See You at Beach Camp

Each year we kickoff the summer in style, at the beach!
We take students to Garden City, South Carolina for the best week of their summer, maybe even year.
So, grab a friend or your whole crew and join us!

 

Go to Beach Camp

Beach Camp isn't simply a week at the beach.
It's a chance to leave behind the busyness of every day life.
It's an opportunity to meet new people or hang with your closest friends.
It's a safe place to have fun, grow and hear from God.

 

Registration

Registration currently costs $350 per student. Once the calendar flips over to May, the cost goes up to $375 per student. This covers pretty much everything you will ever need while at Beach Camp. You can pay for the trip in full when you sign up, or reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Feel free to pay online or in person. Any questions, see our help section below.

important dates

April 29 - Last day for regular pricing ($350).

May 30 - Beach Camp Worship Night (7pm in Student Center)
May 30 - Last day to sign up

June 3 - Leave for Beach Camp (check-in begins at 8:30am)

 

Click the button below to sign up.

Give to the Beach Camp Fund

Last year almost half of the students that attended Beach Camp requested some level of financial assistance. When you give to Beach Camp you help remove a major barrier to students hearing the gospel and seeing their lives changed forever.

When you give, you make it possible for students to experience life change. 

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Serve at Beach Camp

Beach Camp not only serves as a life-chaning week for students, but for volunteers as well. Volunteering as a leader builds your own faith as you see God work in the lives of students. Just ask Kimberly Boone, or any of the volunteers who have taken a week off work to be a part of what Jesus is doing in the next generation.

If you're interested in serving at Beach Camp, apply now. 

You may think you aren't able to make it to Beach Camp this year, but what if we can help make it happen?
We want to do everything in our power to get everyone to Beach Camp that wants to go.

So, if you have any questions or concerns that are not covered below in our FAQ section,
or you're in need of financial assistance, please let us know.

 

FAQs


+ Where is Beach Camp?

Garden City

+ When is Beach Camp?

June 3-8, 2018

+ What is Beach Camp like?

Each day starts with what we call “Silent Sounds.” This is simply a time to spend learning about Jesus from the Bible and talking to Him in prayer. This takes place on the beach, listening to the waves come up on the shoreline. After Silent Sounds we eat and fuel up for the day. This is followed by some rec time games and small group discussion. By this time, we’re hungry again so we grab some lunch. After lunch we have free time and the opportunity to chill at the pool, beach or go to town to shop – whatever you and your small group decide to do. Each night we clean up and gather for dinner and a session. Late night snack and activities follow our nightly sessions and then it’s back to the rooms for some sleep.

 

+ How much does it cost to go to Beach Camp?

Regular pricing is $350 and due by the end of April. Late pricing is $375 and is due by May 30.

+ What does the price of Beach Camp include?

Beach Camp costs include charter buses to and from Garden City, lodging for the week, all food once we arrive to the retreat center, access to all materials, sessions, and camp activities while in Garden City, and a sweet Beach Camp shirt.

+ How much money spending money should I send with my student?

The only spending money necessary is $15-$20 to cover two meals – one traveling to and one traveling from Garden City. There is a souvenir and snack shop on site and students have the option to walk to town to shop there. In general, only send what you are comfortable with your student spending, because they’ll spend everything you send regardless of how much or little.

 

+ Is there financial assistance?

Yes. If you or someone you know cannot go to Beach Camp because of costs use the help form above to connect with someone about financial assistance.

+ Are there refunds?

$50 is not refundable as your deposit. Other than that, we certainly understand that sometimes circumstances change. If this is the case, refunds are possible and monies paid are transferable.

+ Will there be security?

Garden City Chapel and Retreat has someone onsite and on duty 24 hours. In addition to this, to ensure your students’ safety, there will be an adult volunteer leader for every 4-6 students. This leader has been background checked, interviewed and trained. Your student’s small group leader will be with your student at all times.

 

+ What is the role of the leader?

Leaders care for students by leading small group times, recreation times, and ensuring students’ safety both day and night. Basically, leaders make sure Beach Camp is the best week for students.

+ How do I volunteer as a leader?

Fill out the volunteer form above expressing interest in helping with Beach Camp. Someone from the PCB Student staff will follow up with you with the next steps. All leaders that attend Beach Camp are required to have an interview, background check completed and attend a training session.

+ If I just graduated high school, can I still go?

Yes! Students who just graduated in May can attend Beach Camp as seniors.

 

+ If I start middle school in the fall, can I go?

Not yet. Beach Camp attendees must have completed the 6th grade.

+ As a parent, how do I find out more information?

Closer to the trip, we’ll host a parent meeting to answer all of your questions. In the meantime, email any questions to cody.jenkins@pcbchurch.org and we’ll be in touch.

+ What do I do if there is an emergency while my child is at Beach Camp?

There will be an emergency phone line for you to call and get in contact with your student. You will find out more about this at the parent meeting.

 

+ What do I do if my child has medication to take?

We will have a nurse travel with us to camp who will administer all medications. At check-in you will need to see and submit all medications to our nurse. Each medication will have a form that will need to be filled out and accompany the medication. Over-the-counter medicines are not necessary to pack as we will supply these as needed.

+ What do I need to pack?

Beach Camp is a casual week, so pack comfortable, casual and modest clothes for 5 days and tennis shoes or sandals. Obviously, a swimsuit is necessary; again, modesty is required (no two-pieces for girls or speedos for guys). A beach towel and sunscreen also come in handy. Beds are bunk style so bring twin sized sheets or a sleeping bag and a pillow. Hygiene is important, so all the necessary toiletries and a bath towel should be packed. Each year we have our fan-favorite Nerd Prom, so make sure to pack your nerdiest outfit. If you get hungry on road-trips, feel free to pack some travel snacks. And don’t forget the money for lunch on the way to and from Garden City.

+ What are the theme nights?

Each night session at Beach Camp is themed, meaning we dress up according to the theme that is set. This year’s theme nights are as follows: Sunday – Atlanta Sports Night, Monday – Patriotic Night, Tuesday – Hawaiian Night, Wednesday – Black Out Night, Thursday – Camp Shirt Night.

 
 

+ Are phones allowed for students?

Students are allowed to take their phones with them. We want each student to have the opportunity to share their week and experience with their family and friends who may not have been able to join. However, the purpose of the week is to grow closer to friends and God. If a phone becomes an overwhelming distraction per our leaders’ discretion, it will be held until the end of the week. Additionally, Beach Camp is not responsible for any damaged or lost phones while there.