Kootenai Christian Service Camp

Senior Camp

Senior Camp is for students who will be entering grades 10-12 in the fall. Students may also attend Senior Camp at KCC during the summer immediately following high school graduation.

For both Senior Camp and Intermediate Camp, special emphasis is placed on:

A deeper-life learning experience

Greater awareness of missions

Challenge to full-time Christian service

Encouragement to attend a Bible College or Christian College

Classes taught by Christian College professors whenever possible

Three different classes are held each morning. These classes are part of a three-year cyclical curriculum, which also involves Intermediate and Junior weeks. Each year’s set of classes stands alone, but a student who attends camp from the 4th through 12th grades will attend a total of 27 different classes. Having a structured curriculum prevents campers from having the “same old thing” year after year.

There is also a morning chapel session with singing and preaching. Weather permitting, this takes place on “Noble Knob”, just a short hike up the mountain. The picture at the top of this page was taken there, and there is also a great view of the lake. It’s not unusual to see osprey or even eagles flying around.

After supper and “YNI” (You Name It – a variety of team activities determined by the dean), campers gather for Evening Vespers. This time involves more singing along with challenging, inspirational speaking. The evening is rounded out by Campfire – yep, more singing and speaking, right down on the water’s edge in front of a blazing fire – followed by team prayer time.

Of course, camp includes a lot of other activities. Organized sports and recreation pits teams against each other in spirited competition. There’s swimming and boating time where campers can enjoy paddling canoes, fishing, swimming, and tubing. Campers are encouraged to bring Frisbees, baseballs and gloves, footballs, and things like these to use during free time or as an alternative to water-related activities. Team activities may include drama/skits, a talent night, “Kootenai Squares” (our version of Hollywood Squares), or even faculty hide and seek.

And don’t forget the wonderful meals prepared by our cooks. Mmmmm….I can taste the pancakes already!

It’s a full week – full of learning, full of worship, full of fun, and full of opportunities to grow closer to Jesus. When it’s over, the comment we hear more than any other is, “I wish camp were TWO weeks long!”

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bible, notebook, pen/pencil
  • Medication (if needed) - ALL medication, including non-prescription medications (pain relievers, antacids, ointments, etc.), must be turned into camp staff upon arrival at camp
  • Tuition money (if not pre-paid)
  • WARM sleeping bag & jacket
  • Appropriate clothing - Dress as a Christian should - Any inappropriate clothing will be disallowed at the discretion of the dean
  • Towels, washcloth, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Comb/brush
  • Bathing suit - please be modest
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • A smile and a Christ-like attitude

Nice to have

  • Foam pad (if desired - a few mattresses are available)
  • Fishing tackle - Check Montana fishing regulations for license requirements
  • Life Jacket
  • Work gloves
  • Camera (any inappropriate use will result in confiscation of the camera for the duration of camp)
  • Spending money for missions and camp store
  • Baseball and mitt
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Other sports equipment for free time
  • Musical instrument (if you play)

LEAVE AT HOME

  • Pop, candy, and any other food or drink
  • Radios, CD/MP3/tape players, iPods/iPads or similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Personal computers/video games/PDA's
  • Other electronic devices
  • Comic books, magazines, books (other than the Bible)
  • Pets
  • Fireworks
  • Matches and lighters
  • Tobacco, non-medicinal drugs, alcohol
  • All electrical appliances
  • Personal vehicles - Campers under the age of 18 must have prior written permission from the dean to bring a personal vehicle. Keys must be turned into the dean upon arrival, regardless of camper's age.

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