>>> UPDATED FOR 2019! <<<
OneCamp 2019 Informational Letter
Our theme at OneCamp this year is “MORE”. In Job 36:26, it says "God is great, we do not know Him, and the number of His years is unsearchable." Basically it translates to, God is big, you don't know Him as well as you think you do, and you're never going to figure Him. You'll never get all there is to understand from God. So that is what we are centering OneCamp on this summer.
We are so excited today to announce our OneCamp2019 speaker - Annie F. Downs! Annie comes as a return speaker to camp (2015), but also as one that was once called a camper, having spent her teenage summers at this very same CAMP! We are incredibly grateful to have her come and speak life into us for this week and leading us into the MORE that God has for us! With her roots in Marietta, Annie has spent the last decade living in Nashville. She is a best-selling author, nationally known speaker, and a podcast host. To learn more about her go to www.anniefdowns.com
Our worship at OneCamp 2019 will be led by a collection of talented worship leaders from all across our Network.
Attached are a few details we feel you will find helpful to make your students camp experience the best it can be. Please read over them carefully and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Thank you for trusting us,
- The OneCamp 2019 Leadership Team
~ TEACHING IMPACT GROUPS ~
- Identity in Christ - “Who am I?” “Who gets to decide who I am?” “Is it genetic or up to me?” “What am I supposed to do with my life?” These are the basic questions of life. Identity in Christ helps build a foundation for answering them.
- Hearing God's Voice- We believe God is speaking to all of us, but it can be hard to figure out when and how God speaks to us. This is an opportunity to learn how to identify the voice of God in our lives and tools to use to encounter God in new ways.
- Old Testament in Light of Jesus- In reading the Old Testament through the lens of Jesus, we see through unveiled eyes the true beauty in the ancient texts. We find Jesus within stories of the Bible that can be frustrating, confusing, and challenging.
- Calming Storms- We all have our breaking points. As stressful situations build in our lives, we can choose to crumble or soar. It’s easier to fade into darkness and separate ourselves into deeper loneliness. Instead of relief and escape, we sometimes find brick walls, mounting waves, more emotional pain, and helplessness. This is not God’s plan for us. There is always a way out, and God has not left you or abandoned you. You were created to thrive, not drown.
- Friends and Family- “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” “You can’t escape your family”. Friendship and family are important relationships that confront us daily. What does the Bible say about these relationships? What’s the best approach to them in your middle and high school years? Friends and family walks you through these questions
Worship 101 The Who, What, When,Why, & Where- Learn what it means to worship and discover that we become the most genuine and unique versions of ourselves as we worship.
- Abundant Thought Life- God cares about your thoughts, worries, and the things stressing you out and He loves you more than you can possibly imagine. Come learn how Jesus gives you power and authority to silence lies and negative thoughts in order to believe truth in your mind. He wants to set you free so you can have an abundant thought life filled with more love, hope, healing, peace, and joy.
- Living on Mission- Do you feel called to be a missionary but you’re under 18 so you can’t move out of the country? Do you wonder how you’re supposed to apply Jesus teachings in a world that doesn’t work by the same rules? Living on Mission will help you address these issues and more.
~ LEISURE GROUPS ~
- Archery Tag - $5.00
- Bible Journaling
- Dodgeball - Different high school and middle school groups
- Jam Band
- Learning How to Pray
- Ping Pong
- Pinterest Crafts
- Spike Ball
- Sun Bathing (Front row to Aquadance)
- Ultimate Frisbee
~ ONECAMP RULES ~
Campers are expected to abide by all rules.
- Please leave cell phones at home. Any cell phone brought to camp will be taken up by cabin leaders and returned at the end of the week. Phones are available at Mobley Hall anytime for free calls home. Parents may reach their children by calling 770-786-6926 (Emergencies only, please!!!) We do this because we desire our students to have a week that is set apart and we know that cell phones can be a huge distraction. Thank you for your understanding.
- Pranks are not allowed.
- No campers should be out of their cabins after lights out. Campers are never allowed to be in an unoccupied cabin. Any violation will result in an immediate return home.
- Male campers must stay on the male side of the camp and females on the female side of camp. Male campers are never allowed in female cabins, and vice versa.
- Campers MAY NOT drive, or ride in, cars during the week of camp.
- Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, or taking non-prescription drugs will NOT be tolerated. Any violation will result in an immediate return home.
- The following items should NOT be brought to camp: Cell Phones, iPhones, iPods, iPads, electronic games, electronic books/bibles, laptops, radios/CD players, skateboards, fireworks, drugs, or alcoholic beverages.
- All medical conditions must be reported and medications turned in at check-in. During camp, all emergencies must be reported to the medical staff.
- At worship, campers sit by gender-boys on left, girls on right!
- Campers are responsible for picking up their own trash! Please help us keep camp clean!
- All clothing must be modest. Girls – please bring a modest one-piece or tankini (midsection must be covered when arms are raised) swimsuits, only. Shorts should be modest in length. Tops should not have spaghetti straps, razor back, or be halter style and should cover your stomach - no bare midriffs. Swimsuits are not allowed to be worn in the dining hall. Pajama pants should NOT be worn outside of the cabin. Boys – shorts should be modest in length. Shoes must be worn at all times…except in the pool and in bed! Tennis shoes are encouraged to prevent falls! PLEASE use your best judgment in packing for camp. Camp counselors will ask campers to change into appropriate clothing if necessary.
~ TRANSPORTATION: Arrival and Departure ~
The buses are $30 for round trip transportation this year. You must reserve a spot and pay for transportation prior to June 15. This year you will have the option to ride the bus to camp ($15) and then the option to ride the bus back to RiverStone ($15).
The bus loads from 12:45-1:15 p.m. and will leave from RiverStone Church (2005 Stilesboro Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30152) at 1:30 p.m. SHARP, Sunday, June 30th. *One Suitcase, one sleeping bag and one pillow*
We are scheduled to load up at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5th, for the return trip home. Please meet the bus at the same parking lot at 12:45 p.m. (The bus will not stop for lunch). **Everything must be labeled and fit in one suitcase!**
If you are NOT riding the bus:
Plan to arrive at the camp between 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th. Please do not arrive any earlier or later. Camp closes at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5th, and campers will NOT be allowed to leave early. Parents should arrive before 11:30 a.m. on July 5th if camper is not riding the bus home.
**Rising college students may drive to camp but they are to leave car keys with their cabin leaders upon arrival to camp. No other students may drive to camp.
~ DIRECTIONS TO CAMP ~
- Take I-75 South to I-20 East. Go east on I-20 to Exit #93.
- Exit and turn right onto SR 142. (There is a Wal-Mart on your right … one of the last good stops for items you may have forgotten!)
- Travel approximately one mile and cross over US 278 at the old Wal-Mart.
- Continue another 2.5 miles on SR 142 toward SR 36. (McDonald’s and CVS will be on your left as you approach SR 36.)
- Turn left and go approximately 9 miles on SR 36 to the Georgia FFA-FCCLA camp entrance on the left (easily identifiable by the small Guard House and large entrance sign.)
- Continue on entrance road approximately one mile.
- YOU HAVE ARRIVED!
~ CHECK IN PROCEDURE ~
For Bus Riders:
- All check-in will be done at Riverstone Church prior boarding the buses.
- Make sure EVERYTHING you bring has a nametag: *One Suitcase, one sleeping bag and one pillow*
- Report all medical conditions or issues with the nurse at RiverStone during check-in. This will give us a chance to meet you and discuss any questions we may have.
- Please be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card with you and turn it in at check-in at RiverStone.
- A completed Medical Release MUST be on file prior to loading the bus.
For those driving to camp:
- Upon arrival to camp (between 3 and 4 PM), you will be given directions to the Dining Hall to check-in.
- Report all medical conditions or issues with the nurse. This will give us a chance to meet you and discuss any questions we may have.
- A completed Medical Release must be received in order to attend camp.
- Please bring a copy of your insurance card with you and turn it in at check-in in the Dining Hall.
~ WHAT TO BRING ~
___camp clothes (including messy clothes)
___tennis shoes (closed toe shoes must be worn for all games)
___costumes for special events (see Things to Know)
___sleeping bag or blanket and sheets
___wash cloths. Other items you may want to bring include: swimsuit (one piece/tankini suits only -see specifics under “rules” ladies)
___extra batteries for camera
___ping pong paddle
~ THINGS TO KNOW ~
Each evening we schedule awesome activities such as a color rave, dance party and pool party! As we get closer to Camp, we will send out information regarding special items to bring like clothes to get messy in, white clothing for the color rave or special themed items.
Don’t forget to bring necessary equipment (guitars, tennis racquets, etc.) for the Leisure Groups you signed up for. Photographers … you may bring your camera but you will be responsible for it during camp. **We try to honor all leisure group requests, but some groups may be full, and we will assign you to a similar group if possible. Leisure groups cannot be changed at camp!!
You may want to bring extra spending money for snacks and beverages available during free time. Our “Resource Center” is returning this year, in which CD’s, books, journals, t-shirts, track bags, etc. will be available for sale.
*Evening Worship Service Schedule
Parents are invited to attend our evening worship services. We will let you know our worship schedule as we get closer to Camp.
Follow us leading up to camp…and parents keep on following us once your student is at camp! We will use the hashtag #onecamp2019 !!!
Registered nurses will be at camp. They will dispense all medications, treat illnesses and camp emergencies. Over-the-counter medications that will be available in the infirmary are Aspirin, Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Claritin, Benadryl, Neosporin, Kaopectate.
*Morning Teaching Time
Our morning teaching time this year will be led by David Eldridge, Pastor of Stonebridge Church. David is a brilliant speaker, and we are thankful for his willingness to invest in our students.
"Morning Thing" is our game time together each morning. Get your game faces on and be ready for lots of fun!
*Teaching Impact Groups
Teaching Impact Groups are topically based groups where students can choose what they want to hear about that day. Each of the teaching impact groups is centered on our theme and designed to help us live the life God is calling us to live. There are 8 teaching impact groups students self-select when signing up for OneCamp. Each is designed with a focus on helping students see how they can more effectively pursue God’s mission in each arena of their lives.
*Financial Assistance/Camp Balances/Fees
We understand that camp may be difficult for parents and students to pay for, so we strive to help as much as we are able to. If you are in need of help, please apply for financial assistance as soon as possible. We have instituted a payment plan option for registering your student this year. Each church is also handling their own scholarships so please contact your network church. If you are not connected to one of our network churches please visit www.1camp.org and click the Camp Info, Financial Aid tab.
All remaining balances for camp are due by Friday, June 22nd. Camp fees are not refundable after camp begins!
~ ANY QUESTIONS?!? ~
We're here to hear you!