Register for Skycroft’s Winter ReBoot Camp

Youth groups, get ready! Skycroft was quiet over the summer, a rarity for the popular conference center which usually hosts hundreds of summer campers each year. COVID-19 restrictions shut down the annual summer children and youth camps, but “ReBoot,” the winter camp for middle and high schoolers, will return in January and registration is open now.

Hannah Baker and Faith Davis embrace at Skycroft Conference Center (submitted photo).

Designed to be a shortened version of summer camp, ReBoot offers students and leaders a weekend packed with a variety of activities including worship, Bible study, games, individual youth group gatherings, and free time. It’s a way for students to meet new friends and bond with others. And for those who regularly attend camp, it’s a big reunion.

“I love the feeling of togetherness and unity with my friends and with God,” wrote Hannah Baker, in a 2019 BaptistLIFE article. Baker grew up attending the camps each year. When she moved out of state, she returned to Skycroft each season.

Joey Nicholson, who has attended camps at Skycroft since 2014, agrees. Nicholson says his favorite part about ReBoot was always “the unity of the group while we are there — whether we’re playing games like a life-sized version of ‘KerPlunk,’ or ‘Hungry Hungry Hippo,’ worshipping together, watching each other sing karaoke, or simply spending time together.”

ReBoot acts as a refresher for those who attend summer camp and as a taste of the Skycroft camping experience for others.

Because of COVID-19 state and CDC guidelines and social distancing, 2021 ReBoot sessions will be much smaller than typical Skycroft camps. Skycroft Director Emily Reedy urges churches to register quickly to secure their spot.

Sessions are January 8-10; 15-17; and 22-24. The per-person cost is $95 and includes lodging, food, and activities.

A $25 per-person deposit is required to hold space.

Check out the website for details or to register.

Portions of this story were from a 2019 BaptistLIFE article by Hannah Baker.