That Thing FAQ’s

Where is That Thing?

That Thing is a program at Epworth Forest Conference Center located in North Webster, Indiana along the shore of Lake Webster.


  • Indianapolis, IN– 160 miles, 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • South Bend, IN– 55 miles, 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Ft. Wayne, IN– 45 miles, 55 minutes
  • Lafayette, IN– 115 miles, 2 hours, 35 minutes
  • Muncie, IN– 120 miles, 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Chicago, IL– 135 miles, 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Cincinnati, OH– 225 miles, 4 hours
  • Lansing, MI– 145 miles, 2 hours, 30 minutes


What Are the Core Spiritual Beliefs?

Statement of Faith:

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man and that salvation is available to all in and through Him.


Our Core Values:

  • The gospel of Jesus Christ is relevant, tangible and transformational
  • All people matter to God
  • Create spaces and environments where students learn to love God with all of their being
  • Inspire people to love their neighbor in all areas of their daily lifestyle
  • Empower and resource students to respond to injustice both locally and globally
  • Develop creative environments that foster long term emotional, physical and spiritual growth.
  • In all of our efforts, to nurture the local faith community (your church)


What Ages are Able to Attend That Thing?

Students must be between an incoming high school freshman and an outgoing high school graduate (grades 9-13).
Adult volunteers, counselors, and cooks must be at least 2 years removed from high school or employed by the church.


Is There a Dress Code and Dating Policy at Camp?

The general policy regarding dress and dating is “modesty”. Modesty is subjective to and defined by the values of a community. Students and adults are asked to dress and act towards one another in a way that reflects their self image as a child of God, that respects others, and does not cause stumbling blocks. If dating or dress are creating distractions to an individual or a group, the behavior will be addressed with the leadership of the student(s).


What Dothe Campers Need to Bring?

Things to Bring…

Bible, Pen & Paper, Masks, Sleeping bag/Bedding, Pillow, Modest and Weather Appropriate Clothing, Tennis Shoes and Sandals, Toiletries, Swimsuit, Sun Screen, Bug Spray, Money (snacks, shirts, fundraisers, etc.)


Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, Weapons, Fireworks, Pets


Why Should Adults Come to That Thing?

One of the core values That Thing operates on is nurturing an existing faith community. Your students will grow because of your leadership’s investment in them. This is not a “send your kids” camp…it’s a “bring your group” space and it’s designed for pastors and youth workers to customize the experience around what the leadership knows is needed in the students’ spiritual development.


Are Children of Adults Allowed at That Thing?

Children of adult leaders using the Group Lodges are allowed at That Thing.

Adults participating in the Campus House may not have children with them in those lodges. However, so long as supervision ratios are maintained, those adults and children may rent a room in the on-site Freeland Hotel (fees apply).


How Many Adult Leaders are Required to Be at That Thing?

An adult to student ratio of 1:10 must be maintained through some of the different ticket options have unique options for your adult supervision. We always suggest having a minimum of 2 adults per gender.