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Set Out On a Safari

Crossings Kids in 2018 is going on a Safari—a biblical safari. Join us as we travel to Luke chapter 15. In Luke 15, Jesus presents to us a world of lost things — a lost son, a lost sheep, and a lost coin. Like the lost son, we do things in our own way. Like the lost sheep, we think we know the way when we don’t. Like the lost coin, we need to be found.

Return to the Father

The good news is that Jesus uses stories like these parables to teach us that we are lost and that we need to return to our Father, who is seeking for us. These parables teach us that we are nothing without Jesus and that it is through a relationship with him that we can come back to the Father. It is our hope that students will leave camp in 2018 knowing that Jesus cares deeply for them and has provided a way for them to be found by God.

Celebrate Lost Things Found

 We want to join the characters in Luke 15 and celebrate lost things found. In fact, we want to celebrate that those who believe in Jesus were once a lost people who now have been found by Jesus: “It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and he is alive; he was lost, and is found” (Luke 15:32).

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Mornings = Gospel + Heart Focus

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Morning Celebration
A high-energy time every morning that includes lots of fun, live sketches, videos, announcements, games, and music. Morning Celebration ensures your kids are awake and ready to study God’s Word.

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Bible Study
We separate 3rd-4th and 5th-6th grade students and give them in-depth exposition of God’s Word from our camp pastor followed by a staffer-led breakout time of discussion and application.

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Break Thru
After Bible study, our staffers invest in your students via games, guided conversations, and hang out time. Our staffers are trained to build relationships with your students for the purpose of Gospel transformation.

Afternoons = High Energy Indoor + Outdoor Activities

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Points of Impact (POIs)
We make every moment intentional. At the end of each event, our staffers spend a few minutes discussing with students how that particular activity illustrates the Gospel.

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Lake Recreation
Our premier properties offer private recreation lakes with lifeguards present at all times. Students have the opportunity to experience water zip-lines, blobs, water slides, and more.

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TAWG: Time Alone with God
During Connect, we encourage students to have personal quiet time in Bible Study and prayer. Devotional material based on the morning Bible Study is provided to each student.

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This is a designated time for you, the Group Leader, to connect with your students through devotions, discussions, team building activities, or simply hanging out.

Evening = Worship + Bible + Relationships

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Evening Worship
The worship service is the heartbeat of camp. During this evening gathering, we exalt Christ together in song, dig deep into the Word of God, and apply the Gospel to students’ lives.

Fellowships with space

The entire camp participates in these Crossings keynote experiences. These times are highlights of every camp week that foster unity, fun, fellowship, and allow for a little camp-wide controlled chaos.

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We want to strengthen the relationship between students and their church leaders. This is a designated time for you to meet with your group, debrief, worship, and pray together.

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The Shack
Before lights out, the Shack opens to purchase tasty treats and refreshing beverages. This is a time for you and the staff to continue developing relationships with your students.

Dates, Locations, & Camp Pastors

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Cedarmore 3-Night Kids Camp

Entering 3rd Grade to Entering 6th Grade

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Cedarmore offers a premier camp experience in north-central Kentucky. Nestled in the heart of Kentucky’s Outer Bluegrass region, Cedarmore rests on 600 acres of rolling hills and beautiful woodlands that showcase the glory of God’s creation. Guests will enjoy the surrounding cedar-filled forests, experience wildlife such as foxes and deer, be serenaded by the sounds of crackling campfires, and be mesmerized by star-filled skies. Cedarmore is located near Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati.

Points of Impact include Archery Tag, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Bazooka Ball, Climbing, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Tiger Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, Fishing, Gaga Ball, Heartsong Worship, Hiking, Improv, Minute-to-Win-It, Nuke ’em!, Science Experiments, Smashball*, Soccer, Wiffle Ball, Zip-Lines (min: 70lbs | max 200 lbs). * = older kids

Camp Pastors, Dates, & Rates

Kris Billiter

Week 1
Jul 20-23 | Fri-Mon

C $343 | BL $340
G/WW $353

James Jackson

Week 2
Jul 23-26 | Mon-Thu

C $343 | BL $340
G/WW $353

James Jackson

Week 3
Jul 26-29 | Thur-Sun

C $333 | BL $330
G/WW $343

C = Cabins | BL = Boone Lodge | G/WW = Gleason/Williams Wallace Lodges

All Prices Reflect the Standard Rate | All Prices Are Per Person & Require a $100 Deposit Per Person At Time of Registration

Jonathan Creek 3-Night Kids Camp

Entering 3rd Grade to Entering 6th Grade

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Jonathan Creek offers a premier camp experience in western Kentucky. Situated on 100 beautiful acres on the shore of Kentucky Lake, Jonathan Creek is one of the premier conference center destinations in the Midwest. Guests will enjoy stunning sunsets, quiet shoreline walks, kayak adventures, and southern hospitality. Jonathan Creek is located close to Paducah, KY and Nashville, TN.

Points of Impact include Board Games, Icing on the Cake, Legos, Minute-to-Win-It, Nuke ’em!, Science Experiments, Aerial Adventure Park, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Bazooka Ball, Disc Golf, Gaga Ball, Hiking & Outdoor Survival, Human Foosball, Kayaking*, Laser Tag, Pool Games, Soccer, Tiger Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, Tubing*, Wiffle Ball, Zip-lines* (min: 70 lbs | max: 250 lbs) * = older kids

Camp Pastor, Dates, & Rates

Vince Scarbrough

Week 1
Jul 22-25 | Sun-Wed

$343 |  GM $340
GL $353

Nic Allen

Week 2
Jul 25-28 | Wed-Sat

D $343 | GM $340
GL $353

Nic Allen

Week 3
Jul 29-Aug 1 | Sun-Wed

D $333 | GM $330
GL $343

D = Waller Dorm | GM = Gray Motel | GL = Group Lodge

All Prices Reflect the Standard Rate | All Prices Are Per Person & Require a $100 Deposit Per Person At Time of Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

How many adult leaders should I bring?

An important aspect in the ministry of Crossings is the relationships that students build with the adult leaders from their church. Crossings requests one adult for every five students (gender specific) in order to facilitate discipleship between students and adults that will extend beyond camp. As your students will be looking for guidance from the adults that come with your church, it is important that you bring adults who are at least 21-years-old, maturing Christians, and can be examples to your students and lead them spiritually.

What is the camp rate and what do accommodations look like for adult leaders?

The camp rate will be the same for both students and adults. Your adult leaders will stay in the same accommodations as their students overnight. During POIs and recreation activities, we encourage leaders to hang out with their students. They may even participate in activities after every student has had their chance.

May adult leaders bring their young children?

Our facilities do not have accommodations for parents to bring children who are too young or too old to register for that camp session.

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

The Early Bird $25 deposit is non-refundable but is transferable toward the final balance until February 28. Registration deposits after February 28 are both non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is the dress code and are life jackets required?

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 and shorts must be worn over swimsuits, even in the water. For both males and females, shirts must be worn at all times when walking to and from the lake/pool. Life jackets are required for all water activities (these are provided) and they must be fully buckled before anyone steps onto the dock to participate in water activities.

What about laundry, cell phone reception, and spending money?

There are no laundry facilities available on property, so bring enough clothes for your entire stay. Camp phones are available for your use if you do not have reception and need to make an emergency call. Lastly, students can purchase beverages, snacks, convenience items, books, and Crossings apparel at our Shack and General Store.

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

This summer we are providing camp nurses for Jonathan Creek and Cedarmore. Their primary goal will be to manage the infirmary and work directly with our staff to ensure the safety of everyone at camp. The camp nurse can assist you in storing and administering medications as well as assessing any situation that comes up within your group.

Does it cost extra to do the activities?

Crossings is all-inclusive and any activity that your students, adult leaders, or you may want to participate in is already included in the registration price.

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. The staff will do everything to accommodate them and keep the 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.

What time will my group arrive and leave camp?

Arrival times are on the first day of camp between 2:00 and 4:00 PM in 10 minute windows.  You will be able to sign-up for a window after March 1. Leaving times are between 10:30 and 11:00 AM on the last day.

What age ranges can attend kids camp?

Kids Camp is for kids entering third grade through entering sixth grade.

What do I need to bring to camp?

For a list of items to bring, visit our 2017 Packing List. We expect the items will be nearly the same for the next year, but we will have an updated version on March 1st, 2018.

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