The check-in line opens Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. and closes at 2:00 p.m. Please, no early arrivals! First meal served is dinner on Monday.
Youth Camp will close on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. after breakfast, following a final dorm check.
Teenagers love to get mail during Camp! Our best recommendation is to send it with a driver coming to camp. You may send camp mail only to: Bongiorno Conference Center, 430 Union Hall Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013. You can also send e-mails for campers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the camper’s full name, home church and city in your e- mail. (Disclaimer: Messages sent to this box have no implication or guarantee of privacy) All camper mail should be received by 8:00am Thursday morning during the week of camp to ensure delivery to the camper.
Campers may want to bring $25-$50 for extra spending money while at Youth Camp. This may be used for: snack bar, bookstore, coffee tent, soda, offering, etc. Be sure to bring quarters if you plan to use the soda machine. (Also have your child bring bottled water in case the soda machine is out of order at any time.)
To notify campers in the event of an emergency, parents may call the Staff at 717.620.9387. Under normal circumstances, so as not to disturb the flow of camp, campers should not be visited or contacted by phone while at camp.
Dress for all campers is casual. For guys and girls, modest length shorts or loose fitting slacks are permitted. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Guys and girls should be modestly dressed. Girls’ swimsuits must be a modest one-piece and guys should wear boxer-style swim shorts.
Specific rules will be given on the first day of youth camp. Each camper must understand that lack of cooperation, unnecessary roughness, lack of respect for property, or an un-wholesome attitude on the part of any camper will result in expulsion from camp. Expense of transporting expelled campers will be the responsibility of the parents.
Bible, pen/pencil, notebook, alarm clock, bedding, pillow, towels, washcloth, soap, bottled water, comb or brush, toothbrush/toothpaste, modest casual clothes (see dress code), old tennis shoes & clothes for mud pit, sleepwear and bathing suit (girls: modest one-piece; guys: boxer-type swim shorts). In keeping with Christian standards, we will not permit immodest attire among either girls or guys. Campers may want to bring musical instruments, sound tracks, camera, tennis racquet and balls, golf clubs, or a softball glove; however, there will be no room keys. Neither the Bongiorno Conference Center nor PennDel District Youth Ministries will be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
Campers may NOT bring any of the following items to Youth Camp: valuable items, mp3 players, laptops, cell phones, radios, TVs, cd players, illicit materials, knives, cigarettes/tobacco products, drugs, alcohol, fireworks, firearms, candles, or any “hi-jinx” items. All such items will be confiscated.
Camp is a closed event and is open to church groups for the Wednesday night service only. Visitation is discouraged at all other times. Persons who find it necessary to visit are requested to e-mail email@example.com at least 24 hrs in advance and avoid interfering with the camp program.
“The speaker was really powerful and really inspired me to be bolder about sharing my faith. The Holy Spirit touched me immensely.”
“This camp truly has served as a safe haven and comforting atmosphere to me. It has been such a blessing and help in these last few years.”
"BEST CAMP EVER!!!”
“Camp was so much fun and I am glad I was able to finally attend this year. Thank You for all the effort that was put into this fun filled week. God Bless!”
"It was and Amazing week! Can’t wait for next year! Thank you for all your work.”
“This week my faith was built up through the roof. I felt freed from everything I struggled with before. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit.”
I was challenged by the messages.
“The speakers sermons were extremely powerful and they encouraged me to become closer to the Lord and put God first.”
“I felt a new confidence concerning my high school and reaching it for Christ this coming school year. Definitely one of the most powerful retreats/camps ever for me!"
"I loved this camp and I love the singers.”
Love seeing my students tuned in!
“I am refreshed and ready to take it back to my home (mostly church)! It was a really powerful week with feeling God moving in me, and so much more excited for next year! Chosen was my favorite part!"