Why Camp?

We are EXCITED to have your student at CDYC! Our goal is to engage students with God and others through defining moments, real community, and intentional fun. Throughout the week, whether Middle School Camp or High School Camp, we will accomplish these things in a variety of ways.

Each day, students have opportunities to express their interests whether creative or athletic, hang out with friends, enjoy awesome late night activities, and attend sessions that will engage your son/daughter with relevant teaching. We believe by leveraging these elements, students are given the opportunity to gain perspective and put tools in place to develop a healthy relationship with Jesus and friends in their church.

The Packing List

  • Casual Clothes/Comfortable Shoes
  • Modest Swimsuit:
    - Girls  |  One piece or tankini that covers the stomach
    - Boys  |  No Speedos
  • Pillow & Bedding
  • Towels & Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bible/Pen
  • Anything needed for Activities at CDYC:
    - Open Mic Night
    - Sports Competition Money for snacks

**Double check with your Youth Pastor for any other items.


How do I register?

Each student must register with a church that is attending CDYC. Check with your local church for registration deadlines and cost. 

When do we leave?

We don’t want anyone to miss the bus! Since you will be coming with your local church, check with your youth pastor to find out what time you need to be at the church to leave and when your student will return. 

How much does it cost?

Check with your local youth pastor for registration prices and deadlines. 

What’s the student to leader ratio?

Each church is required to bring 1 leader for every 10 students. 

What about free time?

We have a pretty structured schedule, but students do have free time to choose from a variety of activities we have around campus. During free time, we highly encourage small group leaders to engage with students. If safety is a concern, please know that for 24 hours a day we have our own CDYC security along with campus security and the Mishawaka police department making sure students are safe.

What will a typical day be like?

  • 8-9:30a | Breakfast
  • 10:15a | Morning Session
  • 11:15a | Small Groups/Youth Group Time
  • 12p | Lunch
  • 1-5p | Afternoon Activities
  • 5-6:30p | Dinner
  • 7:15p | Evening Session
  • 8:45p | Small Groups
  • 9:45p | Late Night Activities
  • 11p | Dorm Lock Up/Lights Out

Does my child need to bring money?

CDYC provides the opportunity for students to eat three meals a day and have a few snacks. However, students might enjoy purchasing items from the snack shop, campus store or the band merchandise table.