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 may be offered. We will send you a list of actual classes that will be offered, then you can email us your first, second, and third choices in EACH of the categories of classes: outreach, recreation, and life skills. You will attend the same outreach class, recreation class, and theme class throughout the week.
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 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: This class is a highlight for many campers. Learn new songs, sing in parts, and touch lives around you. If these whet your appetite, then this outreach is for you! Note: 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, and to offer advice about simple natural remedies. On Sabbath afternoon you will practice Jesus’ method of sharing God’s love through meeting people’s physical needs.
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.
Drawing: Enjoy viewing the world from an artist’s perspective, as you learn the basic elements of art. Practice sketching structures and shapes, shading, and still life drawing. Bring a sharpener, a hi-polymer eraser, a sketchpad, and one pencil from each of the three following groups: (1) 8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B; (2) F, HB (including the regular No. 2 HB pencils); (3) 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H.
Intermediate Guitar: Learn music scales, the CAGED guitar system, and chord progressions on the guitar. Prerequisite: Basic guitar knowledge and experience. Bring a guitar.
Kitchen Creations: Improve your ability to prepare tasty, nutriious, plant-based food by making such items as breakfast treats, delicious dairy substitutes, an international meal, and yummy desserts.
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 a camera.
Science Experiments: Participate in fun science experiments and projects that point to the Master Scientist.
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.
Spanish: Do you know a deaf 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.
LIFE SKILLS 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.
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: Learn how to act fast in a medical emergency, and possibly save someone’s life! You will also learn about some natural remedies. If you pass the written and practical skills tests, you will receive a certificate from the American Red Cross (ARC). Class fee: $35 (optional–only if you want the ARC certificate)
Homiletics: Are your palms sweaty when you get up front? Are you hesitant to speak in public? In this class, you will learn techniques public speaking: preparing and delivering a sermonette confidence. You might even present your message to your fellow campers on Sabbath morning!
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 your Bible, Ministry of Healing, and an old T-shirt to wear over your clothes when mixing charcoal.
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.
Missionary Pilot Ground School: Ever dream of becoming a missionary pilot? This class will give you a jumpstart toward fulfilling your dream. The basic ground school course covers what you need to know before you are ready to take to the skies. Bring: Notebook, pens or pencils, pocket calculator. Minimum age: 14. Class fee: $60 for an actual flight lesson.
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, small roll of paracord, lighter, small backpack, several large and small Ziploc-type bags, adult-size poncho, camouflage cargo pants with multiple pockets and camouflage long sleeve shirt, water bottle with water, compass, whistle, and a medium-size flashlight.
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! Minimum age: 14.