Camp Descriptions

Camp Descriptions

 

Kick Start: The Kick Start session is great for kids just beginning their church camp experience.  This unique weekend getaway is designed to introduce those going into Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd 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!

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.  Camp 45 is the first opportunity for many campers to stay for a longer session of camp.  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 commited 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!

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 7th & 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.


WILDERNESS CAMPS AT H&M

For these two camps, 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) . Campers will be picked up at H&M as well.  Please be aware – H&M Retreat is VERY PRIMITIVE.  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 each day.

Special note: if your camper has a special outdoor skill that they would like to share with the other campers at Adventure or Extreme Adventure camp, 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.

Adventure Camp: Adventure Camp is an offsite excursion that takes place at our new property— H&M Christian Retreat just outside of Swiss, MO. This program is designed for adventurous campers (must be at least entering 5th grade) 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.

Extreme Adventure Camp: Extreme Adventure Camp is an offsite excursion that takes place at our new 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 (must be at least entering 7th grade).  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.

Camp Start and End Times

 

Kick Start: Registration will be from 5-6 P.M. on Friday.  Camp will end on Saturday at 4 P.M. 

Camp 23-1: 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 Tuesday at 11 A.M.

Camp 23-2: 
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 Thursday at 11 A.M.

Jr. High and High School 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.

ALL Kid vs Wild & Wilderness Camps: 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 on Wednesday at 3 P.M.


**For Adventure Camps, 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) . Campers will be picked up at H&M as well.**

Adventure Camp will begin with on Monday, June 4th with registration at 4 P.M.  Camp will end on Thursday evening. Parents are invited to arrive at 6 P.M. and enjoy a meal prepared by the campers.  Campers will be dismissed after the meal is over.

Extreme Adventure Camp will begin with registration at 4 P.M. on Tuesday, May 29th. On Saturday, June 2nd, parents should arrive at Noon to enjoy a meal prepared by the campers. Campers will be dismissed after the meal is over.

High Hill Christian Camp & Retreat Center

Phone

636-585-2262

Address

20 Camp Lane
High Hill, MO 63350