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 14-19 H2: June 21-26
H3: June 28-July 2 H5: July 12-16
N4: July 6-10
C6: July 19-30 C8: August 2-13

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

H1: June 14-19 H2: July 21-26
H3: June 28-July 2 H5: July 12-16
N4: July 6-10
C6: July 19-30 C8: August 2-13

Water Week combines water sports and a lifeguard certification course with camp! Activities like kayaking, tubing, challenge island, worship and Bible study fill our days in addition to lifeguard training. Pre-camp course work is required and campers must pass swim and written tests, and lifesaving skills demonstrations for certification. Once certified, campers may return in later weeks to help lifeguard or teach swim lessons.

10th grade to college freshman

H1: June 14-19 H2: July 21-26
H3: June 28-July 2 H5: June 12-16
N4: July 6-10
C6: July 19-30 C8: August 2-13

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

H1: June 14-19 H2: July 21-26
H3: June 28-July 2 H5: July 12-16
N4: July 6-10
C6: July 19-30 C8: August 2-13

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 genevaspecialneeds@campgeneva.org

11th grade to college freshman

H1: June 14-19 H2: July 21-26
H3: June 28-July 2 H5: July 12-16
N4: July 6-10
C6: July 19-30 C8: August 2-13

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 March 3. 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 & 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 4:30-5:00pm
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