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Winter Camp 2017
Location: Lake Geneva Camps and Conference Center, W2655 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Camper Age Range: 12 to 18
Camper Tuition: $325 (before Dec. 1); $350 after Dec. 1
Staff Tuition: No charge (minimum age 18)
Dates: December 27, 2017 to Jan 2, 2018 (staff arrives Dec. 26 late afternoon)
Where: Lake Geneva, WI (southern Wisconsin)
Winter Camp has a rich history going back to 1995 and this unique camp continues to offer campers a special way to experience the Zone in late December. This year there will be no overlap with Winter Family weekend (WFW ends December 26) and Winter Camp begins December 27 in the afternoon. Our new Winter Camp facility offers several new activities for campers, including two indoor climbing walls, screamer giant swing, and a full-size gym for volleyball, basketball and bubbleball. There is also a fire-pit, broomball court, sports fields and paintball will also be offered. If there is snow there will be snowboarding and tobogganing. Additional activities include capture the flag, dance class, two dances and team building. The activity schedule will includes plenty of time for social-mixers. But Winter Camp is built around a solid core of Christian living and other Bible instruction tailor-made for campers. Campers will enjoy building friendships with one another while enjoying their time at Winter Camp.
Dates: December 27, 2017 – January 2, 2018 (Wednesday through Tuesday). Campers should arrive between 1:00-3:00 p.m. December 27 (no conflict with WFW); staff should arrive December 26 by 5:00 PM (virtually no conflict with WFW). (More details will be provided upon acceptance).
Tuition: $325 ($350 after December 1st)
• Climbing Wall
• Giant Swing
• Amazing Race
• Game Room
• Field sports
• Team building
• Dance class
*final activity schedule to be determined in December*
• Compass Check
• Christian Living Classes
• Bible Q/A
• Interactive Bible class/Bible Bowl
• Sabbath Services
• Get acquainted bunko
• Fellowship and fun in the Gymnasium & Game Room
• 2 Camp dances
• Dorm skits
• Staff fellowship opportunities
• Variety Show
• Fire pit
Arriving flights should be on December 27 by noon. Departing flights should be on January 2 but not before noon. Free transportation will be provided between camp and these airports: Mitchell (Milwaukee), O’Hare and Midway (Chicago).
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2017 Winter Camp (Lake Geneva Camp and Conference Center, WI)
United Youth Camps Dress Code:
At United Youth Camps our goal is to honor God the Father and Jesus Christ and this includes being a good example in our dress, appearance, speech and conduct (1 Timothy 2:9; 4:12). Some examples of low standards of dress and appearance are body piercings (other than earrings for girls), short shorts, trousers or other clothes that show underwear, clothing that is revealing (including midriffs), clothing that displays inappropriate messages, unnatural hair colors and inappropriate hair lengths (shorn for girls or long for guys). Clothing such as halter-tops and spaghetti strap tops are not appropriate at our camps due to the nature of our camp activities. Campers and staff of United Youth Camps are asked to reflect modesty and purity in their dress and appearance.
Items required to bring to camp:
· Sleeping bag or Bedding (sheets/blanket)
· Bible, notebook, pen
· Towel(s) and washcloths (no towels are provided)
· Water bottle/thermos
· Slippers/thick socks (for the dorm rooms)
· Warm coat, warm hat, warm gloves (several pairs because they get wet)
· Snow boots or warm outdoor shoes/boots – waterproof is good. (Tennis shoes are not warm.) 8-9 pairs of socks (Consider at least one pair of wool socks especially for outdoor activities). Wool warms when wet, cotton does not).
· Shoes – tennis shoes
· 4-5 pairs of jeans/sweat pants
· 6-7 shirts
· Undergarments - bring enough
· Clothing for the camp dance: This year we will be having two dances – one casual and one semi-formal. For the casual dance, jeans and nice shirts (no t-shirts) are okay. For the semi-formal dance Sabbath wear is the expected dress (nice slacks, nice shirt for the young men and dresses, skirts or dress slacks for the young ladies (appropriate for dancing).
· Comfortable shoes for the dance
· Sabbath clothes and dress shoes: Girls—dress or skirt. Boys—suit or shirt & tie. Remember, we come before God at the Sabbath.
Items suggested to bring:
· Enough clothes—because layers are better for warmth.
· Packets of “Emergen-C” (or a similar vitamin drink powder available at most stores)
· Disposable hand-warmers and foot-warmers (each usually lasts 8-10 hours)
· Sweat suits and/or sweatshirt
· Snow suit and/or snow pants
· Night clothes (warm)
· Flip flops for in the shower or bathroom
· Materials to make Sabbath notes if you desire
· Alarm Clock (especially for counselors) – campers may not use cell phones for photos or alarms
· A digital camera
· A small amount of cash for the Game Room
· A rain poncho in case of rain instead of snow
· Remember to write your name on all personal items, including Bibles and cameras.
(Activities are subject to change due to weather conditions or other factors.) Climbng Wall, Giant Swing, Bubbleball, Volleyball, Basketball, Paintball, Tobogganing/Snowboarding (if snow), Amazing Race, Field Sports, Team Building, Dance Class, Amazing Race, Bible Class, 2 Dances, Broomball, Bunco and lots of fellowship time.
Variety Show – Special Music:
We are planning to have a variety show during Winter Camp. If you play an instrument, sing a song, or write poetry we would love to have you participate. Please bring instruments, accompaniment music or whatever you need along with you to camp. If you play an instrument and would like to play for hymn singing or hymns on Sabbath, please bring any necessary items with you. Remember to bring your music stand and transposed hymnal if you have one.
Staff Cell Phone Policy: If needed, staff may use cell phones during personal time.
Camper Cell Phone Policy: Campers are not allowed to have cell phones at camp. If brought by campers, the cell phones will be collected at check-in by designated camp staff. Campers will be permitted to check-out their phones to call home some evenings during fellowship time. Campers should plan to bring a camera or alarm clock if desired (though not needed) as cell phones are not to be used for those purposes. We look forward to seeing you at camp. Let us know if you have any questions. And please pray for God’s blessing on our camp program.
Steve Nutzman on behalf of the Winter Camp Staff