• Will I receive a confirmation if I register online?
    • Yes! We will send a confirmation to the email address that you provided when registering. There will also be a packing list, check-in and check-out time, and other information in the confirmation email.
  • What is your cancelation/refund policy?
    • Life can be hectic, and we know plans can change at the last minute! However, please understand that when you cancel a registration, we have already done administrative work, hired staff, purchased supplies, paid for insurance, and more based on our registration numbers. With that in mind, we hope to be fair to our families and good stewards of our ministry with our cancellation policies.
      • Cancellations received 30 days prior to your camp’s start date will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
      • Cancellations received less than 30 days but before 7 days of the registered camp will receive a 50% refund minus the $25 processing fee.
      • Cancellations received within 7 days of the registered camp are not eligible for a refund.
  • How are cabin assignments handled?
    • Most cabins have a maximum of 12 campers with 2 counselors. For the best camping experience, we will place a maximum of 4 campers that know each other in the same cabin. While we seek to honor your wishes, we also value kids making new friends.
  • What if my church is paying a portion of the fee?
    • For a paper registration: two sections must be completed. You will indicate how much your church has agreed to pay on the payment portion of the form. An additional section with the church billing information must be completed and signed by a church official. 
    • For online registration, there will be a “church charge” option on the payment screen. Indicate how much of the camp fee the church is paying, and then you will be asked for credit card information for your portion of the fee.

Preparing for Camp

  • What does my camper need to bring?
    • Once your camper is registered, you will receive an email with a detailed packing list. The packing list can also be found under the parent info section of our website. Needs vary by program, but most campers will require clothes appropriate for the weather and outdoor activities, a swimsuit, sneakers, water shoes, bedding, towels, toiletries, a flashlight, and money for the canteen.


      Reminder: If your camper is taking medications at camp (prescribed or daily over-the-counter), you must note that on your camper’s medical form and bring the medicine in its original packaging.
  • Does my child need to eat lunch/supper before check-in?
    • Yes. The first meal for camps checking  in on Sunday night is Monday breakfast. Monday dinner is the first meal for camps checking in on Monday afternoon.
  • Where does my camper sleep?
    • All campers, except those who attend a wilderness camp, will sleep in cabins with air conditioning and bathrooms located in the cabin. Wilderness campers sleep in a rustic (no electricity) outdoor area with canvas tents that sleep 8 set up on wooden platforms. The bathhouse is some distance from the wilderness area, but an outhouse is at the site.
  • What is a typical day at camp like?
    • Each day at the ‘Shore is unique – packed with fun and exciting activities – and a typical day may look like this:

      8:00 am     Wake up
      8:30 am     Breakfast
      9:00 am     Games with staff
      9:30 am     Session Time
      10:30 am   Canteen
      11:00 am   Activity
      12:30 pm   Lunch
      1:30 pm     Activity
      2:45 pm     Cabin Interest

      3:45 pm     Canteen
      4:15 pm     Activity
      5:45 pm     Supper
      6:30 pm     Session
      7:45 pm     All Camp
      9:00 pm     Canteen
      9:30 pm     Worship
      10:00 pm   Cabin Time
      10:45 pm   Lights out

Life at Camp

  • When is check-in and check-out? Camps beginning on Monday check-in begins at 1:00 pm
    • Camps beginning on Sunday check-in begins at 7:00 pm
      Check-out begins at 11:am on Saturday for most of our camps; however, check your confirmation letter for your campers check out day/time

      For more accurate dates and times on your camp, please look at our check-in and check-out sheet here.
      *Please eat lunch/dinner before your arrival.

  • Can my camper call home or email while at camp?
    • We are an unplugged camp, meaning campers leave their cell phones and electronics at home. This allows them to experience God’s creation first-hand and unfiltered, to communicate face-to-face, and to practice the traditional summer camp art of letter writing!
      We think you might agree: unplugged time is more important than ever right now!


      Camper parents can communicate with their camper via snail mail or using Bunk1, our photo, email, and announcement system. BunkNotes allows you to send an email, and we print it out for delivery. Snail mail and BunkNotes are delivered to campers at lunch. Campers are unable to send regular emails and make/receive phone calls during their week of camp – they’re too busy building friendships and independence! However, time for writing a postcard or letter is provided each day.


      Camper families also have access to the Bunk1 online photo gallery of pictures of the kids at camp for that week. Our dedicated photographer works hard to get as many pictures of as many campers as possible so that family and friends can get a sneak peek of the fun their camper is having at camp!
  • Can I send my camper a care package?
    • Of course! Campers love receiving goodies from home. Fun ideas are stickers, glow sticks, balloons, etc. Please do not send gum or silly string. If you send candy, please avoid any type of peanut products.  You are welcome to bring your care package with you to check-in, and our staff will deliver it – make sure the camper name and day you want it delivered are clearly written on the package

      *You can even purchase a camp care package during check-in for us to deliver to your camper
  • Will camp contact me in the event of an emergency?
    • Yes, we will contact you if…
      • Your camper is ill, with a fever over 100 degrees
      • Your camper needs medical care beyond what the camp nurse may provide, i.e. has to be taken to the doctor or the hospital
  • Is there a nurse on site?
    • Yes! Each week Lakeshore has a volunteer RN on-site to assist our summer first aid staff person.
  • 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 cooks in peanut oil or with any type of nuts. For more information about our Food Allergy Protocols, click here.

1458 Pilot Knob Rd
Eva, TN 38333

Contact Info

(731) 584-6102

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