Camp 2016 is right around the corner. The community of Heights Students will spend June 15-19 at Carolina Creek Christian Camps this year. We get asked many questions about camp every year and wanted to compile all those questions to one place to help you as you prepare to send your student to camp. Check out these seven most asked questions–
1. Where will my student be going?
Camp this year will be at Carolina Creek in Huntsville, Texas at the Lakeview campus. We will have the whole camp to ourselves and get to bring in our own leaders, programs and personalities for the week. Some of the fun activities that are available at Lakeview include the blob, ropes courses, and a huge swimming pool. They also provide us with a high caliber staff that will be there to help support us, making our vision for this week of camp into a reality. Every group will be staying together in their own cabin and meals are provided at the dining hall where food is prepared daily according to any dietary needs.
2. How can my student request to be with a friend?
When students sign up for camp, there is a portion of the registration process that allows students to request two friends to be placed in a group with. All groups stay together in a cabin. We work hard to honor all requests that are made, ensuring that everyone has a friend in their group.
3. Who will be leading my student?
In Heights Students we have about 70 fantastic lay leaders that invest the gospel in students on a weekly basis through our Sunday morning Bible Fellowships and beyond. These leaders make up the majority of our small group leaders at camp. They are so devoted to pouring into your students, they take time off of work to come and spend the week investing into your student(s). We also have some past Heights Students that are in college that come to lead during camp. All leaders go through an application and background check process to ensure we are putting the most effective leaders with your student(s).
4. What will my student be learning?
The overarching theme for camp this year is The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our helper and great counselor given to Christians by God the Father. Not only does the Spirit convict us of sins, but it also empowers us to do the work of ministry. During camp we will break down why the Holy Spirit has been given to Christians, and what the role of the Holy Spirit is in the life of a Christian. Our goal is for your student to leave camp with a deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit. And we pray that understanding will move all of us to take personal risks to bring the gospel to every relationship like never before.
5. What are the benefits of going to camp?
Camp is an opportunity for your student to get away from their normal routines and focus in on their relationship with Christ. Camp is a fantastic time for students to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and deepen their relationships with Christ. It creates a safe space for asking questions, working through doubts, and bringing sin to light. We also love camp because it allows time for valuable and important community to grow. As Christ followers in a broken world, community is extremely important so that students have people that will encourage and uplift them. You don’t want to miss out on this week!
6. How can I apply for a scholarship?
We never want finances to be a reason that your student(s) is not apart of camp or any other activity that we do in Heights Students. We would love to help you get your child to camp, whatever it takes! Click here to fill out our scholarship application form.
7. How do I sign up for camp?
I’m so glad you asked!! You can sign up for camp by clicking here. Or you can sign up on Sunday mornings up until June 12th in the Atrium outside the worship center or in the Brick. There are two mandatory forms that each student needs to go to camp. There are the 2016 Medical Release Form (if your student went to Chi Alpha 2016, you don’t need to fill this out again) and the Carolina Creek Waiver (every student needs one of these). You can find these forms here. If you have any questions about signing up for camp, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post was written by the Heights Students staff members.