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
S2: June 17-22      S7: July 22-27
S3: June 24-28     S8: July 29-August 2
S5: July 8-13          S9: August 5-10
S6: July 15-19        S10: August 12-16

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.

S1: June 10-14 (4th-6th grades)

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.

S4: July 1-4 (3rd-6th grades)

This 4-day, 3-night camp is designed for younger campers (entering grades 3-6) who are ready to try overnight camp. With just enough time to try some of the camp favorites, campers will leave eager to stay a full week next summer! Camp ends Thursday night so you can have the long holiday weekend for your family and hear all about your camper’s special week.

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
1:30pm All-Camp game
2:30pm Free Time (store open)
4:00pm Interest Groups
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm All-Cabin Activity
8:00pm Evening Worship
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 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 (must be labeled with camper’s full name)
  • 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. Note: Campers coming July 1-4 will not have the opportunity to tie-dye due to time limitations.
  • 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, tables, 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

Check-in in the ARC at GENEVA Shores: Monday at 8:45am

Closing Program:

S1 June 10-15 10:00-10:30am Sat
S2 June 17-22 10:00-10:30am Sat
S3 June 24-28 6:00-6:30pm Fri
S4 July 1-4 6:00-6:30pm Thur
S5 July 8-13 10:00-10:30am Sat
S6 July 15-19 6:00-6:30pm Fri
S7 July 22-27 10:00-10:30am Sat
S8 July 29-August 2 6:00-6:30pm Fri
S9 August 5-10 10:00-10:30am Sat
S10 August 12-15 10:00-10:30am Fri

 

Printable Confirmation

  • This Printable 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 2 weeks before your session begins.
  • Once a camper is registered, all communication will be done via the email address entered in the online registration form.

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