Summer Camp 2023

Earlybird Deadline ends April 22nd.  Save up to $40 per camper on full weeks.

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packing List for Camp

Camper Path 

Faculty Volunteers Path

NOTE:  The Covid-19 Arrival Policy has been rescinded as of April 12th, 2022.  The HMCA Board of Directors will continue to follow CDC and Cabell Co. recommendations, and if things change reserve the right to reinstate this policy if the situation changes.   For now, there is not any required testing or documents before campers arrive other than their registration and payment.

Camp SessionGrade in the Fall2023 DatesDeans *Earlybird Cost 23
First Chance 11st – 2ndJune 4-6Peyton Lewallen95
Elementary 13rd to 5thJune 4-9Joel Copley & Cara Gregg190
Day Camp 1PreK – 1stJune 10Mandy Langstaff35
High School 19th – 12th June 11-16Tracy Tooley & Josh Tinkler190
Paintball Camp7th to 12th June 11-14Cody Caudill190
Middle School 16th – 8thJune 18-23Philip Mullins & Luke Martin190
Day Camp 2PreK – 1stJune 24Kandi Holbrook35
High School 29th – 12th June 25-30Justin Butler & Jacob Shockey190
Rental WeekOPENJuly 2-7N/A 
A Special Day of Camp8+July 8TBA $0
Camp Ignited (Acapella)2nd to 12th July 9-14Jaime Riley & Shaun McCray190
Middle School 26th – 8thJuly 16-21Lyle Parker & Kevin Neal190
First Chance 21st – 2ndJuly 23-25Melissa Tinkler95
Elementary 23rd – 5thJuly 23-28Brian Glasser & Brian Ladd190

*Early Bird Prices if registered by April 22nd

** Item #3 below shows how you can save up to $40 / camper off if you sign up early!  Save $10-$40 a camper when you sign up by April 22nd

Top 10 Things you need to Know about Camp:

  1. The Cost for your week of camp includes the camp program, 14 hot meals, lodging, 8×10 picture, & camp T-shirt. Extra money is needed to pay for canteen debit accounts (cash will not be accepted at canteen) during Sunday Registration and for daily missions offering or camp store purchases. Unused canteen credits are added to the missions offering for the week.
  2. **Early Bird Discounts: Pre-register between Feb. 1st – April 22nd, Pay $40 deposit, Save $40 off parent balance!   Save $20 between April 23-May 31st.  Full Rate starts June 1st.
  3. Pre-register/Early Bird Express Line: Campers who register by April 22nd, our early deadline, help us plan and we want to reward you for signing up early. Campers who register by April 22nd  will be rewarded by saving the most money,  being first in line on Sunday, receiving 1st choice of bunks, and be guaranteed the correct T-shirt size. Our max campers per week is 100, to allow beds for faculty, so register early!
  4. Sunday Registration runs from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m for overnight camps (Day Camps on Saturdays 9:30 – 10:00 am check in and camp runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.). Sunday Pre-registered campers will be registered first starting with our Early Birds, then April 23-May 31st campers, and then late registrations June 1st and after. Dorms will not open before 4:00 and you must register before our staff can allow you into the dorms.
  5. Walk-On’s: Starting at 4:30 p.m. we will accept walk-on’s as there is space available. We cannot guarantee or save bunks until our pre-registered campers are registered. If camp is sold out, spaces will only be available is pre-registered campers don’t show by 5:00 p.m.
  6. Pickup times: for 5 night camps will be Friday at 12:00 noon.    First Chance Camp Tuesday 6:45-7:00 p.m.,  and for Day Camps 4:00 p.m.  Speciality camps check your email or ask the office.
  7. Mail: You may send mail to your camper, but please no phone calls or emails. Please send mail early in your child’s week to guarantee delivery before they leave.  Usually mail sent after Tuesday arrives after campers leave Friday.  
  8. Visitor Policy: HMCA encourages visitors to be the exception rather than the rule during camp. They cause major distractions to campers and most times cause more harm than good. If you must visit, for the safety of all our campers, please follow the camp visitor policy and sign in at the office. Our gate locks at 11:00 pm at night for the safety of our guests and facilities.
  9. Volunteers: If you would like to help during summer camp as a counselor, teacher, or kitchen volunteer, you MUST contact the camp before your week of camp to check on availability and need at least 4 weeks before their week of camp. All volunteers working with children will be required to allow a background check and fill out an online faculty volunteer application @ least 4 weeks before camp beginsClick here to go to the application.
  10. Any camper leaving camp needs to be signed out at the office and with the dean.  Campers 5th grade and younger parents need the matching wristband tab to pick up their child.  

Camper Packing List

  • Twin Size Bedding: Fitted Sheet to cover the mattress
    • Pillow
    • Blankets or Sleeping Bag
  • Shower Articles
    • Towels & Washrags (Towel for shower and Towel for Pool)
    • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Clothes
    • Casual clothes for 5 days (shorts, underwear, t-shirts (no tank tops or spaghetti strap shirts, socks)
    • Warm jacket or hoody for chilly nights
    • Athletic shoes & sandals for pool
    • 1 piece modest swimsuit or (ladies modest two piece tankini that covers your stomach)
  • Class Material
    • NIV Bible (OT & NT)
    • Notebook & pen
  • Miscellaneous (put name on all items with black sharpie)
    • Dirty Clothes Bag
    • Water Bottle with your name on it
    • Flashlight
    • Camera (No pictures or videos in the dorms or bathrooms!)
    • Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
    • Money for Canteen & Missions
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hammock and straps

Do Not Bring the Following Items!

*These items can cause distractions to our programs and are not permitted on the grounds. If any of the listed items are brought to camp, we will not be responsible if they are lost, stolen, or misplaced. These items will be confiscated by HMCA Staff if found and may not be returned.

  • Cell Phones: we discourage phones from being brought by kids younger than 6th grade, and wish they could not be a part of camp.  If they are brought, campers agree to follow guidelines and not allow them to be a distraction to camp.
  • Electronic music players: Ipods, CDs, MP3, etc.
  • Video Cameras
  • Video Games
  • Weapons (knives, guns, etc.)
  • Battery Operated Video Games
  • Tobacco or Alcoholic Products, vaping products
  • Roller Blades or Healy’s
  • Skateboards
  • Scooters, Hoverboards,
  • Squirt Guns, Airsoft guns,
  • Fireworks
  • 2 piece swimsuits, bikinis (midriff must be covered) – modesty is the goal

Wilderness Camps

  • Lightweight Sleeping Bag
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Bible & pen
  • Spiral Notebook
  • Insect Repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Swimsuit
  • 3 changes of clothes
  • Athletic shorts
  • Synthetic Socks
  • Light Jacket
  • 2 pair of shoes
  • Bandanna
  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera

*Camp will provide tents, backpacks, cooking utensils, one water bottle, and food.