This summer our campers will experience the fun of learning with camp games, music, and outdoor activities on the lake and the trails. Exploring the Bible....in God's Back Yard is our theme. Pastor Tom Black is the Dean for both Breakthroughs and Conquerors. Dean for Groundbreakers is Pastor Tracy Armstrong. The Trailblazers will be led by Adrienne Edlen. All campers will learn more about God's Back Yard will Bill Moorehead. A service project for the Conquerors will give them a chance to share their energy and God's love in our community.
Camp Age/Grade Start End Cost Conquerors High School (grades 9-12) Sunday, June 10, 7 PM Friday, June 15, 7 PM $190
Breakthroughs 5th-8th Grades Sunday, July 8, 7 PM Thursday, July 12, 7 PM $160
Groundbreakers 2nd-4th Grades Sunday, August 5, 7 PM Wednesday, August 8, 7 PM $120
Trailblazers Ages 3-7 Saturdays: June 9, July 14, August 11 from 9 AM-2 PM $30
Please let us know if your child will need to leave camp for an outside scheduled activity, such as sports practice. We will accommodate the change if needed.
Register for Camp: Click Here to register for camp.
Pay for Camp: You may mail your payment, bring the payment with you the day of camp, or pay online.
Camper Scholarships: Click Here to request a camper scholarship.
About Our Camps
Many young people consider our summer camps one of the highlights of their year. Getting to know others in a friendly atmosphere, sharing with those who have similar interests and challenges, seeing friends from last year, and just having fun are some of the great attractions of camp. Our counselors choose to invest in campers' lives through teaching, games and sports, and leading team events. Our energetic staff balance a lot of fun with Bible-based teaching throughout the week, using a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, structured and unstructured programs, and chances for whole-camp, small group, and individual participation. They spend months preparing a program that is both exciting and relevant to each age group that visits our camp. Our counselors and staff come to camp knowing that our efforts will be worth it if just one life is touched or one seed is planted. Even so, God has blessed us year after year with an overflowing of changed lives as He has chosen to work in the hearts of our campers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I register for Camp? ONLINE! It is super fast and easy.
How do I know if my child is registered for a week of camp?You will receive a confirmation email if you register online.
Does a week of camp fill up?God-willing, but we can always squeeze in room for one more! In the event that this does happen, we will initiate a stand-by list and make arrangements for alternate camp dates so that everyone gets to attend camp at some point!
Can a camper come to more than one week of camp?Yes, provided that they meet the age requirements for both camps. We do require a separate registration form for each camping event.
Can I room with a friend? We will do our best in rooming assignments. In order to room with a friend you must be sure that the friend is registered and the request is noted on the online registration.
Can I leave camp early or for an event? Camp One Way feels that the best way for a camper to experience the full benefits of camp is to not leave during the week. However, we do understand that this is not always possible. If a camper must leave early or for an event, make arrangements with our staff to do so.
Can the campers have visitors?We do our best to discourage regular visitors from stopping by during the camp week because it disrupts the week and can introduce issues of homesickness. If you do come to visit during the week we ask that you call ahead and let the director know. We also ask that all visitors leave before campfire that evening unless previously arranged with the staff.
Can a camper come with a different age group other than the one they are in?Because the weeks of camp and curriculum being taught are geared specifically for the grades listed, we generally do not allow mixed ages among camp weeks unless otherwise arranged with camp staff and parents.
Can campers receive mail during camp?Yes! Please address mail in the following manner: Campers Name Camp Session Name c/o Camp One Way 1654 E 2945 North Road Mount Auburn, IL 62547
Are campers allowed to use the telephone?Campers are not permitted to make phone calls unless it is arranged through the camp staff. Please remember to leave all camper cell phones at home before coming to camp.
What activities are included in a day of camp?At Camp One Way, campers spend their mornings attending lesson time, worship, and other planned activities. The afternoons include recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, basketball, team building, and group recreation. The evenings include a chapel service, fun evening activities, and campfire. The campers will also enjoy three meals a day, as well as snacks a couple times a day.
What about medicine and medical needs during camp? The Program Director is a CNA and will oversee medications. There is always someone certified in CPR and lifesaving techniques by the American Red Cross on staff during a camp week. During registration time, all medicine must be checked in with the registrar. Meds come from the family in clearly labeled containers (preferably RX containers) and are kept by office staff during the camper stay to protect all campers. Meds are presented to the camper at appropriate times during their stay; they are NOT dispensed by staff. Parents sign directions and permissions when meds are left; staff record all dosages and incidental information and a copy of that record goes home with the family at the end of the Camp. If a camper becomes ill during the week we will call the parents to come and get the camper.
What is camp food like? Camp tries to offer a nutritious meal as well as meals that the campers will like. Breakfast might consist of eggs and biscuits, pancakes, cereal, fruit, yogurt, milk, and juice. Lunch could be a sandwich: hamburgers, BBQ, chicken patties, etc. Supper is a larger meal: tacos, nachos, pizza, spaghetti, BBQ chicken, vegetables, salad, dessert, and drink. We also make peanut butter and jelly available during the meals. If a camper has food allergies, we do our best to compensate for those allergies. If there is special food involved please inform the camp in advance.
Can the camper bring food to camp? No. Health department regulations do not allow food to be kept in the rooms. Depending on the week, we may ask campers to provide a snack to share, which will be kept in a common area.
What do I bring to camp? Bring a Bible, paper and pencil, clothing suitable for camp, bedding, pillow, towels, wash cloths, toilet articles, bathing suit (one piece only or a t-shirt to wear over), sunscreen lotion, camera, flashlight, insect repellent, sunscreen, and sneakers.
What is Camp One Way's dress code policy? Modest clothing must be worn at all times. Clothing that advertises alcohol or tobacco products is not considered proper. If improper attire is worn the camper will be asked to change. Clothes to avoid would be bare midriff or spaghetti strap tops, short shorts, low riding pants, bikinis or tankinis.
What am I not allowed to bring? Cell phones, music players (ipod, cd players, etc), portable gaming units (PSP, DS, etc), tobacco products, illegal drugs, fireworks, or any sort of weapon.
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