soma camp details

The countdown to SOMA Camp has begun!
We are super excited, and I know you are probably wondering what the week will look like, what to pack, etc. 
Scroll down to view our dress code, packing list, and camp schedule.  Please remember to complete payments, and sign and turn in the camp release forms.

If you have any questions, please contact Jayne Grieves @813-579-0433 or email her.


DROP-OFF
Monday, July 18
@12:00pm
First Pres
(3302 W. Horatio St.) 

Van leaves at 12:30pm


PICK-UP

Friday, July 22
@1:30pm
First Pres

dress code & Packing list

Dress Code:

  1. Clothing: All clothing shall be neat, clean, and acceptable in repair and appearance and shall be worn within the bounds of decency and good taste as appropriate.
  2. Articles of clothing which display profanity, products, or slogans which promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sex, or are in any other way distracting, are prohibited. 
  3. Excessively baggy or tight clothing, and clothing which advantages gang symbols or affiliation is prohibited.
  4. Items of clothing which expose bare midriffs, bare chests, undergarments, or that are transparent are prohibited. 
    Tank tops with straps wider than one inch are permitted.  Please be advised that spaghetti straps, shirts which expose a bare back, halter tops, and tube tops are prohibited.
  5. Swimming (For all water recreation): Swimsuits for men must be swimsuits only.  (No shorts, cut-off pants, or speedos). Swimsuits for women should be one-piece recommended.  However, two-piece suits are allowed as long as they are modestly cut.  No string, thong, or crochet.
  6. We have outside activities planned every day, so bring outdoor outfits that you do not mind being active it. 
    It will be HOT!
  7. Night session are planned so bring clothing appropriate for a church service.
  8. Camp staff reserves the right to have students change if clothing is found inappropriate.


Technology at camp: 

Counselors will keep phones in a safe lock bin and give campers an hour on Tuesday and Thursday to use. 


Packing list:

Change of clothes for 4 days

Pajamas

Bathing suit (one piece for girls)

Beach shoes

Beach towel

Shower towel

Sheets, pillow, and blanket for bedding

All necessary toiletries

Any medication that is needed for your student

Sunscreen lotion

Bible

Notebook and pen

Money for stops there and back


Optional packing items:

Extra towels

Sunglasses

Spending money (café and merch available for purchase)

Optional nice change of clothes for 3 night sessions

Entertainment for trip there and back

schedule

As we get closer to the camp date, we will be refining things like the specifics of activities, Worship services, Meals, etc. 

 

Theme: We desire camp to be just the beginning of students coming together with other students who share common beliefs. Students are dealing with far more than we know, but if there is another student that could go alongside them that we could connect them to, then we have won. We desire to unite the students in our churches as one body simply. Our theme is one body, we are stronger together, and God has designed us to be together, not isolated. 

 

Morning Sessions: The morning sessions will be more practical, including ways to grow and pursue Christ. The worship will be dialed back than what they will experience during the night session. The morning sessions will also have a discussion group time attached to the end of the service. The goal of the morning session is to give your students practical tools that they can take home and implement in their everyday routine. 

 

Night Sessions: The night sessions will be incredible. We have a full band, lights, videos, games, camp speaker, etc. The night sessions will correlate with the morning sessions; however, they will be more evangelistic but still revolve around the church's theme of being one body. The night sessions will be loud, the energy will be high, and the day's highlight. 

 

Day 1- Monday 12:00PM

12:00PM – Arrive at First Pres Church 3302 W. Horatio

12:00-12:30PM–  Safety/Rules briefing.  

12:30PM – Leave for North Florida Christian Camp Address: 6779 Camp Rd, Keystone Heights, FL 32656

1:30PM – Stop for bathroom/snack break (halfway point) 

2:30-3:30PM –  Arrive at Camp for check-in. (room assignments, receive t-shirts, medications, etc) 

3:30-5:00PM– Dinner in the Kitchen. 

5:00-7:00PM – Get Ready for Night Session and Orientation. 

7:30-9:00PM – Night Session (games, rules, introductions, plan of the week, etc.) 

9:00-9:30PM – Small Group Discussion

9:30-10:15PM– Late Night Activity.  

10:30PM– Back into cabins and get ready for lights out. 

11:00PM – Lights Out. 


Day 2 thru Day 4 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

7:15-8:00AM – Coffee and snacks for Leaders, as well any questions for changes needed. 

8:00-9:00AM – Breakfast. 

9:00-9:30AM – Getting ready for Morning Session

9:30-10:50AM – Morning Session

10:50-11:30AM – Small Group Discussion. 

11:30-12:00PM – Change and grab necessary items for the Recreation and free time. 

12:00-12:45PM – Lunch

1:00-3:00PM – Recreation Time. 

3:00-6:00PM – Free time. 

6:00-6:45PM – Dinner. 

6:45-7:30PM – Get ready for Night Session

7:30-9:00PM – Night Session

9:00-9:30PM – Small Group Discussion

9:30-10:15PM – Late Night Activity. 

10:30PM – Back into cabins and get ready for lights out. 

11:00PM – Lights Out. 


Day 5 – Friday

7:30-8:00AM – Coffee and snacks for Leaders, as well any questions for changes needed. 

8:00-8:45AM – Breakfast. 

8:45-9:15AM – Back and get ready to leave Where Camp t-shirt for pictures

9:30-10:30AM – Morning Session

10:30-11:00AM – Load up and leave for church

1:00PM-1:30PM – Arrive at Church for Pick-up