School will soon be out, summer fun will begin and young people will need some wholesome activities to occupy their time. Camp Abaco is ready, once again, to welcome young people to its great, Christ-centred youth experience. Camp Abaco is situated in a safe and secure environment three miles south of Marsh Harbour, amidst beautiful natural and tranquil surroundings with a private beach. Its amenities include a large cafeteria, chapel on the hill, separate dormitories for boys and girls, basketball /volleyball courts and playing field for games such as softball and soccer. A new addition for this year includes a large outdoor movie screen for ‘Movie night Under the Stars’.
Three camps are offered: Junior—ages 7-9 years; Intermediate—ages 10-12 years and Teen—ages 13-17 years. All camps will include daily bible classes and night chapel, crafts and yard and field games plus special events such as weenie roast and movie night. The teen camp will also include an excursion and educational tour to another location such as Green Turtle Cay or Man O War Cay.
A Ranger will also be brought in to give an eco-talk about the environment and there will be nature walks which will include the rocky shoreline and forest.
Running the camps again this year will be Pastor Symonette of the Assemblies of God Church. He will be assisted for the junior and intermediate camps by volunteers from churches in the United States and for the teen camp by persons from the National Youth Department in Nassau.
At the end of each camp a camp king and queen will be crowned and each presented with a laptop, trophy and scholarship to return the following year. The king and queen are selected as a result of votes by campers, councilors and staff. In order to be selected they must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must bring their report card to substantiate this.
Many lasting friendships are made and lives changed in positive ways at Camp Abaco with many campers returning year after year.
Any church or group sending 10 campers will be offered two scholarships which will mean in effect that they can send 12. Any church or group that sends 20 during teen week can send one free counselor. Camp application forms may be obtained from The Paint Place, Bellevue Business Depot, Abaco Shoe Gallery, First Assembly of God Church and various other churches. Churches needing application forms may call 559 8256 or 365 8881.
Camp fees are as follows:
Junior Camp 7-9 years July 1-6 $115
Intermediate Camp 10-12 years July 8-13 $120
Teen Camp 13-17 years July 15-20 $125