Who is our free
camping program for?
Any child between the ages of
7-11. Our camping program is open to anyone regardless of
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, or
How do I sign up my
Camp Penuel East works with
organizations and churches to enroll children in their
communities and neighborhoods. On our home page you can find
the cities and dates available for camp. Fill out the
applicatoin and send it to the local coordinator for your
city. The number of spaces may be limited.
How long are the
children at camp?
Camp runs Monday through
Friday. The children arrive at camp in the afternoon on Monday
around 3:30pm and leave after breakfast on Friday around
10:00am. You can calculate when they should arrive home
depending on how far they have to travel from camp.
Where do the
We have 10 nice cabins on our
campus. Each cabin is equipped with its own toilet, shower,
and sink. Our cabins hold ten kids and one counselor. Each
cabin has at least one adult present at all times.
How do the children
travel to camp?
Transportation is provided by
the local organization or church, but once your children
arrive we will take care of all of their needs while they are
What do the
children do at camp?
Each day the children receive
three regular meals and an afternoon and evening snack. We
have a nature trail for hiking; we have a lake for boating and
swimming, two pools for swimming, crafts, skits, puppets,
singing, basketball, soccer, kickball, volleyball, football,
and group games, singing, Bible stories, crafts and lots of
play time. Evenings are special with campfires, carnival,
treasure hunts, family friendly movies, and talent shows. We
have 25 acres of beautiful property with a play ground that
includes tetherball and many other things to keep the kids
Can I come visit my
No, we have a closed campus
and we are very serious about security. We are being entrusted
with your children and we do not take that lightly. It would
be impossible to do background checks on every person that
just wants to pop in and say hello. So we don't allow any
family or friends to visit for any reason.
What should my
child bring to camp
All of the cabins have 11
beds, but we do not provide bedding. You will want to send
your child with a twin sized fitted sheet and blanket or
sleeping bag. They will also need a pillow. They will need a
towel and all of their personal items like a tooth brush and
shampoo, deodorant. You may want to send some sunblock and bug
spray for your child we often have a lot of mosquitoes. There
is a list on every application of what to bring and not to
bring. The items that we mentioned are the most forgotten
What if my child
takes medicine or has special medical needs?
We have a qualified nurse on
campus 24 hours a day. All of the children must turn in all of
their medicine to the coordinator before boarding the bus for
camp. You should put all of their medicine in a ziplock bag
and label it with their name. If your child has special
equipment like a breathing machine for Asthma it should be
labeled with their name as well. We will make sure that your
child stays on schedule with their medication and medical
What kind of food
do you serve at camp?
We have an amazing cook that
prepares all of our meals. We eat the kind of food that you
would expect to eat at a kid’s camp. We have macaroni &
cheese, chicken nuggets, French fries, Spaghetti with meat
sauce, pizza, tacos and cheeseburgers. For snacks we have
potato chips, popsicles, ice-cream sandwiches, rice crispy
treats, cookies, popcorn, snocones and s'mores around the
campfire. Even the pickiest of eaters seems to enjoy our menu.
What if my child
has special dietary needs?
We have probably seen every
kind of food allergy that there is. When it comes up we inform
everyone on staff of any kids with food allergies on campus.
We will also create special meals for kids that cannot eat
what we are serving. We have had many special dietary needs to
accommodate. Some examples are: Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose
intolerant, and peanut allergy. If your child requires some
type of special food you can always send it with them and we
will prepare it.
What does Penuel
Penuel means “face of God” it
is taken from Genesis 32, where Jacob wrestled with the angel
and wouldn’t let go until God touched him. When Jacob got up
from that place he was changed forever, and that is what we
want for every child that comes here to be changed by the
power of God and to never be the same again.
Where do you get
all of your funding?
First and foremost we do not
receive any financial support from the government. We raise
money all year long so that Camp Penuel East can provide free
camp to every child that wants to come here. Most of our funds
come from individuals that believe in what we are trying to do
and want to sow into this ministry. Some of our funding comes
from churches that believe in sowing into missions. We receive
a little money from businesses and a couple of foundations. A
small portion of our funds comes from hosting retreats at our
Can I rent your
facility for a ministry retreat, and what does it cost?
Yes, all we ask for is a
donation for your time spent with us. We don't have a minimum
donation whatever you give help fund this ministry. Just keep
in mind that 100% your church or organization's donation will
go toward covering the cost of running and providing free camp
to deserving children.
How many people can
your facility hold for a retreat?
Our lodge will seat over 100
people, and we have plenty of tables and chairs. We have a
fully equipped kitchen with everything that you will need to
hold a successful banquet or event. We also have enough cabins
and beds for over 130 people to stay overnight or as long as
your retreat will last. Each of our ten cabins contains eleven
beds including a full bathroom. We also have a dorm building
with over twenty beds and also includes full bathrooms.
Can I use your
facility for a wedding and reception?
No, We no longer host
weddings or receptions here.