For Students Entering
Middle School & Senior High
Epworth Forest Conference Center
Pine Creek Camp
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WATCH YOUR STUDENT GROW
June 25-30 & July 2-7
That Thing is a summer conference-style camp for high school students to come together in pursuit of Christ. The experience blends fun activities with a focus on living out the message and hope of Christ.
Group leaders can register for their Lodge(s) beginning December 5 and 6. Individuals signing up for Campus House can register beginning January 15.
Bullseye! See how close you can get to the center of the target at the archery range! Learn how to safely string, nock, aim, and loose an arrow. Keep trying and see how much you improve over the course of camp.
Junior Olympic Swimming Pool
Dive in! The best place to soak up the sun, cannonball off the low or high dive, and challenge your friends to a game of Marco Polo. There’s more than enough room in our 25-yard-long, 6-lane-wide pool for everyone. Centrally located on the grounds, it features a bathhouse to quickly change into or out of your suit.
Soar through the air on our giant swing for two. Our experienced team members will safely strap you in and pull the swing back as far as it can go. Before you know it, you’ll be swinging through the air on a thrill ride you won’t forget.
You’re it! This is a high-stakes game of tag between you and your friends. Shoot a foam-tipped arrow at a player and hope your aim is true. Score points by hitting an opponent, shooting a target, or even catching an arrow out of the air!
Walk between the treetops on our high ropes course! Scale the climbing wall, cross sky-high bridges, and race your friends to the ground on our twin zip lines. You’ll feel safe in your harness and helmet as you clamber through the trees.
Fun onshore and in the water! Enjoy kayaking with friends, lounging on the beach, swimming out to the aqua-rocker, a water obstacle course, and more. Whatever floats your boat. There’s a lakefront activity for everyone.
Paintball is a fun and competitive team activity. Get a group together and take out your opponents by hitting them with eco-friendly, dye-filled paintballs. You’ll know who’s been hit when the dye breaks on impact! Capture the flag, free-for-all, and tag are just a few of the fun games you can play on the paintball course.
A race to the ground! Challenge a friend on our dual zip lines. Climb our 45-foot tall tower and strap in for the ride of your life. The race starts when you and your friend slide off the tower and zip across the field below. Whoever gets to the bottom first is the winner!
See what you and a teammate can achieve on our low ropes course. Learn to lean on each other to cross bridges and cheer on your teammate as they navigate obstacles. Try it with someone new and see how much you accomplish!
The giant blob is a huge pillow in the lake. One person sits on the front while the other jumps on the back. The person on the front gets launched into the air and splashes into the water. It’s a thrill for all ages!
Belay on! Buckle into a harness and climb as high as you dare while our experienced crew guides you from below. When you get to the top, let go and glide to the ground. Is height not your thing? Try our lower, no-harness bouldering wall for a fun climbing experience.
Canoeing on White River
Canoe along the White River with a friend or two! You’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery and serene water as you float. Pack a snack for a picnic in the boat, or take turns paddling while you listen to the sounds of nature.
For our younger crowd (k-2) we take our time on the lake admiring creation and spotting the creatures of the sky and water. For the 3-6 crew, things get ramped up with a fantastic time tubing with friends!
Our Recreation Zone is full of great ways both indoor and out to enjoy each other in fellowship. We have Gaga, Nine Square in the Air, Bean Bags, Frisbee, Soccer, Sand Volleyball, Billiards, Ping Pong, Foosball, air hockey, and lots more!
We have 9 different trails of various difficulty that can help you see as much, or as little of our site as possible. Some are loops, some are straight line destination style. We have printed maps available, and signage abundant!
Nothing beats a good fire for promoting healthy conversation. We have multiple locations and can be flexible in creating new spots. We provide the wood, and can even start it for you!
We are the hands and feet of God. There's nothing like a project to bring a group together. Ask us what we have currently available, or coming up!
Prepare to get a little muddy! Begin your trek up an undeveloped trail straight up a creek bed. You’ll feel like you’re on a jungle expedition! You’ll learn, exercise, and get dirty as you make your way through the creek and into camp.
One central area for so many activities! Try crate climbing, hatchet throwing, monkey climbing, and more. Bring a group of friends or try an activity on your own. The only question you’ll be asking yourself is, “Which one should I do first?”
Our Perimeter Trail is stacked with hidden cache buckets each containing an activity. Walk the trail, find a cache, and enjoy some time with your peers!
The Adventure Trail challenges everyone to work together to make it through. Communicate and cooperate to complete several challenges on this low ropes course.
A Typical Day At Camp
All camp activity
Vesper Evening Worship
Snacks & Hangout
Devotions & lights out
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Youth Camp FAQ
What about laundry, cell phones, and spending money?
There is no laundry at camp, so make sure to pack everything you think you’ll need! Most youth camps have a no-cell phone policy. That Thing campers are an exception to the policy. Merchandise is available for purchase at check-in on the first day, and That Thing campers may want to bring spending money for snacks.
What if I have a kid with special dietary/medical needs?
Please feel free to contact us before signing up if you have concerns about the level of care your camper may need while at camp.
We offer a standard menu and do not offer celiac or vegetarian menus at this time. If your camper has doctor-directed dietary meal concerns, please contact the Camp Manager at your camp location to make arrangements for sending food to supplement our menu. Any meals sent to the camp for your camper will require a doctor’s note explaining the needs and allergy. We do not prepare raw foods from home—only ready-to-warm meals.
Does it cost extra to do activities?
No, it does not cost extra. All activities are included in the cost of summer camp.
What do students need to bring to camp?
Each camper will get an email with a packing list for their particular camp. You’ll want to make sure they pack a sleeping bag/bedding, pillow, modest & weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle, clothes for being outside at night (i.e., jeans and long-sleeve shirt), rain gear, tennis shoes, flip flops for showers, toiletries, towels (shower and beach), one-piece swimsuit, sunscreen, bug repellant, flashlight, Bible, pen & paper, money for merchandise, etc.
What is the dress code?
Camp is a place to focus on God. In an effort to reflect Christ, we ask that everyone dress and behave in a modest way. Please leave the following items at home: speedos, midriff shirts, skin-tight short shorts, low-cutting tops, strapless tops or dresses, revealing two-piece bathing suits, and any item depicting violence, drugs, or course language or imagery. If you are wearing something or acting in a way that is impacting the experience of those around you negatively, you will be asked to address the situation.
How do you keep my kid safe?
We prioritize whole-person safety for all campers. We thoroughly vet and train staff and volunteers, closely monitor activities, and foster a healthy emotional and spiritual environment where kids are valued and protected. Learn more about our safety approach and protocols.
Is there any way to stay in touch?
Yes! You can send your children mail and email. You’ll receive more information in your info packet and will also get a flyer at check-in with more details. Depending on volunteer photographer availability, photos may be posted throughout the week.