Theme Introduction

This world places hope in their skills, their reputation, their accomplishments, their nation, and their nationality. In Philippians 3, the Apostle Paul teaches us that our citizenship is in heaven and that we belong to Jesus. For this reason, our hope is not placed in the rewards that this world has to offer. We are Outsiders. We strive to obtain a different reward — the prize of knowing our true King—Jesus.

We are outsiders because we find meaning and purpose in knowing and pleasing King Jesus.
We are outsiders because we are citizens of the kingdom of heaven.
We are outsiders because we count all worldly prizes as rubbish.

Come to Crossings in 2017 to learn from Philippians 3. Together, we will strive to forget the empty hope of this world. Together, we will press on to know King Jesus and the power of his resurrection. Together, we will be … Outsiders.

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  • Romans 8:1-2 ESV

    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

  • Romans 12:4-5 ESV

    For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

  • Ephesians 2:12-13 ESV

    remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

  • Ephesians 2:19 ESV

    So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God

  • Philippians 3:20 ESV

    But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ

  • Colossians 2:9-12 ESV

    For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.

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Answers to your Questions

Registration FAQs

Can you send us some information concerning Crossings?

Contact Crossings by emailing or calling at 502-491-7000 for any questions you have about Crossings. You can also refer to our website at

What are the age groups for students attending camp?

Student Camp and Camp40 are for those entering 7th grade through recent high school graduates.

Kids Camp is for those entering 3rd grade through those entering 6th grade.

How many adult leaders should I bring?

Crossings requests one adult for every five students (gender specific) in order to facilitate discipleship between students and adults that will help your students’ life-changing experiences extend beyond camp. Crossings also wants to ensure that there are enough male and female adults to provide adequate supervision in the rooms at night and during free time.

Can I or my adult leaders bring our children to camp?

Crossings’ facilities do not have accommodations for parents to bring children who are too young or too old to register as students. Because of the nature of camp, and the busy schedule, it would be impossible for an Adult Leader to provide appropriate supervision for both their child/children and their groups’ students.

What time do we need to arrive at camp?

Registration is from:
2:00 – 4:00 pm for Student and Kids Camp
4:00 – 5:00 pm for Camp40
(NOTE: Arrival time is according to the time zone where the property is located.)

When will I know where my students are housed (number of rooms, connecting rooms, etc.)?

Due to frequent last minute changes in gender ratios and group numbers, housing arrangements may change up until group arrival. For questions regarding housing set up, call our Central Office at 502-491-7000.

Financial FAQs

Can I get a refund if someone from my group drops out?

The deposit of $75 is nonrefundable and non-transferrable to the final balance. The final balance is due, to be postmarked, no later than two weeks prior to the arrival date of your group. Once that two week date passes, the money is nonrefundable. Also, once the two-week-out mark has passed, your are held responsible to pay in full for the number of participants Crossings has on file for you group.

If the amount is paid before the deadline AND the participant drops before the deadline, Crossings will refund the amount paid, minus the $75 deposit, to the church — not the individual. The church may then give the refund to the individual at their discretion.

If our parent/business meeting is on a particular day, can I send our payment late?

It is required that you plan ahead so that necessary meetings occur before the deadlines. If a payment is late, your group will incur any applicable late fees or rate changes. Crossings CANNOT make deadline exceptions for any group.

Payment Deadline is here, Can I send what payments I have now and the rest later?

Payment must be made in full for the number of people registered with your group in order to maintain your registration numbers. Partial payments will result in the lowering of your registration numbers to the number for which payment has been received. Registration numbers can always be increased after payment deadline, pending housing availability and upon receiving payment for those additions.

Can I Pay by Credit Card?

Crossings accepts all major credit cards. You can call our Central Office and pay by credit card over the phone. All credit card payments will incur a 2% processing fee.

Adult Participation FAQs

What do the adult leaders from our church do during a week of camp?

Our philosophy at Crossings is that camp is as much for adults as it is for students. The staff wants adults that come to camp to leave with a more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and their students. Adult Leaders will be free to hang out with their students during POIs to celebrate their students’ victories and to give encouragement. An important aspect in the ministry of Crossings is the relationships that students build with the Adult Leaders from their church. The staff invites you to participate with your students in recreation activities. Please be aware that adults may only participate AFTER all students have had the opportunity to participate.

What are the general expectations/qualifications that I should look for in an adult leader?

Your students will look for guidance from the adults that come with your church. It is important that you bring adults that can lead your students spiritually. Crossings suggests that you have maturing Christians who can provide an example to your students. Your Adult Leaders should be at least 21-years-old.

What does it cost for the adult leaders to attend camp?

The camp rate will be the same for both students and adults.

Will the staff stay in the same lodging as the students? Where do the adults sleep?

Students will be sleeping in rooms with their church’s Adult Leaders, not the Crossings Staff. Adult Leaders will also be responsible for their students during the times that are not programmed such as free time, meals, and from lights out until morning.

Can Adult Leaders Switch Out with Other Leaders?

You may switch out leaders throughout the week. We ask that their stay not overlap or additional payment will be required. Please let us know prior to your arrival if you will have leaders who will be switching out. 2015 Crossings Medical Release Forms and Participant Accounts are required for adults attending for ANY amount of time.

General FAQs

We have never been to the property before. Can we come and check out the facilities?

We would love to have you and your leadership team to come and visit our property. You can call us year-round at 502-491-7000 to set up an appointment.

What about students who do not enjoy swimming or climbing? Will there be anything at camp for them?

We offer a diverse array of activities intended to serve a broad audience. These activities are planned according to the gifts and abilities of the staff we have hired. In addition to waterfront, climbing, and sport-related activities, POIs (Points of Impact) will also include drama, missions, in-depth Bible Study, games, creative ministries, arts and crafts, etc. At night after worship, we will also have a Shack area for students to hang out and play games. Every recreation activity is “challenge by choice.” Students can choose to participate in the recreation or encourage and cheer on those that are participating. Students will be encouraged, but not forced, to stretch themselves and go outside their comfort zones.

What is the dress code?

We ask that all students and adults dress modestly. For females, shorts need to be longer than fingertips when arm is extended down the side of leg. We do not allow spaghetti strap tank tops or any tops where undergarments can be seen. Swimsuits must be one piece, no exceptions. For females, shorts must be worn over swimsuits at all times, even in the water. For both males and females, shirts must be worn at all times when walking to and from the lake/pool.

Do I have to wear a life jacket at the lake?

Yes, anyone who participates in our water activities or steps onto the dock must wear a fully buckled life jacket.

Do you have a place where we can do laundry during the week?

There are no laundry facilities available on property.

My cell phone does not get reception, is there a phone I can use?

There are phones available for your use if you need to make an emergency call. Ask Crossings Staff for more information.

Do you have a camp nurse? Where do we go if someone gets sick or injured?

We will not have a camp nurse. Anything more than cuts and bruises will be taken care of at the local clinic or hospital. We cannot distribute medication for headaches, indigestion, allergies, or other ailments, so we recommend bringing a pack with those items for your group. We do have simple first aid supplies. We will have a map with directions to the area hospitals, local pharmacies, convenience stores, etc. available to you.

Is there a place for someone to store medication that needs to be refrigerated?

Yes, you may store refrigerated medicine in our kitchen. However, someone with your group must be responsible for dispensing the medication. Crossings Ministries will not be responsible for dispensing any medication.

What if I have a student with food allergies?

If you have a student with food allergies, please make sure this is noted on their 2015 Crossings Medical Release Form, and the staff will do everything to accommodate them and keep our kitchen staff aware of the student’s needs. Please advise your student to find a member of the kitchen staff to discuss their options during meal times. At Kids Camp, please send an Adult Leader with your student to the Food Service Director.

Does it cost extra to do the activities?

Crossings is all-inclusive and all of the activities that your students may want to participate in are already included in the price.

Is there a camp store? Do I need extra spending money?

There will be a concession stand/camp store (called “The Shack”) open at times during camp where students can purchase drinks, snacks, hot food items, and frozen items. There will also be Crossings merchandise available for purchase such as t-shirts, stickers, and highlight DVDs.

What time will my group leave camp?

You will leave between 10:30 and 11:00 AM on the last day of camp.

What do I need to bring to camp?

For a list of items to bring and leave at home, visit our 2017 Packing list.

What can my students expect for a typical day at camp?

Students can expect to experience a time of Bible study and small-group discussion, fun POIs (the activities that each student chooses before camp), and worship at night. There will also be time to hang out and get to know one another, delicious meals, and time to spend alone in prayer and Bible reading.


What Will We Do All Day?

Glad you asked! Here’s an overview of the typical camp days:

Opening Day

2:00-4:00 Registration
5:00-6:30 Dinner
7:00 Opening Celebration
9:15 Church Checkpoint
9:45 Snack Shack Opens/Free Time
11:00 In Rooms/Buildings
11:30 Lights Out

Full Day of Camp

7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:00 Group Leader Meeting
8:25 Morning Celebration
9:00-11:00 Large Group/Small Group Bible Study
11:00-12:30 Lunch
12:50 Afternoon Rotations:

  • Lakefront (the Blob, water inflatables, etc.)
  • POIs (Points of Impact, i.e. ziplines, bazooka ball, drama)
  • Church Group Connect
5:00 Free Time
5:30-7:00 Dinner
7:30 Worship
9:00 Church Checkpoint
9:30 Snack Shack Opens/Free Time/Night Fellowships
11:00 In Rooms/Buildings
11:30 Lights Out

Closing Day

7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:00 Group Leader Checkout
8:30 Bible Study Groups
9:15 Closing Celebration
10:15 Groups Depart

Contact Us

For any questions concerning Crossings or reservations
for camps and retreats, please contact our Central Office.

INFO@GOCROSSINGS.ORG // (502) 491-7000


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