2023 Camp Theme
Theme Verse: Romans 5:7-8
This summer at Crossings, we want to take a look under the microscope and explore the good news of the Gospel! Understanding the Gospel is the most fundamental part of following Jesus. Throughout the week, we will open God’s Word to discover the elements of this life-changing message and how it changes us from the inside out.
Day 1: What Does It Mean To Be Saved?
Imagine being in a lab full of test tubes and beakers with no names. You know you have to make something special, but you have no idea where to start. Unlike unlabeled test tubes, the Bible tells us exactly what the elements of the Gospel are and why it is the most important news we have ever received. The whole Bible is the story of God’s amazing rescue of His people. The word “Gospel” comes from the Bible and means “good news!” But why is the Gospel good news? Kids will hear about God’s perfect holiness, the problem of sin, and how we can be saved.
Day 2: What Am I Saved From? (Romans 3:23)
Can you remember a time when you were sick and you took medicine? How wonderful it was to feel better. To understand the goodness of the Gospel, we must first see that we have a sickness and that sickness is sin. Today, kids will see that, like a sickness, sin is rooted in their hearts, and Jesus is the only cure!
Day 3: Who Saved Me? (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Just like hydrogen needs oxygen to become water, the Gospel story needs a Savior to become good news. God did more than just send a message, he sent a person. If fact, he sent his own son, Jesus, who came into our broken world to fix all of the brokenness caused by sin. He died on the cross and rose again so that sinners like you and I can receive the greatest part of the good news. We can have a relationship with God! We can be joined to him forever!
Day 4: What Am I Saved For? (Romans 10:9-10)
Throughout history, there have been many amazing discoveries and inventions. Benjamin Franklin discovering electricity, Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb, and Alexander Graham Bell inventing the telephone are just a few. Once these discoveries and inventions were revealed, people wanted the invention and wanted to tell others knowing it would change the world. The Gospel is even greater news and an even greater discovery that will never get old and never get outdated. We are called to believe this Good News and share it with others.
Crossings is committed to the safety of all campers. It is our number one (and two and three) priority. Before joining our team, all applicants must fill out an extensive application; pass background checks; undergo in-depth interviews; and complete an intensive, pre-camp training, which includes our comprehensive Child Protection Policy.
At no time is a camper ever alone with a Crossings team member. For additional safety, both properties are completely gated. Camp staff wear identifying shirts and name tags while campers and their leaders wear identifying nametags and wristbands at all times. All camp visitors must register before coming to camp and must adhere to our Visitor Policy & Code of Conduct.
High-Energy & Premium Activities
Meaningful experiences shouldn’t be boring. We want campers to make memories they’ll be talking about for the rest of their lives. That’s why we offer a wide variety of activities from zip lines, bazooka ball, and water slides to cake decorating, laser tag, and climbing towers. Each experience is designed to help your group grow closer together as they grow closer to God in a fun-filled, engaging environment.
Crossings summer staff is an energetic, authentic, relationship-driven team of college students. Having completed extensive Bible study and evangelism training, each staff member is fully prepared to share the gospel and provide the best possible hospitality. Our staff can't wait to have fun and build meaningful relationships with your kids.
Cut through the Noise
We believe that making space to deliberately focus on your relationship with God creates the opportunity for powerful life change. That’s why we create an intentional environment where the normal distractions of daily life can be set aside.
We want every child to hear the gospel proclaimed, engage with God’s word, and experience Christ-centered worship. That’s why we deliberately infuse the gospel into every detail of your group’s experience.
Two Locations. One Mission.
Escape the distractions, and give your kids an engaging, memorable experience at either of our two convenient locations. Explore location-specific activities, lodging, and more below.
Discover your inner cookie artist skills in this fun, engaging POI! You’ll learn easy techniques using Royal icing to create your own sugar cookie masterpieces.
Join us as we have thousands of Lego pieces. Want to build an exact replica of the Millennium Falcon, the Empire State Building, or the Eiffel Tower? How creative can you be?
Bazooka Ball is a run-and-shoot-em game for all ages! Two teams begin on opposite ends of a field covered in barriers and obstacles and try to capture the other team’s flag all while avoiding being shot by dense foam balls launched from air cannons.
Crossings Camps offer some of the best Zip Lines in all of Kentucky! Zip through the tree tops as you fly up to 30 miles per hour 40 feet above the ground as our staff sees you safely to the end of the line. A thrilling experience you are sure to remember!
There will be no shortage of sports activities for our guests on property. Soccer, Smashball, Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee Golf, Volleyball, Basketball and more are offered in our excellent fields and courts.
Our aerial ropes course at Cedarmore, Tango Tower, is a climbing challenge that is safe for all ages. Fixed with a special belay system, Tango Tower provides hours of entertainment and exercise all while climbers take in the beautiful views of the Cedarmore property.
For those looking for a gentler pace, Cedarmore’s fishing area allows guests to take in the serene surroundings as they reel in their daily catch or paddle the lake from shore to shore.
Gaga ball is super-charged dodgeball on the ground played in an octagon arena. Challenge your friends and be the last man or woman standing.
It’s a hit! The original combat archery sport. Make a team of up to 5 people and challenge your friends with non-lethal, foam-tipped arrows. Score points by shooting an opponent, hitting their targets, or catching their arrows mid-air. This is a great idea for teaching teamwork.
Located at Jonathan Creek and Cedar Crest, our swimming pool offers our guests the perfect venue to soak up the sun, enjoy the cool clear water, or take in a game of water basketball. Restrooms and changing rooms are conveniently located poolside.
For those looking for a gentler pace, Jonathan Creek’s kayaking on Kentucky Lake allows guests to take in the serene surroundings as they paddle the lake’s shores.
Jonathan Creek hosts a brand new arena that features ten-on-ten action, booming arena-quality sound, and state-of-the-art laser tag equipment. This POI is sure to keep the heart pounding and the competition fierce. This is the perfect indoor activity for the summer and winter.