Below you will find helpful information about the camp and our most frequently asked questions!
Where is Camp WeWoSeJe located?
Camp WeWoSeJe is located North of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, across from Jaycee Lake. The Camp’s location address is 13467 E Jaycee Lake Rd. Mt. Vernon, IL. See below for a map and directions via Google Maps.
How long are the camp sessions and what age groups are served?
There are 4 separate weeks of camp. Each week is grouped by different grades. The grades go by what your camper’s grade will be in the Fall, following each Summer.
Super Teen Camp Grades 6-11
Adventure Camp Grades 1-4
Discover Camp Grades 2-5
Explorer Camp Grades 5-8
For specific dates, please refer to the Summer Camp page.
How much does Camp cost?
Camp costs $190 per camper.
Do you offer any discounts?
If you preregister and send in the $50 deposit, you save $10. For June camps, preregister by May 27th and for July camps, preregister by June 24th.
If you bring ONE NEW camper your initial cost is $170
If you bring TWO NEW campers your initial cost is $150 and you get a free t-shirt. Your friends will pay $170 each.
If you bring SIX NEW campers, you are FREE and you get a free t-shirt. Your friends will pay $170 each.
**50% discount for families of pastors, missionaries, with other children from your ministry attending. **
What does a typical day of camp look like?
Below is a sample schedule - times vary for each group.
7 a.m.—Wake up Bell, Get ready for their day
7:30 a.m.—Flag Raising/Morning Devotion to start the day off right.
8:30 a.m.—Cabin Clean Up
8:45 a.m.—Personal Devotion
9:00 a.m.—Bible Class
9:30 a.m.—Bible Memory
10:30 a.m.—Morning Chapel
12:45 p.m.—Quiet Time (take a little rest)
1:30 p.m.—Swim Time, Canteen (Snack) Time, Free Time
4:00 p.m.—Fun Time
5:45 p.m.—Rec Time
7:00 p.m.—Chapel (Evening Worship)
8:30 p.m.—Free Time, Canteen Time
9:30 p.m.—Get Ready For Bed
9:45 p.m.—Cabin Devotions
10:00 p.m.—Lights Out Bell (Younger camps go to bed earlier)
What should be packed for Camp?
Clothes for a week of camp including a jacket, pajamas, and a one-piece swimsuit. They should be suitable for outdoors, recreation, and hiking; and clothes suitable for chapel services.
Bedding: A twin fitted sheet, blanket and/or sleeping bag, Pillow
Personal Items: Towels, Wash Cloths, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Body Wash, etc.
Bible, Pen/Pencil, Notebook
Money for Canteen and Evening Chapel (optional)
What is the dress code for Camp?
All clothing must be modest in appearance. Shorts must be fingertips in length; no tank tops for boys and girls straps must be at least 3 fingers wide. Swimsuits are to be one-piece. Super Teen Camp campers need clothes for a banquet on Friday night. All campers need to be cleaned up for evening chapel in reverence of God’s House. Shoes are required at all times.
What is the Camp policy on cell phones and electronic devices?
Cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted at camp. We strive to create an atmosphere that will allow students to focus on God's Word and make great friends. By removing these devices, students better engage with teaching and with one another. In case of emergency, parents/guardians will be able to reach the Camp Office to communicate with the student.
Can I send snacks or food with my child?
No, food, snacks, and candy from home is not allowed. This is for the safety of the other campers. If there are any dietary restrictions, please note them on the camper application and we will communicate with you concerning this.
When is drop off and pick up?
Camp starts on Sunday and the drop off times is between 2-4 p.m.
Camp ends on Saturday and pick up time is at 8 a.m.
What happens if my child gets homesick?
Homesickness is a common occurrence at overnight camps. Ironically the younger students often do better than the older. The best cure for homesickness is to be active and make friends. Throughout the day our staff work hard to build relationships with the campers to help combat the homesick feeling, but sometimes homesickness can't be overcome. The camper can always call one of their contacts on their application, and if needed, can be picked up.
Does the Camp allow visitors or visitation hours?
We do not allow visitors or have visitation hours due to the safety of the rest of the camp, staff, and campers. This also helps with children not missing home.
Am I able to take a tour and see the Camp?
Absolutely! We’re out at camp all the time and we’re happy to set up a time to give you and your family a tour. Just contact Tim or Vivian (via the form below) and we’ll set up a time to bring your potential camper(s) and let them check all there is awaiting them this summer.
Tim & Vivian Hoffman
P.O. Box 3
Texico, IL 62889
Camp Location Address:
13467 East Jaycee Lake Rd
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864