Youth Summer Camp

Camp may be the single most important event of student ministry! During camp, leaders have the opportunity to spend quality one on one time with students. Camp provides an atmosphere for students to grow closer together and build life long bonds. Each student’s faith is stretched as they experience God through worship, bible study and recreation. Camp is one of the greatest catalysts to fulflling the mission of Journey Students which is to bring students far from God, close to God, one step at a time!

When: May 27th – 31st

Where: East Texas Baptist University | One Tiger Dr, Marshall, TX 75670

Cost: $400 (Includes 5 Day / 4 Nights in Dorm Style Rooms, All Meals Included, Amenities of LA Tech and  A Special Edition Camp T-shirt)

Ages: 7th-12th Grade

F.A.Q. & Important Information

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First Day:

11:30 – 12:30 PM arrive at Journey Church Student Center
12:45 PM Depart from Journey Church
1:00 – 3:00 PM Registration & Check-In
4:00 PM Village Leadership Meeting (all Bible Study Leaders)
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Village Meeting (Bible Study 1, announced location)
6:00 PM SERVE Youth Minister’s Meeting
7:30 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:45 PM Worship (auditorium)
9:30 PM Church Group Time (assigned location)
11:30 PM Lights Out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

Other Days:

(Day 3 Only: 6:45 AM First Light – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
(Day 4 Only: 6:30 – 7:15 AM GENERATE 5K – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 AM Encounters in Church Group (assigned location)
8:15 AM Village Leadership Meeting (all Bible Study Leaders)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Kickstart
10:00 AM SERVE Send-Off
3:00 PM Open/Free Time (Options announced at Kick Start)
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Bible Study with Village (assigned locations)
6:45 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:00 PM Worship (Night 4 Only – Final Worship Celebration – 7:00 PM-9:30 PM)
9:00 PM Church Group Time (9:30PM on Night 4)
10:30 PM One More Thing (Nights 2 & 3 Only)
11:30 PM Lights out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

Closing Day:

6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Check-out
8:15 AM Encounters in Church Group Location
9:00 AM Dismiss
11:30 – 12:00 PM Arrive at Journey Church

Packing List


  • Daily Clothes 
  • Underwear 
  • Socks
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals/flip-flops 
  • Swimsuit (1 Piece or shirt over for girls)
  • Pajamas 
  • Old Clothes for Water Day/Messy day 
  • Jeans or nice clothes for worship


  • Bed sheets for a twin size bed & pillow
  • Towels & Washcloth
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Hairbrush
  • Bug spray 
  • Body wash 
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste 
  • Medications 
  • Make-up 


  • Sports equipment (Football, Frisbee, ect..)
  • Bible 
  • Journal 
  • Pen/Pencil 
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Beach Towel
  • Flash light 
  • Snacks or money for vending machines 
  • Bag or Backpack 
  • Sweatshirt (if you get cold)
  • Umbrella 

What NOT to bring: 

  • No Alcohol of any kind
  • No illegal drugs 
  • No cigarettes or vapes of any kind
  • No fireworks
  • No weapons  

Interested in fundraisers?  Email Richie@jcpineville.com or call the church office 318-640-1273

Cost & Payment Schedule

$400- Total Due May 20th

What is Camp Like?

Camp is a Christ-centered, Bible study driven style camp for 6th – 12th graders. It includes a personal touch from staff, engaging worship, sound Biblical teaching, Bible Study, and fun recreational activities. Students will engage in small group lessons which drive real life application.

Can Parents Go?

We do ask for some adult chaperones to go. If you’re interested in going with us Email Richie@jcpineville.com or call the church office 318-640-1273

What is the Dress Code?

The reason for our dress code is so the focus of camp will not be altered. We want to
enjoy camp with as little distractions as possible. Dress modestly at all times.
Immodest shorts or tops, spaghetti strap tops, midriffs, distasteful designs or
messages, and other extreme clothing are not acceptable at any time.
T-shirts and shoes must be worn around campus except by the pool area.
Guys, here are some guidelines to follow:
• Please make sure all attire is modest and appropriate.
• No speedos or anything that resembles a speedo.
• Unless at the beach or pool, wear a shirt that completely covers the chest and torso
at all times.
• No sagging of shorts, pants or swim trunks
Girls, here are some guidelines to follow:
• Please make sure all attire is modest and appropriate.
• No tank top style shirts for everyday wear.
• One piece bathing suits – (no cutouts) or tankini’s that fully cover the stomach.
• Stomach should be covered at all times.
• All shirts and dresses should have a modest neckline.
• Shorts must be longer, but due to different arm lengths, a 2-3” above the knee short
is recommended.
• Skirts and dresses should keep you fully covered when bending over.
It is very important that group leaders and sponsors also maintain the dress code and
give direction to the students about attire. If students do not follow dress code, camp staff and your adult sponsors hold the right to ask students to change into
appropriate clothing. Leaders will be contacted if necessary.

What is the Cell Phone Rule?

Students are allowed to bring their phones. We simply ask that students make pursuing Jesus top priority while at camp! Its amazing what a little time away from the phone can do!

What is the smoking/tobacco standard?

Absolutely no smoking or tobacco products allowed during camp or on campus. For
adults who come to camp who smoke, we respectfully request that they do not smoke
on campus.

What is the alcohol/drug standard?

Alcohol is strictly prohibited during camp as well as narcotic drugs. If you
have a prescription, they need to be in the original prescription bottle and notify your
adult sponsor.

What are the Basic Rules?

• No foul language.
• Do not venture out after curfew.
• Watch the guy-girl thing. Guys should not be “hanging around” or entering girls rooms at all and vice versa.
• During any part of camp (Bible study, worship, etc…) students must be in their place with their group.
• Any defacing or damaging property will result in two consequences determined by the director:
o Full reimbursement for all damages & a possible trip home.
• NO PRANKS! NONE! This is a no tolerance issue for camp. Pranks cause division and hurt people ultimately.