We are SO excited for camp this year! This is one of our favorite things that we do in the student ministry and can't wait to see what God is going to do!
WHAT TO BRING:
Bible, pen & notebook
Personal hygiene items
Bedding (sleeping bag or linen sheets)
Clothes (for camp and mission work)
Swim suit (BBC appropriate. See below)
Watch and/or alarm clock
Basketball, frisbee, etc.
$$ for meals on van ride ($20 - $40)
Meds (turn into leaders before we depart)
Spending money (optional)
4:15 Life Group Leader Meeting
6:45 Life Group Bible Study
7:00 Student Pastor Gathering
9:30 Church Group Gathering
11:00 Lights Out
7:00 Breakfast and Quiet Time
8:15 Life Group Leader Meeting
10:15 Mission Huddle
11:30 Leave for Mission Sites
4:00 Back on Campus (Supply Drop-Off on Day 4)
4:00 Free Time Options
6:15 Life Group Bible Study
6:45 Student Pastor Gathering
9:15 Church Group Gathering
11:00 Lights Out
7:00 Breakfast and Quiet Time
What is camp all about?
We will be heading to San Angelo, TX for Student Life Camp at Angelo State University this year. Student Life is a camp designed to allow students to disconnect from their normal routines and take a week to connect with Christ. A typical day consists of programed worship and preaching times in the morning and at night, small group discussions, individual Bible reading times, and service projects during the day. The service projects are a 5 hour block of time where we do anything from landscaping and construction to hosting community activities with local children and the elderly.
What are the travel details?
We will be embarking on an 3.5 hour van ride that will be departing from Bulverde Baptist Church on Monday, June 17 at 9:30 am and arriving in San Angelo that afternoon. The first scheduled stop will not take place until we stop for lunch that afternoon. Food and drinks are allowed in the vans as long as all trash is properly disposed of. We will leave camp around 10:30 am on Friday, June 21 and will arrive back at Bulverde Baptist Church around 3:30 pm.
How much does it cost?
The cost for the retreat is $380 which includes your camp food, housing, activities, shirts, etc. You will also need money for meals while we are on the road to and from San Angelo. We will have lunch on the trip to ASU, and we will have lunch on the way back to Bulverde. We recommend around $20-$30 for this ($10-$15 a meal). If you want anything outside of this including extra snacks and camp souvenirs, then please plan accordingly.
Do you allow cell phones or electronics?
Student Life Camp is a great opportunity to unplug for a week and focus solely on connecting with Christ. We also want to promote the building of relationships with other students in our Student Ministry. One of the ways that we try to promote this experience is by not allowing cell phones or any other electronics to be brought. We also do not allow non-Christian reading materials.
What do I do with my medication?
Please inform us of your medical needs and turn in all medication to us prior to our departure to ASU. All medication will be kept secure by the leaders, and we will help remind you to take your medication at the appropriate times.
Is there a dress code for camp or swimming?
Student Life Camp has its own dress code that we will be following while on the bus and while at camp…
No tight clothing (such as leggings) or clothing that reveals undergarments
No short shorts or skirts (Stand with your arms by your side. If your fingertips are touching skin, your shorts or skirt should be longer.)
Shirts should have straps that are at least three fingers wide
No clothing that promotes alcohol, cigarettes or any other inappropriate items
No clothing with questionable sayings, slogans, etc.
For swim suits: no speedos. no two-pieces. We suggest wearing dark shorts and a dark t-shirt over your swim suit.
Who are the chaperones?
The chaperones that will be attending camp are: Garrett Ashley, Mikayla Ashley, Kevin Berry, Marjorie Pipkin, Jake Nesbitt
How will we be getting to camp and who are the drivers?
We will be taking 3 15-passenger vans to camp along with a Uhaul to transport luggage. Garrett, Kevin, and Marjorie will be driving vans with Mikayla driving the Uhaul. There will not be assigned seating in the vans.
What are the housing/sleeping arrangements?
For sleeping arrangements, the girls will be staying in the Texan Hall dorm and the boys will be staying in the Plaza Verde dorm located on ASUs campus. Students will be sleeping 2 to a room and will be paired with another student around their age. All rooms will be in the same hallway, and no rooms will be shared with other churches. Girl leaders and Guy leaders will be rooming in a separate room located in the same hallway amongst the students rooms to have safe privacy while maintaining healthy supervision. Rooming assignments will be given upon check-in at ASU.
Will other churches be attending and will there be interaction with them?
There are other churches attending camp as well. There are usually around 1,500 or so campers in total. Interactions with other students will happen mostly during worship, meals, and free time. There will also be another church group of 6 people partnering with us on our mission site with the boys and girls club.
What are our mission projects?
Students will be split between 3 mission sites. Two of our sites are at nursing homes where we will be leading activities with the residents and keeping them company. The other site is at Northside Boys & Girls Club where we will be leading games, activities and bible teaching for a group of kids ages 6-14. Mission assignments will be given upon check-in at ASU.
Can we bring snacks to camp?
Absolutely. We will also be making a short Walmart run to pick up additional snacks.
Can I contact my kid at camp?
Yes! You can visit studentlife.com/parents to send personal messages to your student while they are at camp. They will be handed out to them during our church group time in the mornings. You can also call Garrett Ashley or Mikayla Ashley if you ever need to get ahold of your student quickly.
How can I stay informed of camp activities and travel updates?
Please subscribe to our Flocknote notification service by texting “BBCSTUDENTS” to 84576. We will send out travel updates and inform you of possible changes to arrival times through it. For updates throughout the week, please visit our social media pages on FB and Instagram!
Who can I contact about further questions?
Please feel free to contact Garrett Ashley with any other questions or concerns. We want you to be fully informed, feel safe, and be excited about going to camp.
Cell: 210 618-2708