Youth Camping Programs
program information

All Early Bird Pricing ends April 30

Color Codes: (click for camp calendar)

 
journey camp

Journey

NO Early Bird price.
Regular price: campers $269

entering grades 6th-8th

Journey is a Jr. High discipleship camp that seeks to encourage students to respond to Jesus' invitation "Follow Me". Students are encouraged to take first steps or the next steps on this journey of faith so that the campers will:

  1. Grow in their commitment as disciples of Christ, either as a first time profession of faith or continued living as a disciple.
  2. Understand the importance of participating in a local church as part of the discipleship journey.
  3. Live the joy of their spiritual journey at home and at school.

Journey

Journey

  • bedding (twin sized sheets or a sleeping bag), pillow, towels,
  • 1-piece swimsuit (no tankinis)
  • clothes for outdoor activities (no tank-tops or short shorts)
  • clothes for the Mud Olympics (these will get VERY dirty!)
  • sweatshirt (in case it gets cool)
  • 2-3 pairs of tennis shoes (in case one pair gets wet or muddy), DO NOT BRING FLIP-FLOPS
  • sun block, notebook, pen, backpack (optional), water bottle, Bible, flashlight, rain gear or umbrella and a little spending cash for the snack bar
  • closed toe and heel shoes are required for camp; this a universal camping rule for students and adults.
tweens camp

6th Grade Camp

ALL sessions except 1X1 & 3X1

Early Bird price: $279
Regular price: $299

Session 1X1 & 3X1

Early Bird price: $167
Regular price:$187

Entering Grade 6

This week is an opportunity for campers to experience living in community with others, with God, and in creation so that they begin to see and feel God's love every day within themselves, their friends, families, and their local churches.

Each site features unique aspects for campers. For instance, Camp Egan features creek walks, a Discovery Center and cookouts.

Trained, experienced leaders facilitate faith development in small groups, in worship, and through fun activities with others. Campers will return home knowing more about who they are as individuals, as members of a community, and in relation to God through Jesus Christ.

6th Grade Camp

6th Grade Camp

Please ensure your child(ren) are prepared for the retreat. Your camper(s) will need to bring the typical camp stuff like:

  • twin bedding or sleeping bag, pillow, stuffed animal, etc.
  • towel, wash cloths, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal hygiene items
  • swimsuit and towel
  • camp clothes that can really get dirty
  • plastic trashbag for dirty and wet clothes
  • ONLY closed toe and heel shoes! (An extra pair is advised in case one set gets wet.)
  • flashlight, hat, insect repellant, sunscreen
  • change and SMALL bills for the Canteen
  • throw in a pair of long pants, a light jacket/sweater, and rain gear
  • medicine you regularly take or may need at camp.

Do NOT bring:

  • electronic Devices
  • candy or other snacks soda
Junior High Leadership Camp

JEM

Early Bird price: $325
Regular price: $345

Entering Grades 6, 7 and 8

JEM Camp (Junior High Effectiveness for Ministry) offers leadership training to junior high youth through active participation. The 2016 theme is built around "Leading Like a Shepherd" and Matthew 5:13-16. The youth will learn through active learning styles, workshops, and small group experiences, and will bring what they've learned back to their own youth groups and congregations.

During the online registration process you will be required to fill out a Ropes Course Form and the Recommendation Form. To attend, youth who come MUST be recommended by their pastor or youth worker.

JEM

JEM

  • Bedding sleeping bag or sheets, pillow, blanket
  • Bathroom stuff i.e. shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, soap
  • Casual clothing camp style
  • Long pants for hiking in the woods
  • Closed toed shoes (open toe shoes are against camp policy due to rocks and snakes)
  • Dress Clothes for the banquet
  • Towels and wash cloth
  • Alarm clock
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Pen, pencil, notebook
  • Bible
  • Light jacket for evenings
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Suntan lotion, sunblock
  • Something to read during BOB time (optional, but recommended)
  • Spending money for canteen and evening offerings (an offering will be taken for YSF---youth service fund)

DO NOT BRING WITH YOU

  • Expensive jewelry
  • IPods, video games, etc. (unless you bring earbuds and do not disrupt other campers) this will remain in your cabin at all times
  • Cell phones have no reception in the canyon.

wilderness camp

Wilderness

June 17-23
Regular price: $275
No Early Bird price.

Entering Grades 7-8

Registration deadline is May 26, 2017 | No refunds after June 2, 2017

"Wilderness camp is a unique seven day, six night adventure in creating a Christian community while living outdoors. It is a challenging experience where campers develop relational skills: listening to others, expressing their own needs and ideas, caring for others, and making inclusive group decisions. Campers in this challenging enviroment will learn, about community building, camping skills, and how to care for creation. This year's theme is "Serve the Lord."

This camp is limited to those who will be in the 7th or 8th grade in the fall and registration is limited, so register early to get your spot.

confirmation camp

Confirmation Retreats

2018 TBA

Two locations: Canyon and Egan Camp

Price: $TBA

Entering Grades 6-8

This retreat is designed for you to 'kick off' or 'wrap up' your church's confirmation program; it is not designed to replace what you are already doing.

Topics for both retreats will include: Church History, Understanding worship and the sacraments, Doctrine and Polity, United Methodist beliefs.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Conference Camping and Youth Ministries

district camps

District Camps

Contact the district camp dean for more information. Registration for district camps is online this year.

District Camps