Family Camp FAQ
What do I need to bring?
∙ Bible and Notebook – we will have both evening sessions and morning devotionals
∙ Bedding – bottom sheets, sleeping bags or blankets, pillows
∙ Towels and Toiletries – bathhouses separate from cabins
∙ Shower shoes/sandals
∙ Swimsuits – one piece, modest swimsuits
∙ Rain gear – we will continue activities in rain unless storms roll in
∙ Hats/Jackets/Sweaters – mornings and evenings can get cooler
∙ Blankets/lawn chairs – for our time at lakefront
∙ Gym shoes – closed toed shoes required for some activities
∙ Water shoes – optional
∙ Modest clothes for warm and cool weather
∙ Bug repellent and Sunscreen
∙ Flashlight – for middle of the night bathroom runs
No pets allowed at camp. No gas lanterns or fireworks allowed at camp. No smoking or alcoholic beverages on camp Harvest property. There are no plug ins for RV’s
What can my family expect from camp experience?
Our goal is to provide the framework for your family to build lasting memories together in God’s creation and in His word. There are prepared family activities and competitions as well as multiple outdoor adventure experiences to choose from. These include: rock climbing, zipline, archery, slingshots, arrow tag, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, as well as the water park activities of the rope swing, iceberg climb, and the infamous blob. You will enter worship together as a family several times throughout the weekend. During evening sessions parents are poured into and encouraged and recharged without kids, and during morning devotions parents are given the tools to lead their own families in a time of learning and devotion.
Why do people come to family camp?
There are dozens of places to go for a vacation, but family camp offers a unique blend of:
∙ getting away from the normal business of life,
∙ having all meals and activities thought out and prepared for you,
∙ enjoying the beauty of God’s creation together,
∙ being encouraged in worship and the word together,
∙ resetting priorities and goals together as a family
∙ setting new patterns and habits
∙ being able to just sink into time with your family
∙ being surrounded by other Christian families seeking the same thing
How does sharing a cabin with other families work?
We have 2 sizes of cabins: cabins that sleep 10 and cabins that sleep 16. Each cabin has one double bed and the rest are bunks. Most families choose to have a cabin of their own as a family, but if you have a close family friendship, it is so fun for the kids to bunk together and have a camp experience where they really bond together through the nighttime giggles and card games that are staple to every youth group camp experience.
Why is camp so expensive?
This is a show up and enjoy experience. We hope that in providing the housing, the meals, the activities, and the programing, that your family can just show up and enjoy the time together. We have hopefully taken the majority of the stress out of planning a family get-away as there is no need for you to plan out each meal and each activity. Other vacations may have the lodging cost and then the activity costs and then each meal cost all separated out while camp will have only one up front cost to this experience. We do our best to keep the cost very reasonable and most of the expense of family camp actually goes towards meals with a little going towards the staffing required to provide the fun activities and programming. We provide 3 good meals each day with healthy salad bar options at each meal as well as accommodating allergies and intolerances to many foods.
Are there scholarships for camp?
We will provide the option when you sign up to partially sponsor another family. Then those families who cannot afford this experience may be given the opportunity to do so through your generosity.
How can we continue to support camp?
Camp Harvest is a ministry of Cultivate Churches. This is a new non-profit organization that was formed with the sole purpose of purchasing this property so that the legacy of the last 20 years might continue on for the next 20 years at least. As a new organization, we need partners. If you have time, talent, or treasure that you would be willing to share with Camp Harvest, we would love to give you that opportunity.
Your time can be volunteered here through various service weeks where we will gather to steward this property to the best of our ability. There will be opportunities to paint or landscape or take on bigger projects to improve the facilities and continue to grow our hospitality and adventure. Keep an eye out on our page for these work trips to be announced, but they will likely be twice a year in the fall and the spring.
If you have a particular talent or gifting, and would like to serve Camp Harvest with that skill, we have year round ministry opportunities where you could partner with us to serve students, families, and pastors with your gifts. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to support us financially, we are looking for partners. As a non-profit, we provide tax letters for all donations. We have the option to take one time donations or monthly commitments as well. Check out our giving page.