Entering grades 7-9
When: (1) July 16-21, 2023 and (2) August 6-11, 2023
Where: Portage Lake Bible Camp
Cost: $450 by Dec. 31
$465 by Feb. 28
$480 by May 15
$495 after May 15
Speaker: JH1: Tony Moon JH2: Josh Hinken
“It was the absolute best week of my summer and I never ever want to leave!”
Junior High weeks are an unforgettable experience! Campers get to encounter everything camp has to offer from the high ropes course and giant swing to extra free time and awesome day-trip options. Chapel services are filled with incredible, energetic worship and life-changing messages. As always, Junior High camp is an unplugged week! With chapels and devotions, testimonies from staff members, and conversations, campers have the opportunity to learn more about Jesus and what it means to live a life following and experience Him.
What does a “typical” day at camp look like?
|8:00AM||WAKE UP IN CABINS||Time to start the day!|
|8:25AM||FIRST WORD BY THE LAKE||Short devotional as a whole camp|
|8:30AM||BREAKFAST||Campers & counselors eat together as a cabin|
|9:15AM||MORNING WATCH||Individual Bible reading/prayer time (each camper is given a guide)|
|9:45AM||CABIN CLEAN-UP||Each cabin takes time to tidy their cabin|
|10:00AM||MORNING CHAPEL||Worship & message from the speaker|
|11:30AM||MORNING ACTIVITY||Campers will be led in a safe & fun game or skill!|
|12:30PM||LUNCH||Campers & counselors eat together as a cabin|
|1:15PM||REST HOUR||Campers spend time relaxing and digesting in the cabin|
|2:30PM||FREE TIME||Waterfront, ropes elements, sports, crafts, and more!|
|5:30PM||DINNER||Campers & counselors eat together as a cabin|
|6:30PM||CHAPEL||Worship & message from the speaker|
|7:30PM||CANTEEN TIME||Snack shop open & fun cabin hangout time|
|8:15PM||EVENING PROGRAMMING||Campers will participate in an age-specific activity designed for their camp|
|10:15PM||CABIN REFLECTION||Wrap up the day talking about Jesus!|
|10:30PM||LIGHTS OUT||Time to sleep!|
- Will any of the big camp activities be dropped because of the change?
No! We make small adjustments to our schedule every year, but we plan to keep all of the camper favorites, such as ropes, experientials, Braveheart, and more
- Will there be any pricing adjustments made?
Given the rising costs of food and the need to give our summer staff fair compensation, the only change will be slight increase in pricing.
- Will you still have culmination at kids’ camp on Friday?
Yes! Culmination will happen directly after pick-up at approx. 1:30p. It is a wonderful time of setting the stage for a ride home filled with telling stories.