Pioneer Village is the name of our junior camp, and it is one of the most exciting places on our campsite! Born out of a burden for 3rd-6th grade children, PV has met the spiritual needs of campers for decades. The theme song, "TeePee on a Hilltop," is a testimony to the 30-foot teepees that accommodated campers for years. However, thanks to generous donations of friends of Northland, our PV campers enjoy some of the nicest facilities at Northland: two new quadplex cabins and the recently completed Activity Center. With a desire to not forget the past, four teepees are used in addition to the cabins for housing each summer.
2014 Pioneer Village
|"June 23-28||2014"||"Pioneer Village 1"|
|"July 7-12||2014"||"Pioneer Village 2"|
|"July 14-19||2014"||"Pioneer Village 3"|
|"July 21-26||2014"||"Pioneer Village 4"|
- The $30 Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Incentive: For every 10 campers who come from your church, one adult sponsor may come free. 10 campers can include a combined number of campers who attend the same week of Teen, Pioneer Village, or Specialty Camp.
- Extra Camp Costs: Pioneer Village t-shirts, Daily Grind coffee shop, snack shop, bookstore, camp pictures, crafts, sermon CD's. Also, an offering will be collected each week for a missionary project. Typically, PV campers bring $40-$50 for additional purchases.
Evangelist, Frazor Evangelistic Team
Assistant Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church
- The Liquidator: our 90-foot water slide on the shore of Camp Lake
- Vertical Venture: our towering 35-foot climbing wall that offers 5 runs with varying levels of difficulty
- The Zipper: a 610-foot peaceful glide over the valley as well as a 390-foot thrill ride through the forest
- SwingShot: a breathtaking 40-foot giant swing
- Sidewinder: a horizontal climbing wall
- Challenge Course: 12 events of teamwork, trust, and achievement
- High Ropes Course: new, challenging activities for adventure lovers
- Camp Lake Activities: Water Trampoline with Blob and Rope Swing, Walk-on-Water Mats, boating, fishing
- Camp Cove: 18-hole mini golf course. It's fun for all ages!
- Rifle and Archery Ranges
- Cageball Chaos and Human Foosball
- Splatwood Forest: our paintball facility with field games and a large scenario game
- Basketball and Sand Volleyball
- Carpetball, Ping-Pong, and Foosball
- Please plan to send campers for the entire camp week. Early dismissals are permitted in case of emergency only.
- Since safety is a priority, visitors are prohibited while camp is in session. Special exceptions may be granted in advance through the Camp Office.
- Use of camp phones or personal cell phones by campers during the camp week is prohibited. Emergency calls will be directed through the Camp Office to a sponsor. Of course, many campers travel to camp with their phones. We ask them to leave these with their sponsor to keep during the week. If no sponsor is available, then they can be kept in the Camp Office and will be returned Friday evening.
- Calls concerning safe arrival at Camp should be made to/from a sponsor with your group.
- Please send camper mail using the camper's name, church's name, and the camp week they are attending.
- Mark all personal belongings. Lost items that are not requested within two weeks following your week of camp are discarded. Requested items can be mailed to you at your expense.
Health and Safety
Our program is planned with health and safety as priorities. A full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, and certified lifeguards supervise all water activities. Over-the-counter medication is provided by our Health Services Department. Please do not send medication unless prescribed by a doctor. All medication must be kept in its original labeled containers. For the health and safety of all campers, we request that campers who have contagious conditions or diseases not attend camp. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter of public health.
What to Bring
Warm sleeping bag, pillow, towels, toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.), variety of clothes for warm and cool weather, swimsuit, extra clothes, tennis shoes (for rugged activities), light jacket, sweatshirts, Bible, notepad, pen or pencil, spending money (approximately $40-$50 in small bills), camera, flashlight, insect repellent
What Not to Bring
All food (no snacks are permitted in the cabins), cigarettes, tobacco, firearms, alcohol, skateboards, scooters, roller blades, bicycles, magazines, fireworks, nonprescription drugs, and almost any electronics (TV, radio, ipod, electronic games, cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc.).
Check-in & Check-out
Check-out & Departure: Saturday by 9:00 a.m.
No matter what the activity or setting, our desire is that our appearance is modest and not distracting. Therefore, our dress guidelines are meant to reflect those two principles. We do not want to be contradictory to parental or church authority, but we do ask all campers and sponsors to dress according to the following expectations while at Northland Camp:
- Most of the thigh should be covered when sitting.
- Please do not bring strapless shirts or tops with thin straps.
- Please do not bring tight or form-fitting clothing.
Our evening services are one of the highlights of the week, so we ask everyone to wear something nicer than activity clothes for those services. The attire isn't specified, and we have only two expectations: the Biblical principle of modesty, and that our clothing not be a distraction. Since games or other activities usually follow the other daily teaching times, activity attire is fine for those earlier sessions.
Feel free to call the camp office if you have any other questions.
Sample Daily Schedule
|9:15-9:45||Theme Passage Teaching Session|
|9:45-10:15||POWER Groups (discussion time)|