Who are we?
Teen Camp is a weeklong retreat sponsored and organized by Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC). Our purpose is to lead high school students to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible studies, group activities, sports, and other events.
Who’s in charge?
This year’s Camp Director is Kent Lau. He serves as a volunteer staff worker in the high school ministry at CCUC. Additionally, there are about twenty-eight adults who will serve as Cabin and Bible Study Counselors.
Who’s this for?
Teen Camp is open to all students who were in high school during the 2017-2018 school year. Students are divided into Bible Studies (mixed gender) and Cabins (single gender), each led by adult counselors.
When is it?
Teen Camp will take place on August 6-11, 2018.
Where is it?
Teen Camp will be held at Lake Geneva Youth Conference Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It is a two hour drive, north of Chicago.
Do's and Don'ts
What should I bring?
Bible, flashlight, insect repellent, pen & paper, bedding, shampoo & conditioner, soap & deodorant, alarm clock, gym shoes, toothpaste & toothbrush, a towel, clothing for 6 days, rainwear, money for snacks, sports equipment, swimwear (1 piece for ladies, no Speedos!), and A HUNGRY HEART. Lake Geneva Youth Camp no longer provides blankets or pillows, so bring those too!
What can’t I bring?
Tobacco, alcohol, playing cards, all audio/visual gear (radios, iPods, tv’s, etc.), shaving cream/mousse (unless for manufacturer’s intended purpose), water guns & balloons, perishable foods, water boilers, griddles, or hot pots. These items will be confiscated and returned at the end of camp. There is also the possibility that students may be dismissed from camp for bringing any of these items. This list is neither complete nor exhaustive, and the camp staff reserves the right to confiscate other harmful and inappropriate items.
What can I wear?
Dress should be appropriate, modest and proper for worshipping God. One should clothe themselves so that they may not hinder the worship of others. Midriff, tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti strap tank tops, and short shorts should be left at home. Male campers must wear a shirt at all times. All clothing is subject to staff approval. You will be asked to change if we believe clothing is inappropriate.
FUN STUFF AND ACTIVITIES
What’s there to do?
Basketball (in/outdoor), swimming, canoeing, table tennis, bumper ball, arts and crafts, football, ultimate frisbee, tetherball, softball, and volleyball (court and sand). Zip line, giant swing, paintball are available for any additional fee.
Pastor Mark Gold of Global Link Partners is this year’s guest speaker. Pastor Mark is a Teen Camp favorite and has been invited to speak at camp more than any other speaker. He has a passion for ministering to youth and training up the next generation of youth ministry workers. He last spoke at Teen Camp in 2014.
Is there a special music act?
We are always excited to welcome up-and-coming Christian music artists to minister to our students at camp. While we currently do not have anyone lined up for this year, we are always on the look out for an act to visit us at camp. Stay tuned to our website for updates.
Anything else new this year?
In addition to the Zip Line and Giant Swing, this year we will again offer Paintball as an additional, paid, activity. You may sign up for any of these activities on the registration form. Additional fees apply. Please note that paid activities must be completed at the scheduled time to be announced at camp. There are no refunds for no shows at the scheduled times.
Can I have visitors?
Parents, siblings, pastors and youth group counselors may visit Teen Camp during the week. All other visitors need to contact Kent Lau beforehand. We would like to minimize all unnecessary distractions.
Anything for my brother/sister?
While Teen Camp is for high schools students, CCUC also sponsors a camp (Junior Camp) for younger students. If your brother or sister is going to be in grades 3 through 9, please contact Katherine Mui at (312) 842-8545. Junior Camp will also be held this year on August 6-11, 2018 at Phantom Ranch in Mukwonago, WI.