About

Bear Creek Camp’s residential program, for all children who have completed grades 1 -12, is a traditional camp program centered on spiritual growth, outdoor living and small group development. Each age group experiences a mix of small-group and all-camp activities throughout their week to meet their group’s spiritual, social and developmental needs.

Summer Theme

Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. – Romans 12:2a
We have been RESTORED through the sacrifice of Jesus. This summer we will dive into what this transformation means in our lives and the lives around us. Campers and staff alike will be exploring, celebrating and growing in this restoration all week long! Please join us a life changing adventure at Bear Creek Camp.

Bear Creek Camp’s residential program, for children who have completed grades 1 -12, is a traditional camp program centered on spiritual growth, outdoor living and small group development. Each age group experiences a mix of small-group and all-camp activities throughout their week to meet their group’s spiritual, social and developmental needs.

What do we do at camp?

Most camp sessions begin on Sunday afternoon and end Saturday morning. Campers spend their time living and playing together: swimming, boating, hiking, worshipping, playing games, discussing their faith, camping, making arts and crafts, learning about the environment, singing and much more.

Where do we live at camp?

Try and Juniors Campers will stay in our cabins with modern bath facilities. Middlers and Junior High Campers are in our NEW CABINS, with Seniors staying in platform tents. Campers will be with 6-8 other campers according to their gender and year in school. Each cabin or tent is paired with another to make a Quest Group. Quest Groups form the campers’ main family group for their time at camp.

2016 Summer Camp Dates

Session Start Date End Date
1 * June 18 June 24
2 * June 25 July 1
3 * (Family Camp Only) July 2 July 7
4 July 9 July 15
5 July 16 July 22
6 July 23 July 29
7 July 30 August 5
8 August 6 August 12

* = Try Camp Sessions

NEW! Family Camp

NEW to Bear Creek Camp this summer, we are offering a week-long FAMILY CAMP! Come and join us July 2-7 for a time of fellowship and family! During this brand-new and fun-filled week, families will be able to experience the many amazing things that Bear Creek Camp has to offer. Mornings will start off with chapel and worship. Afterward, kids will be split up by age groups for Bible Study and games while the adults have the opportunity to participate in a daily themed discussion with our Chaplain for the week.

Afternoons bring all sorts of fun Free Time activities for the whole family. Enjoy your time swimming, playing games, zip lining, doing crafts, hiking and LOTS more! The evenings offer a variety of family oriented activities which will be fun for all ages; including an optional “overnight” experience where your family can experience a classic camp-out in the woods. The week will end on Friday after lunch.

All of the above, plus three meals a day prepared by our chef and private accommodations, will make this an affordable and relaxing family vacation.

Family Camp Pricing- What does FAMILY camp cost?

Our special introductory price is per-person. Ages three and under are free.

  • Retreat Center Cabins
    • Ages 3-6 ($150/person)
    • Ages 7+ ($300/person)
  • Program Site Cabins
    • Ages 3-6 ($140/person)
    • Ages 7+ ($275/person)
  • Program Site Tents
    • Ages 3-6 ($125/person)
    • Ages 7+ ($250/person)

Try Camp – Completed Grades 1-2 – Pricing: $305

This half week program is designed to welcome young children who want to come to EXPERIENCE CAMP FOR THE FIRST TIME. Campers will enjoy “classic camp” fun and learn about Jesus through camp activities including singing, swimming, arts and crafts, hiking, meeting new friends and much more! Campers sleep in comfortable cabins with modern bath facilities.

Try Camp is available Sessions 1 and 2. Choose Block A (Sun. – Wed.) or Block B (Wed. – Sat.).

Juniors – Completed Grades 2-4 – Pricing: $475

This fun, full week program gives campers OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS AND THEMSELVES while participating in many unique camp activities from the exciting Ropes Course to Bible Study. They will also adventure out to experience an overnight exploration of camp where basic camping skills will be modeled. Campers sleep in comfortable cabins with modern bath facilities, although on some weeks, older Juniors may stay in our BRAND NEW CABINS.

Middlers – Completed Grades 5-6 – Pricing: $475

This full week program is designed to help campers develop their sense of ADVENTURE AND DECISION-MAKING SKILLS while growing in their faith with God. Campers sleep in our NEW
CABINS centered around an updated program building that provides group meeting space and bath facilities. Campers participate in real-world applications of the summer theme and fun team-building activities on our rope and zip line courses. They also experience one overnight exploration of camp where they will learn and use basic camping skills.

Junior High – Completed Grades 7-8 – Pricing: $475

This full week program is designed to help campers DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS and their relationship with Christ through real-life faith discussions, teamwork events and adventurous activities, such as our high ropes course. Campers sleep in our NEW CABINS centered around a newly updated program building that provides group meeting space and bath facilities. They also experience one overnight exploration of camp where they will set up and care for the camp site with observation and help from their counselors.

Session 1 & 8 Rafting Trips:A fun and exciting option for Junior High and Senior Campers to enjoy a day of whitewater rafting in the Poconos. Option cost $40.

Seniors – Completed Grades 9-12 – Pricing: $475

This full week program is designed to help campers GROW AND LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH through Bible Studies and real-life faith discussions, along with other activities, such as our complete high ropes course and the Leap of Faith. Campers will also develop and use their sense of adventure and outdoor living skills through an overnight experience. Campers sleep in platform tents centered around a program building that provides group meeting space and bath facilities.

Session 1 & 8 Rafting Trips:

A fun and exciting option for Junior High and Senior Campers to enjoy a day of whitewater rafting in the Poconos. Option cost $40.

NEW! Session 5 & 7 Canoe Trips:

A Seniors-only, one day canoe trip down the Delaware. Option cost $60.