Wilderness and Expedition Programs 2018

Wilderness Camps and Middle School Expedition offer a more rustic and laid back camping experience with campers staying in our Adirondack shelters or their own tents, & enjoying more intimate teaching & worship times around the campfire. Our Wilderness Camp is located along the creek in a secluded section of our camp.  Campers will have access to primitive restroom facilities, and will bathe in the creek in their swimsuits.  They have their meals in a covered pavillion equipped with an outdoor kitchen (although most of the cooking takes place by our staff in the kitchen to satisfy health department regulations).  They still have access to all of the great recreation opportunities at the camp including High Ropes, Low Ropes, Rock Wall, Canoeing, Fishing, Creeking, Games and more.  It is a true "camping" experience, and it is truly amazing.


Expedition is an off site hiking program which this year is taking place in the Monongahela National Forest.  For more details, see description below.

"The Amazing Race" at Middle School Expedition 2018 (6th-8th Grades) July 8th-13th Cost: $265 if registered by April 23, $285 if registered by May 21, $295 after that.  This program takes place mainly at our on-site Wilderness Camp, with 1 daytime off-site excursion.

Program Director: Chrissy Lewis - First Christian Church Martins Ferry

What is more fun than winning?  The Bible says, “run in such a way as to win the prize.”  How do I do that?  Can life really be fun when you are always focused on winning?  This year our staff hopes to convince you to stay the course and keep running the race until you hear well done.  We want to show you how much fun “racing for the prize” can be.  We will have our usual staff and do many of our normal activities (swimming, low ropes, high ropes and canoeing) along with some “amazing races.”  For our expedition this year we are planning a canoe trip. We hope you will join us for a week full of mental training for the course God has set for us. 

"#ChallengeAccepted" at Wilderness 1 2018 June 24th-29th (7th-12th Grades) Cost: $235 if registered by April 23, $255 if registered by May 21, $265 after that.

Program Director: PJ Lovett - First Christian Church Malvern

Scripture has many challenges for us as we seek to live out our christian faith.  This week  we’ll look at many of these  as we are also challenged by a variety of fun activities.  Join us for a great week filled with games, creeking, canoeing, hiking, High Ropes Course, fun around the campfire and so much more.  Can’t wait to see you all here!

"This Means War" at Wilderness 2 2018 (7th-12th Grades) July 15th-20th Cost: Cost: $235 if registered by April 23, $255 if registered by May 21, $265 after that.

Program Director: JB Holliday - First Christian Church Barnesville

Through God's word we will learn how to face the many challenges Christians are under today. What God says about the evil in the world, and how to personally overcome sin that could lead to hate and violence. We won't take this lying down, THIS MEANS WAR.  Join us for a week filled with some amazing worship around the campfire, high ropes, camp fires and more!

"Now What?" at Wilderness 3 2018 (7th-12th Grades) July 22nd-27th Cost: $235 if registered by April 23, $255 if registered by May 21, $265 after that.

Program Directors: Brandon and Georgia Kirby - Greenford Christian Church

Key Verse: Psalm 119:105

In such a crazy world how can you know the truth? Where is your life manual, and who wrote these rules anyway? And what happens when you ask “now what?” Join is at Wilderness 3 as we discover that the Bible isn’t just some ancient book, but a road map from God pointing us to our true North - Him. We are going to have a blast enjoying the great outdoors, playing on the high and low ropes course, relaxing by the creek, fishing, and so much more! See you this summer!

"Who is Jesus" at High School Expedtion Camp 2018 June 10th-15th (9th-12th Grades) Cost: $265 if registered by April 23, $285 if registered by May 21, $295 after that.

Program Director: Ben Black - Elder at First Christian Church Malvern


Meet Ben and here him talk about this program by clicking here: "EXPEDITION VIDEO"

1 Timothy 2:5

For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.


Lace up your boots and get ready for an adventure! This year will be a fun, intense and unforgettable experience in the deepest part of the Monongahela National Forest. Our week will begin with a caving excursion at Laurel Caverns. From there we will travel to the Cranberry Wilderness in West Virginia for a backpacking and hiking adventure that will take us deep into the forest. We will see mountain streams, waterfalls, pristine spruce forest and experience everything that nature has to offer.

While on the expedition we will dive into scripture to discover who Jesus really is. Was he a real person? How can he be both God and man? Was Jesus sinless? How can one man be the savior of the world? These are the topics that we will look to answer as we study the scripture together. So, come with an open mind and be ready to be challenged physically and spiritually.

Parent Child Camps

New for 2018!

Click button below to find out more about our Father/Son and Mother/Daughter camps for students entering grades 3 to 8!


Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp

8200 Carnation Rd. SE
Bergholz, OH 43908

P: 740-768-2148

F: 740-768-0001


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