Entering Grades 3-7

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-7th grades

June 13-18 July 18-23
June 20-25 July 25-29
June 27-July 1 August 1-6
July 5-9 August 8-12
July 11-15 August 15-19

GENEVA Shores and it’s incredible setting on Lake Michigan provide the perfect setting for growing in relationship with God and one another. Times of worship, playing in the pool, camp games, songs and skits, the jumping pillow provide so much fun for our time with friends and the great staff.

4th-7th grades

June 13-18 July 18-23
June 20-25 July 25-29
June 27-July 1 August 1-6
July 5-9 August 8-12
July 11-15 August 15-19

Amazing talent and 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. Camp includes all the typical fun, plus the creation of a giant group art project.

3rd-6th grades

June 13-18 July 18-23
June 20-25 July 25-29
June 27-July 1 August 1-6
July 5-9 August 8-12
July 11-15 August 15-19

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

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 $7. 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
  • Tablets, Kindles, 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


Shores 1     June 14-19 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am
Shores 2     June 21-26 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am
Shores 3     June 28-July 2 8:00-8:45am 6:00-7:00pm
Shores 4     July 6-10 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am
Shores 5     July 12-16 8:00-8:45am 6:00-7:00pm
Shores 6     July 19-24 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am
Shores 7     July 26-30 8:00-8:45am 6:00-7:00pm
Shores 8     August 2-7 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am
Shores 9     August 9-13 8:00-8:45am 6:00-7:00pm
Shores 10     August 16-20 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am

Printable Confirmation

  • This Shores Confirmation contains all the information you need to know before your week of camp except for your personal information.
  • Personal information such as the session you are registered for and your receipt will be emailed to you within 2 weeks after you register, and again as a reminder about a few days before your session begins.
  • Once a camper is registered, all communication will be done via the email address entered in the online registration form.
  • Safety Protocol Overview for Parents
  • COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

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