Middle School Resident Camps
Middle School Resident Camp
For Ages 11-14
Be a part of the Tekoa Foothills experience! Tekoas Foothills progressive overnight program allows campers to engage in age-appropriate activities which challenge them physically, mentally, and spiritually year after year. Overnight campers will learn parallel lessons between these activities and their own personal spiritual walk. It is easy to spend time learning and reflecting in God's natural world and to feel Christ's presence throughout the week.
Middle School camp is a fun and challenging combination of on and off-site activities. Campers have the opportunity to take adventure to the next level while they are at Tekoa Foothills by challenging themselves to try their luck in archery or zipline across our zipline. Campers will also experience the low ropes courses, canoeing, swimming, hiking at South Mountains State Park, campfires, a talent show, and more. Campers have the opportunity to develop a particular skill throughout the week. Options include survival skills, eco adventures, horseback riding, pottery, photography, culinary cooking, archery, mixed media, and painting. See below a sample schedule of activities and weekly camp and class sessions.
Tekoa Foothills campers are organized into family groups. For Middle School Resident Camp, each family group typically consists of 6-9 boys and 6-9 girls with a male and female counselor. This type of structure promotes strong camper-to-camper and camper-to-staff relationships. Family groups participate in all activities and meals together and are housed in bunk style lodges. Family groups are organized by camper age within the Middle School program.
Every Foothills camper, regardless of the camp and class they choose, will have the opporutnity to swim in the pool and use the waterslide, traverse the 400' lake zipline, ride boats, plunge into the lake from the giant inflatable slide, and explore the magical bamboo forest all within the crafted community of thier family group.
Week 5: July 4-10
Camp and Class Offerings: Paddle Palooza, Bullseye Blitz, & Chopped: Culinary Crafting
Week 6: July 11-17
Camp and Class Offerings: Horseback Riding, Into The Wild, & Take Shape
Week 7: July 18-24
Camp and Class Offerings: Take Shape, Color-Full, & Picture It!
Week 8: July 25-31
Camp and Class Offerings: Eco Adventures, Creation Station, & Into The Wild
Middle School Packing List
Please label your belongings
- Bible, notebook & pen/pencil
- Flashlight & batteries
- Water bottle or canteen
- Sweatshirt, sweater or jacket
- Rain coat with hood or cap
- Bathing suit (females: 1-piece)
- Bath towels & washcloths
- Swimming Towel
- Personal Items (toothbrush/paste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, cup)
- Pillow & sleeping bag (or twin size sheets and a blanket)
- Insect repellent (if desired)
- Good sturdy close-toed shoes for hiking & socks
- Sandals or flip-flops for use at the waterfront
- Bathing suit or clothing that can get stained
REMINDER: Please remember to keep electronic devices at home - this includes cell phones
All camps are subject to change based on registrations, program feature availability and public health.