We have been given permission to hold camp at 60% capacity! We are so excited and ready to see everyone this year. There will be some changes to our registration process and differences while campers are here, but we want to make sure to inform you before you arrive with your camper. Please view our Covid Policies & Procedures file (link below) before you register your child.
Please let us know if you have any questions!!
Main Camp (First Chance, Primary Sleepover, Junior, Intermediate & Senior) - Air Conditioned Dorms & Cafeteria. Located at our Main Camp Facility.
Wilderness Camp (Girls Wilderness, Wilderness 1, 2 & 3, Field & Stream)- No Electricity, Open Air Cabins, Running (hot) water. Located at our Wilderness Camp.
Primitive- Located in the woods, tents used for sleeping. Outhouse style restroom. (Goes to Wilderness Camp for showers)
First Chance 1 & Primary Sleepover 1
Passport to the Promised Land
Do you like to travel? We went to the beach last year. You have to do lots of things to get ready for a trip. You have to pick the destination and pack before you go. Depending on how far away you go you might have to do something else. One time we went to another country so we had to get passports. You have to get your picture taken and answer questions and wait a while before you can get your passport. When you finally reach your destination it is worth the wait!
One place we all want to go is Heaven. But there’s only one way to get there. His name is Jesus and I hope to see you at First Chance 1 and Primary Sleepover 1 so we can talk more about it!
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
“Rescue Story”. We will be reviewing God’s plan to rescue us from the coming darkness...giving us our Rescue Story and a future in the eternal kingdom of Christ, the Son.
Colossians 1:13-14 (NLT) 13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
Have you ever felt trapped? As students, many things can make you feel burdened, or trapped. Negative relationships, school, sports, rules, homework…the list goes on and on. The most burdensome thing you can face, however, is sin. Sin traps us. It paralyzes us. It separates us from God. BUT! This word is huge! BUT, in CHRIST, we do not have to be enslaved to sin. It is through Him we can truly be free.
In Romans 6:22-23, Paul is writing to the Romans to make sure they understand what it truly means to follow Christ:
”But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Apart from Christ, we will always feel trapped. No matter how hard we try to choose happy by making new friends, being awesome at a sport or being the straight A student, we will never truly experience freedom without knowing the love of Jesus. We can choose to be enslaved to one of two things: sin or righteousness. Both have consequences, and both are drastically different. One brings burden, chaos and death, while the other brings joy, peace and eternal life. God wants us to find real freedom in Him. Are you ready to experience this freedom? Are you ready to be truly FREE?
We are in the middle of a battle, a spiritual battle. But we are not left to try and fight alone. In Joshua 1:9, God promised Joshua He would be with Joshua wherever he went. That promise applies to us too. God has also given us the armor and weapons we need for the battle. We will be learning about our armor and weapons, how to use them, and how to identify and resist the enemy’s strategies. We will also be learning some outdoor skills and enjoying some outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and more. Be sure to bring some extra clothes and shoes that are ok to get wet and muddy. Rain boots are also a good thing to bring.
Optional items to bring: cot or air mattress, camping chair, hammock
Field & Stream
“Here I am, send me”
In Isaiah 6:8 we see the commissioning of Isaiah. In the midst of his commissioning we here God asking “who should I send as a messenger to this people” Isaiah’s response is “Here I am, send me”. During this week we will be focusing on God’s call in our lives wherever that might be and responding to His call with purpose and action. We will be looking at biblical figures and Gods call on their lives and having to hold strong to our faith even until the end. We will also be involved in many outdoor activities like skeet shooting (all guns will be under lock and key until being used under close supervision), fishing, and just about any outdoor fun we can think of.
JOURNEY: A Calling to Change
Gain a sense of calling and purpose by considering the ways God can use you to meet physical and spiritual needs of His other children. During this week we will learn how Jesus responded to the urgent needs of people in the days that He walked the earth. Be inspired to take action in the plans the Lord is calling us to. Discover ways we can be an active member of His mission. Come be inspired and determined to refuse to stand by while people die without coming to Jesus. Come to a week to learn how to be part of the Change! It’s a journey to your heart and a need to change.
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. 5 Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. 6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’”[a] Luke 3:4-6
In addition to all the recommendations for your week of camp, make sure to bring plenty of old clothes and old tennis shoes, so we can play in the creek, slide down Wilderness slide, play Ga-Ga ball and make memories to last forever!
Angling & Aquatics
We will travel to beautiful Lake Barkley, and spend time in God’s word. We will spend time worshiping God in song around the campfire, and listen to others share from God’s word. In addition, we will be meeting new people, sharing God’s love in a game of basketball, or round of putt-putt. We will have a blast catching and eating fish, or swimming with them in the lake. Or…maybe just swimming or tanning at the pool. Enjoy making memories when you take out the kayaks, paddle the water on paddleboards, or bounce the waves while tubing.
This week we will learn how to be a “Happy Camper” in the world we live in through living by God’s words of wisdom. Learn the need to accept one another, bear with one another, serve one another, forgive one another, and love one another. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
Independence-What Does It Take to Revolutionize My Faith
When push comes to shove where do you stand when it comes to owning your own faith?
It's a personal decision to follow Christ, yet does what you believe, how you believe, and how you live out your relationship with Christ truly belong to you or someone else? Join us as we explore and discover what your faith, independent from others, looks likes, feels like, and can become.
The Bible tells us that Jesus is to be the first love of our lives. The world tries to get us to love it instead. How can we tell which we love more?
It has to do with where we Abide. If we abide in Jesus, we will live for Him. If we abide in the things of the world, we’ll live for them instead. But only one will lead to eternal life.
Join us for Intermediate I, “Abide,” as we learn what it means to Abide in Jesus. We’ll get into the Word, have all kinds of fun, and prepare for the eternity that Jesus is preparing for us!
Primitive Wilderness (BOYS)
A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
This year we will be looking into the stories of “Wild Men” of The Bible; from Cain and Able, Noah, Sampson, John The Baptist and The Demon possessed man. Looking at how The Lord worked through their lives, and how we can use their stories as examples to mold our walks as men of faith. We will also learn skills to help us live in God’s storehouse. From trapping, fishing, foraging, finding our way through the woods, and building a fire with things found in the wilderness. If you have a fishing pole feel free to bring it. With the fish we catch we will have a fish fry the last night. We may even go frog gigging, and craw dad catching. Also on our hikes we will do some foraging for things we can eat as well like wild mushrooms and greens. Our Mission for the week will be Camp Calvary. We will do small jobs to help give back to the camp that has touched so many lives over the years. We will also have hatchet throwing competitions as well as trap shooting. It looks to be a full week of fun and fellowship, where we will learn Gods word and how to live off the land.
GLOW- Go Love our World
We live in a world that is messy. Sin and darkness are becoming common, and no one is stopping it. We need young people to step up and speak the truth. The definition of glow is to shine with a steady light. Glow teaches kids how to shine bright for Jesus and empower them to be a light and let their light shine in a dark world. Imagine a life full of light! The presence of light has the ability to transform life. The warmth and beauty that comes from being in the light is inspiring. We want to challenge students to see their light and how it exists in them. We are light and we are a consistent glow that brings warmth to the world.
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” – 1 John 4:4
What is standing against you? What are you up against? I want to tell you a secret: Whatever it is, it is not greater than God. This world is full of things – ideas, fears, worries, idols, obstacles, desires – that will do their best to stand in the way or convince us that we are powerless. On our own we don’t stand much of a chance against them, but with God, nothing is impossible. In fact, God is GREATER THAN anything we will stand against.
During Senior 2, that’s the truth we are going to learn, that no matter what stands against us or holds us back, God is Greater. And we’ll look at lots of biblical examples that prove that very point – that the one that is with us is GREATER than the one that is in the world.
First Chance 2 & Primary Sleepover 2
TRANSFORMED (Rom. 12:2, 1 Cor. 3:18)
The Bible tells us that we are all TRANSFORMERS, we are being transformed into His image. This year we will be looking at how God wants to transform every part of us from our eyes and ears to our hearts and minds. We will be using a Transformers theme as we learn about how Christians are “More Than Meets The Eye”.
At First Chance 2 and Primary Sleepover 2 we try to offer the kids a look at all the great things camp has to offer. We have less time than many of the camps, but we pack a lot into it so that the kids get a taste of what camp life is like. They will get to experience the waterslide, family groups, campfires, music, wagon rides, Bible teaching, delicious treats, Bible memory, games, crafts, making new friends, and so much more.
During this week of camp we will be diving into all the things that Christ is and can be in our lives if we allow Him to be. We will also be looking at the things we are and can be with Him in our lives. Activities include creek fun,(where closed toed shoes are required for that time), .22 rifle shooting, and archery. We also plan on traveling to Willisburg Christian church on a camp wagon ride adventure for fireworks (weather permitting). We are new Deans for this week of camp, but definitely not new to wilderness. Allison Noort has helped with Wilderness 1 for the past 10+ years, loves every minute, and can’t wait to start this new adventure as dean. Allan Noort will be co-dean, has worked Wilderness 1 several years and brings a lot of support, fun, and excitement. We look forward to learning more about Christ, having fun, and fellowship with your children this week of camp!
Do you enjoy Planet Earth? Do you look forward to Shark Week on the Discovery Channel each year? Is Finding Nemo or Finding Dory one of your top Disney films? If so, then you’re going to love Junior II at Camp Calvary. The Bible says, “Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can separate us. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love, because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.” (Romans 8:39 NIRV) You know, the sea contains many wondrous sights created by God. And when we go under the sea and take a closer look, we discover that the sea has much to teach us about God. So, join us as we take the dive…and go DEEPER with our FAITH.
We will be travelling to the Beattyville area in eastern KY to assist in the recovery efforts from the flood that devastated the community back in March. We will laugh a lot, eat great food, and dive into God's word as we serve people. We are going to dive deep into the life of Jesus and study how we can "Walk as Jesus Walked".
Faith Over Fear
Graduating seniors and college age students, come and join us for 3 nights and 4 days at Prizer Point, Lake Barkley, Kentucky. We will spend our days digging into God’s word and spending time together on the water: fishing, tubing, swimming, and enjoying God’s creation.
This past year we have lived in a world filled with fear. Those of us in Christ believe what the scriptures say in 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. Perfect love drives out fear.” We are going to be looking at how we can have peace in the midst of chaos, confidence when there is so much uncertainty, and faith over fear. Our prayer is that this week of camp, you will learn to trust God more than you ever have before and give him all your fears and anxieties.