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Calendar & Curriculum

Chalk racing.
Chalk racing.

The purpose of our camping program is to provide a setting in which the Christian faith can be experienced in fellowship with others.

We seek to help people deepen their awareness of God, each other and the natural world by providing a camp program and a setting in which personal growth can take place. Our hope is that campers will strengthen their own sense of personal worth as well as their relationship to Jesus Christ and to others. Activities at Camp Carew are directed toward Christian community. Through group living in the small unit, campers, and leaders are challenged to work, plan, play, study, sing, and worship together.

Confirmation Weekend Camps

At Camp Danville, March 16 — 18 ?

Confirmation Weekend Camp provides an intensive overview of what most PC(USA) sessions and congregations expect confirmands to understand before they are confirmed. There is no charge for youths from churches within the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois.

At Camp Carew, April 13 — 15 ?

Confirmation Weekend Camp provides an intensive overview of what most PC(USA) sessions and congregations expect confirmands to understand before they are confirmed. There is no charge for youths from churches within the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois.

Entering K-2nd Grades in Fall of 2018

2018 Summer Calendar
June 25 — 29 ... Day Camp 1 ... $145 ?

Day Camp is Monday through Friday for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Day Camp activities include swimming, hiking, games, Bible Study and lots of FUN! Campers will need to be dropped off at 9:00am and picked up at 4:00pm daily.

July 16 — 20 ... Day Camp 2 ... $145 ?

Day Camp is Monday through Friday for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Day Camp activities include swimming, hiking, games, Bible Study and lots of FUN! Campers will need to be dropped off at 9:00am and picked up at 4:00pm daily.

Entering 3rd-4th Grades in Fall of 2018

June 24 — 27 ... Mini Camp 1 ... $150 ?

Mini Camp is a 3-day camp for children in 3rd and 4th grades who have little or no camping experience. The staff and counselors make a special effort to help the children feel at home, make new friends, and join in camp activities such as games, crafts, and Bible Study. Mini Camp meets Sunday at 4:00pm through Wednesday at 1:00pm.

July 15 — 18 ... Mini Camp 2 ... $150 ?

Mini Camp is a 3-day camp for children in 3rd and 4th grades who have little or no camping experience. The staff and counselors make a special effort to help the children feel at home, make new friends, and join in camp activities such as games, crafts, and Bible Study. Mini Camp meets Sunday at 4:00pm through Wednesday at 1:00pm.

Entering 5th-6th Grades in Fall of 2018

June 10 — 16 ... MAD Camp ... $245 ?

Music, Art, and Drama Camp focuses on music, art, and drama and allows camper of all levels to be creative while having fun. Some activities include drawing, painting, singing, performing, and a variety of other crafts.

June 17 — 23 ... General Camp 1* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

July 8 — 14 ... General Camp 2* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

July 15 — 21 ... Discovery Camp ... $245 ?

Discovery Camp is like a general camp but with special nature activities. Activities include hiking, astronomy, learning canoe skills, special trips, participating in nature study and more.

July 22 — 28 ... General Camp 3* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

Entering 7th-8th Grades in Fall of 2018

June 10 — 16 ... Horseback Camp ... $365 ?

Horseback Camp teaches campers the basics of horseback riding and equestrian care. It features regular camp activities and at least four hours of horse activities each day. The camp is for both Junior- and Senior-High campers.

June 10 — 16 ... MAD Camp ... $245 ?

Music, Art, and Drama Camp focuses on music, art, and drama and allows camper of all levels to be creative while having fun. Some activities include drawing, painting, singing, performing, and a variety of other crafts.

June 17 — 23 ... General Camp 1* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

July 8 — 14 ... General Camp 2* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

July 15 — 21 ... Discovery Camp ... $245 ?

Discovery Camp is like a general camp but with special nature activities. Activities include hiking, astronomy, learning canoe skills, special trips, participating in nature study and more.

July 22 — 28 ... General Camp 3* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

Entering 9th-12th Grades in Fall of 2018

June 10 — 16 ... Horseback Camp ... $365 ?

Horseback Camp teaches campers the basics of horseback riding and equestrian care. It features regular camp activities and at least four hours of horse activities each day. The camp is for both Junior- and Senior-High campers.

June 10 — 16 ... MAD Camp ... $245 ?

Music, Art, and Drama Camp focuses on music, art, and drama and allows camper of all levels to be creative while having fun. Some activities include drawing, painting, singing, performing, and a variety of other crafts.

June 10 — 16 ... Counselors-in-Training/Leaders-in-Training Camp ... $150 ?

Counselors-in-Training teaches the responsibilities and duties of being a camp counselor. To qualify for this program, you should be entering the 11th grade or above, be an active member in your congregation, demonstrate leadership skills, and be able to volunteer at least one other week during the summer.
Leaders-in-Training is the second part of our leadership training program. To qualify you should have attended a session of Counselors-in-Training and be able to volunteer at least one other week during the summer.

June 17 — 23 ... General Camp 1* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

July 8 — 14 ... General Camp 2* ... $245 ?

General Camp offers a little bit of everything for each camper. Activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Bible Study, crafts, horseback riding, campfires, exploring, and outdoor living.

July 22 — 28 ... Mission Work Camp ... $165 ?

Mission Work Camp is a chance to experience not only all the great activities that Camp Carew offers, but also to make an important difference in peoples' lives. You will work on important projects at the camp and in the surrounding community. We will provide you with training and supervision to build, renovate and clean up!

July 29 — Aug. 4 ... High Adventure Camp ... $245 ?

High-Adventure Camp is for High-School campers. This camp helps campers learn about nature and our environment; how to interact within it and also how to take care of it. Some activities are caving, canoe trips, hiking, special adventure trips, team-building, compass reading, and learning basic sailing skills.

*Additional fee if horseback riding ... $45

For a printable version of Camp Carew's 2018 Calendar, click here.

Curriculum

Discovery 1: You Are Invited — Join the Party
Scripture: Luke 14:7-24

Discovery 2: Remember This Day — Join the Party
Scripture: Exodus 13:3-10

Discovery 3: See What God Has Done — Join the Party
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20

Discovery 4: Welcome Back — Join the Party
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

Discovery 5: All Is Ready — Join the Party
Scripture: Luke 22:14-30

Discovery 6: Go and Tell — Join the Party
Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10

Camp Carew welcomes campers from all religious traditions.

The Camp Carew logo.
For a printable version of the Camp Carew brochure, click here.

Camp Carew is a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

Teaching and learning at Camp Carew.
Working on a craft project at Camp Carew.
Working on a craft project at Camp Carew.
Archery at Camp Carew.
Archery at Camp Carew.
Robert, a local bobcat.
Robert, Camp Carew's local bobcat.
Repacking food for hungry neighbors, a Camp Carew mission project.
Repacking food for hungry neighbors, a Camp Carew mission project.
An art project decorating/personalizing hats.
An art project decorating/personalizing hats.
Teaching and Learning at camp Carew.
Teaching and Learning at camp Carew.
The fire pit in the outdoor sanctuary.
The fire pit in the outdoor sanctuary.
Fishing from the bridge at Camp Carew.
Fishing from the bridge at Camp Carew.