YTH CAMP | JULY 19-23rd
Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN
Camp is finally upon us! We can’t wait for your student to experience all that God has in store for them during their time at Lake Geneva. We are expecting great things! Below is everything you need to know to be prepared for the morning of July 19th:
BUS TIMES & LOCATIONS
SHAKOPEE, MINNETRISTA & CROSSTOWN STUDENTS: Please arrive at our Shakopee campus at 7am sharp. The bus is scheduled to leave at 7:30am. Address: 1350 Crossings Blvd, Shakopee 55379 These students will arrive back at the campus on Friday July 23rd at around 2:00p. **Please note that this is an estimated time.
APPLE VALLEY, FARIBAULT, EAGAN, WOODBURY & CITY STUDENTS: Please arrive at the APPLE VALLEY campus at 7am sharp. The buses are scheduled to leave at 7:30am. Address: 14898 Energy Way, Apple Valley 55124 These students will arrive back at the campus on Friday July 23rd at around 2:15pm. **Please note this is an estimated time.
Please have luggage clearly marked with your student’s name. Also to ensure that all luggage stays together, put all blankets, pillows and sleeping bags in a plastic garbage bag with the student’s name written on the outside. We encourage students to pack lightly as the buses and trailers will be full. Luggage can be left outside by the bus trailers upon arrival.
All medication should have been previously noted on the on-line registration form. ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE IN A PLASTIC ZIPLOC BAG WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME WRITTEN CLEARLY ON IT. We cannot put loose medication into the bins. Also, the medication CANNOT stay with your student, you must check it in upon arrival so that it can be placed in the medication bin. The bins will go directly to the nurse at camp who already has a record of which students require what medications – that is based only on the information given upon on-line registration. If your student is on a medication that was not communicated to us, please check it in upon arrival at the campus.
- When your student arrives at the appropriate campus, they need to go straight to the check-in counter to check-in as arrived and...
- Check-in medications
- Find out their rooming assignment
- Luggage can be put outside by the bus trailers
Cell phones are NOT permitted at camp. It is a value of Lake Geneva as well as River Valley YTH to have students disconnect from all outside voices and influences so that they can more easily hear God’s voice. We encourage your student to leave their phone at home, however if you’d like them to have it for the bus rides please note that we will be taking their phones as they get off the bus and keeping them in the camp office for the duration of the week. They will get them back when they board the buses on Friday.
Color teams are not released to us by the District until a couple days before camp. If it’s your first time at camp, each student is assigned a color team that they are encouraged to represent all week. Their color team will compete in Rec games each day. A parent email and social media posts will be going out as soon as we know color teams! Because River Valley YTH does not choose your student's color team, please refrain from emailing us regarding colors.
Find the packing list by clicking the info letter button below!
NATIONAL FINE ARTS
We had an amazing time at District Fine Arts and our Youth team is so proud of every single student that stepped out and showcased the gifts that God has put inside of them! To briefly recap, we had 96 students participate and of that 96, 80 of them received an invitation to compete in Orlando Florida! Of that 80 students, 51 are going to Florida! We can't wait to see how God moves in and through them at Nationals!