Things to Know

Indian Creek Youth Camp is a “Christian” camp operated and staffed by members of the church of Christ. Campers will receive religious instruction during each session.  Our curricula are taken directly from the Bible, not from any “denominational” creed or doctrine.  Campers are ONLY presented information and are not “pressured” by teachers, counselors, or staff to make religious decisions or commitments. In those situations, we will make every attempt to contact parents/guardians prior to proceeding. 


Check-in and Drop off

2pm on Sunday

NO EARLY CHECK INS!

PLEASE DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE CABIN AREAS!!!
ALL campers must be seen by the camp nurse
BEFORE going to the cabin areas.

ALL (CAMPERS & STAFF) medications must be turned in to the nurse
except for inhalers, EpiPen’s, and other emergency needs meds.

CAMPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE CELL PHONES
DURING THEIR STAY AT ICYC.


Pick up and Check out:

Friday between 10 and 12 noon. 
Please verify the Friday pick up time with your director.
Early check outs must be coordinated with the week’s director
or the camp administrator.


Please drive with extreme caution
during “check-in” and “pick up”.
There will be many people walking around
and many of them will be excited children
who aren’t watching for moving automobiles.
Parking is allowed in the cabin areas only
during “check-in” and “pick up” times
.


What to expect:

Most camp days begin around 7:30 a.m. and end about 10 p.m. or later.   There will be 3 well balanced meals and 2 canteen times (drinks at both times; one will also include a snack) are provided each day.  Our camp store will also be open periodically during the day where other snacks and supplies can be purchased.  Purchases can be made in the camp store (Trading Post) with cash, check, or credit/debit cards.  Each day will be filled with activities, sports, Bible study, singing, swimming, and more.

Indian Creek Youth Camp is a “Christian” camp. Campers will receive religious instruction during each session.  Our curricula are taken directly from the Bible, not from any “denominational” creed or doctrine.  Campers are ONLY presented information and are not “pressured” by teachers, counselors, or staff to make religious decisions or commitments.  In those situations, we will make every attempt to contact parents/guardians prior to proceeding.


General Rules:

Camp rules apply when you arrive at camp!

The following are prohibited at Indian Creek Youth Camp:

      • profanity
      • weapons (knives/ guns/ pepper spray/ etc.)
      • illegal drugs
      • alcoholic beverages
      • tobacco products
      • electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, smart watches, TVs, radios, etc.)
      • Pets
      • Public displays of affection

All prescription and over-the-counter medications must be turned in to the camp nurse during check-in. Certain medications, such as inhalers, may be kept in the cabin areas if approved by the camp nurse.

Willful defacing or destruction of camp property is not permitted and could result in dismissal from the premises.


Dress Code:

Clothing must be within camp standards:

  • Proper clothing becoming a Christian must be worn in all public areas.
  • Lower garments must reach the knee or below.  The knee is defined as: the joint of the leg that allows for movement between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (lower leg bone) and is protected by the patella (knee cap).
  • Clothing that reveals the midriff or cleavage should not be worn.
  • Sleeveless clothing should be tight to the underarm so that the sides are not visible.
  • Clothing that is excessively tight, such as yoga pants, leggings, compression clothing, and the like, should not be worn as outer garments and must be covered by a garment that adheres to the policies above.
  • Any clothing that displays inappropriate graphics or wording are not allowed.


What to bring:

  • A great attitude and eagerness to learn & have fun!.
  • Bible, notebook, and pens or pencils
  • Clothing that is suitable for a Christian camp. See Dress Code above.
  • Money to purchase snacks, t-shirts, etc. at the Trading Post. You might consider a VISA gift card and write the campers name on the the card with a permanent marker.  
  • ALL medications (prescription and non-prescription) should be put in a zip-loc bag, labeled with the camper’s name, and must be turned in to the camp nurse at check-in.
  • Tennis shoes are recommended rather than flip-flops or sandals
  • Please provide enough clothes for at least 5 days. There is camp laundry is for the kitchen staff and emergency use.
  • Here’s a backing list that  might be helpful.
      • Flat sheet
        Blanket
        Quilt
        Pillow and pillowcase
        Pajamas
        Deodorant
        Shampoo
        Conditioner
        Body wash/soap
        Toothbrush
        Toothpaste
        Hairbrush (and ponytail holders for girls)
        Bath towel(s)
        Washcloth(s)
        Swimsuit
        Pool towel
        Sunscreen
        Bug spray
        Flashlight
        Tennis shoes /sneakers for daily activities
        Slip on shoes for pool / shower
        6-7 pair of knee length shorts MUST TOUCH TOP OF KNEE WHILE STANDING STRAIGHT (boys basketball shorts work great for this for girls) no tight pants/yoga pants/leggings
        6-7 T-Shirts
        6-7 pair of underwear
        6-7 pair of socks
        Dirty laundry bag
        Bible, notebook, and pen for taking notes
      • The above list is bare necessities. Other items to consider:  Extra tennis shoes / sneakers (we have water activities and shoes sometimes get wet)
        Extra changes of clothes (again water activities)
        Snacks
        Bottled water or Gatorade
        Hat and/or sunglasses
        Goggles for the pool

        Do not bring these items:

        Cell phones or other electronic devices
        Shorts that do not touch the knee cap when standing
        Tight pants/yoga pants/leggings
        Firearms, knives (including pocket knives), or any other weapons
        Tobacco products
        Vapes/Juuls
        Alcohol or other drugs of any kind

        PLEASE NOTE: Space in the cabins is limited. Your child will store their items under their bed. Clearance is only about 12 inches so plastic totes and other larger items will not store easily.


About the registration process:

Each person, regardless of age, who will participate in camp activities or sleep in the cabins during a camp session MUST complete the registration process online.  We no longer use paper forms.

Those who visit during meal and worship times are not required to register, but must check in at the camp office or with the nurse.  All visitors must submit to a health screening before entering the camp facilities.

Please complete information the registration information as fully as possible.  It is especially important that we have medical and emergency contact information about each attendee whether they are a camper or staff member.

Once you have completed the registration form and submitted it you will be instructed on what to do next.

Once we receive your registration, the director(s) will contact you to confirm your acceptance.  This usually happens within 2 weeks.  If a session fills, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified if/when space becomes available.  If space does not become available, you will receive a refund of the fees you’ve paid.  Processing fees paid to Active.com are NOT refundable.

You are not required to sign up for ACTIVE ADVANTAGE.

If you have problems with the registration process or other questions contact our office at 205-686-9079 or by email at office@indiancreekyouthcamp.org.

Location:

Indian Creek Youth Camp
7855 Pleasantfield Road
Oakman, 35579


Summer Session Fees:

Summer Camp Fees

  • Camper $220
  • Camper – Early Registration $195.00
    • Early registration ends 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the camp session
  • P4P Camper $0.00 (50% off for weeks beyond P4P benefits)
  • Staff $75.00
  • P4P Staff $0.00
  • Staff Child $75.00
  • P4P Staff Child $0.00 (50% off for weeks beyond P4P benefits)
  • K-Staff $75.00
  • Underage Child $0.00
  • Camp Group Photo $Varies (can be purchased here)
  • Camp T-shirt $10.00 (3X + $12.00)
  • Most snacks in the store are $1-$2
  • We do not allow early check-ins. Staff and staff children may check in Saturday after 2pm and must be approved by the director prior to arriving.