IBSA’s summer camps kick off June 9, with more weeks for children and students to experience camp in northern and southern Illinois, plus a totally new camp for teens. With words like “shine” and “illuminate” in their themes, the 2017 summer camps are designed to compel campers to let the light of Christ shine in their lives.
The summer camps saw an increase of 100 campers last summer, said IBSA’s Mark Emerson, and this year’s slate includes new associational and church partners. In conjunction with IBSA, Heartland Baptist Network (formerly Cap City Baptist Association) will hold their first children’s camp in more than 25 years. Additionally, IBSA will partner with Cross Church to host Fused, a new camp for students.
2017 camps include:
Father/Son Camps at Streator Baptist Camp (June 9-10) and Lake Sallateeska (June 16-17) are for dads and sons, grandfathers and grandsons, and adult mentors and young men of all ages. Cost is $40; register at IBSA.org/kids.
So Shine Camps for kids and teens will run for five weeks at Lake Sallateeska and Streator:
Week 1: June 12-16 (Streator, grades 3-6)
Week 2: June 18-22 (Lake Sallateeska, grades 3-6)
Week 3: June 26-30 (Lake Sallateeska, grades 3-6)
Week 4: July 10-14 (Streator, grades 3-12)
Week 5: July 17-21 (Streator, grades 3-12)
Cost is $160 per person, which includes meals, lodging, and a camp T-shirt. Register at IBSA.org/kids.
Illuminate Student Camp for teens in grades 7-12 will coincide with week 3 of summer camp (June 26-30) at Lake Sallateeska, but it is a completely unique experience, Emerson said. Cost is $160 per camper; register at IBSA.org/students.
Fused Teen Camp (July 16-21) is for students in grades 6-12 at every stage of a relationship with Christ, from those who don’t know him yet to teens who are committed believers. Cost is $265 per person; register at IBSA.org/students.
IBSA also will host three more weeks for students:
Super Summer at Greenville College (June 27-July 1), a discipleship-focused week for students entering 7th grade and above; IBSA.org/students.
Summer Worship University at Hannibal-LaGrange University (July 10-14), offering training in worship and arts for students in grades 6-12; IBSA.org/students.
ChicaGO Week at Judson University (July 23-28), a church planting-focused experience for students in junior high through