SUMMER 2020/COVID-19 UPDATE
TVR friends and family,
I know many of you have been waiting patiently to hear from us concerning the possibility of having camp in July, and we thank you for your desire and willingness to be a part of it! However, after much prayer and with tremendously heavy hearts, we must announce we will not be holding any Summer Camp in July. We’ve had many interactions with state and county officials, as well as Pastors, youth leaders, potential summer staff, and individuals as we sought to find a way to make it happen. But, in the end, we did not sense a peace about going forward in confidence of fulfilling our mission in light of the limits and restrictions necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of all concerned. While we are vividly aware that camp is not necessary for the Lord to speak to and draw the hearts of His created, we also know and have been blessed to be a part of His divine intentions for TVR, among many other camps. And we know how important it has been and can be for so many of us, which makes the disappointment and sadness of cancellation that much greater!
Thankfully, God is still on His throne, we are still loved and cherished by Him, and Lord willing, we will be able to enjoy building and continuing relationships in the months and years to come! With the Covid-19 virus, as well as the social unrest, these are unsettling, challenging times. But like much of life, this time is just one in a line of many ‘seasons’, and it is our great hope and prayer that God is glorified in and through us, and that He will heal our hearts, our bodies and our land!
Finally, I want to thank you all for your love, support and patience through this process. The concern and compassion shown to us by so many has been both humbling and overwhelming! God bless you all and we pledge to be here on this mountain in Plumtree to minister and serve as long as God gives us strength and opportunity to do so! Please contact us with any questions you may have. We SO look forward to seeing you in the nearest future!
Greg Oakley, Executive Director
TVR Christian Camp & Retreat Center
God has been changing lives during weeks of summer camp at
TVR for 50 years! Really, there is nothing quite like a week of summer camp; it
is a vital and sustaining part of the ministry.
We hope that the summer camp experience is unforgettable fun; but more than that, we desire to make a great impact on campers’ lives “by His power and for His glory!” Believing that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care, we train our summer staff to invest in the life of each individual camper in order that they may be confronted with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A summer camp week runs from Monday to Saturday morning throughout June and July. See below for 2019 summer camp dates. We offer three distinct programs for different ages:
Our Pioneer program is for students entering 3-5th grades. This age group has trained counselors that provide supervision at all times.
Our Ranger program is for middle school students, rising 6th-8th graders.
Our Mountaineer program is for high school students, rising 9th-12th graders.
We offer each of these programs simultaneously each week. The Pioneer program is distinct and has its own age-appropriate games, sessions, and activities, with more structure than the older age groups. Rangers and Mountaineers have less structure and more free time. They are in sessions together, but have distinct group games and cabin times.
2020 SUMMER CAMP DATES
Week One: June 8-13 CLOSED
Week Two: June 15-20 CLOSED
Week Three: June 22-27 CLOSED
Week Four: June 29 - July 4 CLOSED
Week Five: July 6-11 CLOSED
Week Six: July 13-18 CLOSED
Week Seven: July 20-25 CLOSED
Week Eight: July 27 - August 1 CLOSED
The cost for summer camp is $399 per camper.
If you would like to view a sample summer camp schedule for Rangers and Mountaineers, click here. For a sample Pioneer program schedule, click here. Please note that these are sample schedules, and there are slight variations each year. These schedules do not include Saturday morning, as Saturday morning is reserved only for pick-up from 8am-10am.
If you are interested in registering your child for summer camp, please contact Brianna Wieringa before completing a registration form to ensure that we have availability for your preferred week.
If the week you are interested in is listed as full, please contact Brianna to be placed on the waiting list. We will let you know as soon as room becomes available.
Looking for summer camp photos? Visit our media page.
TVR asks that you please do not bring any pets to camp. Thank you.