PENNDELYOUTH CAMP IS A POWERFUL, ONE WEEK, SUMMER CAMP FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 THAT IS HOSTED AT THE BONGIORNO CONFERENCE CENTER IN CARLISLE, PA. THE WEEK IS PACKED FULL OF FUN GAMES AND ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS POWERFUL WORSHIP SERVICES WHERE STUDENTS ARE CHALLENGED AND INSPIRED. CAMP IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS FOR A STUDENT TO SPEND A WEEK OF THEIR SUMMER! WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AT CAMP THIS SUMMER!

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Location – Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA


Dates – Week 1 June 18-22 // Week 2 June 25-29


Who can attend? – All who will complete grades 6-12 this past school year, regardless of age.


Individual students AND Groups are welcome to attend Penndel Youth Camp 2018


Worship Band: Chosen from the University of Valley Forge


Main Communicators:

Week 1: Randy DonGiovanni

Week 2: Pat Schatzline

WHAT ARE THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES?

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.


HOW IS MAIL SENT TO A CAMPER?

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 jessica@penndel.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.


HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY WILL THE CAMPERS NEED?

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.)


HOW DO PARENTS CONTACT A CAMPER IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?

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.


WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

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.


WHAT ARE THE RULES AND REGULATIONS?

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.


WHAT SHOULD CAMPERS BRING?

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.


WHAT SHOULD CAMPERS NOT BRING?

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.


ARE VISITORS PERMITTED?

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 jessica@penndel.org at least 24 hrs in advance and avoid interfering with the camp program.

You can register for Camp online OR through the mail. To register by mail, download the complete list of forms.

Download full registration packet

Are you promoting Penndel Youth Camp to your Church or Youth Group? Be sure to download the Camp Media Kit below and check back frequently as we continue to add graphics and other media!

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Listen to the Official Camp 2018 Worship Playlist on Spotify!