Starting in 2018 ALL churches at camp are required to show proof of background screenings for their adult chaperones 18 years of age and older. The church contact may use the following form to list names of those adults and have a church representative sign to show that these adults have been screened through their church. If your church does not currently have record of background checks for your adults on file, there are resources listed on the form to guide you.
Important News for Churches!
The hold forms are here! You can find them on each of the individual camp pages. Each form is specific to the camp page it is attached to, so please make sure that the form you fill out matches the camp you wish to attend.
2018 Summer Camps and Dates!
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Are you new to Tall Timbers, or is this your first summer camp experience? Here are some helpful tips:
-You must register as a church to come to camp. We do not take individual registrations.
-You must register male and female adult chaperones to come with your campers.
-We don’t need every person’s name when you first register, just the total number of males and females coming to camp to secure your church a spot. With online registration now, you will be asked to register with names soon after, so that parents/leaders can fill out the pertinent forms.
-A deposit is required for each camper/adult when you submit registration forms to reserve the space for your church.
-You may choose to stay in cabins or in the Lee Lodge hotel rooms for your lodging. Lee Lodge requires an additional charge with your deposit and is available on a first come, first served basis. Linens and towels are provided in hotel rooms.
-Each camp has its specific forms to submit after registering. Once your church has registered, parents and leaders will be given a code to go online and put in their campers’ information and fill out forms specific for that camp. There may be deadlines to put in your name, info , and t shirt size
So, what kind of camps are there?
Kids Camp is for children who have completed 2nd grade through completion of 6th grade. A typical day at camp would include pool time, a selection of outdoor Tall Timbers recreation, morning Bible study grouped with similar ages, and evening worship. Afternoon recreation is grouped by age group (older boys, younger boys, older girls, and younger girls) and you may try different activities each day or return to your favorites!
Children’s Missions Camp is a mission-focused camp for 1st-6th graders. It is open to all boys and girls, not just those from churches with Royal Ambassador or Girls in Action programs. The camp features a missionary or missionary family that campers get to meet personally and learn about their work with other cultures. The camp schedule also divide campers into groups, but they are in rotations most of the day. Each group rotates to a craft time, missionary time, and go together to specific recreation activities as a full group.
Clear Camps are our full-week youth camps. They are for 7th-12 graders, and 6th graders are welcome if your church youth ministry includes 6th grade. Youth are in Bible study according to grade. Adults also have their own bible study as well as a room with a coffee bar to themselves for the week! There are large group games on the field in the morning (usually one day with water/messy activities), and their choice of outdoor tournaments or indoor activities in the afternoon. Evenings include worship with the Clear Staff band, a Gospel-centered youth evangelist, church group meeting times, and a late night game. Our Clear Camps have been described as similar to the large Centrifuge camps. They are the same impact and worship-driven camps, but available here in Louisiana!
High Pursuit Camp is also a youth camp for 6th-12 graders. It is led by the same Clear Camp staff as the other youth camps, but is a 2 night camp. It has the same impact of Clear Camp, but condensed into a shorter amount of time. High Pursuit has large group games outdoors, but no sports tournaments. This camp was created as a shorter option for smaller churches with bi-vocational staff who may not be able to take off a full week to come with their students.