Experience the great outdoors at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains!
We’re inviting our kids and their parents to come and experience the great outdoors at our annual summer camp for 5th and 6th graders! This camp is specifically designed for kids who will going into the 5th or 6th grade in the fall of 2018. This year we want to introduce you to a beautiful new location at the Mount Eagle Retreat Center. The site is located in southwest Stone County (about 2.5 hours from Jonesboro). Mt. Eagle is a year round retreat area that sits on top of a mountain that is surrounded on three sides by the middle fork of the Little Red River.
The beautiful camp area has two large lodges named Beal Lodge and Kaetzell Lodge. Girls and boys will be in separate lodges. We have a variety of great activities planned including a hot dog roast, cooking smores, hiking, outdoor chapel and learning more about Jesus with songs and the Bible in sessions led by Brother John. Camp is a great way for our kids to grow existing friendships and make new ones. And at Mt. Eagle, we’ve got a great fishing spot so this year we’re encouraging our kids to bring those fishing poles!
The registration form is at the bottom of the page or you can pick one up at church!
What to bring with you to summer camp
- Bedding (Sleeping bag or twin sized sheets, blanket, pillow and anything else you child needs to sleep comfortably)
- Soap, toothpaste, tooth brush and shampoo
- Towel for bathing
- Towel for swimming
- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes (NO OPEN TOES/FLIP FLOPS/ETC)
- Bug spray
- One bag for dirty clothing
- Refillable water bottle with the child’s name on it
- One box of pre-packaged snacks to share with the group
- Fishing pole (nothing too expensive, please)
- Optional: tackle box
Cost of camp is $95 per child. This includes lodging, food, travel expenses, a t-shirt, name tag, and arts & crafts supplies. Payment can be made online or by check. All checks need to be made out to “FUMC” with “5th/6th Grade Camp” in the memo line. To register your child, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or pick up a form in person and return it to the church by July 8.
If a parent or older sibling (must be 8th grade or older) will be going as a chaperone, we ask for a $35 fee for food and t-shirt. This can also be paid online or by check.
Questions? E-mail Karen Holloway, Director of Children’s Ministries