Central Baptist Church participates in the Regional camping ministries at Lake Springfield Baptist Camp, Illinois and our National camping experience at Green Lake Conference Center, Wisconsin. The purpose of these camping program is to "bring children, youth and adults a step closer to Christ." Church Summer Camp is a wonderful way to introduce young people to God in creation and to a personal relationship with God in Jesus Christ.
LAKE SPRINGFIELD BAPTIST CAMP: Central Baptist Church supports our Baptist camp in Springfield, Illinois: Lake Springfield Baptist Camp, 5878 Iron Bridge Rd., Chatham, Illinois 62629. or visit online at www.lsbconline.com. Click "Bill My Church" when registering on-line.
Register for Summer Church Camp at Lake Springfield Baptist Camp. Central Baptist Church pays one-half the registration fee for children to attend one camp each summer if the Church Office receives the registration form on or before May 21, 2014. Registration forms are available in the Sanctuary foyer (narthex), the Church Office, or download form here.
2014 CAMP DATES at Lake Springfield Baptist Camp:
June 14 9 AM - 3 PM - Day Camp Grades K - 4 Graders ($30.00)
June 22 - 27 - Grades 4 - 6 Director Laurie Helfer ($199.00)
June 27 - 28 4PM to 4PM - 24 hour camp Grades 1 - 5 ($50.00)
June 29 - July 2 - Grades 2 - 5 Director Jennifer Brady ($130.00)
July 3 9 AM - 3 PM -Day Camp Grades K - 4 Directors Deb Harkness and Sarah Harkness $30.00)
July 6 - 12 - Junior High 1 Grades 6 - 9 Directors Pat Embley and Ed Haun ($260.00)
July 13 - 19 - Senior High Directors Kathy Hutchins and John Parrish ($260.00)
July 20 - 23 - Grades 1 – 4 ($130.00)
Camp photo and t-shirt are included in the registration fee for all children/youth camps. The Parent/Guardian of each campers will receive an Orientation Packet, including their Health Form, Packing List, after the Church Office receives the campers registration form. Financial grants are available for students needing assistance to attend their first camp at Lake Springfield Baptist Church (see Matt Smith).
GREEN LAKE CONFERENCE CENTER offers transformational programs for toddlers to young adults:
- QUEST is a life-changing summer conference for youth who have completed grades 6-12. This program is designed to equip and train youth and their adult leaders for ministry in their church and community. 2013 Quest flyer
- GREAT ESCAPE, July 8-13, 2013, is the oldest continually running middle school conference in America today. Founded in 1982 with 300 young people, Great Escape has grown to 10 different camps and conferences serving more than 8,000 campers and counselors in Florida, Tennessee, Colorado, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. This transformational middle school camp began meeting at Green Lake in 2007.
- CONFERENCE FOR CHURCH MUSICIANS, YOUTH SECTION is a musically-oriented, fun-filled week packed with opportunities for youth to connect with God in new and meaningful ways, and to express themselves through one of God’s greatest gifts to the world – music! No matter what your level of experience in making music, join us for a week that will be with you forever. E-mail youth coordinators Jeff and Katie Rector firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- GREEN LAKE WINTER BLAST is an awesome winter event held during the week between Christmas and New Year's where youth worship and grow in Christ together. 2013 Winter Blast flyer
- CAMP GROW MINISTRIES offers weekly summer camps for children and youth who have completed grades 2-12. Camp Grow offers a traditional church camp setting on the south shore of Green Lake.
Get Green Lake scholarship information here.