Beach CampCamper and Parent Information
Each day at Beach Camp is different than the one before it! Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities throughout the week. Below is a sample schedule of what the day may look like:
8:00am – Breakfast
8:45am – Prepare for Day
9:30am – SonRise Worship
10:00am – Bible Study, campers gather in small groups and travel to various locations on the island including coffee shops, beach stores, and the beach for Bible study
11:00am – Beach Time
12:00pm – Lunch on the Beach
3:00pm – Return to Pollock Center
3:30pm – Shower and Clean Up
4:30pm – Arts and Crafts
5:30pm – Dinner
6:30pm – All Camp Activities
8:30pm – Snack
9:00pm – SonSet Worship
10:00pm – Devotions
11:00pm – Lights Out
Meal times at beach camp are a time for community. As a community, campers take turns serving each other by serving meals, cleaning up after meals, and washing dishes. Campers are encouraged to try new foods; should a camper not like what is being served, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cereal are available. Campers expend much more energy at camp than at home, and are encouraged to eat an appropriate amount of food.
The following is a sample menu for a day at Beach Camp:
Breakfast – French Toast, Bacon, Fruit, Cereal, Milk, Juice, and Water
Lunch – Chicken Strip Wraps, Pasta Salad, Carrots, Celery, Cookies, Water, and Gatorade
Dinner – Lasagna, Breadsticks, Corn, Salad, Jello, Water, and Gatorade
Snack – Trail Mix and Fresh Fruit
Camper Expectations and Guidelines
It is our priority to take care of the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the individual and the group. In order to do this we have established some basic guidelines and expectations for camps.
Some camper expectations include:
Some camper guidelines are:
What to Bring
Below is a list of things to bring to camp this summer. Please make sure that all items are labeled with your name.
All clothing should be appropriate for a church camp setting. Clothing should not have messages with double meanings or advertisements for adult themed products. Shirts must cover the entire stomach and may not be strapless or spaghetti strapped. Tank tops are acceptable. Shorts must be an appropriate length as to cover the buttocks; a 3” inseam or longer is usually sufficient.
Activities at camp have us on the move, and the terrain is rocky with the occasional cactus. Thus, all campers are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
Bathing suits must be modest. Tankinis and one-piece suits are recommended. For females, no string bikinis or thong swimwear; for males, no speedos. While at the pool, a camp t-shirt will be issued for those who do not bring appropriate swimwear.
Should a camper be dressed inappropriately, the camper will be asked to change into more appropriate clothing.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
In order to keep in the camping spirit, please leave the following items at home. If these items are brought to camp, they will be labeled and stored by staff for the duration of the camp session. Our insurance does NOT cover personal belongings.
Cross Trails Ministry reserves the right to search a camper’s belongings in special circumstances.