July 16-20

5 Days / 4 Nights

Going into 8th Grade - Just Finished 12th Grade as of Fall 2024

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Encounter Camps - FAQ

What are the Encounter Camp Dates?

July 16th - July 20th
Camp Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
Ages: Going into 8th Grade - Graduated 12th Grade

How much does Camp cost?
Encounter Youth Camp is 5 Days and 4 Nights and includes meals and rooms.

$430.00 early bird rate ($460.00 after Early bird cut off)
There is a $3 Online Ticketing Fee
How many Youth and Leaders are on a team?
Youth are placed on teams of approximately 12-14. Each team has 2 trained and caring leaders.
How are Team Leaders selected?
Every Team Leader is a volunteer who has completed a comprehensive process that includes:
  • Completed and approved volunteer application
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Mandatory Camp Orientation with child training

What's the food like?
This is not your average camp food. A professional and caring food team prepares the meals every day. Your Youth will absolutely love this camp food!
Will there be swimming?
Yes! We have a beautiful lake with inflatables and a pool with tons of fun water activities. All youth wear life jackets in the lake. We have staff and life guards posted at all swimming activities.
How are medications handled?
  • All personal medications (prescription, over-the-counter, or vitamin) MUST be brought in the original pharmacy labeled container or the original manufacturer's container to the first aid station at check-in.
  • Prescription medications MUST have the camper's name on the bottle.
  • Please limit the amount of medication to only what is required for the camper's term.
  • Please make a note on the medical form and alert medical personnel at the first aid station during check-in of all allergies or medical conditions.
  • Each camp will have professional medical personnel to help students with medication or injuries.
What do I bring to Youth Camp? What shouldn't I bring?
Bring this...
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or twin bedding
  • Swim towel, Shower towel, washcloths
  • Shampoo/Conditioner & Soap
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • One piece swimsuit or swim trunks
  • Pajamas
  • 5-6 pairs of underwear
  • 5-6 pairs of socks - may get wet or muddy
  • 4 old T-shirts for rec
  • 4 pairs of shorts for rec
  • 5 T-shirts for chapel
  • 5 shorts or pants for chapel
  • 1 pair of pants & sweatshirt for cool weather
  • 1 pair of closed-toed shoes for rec
  • 1 pair of shoes for chapel/free time
  • 1 pair of flip flops for pool/shower
  • Bug Spray and Sunscreen
  • Bible (if your student does not have a Bible, we will make one available)
Don't bring this...
  • Electronics (including cell phones, tablets, video game devices, iPods, mp3 players, etc.)
  • Crop tops/two piece swim suits/spaghetti strap tanks/articles of clothing displaying questionable content
  • Food items (all snacks/meals are provided)
  • Weapons (firearms, knives, fireworks, matches)
Packing Tips...
  • Write your student's first and last name on the inside of all clothing (including shoes), towels, and washcloths.
  • Pack travel sized shampoo/soap that will be easy for your student to carry to and from the shower.
Where do Encounter Camps take place?
Encounter Cove Camp is set on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Roach, MO.

  • The campgrounds include a chapel, dining hall, high ropes course, zip lines, challenge course, swimming pool, lake, lake inflatables, and separate boys' and girls' dorms with indoor shower and toilets.
  • Your student will be housed with their teammates and leaders in bunk style dorms.
What is the phone policy at camp?
  • Campers will not be allowed to make or accept phone calls unless it is an emergency.
  • Your student will have a great time, and we encourage you to ask them all about it when they get home!
Are there other rules and regulations?
  • We reserve the right to inspect contents of all personal belongings if due cause arises.
  • Improper contents will be held by camp staff and returned to parent/guardian(s) at the end of camp.
  • All campers will be expected to observe habits of personal cleanliness, respect for camp staff and other campers, and refrain from using foul language, including cursing and crude humor.
  • Charges for items broken/damaged or stolen during camp will be billed to the parties/individual involved.
  • If a child is sent home early due to sickness, behavior, or discipline issues, should camp leadership determine it is necessary, there will not be a refund given.
Are there scholarships available?
Our desire is to see every student experience Youth Camp this summer. We would suggest talking to your local Encounter Ministry Post or Church. 

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