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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 the First Presbyterian Retreat Center, Danville, March 15 — 17, 2019 Info

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 5 — 7, 2019 Info

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 2019

... Day Camp 1 ... Info

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.

... Day Camp 2 ... Info

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 2019

... Mini Camp 1 ... Info

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.

... Mini Camp 2 ... Info

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 2019

... MAD Camp ... Info

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.

... General Camp 1* ... Info

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.

... General Camp 2* ... Info

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.

... Discovery Camp ... Info

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.

... General Camp 3* ... Info

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 2019

... Horseback Camp ... Info

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.

... MAD Camp ... Info

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.

... General Camp 1* ... Info

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.

... General Camp 2* ... Info

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.

... Discovery Camp ... Info

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.

... General Camp 3* ... Info

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.

... Photography Camp ... Info

Photography Camp Dates and information coming.

Entering 9th-12th Grades in Fall of 2019

... Horseback Camp ... Info

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.

... Music, Art, and Drama Camp ... Info

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.

... Counselors-in-Training/Leaders-in-Training Camp ... Info

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.

... General Camp 1* ... Info

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.

... General Camp 2* ... Info

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.

... Mission Work Camp ... Info

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!

... High Adventure Camp ... Info

High Adventure Camp Dates and information coming.

... Photography Camp ... Info

Photography Camp Dates and information coming.

*Additional fee if horseback riding ...

Curriculum

God's Calling: Are You Seeking?
Acts 16:13-15—The Story of Lydia

God's Calling: What Do You Hear?
I Samuel 3:1-10—The Story of Samuel

God's Calling: What Are You Waiting For?
Luke 2:36-38—The Story of Anna

God's Calling: What Do You Make of It?
Luke 2:41-52—Jesus in the Temple

God's Calling: Will You Share?
John 6:1-13—The Feeding of the Five Thousand

God's Calling: Will You Follow?
Mark 1:16-20—The Call of the Disciples

The Camp Carew logo.
Camp Carew welcomes campers from all religious traditions.

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.
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.
Teaching and Learning at Camp Carew.
Teaching and Learning at Camp Carew.
Hiking in southern Illinois' state parks.
Hiking in southern Illinois' state parks.
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.
Horseback Camp at Carew.
Horseback Camp at Carew.