Spring break

Day Camp

 
 
 
Cedar Lake Ministries now offers Spring Day Camp for ages 6 through 12! Experience all that camp has to offer in a caring, safe environment. See details below and register early for additional savings!
 
 
 
Only $125 a Week
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
 
 

April 5th-9th 2021

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Activities

• Climbing Wall
• Black Hole Slide
• Team Building
• Great Food
• Kandy Kabin
• Laser Combat
• Bible Study
• Kayaking
• Group Games
• Archery
• Crafts
• Carpet Ball
• Tomahawks
• Worship
• 9-Square
• Swimming
• Gorilla Ball
• Human Foosball
• And Much More!
 
 

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 Day Schedule

Schedule subject to change. Please note that we cannot guarantee a camper will be able to partake in all activities when enrolled for a partial week of camp.
8:30 AM    – Drop-off and Welcome Party
9:00 AM    – Morning Activities
10:00 AM  – Session (worship, teaching, small groups)
11:00 AM  – Activities
12:00 PM  – Lunch
1:00 PM    – Afternoon Options
2:00 PM    – Outdoor cooking
3:00 PM    – Kandy Kabin and Rec Room
4:00 PM    – Small Groups
4:30 PM    – Field Games
5:00 PM    – Pick-up
 
 
 

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 certified physician or nurse 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.
 
Insurance
 
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.
 
Covid response
 

Cedar Lake Ministries staff continues to abide by Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track Plan along with federal, state and local health department mandates.

  • All staff is required to log their temperature prior to their work day.
  • Guests will have temperature taken at their first meal and every morning at breakfast. 
  • For those not having meals, temperatures will be taken at check in.
  • If a staff member or guest has a fever, as outlined by the CDC, it is reported to the Executive Director or Cedar Lake Ministries staff. They will be required to leave the premises and steps will be enacted to mitigate any spread or exposure.
  • Masks are required in all buildings per the current mandate by Governor Holcomb.
  • If you are outside, and socially distanced, masks are not required per the current mandate by Governor Holcomb.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks are available for staff and guests.

 

Dining

  • Per the local health department, Oaks Dining Hall is set up as smaller tables with no more than six chairs at each table. We have reduced the number of seating in the dining hall to accommodate our guests and to comply with our local health department. 
  • According to current mandates – masks are worn into the dining hall, in the food and beverage line, and while walking in the dining hall. Masks may be removed to eat and drink while sitting at your table. 
  • Food Service Staff will serve food to all guests. It is not buffet style, still all you can eat, just served cafeteria style. We are serving in this manner to limit contact points among multiple people.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing occurs regularly.
  • Hand Sanitizer is available to all guests upon entry into the dining hall, along with access to restrooms to wash hands with soap and water. 

 

Housing/Housekeeping

  • The housekeeping staff at Cedar Lake Ministries is taking the health and well-being of our guests very seriously. Here are a few things we have added to our cleaning rotation to keep you safe during your retreat.
  • A disinfectant approved by the CDC and EPA is being used to disinfect for a wide range of viruses, including Covid-19. This disinfectant is used camp-wide to clean lodging, communal bathrooms, and commonly touched surfaces before you arrive.
  • Consistently disinfecting commonly touched surfaces (door handles, door knobs, stall handles & locks, light switches etc) a minimum of three times a day in all communal restrooms and meeting spaces.
  • Housekeepers are adding disinfectant to in-house laundry, room towels and towels used for cleaning.
  • The office is now giving extra soaps and shampoo by request only.
  • Housing assignments take into consideration proper social distancing.
We encourage all to be in prayer for those outside of our community who have been affected. If you have further questions, please direct those to info@cedarlakeministries.org or call (219) 374-5941.
 
 
 

What to Bring to Day Camp

 
Clothing
 
  • Shoes – tennis shoes and water/beach shoes
  • Casual, Modest Spring Clothing ( pants, sweatshirt, t-shirts, hat, etc.) – campers are encouraged to leave their favorite clothes at home
 
Other
 
  • Bible 
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack or Bag for personal items
  • Water Bottle
  • 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 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 avoid damage to valuable items and to limit distractions while focusing on the purpose your retreat, 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. Kandy Kabin Gift Cards can be purchased in advance.
  • 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 deemed harmful.
  • Cell Phones – Cedar Lake Ministries holds a “no cell phone” policy for campers to allow them to “unplug” from normal distractions, to safeguard valuable items, and to alleviate homesickness challenges. 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 should not bring to camp. It provides a list of the obvious items to avoid when packing. Cedar Lake Ministries reserves the right to confiscate any inappropriate items, in addition to those listed above, to be returned to the parent when the child is picked up from camp.
 
 
 

Arrival & Departure

 
Drop-Off
 
Day Camp standard check-in time is each weekday morning at 8:30 AM, Central Time (or between 8:00 and 8:30 AM if registered for early drop-off). Please allow extra time on your first day of camp to make final payment (if necessary), for a brief health screening, and to meet your camper’s Camp Counselor.
 
Pick-Up
 
Each camp day ends at 5:00 PM with pick-up between 5:00 and 5:30. Promptly pick up your child from 5:00 to 5:30 PM each evening (or between 5:30 and 6:00 PM if registered for late pick-up). Please remain in your vehicle. You will be directed to line up for our convenient, “drive-through”, pick-up system. If someone other than yourself will be picking up your child, notify us at drop-off. Unless otherwise notified, your child will only be released to the person(s) whom you identify. If you need to pick up your camper early, let us know in advance. We will have your camper ready for pick-up at the office at the time you requested.
 
Closing Session
 
The camp week ends with a short closing session starting at 5:00 PM on Friday after which the campers will be dismissed. Parents are encouraged to attend and enjoy photos, music and memories from the week! If you are not able to attend the closing session, you will pick up your child in the “drive-through” between between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.
 
 
 

Refund Policy:

Summer Camp (Day & Overnight), Winter Camp (Overnight & Day) Ladies Retreat, Man Camp:

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.