Camp-In-A-Van (CIAV) is a weeklong unique partnership between one or more congregations and Clearwater Forest to provide of outdoor ministry and congregational ministry. It is a joint effort between the camp and the congregation(s). Camp-In-A-Van is designed for young people who have completed grades K-5*. Clearwater Forest (CF) will provide programming (staff, art supplies, game equipment, curriculum resources, and miscellaneous stories and activities) and the congregation will provide support services, promotion of the program, and involvement in the program as arranged between the CIAV Coordinator and the congregation’s coordinator. The curriculum is Christ-centered and activity based, which encourages hands-on learning.
The purpose of Camp-In-A-Van is to assist congregations in providing a quality Christian outdoor ministry experience at their site. During this time we hope to get young people enthused about camping, and would be delighted if they chose to come to summer camp at Clearwater Forest. But with this program, our bigger concern is to get them enthused about congregational ministry and a life with Christ. We are here to support what you do year-round in your ministry! Our hope is that your CIAV session will be a program of outreach to the community for your church. This is why congregational involvement is vitally important.