WHEN: July 17-21, 2022
WHERE: Camp Harvest, Newaygo, MI

We’re so excited that you’re joining us for Summer Camp 2022! Everything you need to know for the best week of the summer is below. Keep reading to find out all the details!


WHEN: July 17-21, 2022
WHERE: Camp Harvest, Newaygo, MI

We’re so excited that you’re joining us for Summer Camp 2022! Everything you need to know for the best week of the summer is below. Keep reading to find out all the details!


DEPARTURE – Sunday, July 17

  • 7:30 AM 
    • Check-in at Gospel City Church (look for the tent!)
    • If you are leaving a car here, please park it in back near the row of pine trees.
  • 8:00 AM
    • Departure from Gospel City Church
  • 11:00 AM
    • Arrival at Camp Harvest

RETURN – Thursday, July 21

  • 1:00 PM 
    • Depart from Camp Harvest
  • 4:00 PM
    • Arrival at Gospel City Church

A text will be sent to all parents once we leave Camp Harvest and when we are 30 mins from the church. 


The following is a list of all the things you should (or should NOT) have with you when you leave for camp:

  • Bedroll:
    • Sleeping bag
    • Pillow
    • Sheets
    • *We discourage campers from packing these items in a plastic garbage bag. Instead, we prefer that they use a nylon drawstring laundry bag.
  • Suitcase/duffel bag containing:
    • Toiletries
    • Towels (1-2 for beach and bath)
    • One-piece modest swimsuit
    • 1 outfit and shoes that can get extremely muddy
    • Clothing for 5 days
    • 2 pairs of shoes
    • Sweatshirt or jacket
    • Rain gear (poncho)
    • A cheap watch
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Flashlight
    • Plastic bag for wet/dirty clothing
    • Optional: camera, rainy day cabin games/activities
    • Backpack containing:
    • Bible
    • Pen
    • Snacks for bus ride (lunch provided 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 bikinis
    • Boys: Shorts should be fingertip length; No speedo bathing suits
  • What NOT to Pack
    • Cell phones
    • Electronics
    • Food for cabins
    • *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.


If you are bringing medications, you will need to fill out the Medication Summary Form and bring it along with all meds in a clear ziploc bag with the student’s name written on it. 

Personal emergency meds (ex. EpiPen) can be kept on the individual student but will still need to be documented in the form. 


You will be given your rooming assignment when you check in. We are doing our best to accommodate all rooming requests, but cannot guarantee you will be with exactly who you want. We promise this is not the end of the world. New friends are one of the best parts of camp!


Parents looking for updates should make sure to follow us on Instagram and sign up for texts by texting SUMMERCAMP to 94000. 


Check out the Summer Camp Field Guide for an overview on the all the details. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact me directly. 

Brent Thomas // 574.514.0592 // bthomas@mygospelcity.org


  • 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.

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.


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).


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

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