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.
Building relationships, strengthening bonds, and sharing experiences.
June 5-7 or July 19-21
Family Camp is a great way to introduce your family and first time campers to camp! Your family must have at least one going into K-3rd camper and one parent/guardian to attend. Glen Lake Camp has reserved the necessary hotel rooms to serve family lodging needs. Glen Lake will take care of all hotel reservations and will be at the hotel when families arrive for Family Camp. We will send directions to the hotel one week before the event. The hotel will also provide breakfast meals each morning. We hope these accommodations will allow for families to continue to enjoy the private hotel space for family lodging needs.
Your family will be introduced to the camp experience with all worship and activities taking place at the camp. Camp activities include worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, and small group activities. This includes a T-Shirt.
As a family in today’s world it can be hard to find time to spend together, building relationships, forging stronger bonds, and sharing experiences. At Glen Lake we want to provide a time set apart and a space for families to come and grow in their relationships with each other and with God. Family Camp provides family centered program and activities for all ages. There is time to share in adventures together and time to rest and find renewal in what God has planned for your family. Family camp is a time and place dedicated to strengthening your family while giving you the opportunity to experience the joy and adventure of camp together.
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!
Glen Lake Camp has reserved the necessary hotel rooms to serve family lodging needs. Glen Lake will take care of all hotel reservations and will be at the hotel when families arrive for Family Camp. We will send directions to the hotel one week before the event. The hotel will also provide breakfast meals each morning. We hope these accommodations will allow for families to continue to enjoy the private hotel space for family lodging needs.
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.
If you would like already printed copies of our Summer 2020 Save the Date or our Summer 2020 Posters, please contact our Program Director, Patrick Turkett, firstname.lastname@example.org.