2019 SUMMER CAMP Class Information

There are 3 class periods where the campers can select. Campers attending Junior, Tween, and Teen camps will be able to select their classes online when they register.

ADVENTURE CAMP (June 9-16) Ages 7-10

Adventure Campers will participate in set activities together with their cabin so no classes need to be selected for this camp.

JUNIOR CAMP* (June 16–23) Ages 10-12

CRAFT

RECREATION

NATURE

Candles

Canoeing

Amphibians

Ceramics

Challenge Course

Bible Discovery

Kitchen Creations

Disc Golf (1st Period Only)

Chemistry

Kite-Making

Fishing

Mammals

Leathercraft

Horses

Marine Invertebrates

Model Rockets

Rock Climbing

Rocks & Minerals

Pinewood Derby

Swimming I (2nd Period Only)

Sand

Swimming II (3rd Period Only)

You’ll Get Wet

Water Ski/Wakeboarding

TWEEN CAMP* (June 23-30) Ages 12-14

CRAFT

RECREATION

NATURE

Archery

Canoeing

Amphibians

Candles

Challenge Course

Bible Discovery

Ceramics

Disc Golf (1st Period Only)

Chemistry

Kitchen Creations

Fishing

Mammals

Model Rockets

Horses

Marine Invertebrates

Woodburning

Rock Climbing

Rocks & Minerals

Woodworking

Swimming I (2nd Period Only)

Sand

Swimming II (3rd Period Only)

You’ll Get Wet

Water Ski/Wakeboarding

TEEN CAMP (June 30-July 7) Grades 9-12

#ADULTING

RECREATION

NATURE

Baking

Archery

Amphibians

Car Care

Basketball

Bible Discovery

Ceramics

Beach Bumming

Chemistry

Cooking

Canoeing

Mammals

DIY

Horses

Rocks & Minerals

E.Q.

High Adventure

Sand

Goal-Matting

Kayaking

Marine Invertebrates

Mosaic

Soccer

You’ll Get Wet

Natural Remedies

Waterfront Adventures

Personal Finance

Water Ski/Wakeboarding

Plein Air Art

Seasoning

Welding

Wet-Felting

Woodburning

Woodworking

* Select one class from each area.


 Class Descriptions

  All classes with an * do not have pathfinder honor associated with the class.


CRAFTS All craft classes will be taught in the craft building with the exception of Kitchen Creations, Woodworking, and Bible Discovery. The goal of this class is to create things with our hands.

Candles: Campers will make all kinds of candles, including: free-form sand, layered colored, ice, dipped, floating and more. You will also learn about different types of wax and wicks. For more information, check out the Candle Making Honor.

Ceramics: Campers will have the choice to paint a mug, vase, cookie jar, and more. They will also learn that Bisque is not a soup and greenware is not found in the kitchen drawer. For more information, check out Ceramics Honor

Kite-Making: Campers will use their imaginations to soar to great heights in this class. Have fun learning to make a cool-looking, fly-able kite!

Kitchen Creations: Enjoy the kitchen? Enjoy taste testing? In this class, you will have an experience with at least three ingredients, that when put together can never go wrong: flour, oil and sugar. But more than baking sweets, you will also learn health benefits of certain foods, and the chemistry behind bread! To learn more information, see Baking Honor.

Leathercraft: In this class you’ll learn how to poke, cut, hammer, and impress leather to do exactly what you want it to do. You’ll also learn about different kinds of leather, and how they are used.

Model Rockets: 3…2…1… blast off! In this class, you will spend the week building model rockets and experience the thrill of launching them at the end of the week. For more information, check out Model Rocketry Honor

Pinewood Derby: Learn to make a pinewood derby car and race with your fellow campers! For more information, see Pinewood Derby.

Woodworking: You will learn to design your own wooden project with our experienced instructor using a variety of machinery. Safety is always our main concern.

Woodburning: Use your creativity and a router to burn your unique design into a piece of wood.


Recreation: Recreation classes meet all around camp, and are a way for you to spend time with your peers, get exercise, and enjoy God’s gifts of life, health, air, and sunshine.

Archery: Sharpen your aim and shooting skills. Your instructor will show you the safest and best way to enjoy the sport. With practice, maybe you can hit the bullseye! (Offered at Tween and Teen camps only.) For more information, see Archery honor

High Adventure: You will learn to work as a team as well as overcome the fear of the Leap of Faith. Each class will have time set aside to build relationships with your classmates and challenge your skills of climbing!

Challenge Course: Jump off the Leap of Faith, dangle thirty feet in the air in the High Ropes Course, and conquer the Team Wall in the Challenge Course Class. In this class, you will conquer your fears, learn leadership skills, and build teamwork.

Rock Climbing: Conquer your fears climb to the top of the rock wall in the Rock Climbing class. In this class, you’ll complete challenging routes, climb blindfolded, climb tied to a friend, and learn better climbing techniques.

Disc Golf: Spend time exploring camp’s disc golf course, while learning the basics of throwing a disc.

Horses: You receive practical training in the fundamentals of how to ride and handle a horse. Certified instructors supervise every class to make sure that safety is foremost and that every camper has a great time.

Basketball: Come to basketball class to have fun with friends and increase your skills in dribbling, shooting, and defence.

Soccer: Come to soccer class to have fun with friends and increase your soccer skills and strategy.

Waterfront Adventures: Imagine bringing the spirit of the High Adventure course to the waterfront. Waterfront Adventure Class is a watery and sandy problem-solving, team-building adventure. Can your team construct a raft to cross the bay to the Fire Bowl? Or carry a flag from the shore to the top of the Wibit without getting it wet? Or find the treasure chest buried in the sand using a map and compass? These are just a few of the challenges our instructors will have in store for only the bravest and most aquatic of campers.

Beach Bumming (Teen Camp Only): Spend some time relaxing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Campers as a group will decide which water activity they want to do each period.

Canoeing/Kayaking: Can you navigate the “raging” waters of the Au Sable? Learn how in the Canoeing and Kayaking classes.

Fishing: If you enjoy fishing or want to try fishing for the first time, you enjoying fishing in Lake Shellenberger. Guided by a staff, you will be able to learn new skills and sharpen old techniques!

Swimming I & II: Under the direction of our water safety instructors and lifeguards, campers will be able to advance in their swimming skills while working towards certification. Best of all, be trained to save lives and avoid dangerous situations. Swimming 1 will be for beginners and intermediate, and Swimming 2 will be for advanced swimmers.

Wakeboarding/Skiing: Wait until your friends hear that you learned how to wakeboard or waterski at camp! Whether you are a beginner or experienced in the sport, you will be able to practice and discover new, advanced techniques. Learn to jump, ride the wake, and more.


NATURE: All the nature classes are begin at the Nature Center, but are often taken to different parts of camp to discover and research God’s nature. Each of the classes will be in part or fulfilling the guidelines of the Pathfinder honor unless otherwise stated.

Amphibians: Discover the underworld of the life of frogs, salamanders and many more creatures that live just under our sight. Learn about their growth cycle and how God created them with unique survival skills! For more information, see Amphibian honor.

Microscopic Life: Our new lab at camp has a bunch of cool microscopes. You can learn how to use them. We will hike and canoe to find cool things to bring back and study under the microscope. The pathfinder honor called Microscopic Life can be earned. For more information, see Microscopic Life honor.

Petoskey Stones: Have you ever hunted for the Michigan State Stone? You will be able to identify key characteristics of the Petoskey Stone: how it is made, where to find it, and spend time searching for them!

Rocks & Minerals: Hey lets go rock collecting!  You will work on your own collection to take home with you.  Volcanoes, earthquakes, fossils, fools gold. For more information, see Rocks and Minerals honor.

Bible Discovery in Nature: This class is taught by the camp evangelist, and it involves meeting all around camp to sing, pray, study the Bible. You will find in this class an opportunity to be drawn closer to your Creator than you have ever been before!


#Adulting- (Teen Camp Only) Learn useful skills that can help you #adult successfully. Leave these class each day as a more skilled, knowledgeable human, ready to tackle the world.

Woodworking: Learn from our experienced instructor how to (safely) build a wood project that you design.

Cooking: Experiment with taste, texture, and technique to tastefully throw together terrific meals.

Baking: Be bold in baking mouth-wateringly tasty breads, pastries, and desserts.

Seasoning: Dill, Basil, Rosemary, Lavender, Garlic, Paprika, Fennel Seeds,... Have you ever looked at a shelf of seasonings and wondered which ones work together? Seasoning is so important in making food taste good. Learn how to use the power of seasonings for good.

Welding: The only class that involves (safe) use of electricity, metal, and fire. Bend, cut, and weld together a project of your design under the supervision of an expert instructor.

Car Care: Are you about to get your driver’s license? Are you thinking about buying your own car sooner or later? If so, this class is for you! Learn to detail, change a tire, check the oil, and all of the other essentials in keeping your car nice!

DIY: Do-It-Yourself. Learn how to perform common household maintenance tasks the right way, with the right tools.

Ceramics: Campers will have the schoice to paint a mug, vase, cookie jar, and more. They will also learn that Bisque is not a soup and greenware is not found in the kitchen drawer. For more info, check out the Ceramics Honor

Woodburning: Use your creativity and a router to burn your unique design into a piece of wood.

Personal Finance: How do I file a tax report? What makes a good investment? Where do I start in making a good budget? Learn good money habits in the personal finance class.

EQ: Up your Emotional Quotient by learning tested and proven ways to make friends and how to avoid awkwardness in conversations.

Natural Remedies: Learn how to use things around your house and in nature to help a sore throat, back pain, or an upset stomach.

Wet-Felting: Experiment with this art form to create felt pieces using wool, water, soap, and agitation to coax wool fibers together.  Projects are based on individual interests; some examples include bowls, vessels, wool 'paintings', and surface design techniques.  

Mosaic: Design and create mosaic art through use of items such as tiles, ceramic pieces, and found objects.  Grout is then added to finish each project.

Goal-Matting: Utilizing brainstorming techniques, journaling, collaging and group discussion to solidify goals and create a personalized vision board that is both framable and unique to each student!

Plein Air Art: An introduction to many different types of media including charcoal, pen and ink, chalk and oil pastels & and watercolor. Discover what materials plein air artists use and what you may come to love best while rendering the natural beauty of camp!