Ohio Youth Ministries Summer Camps are known for three things: a life-changing encounter with God, crazy fun games, and friendships that can last a lifetime.
THREE GREAT CAMPS
YOUTH CAMP // June 19-23, 2017 Youth Camp is for students grades 6-12 (2016/2017 school year)
2017 Prices & Deadlines: $275 by May 8, $290 by May 22, $305 by June 5
HIGH SCHOOL CAMP // June 26-30, 2017 High School Camp is for students grades 9-12 (2016/2017 school year)
2017 Prices & Deadlines: $275 by May 15, $290 by May 30, $305 by June 12
MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP // July 10-14, 2017 Middle School Camp is for students grades 6-8 (2016/2017 school year)
2017 Prices & Deadlines: $275 by May 30, $290 by June 12, $305 by June 26
*Campers may only attend the camp that they are eligible for based on their grade.
2017 CAMPER REGISTRATION
Registration is to be completed online by the parent/guardian of each camper. If you are registering your child as a part of a church group, please talk with your group leader to find out if you need to use a Group Hold code when registering.
2017 GROUP REGISTRATION
If you are a group leader and need to reserve space at Camp for your church group, please request a Group Hold code. Once we receive and process your request, you will receive an email with the Group Hold code that is specific to your group. You can then send parents the link to register online along with the Group Hold code to use when registering.
Benefits of a Group Hold:
- It allows parents to easily register online and the campers are then shown as registered as a part of your church group.
- A Group Hold allows you to customize the Camp price that parents see. Need to add additional funds to cover transportation to and from Camp? No problem! We can add that for you. Or if your church will be paying a portion of the registration fee for each camper, we can customize the price your students’ parents see when they pay for camp.
- A Group Hold allows you to hold space at your preferred Camp for your group. Please note that we will release any unfilled spaces within a Group Hold 1 month before each camp. You will be contacted via email when space needs to be released from your Group Hold.
Room Leader Requirements:
Due to the large number of campers that attend OYM Summer Camps, all churches that bring groups of more than 5 are expected to provide Room Leaders for their campers. The preferred ratio is 1 adult Room Leader for every 7 students of the same gender. Example: 3 male campers and 8 female campers in the group will mean the church must bring 1 male Room Leader and 2 female Room Leaders.
Please direct Room Leaders to complete the application found a few sections below on this page.
Group Transportation to Camp:
It is highly recommended that church groups secure transportation for their campers to and from Camp that would not include Room Leaders as drivers. All Camp staff and Room Leaders must report to Camp for set up and training on the Sunday night before Camp and therefore cannot be available to drive campers to Camp on Monday.
A 2017 Summer Camp shirt is available to pre-order until May 20, 2017 for $10. A limited quantity of the shirts will also be available for purchase at Summer Camp for $15.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please read through the FAQ for Parents and FAQ for Group Leaders for answers to your Summer Camp related questions.
PRINT MATERIALS REQUEST
Posters and paper registration forms are available to be mailed to your church by request.
*Summer Camp promo materials are available below. These can be customized and printed as needed.
*Camper registration is now completed online. Paper registration forms are located below in order to help youth pastors collect information from students.
SUMMER CAMP PROMO MATERIAL
Please use the provided Summer Camp graphics to promote the event in your church, on social media, and to your friends.
DISCOUNTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
HEART FOR OHIO CHURCH DISCOUNT
Heart for Ohio participating churches receive a $25 discount per camper. The discount can be requested during the online registration process. Upon receiving the camper application, Ohio Youth Ministries will verify that the camper’s church is a current Heart for Ohio church and will approve the discount.
If you are a parent and are unsure if your church is a Heart for Ohio participating church, please speak with your pastor or church office.
A fund is in place to receive donations to help students with a financial need attend camp. To request financial assistance, complete the 2017 Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application and submit to Ohio Youth Ministries by May 1, 2017 to be considered for the 2017 Summer Camps. Scholarships are granted based on the availability of funds.
To make a donation to the Summer Camp scholarship fund, make your check payable to Ohio Ministry Network and mail to Ohio Youth Ministries – Camp Scholarship, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240.
$50 CHURCH CERTIFICATES
The $50 church certificated that have been mailed to every Assemblies of God church in Ohio in the past are no longer available. In lieu of this discount, please complete the above scholarship application for any student from your church who may need the financial assistance.
Many churches provide fundraising opportunities for their students attending Summer Camp. Talk to your pastor or camp group leader to find out more about fundraising.
Are you a pastor, parent, or leader with some experience fundraising for Summer Camp? Share your ideas below! We will post the top ideas here to help inspire others in their fundraising endeavors.
APPLY TO BE A ROOM LEADER
The success of Summer Camp depends on volunteers who dedicate a week (or two or three!) of their summer to serve campers as their Room Leader. We accept applications from eligible adults who are pastors, youth leaders, parents, college students, and those who were personally impacted when they were a camper and now want to give back.
Applicants must be at least 20 years of age to volunteer at combined grades Youth Camp and High School Camp and at least 18 years of age to volunteer at Middle School Camp. No exceptions.
Please read over the Room Leader FAQ thoroughly before submitting your application.