Camp Descriptions

Traditional Camp Descriptions

 

Day Camp: Day Camp is an introduction to camp for our youngest campers. Kids entering Pre-K (4 years old) and Kindergarten will have an opportunity to come out to camp with a parent or guardian and see what all the excitement is about.  This camp will be similar to an open house format with lots of freedom, but campers will still have the camp experience through storytelling, games, crafts, devotion time together, and a whole lot of fun!

First Chance Camp: First Chance camp is great for kids just beginning their church camp experience.  This unique weekend getaway is designed to introduce those going into Kindergarten and 1st grades to Christian camping in a comfortable environment. A parent (or guardian) accompanies their child and they discover together that what we read in the Bible is not a bunch of random stories, but one story about God’s love for us!  They will explore the wonder of God’s story through storytelling, games, crafts, devotion time together, and a whole lot of fun!

Kick Start Camp: Similar to First Chance camp, Kick Start is for campers going into 2nd and 3rd grade who are not quite ready for the solo camp experience offered at Camp 23.  Campers will attend this overnight camp with a parent (or guardian) in order to gain more confidence in the camping experience and hopefully prepare them to come by themselves in the future.   

Camp 23: Camp 23 offers a transition year for our campers.  Following Kick Start camps where our campers attend an overnight camp with a parent and before the longer session at Camp 45, Camp 23 gives campers an opportunity to be at camp on their own for two nights.  These campers will get the gears turning in their minds and hearts through worship, Bible lessons, activities, and creative spiritual application. Along with all of that, they get the fun camp experiences of the blob, the zipline, paddleboats, kayaks, the swimming pool, campfires, 9 square in the air, GaGa ball, canteen, sleeping in the cabins, singing fun songs in the dining hall, group games, and so much more!

Camp 45: Fourth and fifth graders are so often trying to figure out the puzzle of life and how they fit in it. At Camp 45, they will learn that a relationship with God is a must in putting that puzzle together. Along with all the usual camp games, lake activities, pool, archery and shooting range, campfires, etc., 4th-5th graders will experience worship and Bible teaching geared specifically for their age and learn what a relationship with God looks like and the difference it can make in their own lives.  We have an amazing camp ready for this age of kiddos!

Jr. High: Junior Highers are usually ready to explore the world and set ablaze whatever they put their mind to. At the Junior High week of camp we want them to explore what a truly committed relationship with Jesus means and how to set their world on fire. They will experience worship, lessons from the Bible, small group discussion, personal time with God, and creative spiritual application. Along with all of that they get the fun camp experiences of the blob, the zipline, paddleboats, kayaks, the swimming pool, campfire, 9 square in the air, GaGa ball, canteen, group games, the shooting range, the archery range, and so much more! 6th-8th graders will have the time of their life while building a solid spiritual foundation that will forever affect their life.

High School: Many high schoolers already have a relationship with Jesus or at least know who He is. This week of camp is designed to help them explore a truly committed relationship with Jesus and ways they can impact those around them with His love. They’ll also get meaningful worship with other high school students, challenging Bible teaching, time for personal study, and all the camp activities and fun HHCC is known for!

 

Specialty Camp Descriptions

 

Adventure Sports Camp: Adventurous high school students will be able to get the best of both worlds at this session which will include off-site adventures like caving and rock climbing, as well as our on-site camp activities as they learn about the life of adventure that God is inviting them into.  Campers will stay in the cabins and join our traditional high school campers for meals and evening worship.

Mother/Daughter CampMothers and daughters are invited to a weekend of growing closer to each other and closer to Christ.  There will be a lot of fun, good food, and learning how to be better together.  This camp will be for girls entering second grade through college and their mothers or significant women in their life who want to come with them. 

Fearless Teens: High Hill is teaming up with the leaders of Fearless Women to bring a specialized camp session for teen girls. If your teen is struggling with fear, worry, stress, anxiety, and depression then you won’t want to miss this life-changing camp!  For 3 nights and 4 days, the Fearless Team will pour into the lives of precious teen girls in a powerful way. They can expect to learn practical and spiritual practices to help them overcome fear and anxiety.

Young Adult Wilderness Trip: Since the time of the Old Testament, God has been using the wilderness as a way to shape His children. High school juniors, seniors, and college students are invited to embark on a back-country trip to discover the spiritual transformation waiting for them through experiencing God in the wilderness. For more information on this trip, email us at camp@highhillcamp.org

Wilderness Camp Descriptions

 

ALL HIGH HILL WILDERNESS CAMPS: Please be aware – our wilderness camp is VERY RUSTIC.  There is no air conditioning in the open-air cabins and almost all of the campers’ time is spent outdoors.  Your child will need to be prepared for a campsite that has no electricity or running water.  They will, however, have time to play in the lake and swim in the pool each day.

Kid vs Wild:  Kid vs. Wild takes place in our wilderness camp at High Hill which is located in the nearby woods and features rustic bunkhouses and a shelter house for meals. At Kid vs. Wild,  4th-6th graders will get to face the wild by building fires, using compasses, throwing hatchets and knives, shooting bows and pellet guns, catching and preparing their own food, and so much more. They will spend time in God’s word , learning about Him, as well as applying God’s word in creative and unique ways. These campers will face the wild and win!!

Junior High Wild: Jr. High Wild is for 6th – 8th graders looking for a more authentic camping experience! Our wilderness camp is located in the woods adjacent to our main camp and features rustic bunkhouses and a shelter house for meals. Campers will have personal time with God, lessons, worship, and spiritual application in unique ways. They will also cook some of their own food, work as a team in cleaning up, participate in activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, paddle boating, blobbing, geo-caching, shooting, archery, and more! Wilderness campers will have the time of their life in the woods while growing closer to God.

Senior High Wild: Sr. High Wild is for 9th – 12th graders looking for a more authentic camping experience! Our wilderness camp is located in the woods adjacent to our main camp and features rustic bunkhouses and a shelter house for meals. Campers will have personal time with God, lessons, worship, and spiritual application in unique ways. They will also cook some of their own food, work as a team in cleaning up, participate in activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, paddle boating, blobbing, geo-caching, shooting, archery, and more! Wilderness campers will have the time of their life in the woods while growing closer to God.

 

H&M WILDERNESS CAMPS: Please be aware – our wilderness camp is VERY RUSTIC. Campers will be sleeping in tents, and almost all of the campers’ time is spent outdoors.  While this campsite has electricity and running water, they will still use outdoor toilets (port-a-potties) and all cooking/eating will be done outdoors.  

Extreme Adventure Camp:  Extreme Adventure Camp is an offsite excursion that takes place at our secondary property— H&M Christian Retreat just outside of Swiss, MO. This program is designed for campers who have attended Adventure Camp previously and/or already have camping and outdoors experience. Campers will have the opportunity to expand their skills in campsite cooking, fishing, shooting, knife and hatchet throwing, canoeing, and exploring. They will also learn from God’s Word and worship together, all the while enjoying God’s amazing creation.

Adventure Camp: Adventure Camp is an offsite excursion that takes place at our secondary property— H&M Christian Retreat just outside of Swiss, MO. This program is designed for adventurous campers who want to experience sleeping in tents, cooking their own food, fishing, canoeing, shooting, exploring, learning from God’s Word, worshiping together, and applying what they learn in creative and unique ways.

Special note: if your camper has a special outdoor skill that they would like to share with the other campers, contact Dave Atzenweiler, dean of our Adventure Camps, to discuss setting up a time to demonstrate their ability during camp. Dave can be reached at dave.atzenweiler@gmail.com or 314-484-3738.

CAMPERS SHOULD GO DIRECTLY TO H&M CHRISTIAN RETREAT which is located at 2242 Hwy 19 S, Hermann, MO 65041 (property is actually 1.5 miles south of Swiss, MO). A Google Maps link can be found on our website. 

 

Camp Start and End Times

 

Day Camp: Registration will begin at 10 A.M. on Saturday. Camp will end at 4 P.M.

First Chance, Kick Start, & Mother/Daughter Camps: Registration will be from 5-6 P.M. on Friday.  Camp will end on Saturday at 4 P.M.

Camp 23: Registration will be from 3-5 P.M. on Thursday. The pool will be open from 3:30-5 P.M. for campers after they are registered and moved into their cabins.  Camp will end on Saturday at 11 A.M.

Camp 45: Registration will be from 3-5 P.M. on Sunday. The pool will be open from 3:30-5 P.M. for campers after they are registered and moved into their cabins.  Camp will end on Wednesday at 6 P.M.

Jr. High, High School & Adventure Sports Camps: Registration will be from 3-5 P.M. on Sunday.  The pool will be open from 3:30-5 P.M. for campers after they are registered and moved into their cabins.   Camp will end on Friday at 11 A.M.

JH & HS Wild: Registration will be from 4-5 P.M. on Sunday.  At 5:00, the campers will make their way down to the wilderness camp with the dean.  Parents are more than welcome to stay until this time and go down to the campsite with their camper to help them get moved into their cabin.  Camps will end Wednesday at 11 A.M.

Kid vs Wild: Registration will be from 4-5 P.M. on Thursday.  At 5:00, the campers will make their way down to the wilderness camp with the dean.  Parents are more than welcome to stay until this time and go down to the campsite with their camper to help them get moved into their cabin.  Camp will end Saturday at 11 A.M.

Adventure & Extreme Adventure Camps: Camp will begin with registration at 4 P.M. CAMPERS SHOULD GO DIRECTLY TO H&M CHRISTIAN RETREAT which is located at 2242 Hwy 19 S, Hermann, MO 65041 (property is actually 1.5 miles south of Swiss, MO). A Google Maps link can be found on our camp website. Camp will end with a meal for parents to enjoy with their campers. You will receive more information about that closer to camp. 

 

High Hill Christian Camp & Retreat Center

Phone

636-585-2262

Address

20 Camp Lane
High Hill, MO 63350