reCHARGE

reCHARGE at Skycroft:

June 16-21, 2019 | June 23-28, 2019* — $295 per person

June 29-July 3 — $240 per person

(*Limited spots available for June 23-28 session. Call 800-536-6759 to register!)

Join us for our summer camp for students who have completed grades 6-12. reCHARGE is designed to strengthen your youth group through Mission Opportunities, Bible Study, Team Recreation, Worship and Fellowship. Our intentional and purposeful activities and events point every student and adult to the Gospel of Christ and their position in the Kingdom. Our schedule is intensive, fun and focused on challenging youth pastors and their students to grow in Christ. We offer leadership training for both students and adults that is designed to help the youth group in their vision and ministry. Expect to be challenged, encounter God in a new way, and to leave camp changed!

Three sessions in 2019:

In summer 2019, we are offering three sessions of reCHARGE: two weeks of our traditional 6-day, 5-night camp experience and a slightly shorter 5-day, 4-night camp experience. The 5-day session (Saturday, June 29- Wednesday, July 3) will include all the same program elements as the traditional week, but on an abbreviated schedule.

Sunday:

  • 3:00-6:00 Registration (Pool, Water Slide, Hebrews open!)
  • 5:30 Adult Meeting
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:30 Opening Celebration
  • 9:00 Church Group Time
  • 11:00 Curfew

Monday & Wednesday:

  • 6:30 Leadership Lab
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:45 Time Alone with God (TAWG)
  • 9:15 Morning Celebration/Large Session Bible Study
  • 10:15 Church Group Bible Study
  • 11:15 Circuit A
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:15 Circuit B
  • 2:30 Circuit C
  • 3:45 Color Team Games
  • 4:30 Free Time (Hebrews, pool, water slide, zip line open!)
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:30 Worship
  • 9:00 Church Group Time
  • 9:45 Free Time/Late Night Option (Hebrews open!)
  • 11:00 Curfew

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 6:30 Leadership Lab
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:45 Time Alone with God (TAWG)
  • 9:15 Morning Celebration/Large Session Bible Study
  • 10:15 Church Group Bible Study
  • 11:15 Adventure 1 – **Mission groups depart**
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Adventure 2
  • 3:30 Color Team Games — *Mission Groups Return*
  • 4:30 Free Time (Hebrews, pool, water slide, zip line open!)
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:30 Worship
  • 9:00 Church Group Time
  • 9:45 Free Time/Late Night Option (Hebrews open!)
  • 11:00 Curfew

Friday:

  • 7:30 Pack Up/Vacate Lodging
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Closing Celebration
  • 10:00 Depart for Home

 

Saturday:

  • 1:00-5:00  Registration (Pool, Water Slide, Hebrews open!)
  • 5:00 Adult Meeting
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Opening Celebration
  • 8:15 Church Group Time
  • 9:30 Free Time/Late Night Option (Hebrews open!)
  • 11:00 Curfew

Sunday & Tuesday:

  • 6:30 Leadership Lab
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:45 Time Alone with God (TAWG)
  • 9:15 Morning Celebration/Large Session Bible Study
  • 10:15 Church Group Bible Study
  • 11:15 Circuit A
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:15 Circuit B
  • 2:30 Circuit C
  • 3:45 Color Team Games
  • 4:30 Free Time (Hebrews, pool, water slide, zip line open!)
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:30 Worship
  • 9:00 Church Group Time
  • 9:45 Free Time/Late Night Option (Hebrews open!)
  • 11:00 Curfew

Monday

  • 6:30 Leadership Lab
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:45 Time Alone with God (TAWG)
  • 9:15 Morning Celebration/Large Session Bible Study
  • 10:15 Church Group Bible Study
  • 11:15 Adventure 1 – **Mission groups depart**
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Adventure 2
  • 3:30 Color Team Games — *Mission Groups Return*
  • 4:30 Free Time (Hebrews, pool, water slide, zip line open!)
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:30 Worship
  • 9:00 Church Group Time
  • 9:45 Free Time/Late Night Option (Hebrews open!)
  • 11:00 Curfew

Wednesday:

  • 7:30 Pack Up/Vacate Lodging
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Closing Celebration
  • 10:00 Depart for Home

 

2018 Camp Menu:

Sunday Dinner: Pizza, Chicken Wings, Carrot/Celery Sticks, Mac ‘n Cheese, Broccoli

Monday Breakfast: Pancakes (blueberry/chocolate chip/plain), Cheesy Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Sausage Links, Hashbrowns, Oatmeal

Monday Lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Grilled Herb Chicken Breast, Waffle Fries, Corn, Baked Beans, Coleslaw

Monday Dinner: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Rice, Egg Rolls (meat and vegetarian), Stir Fry Veggies, Veggie Potstickers

Tuesday Breakfast: Egg Bake, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Biscuits w/Sausage Gravy, Diced Potatoes, Cinnamon Rolls, Oatmeal

Tuesday Lunch: Sky Burgers w/Assorted Cheeses & Toppings, Chicken Tenders, Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans, Pasta Salad

Tuesday Dinner: Smoked Brisket, BBQ Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, Wild Rice, California Blend Veggies, Roasted Squash, Corn Bread

Wednesday Breakfast: French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Canadian Bacon, Hash Brown Patty, Strawberry Topping, Scones, Oatmeal

Wednesday Lunch: Taco Bar w/Beef and Chicken, Tortillas, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Homemade Pico de Gallo

Wednesday Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Stuffed Shells, Spaghetti, Meat Marinara Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Tuscan Veggie Blend, Green Beans, Garlic Bread

Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches: English Muffins, Egg Patties, Sausage Patties, Bacon, Diced Fried Potatoes, Cheesy Eggs, Assorted Danishes, Oatmeal

Thursday Lunch: Cold Cut Subs, Homemade Chicken Salad, Mac ‘n Cheese, Macaroni, Fresh Homemade Potato Chips, Carrot/Celery Sticks

Thursday Dinner: Flank Steak, Pork Chop, Roasted Red Potatoes, Orzo, Steamed Vegetable Medley, Asparagus, Dinner Rolls

Friday Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Hash Browns, Caramel Rolls, Oatmeal

*On Tuesday and Thursday, Missions Groups will have bagged lunches off site*

We do our best to accommodate each of our guests and any food allergies by serving buffet style along with having an extensive fruit and salad bar. We also have many types of dry cereals that are available at every meal. We feel that serving buffet style allows our guests to choose from the items that are safe for them to eat.
With the many types of food allergies, we can not guarantee that cross contamination won’t occur or that one of our vendors might substitute a product due to their supply. Due to the amount of meals that are served each day, it is also difficult to cater meals for each individual, many with different allergies.
It is for these reasons that we suggest for guests with severe food allergies to store any special meals in a refrigerator located in their lodge so there is not a chance of illness or allergic reaction. If someone in your church groups requires a refrigerator to store supplementary food, please notify the Skycroft office in advance. We do have a commercial microwave at the entrance of our dining room where the meals can be reheated. This allows for the guest to choose from items on our buffet or salad line and still have the assurance of a safe meal.

Every summer at camp, we collect a missions offering during Thursday night worship. Our 2018 focus is Send Relief, a ministry of the North American Mission Board that focuses on caring for the weak and vulnerable. Learn more about Send Relief: www.sendrelief.org

Check back in Spring 2019 for our 2019 mission focus!

Worship Leadership – Come hang with the band and hear all about what it means to be a part of worship leadership. You’ll get to ask them questions and see what all goes into being a part of a band, from writing songs, setting up the sound system, to any ways they get rid of  pre-show jitters!

Salt & Light – Jesus calls Christians to be salt and light to those around us, but what does that mean for our every day lives? It’s a hard challenge to be “in the world but not of the world” – how do we do that? Are you burdened for people who don’t know Jesus? We’ll discuss how we can carry out this call from Jesus to reach lost people and point them to Jesus. We’ll have the opportunity for situational gospel sharing and practice evangelizing. Learn how to shine your light for Christ and give lost people a thirst to know the Living Water.

The Mature Man Association (MMA)- This is for guys only taught by our fearless leader, Doug DuBois.  What do you think a Godly man looks like? How are we supposed to live that out everyday? Our culture certainly projects a stereotype of what a real man is, but does that match up with God’s vision? We are going to talk about some of the big issues that guys face today and how we are called to respond to them. We’ll share about what a real man of God looks like through some different topics by discovering what the Bible says and challenging each other to walk in the calling that God has given us as men. If you’re ready for the challenge, then MAN UP!!!!!

Girl Talk – This is for girls only. What does a Godly woman look like? What does culture say women are supposed to be? We’ll talk about issues women face today and what the Bible says about it. We’re going to find out what being a Godly woman really looks like and how we can achieve it in our lives. We’ll cover topics that are specific to young women today. Girls will be challenged as they go home to live their lives for Christ.

Creative Canvas – Learn how to use your creative talents to worship our Creator through art! What does it mean to be an artist for Christ? Your talents and passions have been given to you by God for the purpose of bringing glory to Him. This hands-on circuit will give you the opportunity to express your faith and worship through drawing, painting and other mediums. We’ll spend the week learning how our artistic gifts can be offered back to God as worship.

Deep Questions – Deep questions is focused on answering the tough questions that you’ve always wondered about and that often come up in the course of the modern Christian life. In this circuit, we will be tackling questions like “how do we know there is a God?” and “why do bad things happen to good people?” along with many other issues that you may face in life. This circuit will offer you an opportunity to challenge, to be challenged, and to get honest and real answers to your questions. Deep Questions provides a safe space where questions are encouraged and the answers are sought out in the Word of God.

Defending Your Faith – We can’t depend on anyone else to carry our faith for us, it is up to us alone. But, sometimes it’s hard to explain to others what you believe. It’s even harder when someone wants to argue their beliefs against yours. In this circuit, we’ll take a close look at the fundamentals of our faith and you’ll be able to learn how to talk to others about who Jesus is and why He is the answer.

Flag Football: We’ll be working on teamwork, agility and speed while we play flag football.

Shooting for the Stars: Fascinated by the stars? Always on the look out for your favorite constellation? This circuit is all about how our amazing Creator structured the Universe. We will focus on Creationism and how the study of astronomy disproves The Big Bang Theory.

To Infinity & Beyond – For Seniors Only. So, you’re graduating from high school. What’s next? You’re about to enter a whole new world of independence and adventure. It’s time to leave the comfort of your church youth group and move into a faith that is not dependent on your parents or youth pastor. But how do you do that? Come get the inside scoop on life post-high school and get some great advice from people who JUST figured it out!

Jesus & Culture – Love Netflix, movies and music? Obsessed with social media? We’re going to explore Christian themes through movies, music and other popular culture. What influence does Jesus have on culture, and what influence does culture have on how we view Jesus and Christianity? We’re going to watch clips, listen, and talk about Jesus and pop culture!

Crafty Corner – This circuit is for the curious, the creative, and the crafty! Learn how to make some Nifty crafts while exploring how you can use your creative talents to glorify the God who gave them to you!

Drama – Has God given you special talents to act or perform? Spend a week in the theater arts as you work on performances to show the rest of the campers here at reCHARGE. God’s truth can be expressed in a creative and powerful way through drama. This circuit will teach you how to use your skills to create Drama ministries for outreach so you can go home and spread the message of Jesus using the arts!

Creative Writing – You love to write. You want to be inspired. You hope to meet other aspiring literary artists. But most of all, you want to see the arts and the gospel collide. Come join us for a crash course in prose and poetry with a purpose. Sessions will be packed with new writing and brainstorming techniques, and students will have the opportunity to workshop and present their pieces in a creative and encouraging environment.

Ultimate Frisbee – Speed, grace, teamwork and a flying disc – all the necessary components for the ULTIMATE camp game: Ultimate Frisbee! We’ll be perfecting our disc skills and having tons of fun playing Ultimate Frisbee together in this circuit.

Outdoor Games – We’ll play a few classic outdoor games each day like Capture the Flag, kickball, volleyball, and more! We will focus on teamwork and sportsmanship and how we can glorify God, even by playing games

FAQ’s

Meals and Dining
We at Skycroft do our best to accommodate each of our guests and any food allergies by serving buffet style along with having an extensive fruit and salad bar. We also have many types of dry cereals that are available at any meal. We feel that serving buffet style allows our guests to choose from the items that are safe for them to eat. With the many types of food allergies, we can not guarantee that cross contamination won’t occur or that one of our vendors might substitute a product due to their supply. Due to the amount of meals that are served each day, it is also difficult to cater meals for each individual, many with different allergies.
It is for these reasons that we suggest for guests with severe food allergies to store any special meals in a refrigerator located in their lodge so there is not a chance of illness or allergic reaction. If someone in your church groups requires a refrigerator to store supplementary food, please notify the Skycroft office in advance. We do have a commercial microwave at the entrance of our dining room where the meals can be reheated. This allows for the guest to choose from items on our buffet or salad line and still have the assurance of a safe meal.
What is the Dress Code?
Modest attire, shirt straps must be at lease three fingers in width. Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length.
What type of shoes should I bring?
Closed-toe shoes are required for games and mission sites.
What type of bathing suit should I bring?
Modest, one piece bathing suits are required.
Can parents come and visit?
Yes, parents can visit during worship and meal times with approval from the group leader prior to arrival.
Do I need to bring money?
A snack bar will be open during free time. Also, a mission offering will be taken during worship one night.
What time is check in?
Check in is at 3:00 pm
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, password protected Wi-Fi is available in all common areas.
What amenities are available at Skycroft?
Outdoor pool, water slide, zip line, Bazooka Ball, GaGa court, a snack bar/gift shop, frisbee golf, hiking trails, basketball courts, corn hole, and much more!
What should campers bring?
  • Boys: Sleeping bag or single sheets
  • Ladies: Sleeping bags; can bring single sheets if housed in motels
  • Clothes that can be worn to mission sites and team games
  • Clothes that can get really messy
  • Closed toe, closed heel shoes (for outdoor activities)
  • Bible, notepad, pen and backpack to carry things in
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, etc)
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money for snacks, camp store, and missions offering
  • An alarm clock
  • Modest one-piece bathing suit or two-piece with dark shirt to wear over it
What should campers not bring?
  • Anything that advertises alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs
  • Anything that explicitly or implicitly promotes racism, sexism, or hatred of any group or person
  • Anything that explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual actions or situations
  • Excessively short or tight fitting clothing
  • Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, or any kind of weapon
  • Radios, roller blades, skateboards, or water guns
  • Anything that calls attention to underwear (sagging pants, rolling down waistband, etc)