How do I register for camp?
The fastest, easiest, and best way is to simply register online using our website. Doing it this way cuts down on our office work and lessens the chance of errors.
Click here to view the camp calendar and register for a camp.
What should campers bring to camp?
Things to Bring: Bible, Notebook, Pens/Pencils, Water bottle, Bedroll, Pillow, Towel, Soap, Play clothes, Modest swimwear. Long pants and close toed shoes are needed for some activities.
Things NOT to Bring: Tobacco, Alcohol, Fireworks, Weapons, Electronic Entertainment Devices
Optional Things to Bring: Electric fan, Mosquito Repellent, Sun Screen, Cell Phones
Cell phones can be brought to a week of camp and are allowed to be used during free times. However, they are not allowed to be used inside the dorms, restrooms, and chapel or other times when it is inappropriate.
Please do not bring valuables, as we cannot be responsible for them. Please label items to help us return them. Unclaimed articles are only kept for a short time and then donated to charity.
Because we want to be pleasing to God, we would like to emphasize modest clothing. Some styles such as short shorts, halter tops, and indecent swimwear only distract from, and oppose our purpose.
When should campers plan to arrive?
Check-in for campers at BOTH campuses takes place on Sunday afternoon between 3:00 and 4:30 at the Main Campus unless noted otherwise on the registration form.
Click here to get directions to the Main Campus.
How does checking-in to a week of camp work?
Here's an overview of the Sunday registration process:
When campers arrive they will:
Due to the fact that we live in such close quarters during a week of camp, we have to enforce a strict no-nit policy, meaning that our staff members thoroughly check each camper's hair at check-in to see if they have any head lice or nits.
If any head lice or nits are found in a camper's hair, they will not be able to stay at camp that week. We encourage campers with lice to be treated and to try and camp during a different week of the summer.
What if my camper has complex medical needs?
Your camper might not be able to be accommodated if they have complex medical needs. There is not a First Aide Station attendant on site at all times. The safety and security of all campers and staff must be considered. Medication is not allowed in the dorms. Please consult the camp director regarding these issues.
When should campers plan to be picked up?
Make sure campers know who will be picking them up.
Main Campus Campers
Families are invited to join campers for supper Friday night at 5:30. Supper will be held at the picnic tables on the east side of the Main Campus. Campers can leave with their rides anytime after 5:30 on Friday evening. Before campers leave they should pick-up:
Families are invited to watch a slideshow featuring photos and songs from the week at 4:45 on Friday afternoon. Campers should be picked up at the East Campus on Friday afternoon at 5:00. Campers and their families are then invited to join us for supper at the Main Campus at 5:30 on Friday evening.
If a parent is unable to pick up their child by 5:30, the camper will be transported to the Main Campus; parents can then pick up their child at the Main Campus and return to the East Campus for the camper's belongings.
Unused medicine will be returned to an adult accompanying the camper while at the East Campus. Once the entire camp has gone to the Main Campus, the medicine can be picked up near the picnic tables.
How do I access the slideshow and directory?
For each week of camp during the summer, a slideshow of photos and songs from the week, as well as a photo directory, are available to those who attended camp during that specific week. These items can be accessed through the directions below. The slideshow is usually up on our website shortly after the end of each week of camp.
To view the slideshow:
What is Family Camp?
This camp gives families a chance to actually share the same schedule for a week. They spend quality time with one another while learning more about the Bible and Christian living. Activities are similar to other camps but tailored to be family friendly.
Cell phone use at Girls Junior High and High School camps
The use of cell phones is bringing boys into girls camp through messages, pictures and even live feed. In order to protect the privacy and exclusivity at girls camp we will keep cell phones locked up except for an hour a day. There will be a docking station in the office where phones can be kept charged and inaccessible. Parents can contact the program director (Anne Denny) via the camp if they need to reach their daughter and we will let them call home whenever it is convenient for the parents/guardians of the campers.
How do I get to be a counselor at KBC?
In order to be a counselor at KBC you must be at least 15 and you must have attended Leadership Training Camp twice. The first summer you work on a crew - dishes, cleaning, maintenance, kitchen, garden, etc. The second year you attend LTC you have the option of being trained how to be a counselor. We have all our counselors work with us on staff their first summer so that we can get to know them before entrusting campers to them. That way we know all of our counselors personally and do not have to rely on references alone.
What is KBC all about?
Kansas Bible Camp is a non-profit, independent, Christian camp committed to encouraging young people to examine the teachings and claims of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through daily Scripture lessons and messages, campers are encouraged to trust Christ as their Savior and to commit their lives to Him as Lord.
Interspersed with chapel services, Scripture memory, and group devotions, the camp program includes sports, games, and activities. Camp activities include: swimming, canoeing, trampolines, crafts, hiking, and nature classes.
When what was originally the Hutchinson Country Club was purchased in 1956, it became Kansas Bible Camp. This Main Campus has been modified to be able to accommodate 120 campers per week. In 2001 the camp purchased Mitchell Grade School and that building became the East Campus. Up to 50 campers at a time enjoy using this facility. We have a counselor to camper ratio of about 1:8.
Kansas Bible Camp has a financial policy of relying on the Lord's provision through His people to supply for all our needs. This allows us to present the gospel free of charge. Our staff, cooks, and counselors, having received God's invaluable gift of salvation, volunteer their time and labor in order that campers might hear the good news of God's love for them.
What is the purpose of KBC?
The goals and objectives of Kansas Bible Camp are as follows:
What does KBC believe and teach?
How much does camp cost?
Kansas Bible Camp does not charge campers to attend. However, in the past we have spent about $130 per week per camper. People who donate more than the average help cover the expenses of those who donate less. Until the summer ends we do not know what the average is. All donations are spent for food, utilities, upkeep, and improvements of the camp facilities. We are not funded by a foundation or government grant.
What is the KBC financial policy?
Kansas Bible Camp has a financial policy of relying on the Lord's provision through His people to supply for all our needs. This allows us to present the gospel free of charge. Some people ask what a week of camp costs. In the past we have received and spent $130 per camper per week. All donations are used exclusively for the camp and its program unless specifically designated for another use. Our staff, cooks, and counselors, having received God's invaluable gift of salvation, volunteer their time and labor in order that campers might hear the good news of God's love for them. Receipts for donations are available on request.
What is the difference between the Main Campus and the East Campus?
The Main Campus is located on about 200 acres. Over 100 campers can come each week and learn about God's Word, play sports, make crafts and much more. The East Campus has a more personal feel. Interspersed with Bible lessons, Scripture memory, and group devotions, the camp program includes sports, games, and wholesome activities designed specifically for girls only. Some girls camps may have fashion shows, make-up parties, and aerobics. The size of the camp allows for individual attention and togetherness.
The East Campus facilities are sometimes available in fall and spring for gatherings such as church retreats, family reunions, and picnics.
The building features:
How do I get involved?
People often ask how they can help. Here is a partial list of current service opportunities: