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

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

High School programs offer a lot of variety, but if you just love traditional camp then Classic is for you. Classic offers all the favorites; Challenge Island, worship, Bible study, and great games, but at your level. 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

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

Take a radical departure from everyday life and join the Pack & Paddle crew. A staple now in our high school program, experienced guides take us up north to backpack and canoe portions of the Manistee National Forest and the Manistee 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

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

Base camp for this week is down the road from GENEVA, in a beautiful, wooded setting. Each day includes time at GENEVA learning about and participating in support staff roles like leading games for younger campers, assisting staff with projects, helping at the store, and plugging into arts and crafts. Each evening we’ll return to base camp for worship, time in scripture, and planning the next day’s projects back at GENEVA.

7th-12th grades

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

The CONNECT day camp program is for middle and high school male campers with Asperger’s Syndrome or High-functioning Autism. CONNECT campers have the option to stay overnight at the end of the session.

For more information email our Coordinator for Campers with Special Needs, at genevaspecialneeds@campgeneva.org

11th grade to college freshman

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

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 must be received by February 28. Learn more about the application process here.

Typical Day for GENEVA Classic

7:00am Wake up / cabin clean up
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Worship
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
2:30pm Activity Options
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

 

Water Week

  • Small Bible
  • Bedding and pillow (maybe a twin size sheet for hot weather
  • Sunscreen & bugspray
  • Pajamas
  • Comfortable clothes geared for activity (dress clothes are not needed). Be prepared for chilly evenings.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Both tennis shoes and sandals with back-straps; no flip flops.
  • Swimsuit (more than one). 1-piece suits required.
  • Towels (beach and bath). Bring multiple towels, please.
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • Plastic bag for wet items

 

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
  • 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
  • Tennis shoes or sandals with back straps; no flip-flops, please
  • Sweatshirt or jacket (it is often cooler by the lake!)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • 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
  • 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 $7. 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 $7. 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 $7. 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
  • Tablets, Kindles, 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 14-19 Water Week 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am
H2 June 21-26 Classic GENEVA 8:00-8:45am 10:00-11:00am
H3 June 28-July 2 Classic GENEVA 8:00-8:45am 6:00-7:00pm
N4 July 6-10 CONNECT 8:00-8:45am 4:30-5pm (10-11 Sat.)
H5 July 12-16 Down the Road 8:00-8:045am 6:00-7:00pm

 

Confirmation Packet

  • This 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 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.

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