Discovery- We learn… what is out there to be discovered…What is inside to be discovered!
It’s tough raising kids today…
In today’s culture it seems like everyone is making up their own definition of what’s right…and what’s wrong. How does a parent effectively guide her children through these times where so much is uncertain? How do you prepare your kids for a future where they will need to make some very difficult choices?
At Camp Loughridge, we understand how you feel. We know the frustration and we want to help. Camp Loughridge offers 8 weeks of summer day camp where kids get to be kids but more than that, they are in an environment, accompanied by a caring counselor where they can try new things, ask questions, and maybe discover some things about themselves that they’ve never known.
Camp Loughridge’s Summer Day Camp is a classic Christian summer camp experience in a day camp format with kids coming to camp from 9:00 in the morning and staying until 5:00 in the evening. This program puts kids outdoors to do the things they love to do: archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, challenge and ropes course elements, chapel, court sports and games, nature hikes, sports, field games, and swimming.
A typical day at the camp starts with a “Morning Rendezvous” gathering filled with music, fun, skits, songs and a story. Then we move into our activity classes like nature hikes, swimming, arts & crafts, archery and swimming supervised by certified and trained lifeguards. Camp Loughridge is a Christian camp dedicated to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with kids in a rustic outdoor setting. Our goal is to help children experience a living, loving relationship with God and His creation. Your camper’s days will be filled with opportunities to experience the beauty of God’s Creation and to HAVE FUN!
Campers may attend more than one session.
Camp Loughridge Summer Day Camps are for campers 6-12 years old.
We do offer Early and Late Care. If you are interested you may register your child for Early Care from 7:30am to 8:30am and/or for Late Care, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Both are available for an additional fee. Space is limited. (Not available for the Autism Inclusion program)
We want every child who wants to come to have the chance to attend. That’s why we are very intentional every year to raise funds for camper scholarships. Thanks to our generous donors we have a healthy fund set aside for those families who need some help with their camper fee. To inquire about scholarships and to request an application simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Loughridge CREW
The Loughridge CREW is our leadership training program for kids 13-15. The fee for the Loughridge CREW is $150 per session. Kids interested in applying for the CREW program must complete an application process. To receive an application call the camp office at 918.446.4194, extension 208. CREW members will split their time between regular camp activities and leadership development/counselor support work. For more information on the Loughridge CREW program, CLICK HERE.
2017 Summer Camp Theme
Proverbs 3:5&6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
TRUST is one of the most significant tools we can have in our toolbox as a Christ-follower. Think about it. We serve a God we cannot see and we cannot hear. Everything about our relationship with Him is based on faith and trust.
We believe that the sooner we learn the value and the skill of trusting in the Lord, the more successful our Christian journey, and the more rewarding our relationship with Him will be. We’ll be taking a different phrase from those two verses each day and ending the week with a story about Joseph taken from the book of Genesis. Joseph has a lot to teach us about a lifetime of trusting in the Lord.
Our mission is for Camp Loughridge to be a place of DISCOVERY, where campers find ADVENTURE, form COMMUNITY, experience success without competition, all while having the time of their lives, growing in their faith in God with every step they take.
Schedule and Pricing
Camp Loughridge 2017 Dates and Pricing
June Sessions *$260*
- June 5-9
- June 12-16
- June 19-23
- June 26-30
July Sessions *$240*
- July 10-14
- July 17-21
- July 24-28
- July 31-Aug4
Camp Patriot 2017 Dates and Pricing
June Camp Patriot Session *$260*
- June 26-30 (Camp Patriot: Blast Off STEM Camp)
July Camp Patriot Session *$240*
- July 10-14 (Camp Patriot: STEM in the Great Outdoors)
Camp Patriot @ Camp Loughridge 2017
Camp Loughridge is partnering with our friends at Metro Christian Academy to offer two unique weeks of camp, each with their own special program emphasis. Campers attending one (or both) of the Camp Patriot @ Camp Loughridge sessions will arrive and depart each day with Camp Loughridge campers.
Camp Patriot Session #1: “3… 2… 1… BLAST OFF!” STEM Camp
Dates: June 26-30, 2017
Camp Teacher: Anna Cunningham, Metro Christian Academy High School Teacher
Camp Description: Learn how simple items cause giant explosions! From the reactions of Mentos and Diet Coke all the way to rockets made out of paper that fly hundreds of feet in the air! Campers get hands-on experience while learning the basic physics of explosions. Come ready to be challenged, learn, and succeed!
Camp Patriot Session #2: STEM in the Great Outdoors
Dates: July 10-14
Camp Teacher: Jennifer Allwein, Metro Christian Academy Elementary Teacher
Camp Description: This action-packed week includes the perfect combination of outdoor fun and engaging STEM activities. Campers spend a week in nature making a CASE for STEM!
Cooking – create a solar oven for an innovative approach to cooking
Aquatics – design, build, and race hand-made boats and analyze camp water sources
Survival – investigate various types of shelters; scavenge materials from the outdoors to create a unique shelter
Exploration – take an expedition using nature as a guide
AT LOUGHRIDGE CHILDREN SPEND TIME OUTDOORS DOING THE THINGS THEY LOVE!
The Loughridge Experience
- Focus on wellness
- ailored programming
- Leadership development
- team building
- spiritual growth
- community action
- Rest / Relaxation
- Strength & Confidence
- healthy living
- high value programming
- Faith & Values
Spiritual Formation and progression for the camper.
I pledge to honor the Lord my God and the character code of Camp Loughridge.
• I believe God’s Word and in His only Son, Jesus Christ
• And His unconditional love for me that causes my life to reflect all the fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control
• I am confident of His sacrifice for me and know that I am saved from the power of death by the strength of His Grace.
• I will pattern my life after His by putting the needs of others before my own.
I pledge to honor the character code of Camp Loughridge.
• I will respect myself and others…
• My words and actions will demonstrate humility, courage, compassion, kindness, and self-control…
• I will listen, learn, share and grow by challenging myself and those around me…
• I will lead the way in service to those around me