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Christian summer camps

Christian summer camps in America can be found all over the US.

Routed in the private camp traditions, these camps will mix faith into their daily programs - from the subtle influences in our YMCA camps to stronger faith ties, there’s a huge amount of variety when it comes to the Christian camps we work with.

Christian camps focus on creating a super exciting and engaging environment for each camper. Activities and daily traditions, alongside being great fun, also allow for educational, social, physical and spiritual development.

Facilities and accommodation

Facilities at Christian camps match the classic American summer camp. There'll be lots of activities, with your arts & crafts, sports, swimming and more, with meals taking place in a big lodge or mess hall.

You’ll typically share a bunk with a small group of co-counselors and campers, often with a private area for staff.

The campers

Campers range from 5-18 years and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and Christian camps often serve the communities they are part of.

Other camps cater for specific communities and issues; inner city, disadvantaged, foster children and many others as a form of outreach and service.

How are Christian camps different?

All summer camps in America aim to help children grow whilst in a safe and fun environment. For the Christian camps this is exactly the same.

Christianity isn't always the main focus at camp, but will be built into their values. This means that Christian camps can fall under other camp types too, so it could be a Christian private camp or Christian underprivileged camp.

How religious are the camps?

Camps will work to incorporate you in at a level you feel happy and comfortable.

The Christian camps we work with are often liberal and modern in their approach to Christianity.

Some camps will have a higher level of Christian practice and may need you to be more heavily involved in your faith and there are less religious camps which simply look to promote the values.

Applying for a Christian camp

When a Christian summer camp hires a new staff member they will look at that person’s own religion and beliefs - don’t be surprised if you are suddenly hearing from a Christian camp and you aren’t Christian yourself - many camps won’t mind that you don’t share the same faith, just that you are open to new experiences.

You will also have the option to select working at a faith based summer camp alongside sharing your faith if you'd like to work at a Christian camp with strong values. Just pop it in your application and our team will do their magic.

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