New in 2015! VERB226 SVBC Family Camp

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July 31 – August 2, 2015

 When your kids come home from camp, do you ever find yourself wishing you could have come to camp with them?  Are you looking for something fun to do with your family?  This is your chance!  We are excited to invite you to our first VERB226 Family Camp.  Proverbs 22:6 says “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  We want to provide an opportunity for families to experience camp together; worshipping and learning about God together and being in fellowship with other Christian families.  Families will be challenged to “DO SOMETHING” with their faith following the theme for the youth summer camps found in James 1:22, “Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves.  Do what is says.”

Lodging:

Space will be limited to a first come, first serve basis.  Families are able to share if they would like.  The following accommodations are available:

Lodge Room:  Each room can accommodate 12 people in bunk beds.  Each room contains its own bathroom with shower.  Bedding, such as a sleeping bag and pillow, and towels are not provided.  If you are willing or planning to share a room with another family from your church, please indicate on the registration form.

Boys’ Hill Cabin:  Each cabin can accommodate 12 people in bunk beds.  Cabins are soon to be air-conditioned.  A bathhouse is centrally located for the 6 cabins.  If you are willing or planning to share a cabin with another family from your church, please indicate on the registration form.

Tent Camping:  There is lots of space for tents to be set up!  Accommodations for bathrooms and showers are available.

Personal Camper:  RV’s are welcome but space will be limited as far as electrical hook-ups available.

 

Cost for the weekend:

$40 per adult and child age 13 and up; $20 per child age 6 – 12; Children birth – 5 are free

 

Tentative schedule:

July 31, 2015:

4:00 p.m.          Registration begins

6:30 p.m.          Supper

8:30 p.m.          Fireside Devotion

August 1, 2015:

8:00 a.m.          Breakfast

9:30 a.m.          Family Worship Service

10:30 a.m.        Family Games

12:00 p.m.        Lunch

1:00 p.m.          Family Devotional

1:30 p.m.          Free Time and Camp Activities

5:00 p.m.              Supper

6:30 p.m.              Family Worship Service

8:00 p.m.              Evening Activity

9:30 p.m.              Campfire/S’mores

August 2, 2015:

8:00 a.m.              Breakfast

9:30 a.m.              Outdoor Worship Baptism Service

11:00 a.m.            Camp Clean-Up

11:30 a.m.            Picnic Lunch

Download the Family Camp Registration Form Here:  Family Camp Registration Form

Mission Possible

Mission Possible Logo

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

 

In the fall of 2013 we launched the Mission Possible Campaign. God works in hearts and lives when people come to camp and our mission is to ensure opportunities for God’s message to be heard by as many possible. To do that, there are some improvements that need to be made and we need your help.  Many have contributed towards Spring Valley Bible Camp in so many ways over the years.  Is it possible that you would join this mission to raise money for projects around the camp and also help increase the current level of monthly support? Currently the campaign has been met with a slow response and we remain prayerful that people will feel moved to give.

 

Some of the projects included in the vision of Mission Possible include the following:

  • Main Hill Bathhouse: Current bathhouse is unable to be used year round and it is needed for the Flickinger Learning Center after school program as well as potential renters. The plan is to remodel the Recreation Building to include a kitchenette with bathrooms and laundry facility.  Estimated cost–$30,000
  • S.W.A.T. Building: S.W.A.T. staff are an essential part to the camp life and their residential building is in need of upgrade and repairs.  This would include new bathrooms and improved sleeping areas as well as central air and heat.  Estimated cost–$30,000
  • Boys’ Hill Cabins: New cabins that are able to be heated and cooled as well as new safer beds.  Estimated cost–$20,000 for each cabin
  • Playground: This would be added to meet the needs of our younger campers and appeal to those looking to rent the camp.  Estimated cost–$10,000
  • Landscaping: Plants and landscaping added around buildings and grounds.  Estimated cost–$5,000
  • Improvements to the director’s house: Complete insulation throughout the house, bathroom upgrades and completion, and deck expansion.  Estimated cost–$8,000.
  • Valley Lodge: Funds will be needed to bring the lodge up to fire code once the final determination is made. This project does not have an estimate yet because it is dependent on what is needed.

 

Not only is the Mission Possible Campaign to fund the above projects, but it is also to raise awareness of the need to increase the current level of monthly support. For various reasons, several of the significant contributions to camp are no longer able to give and this has left the camp to have a deficit in its monthly need. Please consider ways in which you as an individual, or a group, or as a church could contribute to this need.

If you would like a Mission Possible Campaign brochure, you can download it here:  Mission Possible Brochure

Work Day a Great Success

The Camp Work Day held on April 27th was a huge success and we are so thankful to the people who came and helped complete a variety of projects around the camp.  Rather than tell you about the projects, we thought we would show you many of the projects so you can see the progress.  We’re excited for the next work day scheduled for June 1st.

 

NEW PARTNERSHIP

At Spring Valley, our vision for the camp is that it will be considered a ministry in itself, not just a place where ministry occurs.  It is with this vision that we are excited to announce a new partnership with Flickinger Learning Center.  The learning center, currently located in downtown Muscatine, operates an after school program for elementary students.  Due to the overwhelming response for this type of program, a second location is needed and Spring Valley is happy to provide that location.  The initial phase of this program will begin on April 18, 2013.  Staff from Flickinger and students from the Muscatine School District will meet daily after school in the Recreation Building for a healthy snack, homework assistance and a structured reading intervention program.  With this partnership, plans will need to move forward on the addition of bathrooms to the Recreation Building.  The current bathrooms are in need of upgrade and repair and located in a separate building.  This does not allow for year round use of the bathrooms.  Plans for construction on adding bathrooms to the Recreation Building are tentatively scheduled for August.  We look forward to the opportunity we have to reach out to families in the Muscatine community through the partnership with Flickinger Learning Center.

NEW AT SPRING VALLEY

During the summer of 2012, 300 campers attended the five weeks of SVBC sponsored camps. The lodge is receiving more and more reservations which are exciting to see. A new stone marks the entrance to Valley Lodge and a new sign will soon mark the entrance to the camp. The pool has come in need of several repairs so work is underway for that project.

MEET THE DUROCHER FAMILY

11-19-2012 17-35-P8 (1)We are very excited to be starting our service at Spring Valley. The camp has been very important to both Danny and Stephanie for many years. We hope to get out to all of the churches in the coming months to meet everyone, but until we can get to you, we thought we would share a little bit about our family.

Danny and Steph have been married for almost 12 years. Danny obtained his Masters of Divinity and has been a youth pastor for 17 years. Steph was social worker for 7 years before completing her Education Specialist degree and starting her career as a School Psychologist. Currently, she is staying home with the kids and assisting Danny behind the scenes. Aryanna is our oldest and she is 10 years old and in the fifth grade. She was made a part of our family through adoption. Lucas is nine years old and in third grade and will remind us frequently that he is the only boy. Ryleigh is almost five years old and is in preschool. She suffers from the “princess” syndrome and truly believes things happen when she snaps her finger. Our most recent additions are our twins, Afton Marie and Mallory Ann who were born on June 14, 2012.

As a family, we love the outdoors and spending time together. Our extended family is very close and supportive of us and we enjoy being with them. Another important factor to know is that we are a “house divided” with some of us cheering for the Hawks and others cheering for the Cyclones.

The transition to camp has had its shares of ups and downs, but we are all anxious to get settled in to our lives here at Spring Valley and look forward to what God has in store for us. We all talk endlessly about our ideas, hopes, and dreams for the camp and look ahead with excitement at the future.