CAMP WEEK DESCRIPTIONS
Day Camp is a one-day experience that begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. This 6-hour camp is filled with hands on learning, worship, crafts, recreation, and, of course, lunch in the Dining Hall. Day Camp is led by Carlyle Christian Church.
Teddy Bear is the first overnight experience opportunity for our campers! This two-day camp runs from Friday afternoon until Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Campers are welcome to bring one Parent/Guardian of the same gender with them for this experience. Teddy Bear is led by Kori Machado from St. Elmo Christian Church and Erin Waggoner from Copper Creek Christian Church.
First Chance is a two-night camp experience that runs from Wednesday afternoon until 11:00 a.m. Friday. This is a "Main Camp" program that consists of classes, missions time, team memory work, afternoon camp recreation, then worship, activities, and campfire in the evenings. First Chance is led by Tyson and Tiffani Graber from Greenville FCC and Aaron Kelso from Restore Christian Church in Highland.
Junior 1 & 2 are both great three-night camps for 3rd - 5th graders. These are "Main Camp" programs that consist of classes, missions time, team memory work, afternoon camp recreation, then worship, activities, and campfire in the evenings. Junior 1 is led by Stacey Smith from O'Fallon Central Christian Church & Junior 2 is led by Kori Machado from St. Elmo Christian Church and Erin Waggoner from Copper Creek Christian Church.
Junior Wilderness is a two-night opportunity for campers to "rough it" a little by spending lots of time outside in our woods, learning to cook some meals over a fire, and sleeping outside in tents, as well as spending time in God's Word everyday. All of this happens at our Wilderness Camp area 100 yards into the woods North of our Lakeside Dorm. This program is led by Paul Cayo from Greenville FCC.
Jr. High 1 & 2 are two of our largest camp programs, and you should strongly consider signing up early for these weeks! These are "Main Camp" programs that consist of classes, missions time, team memory work, afternoon camp recreation, then worship, activities, and campfire in the evenings. These two weeks run from Sunday afternoon until Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Jr. High 1 is led by Trey Hardimon from Leclaire Christian Church and Ben Harris from Greenville FCC. Jr. High 2 is led by Todd Sorgea from FCC Wood River, Josh McDowell from O'Fallon Central CC and Michael Gomez from New Heights Christian Church.
Fin and Feather is a new take on what has been Fishing Camp for the past several years. Not only will the campers receive training on everything fishing, but they will also learn to properly handle and shoot bows. There will still be A LOT of time for fishing as well as A LOT of time for practicing archery. Campers will need to provide a working rod/reel and a tackle box with basic items. Bow/arrows may be brought but are not mandatory as Bond Camp has several that can be used. Fin and Feather is led by Brad Cripe from Leclaire Christian Church, and Brad is assisted by several expert Fishermen and Archers. Fin & Feather runs from Sunday afternoon until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Horseback Camp is one of the favorite specialty weeks summer after summer. Annette Donaldson, Liz Bayes, and their team of wranglers will once again work with the 24 campers signed up for this week. Campers will learn all about horses and their equipment as well as get some riding experience. All campers must be 12 years of age prior to the beginning of this week per camp insurance. Horseback runs from Sunday afternoon until Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Christian Service Camp is a really special week! For years now, the participants of MAD Camp worked together to learn a musical, build a set, and go on a weekend tour. We are now taking MAD Camp to the next level! This year campers will help lead various VBS's in several local churches as well as participate in leading several weekend worship services. This camp is open to all levels of talent and challenges campers to use their God-given abilities to glorify the Creator through Music/Worship Arts, Art, Drama, Tech, and Teaching/Preaching. This week is led by Clayton Richison of Liberty Christian Church and Stacey Smith from O'Fallon Central Christian Church.
Adventure Camp is always a favorite week for many High School students. Campers will travel to the Great Smokey Mountains and stay in a cabin. After breakfast each day, the campers will hike on the Appalachian Trail and explore other adventures before returning to the cabin for supper and a time of Worship and Teaching each evening. This camp is limited to the first 22 campers to register, and the week will begin on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and end on Saturday evening (exact time to be updated as the day nears). Jeff Chamberlain of Copper Creek Christian Church as well as Kara Quick of Bond Camp and St. Elmo Christian Church will once again be leading this adventure.
High School is one of our largest camp programs, and is the highlight of the summer for the many teenagers who attend. Oftentimes, lifelong friendships are formed and futures are planned as campers listen to God's will for their lives. Everyone who attends this week is changed for the better and leaves knowing God better than when they came. Brandon Atkinson from Northside Christian Church in Vandalia leads this week along with Josh McDowell from O'Fallon Central Christian Church. A team from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO will also be involved in this week!
Jr. High Overnight is a condensed, single-night camp in which middle school students are able to experience retreat and fellowship at camp one last time before school begins.
High School Overnight is a condensed, single-night camp in which high school students are able to experience retreat and fellowship at camp one last time before school begins.
See you this summer!