A Guide to Camp
 
What is the purpose of the camp?
The purpose of Lake Texoma Baptist Youth Camp is to stir campers to “take the high road” and to strengthen local churches in their efforts to reach and teach young people for the Lord Jesus Christ. Lake Texoma Baptist Youth Camp and Conference Center is a ministry of Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee.
 
What is the emphasis of the week?
The emphasis of each week of camp is the Word of God. Campers have a devotional time each morning with daily Bible memorization. Each cabin has devotions at the close of the day. Group leaders meet with their young people each night for testimonies and prayer. Morning and evening services are held under the open-air tabernacle each day. Campers participate in a bonfire testimony service on Thursday night.
 
How old does my child have to be to attend camp?
To attend Junior Camp, your child must be old enough to be entering the 4th in the fall. To attend Teen Camp, your young person must be old enough to be entering the 7th grade.
 
How much does a week at camp cost?
The basic cost for the camp week is very reasonable - $150 per camper. There are many free activities for your child to be involved in, a few carry a necessary fee as follows:
• Paintball - $15 per game which includes two hundred paintballs (Teen Weeks Only) • Ping Pong balls - 50 cents each
 
How much does it costs for adult sponsors to attend?
One adult is required for every ten campers. A minimum of one adult man and one adult lady is preferred for each group. The adult as well as the campers pay $150.00 for the week of camp.
 
What do I need to know about registering my camper?
Each camper must have an individual registration form completed. Each camper’s medical release form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
 
Is there a deadline for registering?
An approximate number of campers should be submitted to our office to ensure availability. Weeks will fill early, so please contact us as soon as possible. Completed registration forms and a $35 deposit per camper must be received one month before camp begins. The balance of the registration must be paid upon arrival.

When should we arrive?
Group Leaders will check in at the Cafeteria between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m on Monday. Any group arriving later than 4 p.m. should notify the camp office. If you will arrive later than 7 p.m., please make arrangements to stop and eat before arriving. All times are Central Time.
 
When will camp be over?
Campers will check out on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and begin their trip home.
 
How should my child dress for camp?
Girls - Loose fitting, knee-length, athletic wear or culottes for recreation, no sun dresses, no sleeveless shirts, no tank tops or no tight-fitting shirts; no pants; knee-length skirt or dress are appropriate for evening services. A modest one-piece bathing suit, along with a dark t-shirt and loose fitting, knee-length, athletic wear or culottes are required for the pool and water activities.
 
Boys - Long athletic pants and t-shirt for recreation; long athletic shorts may be worn on athletic fields; no tank tops. Long pants and a collared shirt are appropriate for evening services. Knee- length swim trunks and dark t-shirt are required for the pool and and water activities.
 
What should my child bring to camp?
They should be sure to bring their Bible, a notebook and pen; a pillow and sleeping bag/ bedroll; towels and washcloths; soap, shampoo, a toothpaste, toothbrush, and other toiletries; a flashlight; spending money; several changes of clothes; a swimsuit, a beach towel; and an extra pair of tennis shoes.
 
Are there things they should not bring with them?
They should leave at home any type of electronic devices - including cell phones, beepers, CD, DVD, MP3, or other music/media players, computers, PDAs, radios, TVs, laser pointers, and video games; clothing with inappropriate graphics or lettering; magazines; knives, fireworks, or weapons of any kind.
 
What else I should know?
Christian Conduct
Lake Texoma Baptist Youth Camp maintains high standards of conduct and personal separation.
Any camper refusing to abide by the rules is subject to dismissal.
Group Sponsors
Leaders and helpers from each group are encouraged to be involved with their young people as well as to counsel them during the invitations. Sponsors will stay with their young people. No children below camp age will be permitted.
Health and Safety
Three nutritious meals are served each day. Campers who have or develop contagious conditions or communicable diseases cannot be allowed to remain at camp. A camp nurse will be available at all times. All medications must be submitted to the nurse along with written instructions at registration. Any campers on a special diet must bring their own supplements if necessary.
Telephone Usage
Campers will not have access to make or receive calls, except in case of emergency.
Camp Program
An exciting and constantly active program has been planned for every day which includes: Swimming, Paintball, Water Activities, Skits, Sand Volleyball, Team Competition, Human Foosball, Singing, Field Games, Lawn Games, and much more!