Adventure Camp - (5th Graders & Above)

Date: June 4, 2018 - June 7, 2018

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.

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, 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 or 314-484-3738.

Adventure Camp will begin with registration at 4 P.M. on Monday. 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 below.  Camp will end at 1 P.M. on Thursday. Parents are invited to arrive at the H&M Property at 12 P.M. to enjoy lunch with the campers. 

Map to H&M Christian Retreat

Dean: Dave Atzenweiler (Antioch CC)

ABOUT DAVE: Dave Atzenweiler grew up on a small farm in northeast Kansas, and attended Nebraska Christian College. After Kansas, Dave went to Arizona where he worked as church planter on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Winslow, AZ. While in Arizona, Dave met and married Helen, who was the founding teacher at American Indian Christian School. Dave and Helen worked with Navajo Trails Missions and American Indian Christian Mission a total of fourteen years. Dave and Helen have also had ministries in Rochester, New York, with Empire State Evangelizing Association, and Driftwood, Oklahoma. Dave has been the minister at Antioch Christian Church, of Leslie, MO for seven years. Dave and Helen have one Daughter, Becca, who is married to Anthony, and they are youth ministers in Illinois.  Dave loves all  things outdoors, and enjoys leading the Adventure and Wilderness camps at High Hill.