Our overnight campers experience the very best of what Roanoke Christian Camp has to offer. Campers will enjoy recreation activities suited for their age, daily worship services are held in the Bonner Jackson Pavilion overlooking the Pamlico River and have meals served in Smartnick Hall! *Prices will increase $15 on May 1.
Deeper Life is for campers that want to serve others during their camp session. Campers will work with the younger campers from the Pathfinders session. They will also have the opportunity to help with various service projects around our camp.
About the Dean: Hey all! My name is Josh Bueno. I have been the Deeper Life Dean for the past 3 years and I am excited to kick off our 4th year this summer! I am originally from Baltimore, MD, but have lived in NC for the past 10 years. I have been in youth ministry for 5 years, and am currently the Youth Minister at First Christian church in Roanoke Rapids, NC. I am married to my amazing wife, Sarah! We have 2 beautiful girls, a 2 year old name Rosalie, and a 5 month old named Norah. We also have a dog named Oliver who loves to eat cheese (he gets that from me.) When I’m not working at church you can find me at home with the fam, going on adventures with friends, or most likely enjoying my favorite movie or tv show with my favorite food: Buffalo Wing
June 6-11 $195/$210*
Dean: Jay Hardison
The past year has been described in a lot of different ways: unprecedented, frightening, once-in-a-lifetime, and extraordinary seem to top the list. There’s one other description that may work even better: lonely.
Most of us have had our normal routines disrupted and our normal schedules shattered. That means lots of people have felt isolated and alone. Fortunately for us, with God we are NEVER ALONE!
God has promised to never leave us alone or abandon us. Even on our worst days and in the worst situations, we are never really alone. God is with us. He walks beside us to comfort and encourage us when life is hard.
At First Junior 2021, we’re going to see all the ways God is with us and we’re going to explore several Bible stories where God was with His people…even when they felt alone.
JUNE 13-18 $195/$210*
Dean: Lance Pippin
Lance Pippin grew up going to Roanoke Christian Camp as a camper and has served many weeks of camp as a counselor/volunteer. His first year “deaning” 1st Intermediate Week was in 2019. Lance is the youth minister at Christ’s Church in Winterville, NC. He’s been a youth minister since 2002 and has a heart for seeing kids discover God’s plan for their lives! As dean, Lance works hard to build an excellent staff to make sure kids have a blast and also walk away knowing the love of Jesus Christ! In addition to being dean of 1st Intermediate Week and being a youth minister, Lance is married to his lovely wife, Erin. He’s also a big fan of Duke University athletics and Ghostbusters!!!
Do you ever wish you had an infinite or limitless amount of something?? You know – where you NEVER ran out! e.g. Money, Video Games; Hot Juicy Cheeseburgers AND/OR Health (you might need that with all those cheeseburgers-LOL)!!! While these things may not be limitless, when it comes to man or human power, God does offer those limitless opportunities!
During 1st Intermediate Week 2021, 11-14 year olds will look at the story of Elijah from 1 Kings 17. They’ll learn that even in drought conditions, God kept providing limitless amounts of water, meat and bread! God’s people never ran out of water or food! While that’s pretty impressive, the ultimate thing we’ll be looking at is how God provides everlasting or limitless life to those who believe in His Son, Jesus! We’re looking forward to a GREAT week of camp this year. Come check us out at 1st Intermediate Week 2021!
JUNE 20-25 $195/$210*
Dean: Chris Woolard
Chris Woolard grew up as a camper at RCC and has served as a dean for us since 2002. He is a Church planter who established “Venture Church” in Wilmington, NC and was the executive director of the Carolina Christian Youth Conference for 9 years. He has a heart for seeing
teenagers discover God’s plan for their lives and works hard to build an excellent staff each year to make sure our students have a blast and also walk away knowing the love of Jesus. Chris has deaned our High School Session since 2014 is excited to be with us again this year!
Theme: Walk The Walk
It can be hard to live the way God wants us to live. Fortunately, God knows we struggle and he’s given us His most powerful gift; His Spirit in our lives. This year, at High School week of camp, we’re going to dig in to what it means for a Christian to “Walk the Walk” by taking a look at Galatians chapter 5 and the “Fruit of the Spirit.” This will be one of the most practical and memorable journeys we could explore with our students.
THE FUN STUFF
Rule no. 1 at High School week is “Camp should be fun!” So, as we learn how to “Walk the Walk” you can expect a full week of fun games, classic outdoor camp activities, team competitions, and unexpected twists.
Every year our High School students check out on Friday saying, “That was the best week of camp EVER” and this year, will NOT disappoint.
We create 4 distinctly different learning environments each day that will help grow our students in faith and understanding:
Team SOAP Time
SOAP is an acronym – Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. After breakfast, students will meet with their team and leaders to work through a scripture each day. It’s a practical tool they can bring home with them and use daily!
AC Time is the name of this year’s morning class.
We’ll have them in the MPB in the 4 air conditioned classrooms. Each cohort will be assigned a class room for the week. The Teachers will rotate daily. (for example: teacher “A” might teach the Orange Cohort on Monday, then teach the same lesson to the Purple Cohort on Tuesday, Green or Thursday, and Blue on Friday.) In this class we will be discovering Keys to Spiritual Formation.
After spending the majority of the day in the “fun” stuff, we re-group in the evening for a group worship time and teaching time. There is a time of worshiping God with our band and hearing a powerful and challenging message from our speakers. This year we will spend our evening vespers sessions discovering “The Steps to Walking the Walk. Vespers tends to be a highlight for most of our campers.
Before we turn in for the night, the whole camp gathers one last time for “campfire.” Each night one of our staff members share their testimony of how God has moved in their life. It is powerful for our students to hear from so many of the staff they look up to. Thursday night is “Sr. Night.” We campers who are interested to share their testimony too.
JUNE 27-JULY 2 $195/$210*
Dean: Stewart Woodley and Jamie Fulford
Be careful kids, it’s a jungle out there!
This summer, 2nd Junior Week is proud to present our theme, “Lessons from The Jungle Book”. After watching the movie together, we will use the cool imagery of Kipling’s Indian Jungle to teach our kids a wide variety of lessons. Join us as we explore in our classes, the Dangers of the Jungle, the Value of the Pack, and learn the Bear Necessities of Christianity. We will also use that imagery in our Daily Devotions, Camp Fire messages, and even our recreation time. So sign up now and get ready to meet Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and the evil Shere Khan as we head deep into the Indian Sub-Continent for “Lessons from the Jungle Book”
JULY 18-23 $195/$210*
Dean: Chris Avery
This session begins and ends at RCC. Camper check-in and check-out will happen normally.
Campers will spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights at Goose Creek State Park, located about 10 miles from RCC. The group sites at Goose Creek have toilets, sinks, and running water. We have constructed our own portable showers to bring with us. The showers will be cold as no hot water is available.
Campers will sleep in tents that are provided. They may bring their own tent if they wish. We will spend the days hiking the trials, building friendships, swimming and canoeing in the river.
JULY 19-22 $110/$125*
Dean: Bane Angles
Are you ready for an amazing week of camp? Are you ready to have fun and learn about Jesus? If so, this week is for you. Discovery week is all about discovering who God is, what God is doing, and how you can be used in God’s Kingdom. This week is going to epic. We are going to swim, we are going to do experiments, we are going to have an illusionist, we can share our amazing talents with one another, we are going to eat together, we are going to sing, and learn. It is going to be great. This may be the best week ever.
July 11-16 $195/$210*
Deans: Joey Craft and Glen Crocker
God’s love is greater than our brokenness and has the power to change your life. This summer, we will see Jesus through the eyes of the people who followed Him. Join us for an exciting week full of fun and friends as we study the extraordinary journey of the lives that were “Changed” by Jesus.
Music and Drama
JULY 4-9 $220/$235*
Dean: Patrick Harrison
Stay tuned for more information on this session!
July 25-27 $95/$110*
Dean: Laney Hodges
STAND UP FOR GOD
16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[c] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego wouldn’t bow down to a false idol, the king threw them in a fiery furnace. At Explorers Camp this year, we will learn that when we stand up for God, He will stand up for us. God needs us to take a stand and speak the truth. He needs us to light the way and show people what is right, even when no one else will stand with us. Don’t be afraid to take a stand for Jesus! When you stand up for God, you never stand alone.
Laney Hodges grew up going to Roanoke Christian Camp, first as a camper and then as a Junior Counselor. She has served as Dean for our Day Camps and for the past several years has been a counselor/Dorm Mom for 1st Junior Week. Laney is the Children’s Minister at Journey Church in Washington, NC. She has been working with kids since 1999 and has a heart for seeing children grow in their relationships with the Lord. Laney lives in Washington with her husband, Jimmy, their daughter, Amy Ruth, and assorted critters (a dog, lots of cats, and a horse). She loves to sing, to craft, and to hang out with family and friends. Laney is very excited to serve as dean of Explorers Camp!
July 27-30 $110/$125*
Dean: Scott Askew
Stay tuned for more information on this session!
TBD | $110
Dean: Patrick Harrison
We are still doing Tech Camp. We are moving it out of the registration for Summer Camp. We are planning to have more weekend camp sessions outside of summer this year.
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