Confirmation Camp

Confirmation Camp is designed to serve the needs of churches and confirmation programs of all sizes by complementing long-term confirmation curriculum or serving as a stand-alone event for smaller confirmation classes. In addition to the topics covered during the retreat, follow-up lessons are included to solidify the confirmation experience at home churches.

Topics covered during the Confirmation Camp weekend:

  • What is Confirmation?
  • God
  • Jesus
  • Holy Spirit/Trinity
  • John Wesley
  • Sacraments
  • Vows

Take Home lessons cover:

  • Creeds
  • How do Christians decide right and wrong?
  • Heritage and history
  • Christianity’s family tree
  • Service/Mission outreach
  • The Bible
  • Prayer

2019 & 2020 Confirmation Camp Dates

October 18-20

March 6-8

Important Information

  • Adult chaperones must attend the full weekend with their group. We recommend a ratio of 1 adult per 7 children/youth.
  • Packing list:
    • Sleeping bag or sheets with blanket pillow
    • Towel, toiletries, shower shoes
    • Sleepwear
    • Comfortable clothes and shoes (we will be playing outside some)
    • Jacket
    • Flashlight with fresh batteries
    • Bible
    • Pen or Pencil
    • Umbrella or poncho depending on weather forecast
    • Reusable water bottle
  • Every participant (youth and adult) must bring a completed Liability Release and Medical Form with them to check-in on Friday.
  • Every church must bring a completed Background Check Verification Form with them to check-in on Friday.

Sample Schedule

7:00 Registration
7:30 Introductions
7:45 Lesson 1: What is Confirmation?
8:45 Break
9:00 Ice Breakers & Games
9:30 Worship
10:15 Cabin Time
10:45 Lights Out

7:45 Morning Watch
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Break
8:45 Lesson 2 Pt 1: God
9:30 Break
9:45 Lesson 2 Pt 2: Jesus
10:30 Break
10:45 Lesson 3: Holy Spirit/Trinity
11:30 Lunch

12:15 Games
1:00 Break
1:30 Lesson 4: John Wesley
2:30 Break
3:00 Lesson 5: Sacraments
4:00 Games
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Worship
7:30 Break
8:00 Service Project
9:00 Church Time
9:45 Cabin time
10:45 Lights Out

7:45 Morning Watch
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Pack up
9:00 Lesson 6: Vows
10:00-10:30 Closing Worship

Tanako is home to anyone who has had the opportunity to visit! This is a fantastic place to spend all or part of your summer, as well as grow and nurture your relationship with Christ!

Sydney Cowell

Our Approach To Camping Ministry

Camp Tanako’s mission is to welcome children, youth,and adults to a place set apart where they can grow in their faith by experiencing God through nature and spending time in community and respond to the call of the Holy Spirit.  Participants in the ministry at Camp Tanako leave this setting to return to local congregations revitalized to engage in local community and congregational ministries with a renewed empowerment and relationship with God. The ministries of the Spirit that happen in this beautiful setting take children, youth, and adults into a place apart. A place where they are valued and loved, where they try new things that build confidence and broaden horizons. At camp people are given unique opportunities to grow into who God plans for them to be. Camp is a part of the process that begins in home and local churches. Camp is full of rich experiences that immerse participants in an array of opportunities to meet Christ face to face. Experiences at Camp Tanako offer participants an opportunity for spiritual revival by shifting their focus from the trappings and stress of daily life to the One who is the Source of Life. Those experiences that happen at camp translate back to local churches. It is our goal to fan an ember or flame that has been sparked in the local church. This flame is encouraged to burn brighter through camp experiences.utate

What you'll need to know to register your group

Participant Name
Participant Grade
Participant Gender
Participant Date of Birth
Church Name
Pastor’s Name
Pastor’s Email Addess
Adult Leader’s Name (Attending Camp)
Adult Leader’s Cell Phone #

Background Check Verification

For churches

Fall 2019 Confirmation Camp Waiver

For those attending

Spring 2020 Confirmation Camp Waiver

For those attending


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