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Carey's Camp Youth 

Carey's Camp recognizes the youth of the Camp are our future.  We strive to make families feel welcome and children want to come back to Camp year after year.

Carey's Camp VBS kids
VBS Closing Program 2023

In memory of Elaine Tingle

Free ice cream for all participants was donated in loving memory of Elaine Tingle by her friends Karen and Marsha.

Free Ice Cream for VBS Participants

This year there were donations made to our youth

in memory of Elaine Tingle. 

Ms. Elaine enjoyed Camp every year with her grandchildren and

was quick to support any programs that benefitted our youth.

We are thankful for Elaine's mother and sisters who knew how important Carey's Camp was to the Tingle family.  They wanted to donate something that Camp could use

for many years to help

making doing t-shirts

a little easier. 

We were able to

try out our new

hand crank  wringers

this year and it truly

made the process a

little easier.

Hand Crank Shirt Wringers for Tie Dye Day
Hand Crank Shirt Wringers for Tie Dye Day

Vacation Bible School

Carey's Camp VBS has become the highlight summer activity for many kids in our area.  Most of our teachers and helpers throughout the program are Camp kids themselves who get to continue to participate in VBS each year.

This year we had a Stellar time where kids learned to shine Jesus' light in many of life's different circumstances.  Our VBS program was bursting at over 160 kids each day, we are thankful that so many people chose to come and be a part of Carey's Camp.

Carey's Church graciously supports the VBS program every year.  Through making snacks every day, monetary donations, and volunteers the Church helps to make the program extremely successful.

Year after year Carey's Camp VBS continues to grow and thrive under the direction of Keri Justice and her amazing team of volunteers who make it all possible.

VBS kids learning the Bible Story
Tie Dye Shirts hanging to dry

Tie Dye Traditions

Each year Carey's Camp Kids get to tie dye t-shirts they then wear to the closing program.  This is a huge undertaking as the shirts are prepped, ruberbanded, dyed, rinsed, and dried all over the course of a few days.

The kids and adults alike enjoy sporting their annual shirts each year and everyone looks forward to this longstanding tradition.

The amount of shirts we do yearly has tripled since the beginning and our amazing tie dye volunteers have mastered this process and help to make it take place year after year.

VBS kids dying t-shirts
Carey's Camp Tie Dye T-shirt
VBS kids dying their t-shirts

Youth Services

From Saturday- Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, we offer Youth Services for kids in Elementary- High School.  

Tim and Julie Brining bring so much enthusiasm to the elementary kids as they bring the nightly message together with fun and game in the tent in front of the church.

Various youth leaders from our community bring the message to our middle- high school kids in the Jr. Tabernacle.  These leaders use song, games, and interactive activities to encourage and engage our youth.

Youth Services in the Jr. Tabernacle

After VBS Activities

We would like to thank the members of our community who volunteer their time to make our VBS week so memorable.   The traditional Fire Truck Rides, Hay Rides and Water Slides were also complimented by a visit from the Delaware State Police Helicopter!

Water Slide from Pro Parties, Inc

Thank you!

A special thank you to East Side Car Wash for funding the Water Slide Inflatables for Thursday and the bounce house and obstacle course inflatables for Friday's Picnic.

Pro Parties, LLC provides the best customer service and helps to make sure we have everything we need for hours of enjoyment!

Inflatable Obstacle Course from Pro Parties, Inc.

Friday Night Family Picnic by Carey's Church

Carey's Church hosts a picnic for VBS, Church and Camp families on the Friday night before the closing program.  This has been a great way for families to meet and enjoy an evening at Camp before the Closing Program.

Volleyball at Carey's Camp
Serving S'mores at Camp
Serving S'mores at Camp

S'mores All Around

There's not much better than S'mores around the campfire and games with your best Camp friends.

Roasting marshmallows at Camp

Camp Photos

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