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Children ages 5-14 will attend summer camp provided by
Camp in the Community

CAMP FAMILIES

Calling all parents and campers! You've found the spot with everything you need to know about your 2.5 days of summer camp fun at the Holston Annual Conference. Feel free to scroll through the resources, or click the links below to jump to the specific information you need.

DAY AT CAMP

A DAY AT CAMP

Every day at camp is a new adventure, and of course, things can change – but the schedule below should give you a great idea of our daily structure.

 

8:00    |  Check-In + Grab n' Go Snack

8:15    |  Gathering Games

8:30    |  Morning Watch (our worship service)

9:00    |  Small Group Prayer Time

9:15    |  Activity Blocks

12:15  |  Lunch 

12:45  |  Bible Study

1:30    |  Activity Blocks

4:15    |  Closing Worship

4:45    |  Debrief the Day

5:00    |  Check-Out

VISITING YOUR CAMPER

Due to the length of our camp, we ask that parents do not visit campers unless there are extenuating circumstances. We do not like pulling campers out of programs for visits, it's disruptive and tends to trigger campers who are prone to homesickness. If your child is struggling at camp, you will be notified by a camp director. Please feel free to call the camp and we will give you an update on your camper's experience. ​​

CHECK-IN

CHECK-OUT

Check your camper in with a CITC staff member at 8:00 am.

Campers are required to be checked in each day by a parent/guardian. Campers are not allowed to check themselves in or out of camp.

Pickup is at 5:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, and 12:00 pm on Wednesday

Be courteous to our volunteers by being on time when picking up your child. If someone other than a parent/guardian will pick up your child, you must submit written permission beforehand.

WHAT TO PACK

WHAT TO PACK

Camp will be very active, so campers should wear comfortable and durable clothes that can be easily replaced if lost or damaged. Camp can get messy! We require campers wear close-toed shoes. 

 

Please pack a water bottle. Every camper receives a lunch and snack each day of camp. At the end of the experience they will receive a Bible of their own so they can continue their journey with Christ. They will also receive a Camp in the Community (CITC) t-shirt. Our wonderful host churches and CITC provide all these items. 

 

Any items of significant value should be left at home. To ensure the health and safety of all campers, staff may inspect campers' backpacks and hold items that are inappropriate at camp.

CAMP ACTIVITIES

CAMP ACTIVITIES

Every camp experience is full of fun summer camp activities, here is just a sampling of some of our activities.

GAGA BALL | A fast-paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder gentler version of dodgeball. 

 

9-SQUARE |  It's like the game of 4-square, but with nine squares above your head!

 

ARCHERY  | Archery is the sport, practice, and skill of using a bow to propel arrows and was a favorite sport of Robin Hood. See if you can hit the bullseye!

 

WARM FUZZIES  |  This is a fun craft made from yarn, with a legend about giving. See how the warm fuzzy can help encourage acts of kindness. 

 

STEAM ACTIVITIES  | STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are campers who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving. 

 

SUMMER THEME

OUR SUMMER THEME

Imagine you have a big calendar for your life, and each page represents a different season. In one season, you might be playing a lot, and in another, you might be studying for tests. The Bible is telling us that it's okay for things to change because each season has its own special time and purpose.

In Bible Study, we can learn that life has ups and downs, good times and tough times, just like different seasons. It teaches us to be patient and accept that not every day is the same. We can also learn to trust that God has a plan for each season in our lives.

In our own lives, we can take this lesson with us by understanding that change is a natural part of life. When we face challenges or happy moments, we can remember that it's just a season, and things will change. It encourages us to appreciate each moment, learn from experiences, and trust that God is with us through every season of life.

WHY CAMP

WHY CAMP?

At camp, young people have the mental space to consider some of the most important issues of life. This break from the craziness of their regular routine allows campers to think about their future, to evaluate unhealthy patterns, and to discover the truth that God loves them and has an amazing plan for their lives.

 

Camp gives young people the opportunity to:

  • Build faith through shared relationships and experiences

  • Utilize imagination, creativity, and play 

  • Be valued for exactly who they are

  • Construct and adhere to shared, communal values

  • Cultivate independence, self-esteem, and identity

  • Hone social skills and nurture lasting friendships

  • Identify and emulate strong role models

  • Develop leadership skills

OUR STAFF
CAMP BY AGE

OUR STAFF

We have a bunch of awesome people working at CITC!

 

Our staff goes through an intensive two week training period where they are equipped to lead and serve campers. Our summer staff counselors are energetic, dedicated, Christian young adults who have committed their energy to caring for your child. ​

 

Before hiring staff members, each one went through an extensive process that included, application, reference checks, personal interviews, and several background checks.

 

The training they receive covers a range of topics, including effective management of a small group and how to relate to the needs of individuals within that group, facilitation of all camp activities, positive discipline techniques, certification in first aid and CPR, and so much more.

 

CITC staff is equipped with the skills necessary to create a physically and emotionally safe environment within which all campers can thrive, grow, and have fun. 

 

RULE OF THREE

At camp, we take every precaution possible to minimize risks to our campers. The "rule of three" is a camp-wide policy to protect both our campers and staff members. Staff members are committed to avoiding any situation that would place them alone with a camper. As a minimum, we have one staff with two campers or one camper with two staff members in every situation. If staff need to have a private conversation with a camper, they stay within sight of other staff and/or campers.

CAMP BY AGE GROUP

CITC is for rising kindergarteners through eighth-grade children. Upon arriving at camp, campers are placed in groups based on their age. Each group has different age-appropriate activities that will challenge them and allow the opportunity for success. As campers progress through the camp program they will participate in a wide variety of activities including adventure activities like our challenge course and archery, alternative sports like gaga ball, crafts, campfire, slingshots, and some unique active games that you can only find at camp.

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