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Gather Summer Camp 2024

God has called us to gather together with fellow believers and encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24-25)! That is what Gather Summer Camp is all about! Our goal is to provide the opportunity for our youth to encounter God and equip them to  live a life on fire for God! And, in the process they will build life long relationships  with others believers!

During this week you will have phenomenal worship services, devotions, small groups, team wars, and late night activities  making this the BEST week of your summer! 

Gather 2023 Highlights

FAQ's

Where is Camp?

 

 

Discover Life Retreat Center

2303 Prospect Road Carnesville, GA 30521

When is camp?

 

 

July 15th-20, 2023

Registration starts at 8:00 am at Judah Church

Departing from Judah Church at 8:30 am

How much does camp cost?

Total Cost: $295

1st Deposit: $100 due May 5th

2nd Deposit: $100 due June 9th 

Final Deposit: $95 due July 7th 

*All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE

*For financial assistance please reach out to Pastor Michael or Pastor Caleb. 

There will be several fundraisers to particpate in at Judah Chruch

What does cost of camp include?

 

Total cost of camp includes 3 meals a day, rooming, and all activites. 

What age do you have to be to go to camp?

Camp is for students going into 6th grade in the fall through 12th grade. 

Do I need money while at camp?

 

The will be a concession stand open after services selling snacks (candy, popcorn, cotton candy, soda, ect) . Items will be sold for $0.50-$2 each. 

Are cell phones allowed at camp?

 

 

Cell phones are allowed at camp but students will be required to keep them in their dorms during all services and activities. We want camp to be a distraction-free week for students, and few things distract students as much as their phones. Taking away this distraction will help students out of their regular routine and open them up to hear from God in ways they haven't before. 

Before we leave for camp parents will receive contact numbers for emergencies. All of our leaders will have their phones so students will have access to a phone if they need to reach you.

What are sleeping arrangements at camp?

 

 

There are 2 large dormitories (girls' dorm and boys' dorm). In the dorms there are twin sized bunk beds. Students will need to bring bedding and a pillow. In the dorm there are bathrooms and showers. 

How can I contact my student in case of emergencies? 

You you check your student in at camp you will receive several contact phone number that you can call in case of emergency. 

What do we eat at camp?

 

The campground provides a certified chef. The students will be provided with 3 well balanced meals a day. There will also be a concession stand opened twice a day (before and after services). If there are any dietary restrictions, please make camp staff aware as soon as possible so that accommodations can be arranged. 

How do I pay for camp?

Deposits for camp can be made in cash or check and turned into Pastor Michael, Pastor Jackie, Pastor Caleb or Pastor Cheyenne as well as dropped in the offering. if you are unable to pay by check or cash you can make payments through paypal or on the Ipad in the foyer. Be sure to write in the note section Gather '24 and your student's name

Will there be fundraisers to help me pay for camp?

 

Yes, there will be fundraisers:

  • Bake sale in May

  • Calendar fundraiser in April

  • Carwash in June.

*only those that participate will receive money from the fundraisers. If you have any questions please see pastor Jackie. 

Wha are Camp Rules?

 

 

Things That Will Send You Home (Automatically)

Our staff will review rules upon arrival to camp to help ensure students are aware of expectations going into camp.

We would never desire to or have joy in sending a student home, so we want to help you identify what may be an offense that will, in fact, SEND YOU HOME.

  1. Breaking the Law 😬 - Any offense that is against U.S. or State law will be handled according to the law. This is included but not limited to: deliberate vandalism or damage to property, harassment, theft, and sexual misconduct.

  2. Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! - There is absolutely no alcohol, tobacco, vaping, or drugs of any kind. Ever.

  3. Weapons, Firearms, and Fireworks (just leave loud things home) - No firearms, weapons, or fireworks of any kind may be used or possessed on campgrounds.

     

Things That Will Send You Home (if the leader thinks it’s necessary)

While the above rules may send a student home, the following rules shouldn’t be diminished in any way. We take these rules just as seriously, but instead of automatically sending a student home for breaking these rules, it is left to the leadership and staff of Judah Church Tribe  to determine if he or she would like to discipline at camp or send a student home.

  1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Blatant disrespect (including use of inappropriate and vulgar language) towards fellow camp participants, Judah Church staff/leadership, or Camp ground employees will not be tolerated. We also ask that students respect other student’s property and personal space.

  2. Don’t Bet Your Bottom Dollar - The camp ground and Judah Church has a no tolerance policy for any type of gambling. This would include any games that involve gambling with cash or cash equivalents.

  3. No Purple! - If boys are blue and girls are red, we expect there to be no purple! This includes PDA (public displays of affection). We also enforce a strict policy of gender separation in dorms-- including leaders and during move-in!

  4. Don’t Be Shady! - Any pranks done to a person or done to property is strictly prohibited.

  5. Modest is Hottest - When considering dress code, our staff will step in to assist in extreme cases, but we will count on leaders to help us enforce such rules.

  6. Screen Time Rules! - We ask that students refrain from using cell phones during public gathering times. 

What is the dress code?

Judah Tribe miniseries has determined a specific standard of dress for all attendees, including leaders. With all of us working together to uphold this standard, we hope to maintain a focus on what truly matters. This is an advanced notice so that you can pack accordingly. While our staff works hard to enforce our standard of dress, we try not to make it our only focus. We apologize in advance if there are any inconsistencies in addressing the standard of dress for one student and not another. 

 

  • No revealing or excessively tight clothing 

  • No offensive slogan or profanity on clothing or hats 

  • Shorts should be appropriate length (finger tip)

  • No sagging pants or shorts 

  • No text on back of shorts or pants 

  • No spaghetti strap tops (all straps should be an inch or two fingertips wide)

  • Skirts/Dresses must be knee length or not worn at all

  • No clothing revealing the stomach, bra, or back (Bralettes are acceptable under clothing if they are two fingertips wide)

  • Girls - One-piece bathing suit or dark cover-ups when swimming 

  • Guys - Athletic shorts are not considered swim trunks. Shirts must be worn at all times, except when swimming 

  • Everyone must wear clothes to and from the pool

Packing List

Clothes/shoes:

☐Tennis shoes (you don’t mind getting dirty)

☐Flip flops

☐Shower shoes (can use flip flops)

☐ Shorts (no booty shorts)

☐ T-shirts (girls can wear tank tops but not spaghetti straps)

☐White T-Shirt-you don’t mind getting dirty

☐ 5 outfits for night service -3 of these outfits will be themed:

  • Themes TBD

☐ Swimsuit- girls one piece, tankini or 2 piece with dark shirt to wear over it

☐ Pajamas

☐ Underwear

☐ Socks

☐ Shower towel

☐ Pool towel

☐ Wash cloth

Optional:

☐ Raincoat

☐ Sweatshirt

☐ Slippers

Toiletries:

☐ Deodorant

☐ Shampoo/conditioner

☐ Body wash/soap

☐ Toothbrush

☐ Toothpaste

☐ Hair dryer/Straighter/curling iron

☐ Ponytail holder/hair ties

Sleep Essentials:

☐ Pillow (with pillowcase)

☐ Twin fitted sheet/flat sheet

☐ Sleeping bag or blanket

Miscellaneous

☐ Bug spray

☐ Sunscreen

☐ Glasses/contacts and accessories

☐ Hat

☐ Sunglasses

☐ Swim goggles

☐ Water bottle (reusable)**

☐ Pens

☐ Bible

☐ Backpack/fanny pack

☐ Flashlight

☐ Snacks (if desired)

☐ cell phone and charger

☐ dirty clothes bag

Informational Parent Meeting 

An informational parent meeting with packing list, permission slips and medical forms will be held at Judah Church on June 30th after the Sunday morning service. If you have any questions before then, please contact us at judahchurch.gather@gmail.com 

Other Groups/Churches

We would love for you and your youth group to join us this year! If you are looking for a camp where your students will have a blast but also experience God in a whole new way, look no further!  Gather youth camp will exceed your expectations! Please email us at judahchurch.gather@gmail.com for questions and further details! We can't wait to hear from you!

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