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Early Bird Registration Ends In:

July 2024

Registration Is Now Open Wildfire 2024 will provide an amazing experience for middle school students in grades 5-7 during the 23-24 school year! Students from all of our locations will be together at Millersville University for an opportunity to connect with their small group and God through worship, teaching, games, and much more.

Wildfire: Middle School Camp

Registration

July 14-17

About Wildfire: Middle School Camp

Middle school students in grades 5-7 during the 2023-2024 school year, from all of our locations and community gatherings, will be excited to attend Wildfire Middle School Camp at Millersville University for the best experience of their summer! Wildfire will allow your student to spend time connecting with their small Group and God through worship, teaching, games and much more.

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Cost: $375

Refunds available until June 25th

$375 Early Bird Registration Closes April 1st
$395 Registration Closes June 25th

FAQ

We don’t want finances to be a reason for any student to miss the experience of camp. A few things to know about paying for camp:

  1. Registering your student for camp has no risk! If your plans change (you schedule a vacation, your situation changes, or something else unforeseeable) you can email StudentMinistryEvents@LCBCchurch.com for a refund. Refunds are available until June 25th.
  2. The sooner you register your student for camp, the more time you’ll have to make payments toward the registration. We don’t have a typical “payment plan” where you have a monthly minimum payment amount. Once your student is registered, if you have a balance, you’ll get a payment reminder every few weeks with your balance and a link to make a payment. You can pay whatever amount you can whenever you can using that link! You don’t need to keep the link. You’ll get a new email every few weeks until the balance is paid.
  3. If you think you’ll be unable to pay the full amount, we have scholarships available. You can apply for one here. Your campus’ Student Ministry Staff will receive your application and be in touch with you.
  4. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible! There’s no cost to sign up and if you sign up as early as January, you’ll get the early bird discount price of $375 and have 6 months to make payments (which would be $62.50 a month per registration!) If that’s too much for your family, you have the scholarship option to help supplement that payment.

For families that have multiple students registering for camp, there’s a $100 discount available for the total cost of your registrations. Please email student ministry at StudentMinistryEvents@LCBCchurch.com after you register your student for more information.

  • Refunds are available until registration closes on June 25th. If the University needs to cancel camp, you will be notified and receive a full refund.
  • Regardless of notice given, if a student cannot attend camp in the event of illness, COVID-19 exposure, or a family emergency, we will provide a full refund. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to request a refund. A refund will be issued only if requested. All student and leader refunds may be requested by emailing StudentMinistryEvents@LCBCchurch.com

Check in times on July 14th are as follows:

  • Altoona — 3pm
  • Berks — 4pm
  • Clarks Summit — 1:30pm
  • Coal Township @ Columbia Montour — 1:45pm
  • Columbia-Montour — 1:45pm
  • Dickson City — 1:30pm
  • Ephrata — 5pm
  • Hanover — 4pm
  • Harleysville — 4pm
  • Harrisburg — 4pm
  • Hazleton — 2:30pm
  • Lancaster City @ Millersville — 6:30pm
  • Lebanon — 4:30pm
  • Manheim — 5pm
  • Northern Dauphin @ Harrisburg — 4pm
  • Waynesboro — 2:30pm
  • West Shore — 4:30pm
  • West Schyulkill @ Harrisburg — 4pm
  • West York — TBD
  • Wilkes-Barre @ Dickson City — 1:30pm
  • Willow Street @ Millersville — 6:30pm
  • Wyomissing @ Ephrata — 5pm
  • York — 4:30pm

Arrival times back at your location on July 17th are still being finalized with the college. Check back for updates.

  • We are bringing our own security and medical teams that will be present throughout the entire camp. We also have access to urgent care and hospitals within a short distance.
  • Please note that we cannot hold on to or dispense the prescriptions that your student brings. We ask that they keep the medication with them and take it as prescribed. Please prepare them ahead of time to take their own medications. A trained medical volunteer will be present at all times during Wildfire Middle School camp to assist with general medical needs and emergencies.

Your student will be assigned to a room with a leader(s) who is background checked and cleared to serve in LCBC Student Ministry.

We discourage students from bringing their cell phones to Wildfire as it is a great time to “unplug.” However, the final decision lies with the parent/guardian. If you believe that your student is capable of being responsible with their device, they may use it at appropriate times (for example: taking pictures, free time, Bible reading). We believe that it is important for students to learn how to appropriately engage with their devices, and our leaders aim to help guide our students to learn how to do so; however, if cell phones are used inappropriately, they may be confiscated. All confiscated devices will be returned at the end of camp.

Each day students will participate in group games competing in team color battles. A few weeks prior to camp, you will receive an email with your student’s assigned color. During free time, students will have access to all of Millersville’s recreational activities, including a pool. We also provide board games, arts & crafts supplies and daily special activities, like bingo, during free time.

On the registration form, you’ll be able to identify food allergies and other dietary needs. We do our best to accomodate all food needs, but students should be able to verbalize and confirm ingredients they are allergic to as there are many food options in the dining hall.

What to Bring

  • 4 sets of clothes (include an outfit that can get messy/ruined!)
  • Modest Swimwear - we ask everyone to choose swimwear that is comfortable while maintaining modesty during active play. Many two-pieces suits meet the standards of modesty, but boys’ speedos and girls’ bikinis can miss the mark for the highly active nature of our events.
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries (make sure to include sunscreen!)
  • Towel
  • Bible and pen
  • Spending money for the camp store & snack shop
  • Refillable Water Bottle!

Lodging for 3 nights and 4 days, 9 meals, fun activities and more!

  • We always have student scholarship requests. Donations can be given anytime by using this link
  • We also have openings for Group leaders now and at camp. To serve with us email StudentMinistryEvents@LCBCchurch.com

Have additional questions?

We'd be happy to answer them! Reach out and we'll follow up promptly.

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