April 2, 2020 to April 4, 2020
Holy Cross Family Camp is a special time where adults and children can enjoy the outdoors, be challenged and encouraged in their faith, build lasting memories, and make new friends. Our church’s first ever Family Camp is a cornerstone event for 2020 and open to the whole church, young and old.
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April 2 - April 4 (Thur - Sat) *Our first main gathering will be on Friday morning, April 3rd. An optional arrival on Thursday afternoon is open to families who are able to come a day early to enjoy an informal time of fellowship together. If you do plan to arrive on Thursday, please let us know during registration so we can expect your arrival.
UCYC Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Prescott, AZ. Located about 200 miles from Holy Cross, this beautiful campground is just a little over a 3 hour drive.
WHAT WILL WE DO AT FAMILY CAMP?
We will grow. We will worship. We will play.
Our time together will consist of 3 main conference gatherings with worship and a Christ-centered message for adults. The rest of our time will be filled enjoying many of the camps amenities including a rock wall, zip line, screamer swing, archery, and field games.
We are excited to bring in a trusted friend and pastor from Phoenix, Arizona, Rick Thiemke to be our camp speaker. (Read more below)
check out a brief promo video from UCYC
WHO CAN ATTEND?
All are welcome. You may be thinking, “This is a family camp and I don’t have a family.” Not true—we are a church family.
We hope even if you are not married or don’t have children that you will join us for a good time of learning, fun, and rich fellowship as a church family.
There are several different accommodations at the camp. Some dorm-style buildings that can sleep several people, some small cabin-style that can sleep one family. Most of our participants will sleep in gender-specific cabins with a parent. No child will sleep in a building unaccompanied by a parent. Where needed, a cabin may be provided for individual families.
If you would prefer to request a cabin just for your individual family, you can do that when you register. We will follow up with you and do our best to accommodate your request.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Our specific schedule of events is pending. We will post the schedule on our family camp webpage as soon as it is finalized.
We are so committed to this camp and believe it will be a valuable time for our families and our church that we are assuming roughly 50% of the cost to attend in order to keep the registration cost down. We desire to make it affordable for our families, yet understand that a reasonable sacrifice is valuable for participants.
Camp registration is $80 per person. This includes adults and children 4 years and older. Children under 4 are free.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN COST?
- 2 nights lodging
- 5 meals (Thursday dinner; Friday breakfast-lunch-dinner; Saturday breakfast)
- All activities
- T-shirt per registration
We truly want everyone to attend and want to help remove financial barriers as we are able. We have available partial or full need-based scholarships. >>Click here to apply for a scholarship.
In addition, we want to make available the opportunity for some to donate to our scholarship fund. If you feel led to help a family attend the Family Camp, follow the prompt on our registration page to make a tax-deductible scholarship donation.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE & SCHEDULE
- Feb. 9 - Registration open
- Feb. 9 - 23 - Discount - Receive a $10 discount per person. ($70/person)
- Feb. 24 - March 22 - $80/person
- March 22 - Final day to register
OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Pastor Rick Thiemke
After coming to faith as a teenager and influencing his family to follow Christ, Rick felt compelled to dedicate his life to communicating the message of God’s love expressed through Jesus.
For the past 20+ years, Pastor Rick has served as a staff pastor in churches large and small. In May of 2011, Rick assumed the role of Lead Pastor at Via Church in Mesa, Arizona. This well established church exists to reflect the hope of Christ so others can do the same. They are passionate about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in Mesa, Greater Phoenix, and the world. Via Church places high value on being: Bible-based, Authentic, Sent, Intergenerational and Compassionate.
Rick has a heart for God’s mission locally and globally. Over the course of his time in ministry, he has had the privilege of leading teams and ministering around the world: Costa Rica, Russia/Siberia, Ukraine, Romania, Philippines, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Nicaragua, Malaysia, South Africa, Cuba, India, Albania, Austria, Canada, and many U.S. destinations.
Rick and his wife Susan live in Mesa, Arizona and have two adult children, Brittany and Kyle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there medical professionals or first-aid provided at the camp?
The camp does not provide medical care. However, Holy Cross will supply basic first-aid resources for minor cuts, bug bites and stings, and over-the-counter pain relievers.
Can I bring my dog or cat?
Pets are not permitted on the campground
Are linens and bedding provided?
No. Campers will bring sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and towels. (see packing list)
Are toiletries provided?
No. Campers will bring their own toiletries. However: hand soap, toilet paper, and paper towels are provided in the cabins. (see packing list)
Can I bring a pack-n-play for my baby?
Can I bring my own tent or mobile camper?
Personal tents or mobile campers are not permitted.
What is the food like? Can they accommodate food allergies/sensitivities?
The menu rotates week by week. You can see a sample menu, here. It is family-style seating and buffet-style service. There is an alternative "allergy" line if necessary. The camp cafeteria is a nut-free kitchen, but can provide individually sealed single servings of peanut butter. Gluten and dairy free are options, as well as vegan and vegetarian. Individual requests can be made at registration.