The Refuge Summer Camp Programs


Registration opens December 1st, 2023 at 9 am

If campers choose to leave for a non-medical related reason, they will not be permitted to return. Medical needs to be pre-approved.

No electric devices will be permitted at summer camp, including cell phones, exception for medical monitoring.

Culture Proof 2024

A Biblical Worldview Camp

  • July 21-26, 2024 | Rising 8th – Completed 12th Grade
  • Cost – $650/camper
  • Schedule – Check-in Sunday 4:00 pm; Check-out Friday 10:00 am

Ever been asked tough questions about the Bible? Been put on the spot because of your faith? Join Wil and Meeke Addison as they equip students to defend their faith in a world that tries to tear it down. This husband and wife dynamic duo have a combined ministry experience of over 30 years and their passion for youth shines in all they do. They are founders of Straight Edge Ministries and Culture Proof, a movement to equip followers of Christ to resist wicked cultural trends by applying God’s Word. Students will learn what it means to stand on a firm Biblical foundation while boldly proclaiming the Word of God. Romans 2:12 tells us, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” Students will do just that by participating in this camp. Campers will attend sessions led by Wil and Meeke along with other qualified leaders, participate in small group discussions, and have the opportunity to enjoy camp activities like paddleboarding, crafts, canoeing, fishing, archery, and more.

Meet Our Speakers!

Wil and Meeke Addison

Wil and Meeke Addison are back to boldly proclaim the Truth just as they did last summer. We are please to welcome back the husband and wife team and can’t wait to see how God uses them!

Want to learn more about the Addisons? Check out their radio show on American Family Radio

Will and Meeke Addison



  • Age – Rising 6th-12th Grade
  • Cost – $625/camper
  • Schedule – Check-in Sunday 4:00 pm; Check-out Friday 10:00 am

In Matthew 28, Jesus commands His followers “Go and make disciples of all men”. Looking to follow that command? Join our youth mission weeks to serve Christ in Lenoir, Greene, and Pitt counties. Each day students have the opportunity to minister to the community by participating in service projects. Projects may include visiting the elderly, gathering and delivering food, VBS, painting, light construction, and more. Campers will spend half the day serving the communities and half the day enjoying camp activities. During the evenings students engage in small group discussions and come together as a whole group to dive into God’s word. Throughout the week students are able to grow their relationships with God and form lasting Christ-centered relationships.


  • Age – Rising 1st – Completed 3rd Grade**
  • ****ONLY the Aug 5-8 session Rising 1st-Completed 5th can register for day camp! 
  • Cost – $295/camper
  • Schedule – Monday-Thursday Check-in 9:00 am; Check-out Monday-Wednesday 4:30 pm – Thursday extended stay until 8:00 pm

There’s so much to discover here at the Refuge! Campers will expand their horizons as they go about exciting activities such as canoeing, fishing, waterpark, archery, paddleboards, Bible time, swimming, and more. But, more importantly, they will discover friendships, memories, and a growing relationship with Christ! Thursday night day campers will stay until 8 pm to join us for a dinner, hayride, and campfire with smores. 

DISCOVERY Overnight Camp

  •  Age – Rising 3rd – Completed 5th Grade
  • Cost – $625/camper
  • Schedule – Check-in Sunday 4:00 pm; Check-out Friday 10:00 am

During the day these campers will experience much of the same activities as those attending Discovery Day camp. However, once the day campers leave, the fun continues. Evening hayrides, night hikes, star gazing, campfires, evening devotionals, and whole camp games like capture-the-flag await our overnight campers. Come experience The Refuge after dark.

ADVENTURE Overnight Camp

  • Age – Rising 5th – Completed 7th Grade
  • Cost – $650/camper
  • Schedule – Check-in Sunday 4:00 pm; Check-out Friday 10:00 am

Has your camper enjoyed Discovery- Overnight camp in a previous year? Do they want a little more adventure? Campers will still enjoy some of the same camp activities they loved in our other camps, but we are amping it up! Staff will lead them through a canoe trip and overnight tent excursion (weather permitting). There they will cook dinner over the fire, make smores, and share in Christ-centered small group discussions. We hope to challenge your camper with experiences that allow them to grow while creating lifelong memories.


For campers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Special Needs

  • June 3-6, 2024 | Rising 1st – Adult
  • Cost – $250/camper
  • Schedule – Daily Check-in  9:00  am; Check-out 3:30 pm

Campers, bring your own lunch each day!

From the moment campers enter the grounds, they will experience God’s creation. Every morning, staff lead a devotion time where they dive into God’s word. Campers spend each day learning more through canoeing, fishing, swimming, and making crafts. We cater to your camper’s specific needs creating a fun, Christ-centered experience. We welcome older campers to join us. So, come on, and ride the wagon with us for one of our favorite weeks of the summer!


My kids had an amazing experience here and wished they could go every weekend!

This is a hidden gem, full of treasures that will last for eternity! The staff are very friendly and qualified! The Refuge is an amazing place for all ages and teams!

Our church just completed day 1 of camp at The Refuge and it is awesome! The staff is wonderful, the setting is gorgeous and the kids had a blast. The staff kept them busy, moving and entertained all day. They make the Word come alive and present it in ways that make it fun for the kids and easy to understand. Very well organized and thoughtfully planned!

The Refuge is beautiful in a very peaceful and serene setting. But more than that, the staff there go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and to make sure you have everything that you need. Great option for any type of meeting, retreat or event!

Great place to visit for church, family, or work-related activities, team building, and most importantly spiritual involvement. The staff there are great people and helpful. I highly recommend!