Summer Camps

Summer Camps
Best summer ever

A Twin Lakes summer is full of unique experiences and intentional discipleship among any camper's best and newest friends! There is no doubt campers will leave having grown spiritually and relationally through engaging activities and challenges at every age level. With the help of our highly trained summer staff, camp is where kids come to be encouraged, loved and have fun!

Summer Camp Schedule & Fees Summer 2023

Dates: June 11-16
Camp: Elementary Camp 1 ($430)
Camp: Middle School 1 ($450)
Speaker: Greg Palys - College Park, Indianapolis
Dates: June 18-23
Camp: High School 1 ($450)
Camp: Middle School 2 ($450)
Speaker: David King - Crosspoint, Jasper
Dates: June 25-30
Camp: Elementary Camp 2 ($430)
Camp: Middle School 3 ($450)
Speaker: Phil Blodgett, Parkside Church
Dates: July 2-7
Camp: High School 2 ($450)
Camp: Middle School 4 ($450)
Speaker: Jim Patten, First Baptist, Valparaiso
Dates: July 9-14
Camp: Elementary Camp 3 ($430)
Camp: Middle School 5 ($450)
Speaker: Evan Sharbaugh, Community Bible Baptist, Veedersburg
Dates: July 16-21
Camp: High School 3 ($450)
Camp: Middle School 6 ($450)
Speaker: Steve Gollner, Mt. Gilead, Hemlock
Dates: July 23-28
Camp: Elementary Camp 4 ($430)
Camp: Middle School 7 ($450)
Speaker: Nathan Chambers, East Side, Crawfordsville

Squirt Camp Schedule and Fees Waiting List at this time

July 23-25 ($170)
July 26-28($170)

If you have already registered for camp and would like to make a payment on registration fees, use the link below.

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Family Camp - Full at this time

(RV spots are available) Add yourself to the Waitlist in case of cancellation

May 26th - May 29th, 2023

*Registration opens January 1, 2023

Meant for families of all sizes and ages, family camp is where your crew gets to experience the thrills of summer camp all at one time! This weekend will set the tone for a summer of growth and togetherness through engaging activities and intentional speaking targeted at family discipleship. Between great food, lake activities, challenge courses and carnival games, all are sure to be pleased with this stay.

Leadership Camp

Leadership camp will be paused for Summer 2023. We are sorry that we will not be able to host it this year but look forward to its return in Summer of 2024.

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High School Camp

High School Camp is for students entering 9th grade to recent high school graduates. High School week is full of adventure and spiritual challenges. Campers will be encouraged while learning the responsibilities of the Christian walk from our counselors. Check out camp in action.

Activities include Paintball, Challenge Mountain High Ropes Course, High School Night Game, Archery Combat, Chapel, Boating, Fishing, Disc Golf, "The Blob", and more!

Middle School Camp

Middle School Camp is for students entering 6th-8th grade. We come alongside campers during some of the biggest social and cultural changes of their life and point them to how the gospel speaks to these changes. Our counselors not only provide space for lots of fun and relationship building, but make excellent mentors and role models! Check out camp in action.

Activities include Paintball, Challenge Mountain Climbing Tower, Chapel, Boating, Fishing, "The Blob", and more!

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Elementary Camp

Elementary Camp is for children entering 3rd-5th grade. Campers can expect lots of activities led by their counselors and the best of free time camp activities. Paired with high-energy worship and teaching, this is the best week of the summer! Check out camp in action.

Activities include Archery, Water Zip Line, Challenge Mountain, Zip Line, Crafts, Chapel, Boating, Swimming, Creek Walk, "The Blob", and more!

Squirt Camp

Squirt Camp is for students entering 2nd - 3rd grade. This is a fun introduction to camp that is just a couple of days long and has campers requesting a full week next year! Campers will become acquainted with Twin Lakes, while participating in some activities that make camp so much fun, year after year.

Activities include Water Zip Line, Chapel, The "Spit Wad" Water Slide, Swimming, Nature Hikes and more!

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Common Questions

What is the Deposit?

A non-refundable deposit is $100.00 is required with registration. This is deducted from the camper fee. The balance is due on the first day of your camp week.

Squirt Camp deposit is $50.00 required with registration.

What is your Cabin Leader to camper ratio?

We have one Sr. Cabin Leader and one LIT (Leader in Training) assigned to every 10 campers.

How do you pick your cabin leaders?

We recruit students from Christian colleges from around the Midwest. We also have a number of previous campers that apply to work here at TLC after their first year of college. They go through an intensive screening process, personal interview, background and reference checks. We typically have three times more cabin leaders apply than we have positions available, so we are able to be extremely selective in our hiring process.

What if my child gets hurt?

We have volunteer RN’s who spend the week at camp to oversee medical needs. If your child gets hurt during the week and needs more care than she can provide, they will be sent to the local hospital. You will be notified as soon as possible (usually before they leave).

What is chapel like?

Chapel is age-appropriate in both content and length. Worship is led by a band made up of our counselors and one of our camp directors.

What are your church affiliations?

We are an evangelical Baptist camp that is conservative in theology. Campers from a variety of church affiliations attend our camp and are welcomed.

What about mail?

Mail is delivered around lunch time Monday - Friday. Campers who receive packages or 6 letters in one day are thrown into the lake on Friday. This has become a fun camp tradition. You may leave 1 package at the camp store when you drop off your camper but because of the number of campers that we have - we ask that you just leave 1 it must be a small box or a large envelope to be delivered during the week due to the lack of space and the volume of packages that we receive. You mail any other packages to the camp.

Camper Name

1451 E. Twin Lakes Rd.

Hillsboro, IN 47949

What to Bring

  • Bible, notebook & pen
  • Sleeping bag & pillow or twin size sheets- light blanket
  • Personal water bottle (please make sure campers name is on it)
  • Play clothes
  • Personal items
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Two -Three pairs of shoes (at least one pair athletic shoes-tennis shoes & one pair that can be worn on the creek walk -they need to be closed toe shoes and they will get wet)
  • Swimsuit (one piece or a tankini if it covers the stomach area for girls) & cover up to wear while walking to beach (boys must wear a t-shirt)
  • Flashlight
  • Bug spray
  • Towel (beach & bath)
  • Toiletries- (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc)
  • Spending money for the camp store can be added to your account on line before you arrive at camp
  • All Medicine & Prescription drugs-have ready to turn into camp nurse at registration.
  • Sunscreen

Full Packing List and Dress Code

Drop Off / Pick Up Times

High School, Middle School and Elementary Camp
Drop-off: Sunday Evening - 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. (No Meal served)
Pick-up: Friday evening closing program is 6:30 - 7:000 p.m. at outdoor chapel

Squirt Camp 1 and Squirt Camp 3
Drop-off: Sunday Evening - 6:00-7:15 p.m. (No Meal served)
Pick up: Tuesday Evening - 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Squirt Camp 2 and Squirt Camp 4
Drop-off: Wednesday evening at 6:30-7:00 p.m. ( No Meal served)
Pick up: Friday evening closing program is 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Health Info 2022 & COVID

Allergy: Peanut allergy letter

Communicable Disease Plan

We are working with healthcare professionals and our staff to establish any additional hygiene standards for the summer. The following measures have already been discussed, and more will follow as best practices are realized.

· Additional soap dispensers placed in each cabin’s restroom.

· Additional hand sanitizing stations place in common areas (in addition to the ones already in the dining hall).

· Additional screening during the check-in process and awareness campaign sent to families before arriving at camp.

· Daily temperature checks of camp staff with additional checks for food service personnel.

· Door handles, restrooms, and other common usage areas throughout camp, including cabins, will be sanitized on a daily basis, and more often for high- traffic areas.

· Other changes as recommended by Health Care and Food Service Professionals.

We are not planning on having campers wear masks, adhere to social distancing or other practices that are abnormal for children. We will ask that campers not give “high-fives” or other practices that are normal, but can be redirected to other types of practices like elbow bumps, etc. This all goes back to our second directive from our camp board, we want our campers to have a good camp experience, that is not alien from what is expected at camp.

While we cannot guarantee the health and safety of our campers, we are committed to having each camper have a great camp experience. Our first rule is “Have Fun”, and campers aren’t having fun if they are getting sick or getting hurt. What we are trying to express is that we will do what we can to help campers not be exposed to any type of sickness (like we have every year), and to limit the exposure if it occurs.

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Explore Twin Lakes

    • Hiking Trails - Twin Lakes has a little over 3 miles of hiking trails including a self-guided prayer walk on property. The trails are perfect for a group hike or a solitary moment during a busy retreat. Guided night hikes are a favorite of campers and retreat guests at Twin Lakes.
    • Lake Activities - Paddle boats and canoes are available to guests at Lower Lake, near the dining hall and covered bridge. Both Upper and Lower Lakes are also full of great fishing spots to enjoy alone or with a friend.
    • Café and Store - Go and visit the Blue Heron Camp Store or Clifty Creek Café where you can grab camp gear, a snack and coffee. Stay a while and choose from a selection of board or card games to play with friends.
    • Challenge Mountain - Make sure to make room for this adventure in your schedule! Complete with high and low ropes courses, a zip line, climbing tower and more, Challenge Mountain has thrills and challenges you won't want to miss!

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Twin Lakes Camp
1451 E. Twin Lakes Rd.
Hillsboro, IN 47949
Phone: 765-798-4000

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