Welcome to our summer camp programs! Camp MoVal has been providing meaningful faith development through our summer camp programs since 1962.
The past year has been a difficult with the Pandemic and not being able to gather with friends and family and not being able to do all the things we love to do. Camp MoVal will continue to be closed for 2021. We continue to monitor the Pandemic and the vaccination process and we look forward to camp in the 2022 season.
As part of our outdoor ministry programs, campers and participants will explore the outdoors, be part of a safe and caring environment that enables campers to deepen the faith experience and allows them to see their faith through a unique camp experience. Along with our faith-based curriculum, campers will rekindle old friendships and make new ones, grow themselves personally in the many activities of the camp and explore the wonderous outdoors!
We look forward to serving you!
Lower Junior Camp (Grades 1-3)
Small group size and fewer nights away make this camp an ideal early camping experience. This camp is designed for the new and younger camper who is not quite ready to be gone a full week. Lower Junior Camp begins Sunday afternoon at 4pm and ends Wednesday morning at 9am.
Upper Junior Camp (Grades 4-6)
This week-long camp is for those campers ready for a full camp experience. With more time, exploring the rich environment of MoVal becomes an important part of the experience. This camp begins Sunday afternoon at 4pm and ends Saturday at 9am.
Junior Outback Camp (Grades 4-6)
Nights under the stars, meals cooked over a fire, and long hikes are all part of this rustic adventure. Campers participate in some traditional camp activities but live in the Rustic Village and spend much of their time ‘outback’ in the less developed areas of camp, including an overnight campout experience. Camp begins Sunday at 4pm and ends Saturday at 9am.
For families of all shapes and sizes! Kick-off the summer with a long weekend of recreation, relaxation, and renewal. Families can spend time on the lake, in the woods, at the pool, around the campfire, and in worship. A flexible schedule and relaxed pace allow for a wide range of interests and activities: fishing, canoeing, pedal boating, hiking, crafts, and more. Children 3 years and under are free. Camp starts on Friday at 4pm and concludes on Monday at 11am.
Adventures in Community
These camps are designed for adults (ages 18+) with special needs, who are active, and fairly high functioning. Most have some form of developmental disability. Campers participate in most traditional camp activities including swimming, canoeing, crafts, fishing, games, karaoke, and more, as well as exploring our faith. Camp starts at 4pm on Sunday and ends Friday at 9am.
Grandparent Camp I & II
This camp is a chance to reconnect with camp and your family. You and your grandchild will have the opportunity to have a glimpse of what all camp has to offer set in a long weekend format. For grandparents of all ages. Children 4-12 years old.
Middle School Outback Camp (Grades 7-9)
Canoeing at Shannondale Community Center, camping out, cooking over a fire, learning outdoor skills, and much more is part of this camp experience. Campers will start and finish their time at MoVal but also have the opportunity to explore different parts of Missouri. Camp begins on Sunday at 4pm and ends Saturday morning at 9am.
Middle School Camp (Grades 7-9)
Middle school campers enjoy the full range of camp activities—only taken up another notch. Opportunity for making deeper connections between faith and action, faith and relationship, faith and Creation, and faith and personal behavior provide challenging experiences for campers and leaders. As part of our core camping program, campers will get to spend an evening cooking in nature. Camp begins on Sunday at 4pm and ends Saturday morning at 9am.
Our Bodies, Our Faith (Grade 8)
This is a brand new camp this season and more detailed information will follow. We are partnering with the Disciples of Christ for this program. Camp starts on Sunday at 4pm and ends on Saturday at 9am.
Young Adult Camp (Ages 18-25)
College and young adult years are a time of great growth and exploration for young persons. This is a time in a young person’s life when they complete the formation of whom they become. Please come and join us for this retreat and relax and reconnect with others and your faith. Participants set the schedule and participate in the activities they choose.
CIT Training (Grades 11-12+)
Designed for young people interested in serving as camp counselors in the future and for those who just want to develop leadership potential in life. Participants focus on skills that will help them to be positive Christian leaders, create a safe, fun environment, teach basic life skills and how to manage campers and children in appropriate ways. Camp begins on Sunday at 4pm and ends on Saturday at 9am.
High School Camp (Grades 10-12+)
Join us along the lakeshore at MoVal as we seek to find God in our everyday life. This is a great time to renew old friendships and develop new ones, to experience the Spirit’s presence in the natural world, to grow closer to God and one another, and to examine the challenges in our lives. As part of our camping program, campers will get to spend an evening cooking and camping out. Camp begins on Sunday at 4pm and concludes on Saturday at 9am.
High School Outback Camp (Grades 10-12+)
Kayaking at Shannondale Community Center, camping out, cooking over a fire, learning outdoor skills, and much more is part of this camp experience. Campers will start and finish their time at MoVal while also exploring the natural world and living in harmony with it. Camp begins on Sunday at 4pm and ends on Saturday at 9am.