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Youth Conference

Youth Conference

Youth Camp 2021

We are looking forward to holding Youth Camp 2021 at Camp Michawana
in Hastings, Michigan from July 6-9.

Brochure 2021

Camp Registration Form

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We will try to place you in a cabin or room with one of your friends (choose up to three friends) if your application is received by June 26.
If you need accommodations either before or after the conference, please indicate which days and contact Mrs. Beth Engelsma at (616) 337-1307 or bethengelsm@gmail.com.
Please enter full name and telephone number of someone we may contact in the event of an emergency.
Please enter the full name and telephone number of an additional person we may contact in the event of an emergency.

Conference Rules

• All campers must be age 15 (having completed at least grade 9) - age 25.
• All electronic devices should be left home.
• Smoking is not permitted.
• No alcoholic beverages or energy drinks may be consumed.
• Young men and women must not enter the vicinity of each other’s cabins for any reason.
• Campers staying for the duration of the conference may not use personal vehicles during the time at camp.
• All young people will carpool from PRTS, 2965 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
• “Quiet Time” is from 11:15 PM to 6:30 AM.
• Residents of cabins or rooms will be held responsible to pay for any damaged items.
• Camp management’s permission is required for removing furniture, bedding, or equipment from buildings.
• Attendance at all meals, topics, and campfire gatherings is required.
• No fires are permitted except for the evening campfire. No fireworks.
• Each camper will participate in assigned cabin/grounds/kitchen clean-up duties.
• Skirts are not mandatory for topics, but skirts or shorts must come close to the knee (pants are also allowed).
• One-piece swimwear is required for young women and should only be worn in the swimming area.
• Adequate cover-ups over bathing suits (other than towels) are necessary to and from the swimming area.
• Note: tankinis are okay if no midriff shows when standing. If midriff shows, wear a T-shirt over it.
• Young men may wear pants or shorts to topics. A shirt must be worn at all times outside the swimming area.
• Campers are expected to dress modestly and appropriately at all times.**

NOTE:

* No smoking means no smoking! In addition to being our camp rule, Camp Michiwana is a non-smoking campus. If you are a smoker, you must leave your cigarettes behind in order to promote your health and that of other campers. Those who choose to smoke at the conference will be subject to discipline. ** “Appropriately” means dressing in a manner in which you would not be ashamed to come face to face with the Lord Jesus Christ, because in reality God is present at all times. For young women this means tops will cover the shoulder, cleavage, and midriff when raising your hands or bending over. This means no low-cut, see-through, tight-fitting, or too-short tops may be taken to camp. Tight-fitting or “short” skirts, dresses, shorts, and pants are deemed “inappropriate”. For young men this means no sagging pants allowing boxers to show.

Camper Agreement

I agree to participate in the activities of the conference and cooperate with my chaperones and camp directors. I agree to be respectful of other campers, the camp directors, chaperones, and their property. I will not damage or deface the campgrounds. I have read the conference rules above and will conduct myself in accordance with them. I understand that if I break this agreement, I will be subject to discipline, may be sent home immediately, and may not be allowed to attend future conferences. I agree I will not come to camp if I have had a fever or cough in the week prior to camp or if any of the members of my household have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the two weeks prior to camp.

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Campers under 18 years old must have their parents participate in filling out this form to approve this application. For those 18 years and older, Parent/Guardian signature is not necessary.

1. I approve that the above-named registrant will attend the HRC Youth Conference.
2. The registrant’s health condition is suitable for him/her to participate in camp activities.
3. I understand that all due precautions will be taken. In spite of this, I acknowledge that accidents and illnesses do occur. I will not hold Grace Adventures, HRC, camp directors, or camp chaperones liable for any accident or illness which occurs during the conference.
4. In case of a medical emergency, I give permission to medical personnel selected by the camp directors to hospitalize and secure proper treatment (including medicine, anesthesia, and/or surgery) for my child. In the event of an emergency, this form may be photocopied and distributed as needed.
5. I will oversee the clothing my child packs for camp and that it will be in conformance with the above guidelines.
6. I have read and agree to the conference rules. If it is deemed necessary by the camp directors that my child be sent home, I will be responsible for the expenses incurred, including transportation. I also realize that all registration and conference fees are forfeited in such an event.
7. I agree I will not send my child to camp if he/she has had a fever or cough in the week prior to camp or if any of the members of his/her household have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the two weeks prior to camp.

This section to be filled out by parent or legal guardian.

The fee for camp is $155 (US funds only) for those who register before Monday, June 14. The fee is $175 for those who register after June 14. This includes all meals and lodging.

WHAT TO BRING

All campers should bring a Bible, sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, and bug repellent. You may wish to have an umbrella, fitted sheet, camera or additional reading material as well. Campers may wish to bring money to purchase books or for special activities.

Grace Adventures offers a wide variety of activities. At the lake you may swim, canoe, or kayak. The athletic field is perfect for soccer, football, or ultimate Frisbee. Volleyball courts are also available. Inside, ping pong tables will be set up. Bring along whatever you might wish to use for these activities.

CONFERENCE RULES

The conference rules are outlined on the electronic application form, and you are asked to obey these guidelines out of love. They are intended to provide Christian direction to your behavior and its motives. If followed, they will enrich the camp environment and allow for the greatest possible growth among us. Thank you for your cooperation.

QUESTIONS?  COMMENTS?

Please feel free to contact us! Your camp directors this year are:

Mr. and Mrs. Rich and Karen TenElshof
(616) 791-9409

Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Brenda Kamp
(616) 719-3128

Email: youthcamp@hrcgr.org

Camp Michawana
6475 Wilkins Road, Hastings, MI 49508