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Held each year at the Christian Conference Center in Newton

Summer Camps

Mid-Year Retreats

Each year, hundreds of kids and adults gather for fun, fellowship, worship, and study.

For more information, visit the Conference Center's website

Or call the regional office at 515.255.3168

Or email the regional office at

A Typical Day

Vary by age and campsite

7a Good morning!

8a Breakfast

9a Keynote, spiritual practices, singing, energizers

10a Large group games

11a Small group Bible lessons

12p Lunch

1-3p Free time (including swimming)

3p Arts, crafts, music

4p Small group games and study

5:30p Break

6p Supper

7p Evening Activity (talent shows, square dancing,

movies, night swims, games, etc.)

8:30p Snack

9p Worship

9:45p Campfire

10:30p Back to cabins

11:00-11:30 Lights out

What to Bring

Campers will receive a letter from the directors with specific items for their camp

  • Bible

  • Water Bottle

  • Pillow and sleeping bag/bedding

  • Shower towel and washcloth

  • Toiletry items

  • Casual clothes for each day, and one set that can get dirty/stained

  • Dirty clothes bag

  • Two pairs of comfortable shoes, including one closed toe pair

  • Light jacket, hat, rain gear/poncho

  • Swimsuit and swim towel

  • Flashlight

  • Non-aerosol insect repellant

  • Sunscreen

Optional Things to Bring
  • Journal

  • Camera

  • Pencil/pen and notebook

  • Stationary, envelopes, and stamps

  • Money for the camp store if you would like to buy a souvenir shirt

What NOT to Bring
  • Food, candy, or pop

  • Alcohol

  • Illegal drugs

  • Tobacco products in any form

  • Weapons

  • Any electronic devices that would distract you from being part of the community

  • Fireworks

  • Matches or lighters

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