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Junior High Wilderness

FULL Junior High Wilderness: Grades 7 - 9

Registration begins on February 1.  After that date, register by clicking on any "Register Now" button. 

Dates: June 23 - 28, 2024
Dean: Andy Clark 
Location and Description: Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sandy dunes! Beaches! Shipwreck! Lighthouse! Deserted Island! (Well, not exactly deserted. But it is not inhabited full-time). Is the Jr High Wilderness Week headed to the ocean? No, to the upper reaches of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! We'll spend two nights on South Manitou Island and have more time on the mainland. Join us as we discover how we are DEFINED by God in His image! Limit 12 students

Details for Campers & Parents: TBA closer to time

2023's Packing List for JH Wilderness Trip:
Be sure to bring:
- Bible and pen
- Sleeping bag (or camping hammock if that’s your thing)
- Pillow (small travel pillows are more convenient for packing if you have one)
- Sunscreen
- Flashlight (headlamps come in handy)
- Toiletries: we will have shower accessibility
- A towel or two
- A water bottle or two
- Swimsuit (one-piece bathing suit, in compliance with camp rules)
- Clothes (At least one set of cold weather clothes such as jeans and a hooded sweatshirt is advisable.  Also advisable is a lightweight rain jacket or poncho).
- Medications (the camp provides a first aid kit, but be sure to make the camp aware of any medications your child will be bringing)
- Shoes for hiking
- Dirty clothes bag
*Closed-toe sandals will be a huge help when we’re in the water
*Shoes and a set of clothes you anticipate throwing away or remaining dirt-stained forever and not exaggerating. When we cave, everything we wear will turn orange.  It will not come out. 
You May Bring:
- Camera
- Sunglasses
- Your own snacks
- Insect repellent
- Money (the camp provides for all meals and necessary costs through camper fees, but students may wish to purchase snacks, souvenirs, or other incidental items)
- Reading material
- You might want to bring a day pack or a smaller, comfortable bag to carry items while on the day hike or to hold loose items while traveling in the van.

Do NOT bring: (these are camp rules applicable to all weeks)
- Cell phones
- Ipods or headphones of any sort