Youth

Camp Season 2017 has Arrived!

Camp Christian sign

There is a camp for all ages.

Check it out!

All forms and more information are available at the Christian Church in Ohio website.

Grandparent and Me Camp!

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June 2 & 3, 2017

An interactive Camp for Children who are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade
AND their *Grandparent

*Child may be accompanied by another related adult (not Mom or Dad) if Grandparent is unavailable 

Co-Directors – Rev. Margot Connor – ogram842@yahoo.com
& Rev. Mary Jo Bray revmjbray@gmail.com

Grandparents Camp began at Camp Christian in 2006.  It is designed to a child’s first experience of being at camp.  It is for children who have completed first and second grade and a grandparent. (or special adult in their life) We include within our time together many traditional camp activities like folk dancing, campfire, and singing camp songs.  Our theme each time is “Stories of Jesus” and we always include crafts, games, drama and rest time (for grandparents!).  It is a fun time for everyone and a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to share their faith.

Grandparents Camp begins Friday evening at 7 PM and ends Saturday at 6 PM.

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Ribbit Camp!!

promises a full week’s worth of camp adventure for 2nd – 4th graders in a half-week schedule! First time campers who may not be quite ready for a full week away, or campers looking for a shorter camp experience, can join us. The focus of Ribbit Camp is on how God’s love is experienced and shared. Through crafts, games, and storytelling, these youth will discover our God who is with us during the whole year.

July 5th – 8th, 2017 at Camp Christian
Drop Off at 10am, Wednesday, July 5th – Pick Up at 10:30am, Saturday, July 8th
For Children in 2nd grade and also includes 3rd and 4th graders whose parents want a shorter camp experiance for their children.

Otter Camp!!

OTTER CAMP

is held for an entire week and is for 5th graders and those in 3rd and 4th grades ready for a full-week of camp. The theme for Otter Camp is “Kids Can Too! – We Can Do It!”  They will be exploring kids of the bible who do amazing things for God.

June 18th – 24th, 2017 at Camp Christian

For Children in 5th grade and those in 3rd & 4th grades who are ready for a full-week of camp.

CHI RHO CAMP SUMMER 2017

For Youth in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.  Held at Camp Christian.

There are 3 options of dates for families to choose from for the Chi Rho Camps.  It does not matter where you live or what Church you attend.  You may register for whichever one fits best into your summer schedule. The week options for Chi Rho Camp are:

June 12th – 18th July 17th – 23rd July 31st – Aug 6th
CHI RHO CAMPS

     Chi Rho Camp can be the best week of your life. You’ll do more in one week than you ever thought possible.  Experience serious times of worship, Bible Study, prayer, and discussion in our Quest Groups. Enjoy fun times of swimming in our two pools, fishing, games, singing, talent shows, and campfires. Make new friends which may last a lifetime. Grow in your Christian Faith.

Each day Chi Rho Campers gather in Quest Groups during the morning hours (groups of 8-12 campers learning by studying the scripture, crafts and games); in Morning Prayers by Cabin Groups each morning; and in Evening Prayers each evening as a whole camp. The week culminates in an inspirational Consecration Service on Friday evening.

Each week the camps are blessed with outstanding Christian pastors and lay persons as Assistant Directors, Counselors (cabin, table, Quest Group) who engage with the campers in study, prayer, recreation, etc., befriending young people in a way that has an impact on their lives for good. The program is blessed by the time, talent, treasure, and love extended so generously by these devoted volunteers.

CYF CONFERENCE

For Youth in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.  Held at Camp Christian.

There are 3 options of dates for families to choose from for the CYF Conferences.  It does not matter where you live or what Church you attend.  You may register for whichever one fits best into your summer schedule. The week options for CYF Conference are:

June 11th – 17th June 25th – July 1st July 16th – 22nd

(All CYF Conferences will be assigned names by their Conference this summer.

CYF (Christian Youth Fellowship) Conference supports those who have finished grades 9-12.  This camp seeks to give youth what they need spiritually in later life.  Each day begins with an opportunity for individual devotion and reflection we call “Morning Watch” CYF Conference offers two different Bible Studies each day.  This year we will study The Holy Spirit and material we call “Power and Prejudice.”  This time of young adult life can be confusing and this material gives youth the markers they need to see who it is God is calling them to be.  The afternoon are devoted the different “Committees” that work during the week to make it special.  Some committees are Choir, Outreach (DIG), Worship (Vespers) or Consecration, as well as Talent Show, Banquet, etc.  Each evening there is a worship service (Vespers) after supper that is created and led by the High Schoolers themselves.  The end of the week is capped by a Consecration Service.  This service too is created by and led by High School Youth.  However, it does include an opportunity for the youth to make a confession of faith.  Local Congregations are notified when this happens to they can follow up with baptism or confirmation.  These DO NOT happen during camp as we believe this is most appropriate within the community where their faith is being lived out day to day.   Here too, all campers are invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper.  In addition, there is a special time at the end of Consecration on Saturday morning, where youth who feel God is calling them into full time Christian Ministry to step forward and be prayed for by the whole community.  We realize many of these youth are still working to discover just where God is calling them, but want to begin helping them think about the call to ministry.

Advance Ministries Summer  Conference

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July 30th – August 6th at Camp Christian
For all adults ages 19 to 29 (at least 1 year out of high school.)

Registration begins at 3:00pm on July 30th

Camp Closes after Morning Worship on Aug 6th

Advance Ministry is the “what’s next” after high school graduation. But we are not just a summer camp! We also have two retreats, as well as mission trips, a concert and other activities throughout the year. The retreats and weeklong camp (Conference) are held at Camp Christian in Magnetic Springs, Ohio. Each event features keynote speakers, music, Bible studies, group activities, dancing, 3 square meals a day (including chipped beef), and the awesomely friendly and lovable conferees that love going there year after year. For more information about these events, activities, or general questions, please feel free to contact us through the contact page above. Thanks for visiting and God Bless.The Advance Ministry is the young adult ministry for the Christian Church in Ohio, Disciples of Christ. It is a place that  provides young adults, persons ages 19 – 29 & out of High School, a place where they can enjoy a community of Christian friends and share their love, life, and fellowship, and develop a stronger faith in Jesus Christ. Those that are members of a Disciples of Christ congregation in Ohio are probably familiar with the Chi Rho and CYF summer camps.

Camp Season Has Arrived!!!

Camp Christian sign

Applications are available in the Narthex.

There is a camp for all ages.

Check it out!

All forms and more information are available at the Christian Church in Ohio website.

Grandparent and Me Camp!

June 10 & 11, 2016

An interactive Camp for Children who are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade
AND their *Grandparent

*Child may be accompanied by another related adult (not Mom or Dad) if Grandparent is unavailable 

Co-Directors – Rev. Margot Connor – ogram842@yahoo.com
& Rev. Mary Jo Bray revmjbray@gmail.com

Grandparents Camp began at Camp Christian in 2006.  It is designed to a child’s first experience of being at camp.  It is for children who have completed first and second grade and a grandparent. (or special adult in their life) We include within our time together many traditional camp activities like folk dancing, campfire, and singing camp songs.  Our theme each time is “Stories of Jesus” and we always include crafts, games, drama and rest time (for grandparents!).  It is a fun time for everyone and a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to share their faith.

Grandparents Camp begins Friday evening at 7 PM and ends Saturday at 6 PM.

Camp Christian Cabin

Ribbit Camp!!

July 6th – 9th at Camp Christian
For Children in 2nd grade and also includes 3rd and 4th graders whose parents want a shorter camp experiance for their children.

RIBBIT CAMP promises a full week’s worth of camp adventure for 2nd – 4th graders in a half-week schedule! First time campers who may not be quite ready for a full week away, or campers looking for a shorter camp experience, can join us as we explore the holiest (and most exciting!) of our church holidays. Together, we’ll celebrate Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost in true camp style! We’ll dive into why, as faith-filled people, these celebrations mean so much more than our popular culture suggests.

Otter Camp!!

June 26th – July 2nd at Camp Christian

For Children in 5th grade and those in 3rd & 4th grades who are ready for a full-week of camp.

OTTER CAMP is held for an entire week and is for 5th graders and those in 3rd and 4th grades ready for a full-week of camp.

Parents/guardians/churches who have 3rd  and 4th  graders have the opportunity to choose the length of camp they consider more appropriate for their campers.

Camp Christian Vesper area

CHI RHO CAMP SUMMER 2016

For Youth in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.  Held at Camp Christian.

There are 3 options of dates for families to choose from for the Chi Rho Camps.  It does not matter where you live or what Church you attend.  You may register for whichever one fits best into your summer schedule. The week options for Chi Rho Camp are:

June 12th – 18th July 17th – 23rd July 31st – Aug 6th

 

CHI RHO CAMPS

     Chi Rho Camp can be the best week of your life. You’ll do more in one week than you ever thought possible.  Experience serious times of worship, Bible Study, prayer, and discussion in our Quest Groups. Enjoy fun times of swimming in our two pools, fishing, games, singing, talent shows, and campfires. Make new friends which may last a lifetime. Grow in your Christian Faith.

Each day Chi Rho Campers gather in Quest Groups during the morning hours (groups of 8-12 campers learning by studying the scripture, crafts and games); in Morning Prayers by Cabin Groups each morning; and in Evening Prayers each evening as a whole camp. The week culminates in an inspirational Consecration Service on Friday evening.

Each week the camps are blessed with outstanding Christian pastors and lay persons as Assistant Directors, Counselors (cabin, table, Quest Group) who engage with the campers in study, prayer, recreation, etc., befriending young people in a way that has an impact on their lives for good. The program is blessed by the time, talent, treasure, and love extended so generously by these devoted volunteers.

CYF CONFERENCE

For Youth in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.  Held at Camp Christian.

There are 3 options of dates for families to choose from for the CYF Conferences.  It does not matter where you live or what Church you attend.  You may register for whichever one fits best into your summer schedule. The week options for CYF Conference are:

June 19th – 25th July 10th – 16th July 24th – 30th

 

Advance Ministries Summer  Conference

August 7th – 14th, 2016 at Camp Christian

For all adults ages 19 to 29
(at least 1 year out of high school.)

Registration begins at 3:00pm on Aug 7th

Camp Closes after Morning Worship on Aug 9th

 

Advance Ministry is the “what’s next” after high school graduation. But we are not just a summer camp! We also have two retreats, as well as mission trips, a concert and other activities throughout the year. The retreats and weeklong camp (Conference) are held at Camp Christian in Magnetic Springs, Ohio. Each event features keynote speakers, music, Bible studies, group activities, dancing, 3 square meals a day (including chipped beef), and the awesomely friendly and lovable conferees that love going there year after year. For more information about these events, activities, or general questions, please feel free to contact us through the contact page above. Thanks for visiting and God Bless.The Advance Ministry is the young adult ministry for the Christian Church in Ohio, Disciples of Christ. It is a place that  provides young adults, persons ages 19 – 29 & out of High School, a place where they can enjoy a community of Christian friends and share their love, life, and fellowship, and develop a stronger faith in Jesus Christ. Those that are members of a Disciples of Christ congregation in Ohio are probably familiar with the Chi Rho and CYF summer camps.

Celebrate Scouting!

Join us Sunday February 7th at 10:00A.M. as we celebrating Scouting. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from within our congregation as well as special guests Boy Scout Troop 29 will be participating in worship.

 

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Advance Winter Retreat

12485862_10207418859966382_6384718925791555298_oOur own Kaitlin Thompson attended Advance Winter Retreat January 1st-3rd at Camp Christian in Magnetic springs, Ohio. They had a theme of “Change.” Keynote Speaker Ali Kennedy-Miguel, Commissioned Youth Minister at First Christian Church of Medina discussed how each of us deals with Internal Change & explored how to remain faithful to God & ourselves as we make our New Year’s Resolutions.  Micah & Becky Baird brought in musical aspects to our Bible Study and worship..

Otter Camp

June 21-27 is Otter Camp at Camp Christian.  Those attending are:  Angel Dearth, Daria Dearth, and MacKenzie Lovin.  Volunteering his time as counselors are Ginger Alley, Kelsey Byrd, Allison Byrd, and Mark Roe.  Our Pastor Laureen Roe serves as Otter Camp Director.  Please keep these individuals in your prayers throughout their church camp experiences.

Mail can be addressed to:

Camp Christian

10335 Maple Dell Rd.

Marysville, OH 43040

Baptisms

Sunday, May 10 was a GLORIOUS day here in God’s House! Four of our youth were baptized into the Christian faith: Daria Dearth, Gretchen Lemmert, Renee Lyons, and Jillian Schatzley. Please shower these young ladies with your love, prayers and support as they grow in the faith.

baptisms(Pictured L to R: Gretchen Lemmert, Jillian Schatzley, Renee Lyons, Daria Dearth, Rev. Roe)

 

 

Ribbit Camp

June 7 – 10 is Ribbit Camp at Camp Christian. Attending these days of camp for 2nd-4th graders are Owen Lyons and Nick Otis. Volunteering their time as counselors are Ginger Alley and Matt Lyons. Our Pastor Laureen Roe serves as Ribbit Camp Director. Please keep these individuals in your prayers throughout their church camp experiences. Mail can be addressed to Camp Christian, 10335 Maple Dell Rd., Marysville, OH 43040.

GRADUATE RECOGNITION

On Sunday, May 17 during worship, we will recognize our seniors graduating from High School: Molly Farkas, Olivia Milburn, McKenna Simpson, and Kaitlin Thompson. We will present them with bibles. Come celebrate their accomplishments.

Kaitlin Goes on UN Seminar

February 20 – March 1, Kaitlin T. will be traveling with the Christian Church in Ohio along with juniors and seniors from all Ohio to New York City and Washington, D.C. The youth will worship at the National City Christian Church; visit the Holocaust Museum, the Washington Cathedral; tour the White House and Capitol Building; meet with local Senators; tour and sit-in on briefings at the United Nations in NYC; plus much more. During the trip the youth will discuss issues related to faith and politics. Kaitlin will share her experience with the congregation when she returns. Please keep all going on the UN Seminar in your prayers.

CYF State Youth Convention

March 13 – 15, our CYF youth will be traveling to Camp Christian for the CYF State Youth Convention. Youth from all over Ohio will be gathering for a weekend of faith building, worship, and fellowship. Theme for the weekend is Ministry… Me? Cost for the weekend is $65. Applications can be found at www.ccinoh.org. Mark Roe will be going as a counselor. See him if you have any questions.