Disciples of Christ Summer Camps

Summer camps are planned and led by church leaders affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest Region.

Online registration will open for Summer Camp 2017 on February 19!    

Early Bird deadline:  April 1st

Regular Price deadline:  May 1st

Late Registration deadline:  two weeks before your event begins



All grades indicate the grade completed in the 2016-2017 school year.


Young Adult Camp

For ages one year out of High School-25

May 15-18

Young Adult Camp will use the Practices of Fruitful Living as its focus.  Conversations will center around Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission & Service, and Extravagant Generosity.  This will be a time of learning, growing, playing, laughing, and loving together.  

Family Camp

For ages 0 to 18 who are accompanied by an adult chaperone (21 years of age or older)

Session #1:  June 2-4

Session #2:  August 11-13

Family Camp begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and ends at 10:00 am on Sunday.

This camp is for families of all ages as long as one child attending is under the age of 18 and one adult is over the age of 21.  The goal of Family Camp is sabbath!  Families come to rest, play and worship together.  What a great way to kick off or end the summer!

Please read before registering:  For Family Camp, each person attending must register.  This includes adult participants as well as children and youth.  The camper fees are per person, which means adults also pay to attend.


Grand Camp

Ages 4 to 10.  Children must be accompanied by one or more of their grandparents.

May 26-28

Grand Camp begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and ends at 10:00 am on Sunday.

Grand Camp strives to strengthen the relationships between grandchildren and grandparents through play, prayer, laughter, and worship.  Grand Camp includes activities for children and programming for adults, as well as recreation and worship opportunities.  Each child must be accompanied by at least one grandparent but a grandparent can bring more than one child to the event.  

Please read before registering:  For Grand Camp, each person attending must register.  This includes adult participants as well as children.  The camper fees are per person, which means adults also pay to attend.


Discovery Camp

Grades 1 and 2.  Discovery campers attend with one or both parents and/or their primary guardian.  (Grandparents who would like to take grandkids to camp should plan to attend Grand Camp or Family Camp).

May 19-21

Discovery Camp begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and ends at 10:00 am on Sunday.

Discovery Camp is a weekend full of fun, worship, learning, swimming, crafts and energetic games.  This is an amazing camp experience that is shared with the child’s parent or primary guardian.  We hope this early camping experience will strengthen family bonds and introduce your child to summer camp.  Children learn the ins and outs of the summer camp ministry and begin to transition to sleep away camp.  (They'll sleep in their room with a counselor and parents will sleep down the hall).  This camp is great for those kids who may be a little apprehensive about camp or parent/child pairs who need a little extra one on one time together.

Please read before registering:  For Discovery Camp, each person attending must register.  This includes the participating parent/guardian as well as children.  The camper fees are per person, which means adults also pay to attend.


JYF Camp 

Grades 3-5.  Campers attend without a family member for the first time at JYF Camp.

Session #1:  July 3-7

Session #2:  July 31-August 4

JYF campers will engage faith and Bible stories through interactive learning stations and creative and energetic worship experiences.  Arts and crafts, games, swimming are also part of the experience.  

JYF Camp begins at 10:00 am on Monday and ends at 10:00 am on Friday.


Chi Rho Camp 

Grades 6 and 7

Session #1:  June 19-24

Session #2:  July 17-22

Chi Rho Camp is one of the most unique and memorable experiences of all our summer camps.  The week is filled with silly large groups games, small groups where we practice talking about our faith, worship experiences and great keynotes.

Chi Rho Camp begins at 10:00 am on Monday and ends at 10:00 am on Saturday.


Eighter's Youth Conference

Grade 8

June 25 - July 1

AKA “Created to Be Me” Camp, 8’ers is designed to teach campers about spirituality and sexuality through a wonderful Christian curriculum.  Parents will receive detailed information about each day’s topic and theme after they enroll their camper in the session.  

Eighter's Camp begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday and ends at 10:00 am on Saturday.


Niner's Youth Conference

Grade 9

June 12-17

9’ers focuses on leadership development and spirituality.  Campers are taught ways to strengthen their faith practices and how to use their gifts and talents to serve God. Niner's is held at the Creative Camp.

Niner's Camp begins at 10:00 am on Monday and ends at 10:00 am on Saturday.


CYF Conference

Grades 10-12            

June 19-24

CYF Camp is at the Main Camp.

CYF Conference begins at 10:00 am on Monday and ends at 10:00 am on Saturday.


Water Sports Camp

Grades 6-12                        

July 24-27 

Water Sports Camp is a brand new event for Disciples Crossing.  It combines a love for water sports with the more traditional elements of church camp like small group Bible study and “camp” worship.  Youth will learn to wake board and water ski.  Tubing, blobbing and swimming will also be available.  All sessions will take place at nearby Lake Athens and are taught by experienced adults.  No previous water sports experience is required but youth do need to be strong swimmers.

Water Sports Camp begins at 10:00 am on Monday and ends at 2:00 pm on Thursday.


Adventure Camp

Grades 6-12                       

June 7-10

Adventure Camp begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday and ends at 10:00 am on Saturday.  Drop off and pick up will be arranged at Disciples Crossing's main camp.


ADDaM Camp

Grades 9-12                       

June 25-July 1

ADDaM Camp (Art, Drama, Dance, and Music) is a 7 day adventure for high school aged campers.  Together, with your new friends and family, you will learn, rehearse, and perform a musical to be premiered at the closing of camp! 

ADDaM Camp begins at 4 pm on Sunday and ends at 11:15 am on Saturday.  



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