Summit Camps are action-packed and skill-focused for youth ages 12-17. Each week is themed for a different area of interest and designed specifically for older youth who may have grown tired of the usual kid’s day camp.
A typical week of Summit Camp involves daily skill sessions in a variety of areas, visits from professional instructors, intense and fun group games, team challenges, outdoor swimming, faith and character development discussion, small group hang outs, and free time.
We always end our camp weeks with a day trip to a new and exciting place. Trips planned for this summer (2019) include:Adventure Bay, Bingemans, Toronto exploring (and a tour at the Art Gallery of Ontario), and a mystery trip on the Leadership Week.
Bring to Camp Everyday:
Start and End Time:
Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-4:30PM & Friday 8:00AM-6:30PM (discuss early drop off/late pick off with staff-additional fees may apply)
9:00 AM- Sign in & Free Time
9:45 AM-Announcements, Morning Snack, and Faith Talk
10:30 AM- Session (cooking, art, sports, music, etc depending on selected week)
12:00 PM-Lunch and Free Time
1:00 PM- Swimming
3:00 PM- Afternoon Snack, Group Game & Chat
3:45 PM- Free Time & Clean Up
4:30 PM-Sign Out
What does the fee cover? Cost includes all special sessions, swimming, daily snacks, and Friday’s trip. Does not include lunches. The Summit Leadership Camp has a reduced cost as our session time will be spent giving back to our community instead of participating in instructed sessions.
Lunch Option: Campers can choose from two lunch options:
Subsidies Available: We can also provide subsidies for families with a gross income under $55,000. Please contact the office if your family can benefit from a subsidy. We want every youth to be able to participate in our camps.
WEEK #1- SUMMIT COOKS: July 8-12, 2019
Learn from the best how to create delicious , interesting, and healthy foods. Also enjoy swimming, games, faith discussion, and Friday’s big trip!
SKILL SESSIONS: BE INSPIRED BY LOCAL CULINARY ARTISANS AS YOU CREATE DELICIOUS, INTERESTING, AND HEALTHY FOODS.
DEVO TIME: FIND OUT WHAT WE CAN DISCOVER ABOUT FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP IN GOD’S WORD.
GROUP GAMES: TAKE A BREAK FROM COOKING AND GET YOUR HEART PUMPING WITH SOME FUN AND ACTIVE GAMES.
SWIMMING: COOL OFF FROM THE KITCHEN AND MAKE A SPLASH WITH SWIM TIME AT A LOCAL OUTDOOR POOL
FIELD TRIP FRIDAY: ADVENTURE BAY (WINDSOR)
Adventure Bay Family Water Park gives you over 35,000 square feet of wild water adventures. Features include giant water slides like the Python, the Whizzard, and the Master Blaster water roller coaster. Have fun at the FlowRider Wave Pool or chill in the Lazy River. We will have a restaurant cater lunch to us in our own private party room for a break from sliding and splashing.
FIELD TRIP FRIDAY SCHEDULE:
WEEK #2- SUMMIT ADVENTURE: July 22-26, 2019
Choose from a number of special activity sessions every morning. In the afternoons enjoy swimming, faith discussion, games, and free time. Finish off the week with Friday’s big trip!
SKILL SESSIONS: DISCOVER YOUR PASSION AS YOU EXPERIENCE A VARIETY OF NEW ADVENTURES IN YOUR CHOICE OF ELECTIVE SESSIONS: DANCE, SPORTS, BAKING, MUSIC, AND ART.
DEVO TIME: DISCOVER MORE ABOUT WHO GOD IS AND WHO HE MADE YOU TO BE.
GROUP GAMES: EVERY DAY IS SOMETHING NEW WITH FUN AND FAST PACED ACTIVITIES AND COMPETITIONS.
SWIMMING: COOL OFF WITH FRIENDS OR SOAK UP SOME SUN AT THE POOL.
FIELD TRIP FRIDAY: BINGEMANS (KITCHENER)
Water slides, wave pool, sun bathing chairs, arcade, volley ball courts, bowling, high ropes, and so much more! This giant water park and recreation centre is the perfect place for adventurers who want a variety of awesome summer fun activities to choose from. Rain or shine, there is always something cool to do. Explore with your small group all of the awesome activities Bingemans has to offer!
TRIP LOCATION AND INFO:
425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3X7, Canada | http://bingemans.com/ 1 519-744-1555
FIELD TRIP FRIDAY SCHEDULE:
WEEK #3- SUMMIT ARTIST: August 12-16, 2019
Bring out the artist in you with sessions in a variety of art styles taught by recognized artists and instructors.. Also have fun with swimming, group games, faith discussion, free time, and Friday’s big trip.
SKILL SESSIONS: Bring out the artist in you with sessions in a variety of art styles taught by recognized artists and instructors.
DEVO TIME: Find out about God as your creator and where you can see his fingerprints in how he has made you.
GROUP GAMES: The free spirit of an artist needs time to play! Get ready for some upbeat and messy games!
SWIMMING: Give your creative mind some refreshment with a dip in the pool.
FIELD TRIP FRIDAY: AGO & TORONTO EXPLORING
The Art Gallery of Ontario is an art museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its collection includes close to 95,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America.
After touring the art gallery and having lunch at the bistro, youth will have a chance to explore the surrounding area with a small group of peers and leaders. Neighbourhood choices include Kensington Market and the Eaton Centre.
TRIP LOCATION & INFO:
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada | https://ago.ca/ | 1 416-979-6648
FIELD TRIP FRIDAY SCHEDULE:
WEEK #4- SUMMIT LEADERSHIP: August 19-23, 2019
If you have completed grade 9 and you are wanting to get more involved as a leader in the community then this week is for you! A bit more work than regular camp, but just as much fun! We will be learning and working together every day in order to build our skills as leaders and stewards of our city. We will also take some time to have fun and celebrate our accomplishments. Volunteer hours and reference letters are available based on participation of activities for this week.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
DEVO TIME: God has made us each able to serve and lead in our own way. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, every person is made uniquely to be part of the community around them. Find out more about what God has to say about you as a young person in leadership.
FIELD TRIP FRIDAY CELEBRATION TRIP: 9:00am-6:00pm
Mystery Trip! Check the “SUMMIT CAMPS BRING IT LIST” to be prepared!
If you are a youth who is 16 or older, we recommend that you apply as a volunteer for the potential of being involved with the camps as a Counselor in Training (CIT) or in the Summer Support Team.
The CIT and Summer Support Teams are created to assist and work alongside the staff and leadership team who will be facilitating all summer programs in order to build into employable skills such as teamwork, work ethic, leadership, planning, and community partnership.
Our desire is that every young person could experience at least one week at camp this summer. Therefore we have some subsidy funding available (thanks to the generosity of our financial partners) to help ease the cost of camp.
For more information, please download the Financial Assistance Application form HERE and follow the instructions. If you require additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the “Let’s Connect” online form at the bottom of this page.