Campers will have the time of their lives creating summer memories at the spectacular James River Campground. The camp experience is crazy-fun and high energy – packed with team activities, games, and powerful, life – impacting services.

Camp options for both Junior High and Senior High.

Limited space available.

Camp Dates:

CAMP 1 June 30th-July 4th (6th-7th)

CAMP 2 July 7th-11th (8th-12th)

CAMP 3 July 14th-18th (6th-7th)

CAMP 4 July 21st-25th (8th-12th)

CAMP 5 July 28th-August 1st (7th-10th)

*Check-in will be 2:00pm

Participants will register for the grade completed in Spring 2024.

Spots will fill up fast, so sign up today!!

The Safety of the campers is a top priority. There is 24 hour onsite security and trained adult supervision along with certified water safety teams.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prices for camp?

6th-12th Grade Camps

Regular Registration: $299

Onsite Rate: $304

How many students and leaders are on a team?

Students are placed on a team of approximately 20-25 students. Each team will have 2-4 trained and approved volunteer leaders.

How are leaders selected?

Every camp leader and volunteer has completed a comprehensive process that includes:
– Completed and approved volunteer application
– Criminal background check
– Mandatory Youth Camp orientation

What is the food like?

A professional and caring food team prepares three delicious, healthy size meals every day. We also feature a “Snack Shack” where students are able to purchase items such as candy, chips, soft drinks, etc.

What is there to do at summer camp?

In addition to the team competitions and the evening services, James River Youth summer camp gives students an opportunity to hangout with friends in a safe environment. The camp ground features:
– Outdoor pavilion that includes multiple basketball courts
– Full size lake: Equipped with canoes, paddle boards, life vests and fishing areas
– Swimming Pool
– Beautiful property with trails, seating areas, and a frisbee golf course
– Mud Mountain! *During team competitions, students will experience running through our mud mountain obstacle as they race to bring their team to victory!

Will there be swimming?

We have a beautiful lake and a pool with plenty of water activities throughout the week. Before students are allowed to swim, they must pass a swimming test and will receive a wristband to identify their completion of the test. There is a trained life-guard posted at each station during all swimming activities. *All swimmers at the lake are required to wear a life jacket.

What do I need to pack?

Packing List

-Bedding (pillow, twin sheets, blanket or sleeping bag)
-1 towel for swimming, 1 towel for showering
-1 rec/play outfit per day for team activities (t-shirt and shorts)
-1 mud day outfit and mud day shoes (will get muddy)
-1 water day outfit (no white shirts or shorts)
-Clothing for evening services (for each day)
-Swimsuit (girls – no two-piece allowed)
-Underwear (two sets per day)
-Closed-toed shoes for team activities
-Flip flops or shower shoes
-Casual shoes for services and free time
-Bible/notebook/pen (if you do not have a bible, we will have one available)
-Bug spray and sunscreen
-Spending money for snack shack/merch (optional)

Things to Leave

-Cell phone or other person electronics
-Inappropriate Clothing
-Firearms, knives, fireworks, or explosives
-Water guns or Water balloons

Any student found with illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, improper use of prescription drugs, alcohol, vapes, fireworks or weapons of any kind will be immediately sent home at their parent’s expense.

When/Where will I drop off and pick up my child?

Check-In will be at 2pm in the James River Church SOUTH CAMPUS MAIN ATRIUM (Door 1 Entrance) on the first day of each camp.

Campers will return at approximately 4pm at the James River Church SOUTH CAMPUS MAIN BUILDING

Where can I find the Medical Provider Permission form?

You can download the Medical Provider Permission Form: Here

How can I turn in the Medical Provider Permission form?

Once you have downloaded and completed the Medical Provider Permission form, you can upload that document here.

Are scholarships available?

Our desire is to see every student experience JRYouth Camp this summer! We have two options to serve families who are in need of financial assistance – camp payment plan and scholarships. You can apply for a Camp scholarship by clicking here.

How can I serve at Youth Camp?

To sign up to be a part of the camp Dream Team, click here!

Tell us about this MUD

We love getting muddy and have a whole day devoted to mud games! As much as we love the mud, we want every single student to LOVE camp and will never force a camper to get muddy.

Where is the campground and what are the facilities like?

The James River Camp is set on beautiful grounds located an hour and a half east of James River Church South Campus (30 minutes northeast of Mountain Grove, MO).

• The campgrounds include a chapel, cafeteria, leaders’ lodge, swimming pool, lake and separate boys’ and girls’ dorms with indoor showers and toilets.

• Your student will be housed with their teammates and leaders in bunk style dorms.

How are medications handled?

All personal medications (prescription and/or over-the-counter), vitamins, herbs, essential oils, and enzymes MUST have a doctor’s order and be brought in the original pharmacy labeled container or the original manufacturer’s container to the first aid station at check-in.

• Prescription medications MUST have the camper’s name on the bottle.

• Please limit the amount of medication to only what is required for the camper’s term.

• Please make note on medical form and alert medical personnel at the first aid station during check-in of all allergies or medical conditions.

• Each camp will have two professional medical personnel to help students with medication or injuries.

Other rules and regulations.

We reserve the right to inspect contents of all personal belongings if due cause arises.

• Improper contents will be held by camp staff and returned to parent/guardian(s) at the end of camp.

• All campers will be expected to observe habits of personal cleanliness, respect for camp staff and other campers, and refrain from using foul language, including cursing and crude humor.

• Charges for items broken/damaged or stolen during camp will be billed to the parties/individual involved.

• If a student is sent home early due to sickness, behavior, or discipline issues, should camp leadership determine it is necessary, there will not be a refund given.

Tell me about camp mail and phone policy.

Answer: When writing to your student AT CAMP, send your letters to:

[Student’s Name]

James River Camp

9500 Hwy AH

Huggins, MO 65484

• To ensure mail arrives on time, please mail your letter 1-2 days before your student leaves for camp. We are not responsible to forward late arriving mail.

• Campers will not be allowed to make or accept phone calls unless it is an emergency.

• Your student will have a great time, and we encourage you to ask them all about it when they get home!