CAMP INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 @ 8PM
Come and experience Camp Harvest and have a life-changing encounter with God. Our goal is to help our students grow in their own faith by participating in worship, small groups, competition, food & fun.
Who: Students who have finished grades 7-12
When: June 22-26
Where: Camp Harvest, in Newaygo, MI
Details: Incredible worship, time in God’s Word, and lots of fun activities like: the blob, archery, canoeing, an obstacle course, swimming, friends, mountain biking, crafts, the rope swing, paintball, photography, the zipline, kayaking, paddle boards and more! (You will need to choose an elective activity at checkout.)
Costs and Fees: The registration fee is $340 per person. (Registration ends June 9)
Medical Permission Form: Please fill out and return this form (PDF Download).
If you have any questions, feel free to email the Student Pastor, Tyler Downing, at email@example.com.
Important Camp Info
CAMP INFO MEETING
For all campers and parents, we are meeting at 8pm on Wednesday (directly following Student Ministry) to go over all of the camp details, and to ensure you’ve completed all necessary paperwork.
DEPARTURE AND RETURN
Please be onsite at Gospel City Church by 9am on Saturday, June 22. We will depart by 9:30am.
On Wednesday, June 26, we will return to Gospel City Church by approximately 3:30pm.
Bedroll: sleeping bag, pillow, sheets. We discourage campers from packing these items in a plastic garbage bag. Instead, we prefer that they purchase a nylon drawstring laundry bag. We offer a bedroll bag that you can purchase when you register. Bedroll bags ordered online will be mailed to you ahead of camp.
Suitcase/duffel bag: should include a Bible, pen, toiletries, towel (1-2 for beach and bath), one-piece modest swimsuit, clothing for 6 days, 2 pairs of shoes, sweatshirt or jacket, rain gear (poncho), a cheap watch, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlight, and a plastic bag for wet/dirty clothing. Optional: camera, rainy day cabin games/activities.
Backpack: snacks for the bus ride. Campers will eat lunch upon arrival at camp.
Dress code guidelines: Everyone: no shirts that depict or display violence; no exposed undergarments; no see-through clothing. Girls: shorts should be “fingertip length;” No revealing tank tops; No bikini bathing suits. Boys: No speedo bathing suits.
Not allowed at camp: any electronics, cells phones, iPods, food. No food is allowed in the cabins. Please leave all electronics including cell phones at home. It is recommended that you write your camper’s name on his or her belongings. Camp Harvest and Harvest Bible Chapel are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
The Canteen is the camp store and purchases are optional. Campers can purchase soda, snacks, T-shirts ($20), sweatshirts ($30), and water bottles ($10) from the Canteen. An average amount spent by students on snacks is $20-$25/week. The Canteen is handled by account rather than a cash basis. You can put money into your Canteen account through your online registration account. Records will be kept as purchases are made.
Canteen balances are not refundable. Balances will be used for future ministry at Camp Harvest. The exception to this is if you placed a larger amount expecting to purchase apparel that wasn’t available. In this case, these amounts will be refunded. Merchandise ordered online will be distributed to your child at camp on the first day. Bedroll bags ordered will be shipped to your home prior to camp.
Cabins: Campers will bunk in cabins that sleep from 10-16 people. There will be two adults in each cabin with the campers. There are two separate cabin areas at the camp: one for boys and one for girls.
Bathhouses: Each cabin area has a bathhouse with restrooms and hot showers.
Dining Hall: All meals are served in the dining hall prepared by the Camp Harvest kitchen staff. Wonderful, hearty meals with a variety of choices are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alternate food is available for campers who cannot eat from the planned menu. Please review the Camp Menu for the Student Summer Camp. Please note that some of the items on the menu may change. This is a tentative menu.
CAMP SAFETY/CAMP NURSE
- Camper safety is the main priority at Camp Harvest. We are regulated by the State of Michigan Residential Camp Board and are inspected on a regular basis.
- Water safety is our greatest concern, and we take every precaution to assure the well-being of the campers around the water. Camp Harvest provides lifeguard/CPR training for all of the full-time summer staff, as well as many of the volunteer counselors who serve a week at camp.
- Every staff member and all campers receive waterfront safety instructions and participate in a waterfront drill every week to prepare them in the event of an actual emergency.
Although we take all precautions to assure safety, unfortunately, accidents happen. We have systems set in place to handle all levels of medical needs.
- Camp Harvest provides a registered nurse for every week of summer camp along with an aide. All camper medication must be turned in to the camp nurse who will dispense meds and provide basic medical care. These nurses volunteer and use their vacation time to serve at Camp Harvest and we deeply appreciate them. If you are an RN, nurse practitioner, or a physician and would like to help out for a week at Camp Harvest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If a camper’s injury requires a doctor’s visit or emergency room care, the hospital is a short drive from the camp property. If the injury requires immediate medical treatment, the Croton Fire Department/EMS service is only minutes from the camp property.
- Allergies: We will work with children with food allergies. Please e-mail email@example.com with your child’s special dietary needs and we will contact you to discuss. Our kitchen staff will have some typical alternatives, and you are also welcome to send up food with your child.
How do I reach the camp in an emergency?
The Camp Harvest day time phone number is (231) 652-2819. After 10:00 p.m. the phone number is (231) 612-8030 for emergency only. Communication between campers and parents is not allowed during a camp week except in the case of an emergency.
Can I send my student mail?
Yes, we have mail call daily. Please send mail with your child’s name to:
6829 East 72nd Street
Newaygo, MI 49337
Please provide adequate time for delivery. We often receive a camper’s mail after they have departed. If mail is received after your student has left receipt cannot be guaranteed. Preferably, you can drop your mail for the week with the check-in staff. It will be brought up on the bus and delivered throughout the week (save time and postage and ensure receipt).
Who should I contact if I have more questions about Camp Harvest?
Contact the Camp Registration Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 398-7005 Ext 1242.