HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

WHEN: July 17-21, 2022
WHERE: Camp Harvest, Newaygo, MI
WHO: High School Students who are entering 9th-12th grade in the 2022-23 school year (and recent 2022 graduates)
COST: $350 per person

Summer Camp is an incredible opportunity for our high school students (completed 8th-12th) to spend five days focusing on their relationship with God and others. Our time at Camp Harvest will be full of worship, teaching, games, community, and more! Trust us—this will be the best part of your summer!

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

WHEN: July 17-21, 2022
WHERE: Camp Harvest, Newaygo, MI
COST: $350 per person

Summer Camp is an incredible opportunity for our high school students (completed 8th-12th) to spend five days focusing on their relationship with God and others. Our time at Camp Harvest will be full of worship, teaching, games, community, and more! Trust us—this will be the best part of your summer!

BEFORE YOU START

The registration form is located on a third-party website and is password protected. To make the registration process as easy and clear-cut as possible please read ALL of the instructions below before clicking “Register”.

Camp Harvest Registration Information

  1. CREATE an account on the Ultracamp login page. If you are new to Camp Harvest, create an account. (If you already have an account, no need to create a new one.)
  2. A PASSWORD is necessary to access the camp session. That password is “SUMMER2022” in all-caps.
  3. SELECT the correct camp dates once you’ve set up your account. Scroll down on the “Upcoming Sessions”  page to where you see “Gospel City Church, Vertical Churches, Anchor Palos 7/17 – 7/21
  4. COMPLETE all of the steps required to make that reservation. It is several pages long, and requires you to enter medical and insurance information. So make sure to have that on hand.
  5. PRE-FUND anything you plan to spend at the Canteen Store, including any camp merchandise you would buy. (See notes below for more information on Canteen Store pricing). 
  6. FINISH by paying the $50 camp deposit that reserves your spot. You can choose to pay the whole camp balance or just the deposit and pay as you go.
  7. LOOK for confirmation emails, and communication leading up to your student’s week of camp.

Gospel City Medical Release

In addition to completing the Camp Harvest registration form at Ultracamp, you will also need to complete a Medical Release form for Gospel City Church. (Please note: if you attended the 2022 Winterfest, we already have this from you)

DEPARTURE AND RETURN

We will depart from Gospel City Church early in the morning on Sunday, July 17 (times TBD).
On Thursday, July 21, we will return to Gospel City Church by mid-afternoon.

PACKING LIST

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.

Suitcase/duffel bag: should include a Bible, pen, toiletries, towel (1-2 for beach and bath), one-piece modest swimsuit, clothing for 5 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 name on your belongings. Camp Harvest and Gospel City Church are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

CANTEEN

The Canteen is the camp store. Campers can purchase soda, snacks, T-shirts (under $25), sweatshirts (under $40). An average amount spent by students on snacks is $20-$25/week, and anywhere up to $100 if they plan to buy camp merchandise. Kids can bring cash/credit card, or choose to have money put on their account (during the last step of the online registration process). Records will be kept as purchases are made. Canteen balances are not refundable. 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.

CAMP FACILITIES

Cabins: Campers will bunk in cabins that sleep 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.

ADDITIONAL FAQ’s

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 campharvest@cultivateministry.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. Some of this addressed during the registration process. But you can e-mail campharvest@cultivateministry.org 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 daytime phone number is (847) 242-1609. 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:
Camp Harvest
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).

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS

More questions about Camp Harvest:
Contact the Camp Registration Staff at campharvest@cultivateministry.org or call (847) 242-1609.

Email Brent Thomas the Student Discipleship Pastor if you still have any more questions
Brent Thomas / bthomas@mygospelcity.org

If you are interested in helping us lead Summer Camp, please use the leader-specific registration form below:

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