Teen Camp

Teen Camp is designed for campers entering 7th through 12th grades. During this week of camp, campers will have the opportunity to challenge themselves – both in physical camp activities as well as in their faith. Some of the activities for this age group include: the climbing tower, zipline, the giant swing, classic archery, disc golf, night games, and so much more!
Dates & Rates
July 9-14                   $375
*$25 off if you register by April 1st, 2023!
Theme & Speaker


Zip Line
Climbing Wall
Giant Swing
Low Ropes 
Disc Golf
Kayaks & Canoes
Human Foosball
Rec Room
Kandy Kabin
All Camp Games
Cook Out & Camp Out


Cabin Information

Campers will stay with their counselors and bunk mates in an air conditioned cabin with bathrooms close by. There are typically 8-10 campers to one counselor in a cabin group. You may make up to 3 cabin mate requests for this session.

Financial Assistance

Through the generosity of thoughtful and caring donors, we are thankful to provide the camp experience to those that otherwise would not be able to attend. If you are in need of financial assistance, you may apply for a scholarship.

Typical Summer Camp Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. 
7:30 AM    – Rise and Shine
8:00 AM    – Breakfast
9:00 AM    – Morning Session
10:30 AM  – Activities
12:00 PM  – Lunch
1:00 PM    – Time Alone with God (TAG)
1:30 PM    – Swimming
3:30 PM    – Kandy Kabin & Rec Room
4:30 PM    – Clean Up
5:00 PM    – Dinner
6:00 PM    – Evening Session
7:30 PM    – Kandy Kabin & Rec Room
8:30 PM    – Night Game
10:30 PM  – Cabin Devotions
11:00 PM  – Lights Out

What to Bring to Summer Camp

  • Shoes – tennis shoes, water shoes and/or strap sandals
  • Modest Swimsuit (one piece or tankini for girls)
  • Modest Pajamas
  • Casual, Modest Summer Clothes – campers are encouraged to leave their favorites clothes at home
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket for cooler nights
  • Bible – we would be happy to give you one if you do not have one
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Towels – Both bath and beach
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellent
  • Water Bottle
  • Laundry Bag
  • Sleeping Bag or Bedding for a Twin Bed, Pillow and Pillowcase
  • Flashlight
  • Regular or Emergency use Prescription Medications (e.g. inhalers, EpiPen®, solid or liquid meds)*
*Prescription Medications and aids (such as an inhaler, EpiPen, etc.) should be brought in the original container with current prescription label attached. Medication will be checked in upon arrival and will be dispensed by the Camp Nurse as prescribed. If a camper is taking the medication against the methods prescribed on the label, a signed note from the camper’s physician will be required. The Camp Nurse will be available to dispense over-the-counter medications provided by the camp as necessary (such as pain medicine, bandages, etc.).

What NOT to Bring to Summer Camp 

To avoid damage to valuable items and to help limit distractions while focusing on the purpose of your time here, Cedar Lake Ministries asks that campers leave the following items at home.
  • iPods/iPads, laptops, video games, portable DVD players or similar electronics.
  • Valuable items or additional cash should be left at home to avoid loss or damage in the midst of the high-energy activities common at camp.
  • Clothing or items with questionable, suggestive or misleading slogans, logos, etc. Clothing must cover midriff and undergarments.
  • Non-prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, weapons (knives, guns, tasers, lighters) or other items that may cause harm.
  • Cell Phones – Cedar Lake Ministries holds a “no cell phone” policy for campers to allow them to “unplug” from normal distractions, and to safeguard valuable items. Furthermore, parents are asked not to call unless there is an emergency.
Please be aware that this is not a comprehensive list of what your camper shouldn’t bring to camp but is a list of some of the items to avoid bringing to camp. Also, Cedar Lake Ministries reserves the right to confiscate any inappropriate items which will be returned to the parent when the child is picked up from camp.

Health & Safety

Cedar Lake Ministries is committed to providing a healthy, positive, and Christian environment for campers and our staff. Through education and intentionality, we believe we can create a safe camp experience for everyone. The sections below represent a summary of initiatives Cedar Lake Ministries takes to help protect campers, staff and families.
Health Service
While sickness and injury are rare, they may occur; therefore, Cedar Lake Ministries recruits a Health Officer to provide 24-hour care during summer and winter camps. We understand that campers may require medical care for a variety of reasons while at camp. We ask families to provide all pertinent medical and behavioral health information on the camper registration form. Medication and health history is kept confidential. Upon arrival, campers with medical requirements must check-in with the medical personnel, as part of our registration process, to ensure proper storage and distribution of medications during their time on the grounds.
Advanced medical care is provided by Franciscan St. Anthony Health, a full-service medical center located approximately 17 minutes northeast of Cedar Lake Ministries. Emergency EMS transportation is less than two minutes away, if needed.
Food Service
The dining hall is managed by a full-time, year round certified Food Service Director. A professional-grade cooking facility, the dining hall is inspected by county health officials regularly as required by the state of Indiana. All food is purchased by our Food Service Director through reputable, insured vendors. We are accommodating to campers with dietary restrictions or food allergies. To prepare and facilitate care for your child, include any allergies and restrictions when completing the registration form. Our Program Director, Food Service Director or Camp Nurse may contact you prior to camp, if necessary, to ensure proper care will be provided.
To keep our camp tuition to a minimum, we do not provide camper insurance. Expenses incurred when a camper is treated by an outside medical provider are the responsibility of the parent or guardian and/or their personal insurance. The camp’s policy regarding medical coverage parallels those medical policies set forth by most elementary and secondary schools. By attending, campers and their guardian’s consent to this policy.
Activity and Environment
Security and safety procedures are an integral part of our 24-hour daily operation. Activities at camp are scheduled and closely supervised. Rules are communicated and campers receive instruction before engaging in activities. Good supervisory control is stressed and maintained throughout the day. All equipment, activity areas, and facilities are well maintained by a full-time maintenance department and checked regularly for potential hazards. Camper interaction is closely monitored to ensure a bully-free environment.
Camp activities involve the waterfront, which is the most high-risk area on the grounds; therefore, swimming is only allowed in the swimming area during daylight hours when a certificated lifeguard is present. Proper consideration is made regarding lifeguard to camper ratio depending on age and skill of the swimmers. Due to the shallow nature of Cedar Lake, the swimming area has a maximum depth of four feet and campers are not allowed on the dock to prevent diving into shallow waters. A properly fitted and secured flotation device must be worn at all times when a camper engages in boating, canoeing or kayaking. Water equipment can only be used in designated area, in compliance with state laws, and when a lifeguard is present.
Staffing and Training
As a parent, you are rightfully concerned about who influences your child. We believe it is imperative that staff members are properly screened and possess the training, abilities, and passion required to mentor and care for your camper. Cedar Lake Ministries employs a Program Director and Summer Staff Program Assistants who manage all summer staff. 
Summer staff, including program assistants, counselors and support staff, typically consist of college-age students. Hiring practices include an application process, references, interviews and criminal and sexual offender background checks.
Summer staff receive 40-80 hours of intensive job specific training. This includes proper use and safety procedures for activities and equipment as well as emergency action procedures in response to fire, inclement weather, suspicious persons, etc. Additional instruction is provided to adaptation based on the age-group of the present campers. Further training includes Child Protection Policies regarding modesty, reporting, appropriate behavior and touch and securing a bully-free environment.

Arrival & Departure

Check-in time for overnight camp is Sunday from 4:00-5:00 PM.
The camp week ends Friday at 10:30 AM after a 30-minute closing session that begins at 10:00 AM. Parents are encouraged to attend and enjoy the final session with their campers.

Refund Policy:

All registrations must be paid in full 14 days prior to the event. 

A $50.00 Non-Refundable deposit is due per registration. Any cancellations will forfeit the deposit.

Cancelling a registration(s) within 45 days of an event, you are obligated to 60% of your event fee.

Cancelling a registration(s) within 14 days of an event, you are obligated to the full event fee.

In the event that Cedar Lake Ministries is not permitted to host an event due to legal reasons or restrictions imposed through Executive Order, Local Health Department Order, or any similar legal restriction or circumstance of similar effect, Cedar Lake Ministries will retain the deposit. The deposit may be transferred toward ANY future Cedar Lake Ministries Program event or guest. Additional fees paid may be requested as a refund. In all other circumstances, Cedar Lake Ministries’ cancellation policy outlined above will apply.