Wk 1 - June 9 - 14
Wk 2 - June 16 – 21
Wk 3 - June 23 – 28
Wk 4 - June 30 - July 5 (Fireworks Week!)
Wk 5 - July 7 - 12
Wk 6 - July 14 – 19
Wk 2 - June 17-21
Wk 3 - June 24-28
Wk 4 - July 1- 5
*All CRS overnight camps are scheduled to end on Friday afternoon
Does Camp Make A Difference? How camp is more than fun from the American Camp Association
Preparing Your Child for Camp from Christian Camp and Conference Association
God's Great Outdoors by Craig Lomax
Benefits of a Week Outdoors by Lloyd Mattson
Unplugging Our Kids by Steve Baskin
CEO Peg Smith Speaks to Parents on the Importance of Camp:
Camp of the Rising Son offers one-week experiences for girls and boys ages 7-13.
Overnight Camp gives kids the chance to build lifelong friendships, establish new skills and grow in self-confidence – all while deepening their faith and learning truth from God’s Word. Campers live close to nature in our rustic cabins with up to 11 other campers and two FANTASTIC counselors. Every week offers a new, fun theme to get campers involved and excited about the days ahead. From cowboys to explorers, spies or outer space you never know what is coming next!
Each week is packed full of excitement! Overnight campers experience*:
*plans subject to change during inclement weather
Wondering if your child is ready for overnight camp? Check out our guide HERE.
*All CRS overnight camps are scheduled to end on Friday afternoon. With this, we are unable to allow campers to "stay-over" between sessions.
Check out our weekly themes! You can find a detailed description on page 10 of our Parent Handbook.
2023 Themes: (2024 will be announced soon)
Week 1: Andy's Coming
Week 2: Camp Comes Alive
Week 3: Olympics
Week 4: Naughty or Nice
Week 5: Stars and Stripes
Week 6: Anything Can Happen
Camp of the Rising Son offers one-week experiences for girls and boys ages 6-9 (offered weeks 2, 3, and 4).
If you are local and looking for a fun experience for your child this summer but are not quite sure about overnight camp, then our new and exciting Day Camp program is for you! Come experience all God has created in a new way as you travel together as a group to explore different activities such as nature, climbing tower, zipline, archery, crafts, water activities and more! There will also be a Bible and worship time, they will eat lunch and take a trip to camp store.
This program is Monday - Friday and requires daily transportation provided by the families.
Our campers look forward to experiencing new things and having tons of fun during activities! Overnight Campers have a schedule full of their favorite activities including Archery, Ropes Course, Horseback Riding, Waterfront & more!
Archery: Want to shoot like Robin Hood? Come test your skills at archery!
Archery Sports: A cross between dodge ball, capture the flag, and archery. Learn new shooting skills and test your aim! (Ages 10+)
Free Swim: Cool off at the pool, make a big splash on our water slide, and play games or just chill with friends.
Swimming Lessons: Swimmers beginner to advanced levels learn new skills and improve strokes under instruction of experienced aquatic staff.
Ropes Course: Conquer all four sides of our 30-foot climbing tower and ride the zip line. Grasp team work techniques with our group games and low ropes elements.
Mixed Sports: Have a blast playing team sports from soccer and Frisbee to flag football and pillo polo!
STUFF: Stands for Super Terrific Unpredictable Frenzy of Fun and that is exactly what campers have in this activity. The variety of games is endless fun for everyone!
Frisbee Sports: In Frisbee Sports campers will grasp the basics of throwing and catching a Frisbee, playing Frisbee golf on our 9-hole course, Ultimate Frisbee, and other fun Frisbee games! (Ages 10+)
Arena Rides: Basic lessons in horse riding, grooming, care, and safety in our covered arena.
Trail Riding: (For older cabins only) Learn proper riding techniques and horse handling skills while riding trails that crisscross camp property learning to ride at various gates. (Ages 10+)
Vaulting: Vaulting is the art of gymnastics on the back of a moving horse. Helps the camper to develop balance, flexibility and confidence.
Canoeing: Criss-cross Lake Ann with your friends using your new paddle skills.
Kayaking: (For older cabins only) Be the captain of your own boat while discovering all the nooks and crannies on Lake Ann. (Ages 10+)
Sailing: (For older cabins only) Ahoy, Matey! Board our Sunfish sailboats and explore beautiful Lake Ann. (Ages 10+)
Waterfront: Splash in Lake Ann with your friends, hang out on the floating dock, and ride the water zip line!
Nature: Explore CRS trails hunting for leaves, insects, and animal tracks. Get hands on in God’s amazing creation!
Fishing: Learn how to bait a hook, cast, and reel one in!
Camp Skills: Do you have what it takes to survive in the woods? Come test out your skills here! (Ages 10+)
Art: Unleash your creativity using various mediums and techniques to make your very own masterpiece!
Leather Crafts: Have fun creating unique crafts using leather, hammers, stamps, and dye.
Pottery: Make clay creations from a “pinch pot”, to jewelry, and most anything you can dream up.
Newspaper: Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Be a staff writer for Smoke Signals, the weekly CRS newspaper and send everyone home with the news of the week! (Ages 10+)
Dance: Jazz, Hip-Hop, and fun! Campers learn group dances and coordination skills and perform for the camp on Friday.
Scout Summit: (12 & 13-year-old BOYS only) Participate in exclusive adventures and challenges together while deepening your faith through learning the characteristics of great men of God.
Corner Café: (12 & 13-year-old GIRLS only) Grow in your relationship with Christ and enjoy time with other girls. Enjoy who desire to dig deeper into Scripture’s truth about who God says we are and how we can live that out.