A week at camp may seem like a short stint in the middle of the summer, but it is a stint that can often have long term impact on a child’s life.
A week away from home, softball, swim team and just the usual summer routine is often a great way to get in touch with the word of God and build quality friendships. Kids also get to experience some great outdoor activities like rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking and nature walks, horseback riding and exciting group games.
Kids also get the chance to make new friends and learn new skills in a variety of areas.
One great camp that has lots of options for kids and families is Village Creek Bible Camp and Retreat Center in North East Iowa.
Village Creek has great programming and lots for kids and the whole family to enjoy. Their camps range from youth camps to senior High and also include about three separate family camps throughout the summer.
Village Creek is a great place for anyone to grow closer to Jesus and enjoy the beautiful creation. The camp is nestled in the Mississippi River Valley and has blessed countless staff and campers who have attended. The staff is friendly, helpful and hardworking. The speakers and pastors are positive and motivating.
Some of the fun activities that Village Creek has to offer are a high ropes course, canoeing, a blob, their own lake, crafts, outdoor games, archery, tubing and swimming. Each day of the week is filled with fun activities, as well as time to relax and spend time reading the Word. Children will learn how to have devotions and learn more about Jesus. Families will also get a chance to bond and spend time together away from the distractions of every day life.
Another great Bible Camp is Solid Rock Outdoor ministries located near Denver Colorado. Outdoor Activities include backpacking, hiking, rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and orienteering.
Solid Rock has mainly adventure camps involving backpacking and mountaineering. They also specialize in Christian camping.
Solid Rock is located in Laramie, Wyoming about 2 hours north of Denver International Airport. The camp is located in the Colorado Rockies and surrounded by the beautiful Mountain View. Solid Rock’s purpose is to change lives by leading people to knowledge of Jesus Christ through the outdoors and creating a divine human encounter. The courses included at Solid Rock are 40/40, 20/20, 7 days and All Women’s. Each of these courses are intended to challenge and impact. The majority of participants come away feeling refreshed, renewed, inspired and ready to make a greater impact on the world around them.
By participating in a Solid Rock course, teamwork, leadership and other qualities are strengthened and maximized.
Eagle Lake camps located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is also an excellent camp for kids to grow in their faith and have an amazing summer. Eagle Lake is also a Christian Camp featuring Day and Residential camps. The average cost is between $350 and $500/wk. Some activities include general sports, archery, equestrian and horseback riding, swimming and assorted adventure activities. Eagle Lake staff is committed to having a positive impact and influence on the campers each and every step of the way. Eagle Lake includes resident, excursion and horse camps. Resident camps range from ages 8-18.
Excursion camps at Eagle Lake are more geared towards adventure. They combine lots of unique activities for an amazing adventure. Campers get the opportunity to travel via canoe, kayak, bike or foot. Campers also gain adventure skills and learn how to lead, work as a team, and get connected on a spiritual level.
Eagle Lake is also a coed camp.
Another great Christian camp is Kanakuk. Kanakuk Kamps are well known for their excellent programming and opportunities for youth to have an amazing summer. Kanakuk was established in 1926 and serves campers ranging from 7-18 years. The cost of Kanakuk ranges from $651-$1000 a week. The nearest large city is Springfield, MO.
Kanakuk offers over 70 sports and activities. There is also a special adventure camp near Durango, Co.
Various activities include backpacking, waterskiing, water sports, wakeboarding, Lacrosse, Paintball, SCUBA, Volleyball, Inline Skating, and Rock climbing. Kanakuk is non-denominational and has been serving youth since 1926. The kamps range from 7,13, and 25 day terms.
Each of these camps are a great opportunity for kids to get in touch with God and experience an amazing summer!