Frequently Asked Questions
How long does camp last?

6 days and 5 nights. Registration begins Monday at 2pm and our Awards Ceremony (parents welcome) begins Saturday at 11:00 am. Dismissal is at noon.

How much does it cost to come to camp?

The fee for one week of camp is $30. Campers may also bring money to buy snacks from our camp "store." Most bring $10.

How old does my child need to be to come to camp?

Click here for information about what ages are appropriate for each week of camp.

What do I need to bring to camp?

Bedding for a single bed:

  • Pillow (with pillowcase)

  • Fitted Sheet

  • Top Sheet

  • Blanket

  • Sleeping bag (optional)

Toiletries:

  • Toothbrush 

  • Toothpaste 

  • Soap 

  • Shampoo/Conditioner 

  • Towel 

  • Washcloth 

  • Comb/Brush

Clothing

  • KNEE LENGTH shorts/Capri’s or Pants (6 pairs)

  • T-shirts or sleeveless shirts (at least 6)

    • *Only high neck tank tops will be permitted. No spaghetti strap or crop tops.

  • Underwear (at list 6 pairs)

  • Tennis shoes (campers will be required to wear tennis shoes every day for outdoor activities)

  • Socks (at least 6 pairs but more is better)

  • Flip Flops or Sandals (at least one pair. Optional)

  • Jacket or Sweatshirt (sometimes it gets cool at night)

  • Swimsuit (One piece or full tankini for girls)

    •  *No bikini’s or revealing swimsuits

  • One dress up outfit for banquet night

Other

  • Bible (New King James is preferable as that is what verses will be learned from)

  • Pen/Pencil

  • Notebook

  • Refillable water bottle

Click here for a printable full packing checklist for a week of camp.​

What NOT to bring to camp?
  • tobacco of any kind

  • lighters

  • flashlights

  • radios

  • cell phones

  • water guns

  • no short shorts

  • tank tops

  • shirts with spaghetti straps

  • bikini's or other girl swimsuits that show the mid-section

  • iPhones, iPads, mp3s, and any other electronic devices

How can I support Emmanuel Bible Camp?
  • You can donate time

  • You can donate resources

  • You can partner with us in prayer

Volunteer your Time:

  • Summer Staff: counselors, work boys/girls, kitchen staff

  • Summer Volunteers: bring food, teach a bible class, teach a nature study or handcraft, general help

  • Year-Round Volunteers: maintenance and general upkeep of the campgrounds, special retreats during the year 

Donate your Resources:

  • Scholarship Program: The Scholarship Program matches donors of $30 or more (the fee for one week of camp) with a child whose family is unable to afford the price of registration. At Emmanuel Bible Camp it warms our hearts to say that we never turn a child away. We rely on our generous community of donors who make this a reality. For more information about this wonderful, life-changing opportunity please email or call us (606-546-2975) today.  Thank you so much for your support!

  • Grocery List: Click here to find our grocery list for the summer. You can donate any of these goods by dropping them off at Emmanuel Bible Camp (94 Emmanuel Bible Camp Road, Barbourville, KY). For more information please contact James or Virginia McDonald (606-545-7154).

Partner with us in Prayer:

  • Prayer: We desire your prayers in this great task to keep up the operation but more importantly the power and purpose behind Emmanuel Bible Camp.
    "Brothers and sisters, pray for us. Pray that they Lord's message will spread quickly." II Thessalonians 3:1a

Thank you all for your support (past and present)! God's work will be increased by your support! 

    "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace."

        Numbers 6:24-26 

What time do I need to be there on Monday?

Registration begins at 2:00 pm.

What time am I going to be leaving on Saturday?

Our Awards Ceremony (parents are welcome) begins Saturday at 11:00 am, dismissal is at noon.

How do you deal with homesickness?

At Emmanuel Bible Camp, we encourage homesick campers to stay to the end of the week to truly experience camp. Our counselors are trained to help children through homesickness so that they have a great and positive camp experience. If, however, a camper remains homesick the Camp Director will contact you and apprise you of the situation. Should the homesickness continue we will continue to keep you apprised of the situation and will make arrangements for you to pick your child up, should you deem that necessary. Parents will be contacted before 8:00pm, and will be contacted after 8:00pm only in the case of a medical emergency.

What is the "Scholarship Program" and how can I contribute?

The Sponsor Program matches donors of $30 or more (the fee for one week of camp) with a child whose family is unable to afford the price of registration. At Emmanuel Bible Camp it warms our hearts to say that we never turn a child away. We rely on our generous community of donors who make this a reality. For more information about this wonderful, life-changing opportunity please email or call us (606-546-2975) today.  Thank you so much for your support!

What if I cannot afford to send my child to camp?

Scholarships to cover the cost of camp are available, based on need. A Scholarship Application form is available here. Please bring the application with you to registration on Monday.

What is TNP?

Tuesday Night Praise is a time of Worship and Fellowship for teens (and older) every Tuesday night from 6pm to 8pm during the school year.

What is the EBC Ministry team?

The EBC Ministry Team is a group, consisting primarily of EBC workers, that travels to area churches and venues sharing the love of God in creative ways, such as: interpretive movement, drama, juggling, and music. For more details or scheduling information call (606-546-4975) or email Melody Martin.