Class Descriptions

Please note: The size of each class will be limited, and classes will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis, depending on when you applied to camp. The following are classes that will be offered. Email us your first, second, and third choices in EACH of the categories of classes: outreach, recreation, and theme. You will attend the same outreach class, recreation class, and theme class throughout the week.

 

          OUTREACH CLASSES

 

Bible Work: Have you ever wondered how to share what you believe? This course will show you how to study the Bible and how to share it with others using the “Ezra” model in Ezra 7:10, “…Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” In Bible Work class, we will learn how to share simple studies from the Bible, make friends, and find Bible study interests.

 

Child Evangelism will give you the opportunity to develop your storytelling skills, creative craft ideas, and your joy for Jesus. You and your team of friends will work together to design a program for children that will be implemented in a real-life setting on Sabbath afternoon.

 

Choir: Is singing your passion? Do you like hearing harmony and melody come together into a beautiful masterpiece? If you do, then this is the class for you! All week long you will learn new songs that you will be sharing with nursing home residents on Sabbath afternoon. Prerequisite: You must enjoy singing.

 

Health Evangelism: In this class, you will discover the causes of diseases and how to prevent them by developing healthy habits. You’ll be preparing to teach how to look for habits that hurt vs. habits that heal, do simple health screening (blood pressure and pulse check and weight evaluation), and offer advice about simple natural remedies. Sound like fun? Learn Jesus’ method of sharing God’s love through meeting people’s physical needs.

 

 Midwifery: Catch the vision that God is the giver of life and that birth is a normal event. Learn how a mother should take care of herself before and while she’s pregnant. You will learn what an amazing Creator He is when you study how a child develops and is born. Minimum age: 14

 

Outreach Crafts: Are you creative? Do you like arts and crafts? This class will involve a combination of projects that will help you share God’s love and encouragement with others. You will see the value in making gifts that bless people. A visit to a nursing home on Sabbath to distribute the gifts will top off the experience.

 

          RECREATION CLASSES

 

 Auto Mechanics: Does the thought of fixing a flat tire or changing the oil in your car make you uncomfortable? It doesn’t have to anymore. This class will teach you how to take care of your car’s basic needs.

 

Canoeing: This class covers basic canoeing strokes, maneuvers, and safety. To end the week, you will enjoy a canoeing trip that will help you put into practice the skills you have learned! If you enjoy being outdoors and being on the water, then this class is for you. Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming certificate or ability to swim continuously 100 yards.

 

Kitchen Creations: Preparing healthy and tasty meals is something we should all be able to do. Health is important, but it is also important for that healthy food to taste good. There will be instruction on nutrition and cooking techniques.

 

Painting: Learn to use color scales to create dimensional paintings. You will learn techniques for painting landscapes, portraits, and floral arrangements and come away with 1 to 3 pieces of artwork, using acrylic and watercolor paint. Bring: a smock or large shirt that can be damaged by paint, paint brushes of a variety of sizes including an angle brush, a fine point, and a fan brush (should include other sizes at least 3-5 other brushes).

 

 Photography: Do you want to take great pictures, but don’t know where to start? This class will teach you the principles of composition, lighting, and angles to create more interesting pictures and capture the wonderful things around us. Throughout the week, you will have opportunities to practice these skills and receive tips that will help you become a better photographer. Bring: Camera

 

Science Experiments: Participate in fun science experiments and projects that point to the Master Scientist.

 

Sharpie Art: Have you heard of Sharpie art? If not, join this class! Sharpie art started popping up in 2015. Since then, masterpieces of murals, pictures, cards, and tie dye have joined the mix of art, all designed with Sharpies. In this class we will look at colors and what they mean, Sharpie techniques, create other arts on variety of surfaces, and learn different styles of tie dying. Bring: a white T-shirt, a pair of white socks, a bandana, something else white to create your own Sharpie masterpiece, and a set of 12 fine-point Sharpies.

 

Sign Language: Do you know a deaf or hard of hearing person and wish you could communicate more easily? Maybe you wish you could “talk” with others without having to speak or write? Here’s your chance to learn the manual alphabet used by the deaf, as well as many useful signs.

 

          THEME CLASSES

 

Baking: Do you have a sweet tooth for cookies, pies, or muffins? Is pizza your favorite food? Learn how to bake items such as muffins, pizza crust, cookies, pretzels, communion bread, piecrust, crackers, and different kinds of breads in this class, and you will be able to make these tasty treats at home.

 

First Aid and Adult CPR: Learn how to act fast in a medical emergency, and possibly save someone’s life! If you pass the written and practical skills tests, you will receive a certificate from the American Red Cross for First Aid and Adult CPR. Class fee: $40

 

Gen Z vs. The Christian Youth: The Enemy uses social media, fashion trends, secular music, dating, video games, and ALL the enticing things this world has to offer. How overwhelming it can be to navigate life as a youth in today’s world! Join this interactive and fun class to dive into the Christian perspective on how to be social in today’s society without compromising your standards. You will take home a visual reminder of what you learned in class. A list of things to bring will be sent to those who register for this class.

 

 Hands-on Hair Hacks will give beginners many pro-tips to gain confidence in styling hair and making simple cuts. Bring: a curling iron, hair-cutting scissors, a cutting comb, alligator clips, bobby pins, small hair rubber bands, blow dryer, and a round brush. Class fee: $45

 

Literature Evangelism: You—yes, you—can be an effective colporteur! This class shows you how. After practicing your skills, you will go out into the community for actual experience. Advance preparation: We will send you a canvass to memorize before camp. Bring: Walking shoes, book bag, and a memorized canvass.

 

Medical Missionary Training: Tap into the healing power of God’s nature using simple tools and natural remedies. This practical class includes introduction to massage, hydrotherapy, and more. These skills will help you prepare for the calling that the Lord may have for you to be a missionary, whether that is in your neighborhood or overseas. Bring: Bible, Ministry of Healing, and an old T-shirt to wear over your clothes when mixing charcoal.

 

Missionary Pilot Ground School: Ever dream of becoming a missionary pilot? This class will give you a jumpstart toward fulfilling that dream. At the end of the week (weather permitting), you will be able to take to the skies!  Bring: Notebook, pens or pencils, and a pocket calculator. Minimum age: 12. Class fee: $50.

 

 Wilderness Survival: Have you ever wondered what you would do if you got lost in the wilderness? In this class you’ll learn how to live in the wild without everyday conveniences. Included will be wilderness safety, cooking over a fire, identifying useful and dangerous plants and animals, and shelter-building techniques. Weather permitting, campers will experience a night sleeping in a shelter that they have built. Bring: 3–4 inch sturdy knife, backpacker’s tarp (small enough to fit in a large pocket), small roll of paracord, and a lighter.

 

Woodworking: Do you want to learn a practical skill that will benefit you throughout your life? Then you might enjoy woodworking! Throughout the week, you will work with a woodworker to help with a project that will end up being a blessing to someone!