Camp Date:

June24-28

Age Range:

6-12

Gender:

Female and Male

Location:

First United Methodist Church - Kirksville

Action-packed Ignite Mobile Camp brings the fun of camp to you. Get ready for five full days of exciting activities, adventures and learning about God at your local United Methodist church. At this one camp there will be three incredible options for your camper: technology, athletics, and creativity. Highly trained NextGen college-age staff does life-on-life ministry with every camper.

Camp Activities

9-Square
9-Square

Like 4-square but with 9 squares and in the air.

Bible Study
Bible Study

Watch the word of God come alive in a small group setting.

Capture the Flag
Capture the Flag

Get in touch with your competitive side with this classic camp game

Crafts
Crafts

Bracelets, tie-dye and glitter galore.

Dancing
Dancing

Hip moves from the young people. Dropped the beat and the beat got sicker.

Gagaball
Gagaball

Dodge, strike, run and jump in this twist on dodgeball.

Inflatables
Inflatables

Race your friends through a giant, blow-up obstacle course

Outdoor Games
Outdoor Games

Bring your competitive spirit, focus and fastest running shoes.

Volleyball
Volleyball

Have some friendly competition with a round of volleyball

Water Slides
Water Slides

Think Slip 'N Slide but bigger.

Camp Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 AM Drop-off
9:00 am – 9:20 AM Small Group Time
9:30 am – 10:00 AM Large Group Time
10:10 am – 11:20 AM Activity 1
11:30 am – 12:00 PM Activity 2
12:10 pm – 12:35 PM Lunch
12:40 pm – 1:10 PM Large Group Game
1:20 pm – 2:00 PM Bible Study
2:00 pm – 3:00 PM Free Time
3:15 pm – 4:00 PM Large Group Time
4:00 PM Pick-up

Key Camp Staff

Josh Schaller

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Camping Logistics

“What a looooong day!” Josh exclaimed as he slumped exhaustedly into his chair after a particularly hot Missouri summer day. His wife, Kara, sat across from him in the living room with their newborn child bouncing happily upon her lap, looking back at her husband in bemusement.

“What was bad about today?” she replied as the right corner of her mouth turned up in a faint smirk. After being married for just over six years, she knew to ask the question, even though she thought she already knew the answer.

Josh glanced back up at Kara and their son, a mischievous grin spreading across his face. Had his sarcasm become so transparent to her after their many years together?

“Well I played a lot of gaga ball today, talked to some pastors and church members, ate chicken nuggets, and took a lot of pictures,” he said smiling the entire time.

“Uh-huh…. And you get paid to do this?”

“How dare you insinuate that I all I do is just play around?” Josh replied sardonically. “Honey, it’s like Brett Favre used to say: ‘They pay me for the months and months of preparation I put in. I’d almost play the ‘game’ for free.’”

Camp FAQ’s

Are scholarships available?

All camping scholarships are provided through the local church. For Infuse Core Camps, contact your local church who will be able to provide a discount code. For Ignite Mobile Camps, contact the host church of the camp.

Churches receive discount codes by filling out the application at https://missouri-reg.brtapp.com/campdiscountcode

What is Heartland?

Heartland is one of Missouri United Methodist Conference’s partner for Ignite Mobile Camps. They are headquartered out of Parkville, Missouri, and are affiliated with the larger Presbyteries of Heartland and Northern Kansas, Synod of Mid-America, and Presbyterian Church (USA). The mission of Heartland is “In response to the Good News of Jesus Christ, Heartland Presbyterian Center provides hospitality and programming in a natural setting for individuals, families, churches, and the community.” Visit https://www.heartlandcamps.org for more information.

What is Eagle Lake?

Eagle Lake is the Missouri United Methodist Conference’s partner for Ignite Mobile Camps. They are headquartered out of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and are affiliated with the larger Navigators college-aged ministry. Eagle Lake has spent over 100 years witnessing to children at their camps in Colorado and have recently started their mobile camping ministry to utilize the lessons they have learned to reach out to children all across the country. Visit: http://eaglelakecamps.com/ for more information.

(A particular child that attended camp) probably has emotional defiant behavior issues.  Because of that he gets picked on a lot and is bullied a lot.  So, that week he was getting bullied a lot and was causing behavioral issues for their group.  Daily, I would have to talk to him and talk to the counselors to try to figure out what to do.  But one afternoon near the end of the day, something had happened. I and a counselor sat down and talked with the child about this tree in our playground.  We talked to him and we talked about God.  I can’t even remember what was said, but since then he has come back every Sunday.  And nights (Saturdays) when his mom works, he asks to come spend the night with us.  His mom told us that “he had never experienced God like that.”  He still always wants to go back to that one tree.  

- UMC Children’s director

As a first year parent, everything exceeded our expectations, from the enthusiastic welcome in the parking lot to the growth we saw in our son after a week at Eagle Lake Camp. Thumbs up!

- A Camper’s Parent