What is the Sponsor/Student ratio?
10:1 ratio. If you bring 10 girls, you will need 1 female sponsor. If you bring 11 girls, you will need 2 female sponsors. Same with the boys.
Is the deposit deducted from the $195 price?
Yes. After you send the $25 per camper deposit, each camper will owe $170.
What if my child has special dietary needs?
Download and Complete the form below, then follow the on form directions to send it to Frankie Levings at least 2 weeks before the start of camp.
|Dietary Needs Form|
Does my church group stay together during Rec and Bible study time?
Yes, the camp will be split into 3 groups…Red, Blue, Green. Our plan is to let you know what color your church will be prior to the start of camp. This will give you time to color coordinate if you wish. You stay in your group all week for Organized Rec. Our Bible Study time will be lead by Jordan McKinney in the main auditorium, with follow-up questions that will be lead by the youth pastor in your assigned church group meeting space. Click on Registration and download the schedule at the bottom of the page.
Will I be leading a Bible study for my church group?
As stated above, we will have a Bible Study teacher leading this in large group. There will be follow-up questions that coordinate with the Bible Study printed in your adult leader handbook that you will receive at registration.
What is the age requirement for Rescue Youth Camp?
Students who have completed grades 6-12 are eligible to attend Rescue Youth Camp.
What does a typical day look like at camp?
Click on Registration and download the schedule at the bottom of the page.
Will we get dirty at Rec time?
Probably. We recommend wearing clothes that you can get dirty in during Organized Rec time.
Do students need to bring money to camp?
It is not required but there will be several opportunities for students to purchase items if they would like. There will be a snack bar available in the afternoons and in the evening. Latham Springs also has a gift shop that will be open in the afternoons and usually right after dinner. Paintball is the only rec activity that we charge extra for. See below for details.
What activities are available at Latham Springs?
Latham Springs has many activities available during the afternoon free time. The lake and pool are both available for swim time. We have several waterfront activities, including a 100’ water-slide, giant trampoline, 17' inflatable climbing wall, as well as paddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and a fishing shed where we supply the poles and bait. There is also a zip line, climbing tower, 3 person giant swing, several gaga ball pits, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, 9-square in the air, Frisbee golf course and paintball. Paintball is the only activity we charge extra for. The cost is $5 per person, includes one hopper and two games.
What sports tournaments will there be during the week?
Each afternoon there will be an intramural sport tournament for teams to join. We will have a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, volleyball tournament and kickball tournament. Signups will be available at the DBU table during registration. (Monday) Or you can sign up in the mornings at breakfast.
What forms do I need to turn in BEFORE camp?
The only form required before camp is your Church Camper Form which is shared with you through Google Docs. It is a simple spreadsheet where you will input your camper names, select whether they are a student or sponsor, and select shirt sizes for each one. *There is a helpful Registration Checklist available on the registration page of our website that will guide you through all the items to take care of before camp.
What forms do I need to BRING with me to camp?
Click on Registration and download the registration check list at the bottom of the page
Can students bring cell phones/electronics to camp?
The short answer is yes, but at their own risk. Rescue Youth Camp and Latham Springs are not responsible for personal items lost or damaged during camp. We realize in today’s world the only Bible students may own is on their phone or device…or students may want to utilize the note taking ability of their device. We also know that many of today’s parents like to be in constant contact with their child through text or phone calls. All of these uses are allowable to an extent. We request that sponsors monitor their student’s use of the devices to ensure proper use and limited distractions during camp events and the week in general. As a side note, AT&T and Verizon work best out here but both can be difficult to find a signal at times. Limited Wifi is available for adults to use in designated areas.
What do students need to bring to camp?
Bible, toiletries, towels, bedding for a twin size bunk bed, clothes (extra clothes for Rec that they can get dirty in), swim suits.
What is the dress code?
Dress at camp should meet the highest Christian standards. Campers with clothing that is too revealing, with inappropriate messages, or draws unnecessary attention will be asked to change into appropriate clothing. Please adhere to the following examples:
- Wearing cover-ups to and from the lake. (guys and girls)
- Restrict tank tops to 2 fingertip width minimum – avoid spaghetti strap garments.
- Keep shorts at fingertip length.
- Do no wear low-cut or revealing shirts, dresses or tops.
- Two-piece swimsuits should be covered with a dark t-shirt.
- For personal safety, shoes should be worn outdoors at all times.
Will there be photos available for parents to view throughout the week of camp?
Yes, parents may log onto Bunk 1 at, https://www.bunk1.com/. The invitation code is LATHAM327. Please contact Latham Springs camp office if you have any questions.