This will be our second year at Camp Fort Bluff, situated in a beautiful location on top of Dayton Mountain in central Tennessee. The property is large yet activity sites and housing are in relatively close proximity. It’s a wonderful environment to strengthen your relationship with God and with peers and adults who are striving to walk a Christian life.
Relationships are a very important component of our COGWA Youth Camps and the whole week will be full of active times and quiet times to build those bonds with one another. Christian education is woven throughout the day with Compass Checks, classes and nightly tuck-ins in the dorms. We are also adding “First Things” this year to help each person get the day started off on the right foot.
Camp Fort Bluffhas much to offer us during the week: multiple playing fields, three sand volleyball courts, a beautiful indoor basketball court, gaga ball, human foosball, 9 square in the air, a large swimming pool, a water slide, a waterslide, and a lake that contains not only a blob, but also a water trampoline. As in the past, we will have two dances as well as a dance class. And this year we are adding a cooking/foods class.
Make plans to join in the fun and fellowship at Camp Fort Bluff!
Transportation by air
We ask that campers arriving by air use the Nashville International Airport (BNA) to fly to camp this summer and that you arrive Sunday morning, July 29. We will provide free transportation from the Nashville airport to camp in the form of two shuttle runs. The first will leave the airport on Sunday, July 29, at 12 noon and the second will leave at 3 p.m. If you wish to have a ride from their airport to camp, please arrange your flight to arrive in time to catch one of those shuttles.
For departure, please arrange flights that leave BNA between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 5. We will provide shuttle transportation from camp to BNA, but it’s at least a 2½-hour drive.
Campers traveling by car
If traveling by car, campers should arrive Sunday, July 29, between 2 and 5 p.m. The camp does not start providing meals until Sunday evening. Campers arriving early will need to pay an additional fee of $10. Acceptance packets will include details.
For departure, campers need to be picked up between 9 a.m. and noon on Sunday, Aug. 5. We must be off the property by noon to make way for other arriving groups.
Staff should arrive for training on July 28. If flying, staff members should strive to arrive in Nashville on Friday, July 27. (We will attempt to locate overnight housing with local members.) Services followed by a meal are planned in Nashville on the Sabbath of July 28 before driving to the camp.
Specific staff needs
Staff is needed for all venues, but have a special need for young adult males—both for counseling and activity staff. There is also a need for a doctor/nurse, certified lifeguards and staff who currently hold certification in first aid and CPR. We are looking for staff members who hold current certifications or have special experience in archery, basketball, dance, first aid, swimming, soccer, speedaway/flag football, softball, videography, volleyball, female counselors, male counselors, transportation and kitchen/laundry.
Mail all documentation to:
Ken Treybig, Camp Fort Bluff
16850 Eagle Dr
Gladewater, TX 75647
Mail checks to:
Tom Schultz, Camp Fort Bluff
316 Two Notch Rd
Lexington, SC 29073
12 to 18
Non-counseling high school staff: $160
Other staff: no charge
July 29-Aug. 5, 2018
(staff arrives July 28)
June 15, 2018 (staff deadline is June 1, 2018)