CrossTimbers Camp Program
The CrossTimbers Summer Program has 4 main facets; Missions Education, Camp Activities, Chapel Times, and Tribes. As you scroll down this page you’ll find information on all of these areas of camp.
Along with these elements your week at camp will also have lodging and meals provided. For more information about what the camp fees cover visit the registration page.
At it’s birth CrossTimbers was was a Royal Ambassadors camp as the camp has evolved a strong emphasis on missions education is something that continues to be one of the foundational elements of this camp.
Camp staffers will share about personal mission experiences they have experienced and the experiences of others. We work hard to educate campers on the evangelistic work that is going on in our state, country and world. Because a classroom experience isn’t exactly what kids are looking for at camp we work hard to incorporate cultural practices, games and activities, crafts, language, and food and drink tasting as a way to live, and break up the teaching time.
What is camp without some fun while you’re there? CrossTimbers provides ropes course, target sports and water activities. Program staffers are trained, even certified when needed, to provide a fun and safe environment at camp. Sponsors will not be required to work the activities but may be called on, by the staff, to assist with certain aspects of activities.
One very unique element of CrossTimbers is that each child is put into a small group for the week. These groups are divided up by age and gender and lead by summer staffers. The campers will been with their tribe twice each day for Tribal Chaos and the evening tribal meeting.
Tribal Chaos is our version of large group recreation. The entire camp will convene on the recreation field and play games specifically designed for kids to have a blast. The tribal groups serve as the teams during this time.
The evening tribal time is a time for campers to share about their great day along with asking questions about the things they have heard. During this time staffers will work to drive home the daily themes and the main point the pastor made.
Campers and Sponsors attend chapel times in the morning and evening. The staff will provide music, games and skits that focus around a central theme and the camp pastor will share a message. The camp pastor is most often a minister at one of the churches each week.