2021 Summer Camp Info

Last Updated: 4/07/2021


Summer Camp is overnight at Oil Belt!

 

With Phase 4 came the chance for us to host overnights this summer. After working with our local health department and IDPH on the newest restrictions, our board has decided to move forward and operate overnight camps for our summer camp program! 

On our website, oilbelt.com, we will have FAQ’s for the new restrictions, but here’s a few main questions we expect you may be wondering:

 

  • 1.    The scheduled dates and start/end times listed on our schedule remain the same.  Many camps will start on Monday mornings this year and end on Wednesday or Thursday at 5pm.  This looks different from previous years, but we believe it will be a great option as we continue to “return to normal”.
  • 2.    Registration opens Monday, April 12th at 10am on our website: oilbelt.com.  Registration is online only this year. 
  • 3.    The main restriction is that campers will need to be in groups of 30 throughout the week and that capacity is limited to 50%.  This means we can only host 125 campers for overnight camps.  Capacity is limited so register quickly!
  • 4.    Since campers will be in groups, masks will not be required when they’re in their groups. There will be a few times throughout the day if they’re in close proximity to other groups that they will need to wear a mask. Examples are while in meal lines, entering worship times, etc.
  • 5.    Camp is a great place for friends to come together! On your registration form there will be a place to request to be assigned to a group with your friends.  Groups will be gender specific this year to maximize space.
  • 6.    1-2 weeks out from your camp we will send updates and instructions for any additional guidance.  You’ll also receive an updated waiver to bring with you to check-in that will have a COVID agreement certifying campers haven’t exhibited symptoms or been near anyone with COVID, etc.
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Thank you for understanding and being flexible as we’ve developed this summer’s schedule and plans! Camp changes lives for Christ and we believe that will be true this summer!    

 

Last, don’t forget to attend our Camp Kick-Off Party on May 2nd from 3-7pm! 

From 3-6pm we will have games, tours, food trucks, live music and more! At 6pm we will head into the Activity Building for worship.  It’s a great way for those “regular” campers to come enjoy camp and for people who’ve never been here to experience a day at camp!

 

We hope to see you at camp this summer! 

Camp Descriptions

Select camp based on the grade the student will be entering in the Fall of 2021


Greater Retreat is designed for 18-24 year olds.  As students graduate high school, we want to help point them on what it means to take the next steps to a greater life! This year will be an action packed day! Save the date for May 22nd from 10am-10pm! 


Special Needs Day has been created for children K-12th grade who need some special attention.  Join us on May 22nd from 9am-3pm for a fun-filled day of worship, crafts and much more! Use the special registration form available here: Special Needs Day Registration Form


Genesis Camp has been around for a few years.  Creation Truth Foundation from Oklahoma comes up for a week to teach 7th-12th graders about how science and the Bible work together.  They bring Dinosaur fossil exhibits, telescopes for stargazing and many more object lessons.  Join us this year June 1-3 as we investigate the days of creation!


Camp Out for 5th-6th graders is one of our off-site wilderness style camps.  Campers will stay in tents, fish, swim, enjoy outdoor activities and study God's Word while in nature.  Space is limited to 20 campers so register quickly for this camp.  Camp dates are June 3-5. Special packing lists will be available after registration. 


Jr. High Wilderness: Trek is one of our wilderness style camps.  This camp will take 7th-8th graders to Eminence, Missouri to hike the pioneer back country. Special packing lists will be available once registered. June 5-11 are dates this year, but register quickly because capacity is limited to 10 students. 


Sr. High Camp is the place to be for 9th-12th graders this June 7-10! Gather together with others as we worship, hang at camp and focus in on God's Word! 


Fishing Camp for 7th-8th grade boys teaches basics of fishing, types of fishing and ultimately that we need to be "Fishing for souls!" This year Fishing Camp will be June 12th! Special packing lists will be available after registration. 


Sunrise Day Camp has been a great opportunity for 1st-2nd graders to experience their first chance at Oil Belt! Games, activities, worship and fun will be a major part of this day! Don't forget your swimsuit! 


Jr. High Camp will be a wild week for 7th-8th graders! Join us June 14-17 to worship, study God's Word and play crazy games! 


Father / Child Camp is an overnighter for K-4th graders to spend with their dad.  To stay overnight this year you must bring your own tent or RV/camper.  


Sr. High Wilderness: Trek is one of our wilderness style camps.  This camp will take 9th-12th graders to Eminence, Missouri to hike the pioneer back country. Special packing lists will be available once registered. June 20-25 are dates this year, but register quickly because capacity is limited to 10 students. 


Encounter for 5th-6th graders is one of the most enthusiastic and energetic camps! High energy and a desire to learn God's Word make this a fun camp to be at! Join us June 21-24. 


Footprints is normally the first night a 2nd-3rd grader can spend at camp. This year it's a day camp, but the fun, worship and bible study will still be the focus of the day! Join us June 26. 


Music Camp Plus for 7th-12th grade is a great camp.  Students have the chance to "focus" in band, choir, art, preaching or drama.  At the end of the camp we host a concert, but that exact time/plan is TBA.  The camp will take place June 28-July 1. 


Jr. High Wilderness: Base Camp is another off-site wilderness style camp.  For this camp, 7th-8th graders will camp in Eminence, Missouri in a base camp then each day take adventures either hiking, canoeing, or various other outdoor activities.  June 27-July 2 will be the camp this year. Special packing lists will be available after registration. 


Discovery is a great camp for 4th-6th graders to discover who God is and who they are in Him.  Register for July 6-8 this year! 


Jr. High Athletes Camp is one of out most well-attended summer camps! 6th-8th graders come together to use their skills in baseball, basketball (boys & girls), football, softball, cheerleading, soccer, swimming, cycling, and running.  Their find out that God has gifted them with these and how can they use these to impact the world for Christ.  Join us July 12-15. 


Sr. High Wilderness: River is new this year for 9th-12th graders.  This camp will focus on canoeing and kayaking along the river and discovering their relationship with Christ in Eminence, Missouri.  Join us August 2-6.  Special packing lists will be available after registration. 


OASIS: Special Needs Adults is a great way to close our summer camp program each year.  Adults with special needs are welcome to join us August 14 for a day of fun, activities and worship! Use the special registration form available here: OASIS Registration Form