Free Summer Camp for Kids

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’ – Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9 am-noon in the church fellowship hall. Children of all ages are welcome to help, but do need to have an adult present with them.
 
(Note: Additional opportunities to earn credit will be provided in 2020 and will be posted here as soon as dates and details are available.)
 
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.
 
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 2019 Camps & Fees
 
Note: 2020 Dates & Fees will be posted soon here and were recently uploaded to rhodesgrove.com if you’d like to take a peek!
 
$319   Adventure 1 Camp / June 9-14, 2019 / Rising 4th-6th graders
 
$319   Adventure 2 Camp / July 7-12, 2019 / Rising 4th-6th graders
 
$319   Journey 1 Camp / June 16-21, 2019 / Rising 6th-8th graders
 
$319   Journey 2 Camp / July 14-19, 2019 / Rising 6th-8th graders
 
$339   Quest Camp / June 30-July 6, 2019 / 9th-thru 12th graders
 
$140   Day Camp & Swim Camp / June 24-28, 2019 / 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) / July 7-12, 2019 / 6th-9th graders
 
$399   Mustangs & Mavericks 1 Camp / June 9-14, 2019 / 6th thru 8th graders
     Mustangs & Mavericks 2 Camp / June 16-21, 2019 / 7th-9th graders
     Mustangs & Mavericks 3 Camp (Girls only) / July 7-12, 2019 / 6th-9th graders
 
$399   Equestrian Camp / June 30-July 6, 2019 / 8th-12th 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).