This summer, Lakeshore’s theme is Fruitful Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life

The Camp Experience

Usually, the first things a parent wants to know when sending their child to camp are:

When does camp start/end? See the full list of check-in/check-out times and locations here.

Where will my child sleep? Most of our camps are housed in bunkroom-style cabins or lodges with heating and air conditioning and indoor bathrooms. Our Wilderness and Hammocking camps stay in more rustic accommodations with a bathhouse nearby. For more information on facilities, click here.

How do I send mail to my child? Campers love receiving mail! You can mail letters or packages to our address below, leave packages at the office during check-in, or use our one-way email service to email a note or photos to your child.

Physical Address: 1458 Pilot Knob Road
Eva, TN 38333

Send your child a one-way email through Bunk1!

What will my child eat? All campers are provided with three meals each day. Keep in mind that camps that check-in on Sunday nights will not receive a meal that night. Each week we have a different menu based on the age of the campers. Here are some example camp menus:

Breakfast: cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits & gravy, juice, etc.
Lunch: pizza, hamburger, tacos, sandwiches, chips, carrot sticks, oranges, rice, pudding, salad bar, water, etc.
Dinner: Chicken nuggets, spaghetti, lasagna, cheesy breadsticks, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, cookies, salad bar, kool-aid, etc.

We want each and every camper to be able to eat. Our kitchen staff will receive any medical information, such as food allergies and diet restrictions, that is included in the camper registration form. If we have any camper with a peanut allergy, no peanut products are sold or consumed during their week at camp. Lakeshore’s kitchen staff never cook in peanut oil or with any type of nuts. For more information about our Food Allergy Protocols, click here.

What will they do while they are there? Lakeshore has a plethora of activities for campers of all ages.

Activities for Parent-Child Camp, Primary Elementary Camp, and Elementary Camps

All of our younger campers are given the chance to explore a wide range of activities. Each camper will explore all of these activities with your cabin throughout the week. Some activities they will only attend once, like Pontoon Ride, and others they will attend several times, such as swimming.

  • Archery- all campers are given the chance, under the instruction of our Archery Director and Counselors, to learn how to shoot a compound bow (please see our safety page for more information)
  • Basic Arts & Crafts- this is a time for campers to learn how to create various types of friendship bracelets, necklaces, fuse bead designs, paint, draw, and create with chalk
  • Big Group Games- Only offered to our Main Camp this is a time for 4-6 cabins (40+ campers) to participate in a large scale game together
  • Creek Stomping- exactly what it sounds like, campers are given a chance to explore and stomp around the creek while searching for salamanders, crawdads, frogs, and even small fish
  • Line Dancing- we have a wide range of line dances that have been created over the years by our Summer Staff and campers. During this time campers are given the chance to learn these dance and enjoy a relaxing indoor activity
  • Nature Fun- each summer campers are given the chance to explore God’s creation through hands-on learning. This could be everything from a hike in the woods to holding one of our camper friendly reptile friends
  • Pontoon Rides- each cabin with get a chance to strap on a lifejacket and take a story filled adventure with one of our Waterfront Directors
  • Recreation- all campers, athletic or not, will be able to find a game they enjoy. We play a wide range of games including, but not limited to, GaGa ball, tag, survivor ball, clothespin ninja, and Gotcha.
  • Swimming- all our campers LOVE their almost daily trip to the pool. They have the options to swim, play basketball, go down the slide a million times, float in the lazy river, or just hang out on the playground
  • Waterfront- campers will swim, paddleboard, canoe, kayak, play volleyball, or even just hang out building an awesome sandcastle or burying their counselor

Activities for Jr. and Sr. High Camps

Once campers are old enough to attend our Jr & Sr High camps a wider range of camp activities opens up for them to explore. Campers will attend the traditional activities with their cabin at a scheduled time throughout the week. Jr & Sr. High campers are given more freedom a few times a day to choose their own activities. These times of free choice are called “Interest Groups”. Interest Groups are open activities, designated and led by the Summer Staff, that campers are allowed to make their own choice in what to attend. This choice allows campers to explore specialty activities and even basic activities to a greater depth. None of our interest groups or option activities cost an additional fee for our campers to explore. Here is a basic list of activities that Jr & Sr High campers might explore:

  • Archery
  • Advanced Arts & Crafts- pottery, advanced painting, mosaic tile creations, and so much more (Jr/Sr High Arts Camp & Interest Group)
  • Basic Arts & Crafts
  • Big Group Games
  • Canoe Trip on the Buffalo River- all of our Wilderness Camp will take a trip canoeing the Buffalo River for the day (Wilderness Camps Only)
  • Extreme Creek Stomping- campers will have the chance to hike and explore more of the creek that elementary campers are not allowed (Wilderness & Interest Group)
  • High Ropes: Climbing Tower, Giant Swing, Pamper Pole, Obstacle Course, & Ground Zipline- all Jr/Sr High aged campers are given the chance to participate in any of our High Ropes Adventures. Campers sign-up during camp to participate. Click here for more info about High Ropes (Optional)
  • Low Ropes/ Team Building- each of our Jr & Sr high campers participate in a series of team-building challenges within the first day of being at camp. Click here to learn more about Low Ropes
  • Nature Fun
  • Recreation
  • Swimming
  • Waterfront
  • Watersports Activities- campers will have the chance to challenge their skills with some advanced water activities such as tubing, skiing, and kneeboarding (Wilderness Watersports Camps Only)
  • Interest Group (Main Camp only)- We have a wide range of activities that might be offered as an Interest Group throughout the week. Here is a brief list of activities that have been offered in the past:

Board Games
Chalk Art
Creative Free Time
Extreme Paddle Boarding
God Talk & Faith Discussion
Hike to Wilderness
Line Dancing
Music Jam Session
Survivor Ball
Tie-dye ($5-$7 for materials)
Run to Pilot’s Knob
Ultimate Frisbee
Water Polo
Worship Planning
         …And so many more


1458 Pilot Knob Rd
Eva, TN 38333

Contact Info

(731) 584-6102

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