Summer games are coming to James River Youth Camps for 2021!!!! The fun will include new games and camp classics like… Ultimate Everything, Noodle Lacrosse, Mud Mountain, and The Hunt. Not only that, but awesome after parties will be happening every night! Most importantly, students will experience God in life changing ways through powerful chapel services and awesome worship moments.

Spots are filling up fast, so sign up today!!

Participants will register for the grade completed in Spring 2021.

New camp format for 2021: Sunday – Thursday!

CAMP 1 June 27-July 1 (6th-7th Grade)

CAMP 2 July 5-9 (8th-12th Grade)

CAMP 3 July 11-15 (6th-7th Grade)

CAMP 4 July 18-22 (8th-12th Grade)

CAMP 5 July 25-29 (7th-10th Grade)

*Check-in will be 4:00pm

Camp Devotionals

Join us for a 21-Day Camp Devotional throughout our camp season! This devotional is a study through the gospel of John focusing on the character of Jesus! Our prayer is that through this study-devotional you would draw closer to God then ever before.

Team Leaders

Our trained and approved leaders are committed to encouraging and serving the students. The leaders will help make this experience the best week of the students' summer!

Youth students have competitions at summer camp


Our evening services are designed to lead students into the presence of God through energetic worship, powerful messages and a focused time of prayer.

Youth worship Jesus as summer camp by James River Church

Camp Teams

Every student will be placed on a team where they will come together to compete in various team competitions and challenges all week long. Teams also join together for separate guys and girls mini-groups to discuss what God is speaking to them, encourage one another, and pray together. Teams help students create life-long friendships as they grow in their relationship with the Lord.

Girls celebrate their victory in the team competitions at summer camp

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prices for camp?

Early Bird Registration: $185 (Available through June 13)

Regular Registration: $215 (After June 13)

How many students and leaders are on a team?

Students are placed on a team of approximately 20-25 students. Each team will have 2-4 trained and approved volunteer leaders.

How are leaders selected?

Every camp leader and volunteer has completed a comprehensive process that includes:
- Completed and approved volunteer application
- Criminal background check
- Mandatory Youth Camp orientation

What is the food like?

A professional and caring food team prepares three delicious, healthy size meals every day. We also feature a “Snack Shack” where students are able to purchase items such as candy, chips, sno-cones, soft drinks, etc.

What is there to do at summer camp?

In addition to the team competitions and the evening services, James River Youth summer camp gives students an opportunity to hangout with friends in a safe environment. The camp ground features:
- Outdoor pavilion that includes multiple basketball courts
- Full size lake: Equipped with canoes, paddle boards, life vests and fishing areas
- Swimming Pool
- Beautiful property with trails, seating areas, and a frisbee golf course
- Mud Mountain! *During team competitions, students will experience running through our mud mountain obstacle as they race to bring their team to victory!

Will there be swimming?

We have a beautiful lake and a pool with plenty of water activities throughout the week. Before students are allowed to swim, they must pass a swimming test and will receive a wristband to identify their completion of the test. There is a trained life-guard posted at each station during all swimming activities. *All swimmers at the lake are required to wear a life jacket.

What do I need to pack?

Things to Bring
-Sleeping bag or bedding for a twin size bed
-Personal hygiene items
-Clothing for day activities, mud/water games, evening services
-Camera (optional)
-Spending money for Snack Shack/Resources (optional)

Things to Leave
-Cell phone or other personal electronics
(i.e. MP3 players, iPods, tablets, hand-held video games, etc.)
-Inappropriate clothing (see Camp Dress Code below)
-Firearms, knives, fireworks or explosives
Water guns or water balloons

Camp Dress Code: “Modesty”
-All dress will be modest and appropriate during camp
-Shirts: No spaghetti straps or shirts that show the stomach
-Shorts/Pants: at least mid-thigh length, no sophies; no yoga or stretch pants/leggings without proper cover-up
-Clothing for services (shorts are allowed)
-Swimwear: Modest swimwear w/ appropriate covering to & from swim areas (one piece/tankini for girls, trunk/board shorts for boys)
-Shoes: shoes must be worn at all times; it is suggested to bring a couple of pairs of shoes - old tennis shoes that can get muddy and ruined, plus an additional pair of shoes for normal activities. Sandals and/or flip flops are acceptable for non-activity times
-No clothing with questionable content
-Camp Director and leadership team will be the final authority on the dress code

When/Where will I drop off and pick up my child?

Check-In will be at 4pm in the James River Church SOUTH CAMPUS MAIN ATRIUM (Door 1 Entrance) on the first day of each camp.

Campers will return at approximately 4pm at the James River Church SOUTH CAMPUS MAIN BUILDING

Where can I find the Medical Provider Permission form?

You can download the Medical Provider Authorization form here. A physician’s signature is required for authorization for over-the-counter medications to be administered from camp supply.

How can I turn in the Medical Provider Permission form?

Once you have downloaded and completed the Medical Provider Permission form, you can upload that document here.

Are scholarships available?

Our desire is to see every student experience Youth Camp this summer! In light of that, we are offering scholarship applications to students who need financial assistance. You can apply for a Youth Camp scholarship by clicking here.

What are you doing in response to COVID-19?

We are committed to having a safe and healthy camp by complying with and monitoring closely our local health authorities' guidelines. You can access our plan HERE.

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