There are two ways you can register for camp: (1) complete a paper form and return it to the camp office with a check or money order or (2) register online and pay with a credit card. This year we are offering an EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT to those who register for camp by June 3rd. In order to receive the discount, the camp office must receive a COMPLETED form WITH PAYMENT on or before our Family Day on Sunday, June 3rd. Registering online by June 3rd will also guarantee the discount.The Early-Bird price is listed under each camp in the brochure and online. EXCEPTIONS: Discount price not available for Lakeside Fishing Camp or Family Camp. Some of our Wilderness Camps and Specialty Camps tend to fill up quickly, so register early!
Once you have registered for camp, you will receive a confirmation postcard by mail or a confirmation e-mail. Please bring that postcard or a print-out of the e-mail with you to camp.
For all on-site camps, fees are refundable with the exception of $25 if the camp office is notified of cancellation at least three days before session starts. There will be no refund for off-site camps unless the vacated spot can be filled.
Souvenir Group Picture
There will be an all-camp group picture taken at each camp session. The group pictures will be available to download from our website at no additional cost. .
Souvenirs, snacks, and miscellaneous items may be purchased at the Canteen. While camp is in session, snacks will be provided for Day Camps and Super Saturday. Campers attending all other Residential Camps will use their own spending money to purchase snack items. The Canteen will open each afternoon and evening during camp session. The costs of snack and drink items range from $.50 to $1.00. Campers are allowed to purchase two items per visit ($2 - $4 per day). All campers will have an opportunity to purchase souvenir items during registration / check-in and at camp closing.
Campers may send out mail from the camp office. Campers should bring paper, envelopes and postage stamps with them. Campers may also receive mail while at camp. Please allow 2-3 days for delivery. DO NOT SEND FOOD!! Food items will be confiscated. Please do not send faxes.
Address mail to:
Name of Session
PO Box 218
West Lebanon, IN 47991-0218
Camp staff is not responsible for mail that does not include camper's name and name of camp session.
If you are register your child for summer camp online, you can sign up for a free telegram service that is connected with your login registration.
If you sign up your camper with paper registration, the telegram service is not available to you. You can send or leave mail at the registration table with instructions on when to deliver it and our camp staff will make sure that your child receives it.
First-Aid / Medical Insurance
There will be a First-Aid Attendant on duty for every camp. All camper medication is to be in ORIGINAL CONTAINERS and turned in to the First-Aid Attendant at camper check-in. Parent or guardian will be notified of camper illness or injury. Campers will be sent home if they have an above-normal temperature or if they are found to have lice. Camper medical insurance is the primary coverage. Uninsured campers must provide the camp office with a letter stating such. In such case, the camp insurance will provide coverage.
homesickness: Campers are encouraged with understanding and compassion to stay at camp and participate in the program. We do not encourage campers to talk to a parent or guardian on the telephone. However, camp personnel will communicate with the parent or guardian about the situation.
JOY Camp (Formerly handi-camp:) Licensed nurses will dispense all medications and tend to the needs of the campers. Campers needing total care must be accompanied by an adult familiar with their individual needs.
Check-In & Pick Up Procedures
Camp check-in and dismissal times are listed in the summer brochure, as well as on the camp confirmation card or e-mail you will receive once you have registered. (NOTE: Indiana is on Eastern Time. Start and End times are listed as EDT.)
If a camper needs to leave the camp at other times, written parental permission must be received by the camp office. Upon departure, camper must sign out in the office, and when camper returns, he/she must sign back in. It is best when the camper does not leave camp while camp is in session. At the end of each event, campers will be dismissed and checked out. For camps that end with a closing program, campers will not be released until the END of the program. Written parental permission must be given to the camp office if a camper is to leave with someone other than a parent or legal guardian.
Camp Staff & Faculty
Volunteers from Hanging Rock's supporting Christian and Church of Christ Churches serve on the team of faculty. School teachers, ministers, parents, college and high school students are an example of those serving. Each Event Coordinator is responsible to provide faculty for his/her event. The faculty works directly with the campers as family group leaders, teachers, worship leaders, social directors, recreation directors, and dormitory chaperones.
Paid employees serve on the team of camp staff. High school and college-age students are hired to serve during the summer camp season to assist the full-time employees with building and grounds maintenance, janitorial duties, food service, dishwashing, lifeguarding and clerical work.
All camp sessions include Bible study and scripture memorization, praise and worship, missionary speakers, games and recreation. Bible drama and skits are included for grades 3-12. Swimming, hiking, lawn games, basketball, tennis, carpetball, ping-pong, foosball, and indoor rock climbing are available for all age groups attending residential camp programs. Additional activities for grades 5-12 include ziplines, rappelling, and low-impact challenge course. Wilderness programs may include the above recreational activities with additional optional activities for 7-12th graders including canoeing, tubing, or horseback riding as planned per Event Coordinator.
sample daily schedule
Residential & Wilderness Camps
||Bible Classes, Worship & Missions|
||Family Groups, Recreation, Canteen/Snacks|
||Worship, Family Groups, Social Activities, Campfire, Devotions, Prayer Circles, Canteen/Snacks|
Event Coordinators plan schedules and activities.
Subject to change per camp.
Youth Camp Curriculum Objectives
Curriculum focus is Christ. In the lower age groups, emphasis falls on the major events of Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and return. Basic attributes of God and Christ are stressed but the focus is on acts and deeds. For Junior or Junior High, the focus shifts to the significance of Jesus, with an emphasis on titles and roles: Messiah, Son of God, Lord, Savior. Jesus' teachings are brought into focus. Senior High campers focus on more complex material: synoptic studies and Christological passages in the epistles. Christ's divinity, pre-existence, humanity, and roles as advocate, judge, and Lord.
Our emphasis is education, encouragement, and help for campers to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and obedience that leads to baptism by immersion.
Campers are introduced to World Outreach through visiting missionaries. Offerings for the mission will be collected at each camp event. All monies received will be given to the mission.