GENEVA Shores

Entering Grades 3-6

Overlooking Lake Michigan with God’s beauty all around, GENEVA Shores is the perfect backdrop for discovering the Bible’s wild stories of God’s love for us. From these times of worship to splashing in the pool, bouncing on the jumping pillow, and dancing at songs and skits, campers create meaningful relationships with one another and the dynamic staff.

Camp Experiences

4th-6th grades

S1: June 14-19 S6: July 19-24
S2: June 21-26 S7: July 26-30
S3: June 28-July 2 S8: August 2-7
S4: July 6-10 S9: August 9-13
S5: July 12-16 S10: August 16-20

Overlooking Lake Michigan with God’s beauty all around, GENEVA Shores is the perfect backdrop for discovering the Bible’s wild stories of God’s love for us. From these times of worship to splashing in the pool, bouncing on the jumping pillow, and dancing at songs and skits, campers create meaningful relationships with one another and the dynamic staff.

4th-6th grades

S1: June 14-19 S6: July 19-24
S2: June 21-26 S7: July 26-30
S3: June 28-July 2 S8: August 2-7
S4: July 6-10 S9: August 9-13
S5: July 12-16 S10: August 16-20

Amazing talent and incredible energy only begin to describe what guests Joel Schoon Tanis and Steve Carigon bring to this week. Hilarious songs and skits combined with meaningful art, articulate the truths of scripture under their leadership. Campers get to experience all the normal camp activities, but they may also choose to participate in Joel and Steve’s special interest group each afternoon.

3rd-6th grades

S1: June 14-19 S6: July 19-24
S2: June 21-26 S7: July 26-30
S3: June 28-July 2 S8: August 2-7
S4: July 6-10 S9: August 9-13
S5: July 12-16 S10: August 16-20

Special 4-night sessions are offered for campers entering 3rd-6th grade. These weeks are perfect for children eager to try overnight camp. While a little shorter than a typical week, we pack in the fun and adventure!

Typical Day

7:00am Wake up and Polar-bearing (optional)
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Bible Study
10:00am Songs & Skits
11:00am Cabin activity
12:00pm Lunch
12:45 Quiet Time
1:30pm Activity Rotations – During this time each cabin has the chance to try a variety of camp activities. Every hour groups will rotate through the pool and splash park, the beach, arts and crafts, the store, archery, the jumping pillow, field games, playground time, the slip n slide, gaga ball, 9 square, sidewalk chalk, volleyball, nature walk, Frisbee golf and water games.
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm Quiet Time
7:00pm Evening Activity
8:00pm Songs and Skits
9:00pm Snacks and Bed

For Parents

Have questions? Check our Parent FAQs page.

Packing List GENEVA Shores

What to Bring

All items should be labeled with camper’s FULL name!

  • Bible & Pen
  • Bedding and pillow (maybe a twin size sheet for hot weather)
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Pajamas
  • Comfortable clothes geared for activity (dress clothes are not needed). Be prepared for chilly evenings.
  • Both tennis shoes & sandals with back straps; no flip-flops, please
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Swimsuit (1-piece suits required – see dress code)
  • Towels (beach and bath)
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • LONG spare sock or bandana – for playing Capture the Flag and other games
  • Plastic bag for wet items

Note: This packing list is also included in the Printable Confirmation Packet below and in the confirmation we emailed shortly after you registered.

Optional Items

  • Spending money—but we prefer you purchase a punch card
  • Stationery, postcards, stamps, etc. (to write home!)
  • T-shirts or pillow cases with the GENEVA logo can be purchased for $5. If you prefer to bring your own, it must be 100% cotton.
  • Book to read during quiet time
  • Fan and extension cord
  • Frisbee

What Not to Bring

These items are not permitted and will be held by the counselor and returned at the end of the week.

  • Cell phones
  • Ipods, tablets, or other technology devices
  • Knives, weapons and like items

Confirmation Packet Shores

Once your child is registered, you will receive a complete Shores Confirmation Packet with everything else you need to know before coming to camp.

Check-In & Closing Program Times

Drop off Check-in in the Shores Parking Lot! Note new time frame! Monday from 8:00-9:00am

Closing Program:

S1 June 8-13 10:00-10:30am Sat
S2 June 15-19 6:00-6:30pm Fri
S3 June 22-27 10:00-10:30am Sat
S4 June 29-July 3 10:00-10:30am Fri
S5 July 6-11 9:30-10:30am Sat
S6 July 13-17 6:00-7:00pm Fri
S7 July 20-25 9:30-10:30am Sat
S8 July 27-31 6:00-7:00pm Fri
S9 August 3-8 9:30-10:30am Sat
S10 August 10-14 9:30-10:30am Fri

 

Printable Confirmation

Virtual Tours

Camp Store Punch Cards

Punch Cards (spending money for the camp store) are available for all overnight campers. A $10 or $20 Punch Card may be purchased with your registration.

Online Registration