We have many specialty camps that provide programming for offer something for a variety of ages and interests.
Grand camp, one of our newer camps, is a weekend retreat for grandparents and their grandchildren to get away.
Check out this page for more information on all of our specialty camps.
Cross Point Camp
Children & youth ages 10 - 18
This camp is for children and youth with debilitating diseases and is sponsored by Oklahoma United Methodist
Camps and Children's Hospital. Children with handicapping conditions are welcome to attend.
This is the only camp available for heart, sickle-cell and cystic fibrosis children.
The camp is underwritten by donations, so there is no cost to the campers. Volunteer nurses are
available and are part of the leadership team.
Activities are planned for every day and utilize all aspects of the camping program. Campers are encouraged to participate in all activities they are physically able to do. Swimming, canoeing, challenge course, basketball, jewelry making, crafts, volleyball, softball, archery are only a few of the activities provided.
Professional fishing organizations will teach the campers how to fish safely. Worship, new friends and the opportunity to talk are also vital aspects of this camp.
Donations are needed and welcome
$200 suggested donation
$450 allows one child to be sponsored
required funding date June 1, 2013
New Day Camp I and TOO
Cross Point Camp
Children ages 8-11 (I)
and 12-14 (Too)
New Day Camp is for children who have at least one incarcerated parent. The camp begins at noon on Monday and ends following lunch on Friday.
We have worship twice daily.
Children are divided into small groups for curriculum study and other activities. Each group has its own set of adult leaders. Curriculum is designed to address the special needs of this group of youngsters. We also have share groups where children can process together their hopes, dreams and difficulties that might impact them.
These children are the forgotten victims of crime and we help them experience a New Day.
Recreational activities include fishing, canoeing, swimming, basketball, hiking, shoreline hiking and board games. The older group participates in challenge course activities. The camp also offers art, crafts and musical activities.
The children receive all toiletry items, a teddy bear, backpack, Bible and a souvenir shirt. All bedding, towels and linens are furnished. Transportation is furnished
from the children's homes by local church volunteers.
The camp is completely funded by donations, not apportionment dollars.
We attempt to staff the camp with one adult for every two children. If you are interested in volunteering for, know a child
who is eligible for New Day Camp, or have questions, contact Steve Byrd at (405)528-0963 or
Adam Leathers at (405)530-2015.
For more information see the New Day website
Grand Adventures: Unlocking the Treasures
Grandparents and grandchildren kindergarten through 6th grade.
Grandparents, have you ever felt lost when communicating with your grandchildren?
Grandkids, have you felt misunderstood and confused yourselves?
Did you feel you needed a communication "map" to find your way?
Let our treasure map at GRAND Camp help connect YOU—grandparents and grandchildren!
Weekend adventures include, awesome crafts, games, hiking, navigating through a compass course,
worship time, singing and storytelling.* You will enjoy unlocking family treasures of the past, present,
and future! This is a special get-away camp designed to bring grandparents and grandchildren together for a
fun and spiritual renewal time! All of the adventures are planned to connect the treasures for a GRAND weekend.
Ages 6-12 $58;
Senior Adult Retreats
For ages 55+
Spring Retreat −Egan Camp and Retreat Center
Fall Retreat −Cross Point Camp
Each retreat is designed to strengthen faith and form new friendships.
Special programs and speakers, campfires, good food, great entertainment and
fellowship, Bible study, worship in God's great outdoors and relaxation are all part
of this experience for senior-age adults. (also time on the porch in the rocking chairs)
It is an opportunity to share time with other friendly Methodists. All senior adults are invited
to attend these retreats.
Remember−we do NOT ID anyone, so age is not a factor.
We have had people all ages between 22 and 93.
Senior Adult Summit
Join us for our SAS (Senior Adult Summit). The leadership team is very excited about the
music and speakers, workshops (which are educational, fun and full of fellowship!),
delicious meals, a tour of Egan and even more stuff that will be offered to our participants.
for a room for 4 people
for a room for 3 people
for a room for 2 people
(2 nights of lodging and 6 meals)
Single Parent's Family Gathering
For all ages
Fun and spiritual renewal await you if you are a single parent household of any size, or style (including, but not limited to, non-custodial parents, grandparents, and military households) at the Single Parent Family Gathering. Parent and child/children are invited to come and be a part.
Our goal is to help you face the challenges that life has to offer, and offer you some quality time at one of our marvelous camp sites.
Our goal is to help you create wonderful memories as we swim, hike, and fellowship together. And who knows there might be a roasted marshmallow in their too!
Adults - $53;
13-18 - $ 43;
6-12 - $ 31;
2-5 - $ 15;
0-1 - Free
Special reduced pricing because of the generosity of local churches and individuals.
For all ages
08/09-11/2013- Cross Point
Bring the whole family for Family Gathering.
You will have the opportunity to share and grow with your family and with new families of friends.
We will hike, laugh, sing, swim, play, eat and relax together. Join us and you will discover new ideas for family activities and ways to build a stronger and happier family.
Families will lodge together and activities will include family time, adult time and children time.
Make this a priority and a new tradition for your family. Come and join others who have made this a tradition for their family. You will be glad you came.
Adults - $ 85;
13-18 - $ 75;
6-12 - $ 63;
2-5 - $ 32;
0-1 - Free
Young Adult Camp
Three Simple Rules
For ages 18-25
So you know you are too old to be in youth group anymore, but you still need to have a place of your own.
Especially with other young adults who are in transition in their lives just like you.
This camp will target the spiritual concerns of your age group,
many of whom find themselves seeking an identity beyond high school.
The focus will be on drawing closer to God while building relationships with each other.
One Step at a Time Leader: Rev. Amy Venable
A retreat for spiritual growth and theological development.
Women attending this retreat will grow in faith and understanding
through prayer, Bible study, worship, reflection, and interaction with others.
Mission is the UMW key emphasis. Women grow spiritually as the work and serve together.
Join mission-minded women as they gather in love and service to help Cookson Hills prepare for Christmas.
Contact: Annette Loos, (918)371-7988
United Nations/ Washington D.C
For Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and students up to age 21 in their first two years of college.
This event happens over Spring Break for Oklahoma schools.
The youth will look at the seminar topic through the eyes of their faith and the eyes of guest speakers and lawmakers.
In New York, we will visit Times Square, the Empire State Building, Riverside Church, a Broadway play and other enjoyable sites. In Washington DC, the trip will include the Smithsonian Museums, the Holocaust Museum, the Capitol, a dinner theater and many other sites.
Looking for fun this spring break? Why not join us for a young adult adventure outing to Arkansas Buffalo National River.
We will be spending the weekend away from our hectic lives and the technology that so often keep us from connecting to the world which surrounds us.
Just a short drive over the border into Arkansas, the Buffalo National River is one of the most beautiful places to hike and camp.
On a Friday we will meet at the Steel Creek Campsite, enjoy dinner together and relax.
The next morning we will hike on the Buffalo River Trail with the goal of reaching the "Hemmed in Hollow" waterfall.
We will return to our cars on Sunday, and enjoy a closing together.
Each person is responsible for getting themselves to the campsite on Friday night, if you arrive before 8 p.m. dinner will be provided.
Most group gear will be provided, but personal gear is the responsibility of each camper.
Cost: $50 (includes: camping fees, T-Shirt, and meals --$25 required at time of registration and the balance due 2 weeks before event.
is a two-year covenant learning environment which combines academic learning and experience in spiritual disciplines.
The Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
is like the two-year Academy, but it consists of a single five-day session. The leadership team of Five Day Academies are chosen from alumni/ae of the two-year academies.
The faculty of the Five-Day Academies are chosen from among the many outstanding spiritual leaders in seminaries, churches, and denominations in the United States.
Watch for upcoming event dates.
Note: See registration page for dates, locations, online registration.