CAMP 2024

CAMP INFORMATION

grades in the fall of 2023-2024 school year

OVR Youth Camps

  • Kingdom Kids: Rising 3rd thru 7th

  • Date: June 30th - July 4th

  • Location: Cross Oak Camp
    272 Jack Oak Point Rd., St. Marys, OH 45885
  • Cost: $405

Teen Camp at The Forge

  • Rising 8th thru rising 12th grade

  • Date: July 21-27

  • Location: Camp Hope for kid - 129 Yerger Rd, Schwenksville, PA 19473

  • Discount Cost: $525

  • Enter OVR2024 for discount cost

2024 CAMP Registration is NOW OPEN

What to Bring to OVR 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
  • Pillow
  • 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
  • Sunscreen
  • 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 to Bring to Teen Camp:

Necessities:

  • Bible, notebook, & pen
  • Sheets & blankets or a sleeping bag, pillow
  • 2 towels
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit (one-piece or two piece (that covers the belly and bottom) for girls)/swim shorts (NO COTTON: if your child wishes to wear a shirt or shorts in the pool, it cannot be cotton; it must be swim material)
  • Lots of shorts (not shorter than mid-thigh length)
  • Lots of t-shirts, lots of socks & undergarments, sports bra (for girls)
  • 2 pairs of sneakers (in case one pair gets wet)
  • Long pants, sweatshirt or jacket (it can be cold at night)
  • Rainwear
  • Flashlight
  • Laundry bag
  • LABEL ALL OF YOUR ITEMS

Optional Items:

  • Fan
  • Camera (not phone camera)
  • Alarm clock
  • Batteries
  • Stamps/self-addressed stamped envelopes, paper & pen.

Please Do Not Bring:

    • ANY ELECTRONICS, including tablets, iPods/MP3 players or any type of radio, video games, televisions, computers, or cell phones!
    • Magazines
    • Food, candy, or pets. (No candy or food is allowed in the cabins. Animals are attracted to food!)

Please note that anything your child brings which we perceive as inappropriate for camp will be held in the office until the end of the week.

Medications: All medications (even over-the-counter meds) MUST be turned in to the Camp Nurses during check-in. Your child will visit the infirmary to get their medications. If you have questions about medications, please email Susan Hanon, susan.hanon@hopeforkids.org.

Camp Hope for Kids is not responsible for lost or stolen 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