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Family Camp FAQ

Family Camp is perfect for first-time campers or for families looking to grow closer. Want to come just as parent and child? Great! Grandparent and grandchild? Join us! Family of 6? We’d love to have you! Any size or combination of family is welcome to this intergenerational camp. Most activities are designed for the youth and adult campers to enjoy together, although there are times where adults will participate in separate Bible study and activity times. Family Camp encourages independence and allows campers to engage in a positive environment while gaining the experience and familiarity to come back to camp on their own, all while deepening your family’s faith as a unit.

When is Family Camp?

Mid-afternoon Friday, June 28th through mid-morning Sunday, June 30th

Where is Family Camp?

Camp NaCoMe – about 12 miles outside of Centerville, Tennessee.  Rule number one – don’t follow your GPS directions — get directions from their website.

How much does it cost?

$75 per child (Rising 8th Grade and Under), $125 per adult (Rising 9th Grade and Older)

How far away is it?

About 1.5 hours from the church

How will we stay?

Each family will have their own air-conditioned room and bathroom.

What ages?

ALL AGES!

Do I have to have kids at home?

Nope! Everyone is welcome.

Will there be other people there?

It’s very possible there will be a few other PCUSA families staying at the camp while we’re there.

What should I bring?

Here is Camp NaCoMe’s suggested packing list.

We recommend:

  • A camper’s spirit – joyful, hopeful, searching, God’s peace, appreciation for nature, appreciation for family, appreciation for community
  • Personal Bible – note there is no cell service, so you might need to ensure your Bible is downloaded to your cell if you are not bringing a physical Bible.
  • Personal journal – if this is your thing…or something to jot notes on…or just to doodle
  • Personal supplies –
    • Shower accessories and toiletries
    • Towels
    • Bed sheets/blankets or sleeping bags – each room has multiple single beds and one double bed
  • Clothing to fit the weather –
    • there are places to get wet (wading stream), so an extra towel or short pants or swimwear are appropriate.
    • You can expect temperatures to be 5-10 degrees cooler than those in Nashville. There are lots of trees…so you will not get stuck out in the sun…even when enjoying the outdoors.
    • There is plentiful covered spaced – indoor space and outdoor spaces in case it is raining.
    • Bring a light jacket or sweater for evenings.

What’s the food like?

All meals starting with dinner Friday night through Sunday breakfast are included with the cost of your registration. It is always tasty and plentiful with options including a full salad bar at lunch and dinner. It is served buffet style and seconds are allowed. We eat around common tables in the dining hall. You are welcome to bring personal snacks for your room if you desire.

Have more questions? Leave your questions below in the comment section!

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