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Western KY Christian Camp

Student Camps at Jonathan Creek

Starting At $360 All-inclusive pricing
For Grades 6-12
Location Hardin, KY
Why Crossings

See Lives Changed

As a leader, you want to see your students impacted by the life-changing gospel of Christ. But it’s easy to get bogged down with the logistics of planning engaging experiences for your students that make room for spiritual growth.

The good news is you don’t have to do this alone! Your time and energy is limited and should be spent on relational ministry—investing in the everyday lives of your students. We want to be your partner in ministry and help your students encounter the gospel like never before. That’s why we intentionally infuse the gospel into every detail and high-energy activity so that campers can go deeper with Christ and with each other.

With Crossings as your ministry partner, you are freed up to focus on your students and see powerful life change!

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All-inclusive experience

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Intentional Staff

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Lake Activities

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High-Energy 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, ropes courses, and water activities to laser tag and bazooka ball. Each experience is designed to help your group grow closer together as they grow closer to God in a fun-filled, engaging environment.

Lake Activities

Wide Range of Experiences

Trained Staff Supervising All Activities

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Cream-of-the-Crop Staff

Crossings summer staff is an energetic, authentic, relationship-driven team of college students. They are passionate about Christ and making Christ known to all campers. Team members go through a competitive application process; extensive background checks; in-depth interviews; and an intensive, pre-camp training that includes Bible study and evangelism instruction. Our staff is ready to have fun and build meaningful relationships with your students.

Carefully Selected Team

High-Energy Leaders

Extensive Staff Training

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Gospel-Saturated Week

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 without normal distractions of daily life and deliberately infuse the gospel into every detail of your group’s experience.

Christ-centered Worship

Distraction-Free Environment

Staff-led Bible Studies

Clear Gospel Presentations

What’s Included

All-Inclusive Camp Experience

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    Meals

    Meals are prepared on property and included for all guests. 

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    Staff-Led Worship + Bible Studies

    Crossings staff lead daily worship and Bible studies—so you can focus on relational ministry. 

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    Premium Activities

    Enjoy a wide variety of premium on-site activities, from ziplining and bazooka ball to laser tags and sports fields. 

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    Lodging

    Stay in dorm-style lodging with other members of your church and fellow camp groups. 

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    Lake Sports

    Enjoy beautiful Kentucky Lake through our lake activities, including kayaking. 

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    Group Leader Lounge

    Recharge in our lounge designed specifically for church group leaders while your campers are having a blast with Crossings staff. 

Camp Schedule

A Day in the Life of a Camper

Morning

7:30

Breakfast

Actual meal times will vary as they are split into four 20-minute segments according to your group’s tribe assignment. Breakfast will happen from 7:10 am-8:30 am.

7:40
7:40

Group Leader Meeting

8:35

Morning Recreation Rotation

This rotation will consist of: Morning Cel, Large Group, Small Group, and CROSSBOWL. Times will vary based on camp tribe assignments.

9:35

Bible Study

Daily in-depth exposition of God’s Word led by our camp pastor. The camp is segmented into high school and middle school to allow focused teaching. After Bible study, our staffers lead a time of discussion and application with your students. This activity is included in the Morning Rotation. Times will vary based on tribe assignment.

Afternoon

11:45
11:45

Lunch

Lunch

Actual meal times will vary as they are split into four 25-minute segments according to your group’s tribe assignment. Lunch will happen from 11:20 am - 12:35 pm.

12:35
12:35

Free Time

1:00
1:00

POI Activities

Point of Impact

POI Activities

Point of Impact

We fill your students’ afternoons with high-energy indoor and outdoor activities on our beautiful properties. At the end of each POI, our staffers spend a few minutes discussing with students how that particular activity illustrates the Gospel. Participants will rotate around POIs and Lake Recreation in the afternoons. Times will vary based on your group's tribe assignment.

3:00

Afternoon Recreation Rotation

This is a time within the afternoon where participants will rotate between Lake Recreation and POIs. Please reference the dress code for appropriate swimwear. Times will vary based on your group's tribe assignment.

5:50

Church Connect

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. This designated time will happen twice. Once in the afternoon and once in the evening. Times will vary based on your group's tribe assignment.

Evening

5:45
5:45

Dinner

Dinner

Actual meal times will vary as they are split into four 25-minute segments according to your group’s tribe assignment. Dinner will happen from 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm.

7:30
7:30

Worship

8:20

Church Checkpoint

A designated time for you to meet with your group, debrief, worship, and pray together. This designated time will be a part of the evening rotation. Times will vary based on your group's tribe assignment.

10:15
10:15

Shack Time Rotation

The last hoorah before lights out.

Shack Time Rotation

The last hoorah before lights out.

The Shack will be open to purchase tasty treats and beverages. During this time, you and the staff continue developing relationships with your students. This year there will four separate shack time experiences. These will take place in four different locations, including unique menu items, and including CROSSBOWL competitions. Times will vary based on your group's tribe assignment.

11:15
11:15

Lights Out

HARDIN, KY

Where are We?

Situated on 125 beautiful acres on the shore of Kentucky Lake, Jonathan Creek is one of the premiere camp destinations in the Midwest. Campers can enjoy a wide range of activities—from zip lines and bazooka ball to kayaking, tubing, and so much more.

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Fun at all speeds

Activities & Adventures

Cookie Decorating

Cookie Decorating

Discover your inner cookie artist skills in this fun, engaging POl! You'll learn easy techniques using royal icing to create your own sugar cookie masterpieces.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Ever wanted to kayak down the Buffalo River? You'll have the chance to do this and more in kayaking!

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Are you creative and artistic? Or do you want to inspire your creative side? Arts and Crafts is for you! No matter your skill level, come inside for a fun afternoon.

Field Games

Field Games

Are you competitive? Looking for some exercise? Or, just wanna let loose? Meet us on the rec fields for some intense and friendly competition. Capture the Flag. Tails. Pool Noodle Hockey. Kickball. You name it, and we might play it.

Basketball

Basketball

So, you think you got skill? Bring your "A game out to the court and you may learn a thing or two in the process!

Hiking & Outdoors

Hiking & Outdoors

Do you enjoy nature? Are you needing a peaceful break from the excitement of camp? Join us for a stroll through the woods and deepen your knowledge of outdoor living!

Minute to Win it

Minute to Win it

Do you like competitive games? Do you like working together as a team? Join us in these high-energy competitive games.

Heartsong

Heartsong

Spend time with the camp band, learn songs and worship with your passion for music!

Nuke ‘Em

Nuke ‘Em

Nuke 'em! is similar to volleyball however, you catch the ball and throw it over. The object is to get the other team's players out by throwing the ball over and getting it to land on their side.

LEAD

LEAD

Want to know more about working for Crossings Ministries as college student? If you are a junior or senior in high school sign up for LEAD!

Tubing

Tubing

Hop on a tube with a buddy and hold on for dear life as we sling you around Kentucky Lake. Maybe you can make it longer than 8 seconds.

Volleyball

Volleyball

Be prepared to serve, set, and spike in the sand volleyball pits. Can your team dominate? Let's find out!

Kentucky Lake Games

Kentucky Lake Games

Join us out near the dock for our newest POl. Come for the games and stay for the cool lake temps!

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Aim for the basket and give it your best shot all while enjoying camp's scenery! Try your best to shoot under par and outplay your pals.

Bazooka Ball

Bazooka Ball

It's a duel! Which team will outlast the other? If you like paintball, you will love the rush of bazooka ball! It's like paintball but with soft, foam balls. No paint, no mess, no pain, ALL FUN!

Zip Lines

Zip Lines

Do you like heights? Do you like an adrenaline rush? Clip in your harness and hold on! Zip across 600 ft of the property enjoying the beautiful views. Minimum weight, 90 lbs. Maximum weight, 250 lbs. (5th and 6th grade only for Kids Camp)

Sports Fields

Sports Fields

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.

Gaga Ball

Gaga Ball

Gaga ball is dodgeball with less aces to dodge! This is a fun outdoor activity in which you use a ball to get the other team out but it is all done within an octagon play pit.

Archery Tag

Archery Tag

Archery Tag® is played similar to dodgeball with bows and patented foam-tipped arrows. This exciting, action-packed game offers the ultimate family friendly experience that engages everyone. Don't miss out on Tag... The game you never outgrow!

Pool Games

Pool Games

During the summer heat, a day at the pool is just what you need. Cool off and enjoy the various activities we offer.

Laser Tag

Laser Tag

We know what you are thinking, and yes, this is the Laser Tag you have played or heard about. Come suit up with phaser and vest and see if your team wins.

CAMP HOUSING FOR GROUPS

Lodging Options

Some groups may need to share bunks, rooms, or floors with other groups. Genders will always be separated.

Camp Housing for Groups

Pastors, Dates & Rates

Rates are dependent on lodging. See lodging options above. See our registration policy for more information.

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Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 2: June 3-7, 2025
4-Nights | Tuesday-Saturday
Camp Pastor

Tim Harris

Tim Harris is pastor at Woodburn Baptist Church. A Kentucky native, he is a graduate of WKU (where he met his wife, Kacy) and Southern Seminary (MDiv, PhD). Tim is an artist and an avid runner. He loves the beach, pizza, and singing loud in his car. You can check him out on Instagram (serm0n8r), Twitter (@Sermonator), and Facebook (Tim Harris, also @TimothyWadeHarris).

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 3: June 7-11, 2025
4-Nights | Saturday-Wednesday
Camp Pastor

Tim Harris

Tim Harris is pastor at Woodburn Baptist Church. A Kentucky native, he is a graduate of WKU (where he met his wife, Kacy) and Southern Seminary (MDiv, PhD). Tim is an artist and an avid runner. He loves the beach, pizza, and singing loud in his car. You can check him out on Instagram (serm0n8r), Twitter (@Sermonator), and Facebook (Tim Harris, also @TimothyWadeHarris).

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 4: June 11-15, 2025
4-Nights | Wednesday-Sunday
Camp Pastor

Kory Cunningham

Kory Cunningham loves making much of Jesus through preaching the Bible. Though growing up a pastor’s kid, Kory didn’t come to faith until college. Kory’s late conversion fuels his passion for seeing “church kids” see the true gospel and experience Jesus as the greatest TREASURE (Matthew 13:44). Kory was a youth pastor for more than a decade and has preached at Hardin Baptist Church for the last eight years. Kory loves his wife Katie and his four children, Crider, Finley, Garnett, and Evie Katie. He loves coffee, camping, national parks, wakeboarding, and coaching his son’s basketball team. Kory holds a bachelor’s degree from Murray State, a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Seminary. In addition, Kory trains college students in expository preaching through the Hardin Institute and hosts The Love You Bible Podcast.

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 5: June 15-19, 2025
4-Nights | Sunday-Thursday
Camp Pastor

Daniel DeWitt

Daniel DeWitt (PhD, Southern Seminary) is a senior fellow at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, where he leads the Center for Worldview and Culture. He is the author of several books, the host of the Mere Caffeination podcast, and regularly posts at Theolatte.com. He and his wife April have been married for our twenty years and have four children: Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addilynn Joy. 

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 6: June 20-24, 2025
4-Nights | Friday-Tuesday
Camp Pastor

Daniel DeWitt

Daniel DeWitt (PhD, Southern Seminary) is a senior fellow at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, where he leads the Center for Worldview and Culture. He is the author of several books, the host of the Mere Caffeination podcast, and regularly posts at Theolatte.com. He and his wife April have been married for our twenty years and have four children: Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addilynn Joy. 

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 7: June 24-28, 2025
4-Nights | Tuesday-Saturday
Camp Pastor

John Nix

John Nix is a high-energy, engaging, and humorous expository preacher. He preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that is understandable. John calls people to repentance and faith as he challenges his audience to set God as their highest value, discover the truth of scripture, and respond in obedience as God speaks. John is a nationally sought-after preacher and international conference speaker that ministers to thousands each year.

John and his wife Allison along with their three children Sarah, Sydney, and Simeon make their home in Collierville, Tennessee.

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 8: June 28 - July 2, 2025
4-Nights | Saturday-Wednesday
Camp Pastor

Andrew Eaton

Andrew is grateful to call Lexington home. As a proud University of Kentucky alum, he has a desire to see revival happen on the campus and within the city he loves! Prior to being one of the elders of Commonwealth City Church, Andrew served as a student pastor at Hillvue Heights Church and Hope Community Church and completed an M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Now as a church planter, he is committed to shepherding work at Commonwealth and the development and mobilization of young leaders to play a vital role in their generation and for the Kingdom of God!

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 9: July 2-6, 2025
4-Nights | Wednesday-Sunday
Camp Pastor

Andrew Eaton

Andrew is grateful to call Lexington home. As a proud University of Kentucky alum, he has a desire to see revival happen on the campus and within the city he loves! Prior to being one of the elders of Commonwealth City Church, Andrew served as a student pastor at Hillvue Heights Church and Hope Community Church and completed an M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Now as a church planter, he is committed to shepherding work at Commonwealth and the development and mobilization of young leaders to play a vital role in their generation and for the Kingdom of God!

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 10: July 7-11, 2025
4-Nights | Monday-Friday
Camp Pastor

Kris Billiter

Kris is Senior Pastor at Eastpoint Community Church, a part-time travel agent, and the Chaplain for the Jeffersontown Fire Department. He has been married to Angie for 20 years and has a 16-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. He graduated from WKU in 2002 and holds a Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary and a DMin from Beeson Divinity School. Kris has been a part of the Crossings family for many years. As a former staffer, Kris is thrilled to still be involved with Crossings 20 years later.

Pricing starts at:
$360per person
Jonathan Creek
Hardin, KY
Student Camp 2025
Session 11: July 11-15, 2025
4-Nights | Friday-Tuesday
Camp Pastor

Drew Dukes

Drew is a follower of Jesus, husband, father of 3, and Lead Pastor at Center Point Church in Lexington. Having spent more than 20 years in the local church, his desire is to make Jesus known through biblical teaching that shows how the gospel applies to every age and every walk of life. As a former camp staffer at Cedarmore and student pastor, Drew is passionate about engaging this generation with the hope of Christ and helping people know God more deeply.

Pricing starts at:
$360per person

Student Camp FAQs

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.

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.

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

Registration deposits after February 28 are both non-refundable and non-transferable.

Yes. Life jackets are required at all times. We ask that all students and adults dress modestly. For females and males, shorts need to be longer than fingertips when arm is extended down the side of leg. We do not allow spaghetti strap tank tops, any tops where undergarments can be seen, or any shirts with the sides cut out. 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.

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.

We provide basic First Aid supplies and a First Aid Coordinator. More serious injuries can visit the closest hospital for medical help.

If you have a student with food allergies, please make sure this is noted on their 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.

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

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 two weeks before camp when our hospitality staffer calls you. All student camp groups must depart by 9:00 am the last day of camp. Kids camp groups must depart by 10:30 am.

Student camp is for students entering 7th grade through 12th grade.

For a list of items to bring, visit our camp prep page.

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