GLEN LAKE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER
strives to create a Christian
environment where authentic relationships are formed. Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Discovering independence, new interests, and a solid foundation.
JUNE 18-23, 2023
JULY 25-30, 2023
JULY 16-21, 2023
JULY 23-28, 2023
Elementary Camp is ONE COMBINED CAMP for campers going into 3rd-6th grade in the fall of 2023. It is an overnight, week-long camp with special activities for each grade! 5th-6th graders get to ZIPLINE! Camp activities include worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, archery, small group meetings, and specialized sessions. Campers are divided between 3rd & 4th / 5th & 6th. Different grade levels are eligible for different activities.
As a child and preteen life is full of new trails to venture down. Join us this summer at our Elementary Camps and discover the trails that God wants you to take.
Each day, campers will awake and experience FUN they will never forget. Our program hires talented and dedicated Summer Staff and we also welcome volunteers from camper’s churches and communities to be part of the Glen Lake experience!
Individual Camp housing is well-situated in the heart of this campus. Our standard and deluxe cabins are walking distance from the Dining Hall, Lake, Sports Courts, and Games Fields. Boys and girls are divided into separate climate-controlled cabins with other campers of the same age. Standard cabins hold anywhere from 14-20 people with community-style bathrooms and is staffed by two Summer staffers and one volunteer. Deluxe cabins hold 18-20 people. Roommate requests within the same age range are honored as accommodations permit and can be made during the registration process.
A SAMPLE DAY WOULD INCLUDE:
Songs & Skits
Evening Group Activity
Arts & Crafts
Zipline (5th grade and older)
Campfire Sing Songs
Glen Lake strives to hire spiritually mature college students to serve at our summer camps. We tour around during the fall and early spring recruiting from many different colleges to find students who have a heart for Jesus, service, and adventure. It is a tall order but in it we see God provide each summer with an amazing set of students to fill our staff. We also spend a week or more training the staff to our camp’s specific needs and with Ministry Safe trainings. During the hiring and interview processes we run background checks and reference checks. Glen Lake Summer Staff become the hands and feet during camp. They pour love and encouragement into each camper as they serve in this amazing way. Glen Lake also has Junior Counselor and Volunteer programs that help provide support to our Summer Staff and campers during the summer.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Camper safety is of the upmost importance at Glen Lake. Our staff are all First Aid and CPR certified and complete Ministry Safe trainings. We follow Ministry Safe guidelines when staffing a minimum of 2 adults per cabin. We train and certify staff to lifeguard at our water activities and our Zipline, climbing wall, and low ropes. We follow state camp licensing requirements. Glen Lake also has a Camp Nurse that provides medication dispersant, first aid, and works with families to determine the course of action should an illness arise. Glen Lake is also less than 1 mile from the Glen Rose Medical Center should the need arise for more advanced medical care.
FOOD & DINING SERVICES
Glen Lake strives to provide camper friendly options in our menus. Breakfast offers daily hot options and a fruit and cereal bar option. Lunch offers a hot option and a full salad bar. Dinner offers a hot option and dessert along with a full salad bar and various drink selections. In an attempted to prevent dehydration Glen Lake does not serve soda at meals, nor does it sell soda in our Snack Shack. We encourage campers to drink lots of water. Glen Lake does understand the need for special dietary restrictions due to allergies or health concerns. We do our best to provide several options at each meal or provide a space to store or warm up food brought from home. If you have a concern or special dietary restrictions please contact our office and we can work with you to make a plan.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you have questions about Summer Camp, please contact our Program Director, Patrick Turkett, firstname.lastname@example.org.