The reasoning with some of the changes: Safety is the largest issue. Decades, even 5 years ago, finding a trusted volunteer was a very simple process. However, with our cultural and societal changes, this process has caused us to take a serious pause in making sure we are doing the best we can to provide training for our staff, while screening for the best possible staff for the safety and spiritual edification of your camper. This requires time and when we do not have a solid idea how many campers are attending our camps that are in different states, well that is not healthy and not doing due diligence. Aside from increasing our training and securing of staff, we also have demands placed upon us from the various campus that we rent that have time sensitive deadlines. Our goal is to point campers to Jesus in the best environment for the best price possible. Please pray for us as we continually strive to honor Christ, our staff, you the parent/guardian and your camper with constant improvements to this ministry.
2023-2024 CAMP DISCOUNT CHANGES: CLARIFICATION from our recent January 2023 Newsletter.
2023- camps will see a slight inflationary cost increase. For 2023, to honor those who have done BOTH the curriculum and verses, the cost is $250 for camp. Those who have not completed both curriculum and verses, the cost is $300. (This is mainly due to cost of food, fuel and other supplies.) Register for camp here
However, for 2024 Summer camp discounts will be simplified to REQUIRING a camper to JUST do their age appropriate Bible Memory verses. Either you do all the verses and get the discount or you do not get the discount if you DON'T do all the verse for that year. Bible Memory’s monthly or weekly curriculum are NOT required, but are available to assist you with memorization or even as an alternate curriculum for your children’s ministry’s and Sunday School programs. (*Other Bible Memorization programs will not qualify towards our camp discount.)
The Board felt that we could still encourage potential campers with their Biblical memorization of verses, yet simplify camp attendance requirements. However, we recognized the difficulty of both verses and curriculum mandates previously presented to some families, thus we’ve returned to just doing the Bible Memory Verse memorization for a camp discount. Since tiered pricing was not used, we simplified it for you: either do the verses to obtain a discount, no verse equals no discount.
When comparing other area camps, we are still below their cost as much as $200.00!!! That said, we are constantly working on ways to keep camp costs down and stay as inexpensive as possible for your camper to have a fun and faith-filled camp experience. (*The recent camp cost increase was just to cover the inflationary cost of all that goes into making our camps top-notch. Pray that we have the wisdom to keep cost down and not impede a child/youth from coming to experience Christ at our camps. We are currently looking at a system for scholarships for those in need in 2023-2024 camps and we hope in the near future to up the discount for those who do all the verses.)
Please verify your camper's completed verse work with your church sponsor. As they will have to record the camper's progress on a BMM Sponsor “Score” Sheet and then send it to us just like we have done in the past. Our hope is to have an electronic means via internet for you to accomplish verse tabulation in the future. Thank you for helping your child dive into a greater relationship with Christ through the written WORD. Please call the Bible Memory office (574-533-5388) if you have further questions.
Finally, churches, church sponsors and parents, if at all possible a minimum of two weeks before camp starts, please pay in full for your camper(s). Preferably in the form of a check and sent to the office. Sending a check will ultimately saves both you and the ministry financially, due to NO online payment fees. THANK YOU!!!
In Christ’s Love,
Camp Dates and Pricing
BMM Order Form
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BMM Sponsor Score Sheet
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CHURCH PAYMENT FORM
To view & print click on the link below. Please List each camper, grade and camp code separately with the amount the church is paying for each camper. Thank you!