- Third Session -

Theme: TRUTH!

Date: July 23-29

Theme verse:

Third session invites youth ages 9-18 to come together for a spirit-filled week of camp.  Since we have a larger age range, it allows for families with multiple ages of children to attend camp together. This is traditionally Silver Maple Camp’s largest session which makes for fantastic singing and devotional time.  Youth are split by age groups during classes and mixed like families during various activities.  Third session has a strong staff of adult counselors, many of which are former campers or parents of campers. 

In 2023 we are in search of the TRUTH!  We will be spending the week talking about where to find the truth, how to know it is true, what untruth is and what it means to pursue truth.  Throughout the week we will be working to understand the value of honesty, how it is important to you and to those around you.  We will also be walking through the Old Testament, one story at a time, knitting together many of the stores kids learn in their youth but struggle to know where they fit in the larger layout of God’s word.


Things to take note of:

In addition to modest dress, 3rd session has a tradition of dressing up for worship each night.  Believe it or not, this is actually a tradition that most of our campers love. For some campers, this provides a great opportunity to update those social media pictures with their camp friends around the lake. For some of our younger campers, well, let’s be honest, it’s a great way to make sure they are cleaned up at least once a day. “Dress up” will mean something different to everyone.  At a basic level it might mean jeans and a collared shirt but dresses and ties are often broken out by our seasoned veterans.  We suggest that you bring several options and join in the fun.


Phones, cameras, tablets and computers are not needed at camp.  There is very little cell service in the area and internet access is not granted to campers.  With the cabins full of campers and limited tables to set things on, these kind of things have a very good chance of getting stepped on and damaged.  The camp is not responsible for the care of personal items.  With that being said, we also recognize that campers love to use their phone cameras and we don’t want to take away all of their opportunities to take pictures with their friends.  There are times that phones will be allowed to come out and times for them to be put away.  Staff will go over those times with the campers.  On a side note, phones will not be considered a Bible during the week of camp so each camper still needs to bring a paper Bible. If you are unable to bring a bible, please let us know ahead of time and we will make sure we have one ready for you when you get to camp.

Find out more specifics as our session draws near on our session-specific Facebook page.  This is also a great way to see the camp activities during the week as staff will be posting pictures every day.