New summer camp revolutions at Camp Blue Ridge (Montebello, Va.) will provide more flexibility as well as time-and-money-saving opportunities for campers and families. “This year, we have combined several weekly summer camp options, giving families the opportunity to bring different-aged campers the same week,” explains Ray Queen, director. “This format offers the same age groupings two consecutive weeks, allowing more options when planning for your children to attend camp.”
Queen says this set-up still gives campers an individualized experience, meaningful to their age group, while allowing for older campers to be a positive influence on younger ones and opportunities for big brothers and sisters to check in on siblings or younger friends during the week. Each age group will stay in separate cabins and have age-appropriate activities, while coming together to share meals and evening programs.
Adventurer Camp (ages 7-9) will be held the same weeks as Junior Camp (ages 10-12) from June 23-30 and June 30-July 7. Week three and four of summer camp will include joint weeks for Tween and Teen campers, ages 13-15 and 15-17, taking place July 7-14 and July 14-21. Additionally, three weeks of families camp options will take place July 21-28 (full week) and July 21-24 and July 24-28 (half weeks). In addition to these exciting summer camp adjustments, new metal roofs have been installed on all cabins and the Town Hall building is in the process of receiving a ‘face-lift.’
As leadership at Camp Blue Ridge prepares to kick off the summer season, Queen encourages anyone interested in volunteering for the medical team or as a camp pastor to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Summer Camp isn’t just a meaningful experience for campers,” he says. “At the end of the season, staff often share testimonies of how God moved in their lives, some even requesting baptism for the first time or rebaptism. It’s a powerful time for everyone there.
“At camp, we continue to be passionate and focused on connecting children and families to God and His nature. We believe experiencing the beauty of creation through a camp program that allows for the Spirit of God to move is one of the best youth evangelism tools available. We hope Camp Blue Ridge continues to encourage people to learn more about themselves, improve relationships, recognize social responsibilities and grow in relationship with God.”