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Camp is located on the campus of Anderson University in Anderson, SC. See andersonuniversity.edu for more info!

Why do we do Crossroads? Every summer, we take middle school students and leaders to summer camp for a distraction-free, Jesus-centered week with their friends. Our next trip to Crossroads is set for July 8-12, 2019.

  • Activities with friends: Basketball, Jam Lounge, Improv, Talent Show, EPIC WORLD DOMINATION, Obstacle Course, Lake Day, Color War and more!
  • Exciting Worship Services, Student Life Breakout Sessions, Small Groups, and Biblical Messages!

Total cost is $390 and it includes activities, room and board (four nights lodging and 11 meals), camp materials, transportation, and camp t-Shirt.

Deposit ($100) due upon registration (will receive deposits as long as space is available)

April 15 – Registration Closes (NEW!)

This year, registration closes on April 15, because we must submit our final numbers to camp on April 15. LifePark becomes financially responsible on this date. Final Balances are not due until May 24, but deposits and registrations are due April 15.

May 24 – Balance Due

You will be staying in college dormitories. Most rooms are double occupancy and have two beds, two desks, two chairs, and two dressers. (There are a few one and three person rooms on campus that we use.) Bathrooms vary based on each dorm. (Some rooms have private baths, some share with the room next to it, and some have hallway baths shared by all.) You will need to bring your own linens to fit a twin size bed. Students will be able to request a roommate(s) at the Parent & Student Meeting two weeks before the trip.

We’re thrilled they want to go! If you will let us know in advance by marking their allergies on their registration form, we will do our very best to meet those needs. The dining facility is great to work with accommodating many requests. Nearly all of their recipes are free from peanut/tree nut allergies in that they use fresh ingredients (including things like vegetables, potatoes, hamburger patties, pizza/pizza dough, cheese, and deli meat). The soft serve ice cream is also tree/peanut free. Students will peanut allergies are recommended to simply stay away from the cookies and other baked desserts.

Please indicate any medications your student needs on the registration website when you register your student. We allow students to administer their own medications. However, a staff member will be available to administer the medications if you prefer. Please note that students may only bring enough medications for the duration of the trip.

We bring a fantastic group of leaders (Staff, volunteers, and small group leaders) from FirstWave each year. We treat the safety and security of students with our upmost concern. All leaders are background checked, interviewed, trained, and have ongoing relationships FirstWave staff.

  • Linens, towels, pillows, blankets
  • Water bottle you can refill and carry with you
  • Closed toe, closed heel shoes (for outdoor activities)
  • Bible, notepad, and pen
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush and shampoo
  • Spending money for snacks, camp store, and missions offering (optional)
  • Summer clothing (see dress code below) and sun protection
  • Money ($$$$) for lunches on travel days (Monday & Friday) – approximately $20)
  • Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, or any kind of weapon
  • We recommend no iPods, iPads, gaming devices, roller blades or skateboards. If students do bring cell phones or iPads please be aware that we will collect these devices before we get off the bus at camp and we will return them once we board the buses to go home. During our church group time on Wednesday night, students will receive their phones for a couple hours and can call parents.

Items that may be used for pranks such as water balloons, water guns, shaving cream, silly string, etc. Pranks are not allowed at camp. Students will be charged for any damages or issues related to clean up.

Make sure your student does NOT pack anything that:

  • Advertises alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs.
  • Explicitly or implicitly promotes racism, sexism, or hatred of any group or person.
  • Explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual actions or situations.
  • Has spaghetti/small straps or open back, except for sleepwear.
  • Is excessively short or tight fitting.
  • Has writing or lettering on the backside (you get the picture).

While at camp, we ask that students:

  • Wear modest shorts (when hands are extended to the back or the front, finger tips must touch fabric). Sleeveless shirts are now allowed during day-time activities.
  • Wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes while participating in athletic activities.
  • Wear modest, one-piece bathing suits or two-piece suits covered with a dark colored t-shirt, if participating in water activities.
  • Wear modest shorts, pants, jeans, or dresses for worship. Dresses with spaghetti or small straps, open backs, and excessively short lengths are unacceptable.

The aim with these guidelines is that we do not want clothes to become a distraction for guys or girls. Thank you for partnering with FirstWave in this.

Want to experience what your student will be learning? Crossroads Summer Camp live stream every service, so be sure to join the FirstWave Student Ministry Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or subscribe to the middle school ministry emails to find the links as they are posted each day. Also, you can follow Clayton King Ministries in addition to FirstWave’s social media to see more snapshots of each day at camp.

To ensure all students experience a safe, fun, and spiritually uplifting trip, FirstWave has a three strike policy for discipline. The first response will be a warning, the second will be a parent phone call, and the third consequence is that parents may be asked to pick up the student immediately. However, a phone call or a parent pick up may be used depending on the circumstances.

Crossroads Summer Camp will collect a love offering on Thursday morning. 100% of the donations goes to missions to help support missionaries in countries around the country and the world. The funds collected will go to support to advance the gospel and alleviate suffering in places like Guatemala, Thailand, and Los Angeles. Over the last 21 years, students at Crossroads Summer Camps have given more than one million dollars to outreach efforts across the globe, and every dollar given matters.

We will be having a mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, June 23rd in The Pier (Upstairs)

3:30-4:00 p.m. – Come early to turn in any remaining forms/payments.

4:00-5:00 p.m. – Parents & students meet to go over details of the trip, answer questions, and pray.

FIRSTWAVE MINISTRY TEAM

McLeod
McLEOD BEST
Lead Middle School Minister
843.654.7600 ext. 23
meara
TOM MEARA
Student Ministry Director
843.654.7600, ext. 12
smith
HILLARY SMITH
High School Minister
843.654.7600 ext. 36
lindsey
LINDSEY ZITO
Middle School Minister
843.654.7600 ext. 33
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