Sending a child to just any old camp takes on the risk of exposing them to values that are in conflict with scripture; but seeking out a good Christian summer camp can make all the difference. A Christian Bible camp should provide the means for kids to acknowledge and worship the Creator while enjoying outdoor adventures and give them opportunity to learn Christian values while engaging in group activities. Bible camps are a great place for kids to connect with their peers, be steered and influenced by godly counselors, experience and conquer new adventures, and be transformed by the Word of God. Here are some great camps to consider in the Top 10 Christian Camps in the United States.
Location: Lampe, MO
This summer camp thrives on fun and adventure, but it is also about dynamic Christian leadership training and character building. Kanakuk Kamp builds a foundation using the verse to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul…love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22). God First, Others Second, I’m Third.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Location: Nationwide, MO
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Camps range from programs designed for athletes, to those catered more toward coaches and their families; and all are designed to challenge every participant to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA’s efforts are focused on the “4 C’s” of sports related ministry: Coaches, Campus, Camps and Community.
Location: Trinity, TX
Camp Olympia is a private, overnight summer camp for boys and girls ages 6-16 and is dedicated to helping each child grow in body, mind and spirit. What sets them apart is their commitment to safety that goes beyond what is required, a huge waterfront aquatics program, the largest permanent year-round management and support staffs in the United States, distinct individualized programs, superb counselor-to-child ratios, and password protected internet experience for parents to track the experience of their little camper.
Location: Mt. Ida, AR
Camp Ozark promises to be “The Best Summer of Your Life” with a perfect setting near a spring-fed crystal clear lake, over 120 different activities and unbelievable special events, different session varieties to chose from, and over 60 years of camp-life experience.
Location: Lotus, CA
I have two little boys so the camp name alone had me sold, “Rock N Water”—what’s not to love about those two elements? Camp experiences include leadership retreats, backpacking trips, winter camps, Whitewater River rafting, as well as year-round California studies field trips.
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
T Bar M Camps are about “adventure with a purpose” and include locations in New Braunfels, Texas and Lake Travis near Austin, Texas. “…with every summer that passes, we find ourselves more committed than ever to the power of play, the value of sports, the healing benefits of nature, and to being daily examples of Christ’s unconditional love to everyone.”
Location: High Springs, FL
More than a location, Camp Kulaqua is an experience. Year-round programs include summer camps for kids 7 to 17, family camps, senior retreats, and outdoor education programs. For the children’s camp, each age group has a program specially designed around them. Sessions run 7 days and are all inclusive: activities, lodging, counselors and supervision, meals, camp DVDs, and lots of fun!
Location: Rockaway Beach, OR
This camp includes programs specially designed for children, youth, adults, and families. There are lots of aquatic activities, hiking and beach fun as well as an important life-changing theme applied throughout the week to impact each child.
Location: 7 locations in Indiana
Impact 2818 seeks to equip campers to apply Christian beliefs and actions to their daily lives in all of their seven different locations, statewide (Indiana). With the ability to customize campers experience, local churches can provide and extension to their existing ministries. Choose food, lodging, and activities and build from there!
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO
Located in the beautiful Pagosa Springs area of Colorado, Sonlight Camp retains “whole child development, free play in the natural world and exploring faith together” as their core values. Different programs to choose from include junior camps, discovery camps, adventure camps, high school resident camps, backpack trips, and special training programs for counselors and crew members.
So, there you have it—the top 10 Christian Bible Camps in the US, because if you’re going to send them to a summer camp, you will want to choose a strong Christian Bible camp that reinforces your ideals. This list of summer camps will get you started in searching out the right Christian Bible Camp for your young campers.
Location: Westby, WI
Living Waters Bible Camp is a scenic year-round Christian camp nestled in a beautiful valley in southwestern Wisconsin, which displays the wonders of God’s creation. At Living Waters Bible Camp, we are committed to salvation through Jesus Christ, God’s Son, and to making everyone complete in Christ from children to adults.
We seek to glorify God by providing an environment where diverse people of all ages can hear His Word and develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe the camp experience is a tool God has used for years to bring individuals and families closer to Him as they draw near to His creation and take a break from their everyday lives that are so often full of distractions. Our Christian summer camps have been serving individuals and families since 1970.
Location: Etna, CA
Mount Hermon’s year-round Christ-centered camps, conferences and concerts serve the entire family. Come explore and be amazed. More than 60,000 people experience Mount Hermon each year.
Location: Zumbro Falls, MN
Camp Victory is a non-denominational Christian camp and retreat center in SE Minnesota. Located on 200 acres of forested, rolling hills and the beautiful Zumbro River. Camp Victory offers a peaceful, natural setting for retreats and summer camp for kids and summer day camp options.
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