SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
ALL ABOUT US
For over 20 years, Grace Point has been a home to people from all over the world. They feel a connection to Grace Point that goes beyond tubing on the lake, swimming in the pool, skit night or arts and crafts.
At Grace Point, our ministry is to create an environment that fosters love and acceptance. Grace Point takes conscious steps to rapidly and deeply develop community each week. The permanent staff, summer staff, counselors, deans and camp nurse all strive to help our campers learn to love themselves and each other more deeply.
At Grace Point, kids can be themselves, experience love, learn about responsibility in a community, learn acceptance of themselves and others, and experience the love of God. These powerful experiences, along with the friendships made here, are what keep our campers returning year after year.
WHAT DOES A DAY AT GRACE POINT LOOK LIKE?
Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center offers an amazing range of activities for all of our campers. While we don’t shy away from riskier activities, our experienced and professional staff ensure a fun and safe experience for all participants.
RISE AND SHINE!
Ring, ring! Our bell rings at 7:30am to signal the start of the day. After our campers have shaken the sleepies off, we have breakfast in our dining hall. A typical breakfast would be sausage biscuits, yogurt, mixed fruit, cereal, bagels, and toast.
After breakfast, our campers head back to their cabins for Cabin Clean-Up! Whoever wins this daily competition gets to go first at dinner.
Once the cabins shine like the top of the Chrysler building, the campers head to the Chapel for Morning Singing and Dean's Program.
Bananas of the world unite!
We get some wiggles out by singing Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," swing dancing to "Lord of the Dance," and of course, smashing some (imaginary) bananas.
Our dean's pick a theme for the week and lead us in discussion and small groups. We have celebrated Pentecost and talked about the fruits of the spirit, how we are seeds that grow in God's love but need support from our friends, family, and hobbies, and so much more.
After a quick siesta following lunch, our campers split into afternoon groups for afternoon activities. These groups rotate through the Art Barn, Tubing, Little Boats, the Pool, Three Ball Soccer, and more.
Some of our favorite afternoon activities include going to the mud pit, tubing, and pac-man!
At the end of the week, we spend the afternoon doing H2Olympics or the Wacky Woad Wace! These races are a competition between cabins and work as a relay.
After our bellies are full from dinner and dessert, we head to GMA (General-Mess-Around) which is free time at the point. Campers play four-square, go fishing, make friendship bracelets, and play wiffle ball.
Our campers then play a group game! A few examples are Quidditch, Disc Warz, Lakquittach, 360 Kick It, and Among Us.
Some nights we end up by the campfire for s'mores and campfire songs.
BID YOU GOODNIGHT
We begin to wind down the night with night-time singing and compline. This peaceful moment in the Chapel or Pavilion is a great way to close the night. We conclude the night by singing "Bid You Goodnight" in a circle with our arms around each other.