Registration for the 2021 camp season is now open. Children, youth and adults are invited to join us at the Disciples Center at Tawakoni for another great year of camps. Camp sessions in June and July offer seven events for grades K-12 and three specialty camps. A complete schedule and online registration can be found here.
The 2021 camp theme: “Creation Speaks”
Campers will explore seven scripture passages, primarily from the book of Genesis with supplemental New Testament passages. Creation Speaks invites us to look to God’s creation, including each other, as we listen for God’s voice in the world today.
The curriculum is age-level developed to meet the unique needs of campers. Counselors will present daily lessons that will engage the campers in activities that help them to grasp the meaning of each theme. Disciples Center is fortunate to know counselors who have a passion for youth and who have over the years developed strategies that work.
We are intentional about creating activities and experiences that are affirming of all God’s people. However a camper arrives at camp, and however they understand themselves, we want them to know they are God’s child.
Camps are organized around a small group of about eight campers and two counselors. The groups make decisions together and explore the scripture passages assigned for each day. In addition to these small group activities, which vary according to the ages of the campers, the campers can look forward to a variety of other activities:
- Outdoor small group games including basketball, 9 Square, carpet ball, soccer, and disc golf
- Swimming and water games
- Challenge Course and group-building activities
- Arts and crafts
- Lake time on Corcls – single-person, disc-shape plastic boats similar to kayaks
- Campfire, hay-rack ride (without hay), and a night swim
Registration for 2021 is a bit different. There is no early bird deadline as in the past. The schedule includes two fee columns. The first, larger amount, reflects the real expense for each camper. The second, the “Reduced fee,” applies an automatic 30% scholarship from the Camp Scholarship Fund to help make the fee more affordable. A full week, which costs $350, will be reduced to $245 for 2021 only.
Additional scholarship help is available for families who have a need and complete an application by April 1. Typically this fund pays about 25% of the fee. Registration for specific camp events will be closed seven days before the opening of the camp session.