1900 E. Morgan Ave. Evansville, IN 47711 info@cefevansville.online 812-422-2136

Camp Good News FAQs

Camp Good News® FAQs

How much does camp cost?

The cost for Camp Good News® is $80.00 per camper. We understand that camps can be very expensive to run and $80.00 doesn’t seem like enough for one week of camp, but God always provides for us and we believe that He will continue to provide for this camp. For families sending more than one child, the cost of $70.00 per child is applied for all succeeding children being registered after the first child.

How many meals will my child receive each day for $80.00?

Your child will be provided with three meals every day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We also have a small snack time after evening chapel and a Canteen Time where campers have the opportunity to buy candy, ice cream, sno-cones, and other snacks. Don’t worry, we do limit the amount of sugary snacks each day!

How much money can my child bring?

The amount of money your camper should bring to camp is up to you; we suggest $5.00 to $20.00.

What should my child pack for the week?

Please be sure that your camper packs the following:

  • Bedding (sleeping bag, sheets, and blanket)
  • Pillow
  • Comfortable (modest) clothing
  • Tennis shoes (for hiking and sporting activities)
  • Light sweater or jacket
  • Swimsuit (modest one-piece)
  • Toiletries (towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Flashlight
  • Bug spray
  • Bible
  • Pencil/writing utensil

What can my child buy while at camp?

Campers have two opportunities each day to use their money. The first opportunity is to learn how giving is more of a blessing than receiving: every year our camp sponsors a missionary that is in the field doing God’s work by sharing His love and gospel to others. Since being a missionary is a full time job with no income other than what God provides, a collection is taken up each day during Missions Time. The selected missionary each year receives 100% of this offering.

The second opportunity is during Canteen Time where your child can buy candy bars, fruit snacks, sno-cones, ice cream bars, and many more items. There are also camp t-shirts that can be purchased for $10.00 during check-in and after the final program.

Where can my child keep their money?

During check-in, camper’s money is collected and set aside in a camp “bank” for safekeeping. Each day after lunch we have Bank Time where your child can withdraw their money in the form of tokens for giving to missions during Missions Time or for spending on snacks and treats at Canteen Time.

Can I send my child mail while at camp?

YES, we encourage you to send your camper mail! Campers are always excited and comforted to receive mail from their parents! Please use the following address to send mail to your camper:

Camp Good News
12967 E St Rd 54
Springville, IN 47462

To ensure that your camper receives their mail while at camp, please have sent it by Wednesday the week of camp. Camp staff can also take letters for your child during check-in to give to them throughout the week. You may give a camp staff member the mail during registration or simply drop it off at the registration table before you leave. Please make sure that your camper’s name is on ALL mail for them regardless of delivery method.

Can I call my child during the week to check on them?

We discourage parents from calling their children while at camp because it can promote homesickness (which, believe it or not, is highly contagious). However, if a serious matter or need arises while your child is at camp and you would like to speak with the administrative staff, please do not hesitate to call 812-463-CGNS (2467).

Can my child call me during camp?

We discourage campers from making phone calls as it often causes or promotes homesickness. We strive to keep Camp Good News® a safe, fun, and inviting atmosphere and would not want your camper to miss the blessings that God has in store for them there.

Is there medical staff at camp?

A Registered Nurse is on staff each week of camp and is available 24/7 for any need that your child may have. If an emergency does arise, parents and/or emergency contacts will be contacted. In extreme or very serious cases, campers will be taken to a hospital when absolutely necessary.

Are there any background checks for staff?

All camp staff working directly with children or who are over the age of 18 are permitted to serve only after reference checks and having had a clean, up-to-date background check per CEF Child Protection guidelines. Learn more about CEF’s Child Protection Policy

How can I submit registration to be on staff?

You can email campgoodnewssouth@gmail.com to learn more about volunteering as camp staff.

Need more information? Contact: Lisa Cosby at campgoodnewssouth@gmail.com