UCG announces camp information
By Mac Overton
The United Church of God, Milford, Ohio, will sponsor seven summer camps and one winter camp in the United States this year, the church announced recently.
The summer camps will be at Pinecrest campground at Fredericktown, Mo.; Camp Oakhurst in California; Camp Woodmen, Blountsville, Ala.; Teton Challenger Camp, Wyoming; Camp McKenzie, Eugene, Ore.; Camp Carter, Fort Worth, Texas; and Camp Heritage, Farmington, Pa.
Applications for summer camps are due May 1.
The winter camp will take place in December at William Bay, Wis. Applications for that camp are due by Nov. 1.
Children and youths who do not regularly attend with United may attend, providing they read and agree to comply with the "Code of Conduct." Parents or guardians are required to read the statement of consent on the application form. If discipline problems arise, the camp director can send a camper home at his parents' expense.
All camps include Christian-living instruction.
Here are camp dates and other details:
Pinecrest is in the piney woods of eastern Missouri. Campers will participate in ropes courses, rock climbing and rappelling, swimming, canoeing, softball, basketball, volleyball, archery and riflery.
Activities will include a high-ropes course, swimming, flag football and basketball.
Activities, based on qualifications and certification of the volunteer staff, may include archery, basketball, canoeing, crafts, dance, nature and environmental studies, fishing, flag football, orienteering, outdoor-living skills, riflery, high and low ropes courses, softball, swimming, volleyball and water sliding. A variety of evening programs and a fireworks display are planned.
The base camp is in Colter Bay Village within Grant Teton National Park. All housing will be tents. Most bathing will be in a cold lake, with an occasional quick shower. The camp schedule includes hiking, rock climbing and rappelling, adventure canoeing and white-water rafting. A three-day backpacking trip is set for older campers who qualify.
A nearby lake will allow swimming, kayaking and waterskiing. Activities will also include archery, arts and crafts, basketball, flag football, hiking, newspaper production, volleyball, a ropes course and softball. Optional classes may include swing dance, golf and introductory self-defense.
Camp Carter is the only United camp to offer horseback riding. Activities will also include basketball, crafts, flag football, swimming, waterskiing and volleyball. A dance class is planned. A newsletter-journalism class and a wilderness-skills class may be offered, depending on staff availability.
The Adventure program will include softball, archery, tennis, riflery, flag football, canoeing, Christian living and manners. A highlight will be a primitive-caving experience at Laurel Caverns.
The Challenger program will include volleyball, softball, water sports, basketball, Christian living and manners, shotgun skeet shooting, wall climbing, tomahawk throwing, introductory journalism and wilderness survival.
Activities may include cross-country skiing, snow flag football, floor hockey, capture the flag, dance, Web-page design, arts and crafts, relationships and astronomy.
Activities will include basketball, volleyball, Christian living, toboggan and tubing, and novelty games.
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