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Children's Camp (9-14 Years)
 
Ages: 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
Click here for map and directions

Cost: $275.00

Directors:
Chaney Cheatham
Camper Director
806-535-4479
chaneycheatham@yahoo.com
Jessie Smith
Counselor Director
817-266-8564
Jessiep.7@gmail.com
Cory Cheatham
Activities & Fundraising Director
940-736-5980
cory@freedomtitleoftexas.com
Our Goals:
  • 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.

Daily Schedule
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Music, Arts and Crafts, and Recreation
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Rest time
3:15 Swim time
5:00 Showers
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Evening Activity
8:00 Worship
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 check.

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.