About Summer Camp

Bear Creek Camp’s overnight camping 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.

Registration for Summer 2023 Opens January 3rd!

 

What do we do at camp?

Most camp sessions begin on Sunday afternoon and end Friday afternoon. 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?

Campers live in a cabin according to their gender and grade. Each cabin is paired with another to make a Quest Group. Quest Groups form the campers’ main family group for their time at camp.

2023 Summer Theme


One God and Creator of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
—Ephesians 4:6

2023 Summer Camp Dates

SessionStart Date (Sunday)End Date (Friday)
1 *June 18June 23
2 *June 25June 30
3 (Summer Family Camp & Artist’s Retreat)July 2July 7
4 *July 9July 14
5 *July 16July 21
6July 23July 28
7July 30August 4
8August 6August 11

* Try Camp Session (Sunday- Wednesday)

Registration for Summer 2023 Opens January 3rd!

 

Summer Camp 2023 Brochure Coming Soon!

 

Try Camp – Completed Grades 1-2 – Pricing: Tiered (See Below)

This half-week program (Sunday Afternoon- Wednesday at 11:00AM) 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, 2, 4, and 5.

Juniors – Completed Grades 2-4 – Pricing: Tiered (See Below)

This fun, full week program (Sunday Afternoon- Friday Evening) 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.

Middlers – Completed Grades 5-6 – Pricing: Tiered (See Below)

This full week program(Sunday Afternoon- Friday Evening) 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 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: Tiered (See Below)

This full week program (Sunday Afternoon- Friday Evening) 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 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.

Seniors – Completed Grades 9-12 – Pricing: Tiered (See Below)

This full week program (Sunday Afternoon- Friday Evening) 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. Campers will also develop and use their sense of adventure and outdoor living skills through an overnight experience. Campers sleep in our cabins centered around an updated program building that provides group meeting space and bath facilities. Senior high campers will also experience at least one overnight exploration of camp and may have the opportunity for multiple overnight experiences.

 

Summer Family Camp (Session 3 Only)

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Artists’ Retreat (Session 3 Only)

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Tiered Pricing

Recognizing that families have differing abilities to pay, we are introducing a voluntary tiered pricing structure. Rather than raise prices on all families, tiered pricing essentially asks families with greater financial means to consider selecting a rate the more closely reflects the true cost of camp. Read more specifics by clicking the link below.

Tiered Pricing Full Explanation

 

2020 Registration Coming Soon!

TRIPS

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.

Session 5 & 7 Canoe Trips:
A Seniors-only, one day canoe trip on the Delaware River. Option cost: $75.

Register Online Here!