Lutheran Camp Chrysalis
Camper and Parent Information
By coming to camp this summer, you will meet new people, experience the love of Christ, grow in your faith, learn to make just decisions, and become a stronger leader and servant in your home communities.
Know that we have been praying for you and your faith journey. Our staff is eager for your arrival. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
May God bless you all year long,
Camp Chrysalis Director
Chrysalis programs are designed to provide new experiences for campers as they grow older. Lights-out changes depending on the program. Older campers stay up for a selection of night activities, and have the choice to participate in age-appropriate challenge activities. Below is a sample schedule for a day at Lutheran Camp Chrysalis:
7:45am – First Word, an introduction to the day
8:00am – Breakfast
8:45am – Community Meeting
9:30am – Alpha Worship
10:00am – Bible Study
11:00am – Programmed Activities
12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Turtle Time, a time for rest before the afternoon
1:30pm – Programmed Activities
5:30pm – Sing-a-Long
6:00pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Congregational Time
7:30pm – All Camp and Snack
9:00pm – Omega Worship
10:00pm – Night Activities
11:00pm – Cabin Devotions and Lights Out
Camp Chrysalis strives to provide nutritious and satisfying meals. Food is an integral part of our program. Campers come together as a community to share a meal and fellowship. Because we are an intentional Christian community, campers are encouraged to mingle and meet new people. As a community, campers take turns serving each other by serving meals, cleaning up after meals, and washing dishes.
Should a camper not like what is being served, options are available, including cereal at breakfast and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at lunch and dinner.
The following is a sample menu for a typical camp day:
Breakfast – Pancakes, bacon, cereal, milk, fruit, and juice
Lunch – Sandwich bar, macaroni salad, salad bar, cookies, decaf tea, and water
Dinner – Spaghetti, bread sticks, broccoli, salad bar, cake, punch, milk, and water
Snack – Rice Crispy Treats
Special dietary needs can be accommodated with notice. Please specify any need on the campers’ health form. Campers often expend more energy at camp than they do at home. For this reason, campers are encouraged to eat an appropriate amount of food.
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:
- Explore Your Faith
- Try new things and learn new skills
- Be an active part of the Christian camp community
Some camper guidelines are:
- Respect others by using only appropriate language, clothing, actions, and physical contact
- Respect your cabin mates’ privacy, personal space, and possessions.
- Respect and care for the camp facilities and natural environment.
- Respect your safety by staying within camp boundaries, using the buddy system, and telling a staff member if, at any time, you feel unsafe.
- Respect the rules shared with all campers on the first day of camp and those given at specific activity areas during the camp week.
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.
- Sleeping Bag and Pillow
- Towel and Washcloth
- Soap and Shampoo
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Other Toiletries
- Insect Repellent
- Sunscreen and Chap Stick
- Shirts and Shorts – at least one per day of camp
- Modest Swim Suit
- Swim Towel
- Underwear and Socks
- 1 Pair of Long Pants (2 Pairs – LYLE II & III)
- 2 Pairs of Tennis Shoes
- Water Shoes (no sandals) or old pair of tennis shoes
- Sun Hat or Cap
- Light Jacket or Sweatshirt
- Lightweight Rain Coat or Poncho
- Prescription Medications in their original bottle
- Flashlight with Batteries
- Money for Offering
- Pen, Notebook, Envelopes, and Stamps
- Money for the Camp Store
- Sleeping Pad (Extreme Adventures, River Riders, LYLE II & III’s)
LYLE II & III Campers Only:
- Quarters for Laundry
- Laundry Soap
- Phone Card
- Shoes with heal or boots
- Mentor Contact Information (LYLE II Only)
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 sometimes rocky. 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.
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.
- CELL PHONES
- iPods/Mp3 Players
- Gum and Candy
- Curling Irons
- Hair Dryers
- Pocket Knives
- Over the Counter Drugs
- Open Toe Shoes/Sandals
- Tobacco Products
- Alcohol and Illegal Drugs
- Personal Sports Equipment
Cross Trails Ministry reserves the right to search a camper’s belongings in special circumstances.