Free Summer Camp for Kids

 
Watching & Waiting – We are wondering what COVID19 will do to the summer camp schedule just as are you. Rhodes Grove is hopeful to provide camping experiences, but everything is on a ‘wait and see’ basis at this point in time. If camp is held this summer, we will be looking for ways to help your boys and girls attend as usual. In the meantime, please remember to pray for the camp, their administrators and God’s direction for their future ministry.
 
A Little Introduction
Each summer, Jerusalem Chapel provides the opportunity for boys and girls to go to a week of summer camp for free at Rhodes Grove Camp in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Rhodes Grove offers a variety of activities to encourage and challenge the youngest of children through those in their teen years. Campers are encouraged to learn more about God’s Word, to experience new activities, learn to know new friends and possibly even learn a new skill or two – such as archery, horsemanship, swimming, rocketry and on and on. Opportunities are also available for adult and teen staff (ie counselors, wranglers or kitchen crew).
 

What Is Rhodes Grove Camp? Rhodes Grove is a quality Camp and Conference Center located in south-central Pennsylvania.  It has a long-standing reputation for its sound Biblical teaching, creative opportunities, and high energy activities surrounded by a backdrop of ‘rustic’ charm. Whether accompanying a young child on the campus (in the evenings) or dropping your child off for a week of overnight camp, you and your camper are sure to find Rhodes Grove just the beginning of a wonderful camping experience and opportunity to meet new friends while also growing in your knowledge of the Bible. To contact the campground directly call: 717.375.4162 or visit their website at www.rhodesgrove.com.

  
Earn Camp Credit!Campers have an opportunity to ‘earn’ their way to a free week of summer camp each year! For students who choose to participate in fundraisers and service projects, credit is earned each time they participate in an activity (see Camper Policy link below).
 
1st Opportunity for 2020 Camp – ‘Make a Blanket Day’ was held this past October. We had a great turnout of campers! Blankets were gifted to adults and children at the Valley Mission in Staunton, VA.
 
2nd Opportunity for 2020 Camp – Unfortunately, this meal had to be cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions.
Helpers’ for the April 25th Fundraising Meal. Assuming that this meal is held as scheduled, we have opportunities for campers to help with either or both of these options. AM – Morning prep and set-up; PM – Servers & clean-up crew.
 
3rd Opportunity for 2020 Camp – Candy Bar Bouquets, May 9th!  This activity is scheduled for 9 am-12 noon to create bouquets. Then kids will have the opportunity to sell these bouquets to friends and family. More details to come as the date comes closer.
 
4th Opportunity for 2020 Camp – T-Shirt Fundraiser. This fundraiser is postponed until COVID19 restrictions are lifted.
 
Registration Is Easy!  You can register through the church office or directly online at rhodesgrove.com  Here’s a few extra details –
 
1. The registration deadline is typically in early May and is completed either online directly with RGC or can be routed through the church office. However, if you miss that deadline, and if space is still available, it is possible to register late for a nominal fee. Early Bird registration fees are also available in March/April – and sometimes even have perks included as well!
 
2. If you would like to register early with Rhodes Grove – for free stuff and to make sure you have a spot available at the camp of your choice – feel free to do so. However, please make a copy of your registration form, if you are applying for camp credit through the Camper Fund, and turn it into the church office no later than May 1. Camp credit will be applied, or reimbursed, after all fundraisers/projects have been completed for the camping year.
 

Camp Fees – All campers can earn credit to pay up to the total base fee to cover the cost to attend a week of camp!  If a camper chooses to purchase a camp video, camp picture and/or signs up for activities that require additional fees, those are the responsibility of the camper.  Also, for Specialty Camps (Horsemanship, Paintball, etc.) we will pay the base camp fee for their age group, and the outstanding balance will be the responsibility of the camper.

Here is a list of the 2020 Camps & Fees
 
$319   Adventure 1 Camp / June 7-12, 2020 / Rising 4th-6th graders
 
$319   Adventure 2 Camp / July 5-10 / Rising 4th-6th graders
 
$319   Journey 1 Camp / June 14-19, 2020 / Rising 6th-8th graders
 
$319   Journey 2 Camp / July 12-17, 2020 / Rising 6th-8th graders
 
$339   Quest Camp / June 21-27, 2020 / 9th-thru 12th graders
 
$400  Servant Leadership Camp / June 21-27, 2020 / 9th-thru 12th graders
 
$140   Day Camp & Swim Camp / June 29-July 3, 2020 / Rising 2nd-4th graders
 
$160   Adventure & Journey ‘Day Camp’ Option (see RGC website for exact dates)
 
(Note: Day Camps and Swim Camp are not 24/7 camps.  Children must have an adult available to drop them off and pick them up each day, provide for their breakfast and supper meals as well as their lodging.)
 
$399   Wild Wind (Girls only) / June 28-July 3, 2020 / 6th-9th graders
 
$399   Mustangs & Mavericks 1 Camp (Girls only) / June 7-12, 2020 / 6th thru 8th graders
     Mustangs & Mavericks 2 Camp (Girls only) / June 14-19, 2020 / 7th-9th graders
     Mustangs & Mavericks 3 Camp (Girls only) / July 5-10, 2020 / 6th-9th graders
 
$399 Equestrian Camp (Guys & Girls) / June 21-27, 2020 / 8th-12 graders
 
$399  Colts & Cowboys (Guys only) / July 12-17, 2020 / 6-8th graders
 

Camper Policy Click on the link for more information on how you can ‘earn’ your way to a free (or reduced) week of camp).