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.
Journeying with others to experience community, to discover Christ's character, our God-given gifts, and faith in Jesus Christ.
Summer 2021 Dates Coming Soon!
Expedition Camp is for campers going into 6-8th grades fall of 2021. 6th graders can choose Trailblazer OR Expedition Camp. It is an overnight, weeklong camp. Camp activities include worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, archery, zipline, small group meetings and specialized sessions.
As a middle schooler there is a lot about life to explore. Join us this summer at our Expedition Camps and explore the amazing journey God has for you.
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
Campfire Sing Songs
Parents can check in daily on Glen Lake social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and directly on our website. We work hard to make sure daily photos are posted so you can see all the action. You can also email your camper daily by clicking on our camper mail link.
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 Summer Staff 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.
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.
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If you have questions about Summer Camp, please contact our Program Director, Patrick Turkett at email@example.com
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