Camp (9-14 Years)
9 - 14 years old
Date: June 17-21, 2014(Counselors arriving June 16)
Location: Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center
3280 FM 2952, Bridgeport, TX 76426
here for map and directions
Activities & Fundraising Director
- To provide a Christian summer camp opportunity for children
ages 9 – 14 who need special assistance which can’t
be provided in other camps
- To provide respite for parents and siblings.
- To provide a humbling and growing experience of Christian community
to the staff.
SEEK Camp is a non-denominational Christian camp
experience sponsored by the North Texas Conference of the United
Methodist Church. Children’s Camp is held at Bridgeport Camp
and Conference Center. This 5 day, 4 night camp is composed of 50
campers (25 girls and 25 boys). The campers exhibit a wide variety
of disabilities that range in severity from mild to severe.
The campers enjoy daily activities of arts and crafts, music, recreation,
swimming and worship. In addition, each evening includes special
activities such as horse back riding, ventriloquist shows, talent
shows, a dance and other fun filled events.
9:30 Music, Arts and Crafts, and Recreation
1:00 Rest time
3:15 Swim time
7:00 Evening Activity
9:00 Bed Time
The cost of SEEK Camp, which is stated above, includes
a camp T-Shirt and a video. Camper acceptance is based on
a first come first serve basis. It is very important to
apply early, as a waiting list is common for camp. All first time
campers and their parents much attend an interview with the camp
director and nurse prior to acceptance.
The all volunteer staff is made up of three camp
directors, two registered nurses, a camp pastor, 50 cabin counselors
as well as recreation, music and art coordinators. Also involved
are the employees provided by Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center.
All staff complete an in service training, application and background
Counselors are paired with one camper each day.
The needs of the campers vary from just hanging out to taking care
of their most personal needs. A counselor is someone who is mature,
has a heart for serving and is willing to put the world aside for
one week and devote themselves to serve their camper no matter what
the cost. 118 hours can be applied toward community service hours
for school districts that encourage service to the community. Youth
counselors must be involved in a local church (of any denomination)
and have a church ministry staff sign their application. Cost for
counselors is paid in total by the churches of the North Texas Conference
of the United Methodist Church.