Entering Grades 3-7

A week on Shores is a week to remember! On the coast of Lake Michigan lively counselors walk alongside campers as we praise God, enjoy new friends, and embrace fun-filled activities. A day on Shores might include a competitive game of capture the flag, relaxing in the pool, bouncing on the jumping pillow, energizing songs and skits, enjoying a treat from the store, and finishing the day with a gooey s’more. This is sure to be the best week of the summer!

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

Special guests Joel Schoon Tanis & Steve Carigon team up with GENEVA staff for this unique camp experience. Songs & Skits will mix comedy and whimsical art to articulate the truths of scripture. Campers will experience all the typical camp activities, plus a large 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

Short weeks are offered for campers entering 3rd-6th grade. These sessions are 4 1/2 days and 4 nights, and are perfect for children eager to embrace the joy of camp. It’s a little less time, but packed with all the fun and activities of a longer week at camp!

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 All Camp Game or Interest Groups
2:30 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
7:45pm Songs and Skits
8:30pm 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
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Swimsuit (1-piece suits for girls)
  • Towels (beach and bath)
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • spare sock or bandana – for playing Capture the Flag
  • 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 or other sports items

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 electronic devices
  • Knives, weapons and like items

Camp Store Punch Cards

Punch Cards (spending money for the camp store) are available for all overnight campers. A $15, $30 or $40 Punch Card may be purchased with your registration.

Online Registration