Frequently Asked Questions - Summer Camp Edition

How do I register?

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  • AS SOON AS YOU REGISTER, please notify your congregation that you have done so.

I'm an adult attending Grand Camp, Family Camp or Discovery Camp.  Do I need to register, too?

  • Yes, everyone who attends our events must register and pay the camper fee.  

How do I pay?

  • Campbrain has several options available.  You can pay your church or pay Disciples Crossing Directly.

When should churches expect to receive their invoices?

  • Invoices are sent after each registration period (April 1st, May 1st, and late period as needed).  You should expect to receive your invoice via email approximately one week after each registration period.

How much does camp cost?

  • Costs vary depending on the length and nature of the event.  Costs go up at the end of each registration period (early bird, regular, late).

What is the cancellation fee?

How do I apply for a scholarship?

What time does camp start and end?

  • Start and end times vary event to event.  Click here to view more detailed information about each event, including start and end times.

Can I arrive late or leave early?

  • We're sorry, but we do not allow campers to arrive late or leave early.  Exceptions have been made in the past on a case by case basis.  Requests can be addressed to the Disciples Crossing Programming COmmittee at least three weeks in advance of your event and emailed to Emily Williams at  The Programming COmmittee will consider each request and attempt to respond as quickly as possible.

I've heard that you have a camp store.  How much money should I send with my camper?

  • We don't recommend that you send large amounts of cash with your camper.  If your camper does plan to buy something, drinks and candy are $1.50 and hats and clothing range from $10 to $30.  Campers have the option of turning their money into the camp store at registration and debiting their account during the week.  All money that is not used will be returned on the last day of camp.  We strongly encourage taking advantage of this system.

Why do you take up cell phones?

  • We believe that camp should be a place where as many distractions as possible are removed from our campers.  This allows us to leave the world behind and focus more fully on God and the community we are gathered with.  We hope that if you're a camper, you'll consider this an opportunity to grow closer to God as you fast from your phone.

How do sleeping arrangements work for Family Camp, Grand Camp and Discovery Camp?

  • Unfortunately, our current dorm setup does not allow for private rooms.

  • For Family Camp, each family unit is assigned to a dorm room.  Families also have the option to share a room with friends or extended family.  Those requests can be made by phone by calling the Disciples Crossing office.  Because of space limitations, each family is not guaranteed their own room.

  • For Grand Camp, grandparents and grandchildren are arranged by genders in their rooms.  For example, in each dorm we may have one room full of grandmas staying with grandsons, a room for grandmas with granddaughters, one for grandpas with grandsons and one for grandpas with granddaughters.  

  • For Discovery Camp, campers are being prepared for sleep away camp.  Parents will sleep down the hall and children will sleep in their room with a counselor (a responsible adult).  Parents are down the hall in case of trouble with bed time routine or homesickness but children are encouraged to begin to make the transition to sleeping in the room with their age group.  This prepares the children to attend JYF Camp without their parents the following year.  We recommend packing a comfort object like a stuffed animal or blankie to help with this.

  • For each event, separate male and female restroom facilities are designated.  In some cases, a family restroom is also made available.

What do we pack?

  • You'll receive a packing list that is specific to your event about 2 weeks before camp begins.  Packing lists and director letters will be sent to the email account you used to set up your online registration.

Where do I send mail?

  • Use the following address to send your camper mail, but note that you MUST include the Camp Event Name, and you MUST send mail at least 2 weeks prior to the event. We will not be responsible for returning mail that does not arrive in time.

Camp Event Name

Camper Name

3693 State Hwy 31 E

Athens, TX 75752