Regular Registration Deadline: July 1
After July 1 – Add $30/registration
Dates: July 15-19, 2019
Location: Hidden Acres Christian Center – Dayton, IA
- Students just finishing elementary may elect to go to either Youth or Kids Camp.
- NO PAYMENT WILL BE RECEIVED WHEN SUBMITTING REGISTRATION.
- Submit payment to your youth director who will receive an emailed copy of your registration.
- Checks should be made out to your local church.
- Designed for families sending multiple children to Open Bible Youth or Kids Camps.
- Discount only available to churches affiliated with Open Bible. • Second child’s registration fee will be $219.
- Third child and all additional children will be $199 each.
Registration includes: All meals, lodging, services, camp t-shirt, activities, events, and camp materials. Please note that camp meals begin with dinner on Monday and end with breakfast on Friday.
Registration does not include: Transportation to/from camp, related travel expenses, or money for snack shack.
What to bring:
Here is a list of items a camper will need to bring or may wish to bring to camp this summer: great attitude, bedding, (pillow and blankets or sleeping bag), toiletries, towels, Bible, pen, swimsuit (one-piece), clothes that can get dirty at game time, and spending money.
We will operate a Snack Shack featuring bottled water, juice, soda, chips, candy, and other snacks. Most students bring $15-20 to spend at the Snack Shack.
What not to bring:
Phones, laptops, tablets, kindle readers, tobacco, alcohol, narcotics, pornography, weapons of any kind, fireworks, or other combustible materials. Possession any of these items may result in immediate dismissal from camp.
Mobile phone policy
Phones and other electronic devices will not be allowed to be used at camp. If they come with the camper, the device will be taken from them, placed in a protected area, and returned prior to departure from camp. The primary reason for this is attention. Our hope and goal is to encourage our students to take their focus off the electronic world and pay attention to God and the friends around them. If a parent is concerned about connectivity with their student, please speak with your youth director or pastor.
Everyone must wear shoes when walking on the grounds.
Guys – Shirts must be worn at all times, except in the pool or at the lake and if you are a ‘skin’ for basketball. Your shorts need to stay up around your waist. For swimming, guys must wear swim trunks that stay up, no speedos and no cut-offs.
Ladies – Your shirt and pants should touch. Your shorts or skirts should be at least mid-thigh. For swimming, ladies must wear modest one-piece suits. If you have a two-piece, you must wear a t-shirt over it.
Staying in dorms at night
Most of the girls’ dorms will have bathrooms and showers inside the same facility with them. Boys will need to leave their cabin and walk a short distance to the bathhouse. At night, girls may not leave their dorm buildings under any circumstances. Boys may leave their cabins for the purpose of going to the bathroom but not leave the cabin/bathhouse area. Any student found, for any reason, outside of these confines will immediately forfeit the remainder of his or her camp experience. No warnings. No exceptions. No refunds.
Fighting, intimidating, or verbally abusing anyone, camper or staff, is not permitted and may result in the camper losing their privilege of finishing camp. Public displays of affection are not allowed during camp.
Use the brain God gave you
When you make decisions during camp week, use common sense and treat other people the way you would want to be treated. Also, show respect for the campgrounds.
Pastor Ben Carter has been in the ministry for over 17 years, where he has served as a youth pastor and a campus pastor. He is passionate about reaching the youth because his life was changed on a youth retreat while he was in high school, and it was there that he felt God wanted him to pursue full-time ministry. Ben is determined to use any influence God has given him to bring hope to all those he encounters.
Ben and his wife, Ginger have been married for 12 years and have three kids: Payton, Kinley, and Judah. He is also an avid Chicago Bears fan and loves to represent his new J’s any chance he can get! Maybe he’ll be the next preacher in sneakers!