2019 Summer Camps
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Welcome Dear Parents, Thank you for your interest in Camp Ithiel. Since 1938, people have experienced Christ’s love firsthand through our summer camp ministry. We have wonderful things planned for this summer and trust that your child will grow closer to God and their peers while at camp. This summer our theme is Peace Works: Empowering the Next Generation of Peacemakers. Peace is a prayer for some and life’s work for others. It is a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts. Scripture is filled with powerful stories of peace and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. This summer campers will learn that peace isn’t easy, but it’s always worth the effort, because we know it always works.
Your child will have the unique opportunity to have a trained Christian leader love them and model faith for them. We train our staff in first aid, child development, diversity, and bullying prevention to make sure that kids feel emotionally and physically safe at camp. We invite and welcome all kids to experience the love of God this summer at Camp Ithiel. Please don’t let finances stop you from sending your child here. We have Early Bird rates that run until May 1 along with scholarship money to help ensure that every child can attend camp. Please contact our office if you are in need of financial assistance or have other questions. We are excited to see how God will use camp to impact you and your family in amazing ways this summer. See you soon.
From the moment kids step onto camp property until they head home, our staff is focused on creating a safe and fun place for kids to learn about themselves and God. Your child will learn how God’s endless and unfailing love launches amazing adventures. 2
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“This camp helps you get closer to God while having fun and making new friends .” - Camper 3
Overnight Camps KIDS CAMP
SENIOR HIGH CAMP
JUNIOR HIGH CAMP
June 21 - June 23 Ages: 6 to 8 Cost: $130.00 (2019 rate) $125.00 (early bird) Check-In: Friday @ 5:00 PM Check-Out: Sunday @ 2:00 PM *Must be age 6 by Sept. 1
June 23 - June 28 Ages: 15 to 18 Cost: $290.00 (2019 rate) $280.00 (early bird) Check-In: Sunday @ 4:00 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 6:30 PM * Must be age 15 by Sept. 1
June 30 - July 5 Ages: 12 to 14 Cost: $290.00 (2019 rate) $280.00 (early bird) Check-In: Sunday @ 4:00 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 6:30 PM * Must be age 12 by Sept. 1
MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE TRAVEL CAMP
FAMILY PEACE CAMP
July 7 - July 12 Ages: 9 to 11 Cost: $290.00 (2019 rate) $280.00 (early bird) Check-In: Sunday @ 4:00 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 6:30 PM * Must be age 9 by Sept. 1
July 21 - July 26 Ages: 12 to 18 Cost: $360.00 Check-In: Sunday @ 4:30 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 8:00 PM * Must be age 12 by Sept. 1
August 30 - September 1 Ages: all ages Cost: $38.00 (Adult) $28.00 (Child) Check-in: Friday @ 7:00 PM Check-out: Sunday @ 1:00 PM 4
Day Camps Middleburg Day Camp June 10 - June 14 Location: Middleburg, FL Ages: 6 to 11 Cost: $150.00 Check-In: M-F @ 8:45 PM Check-Out: M-F @ 4:00 PM * Must be age 6 by Sept. 1 To register for Middleburg Day Camp, contact Colleen Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org (904) 572-6599.
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Camp Open House
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Mountain Adventure Travel Camp Ages 12 - 18
Buckle up for an adventure! Mountain Adventure Travel Camp is a camp experience unlike any other. Campers and staff travel together to explore the North Carolina Mountains and stay at Camp Carmel, our sister camp located in Linville, NC. Highlights of this camp experience are mountain hiking, beautiful scenery, souvenir purchases, and fellowship with campers from other Christian camps who join in the adventure with us. There also are spiritual growth opportunities such as mountaintop Bible studies and campfire worships. Camp Ithielâ€™s Camp Director, Mike Neff, and Program Director, Marcus Harden, lead this exciting camp experience. Sound like fun? Register for adventure!
July 21 - July 26 Cost: $360.00 Check-In: Sunday @ 4:30 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 8:00 PM * Must be age 12 by September 1
Kids Camp Ages 6 - 8
Kids Camp is great for kids to “get their feet wet” at camp. For three days and two nights, kids will have space to encounter God and get to know Him more through engaging Bible studies and worship services. Campers will also get to know the excitement of camp while enjoying activities like swimming, arts and crafts, big games, and the slip n slide! Our loving staff and fun camp atmosphere help campers feel comfortable and safe, allowing them to explore God’s world while with us. Parents are also allowed to come with their camper for the weekend. Sign up on our website!
June 21 - June 23 Cost: $130.00 (2019 rate) $125.00 (early bird) Check-In: Friday @ 4:30 PM Check-Out: Sunday @ 2:00 PM * Must be age 6 by September 1 * Standard rate applies after April 1
Senior High Camp Ages 15 - 18
Senior High Camp is the perfect camp experience for students in high school. Along with having a blast doing all the activities that make camp what it is, these campers are also challenged by relevant speakers, Bible study, powerful worship, and meaningful discussion. The extended time away from technology and social media allows campers to form genuine relationships that last beyond their week at camp. Senior High is designed to be an unforgettable experience that you wonâ€™t get anywhere else. Register on our website!
June 23 - June 28 Cost: $290.00 (2019 rate) $280.00 (early bird) Check-In: Sunday @ 4:00 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 6:30 PM * Must be age 15 by September 1 * Standard rate applies after April 1
Junior High Camp Ages 12 - 14
Junior High Camp offers all the perks of summer camp! It is a non-stop adventure of fun and excitement. Campers get to enjoy the rock wall, archery, kayaking and canoeing, arts and crafts, daily snacks, and so much more throughout the week. Through intentional social activities, campers are able to form meaningful relationships with their peers and summer staff. Through daily Bible studies and worships, campers are challenged to dig deep spiritually as they learn about themselves and how much Christ loves them. Visit our webpage for more information and sign up!
June 30 - July 5 Cost: $290.00 (2019 rate) $280.00 (early bird) Check-In: Sunday @ 4:00 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 6:30 PM * Must be age 12 by September 1 * Standard rate applies after April 1
Junior Camp Ages 9 - 11
During their week at camp, Junior campers will have the opportunity to conquer the rock wall, be creative in arts & crafts, play big games, learn how to use a bow & arrow, and more. From Sunday to Friday, it’s an exciting and fun experience. Campers will also have time every day to study God’s word and learn about His great love for them through Bible study, worship and small groups, all designed for their age group. Most importantly, campers will be encouraged to grow in their relationship with Christ as they enjoy God’s creation. Register online!
July 7 - July 12 Cost: $290.00 (2019 rate) $280.00 (early bird) Check-In: Sunday @ 4:00 PM Check-Out: Friday @ 6:30 PM * Must be age 9 by September 1 * Standard rate applies after April 1
Kids Camp (ages 6-8)
Senior High Camp (ages 15-18)
Mountain Travel Adventure Camp (ages 12-18)
Junior Camp (ages 9-11)
Junior High Camp (ages 12-14)
CAMPER DETAILS It is important that you have as much information as possible when preparing for summer camp. So the pages that follow have all the details you need to know. Please read each page carefully to ensure a successful camp experience! Email summer camp questions to email@example.com.
Registration Age Requirements: Anyone wanting to participate in Camp Ithiel's summer camp program must go to the appropriate camp designed for their age group. There will be no exceptions made. Please do not register for a camp that is not for your camper's age group. View camps and ages on earlier pages. Register Online: This is the fastest way to register and ensure that your child gets a spot in the camp experience they want. You must make a $75.00 non-refundable deposit in order to complete the registration process. No processing fee will be added to final balance. This has changed as of Fall 2018. Please feel free to email us regarding any registration questions. We recognize that some tech-wary parents and grandparents prefer registering the old fashion way. If thatâ€™s youâ€”no problem. Call us to request a paper form and then return via email or postage to P.O. Box 25, Gotha, FL 34734.
Refunds & Cancellations: In the event that you should need to cancel a registration, you will receive a refund of fees paid minus $75.00 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be issued for cancelations 15 days of the camp date. Scholarships: Assistance is available for campers in financial need. They are given on a first-come, first served basis. Visit our website to learn more about how to apply for scholarships. We also encourage campers to seek financial help from outside sources like churches, community centers, etc. Summer Offering: Every year Camp Ithiel takes up an offering that goes toward a ministry we believe is taking Jesus seriously. Information provided at check-in table. Camp Store: Campers are invited to bring money to make purchases at the camp store. Please put any camp store money in a separate envelope from offering money.
Drop Off / Pick Up Check-in: Please pay close attention to check-in date and time for camp experience. Campers may not be dropped off before their specified check-in times. Should campers arrive before check-in time, parents/ guardians must wait with their campers until it is time for check-in. 13
Remaining balance: Remaining tuition balance is expected to be paid on the first day of camp (upon check-in). Please make checks payable to Camp Ithiel. Bring along any remaining registration forms you may have not turned in yet. Check-out: Please pay close attention to appropriate check-out date and time. They are not the same for every camp experience. No camper wants to wait hours to get picked up after camp has ended. Many campers will be excited to see their families and friends.
Contact Camper Mail: We encourage parents/guardians to send their campers mail. We recommend sending mail out Monday or Tuesday to ensure it arrives before Friday. Emailed letters can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the camper's name as the subject. Camper mail is distributed Thursday afternoon at lunchtime. Cell Phones: Our culture has become increasingly connected, especially via cell phones. We realize that. However, we do not allow the use of cell phones while at camp because they easily become distractions. Campers are asked to leave electronics at home or turn them in to us upon check-in.
Take advantage of our available discounts. Early Bird Rates: Pay last summerâ€™s camp rate by registering your camper by May 1. This means paperwork and deposit are completed and submitted by the deadline. Paper form registrations that arrive after May 1 but are dated by post office before will be recognized. Get registered early and save a few bucks! Bring-A-Buddy Discount: Invite a buddy to come with you and receive $30.00 off your registration. Buddy must not have attended camp before OR has not attended within the last three years. Additionally, you as the inviter cannot be requesting financial assistance from Camp Ithiel to qualify for this discount; however, outside financial assistance is permitted. Discount only applies to inviter.
If a family emergency requires the need to reach your camper, you are more than able to do that. Simply call camp's office phone and we will connect you with your camper immediately. Call (407) 984-7390.
Field Trips Mountain Adventure Travel Camp: Travel to the North Carolina wilderness and enjoy beautiful mountain scenery. Nature exploration and mountain hiking are highlights of Mountain Adventure. Resident Camp Trips: Kids and Junior campers leave camp for supervised field trips within easy walking distance. Senior High and Junior High camps include off-site activities and service projects. All trips are supervised by adult staff. 14
What to Bring: To ensure your camper has everything they need for their time at camp, please use the simple packing list which can be accessed by following the QR code using your phone. Instructions for the QR code are below. Packing list can also be found and downloaded on our website.
Camp is about learning how to live as imitators of Christ. Campers are expected to live together in Christian community and to adhere to high standards of conduct. Misbehaving campers will be sent home.
Health Care We care about the health and safety of our campers. Their wellbeing is important to us. For each camper:
(1) Make sure your phone’s QR Code reader is on. This is found in Camera Settings for iPhones. Androids require downloading a QR reader app. (2) Go to your Camera app and place the QR Code on the screen as if about to take a picture. (3) A pop-up notification will appear. Press that and you should be taken to Packing List. What Not To Bring: Please pay attention to items that campers are not allowed to bring to camp. As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp. Clothing: Clothing must be safe and practical for camp activities, and must reflect the values of camp.
(1) Accident and sickness insurance is provided as a supplement to the camper's personal coverage. (2) All medication will be kept and distributed by the Camp Director. (3) All campers will be screened by the Camp Director at check-in. (4) In the event of an emergency, a reasonable effort will be made to contact parents/guardians. (5) Ill or injured campers will be taken to one of several nearby medical facilities. Medication: Campers taking medication should inform Camp Ithiel via their registration form and during checkin. Please bring medication in its original container with name of camper on it, sealed in a zip-lock bag. Medication must be turned in upon checking in. No worries—we will make sure medication is regularly administered. Visit CampIthiel.org for more information. 15
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