June 19-24, 2023
Counselor Camper Incentive
Counsel a week = camper receive a $200 credit on camp fees
See info on the counselor application
Come join us for a week of fun, games, singing, and spiritual growth!
Junior Camp is open to kids entering grades 4 - 6!
(If you are entering grades 7 - 9 and you are interested in spending a week at camp, check out our Young Teen Camp!)
Junior Camp Cost: $294
($40 Deposit + $252 Camp Fee)
Megan Wiech is our Junior camp Director, she currently lives in Grayslake, IL with her husband Taylor and two kids, Micah and Nora. She works at a church in the Early Childhood Coordinator and loves working with kids! She has attended Sky Lodge since 2003, her first year as a Junior camper and has attending many other retreats and has also worked at camp as a crewmember, counselor and Barn Foreman.
Crossroads First-Timer Scholarship (Junior and Young Teen Camps only)
If this is your first time at a Sky Lodge camp or retreat, then you are eligible for this scholarship. Simply answer the scholarship question on the registration form, submit your registration, pay the deposit, and the remainder of your camp fees will be covered.
If you've been here before, then you are eligible for a 20% discount for each "First-Timer" you invite (maximum of 4). Simply invite someone who has not been to Sky Lodge before, instruct them to write your name on their registration form as the one who invited them, and you will receive a 20% discount.
Early Bird Reward
Send your youth camp registration in by April 1 and receive the official 2023 camp t-shirt free when you arrive at camp!
"I'm Coming Back" Discount
Attend a 2023 youth camp and receive a $100 discount for a second youth camp!
We will subtract 10% from the price when you bring a brother or sister to camp! (10% off the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc...)
*Limit one discount per camper
4 day Horsemanship Package - ($62)
Both Junior Camp and Young Teen Camp have an optional Horsemanship package for an additional $62. This includes 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of riding for 4 days at camp. If you are interested in this option, register early and sign up for the 4-day Horsemanship package registration form. Space is limited.
2 day Horsemanship Package - ($31)
Both Junior Camp and Young Teen Camp have an optional Horsemanship package for an additional $31. This includes 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of riding for 2 days at camp. If you are interested in this option, register early and sign up for the 2-day Horsemanship package registration form. Space is limited.
Paintball Package - ($37)
Open to all age groups, with less aggressive games available for younger campers. For $37 you get 60 minutes of playing time each day, for 2 days on Sky Lodge’s on-site paintball field!
These required forms are available for you to print out and fax to us, or bring with you on registration day. You will also receive a copy of these forms upon registration.
If you have any further questions, please contact the registrar at camp:
We look forward to serving you and your children this summer!
Would you like to arrive at camp and fly through the registration process? Over the years we’ve worked on streamlining our registration line... but as many parents know, it takes about 20-25 minutes to get through the first day registration line. We offer Express Check-In for Junior and Young Teen camps! The form below is your ticket to a faster registration process.
Please read through our handbook to gain a better understanding of our program. It also includes a list of items to pack and pick-up/drop-off instructions.
Important details regarding our registration process:
All campers under the age of 18 must present a health history report completed by a parent or guardian.
Our campers' insurance is for injuries only and begins where yours terminates. In the event you have no personal or organizational policy, our policy will provide you with coverage within its limits subject to policy provision.
The use of alcoholic beverages, recreational drugs, and tobacco are prohibited.
If you must cancel, please notify the camp immediately. The deposit is non-refundable, but may be transferred to a new registration.
Sky Lodge Christian Camp is a ministry of the North Central Conference of the Free Methodist Church.
Parent information will be sent out after registrations are received
7:15 Wake up, get dressed, and participate in cabin clean up.
8:00 Flag Raising - Meet at the flag and start the day with some exercise!
8:15 Breakfast - Yum! (Hot entrée with cold cereal and fruit always available)
9:00 Morning Chapel - Fun songs, skits and Bible lesson.
10:00 Activity 1 - Campers go to one of the fun activities they selected! (roll is taken)
Activity selections include crafts, swimming, archery/air rifles, paintball, horseback riding, canoeing, drama, and many more!
11:15 Activity 2 - Campers go to another fun activity! (roll is taken)
12:30 Lunch - More good food for hungry active campers! (Mail is passed out)
1:15 Cabin Time - Time to slow down, learn daily verse and talk with cabin mates.
2:00 Free Time! - Go to the Hitching Post (snack bar), free swim, horse rides!
This free time is well supervised in all areas by counselors and camp staff. Your child will have choices as they go to and from activities, but each area is supervised.
4:00 Activity 3 - Campers go to another fun activity! (roll is taken)
5:15 Flag Lowering - Meet at the flagpole to lower the flag.
5:30 Supper - Another well balanced meal! (Lunch and supper also include salad bar!)
6:30 Evening Activity - Group game that includes all campers.
It's always noisy and fun!
8:00 Evening Chapel - More fun songs with Steve and his guitar and a Bible lesson.
9:00 Get ready for Bed - PJ's, brush teeth, wash up and settle down for the night.
9:45 Cabin Devotions - Cabin counselor leads short story time and prayer with the kids.
10:00 Lights Out - Go to sleep after a fun filled day!