Kids Age 4 - Grade 2 accompanied by 1 or more grandparents
Come make memories that will last a lifetime! There is no better place than Holy Ground to play, learn and worship God together. This one night camp packs a week of fun into 23 hours. Campers are accompanied by one or more grandparents for this fun sleepover at the CCC. While at camp you will have time for swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, singing, campfire and s'mores, as well as age appropriate Bible lessons.
Campers can choose to sleep in bunk-style cabins or upgrade to hotel-style rooms for an additional fee.
Note: Grand Camps are now FULL. Please call the camp office at 641-792-1266 to ask about our waiting list.
Campers age 0-18 accompanied by an adult family member
Come take a break from all the hustle and bustle of life at Family Camp! Start your summer off right with time away to bond as a family. Family Camp is designed to be a laid-back weekend where children can reconnect with God and each other.
Lots of free time is built in for you to enjoy the grounds. Structured activities include worship, campfire and s'mores, Bible stations, and more. Grandparents as well as parents are able to accompany children to Family Camp.
Families can choose to sleep in our bunk-style cabins or upgrade to hotel-style rooms for an additional fee.
Beginner Camp is a 3 day, 2 night experience for boys and girls who may not be ready for an entire week away from home. During the mornings our Beginner Campers go on Bible Walks all over the grounds, learning more about how to use their Bibles, how to talk to God, and how to be kind to each other. Campers will also get to experience all the perks of summer camp while they're here, including swimming, a movie night, campfire worship, and a carnival night. Campers will begin and end their days with devotions led by their adult counselors. Beginner Camp is a great way to try out camp before commiting to an entire week!
Junior Camp is serious about fun. Campers come for their first experience at weeklong camping. Each day they still start with devotions and keynote, followed by small group study time and field games. Every afternoon the pool and lake will be open. Each evening they will have a large group fun activity such as a carnival night, boating/fishing or popcorn and a movie. Junior campers end each day around the campfire singing and sharing what they learned about God and themselves that day.
Chi Rho Camp
Chi Rho Camp is a semi-rustic experience that is an adventure around every corner. Chi Rho Campers live in "Chi Rho Country" for the week in 3 season cabins with other campers and an adult counselor. They learn to tend a fire as well as cook their own meals over an open fire.
Chi Rho campers learn to experience God in new ways by living closer to nature (and away from screens) for a week. Lifelong bonds of friendship are built at Chi Rho Camp. Past campers often remark that Chi Rho Camp was the most enjoyable and formative camp they attended at the Christian Conference Center.
Unlock the leader that is inside you. CYF Camp is designed to help campers go deeper in their faith than they ever have before. Campers will have small group discussion groups that often bond quickly. They will also spend their evenings enjoying big rec activities. Past favorites have been Capture the Flag, Color Powder Wars, and Life Size Game nights. CYF campers end their week with a banquet and dance that is designed as a farewell to our seniors. CYF Camp is a special experience where our high school campers will be challenged to grow and share their faith in new ways.
ADAM Camp is short for Art, Drama and Music Camp. ADAM Campers spend their days trying out different art forms. Past lessons have included everything from guitars to handbells to paper mache and group improv. Art forms change year to year but visual art, music and drama are always included in some form or fashion.
ADAM campers are invited to think about how they can use their God-given artistic gifts to serve God and Christ's church. A "gig" is presented at the end of camp and loved ones are encouraged to attend to see what has been learned during the week.
Are you up for an Adventure? This camp boasts of adventure around every corner. Campers spend their mornings and evenings at the CCC where they focus on small group Bible study and worship. During the day, however, they can be found all over Central Iowa taking part in their adventures. Past activities have included hiking, boating on Lake Red Rock, a Ninja Warrior gym, kayaking, and more.
Adventure Camp is a great way for campers to learn new skills in a safe, supportive and challenging environment.
Standing Rock Study Trip
In this day and time we need to be intentional about hearing the stories of people whose experiences differ from ours. Standing Rock, North Dakota, is a place where we can do that. Long before a diverse group of people gathered there to stand and work for Indigenous and Environmental Justice, the Standing Rock Tribe called this landscape their home. This summer we will journey to Standing Rock and have the opportunity to hear the stories and the history of the Standing Rock Tribe. We will have experiences that help us learn, grow and build relationships in the midst of the beautiful diversity God has created. This will also be a time and place within our own Disciples of Christ diversity to hear each other’s stories.
NOTE: this camp has been canceled for 2022 due to lack of registrations.
Senior Adult Retreat
You're never too old to go to camp! Senior Adult Retreat is a great opportunity for the young at heart to gather on our Holy Ground for study, service, prayer, worship and fellowship. Senior Retreat'ers normally study the curriculum theme that has been picked out for our younger campers (on their own level, of course). Our regional ministers come lead a program designed especially for the group. Each evening participants gather for a fellowship activity and sometimes a performance of some sort. This year the retreat has been moved to September to allow for cooler temperatures.
Participants stay in our hotel-style rooms in the Main Lodge for this event.