PMActivities selected for couples
8:00 PMDVD/Board Games/visiting in Dining Hall.
Settle Down at your own convenience!
Sun8:30 AMBreakfast cooked up by the multi-talented cooks
10:00 AMRemembering the Lord
11:00 AMTeaching/Sharing
12:30 PMLunch & Goodbye!

Men's Retreat Schedule

Example schedule

Fri6:00 PMArrive & settle into cabins.
Fishermen can prepare to fish.
Open gym until 10:30 p.m.
Snack out in Dining Hall (no supper is planned due to varied arrival times)
Sat5:00 AMFish Cedar Island Lake
8:30 AMBreakfast
9:30 AMSinging & Bible lesson
10:30 AMGame
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMArchery/Fishing/Kayaking
4:30 PMSinging & Bible lesson
5:30 PMSupper
6:30 PMSinging & Bible lesson
8:00 PMCampfire?
9:00 PMOpen Gym/Fish (gym closes at 10:30 p.m.)
Sun8:30 AMBreakfast
9:30 AMBreaking of Bread, followed by Bible lesson, followed by packing up or fishing
12:30 PMLunch & Goodbye!