CAMP OPERATION AND POLICIES
- For Camp Weeks
We have counselors and, though not required, welcome adult church sponsors. We have 20 male and female young adults that we call counselors who serve all summer long. Their fervor and excitement are the heartbeat of our program. But we also welcome adult sponsors from churches who can stay either with the campers in their dorms/cabins or in separate housing.
- For Single Day or Overnight Events
Please bring adult sponsors to help with the your youth during the event. There is no staff to help in these.
Campers should bring bedding/sleeping bag & pillow, towels/washcloth, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries, money for snacks & souvenirs, swimming clothes, and proper attire. For services, bring a Bible (King James) and pen.
Arrival/registration is 12-2pm on Monday for Junior and Teen Camp. Orientation begins at 2:00pm.
Departure is at 10am on Friday morning.
Services are the main focus at HHBC. We open with exciting songs, then usually have a choir special from our youth staff, and followed by a Bible message from God’s Word. We then invite the young people to respond in an invitation, where counselors are ready to help. Our desire is for souls to be saved and Christians to be revived. Your prayers are appreciated.
Our motto is “It is easier to build boys and girls than to repair men and women.” HHBC exists to instill Bible truths/values and the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the hearts of young people and adults. The Bible is primarily given through the preaching services. We strive to do so in a compassionate and loving manner, never demeaning or demanding.
Thank you for your help in this important area. We do understand that complexity of a dress standard and that churches/individuals may have standards and views different from ours. We feel the following will help to give a successful camp week.
- Dress Attire for Gentlemen
- Swimming: Knee-length swim trunks
- Athletics: T-shirt & pants/warmups or knee-length shorts.
- Services: Nice pants. Neat shirt or collared shirt.
- No tight or revealing attire
- Dress Attire for Ladies
- Swimming: One-piece bathing suit
- Athletics: Culottes or similar full-fitting, knee-length athletic wear & modest tops
- Services: Knee-length skirts/dresses and nice tops.
- No pants, capris, gauchos or any tight-fitting or low cut clothing.
These are the camp’s minimum requirements. Churches have liberty to request you maintain a specific standard above ours at camp. Please consult your church’s leadership.
*Contact us with questions before arrival.
Campers should not bring a cell phone or similar device to the camp. If so, it is turned into their counselor and returned at the end of the week.
Please do not bring weapons, guns, knives, iPods, mp3’s, phones, tablets, iPads, electronics, drugs, cigarettes, lighters, fireworks/explosives, or similar. Please also do not bring items used for pranking.
CAMPER SAFETY AND MEDICATIONS
The ratio is 8-14 campers per counselor, and typically it is around 10.
We pray for the Lord’s guidance in choosing born again, surrendered applicants who desire to work with youth. The director is personally and directly involved in selecting our staff. Official background checks are run on each adult volunteer. (Our application questions are available for review on our Summer Ministry page).
Yes, especially for pool activities and games. We take precautions and have policies in place to provide a safe and fun experience for all campers.
We have a registered nurse who serves on the campus all week long. Almost all medical needs are treated on campus. If, in the rare instance, medical needs are beyond our nurse’s capability or equipment, we have a hospital 25 min away.
All medicine should be brought in a plastic bag, including instructions. It MUST be turned in to the camp nurse upon arrival. It will be distributed appropriately.
We are able to work with many allergies and medical needs, but not all. Parents can call us in advance for questions and to make arrangements for a pleasant camp experience.
During swim time we have a total of 5 life guards continuously monitoring the pool. All campers must pass a swim test to swim in the deep end. Pool safety is of utmost priority.
As a ministry, core truths guide our service. Click here for more info. While this list does not detail all our beliefs, we deem these necessary to co-labor with churches.
We strongly believe camp ministry is one of the many wakes still lapping from the powerful Camp Revival Meetings of years ago. During these times, God would bless, thousands would be saved, and revival would be stirred. People, communities, and churches would gather, for sometimes weeks, to hear the evangelist thunder “Thus saith the Lord.”
Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp exists today to see Revival continue. Started by an evangelist and continued by one, the camp functions under the ministry of evangelism in co-laboring with pastors and in serving local churches.
The proclamation of God’s Word is central to HHBC. We carefully and prayerfully seek out those who minister the Word of God contextually, accurately, and passionately and who have a reputation of being used of the Lord.
HHBC is a ministry of Green Road Baptist Church (Madison, IN). Evangelist Chris Chavez serves as the president/director of the ministry.