Nursery: Infants from birth to children three years of age can attend this program.
Begindergarten: Children ages 4 through 6 can attend this program.
Children’s Program: Children from first through sixth grade can attend this program.
Next-Step Program: Youth in the seventh and eighth grades can attend this program.
Youth Program: Youth in the ninth through twelfth grades can attend this program.
Young Adult Program: Young adults ages 18 through 30 can participate in this program.
Adult Programming: Adults of all ages may participate in this programming.
The English Memorial Nursery, located at 100 Damascus Dr. welcomes children ages infants through three years of age. Our caring staff members love children! Our new nursery building built in 2014 is able to accommodate more children, is larger, and has more updated equipment and furnishings than the old building.
We encourage parents to use the nursery so that everyone can benefit from worship.
The nursery is open 15 minutes before and after each service. It is equipped with a fenced playground and full indoor facilities equipped with age-appropriate toys and play items.
We encourage parents and grandparents to volunteer their time in the nursery to help supplement the regular staff.
Children ages 4, 5, and 6 attend our Begindergarten Program located at the West end of the English Memorial Nursery, 100 Damascus Dr. Begindergarten is held in the mornings and evenings at the same time as the Children’s Program, and the morning & evening Tabernacle services. The kids will enjoy Bible stories, faith-based crafts, music and activities, as well as playtime on the play ground.
At the discretion of the teacher and parent, six-year-old children may attend this program or the Children’s Center.
We encourage parents and grandparents to volunteer their time in the begindergarten program to help supplement the regular staff. We really rely on these volunteers to help our program staff!
Eaton Rapids Camp is a family camp with worship experiences for all ages.
Under the direction of Bev Sloothaak, the Children’s Program, located at 702 Chapel Dr., ministers to kids entering 1st through 6th grades. Each morning, children can be dropped off, or if old enough, arrive on their own at 8:55 am (except on Sundays, when the arrival time is 10:15 am). The kids begin the day with craft time, followed by Bible memory verses, music, Bible lessons, videos, and skits.
For the evening service, the children attend the opening of the evening worship service in the Tabernacle at 7:30 pm with their families, and are then led to the children’s center by a member of our trusted staff. It will be announced from the pulpit when the children are dismissed from the Tabernacle service.
The evening program in the children’s center is designed by our Christian Magicians and Artists to bring age appropriate worship to the children.
There is no fee for this program. Any children can participate, whether for a day, or for all eight days. Parents may drop their child(ren) off at 8:55 am, and pick them back up at noon each day. Whether you are a member of the camp, or a resident from town, your children are welcome to join our program!
Whether you are new to the youth or next-step program or returning for another year, we’re looking forward to seeing you at Eaton Rapids Camp meeting in 2016! We hope you are ready to enjoy lots of new experiences in our program! With returning directors for both the High School and the Next-Step programs, you can expect more of the same great programming, schedule, activities and energy level as last year! Our Youth Dorms are located at 1700 Epworth Dr., and the Peace Chapel is located at 710 Chapel Dr.
The Next-Step program is for youth entering the seventh grade through eighth grade.
The high-school program is for youth entering ninth grade through twelfth grade.
The Next Step program will be focused on parables as we take a deeper look at how Jesus taught us to live our lives through his use of stories with life applications.
So be in prayer and expectation, invite your friends, and prepare your heart. Campmeeting is quickly approaching, so get registered now, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Fees for the next-step and youth programs are as follows:
Youth Schedule:7:00-7:30 Morning Watch Prayer (Tabernacle altars) 7:45 Breakfast* 9:30-10:30 Next Step – Activity in Clubhouse 11:00-12:00 High School – Preaching with Marshall (Peace Chapel) 11:00-12:00 Next Step – Lesson in Clubhouse 12:00-1:00 Lunch* 1:00-2:00 Rest Hour* 2:00-4:00 Recreation* 4:00-5:00 Small Groups* 5:00-5:30 Prayer in Dorms* 5:30 Dinner* 6:45 Choir Practice in Tabernacle (Optional) 7:30 Tabernacle – Evening Service* 9:00 After Glow* 11:00 Lights out* *High School and Next Step together
Included in this site is everything you need to prepare for camp; The Registration Form, (and where to send it) The Emergency/Health Form, The Youth Guidelines, The Youth Covenant Form and a Packing List.
For questions about our youth program, please send an email to email@example.com. For questions about our Next-Step program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
500 Fulton St. E, Apt. #215
Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
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Have you graduated from high school, but are not yet 30? If so, come and join the Eaton Rapids Camp Meeting’s Young Adult Program!
Location: The young adult program is housed in Unity House, located at 1101 Grand River Dr. just inside the camp grounds. There is a large common room on the first floor with a full kitchen and refrigerator. Ladies’ bedrooms are on the first floor, mens’ bedrooms are on the second floor. The entire building is air conditioned.
Schedule: During the day, we follow the daily campmeeting schedule. After the evening service, join us at UNITY for games and fellowship, catch up with old friends, and make new ones. On the last Saturday of camp, join us for movie night.
Meals: Meals are generally on your own. There is a cafeteria on the grounds, or cooking facilities at UNITY House if you don’t want to leave camp.
Lodging: Do you need a place to stay for one night or the entire length of camp? Space is available at the UNITY House for $5.00/night. If the cost is an issue, see one of the people listed below.
Participation in at least one worship service per day is required to stay with us at UNITY. Participation in other activities is encouraged.
Questions: If you have questions, please see Hayden Carruth, Blake or Carol Bergman, Nathan Sparks during camp. At other times, please email us at email@example.com.
A variety of events and activities are planned each year to enhance the Christian and family life experiences at ERC. In addition to daily Bible Study and Worship Services, prayer groups, mission projects, and an afternoon tea are just a few of the many opportunities for additional fellowship. See the Camp Schedule for a complete list of opportunities.
For questions about our camp, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily: 9:00 am Bible Study
Daily: 10:30 am
Daily: 7:30 pm
Sunday: 2:30 pm
P.O. Box 74
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-0074