Summer Camp at Scioto Hills
We believe summer camp is an incredible opportunity for children to experience a week focused on learning God’s Word, making memories with others in our church, and enjoying time in a beautiful outdoor setting. Our church has the opportunity to partner with and host our own summer camp at Scioto Hills Christian Camp & Retreat Center. We are offering two simultaneous programs for children: elementary school camp (grades 2-5) and middle school camp (grades 5-8). Children currently in 5th grade have the opportunity to choose which camp they would like to attend. The dates for summer camp are June 2nd-6th, 2024.
If you are a parent of a child in 2nd-8th grade, thank you for considering this opportunity. We hope as you learn more about our program that you will see firsthand our desire to care well for your child and do everything we can to make sure your child has a fantastic week of camp!
The Best Parts of Summer Camp
From the moment we pull out of the church parking lot on Sunday to when we return to Cedarville on Thursday, campers will experience a program we have designed to help them grow as followers of Jesus. Here's what you can expect at a week of camp!
Camp is designed to teach students how certain biblical themes can be traced throughout all of Scripture. Campers will leave camp with a better understanding of Scripture and the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Relationships that Last
Camp is a great place to make memories with friends. From fellow campers, to high school Seekers, to adult counselors, campers will get to spend a lot of time with other people from our church!
Fun Activities & Experiences
Campers will be able to swim, ride the paddle boats, play mini golf, climb the rock wall, enjoy campfires, watch Skit Night, and enjoy many more fun things to do at camp!
Summer Camp 2024 Theme
One of the most beloved and well-known passages of Scripture, Psalm 23, describes the Lord as our Shepherd. The author of that Psalm, David, is not the only one to describe God this way. In fact, throughout Scripture, God is frequently portrayed as a Good Shepherd caring for His people. From providing for His people in the wilderness after the Exodus to the Son of God, Himself, laying down His life for His sheep, campers will learn how God is, indeed, our Good Shepherd!
Click the button below to register for summer camp. In order to complete the registration process, we must receive both a form submission and the non-refundable deposit. Summer camp registration will remain open until May 1st, 2024. The first Early Bird deadline is January 31st. Space is limited, so sign up soon!
We desire to make summer camp as affordable as possible so that every child has the opportunity to spend a week away in an outdoor setting for the purpose of learning about God through His Word. This year, we can offer discounts for families that register early. Please note the cost breakdown below.
- Register by January 31 and pay only $300 per camper*
- Register from February 1 through March 31 and pay $325 per camper*
- Register from April 1 through May 1 and pay $350 per camper*
*To complete your registration, you must submit the registration form and pay the $50 deposit (per camper). The price per camper will be determined based on the date that both of these steps are complete.
The cost for Seekers (high school students only) is only $225. If your child is in high school for the 2023-24 school year, and would like to be considered for the Seeker team, he or she must apply for Seekers by January 15, 2024. You can access the application HERE.
Please note: Seekers registration will be handled separately from camper registration.
You must submit an initial, non-refundable deposit of $50 per camper to the church office in order to complete registration. There are three ways to pay:
- You can pay online by clicking HERE. Please note there will be a convenience fee for this option.
- You can pay with cash by submitting the money in a sealed envelope with “Summer Camp 2024” and your child(ren)’s name written on it.
- You can pay by check. Please make the check out to “Grace Baptist Church” and write “Summer Camp 2024” on the memo line.
To submit payment via cash or check, please drop it off at the church office anytime during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm, Friday from 9am-12:30pm). Note: your registration will not be complete until you submit this deposit. The remaining payment will be due by May 12, 2024.
As mentioned above, we want every child to have the opportunity to go to camp and do not want cost to be a determinative factor on whether or not someone can attend camp. Our church does offer financial assistance through Camp Scholarships for families who may need it. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please click HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
We will depart for camp on Sunday, June 2. Registration is between 2:00 and 2:30pm. Please drop off your luggage by the church trailer as you walk into the church. Parents are asked to be prepared to patiently wait in the registration line. You will first meet the registrar who will make sure all necessary forms and payment have been received. Next, you will be able to submit any medication for your child(ren) in Ziploc bags labeled with the child’s name and accompanied by any directions for taking the medication. Finally, we will collect any money you would like your child(ren) to have for the Pop Shop, camp’s snack and merchandise store, that will be open at various times throughout the week of camp. Once they are registered, parents and campers can say goodbye, and then campers will wait in the gym until it is time to load the vehicles.
Campers will need to be picked up around 3pm Thursday afternoon. Be sure your camper clearly understands who will be picking him/her up to go home. Please be prepared to provide a photo ID upon arrival at Grace. Parents and family will need to go to the gym. They will be greeted by a staff member or volunteer who will verify that at least one adult in your party has permission to pick up the camper (noted on the child’s registration form). Luggage will be lined up on the curb.
At registration, Grace must be given written notification signed by the camper’s parent or guardian authorizing an early dismissal of a camper. Please give the note to any of the camp registrars on Sunday afternoon. Parents may meet their camper in the main office on the day of early departure. Please be prepared to provide a photo ID. No discount is granted for early dismissal.
An initial, non-refundable deposit of $50 per camper is required in order to complete registration and qualify for early bird discounts. The remaining balance for each camper is due by May 12, 2024.
We, as a guest group, will be bringing our own nurse as a volunteer to manage and administer medication to campers throughout the week. We will ask you to limit medications to only what is absolutely necessary for your child to attend camp. In case of injury, or extreme homesickness, our nurse will contact the parents/guardians to pick up their child and no refund will be granted.
- A backpack to wear while at camp to carry Bible, water, pen, etc.
- Bible and pen (a camp journal will be provided)
- Any prescribed medications needed
- Sleeping bag and pillow (please send in trash bag marked with name)
- Bath towel, washcloth, personal items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Comfortable clothes – mainly shorts and t-shirts, jeans/sweats for cooler evenings
- Close-toed shoes
- Jacket and/or sweatshirt
- One-piece bathing suit, beach towel, and beach shoes/sandals
- Refillable water bottle
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Flashlight or headlamp
Please DO NOT bring any electronics (cellphones, games, etc.) or snacks containing peanuts, peanut butter, or sesame.
Camp is very casual and very active. Please make sure campers bring good close-toed shoes! Also, girls must wear a one-piece swimsuit or an overlapping tankini; and please no short shorts. Campers wearing revealing clothing will be asked to change. We recommend sending older clothes that may return home well-worn.
Extra spending money is needed to purchase snacks at the Pop Shop, to buy camp t-shirts (approximately $16), or other various camp souvenirs ($2- $15). Please talk to your camper about how much money they will have for the week and about being a good steward of their money. We will collect this money on Sunday when you drop off your child and manage it throughout the week. Any remaining balance will be returned to the camper at the end of the week.
All of our cabins will be staffed by members of Grace Baptist Church who have completed our Child Protection Training Process and have been approved by the Council of Elders to serve in ministry with minors. If you are interested in learning more about potentially serving at camp, please complete this Summer Camp Counselor Interest Form.
There will be approximately 10-12 campers in a cabin with two adult camp counselors. Campers are under adult supervision 24 hours a day. On the registration form, you will have the opportunity to request particular roommates for each child. We will honor roommate requests to the best of our ability.
Parents are requested not to telephone campers except in an emergency. The camp nurse will call the parent in the event of extreme homesickness, illness, or an accident. As a general rule, camp does not allow campers to have a cell phone. Your child(ren) may call you from the Nurse’s Station if necessary. As an alternative to phoning your camper, please send your love through the mail (delivered daily).
Due to our child protection policy, we do not allow parents or strangers to participate in the camp program during the week. If you need to pick-up your child early, please let us know when you drop off your child on Sunday, June 2nd.
Pray for your camper. Prayer will make a significant impact in your child’s week of camp. Pray for his/her counselor and the speakers for the week.
Ask about the week and listen to your camper. Your interest in their week at camp is very important to them. Discuss with them the spiritual lessons they have learned and spiritual decisions they may have made at camp.
We recommend that all property be marked with the camper’s name. Please call the camp office if any items are missing once your camper returns home: 740-778-3279. Items are returned after parents contact the Main Office; if you would like items to be mailed to you, shipping fees must be covered at your expense before mailing.
If you have any other questions about our upcoming Summer Camp, please contact Pastor Josh.