Junior High School Classic

For ages:

8th Grade
9th Grade

Get ready for a week of adventure and fun! Your camper will have a chance to experience all that camp has to offer, make new friends and experience God in worship, in nature, and in community. Our Junior High School Classic week focuses on new experiences and community living, encouraging each camper to seek their passions and listen for God’s calling in everyday life. Campers will take an overnight canoe trip on Twin Lake and down the Shell River, tenting out overnight and finding new perspectives. Campers will work together to tackle our low ropes course, and thrill-seekers will love our rock wall, high ropes challenge course, and zip line.

First Day (Sunday): Registration open 2:30-3:30pm
Last Day (Friday): Departure at 12:00pm
On the last day, you are invited to join us for our closing celebrations, with a debut of our video from the week at 11:00am or for our closing worship at 11:30am! A complimentary lunch will be served following closing worship, and you are welcome to enjoy some food before you depart.

Related Programs


Each schedule may differ slightly, but will center around core parts of the camp experience. A sample schedule can be found below:

  • 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
  • All Camp Game: Bonkers!
  • 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 – Campers take initiative and choose their own afternoon activities that vary a bit from day to day. From swimming and canoeing, to candle-making and yoga, you never know what might be available each day!
  • Canteen – Canteen is open for snacks & beverages, games like tetherball, 4-square, giant checkers are available, or campers can hang out on the floating dock!
  • Afternoon Worship – We gather to sing, pray, and hear the Word
  • Field Game: Broken Spoke
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner Entertainment – Something fun, silly, and often surprising!
  • All Camp Game – Predator and Prey (It’s not just a game it’s an adventure!)
  • 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, pack clothes suitable for warm days and cool nights—layers work best.

Suggested Clothing

  • 4-5 T-Shirts
  • 1 Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • 3 Pair of Shorts
  • 1 Pair of Pants
  • 1 Sweatshirt
  • Swim Suit & Beach Towel
  • Pajamas
  • Rain Jacket
  • Shoes (hiking or tennis shoes as well as shower sandals)

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
  • Camp Store and Canteen money (campers will have chances to visit the camp store and canteen throughout the week)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Postcards or stationery and stamps (optional)


  • June 21, 2020 - June 26, 2020
  • July 19, 2020 - July 24, 2020


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!