Summer Camp 2019 - Camp Information

This section is designed to provide resources for all those campers and parents who are attending summer camps through The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alabama-Northwest Florida.  If you have further questions REGARDING PROGRAMMING, please contact Nisha Warbington at  CONTACT SUSAN HENDERSON AT 205-425-5245 OR ALNWFL@AOL.COM FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION AND/OR PAYMENTS.

2019 Camp Schedule & Fees

There will not be a "Beach Camp 2019". In place of this event, a regional mission trip is being planned so that for local congregational youth groups can join together to serve. Details will be announced as they become known.

Traditional Camps - All held at YMCA Camp Chandler

Genesis Camp (K/1st Grade) and Discovery Camp (2nd Grade/3rd Grade) - June 21-23, 2019

Tier I Cost: $170 before June 1st and $200 after June 1st

Tier II Cost: $195 before June 1st and $225 after June 1st

Tier III Cost: $220 before June 1st and $250 after June 1st

Junior Camp (4th Grade/5th Grade), Chi Rho Camp (6th, 7th, and 8th) and CYF Conference (9th Grade-12th Grade) - June 17-21, 2019

Tier I Cost: $280 before June 1st and $330 after June 1st

Tier II Cost: $330 before June 1st and $380 after June 1st

Tier III Cost: $380 before June 1st and $430 after June 1st






Frequently Ask Questions About Camp

How much do camps cost? What Is Tiered Pricing?     

CC (DOC) in ALNWFL works very hard to keep the camp costs as low as possible.  Directors and counselors volunteer their time to serve each summer allowing all camp costs to be used directly for facilities, meals, and supplies.  Beginning Summer 2017, CC (DOC) in ALNWFL is introducing Tiered Pricing.  This pricing system is described below: 

The Christian Church (DOC) in ALWNFL’s voluntary tiered pricing structure is intended to help families recognize how much a week at camp really costs and then select the level of payment most appropriate for their circumstances. This gives you the ability to choose the tier that is most affordable for your family. No matter which price is selected, all campers receive the same camp experience. 

In the past,  Summer Camp has always been offered at a subsidized rate, which is lower than the actual cost associated with running summer camp. We have been able to do this through the generous support from donations received from individuals, groups, congregations, and endowments dedicated to continuing The Christian Church (DOC) in ALNWFL Outdoor Ministry. They truly support the youth who visit our camp each summer and the impact it has on the lives of countless children, youth, and families.

Our goal in introducing tiered pricing is simple: we want to continue to provide a safe, active, and inclusive Christian community at The Christian Church (DOC) in ALNWFL Summer Camps. This is an opportunity to partner with us to continue our impact for those who value this ministry and wish to help preserve The Christian Church (DOC) in ALWNFL Summer Camp Experience for generations to come. 

Tiered pricing offers the opportunity for you to take an active role in supporting more closely the true cost of the camp experience and/or helping other campers to have their own Christian Church (DOC) in ALWNFL Experience, if your financial situation allows. The choice to move up to a different tier is strictly that, a choice to pay a higher amount that more accurately covers the cost of a full week of camp at Christian Church (DOC) in ALWNFL.

Tier #1 is Christian Church (DOC) in ALWNFL Summer Camp's historical rate. This rate is a heavily subsidized rate and does not reflect the full per-camper cost associated with providing summer camp programs.
Tier #2 is between the subsidized published camper rate and the full cost of providing a Christian Church (DOC) in ALWNFL summer camp program for each camper.
Tier #3 accounts for the full cost of providing a Christian Church (DOC) in ALWNFL summer camp program including the expenses of the volunteer counselors’ lodging, meals, and other expenses.

What is a typical day like at Traditional Camp?

Each day will contain large group time, small group time, worship, games, crafts, snacks, meals, waterfront activities like swimming, fishing, canoes, land-based activities like archery and horseback riding.  Each age group also has special traditions, which may include campfires, Talent Show (Junior Camp), Senior Night (CYF), night hike (Chi Rho), and others. Specific schedules can be provided closer to the camp dates.  

I want to register for camps, what should I do?

You can register Online by clicking here.  You can also complete a hard copy registration form.  All forms are available in early 2018.  

I registered for camp, but can't attend.  What's the refund policy?


                Refund Policy for events sponsored by the Alabama-Northwest Florida Region:  100% refund for emergencies, provided that notification is received prior to the beginning of the event; 50% refund for emergencies in which notification (written) is made after the beginning of the event; 100% for non-emergencies if requested in writing at least seven days prior to the first day of the event; No refunds will be given for non-emergency cancellations after seven days prior to the beginning of the event.  Written requests for refunds must be received by the Regional Office, 861 Highway 52, Helena, AL  35080 (email <, within seven days of the last day of the event.

                While refunds are not available other than as outlined in this policy, substitutions will be allowed as long as the original registrant, or responsible adult, is able to locate an eligible participant who is able to take the slot and as long as the original registrant, or responsible adult, communicates this information to the Regional Office.  The Region will not be responsible in assisting in identifying a substitute.  Notification should be provided to the Regional Office as soon as possible and any substitute must complete the necessary paperwork prior to arrival at the event. 

Approved by the Regional Board, February 20, 2010


               Non-registered persons are NOT eligible to take the place of persons who have already registered unless they communicate the exchange with the Regional Office at least 5 days prior to the start of the event. A late fee will be assessed as required by the Fee Schedule.

Approved by the Regional Board, February 24, 2018


My child is attending camp, what specific information do I need about my child's camp?  See sample information below for general information.  

Junior Camp Information 

Junior Camp Schedule

Discovery Camp Information & Schedule

Genesis Camp Information & Schedule 

CYF Conference Information

Chi Rho Camp Information 

What time should we arrive at camps?

All traditional camps begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m.  Camp Staffs are not prepared to receive campers early so please arrive at 10:00 a.m. on the day your camp begins. Beach Camp begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.  It ends at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning.   

Where can my camper receive mail while at Traditional Camp?

Camper Name

Camp Name (Junior, Chi Rho, CYF, Genesis, Discovery)

YMCA Camp Chandler

1240 Jordan Dam Road

Wetumpka, AL 36092

Does my child need money at camp?  

Each year an offering is taken during the camp weeks for our Regional Youth Fund.  This money is used to support scholarships, special events, and other regional youth needs throughout the year.  This money is collected at the START of camp for anyone desiring to make a donation.

No money is needed at Traditional Camp.  Canteen (snack) prices are included in the cost of the camp, and no additional items are available for purchase at the camp.  

What should we bring (and not bring) to Traditional Camp?

·         Pillows, sheets, blanket or sleeping bag (bunks have twin mattresses)

·         Tennis shoes/ Hiking shoes/ shoes that can get wet

·         Change of clothes for each day- we suggest shorts/shirts, 

       jeans for horseback riding (REQUIRED if RIDING), underwear, T-shirts, 

       sweater/sweatshirt for cooler evenings

·         Water Bottle to be used during the week to stay hydrated

·        MODEST swimsuits, sunscreen, swim goggles

·         Rainy day outfit (just in case!)

·         Bath Towels and wash cloth

·         Personal Items (soap in container, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, etc.)

·         Insect repellent

·         Pajamas

·         Flashlight

·         Bible

·         Money for offering if desired (used for our Regional Youth Fund to provide for the needs of the regional youth).

·         Bag for dirty clothes and plastic bags for wet items (for the trip home)

·         Prescriptions medicine (if medication was not listed on the registration form, please send detailed instructions for camp medical staff)

·         A positive Christian attitude


                 Please DO NOT BRING:

·         Expensive jewelry or other valuable items.  

·         Ipods/ video games/ CELL PHONES - The use of technology at camp will be at the discretion of the camp director.

      In general, technology will not be allowed or will be limited.  Campers assume full responsibility for items brought to camp.

·           Knives/Weapons of any type

·         Food (we will have plenty to eat)

·         Money other than offering - offering money will be collected at check-in.

·         Most of all, a bad attitude