Middle School Elective Camp

June 11-16, 2023

Program Director: Mike Smith




Deposit required to be considered registered = $50

Check in: Sunday 6-7pm

Check out: Friday 10am

Check-In Area: Canteen Porch

Camper SCUBA diving in our pool at Middle School Elective


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 some classroom work 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.


Camper receiving SCUBA instruction from Divemaster Chuck Kellum at M.S. Elective 2018

Elkhorn Experience

Join Jeremiah Kuttler in this variety elective that will include archery, lake time, hiking, fire-starting, outdoor skills, basic first-aid, and basketball.

Campers participating in Basketball elective


My name is Jennifer Jackson and this is my 5th summer working at Elkhorn Valley in the kitchen.  I love to be in the kitchen and I love feeding hungry people!  Aside from my job here at camp, I also prepare meals for people in my community. This is a way for busy people to have fresh, homemade food.  Lastly, I am in the process of opening a home bakery! I am hoping to have it up and running by the end of summer. We make all kinds of baked goods. Some of the things I make are: cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pies, rolls, breads, pies, noodles and a variety of other goodies.


I am really looking forward to spending the week with everyone and growing a love for being in the kitchen.


Some of Jen's wonderful baking creations.


S.T.E.M. stand for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Campers will spend time learning concepts in these areas, and experimenting with them around the camp, getting a first hand glimpse of the wonders of God’s Creation. 


Mike Smith

My name is Mike Smith.  I have had the opportunity to serve in ministry for 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 23 years with the youngest being 9 years old.  I am also a full-time firefighter/emt with the Austintown Fire Department where I serve as the Chaplain..


Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp

8200 Carnation Rd. SE
Bergholz, OH 43908

P: 740-768-2148

F: 740-768-0001


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