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.
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!
The amount of money your camper should bring to camp is up to you; we suggest $5.00 to $20.00.
Please be sure that your camper packs the following:
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.
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.
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:
YOUR CHILD’S NAME
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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