Crossroads believes camps are a significant part of our Kids and Student Ministries. Camp offers the opportunity for both preteens and students to build relationships with leaders, experience high-energy worship, hear incredible Biblical teaching — all alongside their friends and peers. It’s our prayer that every preteen and every student returns from an incredible week at camp feeling challenged and prepared to be Christ Centered Difference Makers.

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SUMMER CAMPS
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June 14 - June 18

For students entering 7th - 8th grade

Camp is full, but sign up for the waiting list

Our junior high students (incoming 7th & 8th graders) will be going back to the incredible Lakeview Camp & Retreat Center in Waxahachie, TX! We are partnering with Christ In Youth (CIY) to provide a weeklong camp your student will never forget. Junior High Camp is packed with excitement, crazy games, incredible speakers, talented musicians and a ton of fun. The cost of camp includes a t-shirt, meals, registration, transportation, housing, games and many fun activities that happen during the week!

FAQ

Where is Junior High Camp located?

Lakeview Camp & Retreat Center, Waxahachie, TX. If you would like to get an idea of what the camp looks like and its location, please check out their webpage at lakeviewcamp.net

What does a typical day at camp look like?

  • Breakfast
  • Main Session
  • Camp Games
  • Lunch
  • Camp Games
  • Small Groups
  • Dinner
  • Main Session
  • Late Night Activity

How much is camp?

  • Non-refundable deposit of $99
  • Total cost is $199 (must be paid by May 16)

What are the student/leader ratios?

Each small group leader will have between 8 and 10 students. We bring additional adult sponsors to lead recreation, security and administration.

How do you select your small group leaders?

The small group leaders who participate in camp are the coaches the students see during services or in their Connect Group. Our coaches have gone through a thorough background check and screening process, as well as completed a child protection training course.

Will my student be placed in group/housing with their friends?

Family Groups are based on the student's Connect Group. If you are a friend of someone in the group, we will make sure you stay with that group and coach. If you have not been to a Connect Group, you will see a place on the registration form to list your requested roommate. We do everything possible to accommodate roommate requests. We understand the importance of experiencing camp with friends.

What should my student bring to camp?

  • Bible and Pen/Pencil
  • Pillow and sleeping bag/bedding for a twin size bed
  • Spending Money (for snacks and the camp store)
  • Appropriate Clothing: Girls must wear either a one-piece swimsuit or a dark colored, loose fitting t-shirt over their swimsuit.
  • Athletic Attire
  • Clothes for worship at night
  • Toiletries
  • Towel(s)
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray
  • Snacks
  • Face Mask(s)

What if my student needs medication or medical attention?

We will have trained medical personnel with us at camp. All prescription and over the counter medications are to be checked in with the nurse the morning we depart for camp. Please do not pack medication with your child.

Will my student be able to use their cell phone at camp?

Students will be allowed to use their cell phone during free time. If a student is on their phone at any other time, a camp leader will hold the phone and the student will not be able to use it for the remainder of the week. The phone will be returned to the student when we load the bus to come home.

What are the COVID/safety protocols my child/student will need to follow?

Per Christ In Youth, the organization we partner with for our week of camp, here is the updated policy and what they are asking us to follow: "Masks will be required for all attendees and staff. Masks must be worn at all times while indoors (except while eating and in personal rooms) and outdoors if not socially distanced, unless required by additional local guidelines.”

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