Falls Creek Youth Camp

Calvary is attending Falls Creek Youth Camp this summer!
You don't want to miss this event!

This is for completed 6th-12th grade students. We will be attending camp June 20-25! Find out everything you need to know below.

What you need to know

Every students is required to fill out a Calvary Medical Release form, Falls Creek Student Release Form and if you are 18 or older you must fill out a background check form. The cost of Camp is $250. You can pay online or in person via check or cash. All checks should be made payable to "Calvary Baptist Church." There will be a Parent Student Meeting prior to leaving for camp on June 5th after our morning worship service at Calvary. If you have any questions, you can contact Stephen Schufeldt (903)238-4090.

What to pack

The items on this list include some must have items as well as some optional items that may make your week at camp a little bit more comfortable. For all clothing items, please see the dress code. The dress code will be enforced the week of camp so please be sure to read over it before going and buying clothes and packing for camp!

Recommended Items
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Bedding (Every student will have a twin size bed. So you can bring a sleeping bag or sheets and comforter. It is up to you. It does tend to get cold in the cabin at night so plan accordingly.)
  • Toiletries
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Body wash
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Deodorant
  • Clothes for rec (Some rec options require closed toed shoes. Either way, you will want clothes set aside to get dirty in since sweating is unavoidable the week of camp.)
  • Clothes for church times (It is not mandatory to dress up for services, however, that is a common practice while at camp. You will want something clean to change into after free time.)
  • Swim Suit (If you plan to swim, you must have a one piece swimsuit for girls and guys cannot have tight fitting swimsuits. See dress code for more details.)
  • Pajamas (Must also still be in dress code.)
  • Towel

Optional Items
  • Shower Shoes
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money for concessions
  • Rec Items
    • Gloves (If you decide to play softball. You must assemble a team within our group by Monday of camp.)
    • Skates or Skateboard (Must be checked in to be used only at the skatepark.)
  • Rug for by your bed
  • Battery operated night light

A day at falls creek

Breakfast
8:30am                 Quiet Time
9:00am                 In-Cabin Bible Study
10:15am               Staff/Sponsor Daily Update (chapel / open at 10am)
10:20am               Doors Open for Morning Worship Service
10:30am               SURGE – Morning Worship Service
10:55am               Dismiss graduates for NEXT CHAPTER
Lunch
1:30pm                 Breakouts, Missions, & Recreation
Dinner
6:30pm                 Invitation Training  (Monday and Tuesday only)
6:45pm                 Sponsor Seating (south tabernacle entrance)
6:55pm                 Tabernacle Doors Open
7:30pm                 Evening Worship Service
10:15pm               Evening Cabin Devotional
11:45pm               Inside Cabins

Code of conduct

The code of conduct for Falls Creek is intended to assist the many diverse churches and students at camp to have a safe and enjoyable camp experience while growing in their faith. Falls Creek is a Christian camp designed to help students and adults know and follow God, so the code of conduct prioritizes personal encouragement and issues related to a student’s faith development in Jesus. Falls Creek does not condone or encourage any activity on grounds that would humiliate any camper, including initiation, hazing, and/or pranks. Furthermore, Falls Creek will not tolerate any activity that would harm any camper such as violence or abuse.  

Modesty/PDA
Believing that modesty extends beyond the dress code, Falls Creek asks that students refrain from PDA (Public Displays of Affection). Church sponsors should be diligent to communicate this guideline to their students.

Curfew
At 10:15 pm, all students should be back at their cabin and should not be outside their cabin without a sponsor until after 6:30 am. Groups are allowed to meet around the perimeter of their cabin during late-night devotional times, but a sponsor should be with the group at all times and extra care should be taken so other groups are not disturbed. Groups/individuals must be inside their cabin by 11:45 pm.  

Vehicles
Recreation vehicles for living or sleeping purposes are permitted only in designated areas and must register in advance with the Falls Creek Office.  Unnecessary and careless traffic is prohibited on Falls Creek grounds. Only conference center-operated golf carts, utility carts, or low-speed vehicles (LSVs) are permitted. Delivery trucks are not permitted during summer camp weeks except to supply conference center-owned concessions. All passengers must be seated in a vehicle according to its designated capacity—no passengers are allowed in pickup beds or in the back of vehicles with hatch doors raised. All cycles (uni-, bi-, or tri-) are prohibited on the grounds. Violation of this policy could result in the confiscation of equipment. Motorcycles may only drive to and from the gate to their cabin or meeting place.

Cell Phones
Falls Creek asks that church leaders make determinations regarding their students’ use and possession of cell phones. NOTE: The majority of group leaders limit the time students are allowed to use their cell phones each day in order to cause less distraction from the camp experience.  

Camp Requirements
Students are required to attend both the Morning and Evening Worship Service each day. 
Sponsors from each church are responsible for enforcing the code of conduct and camp dress code for their entire group (students, sponsors, and guests) and for handling discipline issues within their group. Courtesy Crew will be on duty 24 hours per day. Courtesy Crew, when called upon, will assist the adult leadership of any cabin in dealing with discipline problems that may arise. Although the Courtesy Crew is specifically assigned to the duty of enforcement, all Falls Creek Staff members are authorized to enforce the code of conduct, dress code, and policies of the conference center. Please respect all Falls Creek Staff. Church groups must sit together at all worship services. If the group is too large to find a single location for everyone, the group should divide into smaller groups with adult sponsors in each group. All guests are required to show proof of registration or ID to enter or re-enter the conference center grounds. Day guests should leave the grounds by midnight.

Camp Prohibitions
Students will not be permitted to leave the grounds unless accompanied by a sponsor. No bands or instrumental groups are allowed to perform outside their cabin walls, except for groups that are an official part of the weekly programming for the whole camp. Excessive volume from a cabin is not permitted since it can disturb other cabins. Please check with the Falls Creek office if there is an issue. No product sales are allowed at Falls Creek unless they have secured a contract through the Falls Creek office. Use or possession of illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco of any type is not permitted on the grounds. This includes e-cigarettes or other facsimiles. The possession of offensive weapons of any sort is prohibited at Falls Creek. Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center reserves the right to perform a random drug and weapon search at any time and confiscate items that distract from the camp goals or that violate the code of conduct of the camp. Open flame items (other than grills) such as campfires, tiki torches, etc., are not permitted on grounds unless prepared and supervised by the Conference Center. Pets/animals (other than service dogs), fireworks, rock-throwing, water fighting, laser pointers, and shaving cream fights are prohibited on the grounds. Masks or any other disguise over the face cannot be worn by anyone outside of their cabin. For the safety of all guests, skates, roller-blades, and skateboards are permitted only in the SwiftSkate Park area and only at designated times. No wading or swimming is allowed in the creeks or lake unless there is a Falls Creek lifeguard present. No swimming/wading pools are allowed at cabins. No camera drones or remote-controlled flying devices may be operated on grounds without expressed permission from the Director of Conference Centers and the Falls Creek Program Director.

Dress code

While we understand the desire for fashionable attire, we require you to wear modest clothing. Modesty is a biblical principle and helps keep people focused on the important things at camp. (1 Timothy 2:9-10; 4:12) 
All apparel judgments will be left to the discretion of the Falls Creek Staff (FCS). If FCS determines a camper or campers should change their clothing to fall in line with camp requirements, then said camper or campers are required to do so.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • Shoes must be worn at all times outside of your cabin. 
  • Apparel may not display or promote tobacco, alcohol, controlled substances, or inappropriate language or pictures. 
  • Undergarments must always be covered by outer garments (i.e. No boxer shorts hanging out or bra straps showing). 
  • Midriffs should always be covered. 
  • No spaghetti strap shirts or dresses. 
  • No tank tops. 
  • No short shorts. Shorts are to be of modest length. (Modest length can be generally defined as extending to just beyond the fingertips, which is generally no shorter than a 5” to 7” inseam.) 
  • No tight-fitting and revealing clothing. This includes leggings or similar attire, which cannot be worn as pants. 
  • Girls may wear dresses/skirts, but they must reach the top of the knee. 
 SWIMMING: 
  • Girls should wear modest one-piece swimsuits. Males should not wear tight-fitting swimming suits. 
  • While going to and from the swimming areas, all campers must wear shoes; males must wear a t-shirt and females must wear a long covering over their swimming suits. 

Theme: Choose

Each year, the emphasis of Falls Creek Youth Camp follows a rotation of evangelism, the character & nature of God, and spiritual disciplines. This year, we will explore spiritual disciplines of the Christian life. In Christ we are:
SAVED
Trust and take hold of Jesus.
SET APART
Walk-in obedience and come away from the world.
SOLID
Seek to be like Christ.
SURRENDERED
Give your life to God out of gratitude.