Summer Camp 2020

 Covid 19 Update: We are proceeding with planning our summer camps as normal.  We are hopeful that our ministry to children, youth and adults will continue in the summer of 2020 as scheduled.  We encourage our campers to register for their first choice summer camp session.  If a session needs to be canceled, campers will be notified and can either transfer to a different session or receive a refund.

Grand Camp

(Starts Friday 3:00 pm, Ends Saturday 2:00 pm)

Grand Camp (ages 4 - Grade 2 accompanied by a grandparent) is a two day/ one night experience for grandparents and grandkids.  You'll start the day with swimming, explore our camp through crafts and Bible lessons, have a cook out and s'mores, and end the day with campfire worship.  In just 2 days together on Holy Ground you will make memories that will last a lifetime.  Cabin/bunkhouse and private lodge room accommodations are both available for Grand Camp.  Cost $55 per person

 

Session 1 Dates: June 12-13, Directors: Connie Derby Dicks and Sherry Allen

Session 2 Dates: July 10-11, Directors:  Bob and Carol Mayfield 

Family Camp

(All ages)

Starts Friday 7:00 PM, Ends Sunday 11:00 AM

Family Camp (ages 0-18 accompanied by an adult family member) is designed to be a weekend of rest, relaxation, and God time for today’s busy families.  How often do you have time to just take a walk in the woods or play in the pool with your family?  You’ll be able to get a break from your packed schedules and take time apart just to be family.  Begin or end the summer with a weekend away together.  Cabin/bunkhouse and private lodge room accommodations are both available for Family Camp.  Cost: $60 per person (maximum of $200 per family) 

 

Session 1 Dates: June 26-28, Directors: Robert and Molly Goodrich

Session 2 Dates: August 14-16, Directors: TBD

Camps for Elementary Age

Beginner Camp Completed 2nd Grade

Starts 10:00 am June 29         Ends 11:00 am July 1

Beginner Camp (Grade 2) is a 3 day, 2 night introductory experience in Christian Camping for boys and girls who have completed the second grade. For many, this is the first time they have slept away from home without family members.  Experienced counselors act as “cabin parents” during the camp to try and make everyone feel welcome and at home.  This camp is a fast paced, high-energy, fun-filled few days. We try to pack an entire week of camp into 3 days!  Beginner campers spend time swimming, singing, playing, exploring our camp through their daily Bible Walks, and making s’mores around the campfire.  Beginner Campers will begin to explore their faith in a safe and supportive environment on our Holy Ground. Cost $110  

 

Session Dates:  June 29 - July 1, Directors: Beth Campbell and Linda Hunsaker

Junior Camp - Completed 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade

Starts Sunday 3:00 PM   Ends Friday 11:00 AM

Junior Camp (Grades 3-5) is our first weeklong summer camp for elementary age children.  Starting in 3rd grade, you can attend this amazing camp that is held in our new cabins. Every day campers will experience time to swim in the pool, participate in group games, spend time with their cabin group, and worship God around the campfire. Campers will be encouraged to see God in nature, in others and in themselves. By midweek you will be forming friendships that often last throughout the year.  Cost $250

 

Session 1 Dates: June 7-12, Director: Travis Stanley and Melissa Webb

Session 2 Dates: June 21-26, Directors: Kristen Alstott

Session 3 Dates: July 5-10, Directors: Tony and Lisa Thurston

Session 4 Dates: August 2-7, Directors: Andrea Brownlee and Cathie Courtois

Camps for Middle Schoolers

(Completed 6th, 7th, and 8th grades)

Rustic Chi Rho Camp

Starts Sunday 3:00 PM, Ends Friday 11:00 AM

Chi Rho Camp (Grades 6-8) is a weeklong Semi-Rustic experience that produces opportunities for relationships with God and other people. While living in huts, you will quickly form bonds that last a lifetime. As a village, you will learn to cook over a campfire, play in the pool, cooperate through teamwork and discover the leader that lives in you. In this exciting outdoor environment, you and your new friends will experience the accepting and loving touch of God that can be felt sitting around a campfire at Chi Rho Camp.  Cost $250

 

Session 1 Dates: June 7-12, Directors: Marti Stanley

Session 2 - June 14-19, Directors: TBD

Session 3 - June 21-26, Directors: Josh Baumberger and Robyn Bles

Session 4 - July 5-10, Directors: Jeanine Fernandez and Jessica Augustine

Cabin Chi Rho Camp

Starts Sunday 3:00 PM, Ends Friday 11:00 AM

Cabin Chi Rho Camp (Grades 6-8) is a weeklong camp held on our cabin side with meals prepared for you in the dining hall. If you love camp but don’t want the rustic experience of our other Chi Rho camps, this session is for you!  It blends casual play time and high energy "power praise" worship sessions. You will experience God through prayer and contemporary Christian worship. If you like time with friends, plenty of time to play in the pool, and faith filled moments that will help you find a relationship with other youth and with God, this camp is the one for you.  Cost $250

 

Session Dates: August 2-7, Directors: John Claussen and Jennie Koenig

A.D.A.M. Camp

For middle school and high school youth

Starts Sunday 3:00 PM, Ends Friday 11:00 AM

The youth who attend A.D.A.M. Camp (Art Drama and Music) enjoy a week of practicing different art forms.  Campers learn how they can share their love for God through their art.   Each night campers will be able to show off their creations during their “gig”.  On the last day of camp, a final performance and art show is planned and parents and other loved ones are encouraged to attend.  This camp has a cap of 30 youth so get your registrations in early!  Middle school ADAM Camp is for grades 6-8 and the high school camp is grades 9-12.  Both ADAM Camps take place on the same dates but activities are split between middle school and high school.   Cost $250

 

Session Dates: July 19-24

Directors: Deb Murphy and Mark MacWhorter

Adventure Camp

For middle school and high school youth

Starts Sunday 3:00 PM, Ends Friday 11:00 AM

Adventure Camp (Grades 6-12) will be a totally different adventure every day.  Are you up for the challenge?  This summer our activities will include: water day, hiking, a zip line course, and challenge activities, among others.  This camp has a cap of 40 youth so get your registrations in early!  Campers will experience God through nature and through working together with their fellow youth.  Experienced and qualified adults will lead each adventure session.  You will accomplish things at Adventure Camp that you never thought possible!   This year Adventure Camp is on the road!  We will have registration and pickup at the CCC but will be traveling mid-week.  Because of this, late arrivals and early departures will not be possible.  Cost $250

 

Session Dates: July 26-31

Directors:  Lori Krase-Cayton

 

Camp Dates 2020

Grand Camp  

(Kids age 4 to Grade 2 who attend with 

one or more grandparents)

Session 1:  June 12-13

Session 2:  July 10-11

Family Camp  

(Kids ages 0-18 who attend with

one or more adult family members)

Session 1:  June 26-28

Session 2:  August 14-16

 

Beginner Camp  

(Grade 2)

Session 1:  June 29-July 1

 

Junior Camp  

(Grades 3-5)

Session 1:  June 7-12

Session 2:  June 21-26

Session 3:  July 5-10

Session 4: August 2-7

Middle School 

(Grades 6-8)

Rustic Chi Rho 1:  June 7-12

Rustic Chi Rho 2:  June 14-19

Rustic Chi Rho 3:  June 21-26

Rustic Chi Rho 4:  July 5-10

Cabin Chi Rho:  August 2-7

Art, Drama, and Music Camp:  July 19-24

Adventure Camp:  July 26-31

 

High School 

(Grades 9-12)

CYF 1:  June 14-19

CYF 2:  July 12-17

Art, Drama, and Music Camp:  July 19-24

Adventure Camp:  July 26-31

Standing Rock Travel Camp: June 6-13

 

Senior Adult Retreat  

(Ages 55+) 

Session 1: June 29 - July 1

CYF Camp 

(Completed 9th - 12th Grade)

Starts Sunday 3:00 PM, Ends 11:00 AM Friday

CYF Camp (Grades 9-12) is a week-long experience on the "Holy Ground" of the Christian Conference Center with other high school age youth. Through study, casual conversation, life changing worship and incredible recreation time, campers should expect to be challenged and nurtured in their faith journey. This is a camp that provides many opportunities to make new friends and capture a "deep-down" feeling of wonderment and purpose. A week at CYF conference may well stick with you your whole life long.  Cost $250

 

Session 1 Dates: June 14-19, Randy Ehrhardt and McKinna Daugherty

Session 2 Dates: July 12-17, Alison Nicoll and Jason Grow

Senior Adult Retreat

(55+ years and older)

Starts 2:00 PM   Ends 1:00 PM

You never have to grow out of coming to camp!  Senior Adult Retreat (Ages 55+) is intended to be time away at camp for older adults.  Many participants have been active in our camping ministry over the years, however, no prior involvement in the program is necessary to attend.  Senior adults spend time in fellowship, study, prayer and worship.  Evenings are spent around the campfire, telling stories, eating ice cream, and making new friends.  Senior adults stay in our hotel-style Lodge Rooms during their event.  Cost $125 per person

 

Session Dates: June 29-July 1

Directors:  Jerry and Linda Wolf

 

Standing Rock Camp

(Completed 9th - 12th Grade)

In this day and time we need to be intentional about hearing the stories of people whose experiences differ from ours. Standing Rock, North Dakota, is a place where we can do that. Long before a diverse group of people gathered there to stand and work for Indigenous and Environmental Justice, the Standing Rock Tribe called this landscape their home. This summer we will journey to Standing Rock and have the opportunity to hear the stories and the history of the Standing Rock Tribe. We will have experiences that help us learn, grow and build relationships in the midst of the beautiful diversity God has created. This will also be a time and place within our own Disciples of Christ diversity to hear each other’s stories.  Cost $250 per person

 

Session Dates: June 6-13

Directors:  Laurie Feille and Andy Mangum

 

Visit

5064 Lincoln Street

Newton, IA 50208

Call

T: 515-255-3168

 

Contact

Lori Krase-Cayton

office@uppermidwestcc.org

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