At Camp Makhaseh, we intentionally choose to keep our number of campers low to ensure that your child doesn’t get “lost in the pack”. As leaders, we are very intentional about getting to know every camper and making them feel safe and loved. In the past, we have even had a large enough staff for ratios of 1 staff for every 3 campers. We want to make sure that they feel treated as an individual, and we want to get to know them on an individual basis as well. For a list of our staff who are attending camp so far this summer, click here.



            Every year at Camp since 2015, we have been using the theme based on the popular reality TV show, Survivor. Campers love the experience they get working in tribes, competing in challenges, and of course, sitting on the edge of their seat at Tribal Council each night (don’t worry, we don’t vote anyone out of camp). All week long, each tribe earns points in a variety of different ways which then add up to votes at the Final Tribal Council where they have a chance to become the Ultimate Survivors, have their tribe name engraved on a trophy and share a big table of delicious treats! We try to go all out with immunity challenges, rewards, hidden immunity idols, many other Survivor elements and as many twists as we can imagine! Challenges come in many different forms like team sports, puzzles, obstacle courses, food and endurance challenges and more!


            Over the past few years, we have had a number of great activities for our campers including Indoor Lazer Tag, Archery Tag, Bubble Soccer and a giant Slip ‘n’ Slide! Last year we added a giant Bouncy for both of our camps to enjoy. But this year, we will be doing a couple of brand new activities that we have never done before which will be sure to generate A LOT of excitement!


            All throughout the week of camp, there are a number of different activities that campers can get involved in. They can choose to take part in our annual “Makhaseh’s Got Talent” (Sr. Camp only), go down our massive Slip ‘n’ Slide, hang out on the playground, go on hikes, play basketball or Frisbee, do Bubble Soccer, relax at a movie night or any other of our great activities. We really try to keep some things as a surprise too, so you never know what might be waiting for you this year at Camp Makhaseh!



            As guests of Camp Sidrabene, we have access to their onsite, in-ground swimming pool 2 hours a day for each day we are at camp. We make sure to have that time in the middle of the afternoon when the day is at its hottest! Every Camper is required to do a swim test and each swim time is supervised by our certified lifeguard.



            Central to our very existence and purpose of Camp Makhaseh is the desire for every one of our campers to have a real encounter with Jesus Christ. Each of our leaders have made the choice to passionately follow Jesus with their lives, and so our chapel time is an opportunity for us to open the Bible and hear what it says about life, faith and God. We’re not pushy with our faith, but love to openly engage in conversations and answer questions. We don’t pretend to have all of the answers as we are still trying to figure it out ourselves too. We give students a clear choice with what they believe about Jesus and welcome them to express their doubts and ask us anything.


            At both our Jr. & Sr. Camps, part of chapel includes worship music from a live band consisting of a number of our talented volunteer leaders. It is both energetic and reflective, fun and meaningful. 


            Under the talented leadership of our very own “Chef M&M”, we provide a delicious variety of “what’s not your usual camp food”. Tantalizing meals of pizza & wings, BBQ ribs, pancakes, mouth-watering desserts and more…our food even has our leaders scrambling up for seconds with their mouths watering!


            Campfire is pretty central to Camp Makhaseh, which would be expected at any summer camp, because that’s where Tribal Council happens each night. Aside from that, we also have lots of fun campfire songs, snacks and even personal inspiring stories of struggle and endurance from our own camp leadership team.


                For those who aren’t too much into sports and games, we also have a great craft program at Camp. It is threaded throughout the main program of camp, but campers can also take part in different creative activities throughout the week if they want to find a way to fill up their free time.