June 29-July 3
Male and Female
Come as you are, leave exhausted and full of the Spirit! At this extended weekend camp, we’ll enjoy the peaceful setting of the Mark Twain National Forest and experience God in nature, worship, relationship, and fellowship.
Like boating but with your feet
Some text about Hiking and why it's so awesome at this camp.
Don’t forget your floaties.
You wait by the tree, we’ll flush them out to you.
Yeah, we’ve all heard the story. Hook, line, sinker.
Think Slip 'N Slide but bigger.
Watch the word of God come alive in a small group setting.
Bracelets, tie-dye and glitter galore.
Caution: Food fight on steroids.
Our favorite gooey goodness
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya
Leave no rock unturned.
7:30 AM Rise & Shine
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Quiet Time
9:30 AM Family Groups
10:30 AM Morning Celebration
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Special Interest Groups
2:00 PM Family Groups
3:00 PM Free Time
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Worship
8:00 PM Evening Activity
10:30 PM Bunk Devotions
11:00 PM Camper Lights Out
I am the Lead Pastor at New McKendree UMC. I have been a camp director for 15 years. I love my granddaughter, running and beef jerky.
I am the Director of Youth Ministry at New McKendree UMC. I have worked in youth ministry for 14 years as a full-time volunteer, part-time staff and full-time director. I grew up going to camp every summer from third grade through high school. My experiences at camp strengthened my love for worship and sparked my interest and passion for reading God’s word.
Look for an email for a camp specific list before camp starts, or contact Scott Burdin with more questions.
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STUFF NOT TO BRING
Parents can send emails to their campers at Camps2k15@gmail.com. Parents will need to put their camper’s name and the name of the camp they are attending in the subject line. Camp staff will check the email account daily and distribute emails during meal times or other time decided upon with the camp director.
Pictures will be uploaded as time and Wi-Fi permits to our Flickr account. You should receive a specific link to the appropriate account two weeks prior to the start of camp in your “Know Before You Go” letter. For Summer 2018 Camps click the link below to view your photos.
Why do I return to Kamp? "It's more for the love of others. It's easy to go somewhere just because you can but you won't really achieve or learn anything by doing so. To go somewhere you love and are loved by those who understand you and can relate, that's a treasure. By going to a place like that you learn from others and , in turn, they learn from you. "
The number one question we received at camp was “What about this Bible?” We gave away over 20 Bibles at camp. We had on little girl who came, and her friend’s mom came and talked to me. She said that her daughter was embarrassed because she had to borrow her grandmother’s bible for camp, and it was awful because it had all these old words in it. Not only did we give her a Bible, but we gave her little brother a Bible as well. And I just loved it because they had been coming to Upward Basketball but had never come to church. It wasn’t until after camp that they felt confident in doing that.