Elementary Mini 3-4

For ages:

3rd Grade
4th Grade

This program is a 3-day, 2-night experience where campers foster independence in our youngest solo overnight program. Campers will enjoy a classic camp experience, sleeping in our rustic cabins and bonding with their cabin mates, learning from our amazing counselors, and spending full days packed with outdoor fun, faith exploration, songs, creativity and adventure!

First Day (Sunday or Wednesday): Registration open 2:30-3:30pm
Last Day (Tuesday or Friday): Departure by 4:00pm
On the last day, you are invited to join for our closing worship at 3:30pm with your camper as we celebrate a great week together!


Each schedule may differ slightly, but will center around core parts of the camp experience. Here’s an example of a typical day at camp:

  • Wake up
  • Morning Movers & Alpha – Start the day with some silly fun and a prayer
  • Breakfast
  • Camp TLC/Cabin clean up – Taking care of our living spaces is part of community life
  • Morning Chapel – We gather for worship together, to introduce the theme of the day!
  • Journey Time – Games and activities help us explore the Bible and talk about God together
  • Cabin Activity – Nature Walk
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Time – Sabbath is important, and a busy day at camp means a little rest can give campers energy to enjoy the day to the fullest!
  • Seekers (Afternoon Activities) – Campers can choose activities that vary a bit from day to day, like swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, drama, music, ultimate Frisbee, yoga, and more!
  • Canteen – Canteen is open for snacks & beverages, while campers can play games like tetherball, 4-square, giant checkers, or just hang out on the floating dock!
  • Afternoon Worship – We gather to sing, pray, and hear the Word
  • Field Game – Water Kickball
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner Entertainment – Something fun, silly, and often surprising!
  • All Camp Game – Capture the Flag
  • Canteen
  • Campfire – We gather around a campfire in praise and song
  • Omega – Reflect on the day with your cabin and end the day in prayer together
  • Sleep!

Packing List

Campers spend most of their time outdoors, check the weather and pack clothes suitable for warm days and cool nights—layers work best.

Suggested Clothing

  • 2-3 T-Shirts
  • 1 Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • 2 Pair of Shorts
  • 2 Pair of Pants
  • 1 Sweatshirt
  • Swim Suit & Beach Towel
  • Pajamas
  • Rain Jacket
  • Shoes (hiking or tennis shoes as well as shower sandals)

Suggested Non-clothing Items

  • Sleeping bag, pillow, fitted sheet
  • Personal items (soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, deodorant, bath towels, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Bible
  • Paper and pencil or pen
  • Sunglasses or Hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Postcards or stationery and stamps (optional)


  • July 10, 2019 - July 12, 2019


Realizing that everyone has a different ability to pay, Pathways has instituted a voluntary 3 Tier fee structure for Camp Emmaus summer programs. You may choose the tier that is more suitable for your situation. It’s a free-will system; you tell us what is affordable for you and your family. All participants receive the same Emmaus experience no matter what they pay!

Tier 3

Corresponds to what it actually costs Pathways to provide summer programming.


Tier 2

A partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still cannot afford the rate which represents the true cost of camp.


Tier 1

A subsidized rate, it does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs but is offered to ensure that all families have the opportunity to experience camp!


Need some ideas on how to share your camper’s experience, even if you weren’t there? Check out the Camp Conversation Guide!