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for students & parents

what to expect

What Should I Pack?

  • Bible
  • Notebook/journal & pen
  • Bedding for a twin bed and/or a sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Clothing for the week
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Towels (may want separate one for recreation/swim & shower)
  • Swimwear (see dress code for requirements)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste/brush, etc)
  • Sunscreen/insect repellant
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Extra spending money for snacks, items from camp gift shop, paintball, worship band CDs, pictures, videos meals on the way to and from camp
  • Recreation clothing (swimwear, dark t‐shirts, clothes and shoes that can get wet/muddy, tennis shoes for sports/ropes course, etc.)
  • Team Spirit: Bring clothes, props, mascot for your assigned team rec color. Ask your youth pastor!

What NOT to Pack

  • An abundance of money (M3, Highland Lakes, Zephyr, & Glorieta are not responsible for lost or stolen money).
  • Prohibited items. Please refer to the general camp rules in your registration packet and do not bring any items on that list.
  • Students:  Cell phones, iPods, game systems, TVs, laptops and other electronic equipment (again, M3, Highland Lakes, Zephyr, and Glorieta are not responsible for lost or stolen items). Adults will want to be sure they can secure their phones or other devices in a safe place.

*Note on snacks: Guests are discouraged from bringing food items as snacks will attract ants and other insects in the dorms. It is requested that if you choose to bring snacks, you should ensure that they are kept in tightly sealed containers (zip‐lock bags, plastic storage containers) and NOT be left open! Please respect this request.

Dress Code

The intent of the M3 Week dress code is to provide an equitable dress code for all campers that will encourage modesty above legalism. Parents and Student Leaders are urged to see that only clothing which meets the policies and regulations of Highland Lakes, Zephyr, Glorieta, and M3 Week is brought to camp. This dress code should be clearly communicated prior to leaving home. Campers may be asked to change their attire if an adult, campground staff or M3 staff feels their dress is inappropriate.

Guests (students and adults) are expected to reflect a Christian example by their dress. Student leaders and adult sponsors are responsible for the clothing and appearance of the youth and adults attending camp with their group. Attire for the worship services is casual. Modest skirts, dresses, shorts and jeans are acceptable. Immodest, tight, low cut or see though tops, tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, distasteful or inappropriate designs or messages, cheer shorts, short shorts and other extreme clothes are not acceptable at any time.

Shorts must be longer than the arm and hand when extended down the side of the person. Shirts/tops must have at least 3 inches across the shoulder. Only one‐piece swimsuits or tankinis that completely cover the stomach are allowed. A dark t‐shirt must be worn at all times over two‐piece swimsuits. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times outside cabins, except while swimming.

Camp Rules

We know, it sounds boring, but they’re necessary for you and everyone else to have a great time. Here are our M3 Camp Commandments!

  • No PDA.
  • Leave ALL meds with the camp nurse.
  • No electronic devices (i.e. Phones, iPads, etc.).
  • Wear modest clothing (cover ups to and from pool, no short shorts, no spaghetti strap shirts).
  • Respect all leaders and camp staff.
  • Have an attitude that represents Christ.
  • Everyone participates in all activities.
  • Eat at your assigned meal time.
  • Attend ALL activities (worship, meals, rec, etc.).
  • Anyone found in the dorm of a member of the opposite sex will be sent home.
  • No drugs, alcohol, or paraphernalia on-site or you will be sent home.

frequently asked questions

by students and parents

Can my child attend M3 Camp alone?

Unfortunately, no. You can find a church that is attending and join their group (contact us if you need help).

What can students do during free time?

Students can participate in optional sports tournaments. They also have the option to play activities on campus (i.e. pool, water activities, gaga ball, archery, etc.). An optional breakout session will be offered during free time as well.