Activities

Scheduled Activities

Events tagged “During Activity Time” will be available during scheduled activity times per the Family Camp Schedule.

$ Additional Cost
Sign–up required at the Camp Office

On your own activities

Activities tagged “On Your Own” may be enjoyed whenever during your time at camp. Create your own schedule!

Rappelling

Enjoy rappelling from ALERT’s 48′ Rappelling Tower! All necessary equipment and safety gear is provided. The minimum
age requirement is 8 years old. Loose-fitting pants/knee-length shorts only. No flip-flops, skirts (safety issue), or spandex leggings, please.

DURING ACTIVITY TIMES.
No previous sign-up is required.

Rock Wall

Pick from three different challenging routes to reach the top of the wall. All necessary equipment and safety gear is provided. The minimum age requirement is 8 years old. Loose-fitting pants/knee-length shorts only. No flip-flops, skirts (safety issue), or spandex leggings, please.

DURING ACTIVITY TIMES.
No previous sign-up is required.

✎ Archery

Sharpen your aim! Bows and arrows can teach us much about staying on target, precision, and focus. Without Christ, we will fall short and miss the mark. Hone your skill and spiritual focus at this epic camp activity. All targets and equipment provided. Sign-up at the Camp Office.

DURING ACTIVITY TIMES.
Sign-up at the Camp Office.

Canoe & Kayak

Enjoy a beautifully peaceful paddle with friends and family on Lake Loma. Open every day from sunrise to sunset. Life jackets must be worn and children must be accompanied by an adult.

ON YOUR OWN or qualify for Friday’s canoe races Monday–Thursday, 2–5 PM. 

$✎ Plane Rides

East Texas is absolutely beautiful and it’s even more breathtaking from the air! Experience a thrilling takeoff from the runway of ALERT Field for a scenic adventure that you won’t soon forget!

Waivers must be signed by parents or guardians. Weather permitting.

DURING ACTIVITY TIMES.
Sign-up at the Camp Office. Cost: $25/person.

Volleyball

Volleyball is one of the biggest highlights of Family Camp. Play in the Sports Complex throughout the week or join one of our Sand Volleyball Tournaments for some extra competition. Please respect our Dress Code.

Location: Sports Complex & Sand Courts
ON YOUR OWN or DURING SCHEDULED TOURNAMENT ROUNDS

Disc Golf

Give our exciting 18-hole Disc Golf Course a whirl! Grab a score at Hole One and let the fun begin. Discs are available for sign-out at the Camp Office, or you’re welcome to bring your own!

ON YOUR OWN

Horseshoes

Try your aim at this old-fashioned classic! Horseshoe pits and equipment are located in the campground. While you’re at it, consider joining us for the Family Camp Horseshoe Tournament!

ON YOUR OWN or join our Horseshoe Tournament.

Fishing

Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some relaxing fishing on Lake Loma! Please bring your own tackle. Catch and release only, please. While you’re at it, check out our Fishing Tournament as well!

ON YOUR OWN or join our Fishing Tournament.

$✎ Trail Rides

Enjoy a nearly hour-long trail ride on some of the most beautiful creatures on earth. All horse lovers ages 8+ are welcome to don their cowboy hats and boots for an exciting ride around campus. Boots or tennis shoes are required. Long shorts or leggings should be worn under skirts.

Sign up and fill out release forms at the Camp Office. Please arrive promptly and respect your timeslot.

$25/rider and an additional $10 for a double rider, ages 6-8. Weight limit per horse: 250lbs. Pay for your ride via cash, Venmo, PayPal, or Cash App at the barn. 

Watercolor

This is not a class, but an opportunity to gather as friends and fellow art lovers for a relaxing time of fellowship and creativity!  All skill levels welcome. Supplies will be available or you are welcome to bring your own.

Wednesday—Friday
DURING ACTIVITY TIMES
Location: Rec Room, Sports Complex

$ Ponderosa Press

Enjoy the beautifully cozy atmosphere of our Sports Complex Coffee Shop, the Ponderosa Press! You’ll love the variety of delicious snacks, drinks, and baked goods available.

Location: Sports Complex
Menu costs vary per item.

Sports Complex

As the hub for fellowship and a hangout for the entire family, our Sports Complex hosts volleyball, basketball, a nerf park, bear ball, pickleball, ping pong, foosball, nine-square, carpetball, a cozy coffee shop, and more!

Appropriate Sport Complex attire requires loose-fitting clothing. Shorts, sweatpants, and skirts must be at least knee-length. Sleeveless tops, spandex, and other fitted clothing are not permitted. Shoes must be worn at all times. 

ON YOUR OWN or DURING ACTIVITY TIMES

Pickleball

This fan favorite combines tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. We had no idea it would be so popular—give it a swing!

ON YOUR OWN or DURING ACTIVITY TIMES

Nine Square

A fancy version of the beloved classic Four Square, only its nine squares… and it’s in the air!

Location: Sports Complex
ON YOUR OWN or DURING ACTIVITY TIMES

Bear Ball

Bear Ball (Gaga Ball) is a variation of dodgeball played in an octagonal pit. The game involves dodging, striking, running, jumping, and is a whole lot of fun. Let the games begin!

Location: Sports Complex and at the Lakefront.
ON YOUR OWN or DURING ACTIVITY TIMES

Nerf Park

Duck between obstacles, dodge Nerf bullets, and defend your position in a fantastically fun, Family Camp experience. All equipment provided.

Location: Sports Complex
DURING ACTIVITY TIMES

Basketball

Get your friends together to shoot some hoops or play a full blown game!

Location: Sports Complex
ON YOUR OWN

Carpet Ball

Swoosh, and score! One of the most popular sports for kids during Family Camp.

Location: N. Sports Complex
ON YOUR OWN

Foosball

For those who like to play soccer indoors and standing still.

Location: Sports Complex
ON YOUR OWN

Ping Pong

Tennis on a table. Paddles and balls available for check out at the Camp Office.

Location: Sports Complex
ON YOUR OWN

Board Games

Enjoy time together with family and friends! Board games are available from the shelf by the seating area in the Sports Complex.

Location: Sports Complex
ON YOUR OWN

✎ Low Ropes

Our exciting, team-building low ropes confidence course is challenging and fun! How’s your coordination, communication, and teamwork? Get your family and friends together, and let’s find out!

ON YOUR OWN or DURING ACTIVITY TIMES (Sign up at the Camp Office)

Scripture Assembly

Help assemble portions of John & Romans for Gospel outreach in other countries! You will help cut, staple, and collate these Scriptures to be sent overseas. This family project is suitable for ages 10+. A parent must accompany those under 12.

Location: John & Romans Building
Sunday Afternoon and DURING ACTIVITY TIMES

Taste of Journey

Our goal with Taste of Journey is to encourage young people to pursue an intimate relationship with the Lord and meditate on His Word. We hope you can join us and get to know the Lord deeper this year at Family Camp!

Sunday—Thursday, 3:30–5:00 PM
Location: Auditorium

Bible Story Hour

Children young and old are invited to join us for Bible Story Hour, where kids are encouraged in God’s Word and entertained with engaging accounts of God’s faithfulness throughout history.

Monday—Thursday at 4:00 PM
Location: Chapel

Horsemanship Class

Horses are some of the most beautiful animals on earth. Join us to learn proper care techniques from our skilled horse masters! No previous sign-up is required.

Monday and Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Each class is scheduled to be unique. 

Camp Orchestra

Join the Family Camp Orchestra during Camp Meetings! Rehearsals and preludes begin 30 minutes before each indoor meeting. Bring your instrument and join in! Basic proficiency on your instrument is required. The ability to sight-read from the hymnal is helpful.

See the daily schedule for rehearsal times.
Location: Formal Dining Room, Field House

$✎ Blacksmithing

Choose from a variety of blacksmithing projects for your family and friends! Projects include a Cowboy Grill, Dinner Bell, Tripod for Campfires, and more!

Location: N. Sports Complex
DURING ACTIVITY TIMES. Cost varies per project. Sign up at the Camp Office.

$✎ Sewing Crafts

Enjoy sewing or would like to learn how?  Pick your favorite crafts and let your needlework shine!

Location: Chapel
DURING ACTIVITY TIMES. Cost may vary per craft. Sign-up available at the Camp Office.

Hiking Trails

Take a picnic and enjoy time exploring the campus with your friends and family in the great outdoors.

Hiking areas include the wilderness landscape of the bluffs southeast of the campground and the breathtaking trails north of Lake Loma. The lake trails will be open all week except Thursday. See the Camp Map for details and enjoy the adventure!

Biking

As a preferred method of Family Camp transportation, bring your bikes and enjoy the beautiful campus! Unfortunately, on-campus bike rentals are not available at this time.

ON YOUR OWN

Ponderosa Playground

Our campground park features swings, monkey bars, slides, and a giant sandbox. Parental supervision is required.

ON YOUR OWN

Camp Quilt

Every year a quilt is made for Family Camp with the names of each family who attended. Visit the quilt display to see the quilts from previous years and sign your family’s block!

Open 30 minutes before each indoor Camp Meeting. 

$✎ Stick Horse Craft

Want to make a pony for the Stick Horse Rodeo? Sign up for a craft slot at the Camp Office! A parent must accompany those under 12.

Saturday 3–5 PM
Monday and Tuesday, 2–5 PM
Location: Rec Room, Sports Complex

Cost $15/Horse

Lakeside Devotional

Peaceful walk in the woods followed by time in the Word.

Fishing Tournament and Breakfast

Fellowship at the Lakefront around breakfast and the Fishing Tournament! 

Moms' Tea

Enjoy fellowship with one another and encouragement in Christ!

Human Stratego

An comradarie building event for fathers and sons!

Stick Horse Rodeo

Yeehaw! Let's ride!

Young Adult Fellowship

Friends and Fellowship at the Ponderosa Press

Trail Run 5K

Rugged, all-terrain trail run.

Trade Days

Buy and sell with other Family Campers!

Lake Day

Splashing in the sun and hamburgers for dinner.

Sports Complex

The Family Camp Hangout. Coffee Shop, Games, Sports, WiFi, the works.

Ponderosa Press

Coffee and friends, the perfect blend.

Fireworks Show

Finishing a great week with a bang

Special Events

“Special Events” are group events scheduled for camp families to interact and enjoy time together!

Young Adult Fellowship

Young adults (ages 18+, married and single) are invited to join us at the Ponderosa Press for a time of fellowship and meaningful conversation. Board games and light refreshments will also be available. 

Sunday, October 9, 7–9 PM
Short Devotional at 8 PM
Location: Ponderosa Press

Moms' Tea Time

Enjoy fellowship and encouragement from other mothers while sipping your favorite teas. All moms are invited! Please leave any young children or infants with your family members at the camper. This tea is for you to enjoy fellowship with one another and encouragement in the Lord!

Monday, October 10 at 10:30 AM
Location: Chapel

Family Camp Trail Run

All ages and paces are welcome for this rugged 3.2-mile trail run! Please reference our dress code for race attire. Check-in at 8:45 AM. Please track your own time and report it at the finish line. 

Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30 AM
Location: Lakefront Trail Head

Lakeside Devotional

Join us for a devotional on the northside of the lake and enjoy a peaceful walk in God’s beautiful creation on the way there and back! (Approximately a 30 min walk each way.)

Devotional starts at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, October 12.
✎ Stick Horse Rodeo

Get your ponies ready for the exciting and kid-friendly Stick Horse Rodeo! Sign up at the Camp Office to participate in the rodeo (3+) or to help as a Wrangler (15+).

Wednesday, October 12 (Corral)
9:30 AM Check In
10:00 AM Stick Horse Rodeo

Don’t have a Stick Horse in your stall? Sign up for a craft slot at the Camp Office! Craft cost: $15. A parent must accompany those under 12.

Stick Horse Craft Times
Saturday, 3–5 PM
Monday & Tuesday, 2–5 PM
Location: Sports Complex Rec Room

Fishing Tournament and Breakfast
Enjoy a peaceful morning on Lake Loma and reel in Family Camp’s biggest fish yet! Please bring your own fishing gear. Live nightcrawler bait provided. Tournament rules are at the Camp Office.
Families are encouraged to bring their own breakfast to enjoy fellowship at the Lakefront while the Fishing Tournament is underway!
Thursday, October 13, 7:30–10:00 AM
Lakefront
Trades Day

Trades Day is a time for you to “bring your goods to market” and enjoy buying and selling your handmade and homemade specialties with other Family Campers! No sign-up is required. BYO table or rent one from the Camp Office for $5. Electricity is not available. 

Thursday, October 13, 10 AM–2 PM
Location: West of the Chapel

Vendors can begin setting up by 9 AM.
Advertise your products early on our Trades Day Facebook Group!

Father/Son Human Stratego
Fathers and sons are invited to join in a fun game of Human Stratego for some excitement, a good workout, and camaraderie with other guys!
Friday, October 14, 9–10 AM
Location: SW Corner of the Campground 
Lake Day & Hamburgers

Enjoy a sunny afternoon of lakefront games and canoe races! Hamburgers are served from 6:00–6:45 PM (available for purchase or bring your own picnic). Our epic fireworks show starts at 8:00 PM!

Canoe race categories and signup sheets are available at the Camp Office. Qualifying races are held Monday–Thursday, 2–5 PM.

Don’t forget your picnic blankets, chairs, “Get-Wet-Clothes,” and towels!*

*”Get-Wet-Clothes” are dark colors, loose-fitting t-shirts, and knee-length shorts. No towels or blankets from our Guest Lodges, please.

Friday, October 14, 3–6 PM
Location: Lakefront

Fireworks Show

Our Grand Finale Fireworks Show starts Friday, October 14 at 8:00 PM, finishing a great week with a bang!

Location: Lakefront

Natural Living Fair

Join us for natural living seminars on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2–5 PM in Classroom 126. Sessions to be announced! 

Tournaments

Enjoy friendly, Family Camp competition for all skill-levels! With the exception of the Fishing Tournament, all tournament participants must be registered for the whole week of Family Camp and require the activity wristband.

Fishing Tournament

Everyone is invited to join us for a beautiful morning of fishing and fellowship! 

Tournament rules will be posted at the Camp Office. Please bring your own gear. Live nightcrawler bait is provided. 

Families are encouraged to bring their breakfast to the Lakefront to enjoy additional fellowship as well!

Thursday, October 13, 7:30–10:00 AM
Location: Lakefront

✎ Horseshoe Tournament

Qualifying rounds will be held Thursday during activity time. The official tournament is on Friday afternoon. 

Sign-up at the Camp Office. All tournament participants must be registered for the whole week of Family Camp and require the activity wristband.

✎ Ultimate Frisbee

Gather your friends and try your teamwork, accuracy, and endurance in this competitive sport! Tournament guidelines and sign up at the Camp Office.

All tournament participants must be registered for the whole week of Family Camp and require the activity wristband.

Tournament Meeting (Chapel)
Wednesday, October 12 at 11:30 AM
All team captains and/or players without a team are required to attend.

Tournament Games (Sports Field)
Wednesday/Thursday, 8:30–10:30 PM

✎ Volleyball Tournament

Volleyball is a highlight for many of our Family Campers! All tournament participants must be registered for the whole week of Family Camp and require the activity wristband.

Competitive Bracket
Sign up as a team to compete in a double-elimination tournament. Players must be 14+ to participate and have 2 females on the team. Team Captains are required to be at the Competitive Tournament Meeting Sunday, October 9 at 6:30 PM in the Chapel. 

Non-Competitive Bracket
Sign up as an individual to compete in a double-elimination tournament. Players must be 14+ to participate. To play, team members must be at the Non-Competitive Tournament Meeting Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30 PM in the Field House Gym. Teams will be assigned at the meeting.

Tournament Location: Sand Courts
Sign-ups are at the Camp Office.

Canoe Races

An exciting sport hosted at Friday’s Lakefront Day! Qualifying rounds are held Monday–Thursday, 2–5 PM. Race categories and sign-up sheets are available at the Camp Office.

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