Location: Geneva Hills, 1380 Blue Valley Rd. SE Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Camp will again be at a new location this year. We will be at Geneva Hills. Geneva Hills is 40 minutes south east of Columbus. It is about half way between Columbus and Hocking Hills.
2022 CAMP INFORMATION!
Registration is closed; full payment will be due two weeks before camp starts.
What to Bring to Camp:
- Bible, notebook and pen (Paperback, if possible. Definitely don’t send your nice, large, leather-bound, expensive study Bible!)
- Sleeping bag or blanket (Since all of the dorms have AC, you may even want an extra blanket.)
- Fitted sheet to go over the mattress
- 6 – 10 sets of clothes that you do not mind getting dirty
- Jeans and a sweatshirt (in case it gets chilly at night/early morning or during starlight devotional)
- Rain jacket/poncho or other rain gear (Rain will not stop us from playing!)
- Bathing suit
- This is the first year that we will have co-ed swimming. We will be asking our preteens to fight for modesty in this environment.
- We ask that girls wear a one piece or a two piece that completely covers their belly. We also ask that they wear shorts and a t-shirt on their way to and from the pool.
- Boys should wear trunks or athletic shorts. Dri-fit shirts are also welcome. We ask that they wear shirts on the way to and from the pool.
- 2 Towels (one for swimming and one for showering)
- 2 Pair of Shoes (again, do NOT send new shoes)
- Please do not count flip flops as a pair of shoes. These can be worn to the pool or in the shower, but we do not want to see any preteens participating in activities in flip flops. It is very easy to slip, fall, twist or break an ankle, etc.
- At least one pair should be a pair of tennis shoes. Two may be best in case they get wet or muddy.
- If you choose to send sandals, the strappy durable kind are best.
- You may also want to bring water shoes for the lake.
- Toiletries (Toilet paper is provided, but your preteen must bring EVERYTHING else.)
- Medications (in the original container in a zip lock bag)
- Bug Spray
- Flashlight with good batteries
- Dirty laundry bag (You don’t need anything fancy! A white trash bag with your preteen’s name in large letters will work just fine.)
- Water bottle
- We will work hard to keep your preteen hydrated!
- We will have coolers of water all over the camp, but we will not be able to provide cups.
- You will definitely want to have this precious item labeled! With 100 water bottles laying by the cooler, it will be difficult to tell them apart.
- Shaving Cream for the traditional Shaving Cream Fight
- Preteens tend to be extra happy and excited when their can of shaving cream has the word “JUMBO,” “GIANT,” or “EXTRA LARGE” written somewhere on it.
- Please do not send menthol shaving cream. MENTHOL BURNS!! “Sensitive Skin,” “Original” or cans containing aloe are safe and work great!
- LABEL ALL OF YOUR ITEMS!
What NOT to Bring to Camp:
- Candy, food, gum
- Cell phone
- IPod, tablet, Kindle, Gameboy, etc.
- Any other electronics (All electronic devices and cell phones will be collected by the directors, kept securely in the nurse’s cabin, and given back to the campers at the end of camp. If your preteen needs to contact you, a phone call will be arranged by the nurse or one of the camp directors.)
- Money or other valuables
- Anything else they would be sad to lose
A Fun New Addition – Raids
Brian and Lauren bring a wealth of camp experience with them to The Ohio Valley churches. One fun tradition they would like to begin here is Raids and Raid Court. Raids are small practical jokes that cabins can work together to play on other cabins, counselors and directors. Our raids will have well defined rules for everyone to follow, so no one will get hurt.
In anticipation of these, you may want to send some “materials” with your camper. Use your creativity! Here are some suggestions to get your thinking:
- Silly string
- Fake bugs
- Toothpaste filled oreo cookies
- Duct tape
- Plastic wrap