Middle School Elective Camp

June 16-21

Program Director: Mike Smith


Theme: "Go Beyond"



If registered by April 22 = $235

If registered by May 20 = $255

May 21 up to walk on (subject to availability) = $265

Deposit required to be considered registered = $50


Camper receiving SCUBA instruction at Middle School Elective Camp 2018

“The only way to discover how truly great our God is - is to Go Beyond”  

Going Beyond is what makes life interesting.  If you don’t challenge yourself you will never know what you will become.  

Join us as we explore this topic at Middle School Elective Camp 2019!
Campers will need to register for one of these camps: 
  • Snorkeling - Chuck Kellum Certified Dive Master, from West Liberty Christian Church.
    • ​Campers will receive classroom and in-water training from Chuck who has extensive experience SCUBA diving around the world.  They will start the week with snorkeling and will progress to SCUBA diving (in our swimming pool) by the end of the week.  They will have the opportunity to earn a certification.
  • Basketball
  • Horse -Terry Baker, Horse expert and Farrier, works as Maintenance Director at Elkhorn Valley, and attends Crossroads Christian Church.
  • Martial Arts - Bonnie Smith owner of Komodo Dragon Martial Arts, from First Christian Church Malvern.
  • Cooking - Jen Jackson - Elkhorn Cook, attends First Christian Church Minerva.
Key Verse: Matthew 22:34-40
Mike Smith teaching in the Chapel during Middle School Elective 2018

My name is Mike Smith.  I have had the opportunity to serve in ministry for over 25+ years.  During that time I also have served as a Dean/Program Director in church camp for 25+ years.  For 15+ years I have led Middle School camps. I have the honor of serving as the Senior Minister at Four Mile Run Christian Church in Youngstown, OH.  I am married and have 4 children ages 22 years with the youngest being 8 years old. My oldest son will be graduating from Johnson University in the spring with a degree in Preaching and Church Leadership and is currently seeking a ministry position.  I am also a full-time firefighter/emt with the Austintown Fire Department where I also serve as the Chaplain..


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Bergholz, OH 43908

P: 740-768-2148

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