Ignite Mobile Camp brings the fun of church camp to you!
Get ready for five full days of a Christian camp that features exciting activities, adventures and learning about God at your local United Methodist church. In partnership with Eagle Lake and Heartland Camps, highly trained college-age staff does life-on-life ministry with every camper.
Ignite Mobile Camp is a week-long day camp for 6 to 12 year olds that pairs high-energy fun with gospel centered worship that will leave your camper excited about living their life for Jesus Christ! Kids will have a blast at this Christian camp, with the wide range of activities like bouncing in the inflatables, scaling the rock walls, playing Gaga ball, and singing and dancing to silly songs!
Featured Ignite Mobile Camps
Dates: July 6-July 10
Age Range: 6-12
Location: Community of Eldon
Dates: June 1-5
Age Range: 6-12
Location: First United Methodist Church - Kennett
Dates: June 1-5
Age Range: 6-12
Location: Fenton United Methodist Church
We have some new neighbors next door to us - a young family, mom and dad in their 30s and two girls. We had gotten to know them over the last year-and-a-half, and I had invited them to church. They never came to church, but they came to camp. So, the girls came to camp and each night when my wife and I got back home around 7, their whole family would be outside, and they would come over to our house and talk about camp for an hour. We talked about things like: ‘I didn’t know church was fun!’ ‘We didn’t realize you could dance or jump up and down in church.’ It has kinda opened the door for them to come back to church.
- A happy family
(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
Ignite Mobile 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.
Ignite Mobile Camps act to bring elementary and middle schoolers closer to Christ through activities and fellowship during these traveling day camps across Missouri. Next Generation Ministries partners with Eagle Lake Camps and Heartland Camps to host multiple Christian camps for 10 weeks throughout the summer at local churches. Ignite Mobile Camp is held from Monday to Friday with drop off typically between 8:30-9:00 am and pick up around 4:00-5:00 pm depending on the preferences of the local church. Much like these time differences, Ignite is designed to adjust to the unique needs of each community so campers are able to have the church camp that they desire.
Campers will need to wear regular active clothes and tennis shoes or sandals with backs and bring a water bottle, water games gear (modest swimsuit, towel, flip flops, sunscreen), and potentially a lunch depending on your local church.
Each day students will enjoy time with their fellow campers and counselors doing a wide range of activities. Their time will be split between small and large group time. In their small groups, campers will have Bible study, discussion time, games and one-on-one time with their counselors. With the larger group activities range from sports like gaga ball, nine square, bungee jump, rock wall, water games, and indoor and outdoor games, to lunch, snack, worship, dancing, singing songs, and watching skits.