Christian Kamps

Quick Links:

Uniquely Vanderkamp (Ages 8 – 14)

Outrageous (Ages 8 – 17)

Explorer Kamp (Ages 12 – 16)

Youth Leadership and Development Programs (Ages 15 – 17)

 

About Our Christian Kamp Opportunities:

For those of us who grew up immersed in nature, playing or exploring in ways no longer available to many youth today, God’s creation is sacred space… a place to escape technology, quiet our thoughts, and listen for the Lord’s voice. Vanderkamp’s 850 acres of fields, forests, streams, and meadows, provide refuge where, under our camping ministry team’s caring supervision, youth can deepen their relationship with Jesus, strengthen and reinvigorate their faith through relaxed, engaging worship experiences while living together in a welcoming and loving Christian community.

For many kampers their experience playing, praying, and living in Christian community at Vanderkamp lasts only a week. Our goal is to leave kampers transformed by their time here, furthering their faith journey as they explore new and engaging ways to strengthen their personal relationship with Jesus. Kampers have the opportunity to interact with Christian adults, who role model what it means to live our faith, placing our trust in the Lord, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Kampers make Christian friendships that can last a lifetime with youth they may never have met because they live in a different geographic area, attend a different school, or attend a different church.

Kampers enjoy all of the traditional activities of summer kamp (swimming, archery, arts & crafts…) and some more modern ones (STEM activities—especially in our Maker Space, drama, culinary arts…) while spending time immersed in God’s creation. Last year’s theme was “We Believe.” It was only fitting that this summer’s curriculum be “Beyond Belief!”

 

“Beyond Belief invites your campers to ask the big questions about God and explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community and even in their own hearts.” -excerpt taken from Inside Out website

Beyond Belief Curriculum from Inside Out Christian Resources for Outdoor Ministries

We invite you to review the daily overview of themes that will guide our morning devotions, study, and worship each day.

Daily Worship & Study Themes

Vanderkamp offers a progression of Christian summer kamp opportunities from Uniquely Vanderkamp to Explorer Kamp to our Leadership Development Programs (LIT I, LIT II, and CIT) for youth to embark upon a lifetime of kamp experiences and adventures as they mature, develop, and grow with God. We recognize that the developmental needs, abilities, even interests of youth vary with age and experience. To better reflect this, we have tweaked the age ranges for some of our summer programs this year. Whether a returning Vanderkamper or new to summer kamping altogether, you are sure to find a program suited to your youth’s unique interests.

Which program will make your youth… a Happy Vanderkamper?

Program Descriptions and links to online registration are provided below for each kamp session. We are very excited about Vanderkamp’s lineup of outstanding Christian kamp programs this summer! We invite you to take a closer look. Follow these links for full program descriptions and access to online registration below:

 

Uniquely Vanderkamp (Ages 8 – 14)

Outrageous (Ages 8 – 17)

Explorer Kamp (Ages 12 – 16)

Youth Leadership and Development Programs (Ages 15 – 17)

 

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