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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In-Person Camp Registration Opens June 4

Online Camp Registration Opens June 11

Early Registration ends June 19

Group: $245 / Individual: $345

Regular Registration 

Group: $288 / Individual: $388


LOCATION

Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA


WHO IS YOUTH CAMP FOR?

All who will complete grades 6-12 this past school year, regardless of age. Individual students and groups are welcome to attend Youth Camp


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! The 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, 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. Due to COVID19, visitation is prohibited.

One of the most frequent and reasonable questions we are hearing these days is, “Is Youth Camp going to happen?” In short, we certainly want it to happen, and we are working and preparing for it to happen.

Due to government restrictions and campground availability, we have POSTPONED Youth Camp until July 6-10, 2020. We will hold one week of Youth Camp on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do understand that with government restrictions and date changes, an in-person camp is not possible for everyone. Because of that, we are offering a digital youth camp experience that will run alongside our traditional youth camp the same week and time, July 6-10.

Registration Youth Camp will not open until June 4. It is our hope that—whatever decisions need to be made regarding camp— they can be made by that time. The early registration deadline will be June 19.

We understand that Covid-19 may be affecting fundraising ability or personal finances. With that in mind, groups will be permitted to register without making a full deposit. Additionally, if groups are unable to fully pay before Youth Camp takes place, scheduled payments can be made throughout the rest of the summer. These financial provisions are dependent upon the strong responsibility and accountability between us. Should you choose to take advantage of these allowances, we trust that your registration is a commitment to both attend and to make full payments before camp if possible, or after camp if necessary. Should you need to cancel your time at camp due to the Coronavirus, we will give you a full refund.

Registration for in-person Youth Camp will open on June 4. 

The early registration deadline will be June 19.