CAMP WEEK DESCRIPTIONS
Day Camp 1 & 2 are both one day experiences that begin at 10:00am and concludes at 4:00pm. The six hours in between are filled with hands on learning, worship, crafts, recreation and of course lunch in the Dining Hall. Day Camp 1 is led by TBD and Day Camp 2 is led by the FCC Wood River Children's Ministry.
Teddy Bear is the first overnight experience opportunity for our campers. This two-day camp runs from Friday afternoon until Saturday morning at 11:00am. 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 Klug from Copper Creek Christian Church.
First Chance is a 2 night camp experience that runs from Sunday afternoon until 11:00am Tuesday. This is a "Main Camp" program that consists of classes/missions/team memory work/missions in the mornings, camp recreation in the afternoon and worship, fun 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 3 night camps for 3rd - 5th graders. These are "Main Camp" programs that consists of classes/missions/team memory work/missions in the mornings, camp recreation in the afternoon and worship, fun activities and campfire in the evenings. Junior 1 Camp is led by Kori Machado from St. Elmo Christian Church and Erin Klug from Copper Creek Christian Church & Junior 2 is led by Josh McDowell from O'Fallon Central Christian Church.
Junior Wilderness is a 2 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 sleep 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 consists of classes/missions/team memory work/missions in the mornings, camp recreation in the afternoon and worship, fun activities and campfire in the evenings. These two weeks run from afternoon until Thursday at 7:00pm. 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, Michael Gomez from New Heights Christian Church and Nathan Brands from Brownstown FCC.
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, this year they will also learn to properly handle and shoot bows. There will still be ALOT of time for fishing as well as ALOT 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 Camp Director Jim Quick from St. Elmo Christian Church and Dee Armes of Greenville FCC.
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 first 24 campers to get 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.
MAD Camp (Music/Art/Drama) is a really special week! During this camp the participants will work together to learn a musical, build a set and prepare to go on a weekend tour. This camp is open to all levels of talent and challenges campers to use their God given abilities to glorify the Creator. This week is led by Ryan Wisnasky of Copper Creek Christian Church in Maryville and Ben Allen from Greenville FCC.
Adventure Camp is a brand new week this summer at Bond Camp. Campers will travel to the Great Smokey Mountains and stay in a cabin. After breakfast each day the campers will either 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 12 campers to register and the week will begin on Monday at 9:00am 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 Greenville FCC & St. Elmo CC will 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 life long 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 Wolford from Carlyle Christian Church and Pat Heston from Bethalto Christian Church.