CAMP 2018

We chase a lot of good things in this life--peace, joy, meaning, love... But they all seem to have an expiration date. Just when we get a grip on them, they slip away and we find ourselves feeling worse than we did before. We weren't created to chase good things. We were created to be in a relationship with God, and by being in a relationship with Him, we find all the good things that we could ever need or want. The best part of this relationship isn't those good things though, it's our connection with God Himself! Through our relationship with God who is like NO OTHER, we are gifted with life that is like NO OTHER.


Who //  Students who have completed 6th-12th grade


When //  June 11-15. Meet at ChristWay Church at 12:30 PM on Monday, June 11.  We'll return to ChristWay by 4 PM on Friday, June 15.


Where // Shocco Springs in Talladega, Alabama. Students will be staying in the secluded Adventure Camp area which includes air-conditioned bunkhouse-style cabins, a dining hall, and worship center. The property also features a pool, a lake with water toys, miniature golf, frisbee golf, basketball, volleyball, tennis, hiking and much more!


Cost //  $275. Cost includes lodging, all meals, transportation, camp materials and a t-shirt! (Please know that payment is non-refundable and non-transferable)




The absolute deadline to sign up is May 27!



DETAILS

What to Bring //

  • Bible--after all, it really is about God. A pen would also be extremely useful!
  • Clothes for Daytime! You’ll need clothes that you could wear while running around in the outdoors! That includes t-shirts (no bro tanks or strappy shirts), shorts (Ladies, no shorty shorts; we’re talking basketball or soccer shorts. If you choose to wear yoga pants or capris, you need to have a long shirt on.), and anything else that empowers you to move well! 
  • Clothes for Evenings! Normal evening camp wear includes shirts that are clean, shoes that don’t stink, shorts that are an appropriate length (if you aren’t sure if they are the proper length, don’t bring them), and shirts that are not tank tops. Think about what you normally wear to church on a summer Sunday and aim for that. Disclaimer: Guys, we do not want to see your undies sticking out of your pants or your chests shining in the sun because your shirts are so low cut. Please maintain normal waist and chest coverage at all times. Ladies, we are too cool to be parading around like risqué art pieces. Keep what your momma gave you covered. *If there is ever an issue with what you are wearing, please do not be offended when a leader asks you to change. It’s not to hurt your feelings or make you look like an old geezer; we are simply maintaining an environment free from distraction. 
  • Swimsuit--Girls should plan to wear a modest one-piece swimsuit or a tankini which fully covers the stomach (or you may choose to wear a dark T-Shirt over your swimsuit). 
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Toiletry Items--please do not forget your toothbrush or your deodorant! 
  • Pillow & Sleeping Bag or Sheets & Blanket
  • Flashlight
  •  Optional: Insect Repellent, Sunglasses, Beach Towel, Sports Equipment (tennis racket, etc.)

 

What Not to Bring //

  • Electronic Devices-Includes mp3 players, iPods, DVD players, gaming devices, etc. You will be busy having so much fun, you will not need them.
  • Weapons of any kind, fireworks or stuff for pranks
  • A bad attitude




FAQs

My child takes medicine. What do I need to do? Make sure you note any prescription or over-the-counter medications on your forms. Parents are encouraged to talk with any of the adult leaders regarding administration of medications (child is responsible to take medicine on his own, student needs to be reminded to take medicine each day, etc.)

 

Will I be able to talk to my son/daughter during the week? Though your student is allowed to bring his or her phone, there will be multiple “no phone zones” in which students will not be permitted to be on their phones so that we can minimize distractions. You’ll be able to contact your student throughout the week if they have a phone, but please keep the contact to a minimum as our hope do the week is for them to have a break from everyday life. If your student doesn’t have a phone, you’ll be able to contact your student through the adult leaders! 

 

What adults are going? Adults who are experienced in and love working with teenagers. These are the adults who work with students each week at ChristWay. A background check has been conducted on each one, and all have been screened for theological soundness. In addition, one of the adults is a Registered Nurse.

 

How will students be transported to and from camp? We will be traveling by charter bus and vans.

 

What is Shocco Springs? It’s a Baptist Conference Center located in Talladega, Alabama. For more information, visit www.shocco.org.

 

What are the cabins like? Each cabin contains bunk beds to sleep 16 people, and there will be at least 2 adults in each cabin. Each cabin is air-conditioned and has its own bathroom with multiple showers, toilets, and sinks.

 

How much money does my child need? Everything is included in the camp fee. This includes three delicious meals a day. A canteen will be open each evening where soda, candy or a snack may be purchased for a nominal fee. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks. There are no other expenses and nothing else even available to purchase.

 

What does a typical day at camp look like? Each day begins with a hearty breakfast and quiet time for devotions. Students will participate in a small group (based on age and gender) Bible study and an energetic time of worship before lunch. After lunch, students will have free time for recreation (swimming, basketball, volleyball, mini golf, active games, etc.) and then time to clean up. After dinner, students will participate in another small group study and another worship experience. Students then enjoy cabin devotions before crashing into bed!

 

What if my child gets sick? On the medical release form, please authorize adult chaperones to administer common, over–the-counter medications for minor illness (Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, etc.) For more serious illness or injury, you will be contacted immediately.

 

My child has an event that means he/she would have to come to camp late/leave camp early. Is that permissible? Of course students will gain the greatest impact if they are able to be a part of the entire week, but we don’t want your student to miss out on camp altogether, so they are welcome to participate for as much of the week as possible. Please understand that the full cost will apply, and parents are responsible for transportation to/from Shocco Springs. Please talk with Riley Powell or Matthew Waters about this before camp so that arrangements can be made.

 

Are scholarships available? The intent of the student ministry is that as many students as possible be able to attend camp that their lives may be impacted positively for Christ, and we do not wish for any student to be unable to participate due to lack of funding. We are also required to be good stewards of the resources God has given. Because these resources are limited, full scholarships are not available. However, you are welcome to submit a confidential request for financial assistance by email to student.ministry@christwaychurch.org by no later than May 13.