Summer Camp is no ordinary adventure!
Students will experience tons of fun, creative team activities, authentic friendships, and opportunities to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Our team has been planning and praying for this for months and can’t wait to see God move in and through the lives of students.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When is Summer Camp?
Middle School Camp (students currently in grades 5-7 of the 2022-23 school year) June 12-16, 2023 (Monday–Friday)
High School Camp (Students currently in grades 8-12 of the 2022-23 school year) July 10-14, 2023 (Monday–Friday)
Where is Summer Camp located?
Both High School and Middle School camps will be at Southeastern University (SEU), which is a Christ-centered university located in Lakeland, Florida.
To get more info on the location visit their website: www.seu.edu
Students will arrive and sign in at Discovery Church Sand Lake campus located at 881 Sand Lake Road on the first day of camp. From Discovery Church, we will head to camp at Southeastern University. Pick up will at Discovery Church Sand Lake campus on the last day of camp. Times are TBD.
High School Students currently in grades 8-12 of the 2022-23 school year.
FUGE Camps is the world's largest summer camp, as well as the world's largest Christian camp organized by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
FUGE is designed to take students out of their normal routine and place them into an environment that is focused on life-change through relationship with Christ.
What does a typical day at camp look like at Fuge Camp?
Morning Celebration, Recreation, Quiet time & Bible study, Lunch, Track times, Hangtime, Dinner, Worship, Church Group Time, NightLife…Sleep!
Middle School Students currently in grades 5-7 of the 2022-23 school year.
CIY: MIX is a 4-day summer event of awesomeness designed specifically for middle school students. MIX Camp is built for middle school brains, hearts, and bodies in mind. Where the Gospel is taught in a way they understand and why small group discussions aren’t an afterthought.
What does a typical day at camp look like at CIY Camp?
Three meals each day, Morning & Evening sessions, Group time after each session, and Afternoon Recreation.
Registration closes May 17, 2023
The cost of camp covers: all meals for the week, lodging, all campus activities, camp t-shirt, and transportation to and from camp.
Do you offer Scholarships?
Yes. Helping students get to camp is one of our great joys. Click HERE to complete the scholarship application. Funds are limited and subject to approval.
When checking in, parents of students with medication are required to meet with the camp nurse. All prescription medication must be in their original containers [not generic bags or bottles]. You will have the opportunity to give instructions to the nurse and ask any questions you may have. Have all instructions typed out to help ensure exactly what your child needs and when they need it.
What if my student has dietary restrictions?
Special meal plans are available. If your student has dietary needs, please indicate specifics on the registration form.
Casual and athletic clothing for recreational activities and appropriate clothing for all worship sessions. Must have Closed toed shoes for all recreational activities. Clothing outfits that are too tight, reveal midriff, cleavage or underwear are not permitted. No gang paraphernalia, garments and/or jewelry, tattoos, or other insignias, which display or suggest sexual, vulgar, drug, alcohol, or tobacco-related wording/graphics or may tend to provoke violence or disruption at camp shall be worn. Boys are expected to wear shirts at all times except at the pool.
- Girl's one-piece suit or two-piece w/tank top. Tankinis are acceptable.
- Guy’s must wear appropriate swim trunks; no cutoff jeans/shorts, no speedos
Note: Parents, if clothing is questionable, we may ask students to change. Please help students pack accordingly.
"Camp is the most fun and exciting thing ever! I was born and raised a Christian, but it wasn’t until the summer that I went to camp for the second time where I decided I wanted to have a relationship with God. Camp opened my eyes to let me see what God was trying to show me. Not only did camp put me on the right path and teach me life lessons that actually applied to my life, but it was also super fun! I met so many new friends and grew a better relationship with the ones I already had. And it helped me grow closer to my small group. Camp changed my life for the better and is totally awesome and fun!"
"Camp is one of my favorite memories of the summer. Camp allowed me to meet new people and form new friendships with students from the other campuses I otherwise would not have met. But most importantly camp helped my faith grow and my love for Christ deepened. I would not have been able to go to camp without the church's support and the scholarship they were able to grant me, because without it I would not have the relationship that I have with God now. So I'm super duper grateful."
“As a student having the opportunity to attend Discovery Camp allowed me to encounter God in a new way. Through scholarships I was able to attend both camp and Worship Boot Camp which enabled me to serve in a new way and gave me the passion to become a student leader. The way leaders poured into me as a student has directly affected my desire to pour into the life of students.”
“Discovery Student Camp is an experience that cannot ever be missed, truly, I’ve been going to camp 4 years and thankfully my family has been financially stable to pay for it. Last year we couldn’t so for the first time we reached out to the church for a scholarship. Discovery and their fantastic team of leaders and student pastors not only helped pay but gave me a full scholarship to CAMP and I couldn’t say thank you enough. Not only does camp impact me but it allows my heart to be open and to listen to God and reconnect with him in ways I didn’t think I was ever capable of. I’m a junior now in high school and I still act like a little kid excited for camp. God is still working in me, and camp is a big part of that.”
The last few years were very hard for me and my family. My dad lost his job and almost lost his battle with Covid. During that time, my mom was working less on top of taking care of my dad and our family. It was very difficult for us as a family. That's when we started attending Discovery Church. I wanted to go to Discovery student camp but I wasn't sure if we would be able to afford to go. As we prayed, God provided a way through a camp scholarship for me to attend camp. Discovery Student Camp helped me to connect and grow in my relationship with God, with others, and I had a lot of fun. I'm so thankful for the blessing of a camp scholarship.