What is summer camp?
Basically it’s the best week ever. It’s 5 days and 4 nights with friends and volunteer leaders on a college campus. Students get to do all the things that make camp awesome: rock-climbing, bonfires, high-energy worship, swimming and tons more. Plus, summer camp also has modern conveniences that students appreciate, like running water, air conditioned dorms, and hot meals. (That’s what they call a “win win” situation.)
When is summer camp? High School Camp is July 5-9, 2022. Middle School Camp is July 18-22, 2022.
Where is summer camp? Summer camp is at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. We’re the only people using the campus at the time. Summer camp will have security guards and police. Every adult on campus will have completed a thorough background check.
Who's allowed to go? Students who complete 8th-12th grade in the 2021-2022 school year go to High School Camp. Students who complete 5-7th grade in the 2021-2022 school year go to Middle School Camp. If you’re in that age range, you can come to camp—even if you don’t attend Crossroads!
What if my student wants to bring a friend? Is that friend in the same age group as your student? If yes, then for sure. Have that student’s parent or guardian register them for camp.
If my 8th grade student still wants to go to Middle School Camp, can they?
Nope. Current 8th grade students transition into High School ministry at Crossroads right before summer camp. High School Camp is for students who will complete grades 8-12 this school year. Middle School Camp is for students who will complete grades 5-7 this school year.
My student takes medicine or has allergies. How is that handled?
Parents can provide information about medication and allergies during the summer camp registration process. Our rockstar summer camp nurses will oversee medication distribution and treatment of environmental allergies. The chefs at summer camp will be provided with information about food allergies and will provide allergy-free options. If your student needs to bring special food to summer camp, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are the chaperones?
Background-checked Crossroads volunteers and staff are the only adults at summer camp. To volunteer at summer camp also requires complete training and an interview process.
How do I volunteer to be a leader at summer camp?
Click HERE to apply to volunteer. All volunteers will go through a background check, application, screening and interview process.
What does the summer camp cost as a volunteer?
Zero charge for summer camp if you’re a volunteer leader!
Can I volunteer for a partial week?
Making connections is vital. Because of this, small group leaders must commit to the entire week of summer camp. However, we will also have volunteer roles with registration, behind-the-scenes, production, the nurses station, and rec activities. Please email email@example.com for more info.
What is the ratio of volunteers to campers?
Approximately one volunteer for every seven students.
What is summer camp food like?
Pretty dang tasty actually. Meals are prepared by the Cedarville University staff and served cafeteria style. If your student has dietary restrictions, just note that on your registration. The chefs will be provided with that information and will make every effort to provide options that meet your student’s needs.
Where will students sleep at summer camp?
Students and volunteers sleep in Cedarville University dorm rooms. Students are grouped by gender, grade and the Crossroads site they register with. Volunteer leaders and their groups are close together, with dorm rooms accommodating three individuals per room. Security is provided inside and outside the dorm spaces.
My student would rather room with a student from a different Crossroads site. Is that cool?
We encourage students to room with other students in their group. That’s what works best. This is a great way to deepen relationships between student ministry volunteers and students. If your student still wants to room with someone from another site, they may be able to make arrangements to register with that other Crossroads site (dependent on availability). They will have to be dropped off and picked up from that site before and after Camp. They will also be in a small group with students from that site.
Can my student drive themselves to summer camp?
No, all students will meet at a Crossroads site for check-in and will ride buses to summer camp.
Since summer camp is local, can my student leave to attend sports practice, doctor appointments, etc.?
No, students will not be permitted to leave camp and return, unless there are emergency circumstances.
My student can’t attend the whole time. Can they still come for part of summer camp?
Unless there is an emergency, students are expected to be at summer the entire time.
Can my student have their phone at camp?
Limited cell phone use is allowed at High School Camp. Cell phones are NOT allowed for Middle School Camp.
How do I register for summer camp?
Registration is now closed for 2022.
What if I don’t have the money to go to summer camp?
We don’t want finances to be a barrier for your student. A limited amount of funds are available for financial assistance. Click HERE for steps to apply for assistance. A reduced non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration.
Are deposits refundable?
Deposits are NOT refundable and are NOT tax deductible. Summer Camp does not provide refunds or transfers if you decide not to come or cannot make it after you register. Please consider this risk and commitment before registering.