High School

Entering Grades 10-College Freshman

GENEVA’s High School programs offer unique experiences designed for different interests. A growing relationship with God creates the context for exploring our identity and purpose in a supportive community. Whether choosing the consistency of a Classic week, or a program offering a new challenge, or a preparation week exploring your future, GENEVA staff are excited to invest in this week with you.

Camp Experiences

10th grade to college freshman
H1: June 8-13 (6-day)
H2: June 15-19 (5-day)
H4: June 29-July 3 (4.5 -day)

Are you a camper for life? Then Classic might be the week for you. We will continue to offer all the favorites; Challenge Island, worship, Bible study, and great games, but it’s different too. Investing in each other, we’ll grow an authentic, small group community, seeking Christ in the midst of our relationships. It’s a different pace and a different experience, all in the place you know and love.

10th grade to college freshman
H3: June 22-27

Take a radical departure from everyday life and join the Pack & Paddle crew. A staple now in our program, experienced guides take us up north to backpack and canoe portions of the Manistee National Forest and River. This trip engages beginner to experienced backpackers and seamlessly weaves worship and relationship throughout the hiking, paddling, and camping.

10th grade to college freshman
H7: July 20-24

The name has multiple meanings: our base camp for this week will actually be down the road a couple miles from GENEVA, in a beautiful, wooded, rustic setting. The name also points to preparation for future camp roles. Over the course of this week we will spend time at GENEVA each day learning about support staff roles through participation in designing and leading games for younger campers, assisting maintenance staff with projects, being part of the store operations, and plugging into arts and crafts. Each evening we’ll return to our off-site base and invest in our community as we worship, dig into scripture, play, and looking forward to the next day’s projects back at GENEVA.

7th-12th grades
N4: June 29-July 3

This day camp program is uniquely designed for middle and high school male campers with Asperger’s Syndrome or High-functioning Autism. Under the care of experienced staff, campers focus on social skills, physical activity, and spiritual growth, alongside others on the spectrum. At the end of the week, there is an optional overnight experience in a cabin with extra activities.

Email us for more information to determine if this session is a good fit for your son and for instructions on how to register.

11th grade to college freshman
C5: July 6-17
C8: July 27-August 8

The two-week CIT program provides a taste of what it’s like to be on summer staff. The first week is spent in small-group community, growing in our faith and learning the ropes as we prepare to come alongside Shores campers the following week. It’s a great opportunity to impact children as well as receive the mentorship of passionate counselors.

Applications to this program must be received by February 28.

Application Process

Typical Day for GENEVA Classic

7:00am Wake up / cabin clean up
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Worship & games
9:45am Initiatives
10:30am Group Bible study, quiet time
11:30am TAWG (personal Time Alone With God)
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Group activity, camp game, activity options
2:30pm Free time
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm High adventure activities
8:00pm Worship
11:00pm Cabin devos, lights out
Typical days for the other high school camps will be in the confirmation packet

For Parents

Have questions? Check our Parent FAQs page.

Packing List High School

What to Bring

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

Note: These packing lists are also included in the Printable Confirmation Packet below and in the confirmation we emailed shortly after you registered.

CLASSIC GENEVA

  • 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 and 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, soap, etc.
  • LONG spare sock or bandana- for playing Capture the Flag and other games
  • Plastic bag for wet items

 

PACK & PADDLE

  • Small Bible
  • Bug spray (non-deet) & sunscreen & Chapstick
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Towels—beach and bath
  • Bandanas, sunglasses, hat that will provide shade from the sun
  • Winter hat for wearing at night
  • 2 water bottles (must be labeled with camper’s full name)
  • Large, durable mug and spoon
  • Sleeping bag (camping/non-cotton) & sleeping pad
  • Raincoat and pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeve t-shirt
  • Fleece, wool sweater, or jacket
  • Swimsuit (1-piece suits required – see dress code)
  • Quick-dry socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Shorts (hiking shorts or athletic shorts – not jean shorts)
  • Comfortable pants
  • Hiking boots (make sure they are broken in and have good ankle support, preferably waterproof)
  • Sandals or other shoes to wear around camp at the end of the day
  • Toiletries (some will be left at camp for showering)
  • Medications you take regularly
  • Camera (must be labeled with camper’s full name)
  • Hiking backpack (GENEVA does have a few to loan. Let us know ahead of time if you need one.)
  • Adventurous spirit (don’t pack light on this!)

 

GENEVA DOWN THE ROAD

  • 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 and sandals with back straps; no flip-flops, please
  • Reusable water bottle—have your full name on it, please!
  • Swimsuit (1-piece suits required – see dress code)
  • Towels (beach and bath)
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, soap, etc.
  • Small backpack for carrying items to and from camp
  • Plastic bag for wet items
  • Flashlight

 

CONNECT

  • Bible & Pen
  • Back pack or gym bag (must be labeled with camper’s full name)
  • Tennis shoes or sandals with back straps; no flip-flops, please
  • Sweatshirt or jacket (it is often cooler by the lake!)
  • Reusable water bottle (must be labeled with camper’s full name)
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Plastic bag for wet items

 

CIT

  • 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 and sandals with back straps; no flip-flops, please
  • Reusable water bottle—have your full name on it, please!
  • Swimsuit (1-piece suits required – see dress code)
  • Towels (beach and bath)
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, soap, etc.
  • LONG spare sock or bandana- for playing Capture the Flag and other games
  • Plastic bag for wet items
  • Backpack for carrying items around camp

Optional Items

CLASSIC GENEVA

  • 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.
  • Fan and extension cord
  • Frisbee

GENEVA DOWN THE ROAD

  • 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.
  • Frisbee

CONNECT

  • Spending money—but we prefer you purchase a punch card
  • Wrist watch
  • Lifejacket, if needed

CIT

  • 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.
  • 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 High School

Once your child is registered, you will receive a complete Confirmation Packet with everything else you need to know before coming to camp, including directions, check-in and closing program times, etc.

Check-In & Closing Program Times

H1 June 8-13 Classic GENEVA 8:40-9:10am Mon 9:00am Sat
H2 June 15-19 Classic GENEVA 8:40-9:10am Mon 5:30pm Fri
H3 June 22-27 Pack & Paddle 8:40-9:10am Mon 9:00am Sat
H4 June 29-July 3 Classic GENEVA 8:00-8:30am Mon 9:00am Fri
N4 June 29-July 3 CONNECT 8:20am Mon 10:00am Fri
H7 July 20-24 Down the Road 8:40-9:10am Mon 7:00pm Fri

 

Confirmation Packet

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