Scripture Memory Camp
Earn a Fun Week of Camp by Memorizing Scripture!
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105)
Scripture Memory Camp is an opportunity to step away from the busyness of everyday life and enjoy a week of fun, fellowship, and—most importantly—Scripture. Each morning begins with a lakeside devotional and Bible study, followed by an afternoon of recreation and fun. In the evening, campers gather in the gymnasium for singing and a message from God’s Word. You’ll meet new friends, grow in your memorization skills, and have a blast with special activities. Don’t miss the fun!
Scripture Memory Camp is designed for the young and the young at heart! Campers ages 3-18 memorize Bible verses to earn a full week of camp. Parents and other adult memorizers are also welcome.
Scripture Memory Camp is held at Southland Christian Camp in Ringgold, Louisiana. Learn more about Southland's camp facility here.
Youth ages 9-18 stay in dorms with counselors for the full camping experience while adults stay in the motels and/or adult dorm cabins. Cabins and/or motel rooms are also available for families who would like to lodge together. Children ages 8 and under must lodge with parents or sponsors. Ages are based on the first day of camp: July 3, 2023.
Camp is scheduled for July 3-7, 2023. Camp will start with Monday afternoon check-in and supper. Camp ends with Friday breakfast and morning departures.
Scripture memorization is your ticket to camp! Explore Scripture verses on salvation by memorizing 14:6 The Way. Memorize all verses for your school grade 2022-2023.
Pre-K through 2nd grade: memorize 28 verses (green verses in 14:6 The Way)
3rd through 5th grade: memorize 56 verses (green + orange verses in 14:6 The Way)
6th through 12th grade: memorize all 84 verses (green + orange + brown verses in 14:6 The Way)
Each week, memorize your age-level verses in 14:6 The Way. Recite your verses weekly to an adult hearer (19 and up). SMF will provide your hearer with a link to the Online Certification Dashboard where your progress can be documented. All verses must be memorized and recited by the certification deadline: June 15, 2023.
What Does Scripture Memory Camp Cost?
Basic Scholarship for ages 3-18
With a Basic Scholarship, you can attend camp for a nominal fee ($25 deposit + $100 balance due on arrival at camp). Memorize all the verses for your age level and recite them as you learn them to your adult hearer. Your hearer will report your verses to SMF via the Online Certification Dashboard. All verses must be reported by June 15, 2023.
Cumulative Scholarship for ages 3-18 – optional, higher level
Pay only your $25 deposit (no balance due at camp). After completing the Basic Scholarship, make an appointment with your pastor or church leader to recite all your age-level verses in one sitting. This is a higher level than the Basic Scholarship, but cumulative recitation will help you retain your verses in long-term memory! You are allowed up to two helps per lesson. When your pastor or church leader signs the Cumulative Certification Form, return it to SMF. All forms must be received by June 15, 2023.
What About Adults?
SMF asks adults (19 & up) to pay full price so that scholarship funds can be directed to children and youth. The total for the week is $275, including a $25 deposit due at registration. SMF reserves the right to perform a background check on adult campers and/or request a letter of reference from their church.
Interested? Start Here!
1) Get started memorizing. 14:6 The Way memory book is available here. Or, you can access 14:6 The Way verses with a free VerseLocker account here.
2) Mark your memorization progress on the Online Dashboard. Sign up here.
3) Register with a $25 deposit to hold your spot! Registration for 2023 is now open. Signing up for the Online Dashboard is required before registering for camp. See Step 2 above. SMF will provide the registration link for families on the Online Dashboard.