|For youths:"Got Spirit? Finding God in the Everyday" (T’weens Discover Camp), entering grade 6. "Building New Community" (Wilderness Camp), entering grades 7 and 8. "Amazing Grace: United Methodists Are Full of It" (J.E.M. Camp) and "Ignite" (Journey Camp), both for those entering grades 6, 7, and 8.
Three Simple Rules" will open the summer season at Oklahoma’s three camping facilities.
Brand-new camps are planned this year, as well as new scheduling for some camps. The overall theme is Recreation in God’s World. Leaders and staff seek to create spiritual experiences—re-creation—amid natural settings. This purpose is indicated by some camp titles; see below.
Programming is designed for various ages, from kindergarteners to older adults, and for varied groups, from grandparents with their grandkids to single-parent families.
On May 18-20 at Cross Point Camp, "Three Simple Rules" will focus on the spiritual concerns of young adults, ages 18-25. Previously this young-adult camp was held in August. Pastor Terry Koehn of Elk City leads this program.
In September, Grand Camp is one of the new events, for grandparents and their grandchildren (kindergarten through sixth grade). This weekend getaway will be Sept. 7-9 at Canyon Camp. Theme is "Embracing This Time: Capturing the Moment."
Also new in September is Senior Adult Summit, for older adults. Date is Sept. 10-12 at Camp Egan.
Find details about all the programs in the booklet Summer Camps 2012 or online at www.okumc.org/camp. Some programs are scheduled at all three camping facilities, and some at only one.
In addition to Young Adult Camp, Grand Camp, and Senior Adult Summit, following are titles of some other events.
"Under God’s Roof" (SonShine Camp), for students entering grades 1 and 2. "Celebrate the Season" (Joy Camp) and "Partners in Creation" (Growin’ in Grace), both for students entering grades 3-5.
For older youths:
"Life After High School … What’s Next?" (Grad Weekend Retreat), for graduated seniors
"Worship Is …" (C.Y.M.E. Camp), entering grade 9 through graduated seniors
"Under the Stars and Over the Edge," a weekend with rock climbing and rappelling, for students entering grades 9-12
"Senior High Trek," outdoor adventure camps in Colorado and Minnesota, grades 9-12
Dayspring, at Camp WOW, Sky Ranch, and Cross Point Camp
"Jesus Is Here," for students entering grades 7-12.
Registration is through district leaders.
Family Gathering Camp and Single Parent’s Family Gathering Camp, for all ages.
Camp Cavett, for children and youth with debilitating diseases.
New Day Camp 1 and TOO, for children, ages 8-11 and 12-14, whose parents are incarcerated.