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If your life is perfect, full of adventure and purpose and closeness with God and others, you can stop reading right now. Camps are for the rest of us. A place specifically designed to take you to a new place relationally and spiritually. A break from the daily grind. An oasis of adventure and fun. If that strikes a chord, keep reading. We have a camp for you.
April 30-May 1, 2024 October 29-30, 2024
An overnight specifically for those 60+ who are looking for community and a deeper connection with God. Designed by seniors for seniors. World-class teaching and a chance to connect with a vibrant community of folks asking: “God, what’s the next adventure you want to take me on?” (By the way, we’re going to sleep in beds, not tents.)
High School: June 29-July 3, 2024 Middle School: July 22-26, 2024
Are you ready for the Best Week Ever?! Crossroads Students are headed to Bowling Green State University for a week of awesomeness. We're excited to learn more about Jesus, hang out together, and have tons of fun! You DO NOT want to miss Summer Camp this year!
Where do we camp?
At Base Camp.* It’s 430 beautiful acres of rolling hills and forest about 45 minutes east of Cincinnati, owned and maintained by Crossroads.
* The exceptions to all this are Student Camps and the Senior Getaway. Student Camps happen at Bowling Green State University, and Senior Getaway happens at Higher Ground Campground.
What do I need to bring?
At a minimum you’ll need your own sleeping bag, a camp chair, headlamp, water bottle, and something to eat on. You’ll work with your pre-assigned unit to figure out big stuff like tents and coolers. For some camps (like MAN CAMP), you hike in and out over a mile with everything you pack. Others (like Family Camp), you can drive right up to your campsite.
What if I don’t have camping gear?
You’ll be assigned a group at every camp. Nobody goes alone. This will be your crew for the weekend. You’ll share a campfire, meal prep, and any gear needs. You solve everything as a team. Even if you’re the indoorsy type, there’s a whole crew of people that will have your back.
I’ve already been to a camp. Why should I go back?
You ever have a great steak dinner and decide, “Welp, that’s enough of that, guess I’m a vegan now”? Is that one time you worked out in high school “plenty”? Do you crush your numbers in Q1 and then coast the rest of the year? Well, all of that is just dumb. If you’ve been to camp and hated it, cool. It might not be for you. If you liked it you know that there is something incredibly special that happens there. You may not think you need to go again, but there is more for you there. Every single camp hits different. Each time is a unique experience since YOU are a huge part of creating the experience. If you’re ready to step up and lead at camp, you absolutely should. You could even try a different camp. There are tons of options.
So we’ve got this amazing 430 acres of land just east of Cincinnati. Why not use it more often? We’re working this year to create fresh experiences where people can get away to experience God and connect with other like-minded folks. We created a whole new bucket of events called Getaways. These things are so fresh we haven’t even planned them all yet. But here are some of the ideas we’re thinking about:
Camp with your Crew
Reserve a spot to camp with your group, your friends, or your family. We supply the land, BYO-Everything else.
Meet up with other folks who do overlanding, even if you’re just interested in the idea. Learn about gear, how to cook a great meal where there’s no cell reception, and practice marshaling (navigating obstacles in a vehicle as a team).
Base Camp Drive-In
Watch a movie under the stars and camp.
Medical professionals deal with a lot of things that regular folks don’t. We’re working on an event where doctors, nurses, first responders, and other people in the medical field can get healing and rest.
Overnights for camp leaders
If you’ve ever served at a camp, we’re working on overnights where you can actually be off and get inspired for your
next leadership move.
Nearly 40,000 people have experienced a camp. The only way this happens is by the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. It might be the most satisfying hard work you get to do this year.