At camp, you will share a cabin with 4 to 9 other campers and a counselor. The person you specified as cabin mate in your registration will also be with you in your cabin.
Your Family Group.
You will also be part of a Family Group. During some sessions, your Family Group will be your Cabin Group. At other sessions, your Family Group will be a group of six to eight campers (half male, half female), along with a counselor. Your specified cabin mate will also be with you in the family group. The Family Group is an important element of the Christikon life. Together you will do Bible study, service projects, hiking, meal-time dishes and bath house cleaning, program planning, etc.
The Large Group.
You will also share with the whole camp community for meals, worship, recreation, and other activities. During Interest Groups, you can choose among several options with campers who may not be in your Cabin or Family Group.
A regular part of camp life in week-long camp sessions is an overnight camping trip away from the main camp. You will hike out with your Family Group, carrying your sleeping bag and necessary supplies. While you are out, you will be sharing in four meals, Bible study, worship, and Quiet Time, as well as other group activities. You return to the camp the next day. The overnight provides a distinct way for Family Group members to become more a part of each other’s lives. It also gives you a chance to experience some of the wilderness surrounding the camp.
The life of faith.
We also hope that camp will help you grow in your faith. You do not have to be a Lutheran to be at Christikon—you do not even have to be a believer, however, faith shapes our life together at Christikon. We worship together at the beginning and end of every day. We take time each day to study the Bible together. We usually have daily Quiet Time, so each of us can have a brief chance to be alone with God. And there are all kinds of unscheduled times where we find ourselves both challenged and deepened.
Food and meal times.
Sharing together in the common life at the meal table is a significant part of the Christikon life. Meals are served “family style.” We try to serve tasty and nutritious meals, even as we try to live within budgets and work in a location where getting supplies to camp is a major undertaking. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know on your health form. We will make every effort to accommodate dietary needs.