Summer 2020 Camping Update: NextGen Camping Track Canceled


The Office of Next Generation Ministries has made the difficult decision to cancel the entirety of their NextGen track for mobile camping this summer. The health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), disinfection procedures of equipment, and the inability to properly social distance children and isolate camping staff were all factors in the announcement. This decision affects the following camps:
Mobile Camps
  • NextGen Mobile Camps originally scheduled for 6/15-6/19 in Kansas City (Brookside churches) and Wentzville
  • NextGen Mobile Camp originally scheduled 6/22-6/26 in St. Charles
  • NextGen Mobile Camp originally scheduled 6/29-7/3 in Lebanon and Kirksville
  • NextGen Mobile Camp originally scheduled 7/6-7/10 in Eldon and Marshfield
  • NextGen Mobile Camp originally scheduled 7/13 and 7/17 in Aurora and Macon
  • NextGen Mobile Camp originally scheduled 7/20-7/24 in Lake of the Ozarks (Faithbridge)
  • NextGen Mobile Camp originally scheduled 7/27-7/31 in Columbia (Missouri and Community)
  • NextGen Mobile Camp originally scheduled 8/3-8/7 in Hatton (Pleasant Grove)
Overnight Camps
  • NextGen Overnight Camps: Xtreme/Xtreme Ignited originally scheduled for 6/8-6/12
  • NextGen Overnight Camp: God’s Girls on the Go originally scheduled 6/22-6/26
  • NextGen Overnight Camps: Older Elementary Extreme, Jr High Ultimate Extreme, and Sr High Leadership originally scheduled 7/6-7/10
  • NextGen Overnight Camp: Sanctuary Kamp originally scheduled 7/20-25
  • NextGen Overnight Camp: Faith, Fishing & Friends originally scheduled 8/10-13
All camp registrations for the above camps will be fully refunded. The Conference finance department will begin processing these refunds in May. If you have not received a refund by June 15, 2020 and you believe you are entitled to one, please contact Camping Registrar Tina Twenter at Contact Scott Burdin, NextGen Supervisor, at with any questions about summer camping.
In addition to the above cancelations, the following mobile camps hosted at Missouri local churches with partners Eagle Lake or Heartland Camps have also canceled:
Eagle Lake:
  • Eagle Lake Mobile Camp at Kennett originally scheduled for 6/1-6/5
  • Eagle Lake Mobile Camp at Jackson originally scheduled 6/29-7/3
  • Eagle Lake Mobile Camp at Charleston, Rolla and Ozark originally scheduled 7/6-7/10
  • Eagle Lake Mobile Camp at Blue Springs and (St. Andrew’s) St. Louis originally scheduled 7/13-7/17
  • Eagle Lake Mobile Camp at Eureka and Elsberry originally scheduled 7/27-7/31
Heartland Camps:
All of Heartland Camps have canceled for summer 2020
  • Heartland Mobile Camp at Fenton originally scheduled for 6/1-6/5
  • Heartland Mobile Camp at Albany, Huntsville, and St. Louis (Mt. Zion) originally scheduled 6/22-6/26
  • Heartland Mobile Camp at Republic (Hood) and Kirkwood originally scheduled 7/6-7/10
  • Heartland Mobile Camp at Chesterfield (Green Trails) and Columbia (Fairview) originally scheduled 7/13-7/17
  • Heartland Mobile Camp at Piedmont (Trinity) and Joplin originally scheduled 7/20-7/24
  • Heartland Mobile Camp at Platte City and Pacific originally scheduled 7/27-7/31
  • Heartland Mobile at Springfield (Mt. Vernon) originally scheduled 8/3-8/7  

Heartland and Eagle Lake are offering campers options regarding their paid registration including rolling over to 2021, donating or receiving a refund. Contact your local church camping coordinator with questions about camper refunds for the Heartland and Eagle Lake camps mentioned above.
Some 2020 camps have still not made a decision including several Eagle Lake mobile camps.