Mission Camp

Mission Camp is a hands-on, create-your-own experience that combines the service of missions trips with the fun and adventure of summer camp. In the spring and fall of 2015, Camp Indicoso will be offering Mission Camp opportunities for groups of all ages! Groups will have the opportunity to experience life at camp while participating in service projects on site - from clearing ground for trails to splitting wood and painting buildings, the group will help prepare camp for the upcoming camping season. Groups may also spend time serving in the community with local churches and organizations. In addition to room and board costs, each group is asked to provide funds for the projects they choose to complete. Service projects with no cost are also available.

Camp Indicoso Mission Camp Opportunities:

  • March 16-20 | $125 per person
  • March 30-April 3 | $125 per person
  • October 6-8 | $75 per person
  • October 20-22 | $75 per person
  • Contact Camp Manager Missi Weeks-Jones to inquire about custom Mission Camp dates

 

Camp Mission Projects (With Cost)

Your Mission Camp group can take ownership of one of the following projects:

  • Paint inside of the bath house | $800
  • Build picnic tables | $150 each
  • Build benches | $100 each
  • Roof shelter houses | $3600 each (5 total)
  • Roof cabins | $4500 each (14 total)
  • Paint bedrooms of Merryman Center | $400
  • Paint outside of cabins | $200 each (14 total)
  • Gut and paint inside of cabins | $250 each (3 total)
  • Renovate Cabins | $2000+

Camp Mission Projects (No Cost)

The following are tentative projects that may be available for your Mission Camp group but vary depending on your scheduled visit:

  • Clear trails
  • Mark trails with nature signs (tree types, plant types, etc.)
  • Camp Cleaning (cabins, pathways, features, recreational areas, etc.)

Local Organizations

The following are local organizations that provide mission and serving opportunities beyond the camp site:

  • FAME Medical Ministry
  • World Vision 30 Hour Famine
  • Back Street Ministires (Bloomington)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity (local chapters)
  • Habitat Restore (Bloomington)
  • Jacob Finger UMC
  • Loogootee UMC
  • Mercy Center
  • L.I.F.E. Lawrence Inter Faith Endeavor
  • And more!

Program Activities

The following program activities are available for Mission Camp groups:

  • Giant Dual Swing
  • Dual Zip Line
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Swimming Pool (Open Memorial Day-Labor Day)
  • Evening Games

 

2015 Mission Camp Example Schedule (3 Days)

Day 1

    1:00 Arrive at Camp / Unpack
    2:30 Welcome & Orientation
    3:30 Teambuilding/Low Ropes Course
    5:30 Set up for dinner
    6:00 Dinner
    6:30 Free Time
    6:45 Work Crew Leader Meeting
    7:30 Evening Gathering/Worship
    9:00 Camp Fire
    10:00 Quiet Time/Devotions
    10:30 Lights Out

Day 2

    6:30 Rise and Shine!
    7:00 Breakfast, Chores, Lunch Prep
    8:00 Daily Kick Off
    8:30 Arrive at Maintenance
    9:00 Work Project
    12:00 Lunch Break
    4:00 Clean Up Work Site
    4:30 Next-Day Prep
    5:00 Shower/Clean Up
    6:00 Dinner
    6:30 Free Time
    7:30 Evening Gathering/Worship
    9:00 Camp Fire
    10:00 Quiet Time/Devotions
    10:30 Lights Out

Day 3

    6:30 Rise and Shine!
    7:00 Breakfast, Chores, Lunch Prep
    8:00 Daily Kick Off
    8:30 Arrive at Maintenance
    9:00 Work Project
    12:00 Lunch Break
    3:00 Clean Up Work Site
    4:00 Shower/Clean Up/Pack
    5:00 Dinner, Closing Devotion and Prayer
    6:00 Departure

2015 Mission Camp Example Schedule (5 Days)

Day 1

    1:00 Arrive at Camp / Unpack
    2:30 Welcome & Orientation
    3:30 Teambuilding/Low Ropes Course
    5:30 Set up for dinner
    6:00 Dinner
    6:30 Free Time
    6:45 Work Crew Leader Meeting
    7:30 Evening Gathering/Worship
    9:00 Camp Fire
    10:00 Quiet Time/Devotions
    10:30 Lights Out

Days 2 (On Site)

    6:30 Rise and Shine!
    7:00 Breakfast, Chores, Lunch Prep
    8:00 Daily Kick Off
    8:30 Arrive at Maintenance
    9:00 Work Project
    12:00 Lunch Break
    4:00 Clean Up Work Site
    4:30 Next-Day Prep
    5:00 Shower/Clean Up
    6:00 Dinner
    6:30 Free Time
    7:30 Evening Gathering/Worship
    9:00 Camp Fire
    10:00 Quiet Time/Devotions
    10:30 Lights Out

Day 3 & 4

    6:30 Rise and Shine!
    7:00 Breakfast, Chores, Lunch Prep
    8:00 Daily Kick Off
    8:30 Recreation/Community Service Time
    9:00 Camp Fire
    10:00 Quiet Time/Devotions
    10:30 Lights Out

Day 5

    6:30 Rise and Shine!
    7:00 Breakfast, Chores, Lunch Prep
    8:00 Daily Kick Off
    8:30 Recreation/Community Service Time
    4:00 Shower/Clean Up/Pack
    5:00 Dinner, Closing Devotion and Prayer
    6:00 Departure

 

Get Started Planning

To begin planning your Mission Camp experience at Camp Indicoso, contact Camp Manager Missi Weeks-Jones.

Camp Indicoso
1558 Sieboldt Quarry Road | Springville, IN 47462
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