Camp Vineyard 2017 is Next Week!

AAAAHHH!! Are you excited yet? We are! Almost everything is ready to be put in the truck tomorrow, and we will roll out at 9:30am on Sunday! There’s just a few last minute details as we get ready for The Best Week of the Summer: Food Allergies We know some of our Campers and adults have a variety of food allergies. Woodland is a peanut-free campus, and we’ve asked that you don’t bring peanuts or snacks including peanuts in your bag. For those that have a gluten or other allergy that might impact their ability to eat the main entrees at meals, you’re welcome to bring some of your own food. Woodland has a fridge and a microwave in each dining hall dedicated to your use. Just put your name on your stuff. As always, there will be a salad bar at every lunch and dinner, too. If you or your Camper has a food allergy and you’d like to see the menu for the week, just email us at info@campvineyard.com. Water Bottles Be sure to pack your water bottles! While we won’t talk about the W-E-A-T-H-E-R (don’t say it, it’ll jinx it! It’s like talking to a pitcher during a perfect game in baseball), we can say that you’re going to be outside a lot and you’ll be thirsty! We want to cut down on our plastic bottle usage again this year, so pack those reusable bottles! Adult Volunteers – Finish Your Training! You’ve gotten all the emails about it, so get that wrapped up this weekend if you haven’t already. You’ll get another email from us tomorrow if you haven’t completed...
One Month Until Camp Vineyard 2017!

One Month Until Camp Vineyard 2017!

One month from right now, we’ll be at Camp! One month! Online Forms Group Leaders: If you haven’t already submitted photos or scans of your release forms (and other forms if you need them), log into your ACTIVE account and get on it! Seriously, it will make your first 30 minutes at Camp so, so, SO much easier. Imagine getting out of the van after a long drive, standing in line for as little time as possible, and getting into your cabin for a quick rest before lunch on Monday at Camp. Let’s be honest, that would be a little bit of the Not Yet in the middle of the Already. …Yes, I just dropped some Kingdom Theology in reference to uploading your release forms.  But I don’t think I’m too far off. Seriously, though, it will make life easier if you get the forms in now. If you uploaded your forms last year, you know what I’m talking about. It’ll take a little time, but that’s a little time in your nice, air conditioned office, sipping tea or coffee, listening to new jams on Spotify and not standing in line in the Georgia heat! Waitlist Update We’ve been able to pull a few kids off of the waitlist as we’ve had cancellations. Right now, we’re having to give priority to adult volunteers for groups that didn’t have any leaders registered when we went to the waitlist. We’re going to bring every Camper we possibly can, but we also want all of our Campers to be safe. Part of that is sticking to our policies about the number of adults in cabins, on teams, and...

Camp Vineyard 2017 Schedule & Registration Update!

Click the schedule to see the large version! If you’ve been to Camp before, you already know what to expect. If this is your first time, you’re going to have a lot of fun! Also, we wanted to give everybody an update about the registration waitlist. At this point, we’ve filled all available beds, and we don’t currently have a spot for anyone still on the waitlist. However, with just over 6 weeks to go, it’s not time to break out the sad emojis just yet. There are always cancellations, and as spots open up we will be filling them with Campers from the waitlist. We’re going to do that on a first come-first served basis. So, if you’d like to remain on the list, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll notify you if a spot becomes available. If, on the other hand, you want to make other plans and be removed from the waitlist, we totally understand. Just let us know at info@campvineyard.com As we get closer to Camp, we will update you on your status. If we’re able to find a spot for you, you’ll receive a registration confirmation email. If not, you’ll get first dibs (like, before Early Bird even opens first dibs) on a spot in 2018. If you’re a Camper on the waitlist, your parent or group leader just got an email with this same update. If you have any questions, let us know at ...
Camp Vineyard 2017 Registration is Almost Full!

Camp Vineyard 2017 Registration is Almost Full!

Wow! We’ve had an unbelievable response to registration this year, and we’ve broken every record! Just within the last week, almost all of those last 100 spots have been snapped up! With that, we’re putting Camper registration on a temporary hold. Any new Camper registrations after this post goes live will be put on a waitlist. Here’s why: Though we have 400 beds available, we have to account for the number of beds for guys and girls. Additionally, we have to make sure we’re holding beds for the right number of counselors. It makes for a tremendously complicated spreadsheet, as you might imagine. Now a waitlist isn’t the end of the world. We’re going to do everything we can to get kids off the waitlist and in to spots. This hold is more like a gentle tap of the brakes than a hard stop. The last thing we would want to do is cancel anyone’s registration after they were in because we had overbooked, so we use this process to keep things straight. If you or your Camper are on a waitlist, we’ll be in touch once we know for sure that they have a spot. And there will come a point (probably next week) where we’re totally full. Once that happens, we’ll make another post. In the meantime, if you have Campers or Adult Volunteers to get registered, go ahead and get them in so we can get them a spot. And if you’re a group leader with cancellations, please process those ASAP so we can find a bed for kids on the wait list. Thank...

Announcing 2017’s Speaker & Band!

Hey! We’ve got some amazing people speaking and leading worship at Camp this year! Speaker: Jenna Stepp Jenna has been leading in the Vineyard since 2002, first as a youth pastor and then as one of the founding directors of Vineyard Heroic Leadership Institute in 2011. She currently serves on the Vineyard Pilgrimage team and is passionate about seeing others empowered with the supernatural reality of the Christian life to transform lives! Jenna is currently the director of development for HLI and has recently moved to Saco to plant the Saltwater Vineyard with her husband Shawn and their three children.   Worship: Aaron Leonardy & Band Aaron, Calan, and Sam are returning to Camp, and they’re bringing some friends with them! They’ll be leading worship in the main sessions, as well as leading the Worship Neat! Group Track. They did a fantastic job last year, and, by popular request, we’ve asked them to make a return trip! If you’re interested in learning how to be a better musician, worshiper, and band member, sign up for their Track.     Registration opens in March! Stay up to date on Insta, Facebook, and...

Camp Vineyard 2017: June 26-30, 2017!

We’re so excited to announce that Camp Vineyard 2017 will be June 26-30! Join us for a week of awesome games, great worship, and fantastic teaching as we celebrate the 10th year of the Best Week of the Summer! Registration opens in March!

Great News about the Fine Arts Track!

Calling all visual artists! We’re bringing in an awesome teacher to help you with acrylic, watercolor, and mixed-media skills over the 3 days of this track. Interested, but not signed up for the Fine Arts Track? That’s alright, you can send us an email by June 20th and let us know that you want to swap your Neat! Groups. Same goes for those of you who were more interested in another of the fine arts and want to swap to individual Neat! Groups instead. We’ll be doing different things with this track in the...

2016 Schedule is Here!

Hot off the presses – or out of Illustrator – it’s the Camp Vineyard 2016 schedule! Click to enlarge. Monday’s highlights: Check-In from 10:00-2:00, 2:15 orientation for new and young volunteers, and then the fun begins at 3:00 with the Opening Session! Got questions? Email us!...

New Team Members in 2016!

We’ve got some huge news for Camp Vineyard Southeast this year! As many of you know, Jeff and Kellie moved to Texas to plant Vineyard College Station. Their plan was to drive back for Camp in June and serve, as they always have, as our Site Pastor and Site Coordinator along with me. However, that plan has changed. The South Central Vineyard Regional Conference is, unfortunately, the same week as Camp Vineyard Southeast. That means that Jeff and Kellie, as new church planters in the region, need to take that opportunity to make connections throughout Texas and Louisiana. The down side is, they won’t be at Camp Vineyard Southeast this year. That’s a bummer. The upside is, they’re going to be helping Vineyard College Station get off to a great start! So, the big question is, who’s going to join me in leading CVSE this year? I’m glad you asked! Site Coordinator – Cory Trube Cory is the youth pastor at the Maryville Vineyard. He’s served at Camp as a Color Team Counselor, Game Team member, and most recently as the coordinator of Neat! Groups in 2015. Cory knows how Camp happens, and is awesome at putting team members in the right spots. As Site Coordinator, he’ll be working in conjunction with the Site Pastor and me to ensure our Color Team Counselors, Neat! Group Leaders and Deans have the info they need to serve the Campers. Personally, I’ve gotten to know Cory over the last couple of years, and he brings the right mix of fun and administrative abilities that the team needs. He’s become a good friend, and I’m confident that he’s...

Evan Brownell is our 2016 Camp Speaker!

We’re super excited to announce that Evan Brownell will be our speaker at Camp Vineyard 2016! Evan is the Youth Pastor at the Vineyard Church in Syracuse, NY and has worked with students for close to 14 years. He has a passion for positioning students to experience God in a relevant way and releasing them to do the stuff Jesus did. Evan and his wife Michela have been married for 7 years and have 2 sons. Together they enjoy taming the outdoors, eating and mentoring younger people. If you’re considering full-time ministry, you definitely want to sign up for his Wednesday Neat! Group. His story is one you need to hear, and he’s got a wide range of experience doing ministry in real ways. You can follow Evan on Instagram: @vineyardyouthny...