What is camp?
Every year we (staff, volunteers, and students who have completed 6th grade through 12th grader) head to Maine for a retreat where we can grow closer to God, to each other, and have a ton of fun! We have daily services, with awesome times of worship and messages that help students to deepen their faith, experience God, and grow stronger as believers. We also have a lot of fun with swimming, boating, outdoor games, and campfires just to name a few! Camp is one of our biggest events of the year and one you don’t want to miss!
When is camp and where is camp?
Thursday, July 20- Sunday, July 23, 2023
@ Camp Kerith
67 Cedarbrook Way, Lyman, ME 04002
What Time Does it Start and End?
We will meet at Shiloh at 8:30 am on Thursday, July 20 and we'll be returning to Shiloh in the evening on Sunday, July 23 around 3:30 pm. Students will be given an ETA to share with parents as we get close to notify them about when we’ll arrive back at Shiloh Community Church.
What Is the Cost of Camp?*
$220 - cost of camp, due in full by Jul 2, 2023
$190 - if paid in full by June 11 (early payment discount of $30 and a Ignite Camp T-Shirt)
(Payments can be made in installments. Fundraiser earnings count towards payment)
*If you are interested in going to Camp but cannot afford the cost, talk to a Staff leader. We never want to let cost be what keeps a student from coming to camp. We will be having some fundraisers to help with the cost of camp so keep watching for announcements on when those are happening! You can find all our events on our home page.
Do I Need to Bring Money?
Nope! The cost of camp includes all transportation, lodging, activities and meals for all 4 days. If you've already paid your full balance you don't need to bring any money.
What Kind of Activities Are There?
Each year we pray and seek God for a theme for camp, and try to create interactive messages based on this theme. In between, we also have free time and fun! Activities that the camp offers include…
- Archery Tag, Dodgeball, group games
- Hatchet throwing
- Swimming, water sports, canoeing
- Campfires with s'mores
- Tie-dye and other crafts
- Game room, corn hole, free time, carpet ball, and more!
Who Attends As Leaders?
All this fun can’t be had without a little adult supervision. We bring a great group of leaders with us, all of whom have a heart for leading and training today’s youth in biblical truth. This year we have a great list of chaperones coming including our youth pastor Kevin Jurovaty as well as Cat DeArville, Nate Wheeler, and Jess Aquino are a few of our volunteers!
Is There A Dress Code?
We expect that the students will show respect for God, themselves, and their peers in the way they conduct themselves at camp. Remember, maintaining purity is more than just what you wear, but also in your conduct and in what you allow your mind to dwell on. If it is supposed to be an undergarment, please keep it that way. If you have any questions about what you are planning to wear, please ask a staff member for guidance.
We view this time away as an opportunity to unplug and focus on the Lord. To help enable that spiritual environment, we will be collecting cell phones prior to leaving for camp. The phones will be locked away and stored safely by staff. On the way back to Shiloh Sunday evening, we will hand out phones to their rightful owner in order to allow students to contact their parents regarding timing.
When the kids are at camp, if you need to reach them, please call Kevin or send him a text at 339-225-0466 , or call Berea camp directly at 603-744-6344 and they will get a message to Kevin or Cat.
Please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Where Do I Sign Up?!?!
Registration is open! Click 'Register Now' to be directed to the Ignite Camp Registration page.
Once registered you'll receive an email with a Medical & Liability Release form.
**This is required and must be filled out and signed for youth to attend camp.**
Should a student become ill or begin displaying symptoms of COVID-19, that person will be isolated in a separate cabin, meals will be provided and a staff member will remain at the cabin at all times until the child can be picked up. Staff will pack student’s belongings and the cabin will immediately be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.