~First Time Camper Guide~

Why camp?

Do you ever wonder what is so powerful about camp? Why do people choose to send their kids to camp? Camp equips and teaches. There are many reasons to why so many people come to experience summer camp.

Here are a few of the many things you will experience at camp:
-It starts with "coming", instead of "staying" in your usual surroundings. 
-You come into something new and are invited into an experience that is bigger than oneself.
-It allows for questions to be asked and communities to be created.
-You will experience the presence of God as He proclaims truth over each individual's life so they know they matter, are loved, and mean something in this world.

Check out the many camp options we have to offer this summer!

What happens at camp? 


1:00 PM   Counselors and Camp Staff Get excited for 2 pm!!!!
2:00 PM  Camper Registration Check in (Front of Main Lodge) & Parent Good-byes
2:45 PM  Get to know you games & Move in time
3:00PM   Introduction Skit from Camp Staff
3:30 PM   Pool Tests - We test to make sure campers can swim in the deep end of the pool!
4:00 PM  Pool Chapel 
5:30 PM   Dinner
6:15 PM  Large Group Game 
7:45 PM  Bunk Group Time & Saddle Up- Horse Safety Videos and Instructions
9:00 PM  Devotions
9:30-10 PM  Bedtime 

Tuesday- Thursday 

8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Teambuilder/ Games/ Craft/ Saddle Up -Horse Riding
10:45 AM  Bible Study
11:30 AM  TAWG (Time Along With God)
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM MAIL TIME! - At drop off with our staff, leave a note of encouragement each day for your camper!

1:00 PM  Chapel 
2:00-5:00 PM OAT (Open Activity Time) - Group Games, Pool, Hiking, Craft Room, Game Room, Slip N Slide, Canteen Time! 
5:30 PM Dinner
6:00 PM  TBD by Camp Summer Staff for activities (e.g. Adventure Gps, Ropes Course, Improv, Games, Bunk Group Time, Horse Camp- Horse Riding) 
8:00 PM Commitment Chapel (Wednesday Only)
9:00 PM Devotions
9:30-10:30 PM Bedtime 


8:30 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Bible Study  
10:30 AM  Large Group Game/ Activity
12:00 PM Lunch (Parents Invited! RSVP by calling 712-986-5193)
1:00 PM  Final Chapel by outdoor Stage (East lawn of Main Lodge) 
1:45 PM Good Byes & Final Canteen time 

Day Camp Outlined Schedule

Monday- Thursday

8:15-8:30 AM Arrival at Inspiration Hills (Canteen Shelter)
8:30 AM  Get to know you games/ Activities 
9:00 AM Chapel 
9:45 AM Craft
10:00 AM Snack/ Playground/ Bathroom
10:45 AM Journal Time
11:30 AM Lunch (Depending on Day- At Lodge, Saddle Up, or Wilderness Camp)
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM  Group Pictures/ Large Group Games
1:30-2:30 PM Pool Time!
2:30 PM Bathroom break and Snack 
3:30 PM Canteen/ Pick up (MONDAY PICK UP AT MAIN LODGE)
Friday Exception: Pick up is at 1:45 pm with Final Chapel at 1 with Lunch at noon (Parents invited to both! RSVP to 712-986-5193

Can I come see camp? 

You sure may and mark your calendars to join us for Camp Sunday June 9th from 3pm-5pm! 

You can meet the Summer Staff and get acquainted with Inspiration Hills. Tours and activities available! 
More details to come! 
If Camp Sunday doesn't work, no sweat! Call in to come on over for a Camp Tour- Call 712-986-5193 

How do We get ready for camp?

After you are registered, check out the "what to bring" list for your camp! Read it over and pack accordingly! 
See you soon!


Campers are not permitted to possess a cell phone or any other electronic devices for any reason at camp. Any camper with a phone will have their cell phone/ device confiscated until the last day of camp. 

In case of any emergency- please contact the office at 712-986-5193 or 712-441-6044. 

If your camper is experience a challenge, staff is here to care for them and if intervention is needed, parents will be notified directly.  

Thank you!


New parents, please know the first time registering will be a longer process, but in following years, most of the information will already be uploaded and there for you to click through.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at ihills@inspiraitonhills.org