Statistics say that a Christian camp experience was an essential part of almost half your church members. Next Sunday take a quick poll – “How many of you went to a church camp as a kid?”
For churches, setting up camp experiences is getting harder and harder. State and national standards make it really hard for churches to start up their own programs. Buckhorn is already an established child care facility / program and we’ve created an easy way for you to “piggy back” on in.
Our mission is to serve all people on the continuum of Christian birth, growth, and renewal! We’re here to serve and follow Christ. While every church varies a little, we believe we are better together.
Set up online registration for your camp
Provide a registration link for your youth
Do all the paperwork (camper registrations and screening for your staff)
Provide a registered nurse
All your meals
Buckhorn summer t-shirt per camper
Assist with all your programming needs
Potentially send you money (if you select a session fee above our costs)
Offer worship options : Join our worship and curriculum or run your own faith curriculum at the same time
Pick your camp dates
Find / Develop adult disciples to lead your youth at camp (must be over 18- our staff will facilitate training specific activities like rock climbing, archery, and our team building course). We require a staff ratio of 1 to 5. At this ratio your staff come for free. If you want to have additional staff beyond that, we’ll charge our standard camp fee – $262.50 (meals plus lodging but not including programming). Your counselors will need to fill out applications, references, background checks, and a 24-hr training)
Choose how much you’d like to charge (if you charge more than our fees we’ll send you a check minus the credit card fees)
Schedule and activities: The Friday before your session, your leaders, along with ours, will plot out their groups’ schedules. Common activities include: team building, geocaching, archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, pond fun, creek crawls, big hikes, overnight campouts (aka Home on the Range), slip n slide, campfires, evening programs, dances, orienteering, field games, gaga, human foosball, nine square, service projects, fire making, and beyond. An average day might often looks like: 7:15 Wake up and clean up 8:00 Breakfast 8:45 Morning worship and small group 10:00 Activity block (scheduled the prior Friday) 12:00 Lunch (unless taking a snack lunch on a big hike) 12:45 FOB – Feet on Bunk – rest hour 1:45 Activity blocks (pre-scheduled) 5:45 Dinner 6:30 Evening worship 7:30 Evening large group fun Evening vespers with counselors Lights out