Trailblazer Camper Confirmation


Welcome

Your camper is registered for Trailblazer Camp and is in for an exciting time of adventure and spiritual growth! We are gearing up for another great summer at Covenant Cedars and we are excited for you to be a part of it.

Please thoroughly read the below information. There are some guidelines to follow and important items to note. Being aware of this information will maximize your camper’s experience . If you have any questions about the information, call the camp office at 402-757-3241 or email cedars@hamilton.net.

Theme

Covenant Cedars Bible Camp is ready for a fun summer! In 2013, we will be digging into 1 Peter 2:9-10 with the theme of "IDENTITY"!

What is my identity? Who does God say that I am? How does my identity in Christ change my response to all situations and choices in my life? What's the truth about my identity?

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
(1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV)

Speaker Info

Jesse Joyner

Jesse Joyner is a master juggler and a captivating storyteller. Having experience as a children's pastor, he's adept at teaching the Gospel in levels of understanding that are fun and memorable, albeit unusual. Jesse's routines are engaging and often rely on audience participation and find relevant, meaningful ways for children (and adults) to learn about God's kingdom and plan.

Parent Orientation

For the second year now, we are offering parent orientation prior to the beginning of your camper's week of camp. Parent orientation is designed to be an informative time for you as the parent. You will receive a camp schedule and information about ways to keep you connected during the week that your camper is at camp.

Please join us from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM prior to registration.

Registration

At registration, your camper will receive their housing assignment, pay their remaining balance, deposit their canteen money, and drop off all medications with the camp nurse. Campers will also have the option to purchase a WAVE GAME POWER PACK at registration.

If you are bringing your child to camp, please go through registration with them before dropping them off at their cabin. At the entrance of camp you will be stopped and given a slip of paper that clarifies a registration location for your camper and the cabin which they will stay in.

If your child comes with a group, the group leader is responsible for registering all the campers before going to their cabins. Have all medications and canteen money ready at check-in. Campers are expected to be at camp for the entire stay. Arrangements must be made with the camp office for late arrivals and early departures.

Medical Information

If you have not given camp a copy of your insurance card, you need to bring it with you. Prescription medications will be administered by the on-site nurse throughout the week. Medications must be given to the camp nurse in their original containers with instructions (no pill boxes). The nurse's station is stocked with many over-the-counter medications.

Canteen and Offering

During their stay, your camper has the opportunity to visit the camp store (shirts, hats, etc.) and the canteen (pop, candy etc.) Cedars controls loss of money by using canteen cards, sold in $5.00 increments. All money must be turned in for safe keeping. These are used for all purchases. Any money remaining on the card is returned to the camper at the end of the week and can be used for offering.

Every week, there is an offering take to advance the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.

2012's summer missionary offering went an to an orphanage called, "Tender Hearts Baby's Home" in Uganda. Last years campers raised just over $3,000 for the home.

The 2013 mission offering will go toward, "Covenant Kids Congo".

In 2013, Covenant camps will have the opportunity to help provide clean water and access to better sanitation and hygiene in Gemena, located in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).


What to Bring

Campers should have a range of clothes for any weather. Clothing should allow campers to be active. Include closed-toe shoes for activities and sandals or water shoes for swimming. Modest swimsuits are required (this can be accomplished by a one piece or two piece covered by a dark colored shirt). See the list below or download the Detailed Packing List!

Bible Pen/pencil Water Bottle
Paper/Notepad Washcloths Rain Gear
Shorts T-shirts/Tops Pants or Jeans
Modest Swim Suit Pajamas Toiletries
Insect Repellent Pillow and Case Disposable Camera
Flashlight Beach Towel Bedding or Sleeping Bag
Sweatshirts Jacket Sunscreen


What NOT to bring

Do not bring cell phones or any pets, electronic devices (including CD players, game systems, and iPods), firearms, weapons of any kind, fireworks, tobacco, alcohol or drugs.

Campers will have one opportunity to turn in their cell phones on the first night of camp. Any cell phones discovered after that point may result in immediate dismissal from the camp program.

Dress Code

We desire for all campers to feel comfortable while they are at camp. For that reason, we ask that the campers and our staff dress modestly. We would hate for one camper to be distracted by what another camper is wearing and miss what God has for them. If an item of clothing is too revealing, we will ask the camper to change. Our climbing tower and zip line requires closed toed shoes and longer shorts.

CLOTHING MUST COVER UNDERGARMENTS

No tank tops, spaghetti straps, cut-offs, tight fitting, low cut, mid-riff revealing or inappropriately slit apparel. We would also like to ask that shorts are fingertip length and that there are no skirts.

Attention

Because of the outbreak of bed bugs in our state, please let us know if your household has been treated in the last 6 months or if you are going through that process at the time of camp.

This WILL NOT prevent your child from coming to camp. It just allows us to better prepare at camp to insure no outbreaks happen at the camp facility.

Please let us know prior to your child’s week of camp if applicable.

Thank You!

Connecting with Your Camper

MAIL

To be sure mail reaches your camper, send it early. Mail sent after the Wednesday your child is at camp will not get here due to late USPS delivery on Fridays. We encourage you to leave letters in our camper mail box in our camp store (which will be open during registration) and our staff will deliver it on whatever day you indicate.

Address Mail as Follows:

Covenant Cedars Bible Camp
Camper/Cabin Name
PO Box 68
Hordville, NE 68846

E-MAIL

Subject line must be, "Camper Name, Cabin Name". Campers cannot return messages via e-mail. Due to an overwhelming number of emails, we ask you to send no more than two per camper per week. Please send text files only.

Emails can be sent directly to:

CEDARS@HAMILTON.NET

SOCIAL MEDIA

You are able to send messages to campers via CCBC's social media outputs! Please include the same pertinent information that you would for sending an email.
Don't forget that the best way to stay up to date on what's going on at camp during the week your camper is attending is to follow Covenant Cedars' website and all of their social media outputs.