Camp Rooted was created 4 years ago to help Memorial Baptist Rooted Student Ministry build Christ-center relationships and experience God’s transforming power.
We’re very excited to have Camp Rooted at Encounter Cove on the Lake of the Ozarks. Memorial has chosen this fantastic ministry as a local mission project. The property was formerly known as Windermere and many of our members attending camp as a youth or young adult. Rooted students will not only enjoy the huge camp with loads of amenities, we will spend 1 day working on a renovation project. Our goal is to come back to Encounter Cove each year and watch God use this incredible property for His glory once again.
We will be staying in a Dogwood lodge with one side for girls, one for boys and a conference/kitchen space in the middle. 5-6 people per room with a private bath. We make all of our own meals, which are delicious, and the rooms are a lot like a hotel. All buildings are air-conditioned. The camp is very large so be prepared to get your exercise!
Dates: August 1-4, 2024
Leave Memorial Thursday, August 1st @ 1pm
Arrive back at Memorial Sunday, August 4th @ Noon
AGES: Entering 7th thru 12th grades in the fall
COST: $100 PER STUDENT
CO2 Young Adult Mini Retreat – $50
Friday evening-Sunday noon
We’ve added a young adult event that runs parallel with Camp Rooted. You can arrive Friday night (August 2nd) and stay in the lodge in a separate room for the older group. Saturday includes 3 meals plus a full day of activities like high ropes, zip line, lake challenges, pool, paintball (additional fee for ammo) and open gym. The evening includes a guest speaker from Encounter Cove and night worship by the water. Saturday evening stay at the lodge plus Sunday morning breakfast also included. Can’t come until Saturday afternoon? No problem – show up when you can for a reduced rate of $25.
What Happens at Camp?
- Daily small group and Bible study on Jesus parables to grow closer to God and each other
- Mission Day! We’re helping Encounter Cove finish a BIG painting project
- Testimonies from Encounter Ministries staff each evening
- Talent/Karaoke Night
- Worship by the Water Night
- Great food
- Paintball (extra fee of $15-$25)
- High-ropes course
- Lake challenge course
- Cave Exploration & Hiking trails
- Friday night pool party and more!
Can I bring a friend?
Yes. We welcome friends to the camp until we’ve hit our space limitations.
Where is Encounter Cove?
Technically its in Roach, MO…who named that?? It’s on the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks. Here’s a link
What should I bring? What about safety?
I Have More Questions…
Contact Tisha Spencer
Minister of Youth