Our theme for the summer is “Life Through the Spirit”
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
Have you ever felt like something was weighing you down? That you were stuck? Trapped? We will be exploring what freedom looks like in a sinful world. Ultimately, we have been given life through our Lord and Saviors death. Jesus came to fulfill the law of sin and death so that we might believe and have eternal life with him. Get ready to discover more about the Holy Spirit. What the fruit of the spirit is and how we are refined by trials and tribulations.
Come to Pioneer and join us as we celebrate our Life through the Spirit!
Want a taste of camp for a couple of days, but not sure you want a full week? Then this is the camp for you! Little ones will be able to dip their toes in camp life! A fun two days of arts & crafts, swimming, camp games, and discovering what camp life is all about! You’re sure to have a fun filled camp experience!
- Discovery 1 – July 16-18
- Discovery 2 – July 19-21
Youth Choice Week (8-12)
When it comes to variety, this week offers a little bit of everything. A twist to classical camp mornings and afternoons have multiple options for campers to choose and design their own schedule. Campers work together through cooperation to plan their day. Activities can include but are not limited to: biking, hiking, canoeing, tubing, swimming, archery, campouts, Nerf blasters, high ropes, low ropes, and so much more!
- Choice 1 – July 2-7
- Choice 2 – July 23-28
- Choice 3 – August 6-12 (Extended)
Night Owl Week (8-12)
Want something different? Night games? Night swimming? This camp is for campers who want to experience God’s creation in a different light-moonlight. This week has an altered schedule that keeps you up late-so if you’re looking for a change of pace, you’ll get a “hoot” out of a twist on a traditional camp.
- Night Owl 1 – July 16-21
- Night Owl 2 – July 30 – August 4
REGISTER FOR YOUTH CAMP
“You Pick It” Week (13-17)
When it comes to variety this week offers a little bit of everything. A twist to classical camp mornings and afternoons have multiple options for campers to choose and design their own schedule. Campers work together through cooperation to plan their day. Activities can include but are not limited to biking, hiking, canoeing, tubing, swimming, archery, campouts, paint ball, high ropes, low ropes, and so much more!
- You Pick It 1 – July 2-7
- You Pick It 2 – July 23-28
- You Pick It 3 – August 6-12 (Extended)
Extreme Teen (13-17)
Ready to have a life changing week at camp? Kick it up to the extreme! Being a part of this week will immerse you in an authentic Christian community while having a blast! Options may include; shaving cream wars, slip and slide kickball, night games, and more! We can’t wait to see you there!
- Extreme Teen 1 – July 16-21
- Extreme Teen 2 – July 30 – August 4
Do you have a passion to serve? Campers will get the opportunity to learn what leadership and servanthood are from a biblical perspective. They also get an opportunity to work on an hour long service projects for camp either in the morning or afternoon and will get to join the rest of Pioneer with the camp classics like beach party, all camp games, Variety Show, friendship circle, and more! Blaze the trail by serving!
- Trailblazer 1 – July 9-14
- Trailblazer 2 – July 16-21
- Trailblazer 3 – July 23-28
- Trailblazer 4 – July 30 – August 4
- Trailblazer 5 – August 6-12 (Extended)
Confirmation Camp (Currently in class or recently confirmed)
This special week is for those who are currently undergoing confirmation instruction or have just completed it. We’ll be exploring the impact that we can have on others through our faith. You’ll get a chance to gather and grow in Quest groups. These small groups meet during the day to reflect on specific scripture. In this camp we’ll be learning how to live out our faith in the world around us, while still participating in all the classic camp activities!
Dates: July 23-28
Counselor in Training (ages 15-17)
Do you have a passion to serve? Do you like to work with campers with special needs? Do you have other interest or talents such as playing guitar, photography, gardening? Then this is the camp for you! Our Counselor In Training Program offers like-minded individuals the opportunity to serve while growing in their faith. Program includes one week at reduced cost. Application process required.
- CIT 1 – June 25-30
- CIT 2 – July 2-7
- CIT 3 – July 9-14
- CIT 4 – July 16-21
- CIT 5 – July 23-28
- CIT 6 – July 30 – August 4
- CIT 7 – Augist 6-12 (Extended)
REGISTER FOR TEEN CAMP
Family Camps offer a faith-filled fun camping experience for the entire family.
Everything is optional. Take part in Bible Studies, send the kids to programming options just for them, relax on the beach, play games, choose your fun activities throughout the day, watch a beautiful Lake Erie sunset, and close each day with a campfire. Come bring your family and have a great summer vacation.
- General 1 – June 18-23
- General 2 – July 2-7
- General 3 – July 23-28
- General 4 – July 30 – August 4
- General 5 – August 21-25 (shorter session)
Military Family Week
The families will be able to participate in all aspects of Pioneer life as family campers. We will provide separate programming for 7-12 year olds, 13-17 year olds, and 18+. Programming can include traditional activities such as: high ropes, low ropes, boating, crafts, biking, tie-dye, devotions, groups games, and more. Specialized activities for this week will include specific programming for military families that will help them grow as a family especially during these difficult times in the military. Please join us for this exciting week at Pioneer for the whole family!
REGISTER FOR MILITARY FAMILY WEEK
Dates: July 16-21
Music and Fine Arts Family Week
Pioneer continues to keep the classic camp rolling! This week has a variety of possible options to choose from including: choir, handbells, art, and drama. If you would like to improve on the lessons that you’re already taking, this is the place to do it! In between Camp activities, we will have lessons available to sign up for.
Dates: August 6-12 (Extended)
REGISTER FOR FAMILY WEEKS
Sharing God’s Love
You will be reaching out and serving others by working light construction, painting, landscaping, and other hand-on projects on the homes of those in need throughout the community. In years past we have built handicap ramps, painted houses, fixed roofs, and so much more. This event touches many lives and they can see the love of Christ through the work we do.
- Session 1 – June 25-30
- Session 2 – July 2-7
We would love to have you here! This special week is a highlight for many! If you have been before, look forward to the incredible fellowship and fun that you remember. If you’ve never been, come! Come for a day or for the whole retreat and experience a faith-filled and fun time at Pioneer.
Date: August 28-31
About the Campership Program
Pioneer has a campership program that allows campers in need of financial assistance to come to summer camp at a reduced rate—and this is only possible through the generosity of loving donors and heartfelt supporters.
Camperships will be awarded as long as funding is available. A minimum deposit of $50 is required. Awards will be applied to your account when your registration is processed and will be noted on the registration confirmation that you receive. In order to serve as many campers and families as possible, we can only extend one campership per child. Camperships might be likely to be limited as summer approaches, so please inquire as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you’d like to help further support camperships or if you’re interested in applying for one, please contact:
Rev. Alex Knowles, Executive Director
Please download the needed forms from the list below:
- Mountain Biking Release Form (PDF – 55kB)
- Paintball Release Form (PDF – 51kB)
- Low Ropes Release Form (PDF – 151kB)
- High Ropes Release Form (PDF – 53kB)
- Publicity Info Release Form (PDF – 42kB)
- Adult Camper Health History Form (PDF )
- Child Camper Health History Form (PDF – 128kB)
- Camper Information Request (PDF – 67kB)
- Youth/ Teen Over the Counter Medication Approval Form (PDF -14kB)
- Pioneer Summer Standards (PDF – 134kB)
- 2017 Summer Camps Brochure