An Experiential Christian Community
Merely studying a language won’t make you fluent – you have to use it. Similarly, Village is an immersive experience of practicing faith in Christian community.
Campers stay in cabins, eat in the dining hall, worship in the chapel, and play on the waterfront. What changes lives though is experiencing the entire week together with their small group where campers are accepted and loved for who they are and encouraged to live out their faith together in new ways that translate to everyday living.
“Glisson is a place I can be myself and know that people
will accept me and love me.”
– Village Camper
Village is a traditional sleep-away camp at the heart of Glisson’s 90+ years of ministry. Upon arrival, counselors welcome each camper into his or her Living Group — 2 counselors and up to 12 campers who experience the week together as a Christian community.
Several elements of Village are shared among all campers — both all-camp experiences such as morning and evening chapel as well as common living group activities such as creek hikes and the waterfront.
There are many unique experiences as well. Campers plan some of the week’s activities with guidance from their counselors.
Campers (except for Mini camp) will enjoy a hike and overnight camp-out with their living groups – campfire, dinner, and s’mores included!
“Our camper says he feels closer to God when he is at Glisson.
He says he takes that feeling home with him each summer.”
– Parent of Village Camper
Each session concludes with an all-camp communion service, followed by the Closing Celebration, to which family and friends are invited.