High School

Entering Grades 10-College Freshman

GENEVA High School offers several programs, each one has a different purpose and design, but each has the intent of deepening our identity in Christ. Check out all the options, take on a new challenge, and grow your skills while building great friendships and growing stronger in your faith.

Camp Experiences

Classic builds on all the best camp memories and amplifies the focus on community and worship. Many of your camp favorites will continue, including Challenge Island, beach time, games, and even some new activities! Classic involves a change of pace which brings deep interaction with one another and scripture as we embrace who God is creating us to be.

Join the Pack & Paddle crew and experience the wonder of God’s creation as you spend the week backpacking and canoeing portions of the Manistee National Forest and the Manistee River. Whether you are new to backpacking and paddling, or you already have experience, this trip is designed to meet you where you are at. Overall, you’ll hike 10 miles over 2 days and spend a day and a half canoeing, all while learning skills you can use in your future outdoor adventures. GENEVA’s guide who is also an RN, as well as summer staff, engage campers and weave worship and relationship throughout the week. Relationships are forged and scripture comes alive in the intense beauty of this week.

Down the Road gives campers a chance to see a big picture perspective of GENEVA, while experiencing small group community. We’ll live at our base camp a couple of miles from GENEVA, the site includes a meeting lodge, firepits, bathhouse, tents large enough for entire cabin groups, and an amphitheater for worship. Each day we’ll head back Down the Road to GENEVA to get a taste of what it’s like to serve in the store, arts and crafts, video, waterfront, or maintenance, and to do some high school specific activities.

The CONNECT day camp program serves middle and high school male campers with High-functioning Autism. Campers focus on social skills, physical activity, and spiritual growth, under the care of counselors with experiences and expertise that make them passionate about serving in this program. This day camp program runs Monday-Thursday with an option to stay overnight Thursday night in a cabin and engage in extra evening activities and closing the week Friday morning.

Email genevaspecialneeds@campgeneva.org to determine if CONNECT is a good fit for your son and for instructions for registering.

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. 

Experience what it is like to be Geneva staff firsthand by partnering with a counselor and guiding a cabin group through the week. This is a two-week program, the first week focuses on developing the CIT community and studying scripture together while learning the rhythms of camp. In the second week involves leading a Shores cabin alongside a seasoned counselor to help run the program and invest in younger campers.

Applications must be received by February 28. An interview will follow to determine acceptance into this program. Note that CITs return home during the weekend in the middle of their 2- week session.

Typical Day for GENEVA Classic

7:00am Wake up / cabin clean up
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Bible Study
10:30am Group Activity
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 Challenge Island
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!
  • Tennis shoes and Sandals
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Swimsuit (one-piece for girls)
  • Towels (beach and bath)
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • Spare sock or bandana for capture the flag
  • Plastic bag for wet items

 

 

Pack & Paddle

  • A small Bible
  • Bug spray (non-deet)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking Backpack (GENEVA does have some—please contact us prior to the trip if you will need one)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Beach and Bath towel to keep at camp for return
  • Small towel (hand towels work great) for the trail
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or Bandana for sun protection
  • Winter hat for night-time
  • Two water bottles
  • Durable mug and spoon
  • Sleeping bag (non-cotton) and Sleeping Pad
  • Raincoat
  • 2-3 Short Sleeve Shirts (avoid cotton—quick dry athletic shirts are ideal)
  • 1-2 long sleeve shirts (avoid cotton—quick dry athletic shirts are ideal)
  • Sweatshirt or fleece
  • Pair of warm pants
  • Shorts (hiking shorts or athletic shorts)
  • Hiking Boots (broken in)
  • Hiking/Athletic Socks
  • Sandals or other shoes to wear at campsite
  • Underwear
  • Swimsuit (one-piece for girls)
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • Dry Bag (or Ziploc bags will work)
  • Toiletries for the trail (toothbrush and small toothpaste)
  • Toiletries to be left at camp (deodorant, shampoo, etc.)

 

GENEVA DOWN THE ROAD

  • Bible & Pen
  • Sleeping bag and pillow (Down the Road campers will be sleeping in tents)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Pajamas
  • Comfortable clothes geared for activity (dress clothes are not needed). Be prepared for chilly evenings!
  • Tennis shoes and Sandals
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Swimsuit (one-piece for girls)
  • Flashlight
  • Towels (beach and bath)
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • Spare sock or bandana for capture the flag
  • Plastic bag for wet items
  • Backpack for carrying items back and forth from GENEVA to the off-site camp where you’ll be sleeping. Standard school backpack will work.

 

 

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)
  • 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 or other sports items

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 or other sports items

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 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

Punch Cards & Tie-Dye

Punch cards are the best way for High School campers to make purchases from the camp store, where they can buy snacks, apparel, and more. You can choose the amount of spending money they’ll have for their week of camp ($15, $30, or $40), and the punch card will be on the back of their nametag. Punch cards are less likely than cash to be misplaced, and if there is money remaining at the end of the week, you are able to get a refund in the camp store.

The $10.00 Tie-Dye Fee pays for a pillow case or a white GENEVA t-shirt for your camper to tie-dye. There will be an alternative activity for campers who choose not to tie-dye. Alternatively, tie-dying is free if your camper supplies their own white t-shirt or pillow case. We recommend these items be 100% cotton, washed and pre-shrunk with no fabric softener. Your camper can cover the cost of a shirt or pillow case with their punch card while they are at camp.

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