Pioneer Camp is an overnight camp for kids who are entering the 2nd – 4th grades in the coming school year. The interested mission team should seek to bring a volunteer staff of 24, which may be comprised of at least 12 adults and 12 teens aged 16 and older who will serve as junior leaders, alongside the adult team members. Camps generally run fairly even in number of boys and girls and the team should reflect a similar makeup. Local leaders may be able to supplement volunteer staffing. The mission team will be supported by the paid summer staff and will not be responsible for cooking, maintenance, cleaning, or other background tasks. Instead, the mission team will find themselves dedicated to leading small group times for Bible study, cabin chaperones and devotionals, recreation time, a morning wake-up and a nightly worship time, and spending as much time as possible with the campers while they are with us.
Campers begin arriving at 2:00 pm on Sunday and will be dismissed for pickup after lunch on Thursday. Cabins hold a maximum of 12 people and will be arranged with up to 10 campers and two chaperones. The cabins are equipped with bunks and mattresses. Bedding for mission team members is provided by the camp. Shower and bathhouse facilities are available on the campus. Towels and washcloths are supplied for the mission team members.
Mission teams are encouraged to arrive late on Friday or Saturday to enjoy some Alaskan adventures. Coordinate with LGC before arrival regarding meals and lodging prior to the beginning of the camp event. Camp orientation will take place on Sunday morning in preparation for camper arrival at 2:00 pm. Once the camp event begins, there is no opportunity for excursions until the camp has been completed. Arrangements can be made to remain at the camp beyond the Thursday lunch dismissal with consideration given to preparations for the next camp which will begin on the next Sunday.
The camp day is structured as follows;
4:10-5:10 Welcome Rally
7:45-8:30 Small Group
8:45-10:00 Snack, hang-out, games
11:00 Lights Out
9:15-9:45 Morning Wake-Up Session
9:45-10:15 Cabin Clean-Up
11:15-12:00 Small Group
1:00-1:30 Quiet Time
1:30-2:30 Afternoon Activity (organized rec; craft opportunities)
2:30-4:30 Free Time*
4:30-5:00 Clean-up for dinner
7:00-7:45 Small Group
7:45-9:30 Snacks, hang-out, games,
10:00 Lights out
9:15-10:15 Cabin Clean-up/pack
10:15-10:45 Small Group
Location: 4495 West Little Cloud Wasilla, AK 99654
Length: 5 days, 06/01/2024 – 06/06/2024
Number of volunteers needed: 24
Team member preference:
- Youth team
- Adult team
2222 West 100th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99515
Transportation: Transportation to and from Alaska is not provided. Pickup at Ted Stevens Intl. Airport is provided and the camp has a few vehicles which can be utilized, but teams should consider renting for off-site excursions
Lodging AND MEALS are provided at the camp in cabin/dorm settings for $45.00 per day per person
Material: On a case by case depending on role of team members and materials which can be acquired locally. Work closely with LGC Camp staff to plan ministry focus and Bible study materials, craft projects and supplies, and plan recreation times/acquire any materials needed.