FUN FROM START TO FINISH
Mark your calendars now and plan for an awesome week of hanging out with friends, battle in insane team competitions, experience energetic worship and participate in powerful evening services!
Camps are a life-changing experience for many students and often play a pivotal role in the journey of discovering who God is and what He has called or purposed you to be.
Join us for a 21-Day Camp Devotional throughout our camp season! This devotional is a study through the gospel of John focusing on the character of Jesus! Our prayer is that through this study-devotional you would draw closer to God then ever before.
Trained and approved leaders are committed to encouraging and serving the students. Our leaders will help make this experience the best week of the students' summer!
Our evening services are designed to lead students into the presence of God through energetic worship, powerful messages and a focused time of prayer.
Every student is placed on a team that will battle in various team competitions throughout the week, such as water dodgeball, muddy hex and mud mountain!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Youth Camps dates?
6th-8th Grade Camps
- June 28 - July 2
- July 12 - July 16
7th-10th Grade Camp
- July 26 - July 30
9th-12th Grade Camps
- July 5 - July 9
- July 19 - July 23
How many students and leaders are on a team?
Students are placed on a team of approximately 20-25 students. Each team will have 2-4 trained and approved volunteer leaders.
How are leaders selected?
Every camp leader and volunteer has completed a comprehensive process that includes:
- Completed and approved volunteer application
- Criminal background check
- Mandatory Youth Camp orientation
What is the food like?
A professional and caring food team prepares three delicious, healthy size meals every day. We also feature a “Snack Shack” where students are able to purchase items such as candy, chips, sno-cones, soft drinks, etc.
What is there to do at summer camp?
In addition to the team competitions and the evening services, James River Youth summer camp gives students an opportunity to hangout with friends in a safe environment. The camp ground features:
- Outdoor pavilion that includes multiple basketball courts
- Full size lake: Equipped with canoes, paddle boards, life vests and fishing areas
- Swimming Pool
- Wide open fields for soccer
- Mud Mountain! *During team competitions, students will experience running through our mud mountain obstacle as they race to bring their team to victory!
Will there be swimming?
We have a beautiful lake and a pool with plenty of water activities throughout the week. Before students are allowed to swim, they must pass a swimming test and will receive a wristband to identify their completion of the test. There is a trained life-guard posted at each station during all swimming activities. *All swimmers at the lake are required to wear a life jacket.
When/Where will I drop off and pick up my child?
Check-in for all camps will be in the James River Youth Building at the SOUTH CAMPUS ONLY at 5:00pm on the first day of each camp.
Campers will return at approximately 4:00pm at the SOUTH CAMPUS ONLY on Sunday, outside of the James River Youth Center.
Where can I find the health history form?
You can download the health history form here.
Registration for James River Youth Camps
Camp registration & volunteer registration for 2017 James River Youth Camps is closed.