PROGRAMS

Camps

New Life Camp’s summer camp ministry has been thriving since it began in 1950! Whether taking part in Overnight Camp, Day Camp, or our Alternative Camp Experience (A.C.E.), it is our desire to give campers a unique and fun week that can change their lives forever.

It is an opportunity for kids to grow in friendships and confidence as they explore the outdoors in a variety of camp activities, get away from the distractions of technology and be immersed in the stories and teachings of the Word of God.

As they live, eat and play in community with others, our staff will pour into them and protect them as they teach them about the God who loves them and longs for a relationship with them.

Our Offerings

Day Camp is an opportunity for 4-10 year old children to experience traditional summer camp in a more limited setting.

Overnight Camp is for campers ages 8-18.

The Alternative Camp Experience, or A.C.E., is for 8-18 year old campers who want to experience the Overnight Camp program without staying overnight.

Day Camp

Day Camp consists of two age-appropriate, customized camp programs for ages 4-7 and ages 8-10.

There are 5 key elements in this program that we strive to offer every camper: Spiritual Growth, Acceptance, Adventure, Belonging and Confidence.

We do welcome campers with special needs, but unfortunately, we are not staffed to provide one on one attention throughout the day. Campers need to be able to follow simple instructions stay with the huddle, and not pose safety concerns for themselves or others.

Age Breakdown for Day Camp 2023

  • If your child will be age 4-7 by the Monday of their week of camp, they will be with the younger group of day campers.
  • If your child will be age 8-10 by the Monday of their week of camp, they will be with the older group of day campers.
  • Participants are expected to be potty trained before attending.

Register for Day Camp

Dates for 2023

  • Week A: June 12-16
  • Week B. June 19-23
  • Week C: June 26-30
  • Week D: July 3-7
  • Week E: July 10-14
  • Week F: July 17-21
  • Week G: July 24-July 28
  • Week H: July 31 – August 4
  • Week I: August 7-11

Summer 2023 Pricing

  • Day Camp is $350 per camper
    • A non-refundable minimum payment of $200 is required for registration.
  • Special Meal Requests
    • A fee of $15/week for Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, and other.
    • A fee of $25/week if bringing your own meals (whether it is one meal or all meals).
    • The full balance is due TBA.
  • Discount opportunities
    • If you register for all 9 weeks, your 9th week is free. You will pay the full price for all 9 weeks initially. If your child completes all 9 weeks, you will be refunded the balance for the final week.
    • Our Family Bible Lessons include two great things in one: Enjoy learning how to read the Bible as a family and receive a discount on Summer Camp if all lessons are completed! Family Bible Lessons are available for campers ages 8 and up.
  • Summer Camp 2023 Cancellation Policy
    • **Refunds will not be granted for program days missed due to inclement weather, any illness, injury, direct exposure, or medical quarantine.
    • This program may be conducted under COVID-19 governmental restrictions such as face masks, social distancing, and quarantine requirements.
    • It is understood that COVID-19 restrictions will not be a valid cause for a refund if New Life Camp is permitted to conduct on-site physical camp.
    • You are registering for camp understanding the risk of COVID-19, and the various protocols that accompany a week of camp during a pandemic.
    • Full Payment is due on or before March 31, 2023
    • Switching weeks before March 1st, 2023 = no additional charge – payment of $200 registration fee for the current week will transfer to a new week.
    • Switching weeks on or after March 1st, 2023 = payment of $200 registration fee for the current week will not transfer; an additional $200 registration fee must be paid for the new week.
    • Cancellation before March 31, 2023 = full refund less $200 registration fee.  If there is an outstanding balance for the camper, any applicable refund will be applied to that balance.
    • Cancellation on or after March 31st, 2023 = no refund.

The Parent Handbook contains specific information about your child’s week of camp. Here are some topics you will find in the parent handbook.

  • Health Precautions
  • General Day Camp Schedule
  • Monday Check-In
  • Rides In and Rides Out

2023 Summer Camp Parent Handbook coming in May

2022 Summer Camp Parent Handbook

Day Camp Snack Time is offered twice a day: once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Snack and drink items are included in camp registration cost.  No additional payments needed.

2023 Day Camp Snack Menu coming soon

What to Bring

Campers are encouraged to bring a backpack with the following items. These items are intended to be left at camp overnight rather than be brought home every day:

  • Water bottle
  • 1 Towel
  • Bathing Suit (for girls: no midriff showing)
  • Water Shoes recommended for pool and lake activities
  • Change of clothes for accidents or rainy days including a rain jacket, footwear, and umbrella (we love to play in the rain if it’s safe)
  • Sandals or flip flops for swim time
  • Floaties (if your child has difficulty swimming)
  • Optional:
    • Wednesday is Win Win Wednesday. Campers are invited to wear apparel supporting their favorite team.
    • Thursday is Huddle Day. Campers are invited to wear their huddle’s color.
    • Friday is Camp Shirt Friday. Campers are invited to wear the camp t-shirt they received during their week.

What NOT to Bring

In order to maintain the intended atmosphere at New Life Camp, please do not allow your camper(s) to bring the following items:

  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Books or magazines with questionable material
  • Car keys
  • Pets
  • Electronic devices for entertainment
  • Blades, guns and other weapons
  • Music devices and instruments
  • Phones
  • We recommend campers leave anything of value not covered here at home. While New Life Camp keeps a lost and found storage, we are ultimately not responsible for lost or stolen property.

What Girls Should Wear:

Camper’s clothes should not have any inappropriate words or depictions.

Shorts, Skirts and Dresses

  • Shorts should be at least fingertip length or have a 4-inch inseam.
  • Wearing skirts and dresses should be extremely limited based on the active nature of camp.
  • Skirts and dresses should be at least near knee-length.
  • Tights and spandex do not change the above rules.
  • If wearing leggings, shirts should cover the bottom.

Shirts

  • Shirts should be chosen with the active nature of camp in mind.
  • A camper’s stomach or lower back should never be visible.
  • Undergarments should never be visible
  • Campers should not wear anything strapless
  • Clothing is too tight when the outline of undergarments can be clearly seen.
  • Necklines should be modest.

Swimsuits

  • If wearing a two-piece swimsuit, the top and bottom should overlap so that neither the stomach nor lower back are visible.
  • Necklines should be modest.

What Boys Should Wear

Camper’s clothes should not have any inappropriate words or depictions.

  • Shorts should be at least fingertip length.
  • Shorts and pants should not sag, and undergarments should not be visible.
  • Boys should be wearing shirts unless swimming
  • Swimsuits should be fingertip length.

Overnight & A.C.E. Camp

Overnight Camp is for campers ages 8-18. The Alternative Camp Experience, or A.C.E., is for 8-18 year old campers who want to experience the Overnight Camp program without staying overnight. A.C.E. works in harmony with our Overnight Camp program and schedule, not the Day Camp schedule. Accordingly, you may bring your camper each morning for breakfast and pick them up following their final activity each evening.

There are 5 key elements in this program that we strive to offer every camper: Spiritual Growth, Acceptance, Adventure, Belonging and Confidence.

We do welcome campers with special needs, but unfortunately, we are not staffed to provide one on one attention throughout the day. Campers need to be able to follow simple instructions stay with the huddle, and not pose safety concerns for themselves or others.

Note: At this time we will not be able to accept Multiple Week registrations for our Overnight Camp programs.  This solution comes from our desire for as many campers as possible to hear the gospel and experience a summer at New Life Camp.  However, starting January 1, 2023, you may request to add an additional week to your registration if there is availability.

We have broken our Overnight Camp & A.C.E. registrations up into multiple days, times, and genders you are registering.

Summer Camp 2023 Registration Dates:

  • High School Weeks (Girls) – October 4, 2022 @ 10am
  • High School Weeks (Boys) – October 4, 2022 @ 2pm
  • Middle School Weeks (Girls) – October 5, 2022 @ 10am
  • Middle School Weeks (Boys) – October 5, 2022 @ 2pm
  • Elementary School Weeks (Girls) – October 6, 2022 @ 10am
  • Elementary School Weeks (Boys) – October 6, 2022 @ 2pm

Register for Overnight Camp

Dates for Summer Camp 2023

Summer Camp registration is divided by your child’s age, not grade. Their age for summer camp is calculated based on how old they are by August 31st, 2023.

High School (ages 14-18)

  • High School Week 1: June 11-16
  • High School Week 2: July 9-14

Middle School (Ages 11-13)

  • Middle School Week 1: June 18-23
  • Middle School Week 2: July 2-7
  • Middle School Week 3: July 16-21
  • Middle School Week 4: July 30- August 4

Elementary School (ages 8-10)

  • Elementary School Week 1: June 25-30
  • Elementary School Week 2: July 23-28

Summer 2023 Pricing

  • Overnight Camp is $740 per camper
    • **Starting this year, 2 items are provided each time the Snack Shack is open (16 times, weather permitting). This is included in the price. No extra fee will be charged for Snack Shack. See Snack Shack below for further details.
    • A non-refundable minimum payment of $200 is required for registration.
    • The full balance is due March 31, 2023.
  • A.C.E. Camp is $640 per camper
    • **Starting this year, 2 items are provided each time the Snack Shack is open (16 times, weather permitting). This is included in the price. No extra fee will be charged for Snack Shack. See Snack Shack below for further details.
    • A non-refundable minimum payment of $200 is required for registration.
    • The full balance is due March 31, 2023.
  • Special Meal Request Fees
    • A fee of $40/week for Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, and other.
    • A fee of $60/week if you bring your own meals (whether one meal or all meals).
  • Interested in a discount? Our Family Bible Lessons include two great things in one: Enjoy learning how to read the Bible as a family and receive a discount on Summer Camp if all lessons are completed!

Summer Camp 2023 Cancellation Policy

    • **Refunds will not be granted for program days missed due to inclement weather, any illness, injury, direct exposure, or medical quarantine.
    • This program may be conducted under COVID-19 governmental restrictions such as face masks, social distancing, and quarantine requirements.
    • It is understood that COVID-19 restrictions will not be a valid cause for a refund if New Life Camp is permitted to conduct on-site physical camp.
    • You are registering for camp understanding the risk of COVID-19, and the various protocols that accompany a week of camp during a pandemic.
    • Full Payment is due on or before March 31, 2023
    • Switching weeks before March 1st, 2023 = no additional charge – payment of $200 registration fee for the current week will transfer to a new week.
    • Switching weeks on or after March 1st, 2023 = payment of $200 registration fee for the current week will not transfer; an additional $200 registration fee must be paid for the new week.
    • Cancellation before March 31, 2023 = full refund less $200 registration fee.  If there is an outstanding balance for the camper, any applicable refund will be applied to that balance.
    • Cancellation on or after March 31st, 2023 = no refund.
  • There will be assigned staggered drive-through check-in times on Sunday afternoons. You will be emailed your assigned time prior to the week.
  • If you have not filled out all forms, you will need to do so before check-in.
  • If you have siblings with separate check-in times, you may choose one of their times and bring both.
  • There will be a short medical inventory.
  • You will then be directed to park. Our staff will come to you to unload your luggage to be sent to the cabin.
  • You will meet your camper’s counselor, and say goodbye to your camper.
  • We will walk your camper to their cabin and help them get settled in.

Our parent handbooks contain useful information for your child’s week of camp. Here are some topics you will find in the parent handbook that you will need to know for your week of camp:

  • General Daily Schedule
  • Camper Rules
  • First Aid Policies
  • A.C.E. Drop Off and Pick Up Schedule
  • Picking Up Your Child/Friday Check-Out
  • Meal Menu

2023 Summer Camp Parent Handbook coming in May

2022 Summer Camp Parent Handbook

What to Bring:

  • Water Bottle
  • Bible (notebook and pen/pencil also recommended)
  • Sheets and Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels (bath towel and swim towel)
  • Flashlight
  • Modest Bathing Suit (for girls: no midriff showing)
  • Gear for Rainy Days including Rain Jacket, Footwear, Umbrella, Extra Clothes, etc…
  • Footwear for the shower is encouraged
  • Follow this link for a Printable Packing List for Overnight Camp
  • Note: We have a few special days during camp:
    • Win Win Wednesday – Campers are invited to wear apparel supporting their favorite team.
    • Thursday is Cabin Unity Day – Campers are invited to wear their Cabin colors. (Lambs – White, Courage-Blue, Fire – Red, Miracle – Purple, Freedom – Light Green, Brothers – Black, Fellowship – Dark Green, Conquerors – Orange)
    • Friday is Camp Shirt Friday – Campers are invited to wear the camp t-shirt they received during their week.

What NOT to Bring:

In order to maintain the intended atmosphere at New Life Camp, please do not allow your camper(s) to bring the following items:

  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Books or magazines with questionable material
  • Car keys
  • Pets
  • Electronic devices for entertainment
  • Blades, guns and other weapons
  • Music devices and instruments
  • Phones or Smart Watches
  • We recommend campers leave anything of value not covered here at home. While New Life Camp keeps a lost and found storage, we are ultimately not responsible for lost or stolen property.

What Girls Should Wear:

Camper’s clothes should not have any inappropriate words or depictions.

Shorts, Skirts and Dresses

  • Shorts should be at least fingertip length or have a 4-inch inseam.
  • Wearing skirts and dresses should be extremely limited based on the active nature of camp.
  • Skirts and dresses should be at least near knee-length.
  • Tights and spandex do not change the above rules.
  • If wearing leggings, shirts should cover the bottom.

Shirts

  • Shirts should be chosen with the active nature of camp in mind.
  • A camper’s stomach or lower back should never be visible.
  • Undergarments should never be visible.
  • Campers should not wear anything strapless.
  • Clothing is too tight when the outline of undergarments can be clearly seen.
  • Necklines should be modest.

Swimsuits

  • If wearing a two-piece swimsuit, the top and bottom should overlap so that neither the stomach nor lower back are visible.
  • Necklines should be modest.

What Boys Should Wear

Camper’s clothes should not have any inappropriate words or depictions.

  • Shorts should be at least fingertip length.
  • Shorts and pants should not sag, and undergarments should not be visible.
  • Boys should be wearing shirts unless swimming.
  • Swimsuits should be fingertip length.
  • Overnight and A.C.E. campers will visit the Snack Shack 16 times per week (weather permitting) and receive two items per Snack Shack time. These are included in the registration fee. No additional payments needed.
  • Campers will choose from the Unlimited Options menu at Snack Shack unless parents designate they want their child to choose from the the Light Options menu. Parents can do this at check-in their child’s week of camp.
  • No refund is given at the end of the week for any times they do not visit the Snack Shack.
  • 2023 Snack Shack Menu coming soon (menu will include both Unlimited and Light options).
  • One thing that makes New Life Camp great is the ability that it gives each camper to try new things! We want each camper to remember those new things by keeping track of their new experiences and achievements.
  • Every achievement is worth points, and New Life Camp keeps track of each camper’s points summer after summer for as long as they continue to come here.

Bronze Status

  • New Life Experience Bronze Campers
  • Campers who receive 20,000 points will achieve New Life Bronze Camper Status.
  • They will receive a certificate at Friday’s Closing Ceremony.
  • Their first name and last initial are listed on our website.

Silver Status

  • New Life Experience Silver Campers
  • Campers who receive 50,000 points will achieve New Life Silver Camper Status.
  • They will receive a certificate at Friday’s Closing Ceremony.
  • Their first name and last initial are listed on our website.
  • Their full name will be posted in Johnson Gym.

Gold Status

  • New Life Experience Gold Campers
  • Campers who receive 200,000 points will achieve New Life Gold Camper Status.
  • They will receive a certificate at Friday’s Closing Ceremony.
  • Their first name and last initial are listed on our website.
  • Their full name will be posted in Johnson Gym on a gold plaque.

Platinum Status

  • New Life Experience Platinum Campers
  • Campers who receive 500,000 points will achieve New Life Platinum Camper Status.
  • They will receive a certificate at Friday’s Closing Ceremony.
  • Their first name and last initial are listed on our website.
  • Their full name will be posted in Johnson Gym on a platinum plaque.
  • They will receive one free week of New Life Camp.

Activities include:

  • 9 Square
  • Teaching from God’s Word
  • Basketball
  • Carpetball
  • Crafts
  • Dodgeball
  • GaGa Ball
  • Go Carts
  • Kan Jam
  • Mini-Golf
  • Games
  • Ping Pong
  • Swimming (Pool)
  • Lake Activities:
    • Big Blue Lightning Water Slide
    • Boats
    • Diving Boards
    • Fishing
    • Wibit Water Park

Other Offerings

Basketball Camps: Athletes will be taught basketball fundamentals, focusing on the individual basic skills of passing, defense, ball-handling and shooting.  Instruction will focus on teaching the fundamentals while teaching kids to have fun while competing.  Each day, biblical character lessons from the coaches will be taught that connect both to basketball and life.

Volleyball Camps: Learn the game and improve your skills with concentrated practices for different age groups.  Campers will be formed into teams to practice and compete for individual and team points as they learn to fine tune their fundamentals of volleyball.  Each day, biblical character qualities will be taught that connect both volleyball and life.  Prizes will be awarded at the end of camp.