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Adventure at Camp Tekoa- Facilities Breakdown

Adventure at Camp Tekoa- Facilities Breakdown

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 18:13

At Camp Tekoa, children have the opportunity to try new things, master skills (such as shooting a bow and arrow and hitting a bullseye), conquer fears (such as overcoming the fear of heights by climbing to the top of the climbing tower), spend time in nature, and grow in their relationships with Christ.


Many studies have been conducted which prove spending time in nature is not only advantageous but necessary for children to thrive. As Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, says, “{The studies} point in one direction: Nature is not only nice to have, but it’s a have-to-have for physical health and cognitive functioning.” 

Camp Tekoa exists to live out its mission of “Touching hearts. Changing lives. Sharing the light of Christ.” At Camp Tekoa, adventure is always right around the corner, whether it’s time to play at the lake, go for a hike, or spend time with cabin mates. 

Overview of Camp Tekoa Facilities

Each of Camp Tekoa’s facilities and activities helps us accomplish our mission and provide our campers and guests with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

1. Cabins

Though campers will spend most of their waking hours outdoors, the time spent in the cabins is special because it allows campers to form connections with a smaller group of their peers and to get to know their counselors. 

In the evenings, our staff members will lead devotions for their cabin groups. This is a great chance for campers to ask questions, hear the testimonies of their counselors, and learn from God’s Word in a safe, supportive environment.

Because technological devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are not allowed at camp, campers will be able to unplug and focus on forming lifelong friendships with those around them without being distracted by social media and all that is going on outside the camp bubble.

2. Athletic Facilities

  • Activity Field: This athletic field has soccer goals for those who want to participate in a friendly soccer match, and it is perfect for large group games, such as kickball, dodgeball, freeze tag, ultimate frisbee, and more.
  • Outdoor Basketball Court: The court has lights, so it can still be utilized in the evenings, and it is located next to a covered pavilion, so spectators can sit in the shade as they watch.
  • Nine-Hole Disc Golf Course: Our professional, nine-hole disc golf course spans over five acres. The holes range in difficulty but are tightly wooded and challenging. All holes are short enough for the beginner but still challenging enough for the advanced player.
  • Bungo Ball: This is a sport that is a mix between dodgeball and handball, where no kicking is allowed. 

3. Adventure Activities

  • Big Zip: This zipline begins on a tower nestled forty-five feet in the air in the middle of our meadow. From the tower, there is a gorgeous view overlooking the surrounding mountains. Participants then zip over four hundred feet to a gravity stop.
  • High Ropes Course: The thirty-five-foot high ropes course will challenge participants to conquer their fears. The course has a series of obstacles, ending with a seventy-foot-high giant swing. 
  • Lake Zipline: Participants will start on the wooded shoreline and zip out over the lake.
  • Low Elements Challenge Course: The activities of our low elements challenge course will challenge your group with problems and situations that require teamwork to accomplish.
  • Tree Climb: Climb thirty-five feet into a beautiful Tulip Poplar overlooking the mountains. This is a great activity for younger children.

4. Waterfront Activities

Our three-acre, spring-fed lake is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day. Go for a swim in the shallow end, dive off the high dive, go fishing or slip down our water slide. We also have paddle boats and canoes available for our guests and campers to enjoy. 

5. Gathering Spaces

  • Campfire Circle: The campfire circle is a large part of the rich history of Tekoa. It is a great meeting spot for singing camp songs, worship, S'mores, and more.
  • Chapel in the Woods:  Near the headwater springs of Camp Tekoa’s lake, you will find our beautiful Chapel in the Woods. It is nestled in between two streams and provides solitude for worship.
  • Open Air Pavilion: Places like our open-air pavilion allow us to continue with the camp fun, even on rainy days. 
  • Dining Hall: All meals are eaten in our spacious dining hall. By offering a variety of choices and providing healthy, quality food, we keep everyone happy.
    • Campers are served cafeteria-style by group
    • Campers get to choose what food is added to their plates and what is not
    • A full salad bar is available for both lunch and dinner
    • A fruit and cereal bar is available at breakfast
    • Vegetarian options are available at each meal
    • Menus are available to parents beginning in June
    • Allergen-friendly options are available to summer campers

Register Your Camper for Camp Tekoa for the Adventure of a Lifetime!

There are always adventures to be had at Camp Tekoa. We want your camper to have the best camp experience possible and to grow as an individual and in their walk with Christ. Contact us with any questions or for more information. We look forward to seeing your camper at Camp Tekoa this summer!