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 Rivervale 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 to building paintball bases, 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.

Camp Rivervale Mission Camp Opportunities:

  • March 23-27 | $125 per person
  • March 30-April 3 | $125 per person
  • October 6-8 | $75 per person
  • October 23-25 | $75 per person
  • Contact Camp Manager Pam Tedrow 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:

  • Prep & paint Wesley and Whitefield Lodge kitchens | $200 each
  • Replace windows in Wesley Lodge | $200 each, 16 needed
  • Replace Wesley Lodge exterior doors | $100-200 each
  • Roof Wesley Lodge | $8000
  • Install new carpet for Wesley Lodge | $3000
  • Build new benches | $200 each
  • Low Ropes Elements work | $250-1500

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:

Spring Opening
• Cabin Cleaning
• Grounds Work
• Site Prep
• Inventory
• Build Two Elevated Lifeguard Chairs (lumber available)

Fall Closing
• Shut Down Site
• Store Outdoor Furniture
• Grounds Work
• Brush Removal/Trail Work

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:

  • Archery
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Canoeing
  • 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 Rivervale, contact Camp Manager Pam Tedrow.

Camp Rivervale
496 Rivervale Road | Mitchell, IN 47446
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