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M-JAM is a state organized day of missions education and fun! M-JAM is a full day of Missions-focused activities for Girls finishing K-3rd grade; Mothers, Sponsors, Aunts, and Grandmothers are welcomed too! Guests will participate in a full day of activities including swimming, worship, and Bible study. (Sponsors and parents can decide whether 3rd grader girls attend M-JAM or resident camp). Come join the Jamboree!!!
Yes; both events are housed in locations that are nicely air-conditioned. The recreational facilities are engaging and readily available for engaging activities. Sun-screen and insect repellent are recommended supplies for guests to bring with them.
Many church groups bring vans while some parents bring their camper, independently. Please contact us if we can help you connect with a church van ride. (email@example.com) High Plains Retreat Center is on City Lake Rd to the west of Canyon, TX. Directions to High Plains Retreat Center where camp is held can be found at hpretreatcenter.org
The age group of girls allowed to attend varies by M-JAM or resident camp. Girls completing grades K-3rd are able to attend M-JAM on Saturday, June 10. Girls completing grades 3rd-6th are invited to attend the 5 day camp Monday-Friday. Parents and sponsors can decide if their 3rd grade girls will attend resident camp or M-JAM. Most 3rd graders are able to handle the overnight camp without much difficulty.
M-JAM and Girls Mission Camp are evangelical events open to all girls (K-6) from any faith or culture. Mothers, Grandmothers, and Sponsors are encouraged to join girls in this time of refreshing, learning, and growing. Sponsors disciple as well as oversee the safety of the guests and monitor activity schedules.
You must complete these forms to attend: guest registration, medical form (for each guest and sponsor), and Challenge Element form (for each guest who chose a challenge element activity). Forms can be downloaded at girlscamptexas.com/campers
Online registration is available at girlscamptexas.com/campers/online-registration/
We must have your forms and your $30 (deposit fee) by May 17 (M-JAM) and June 10 (Resident Camp) to plan the best camp possible!
Late fees apply after the posted, on-time registration dates.
The Mission Camp director and the advisory committee of sponsors and volunteers from Amarillo Area Baptist Association (AABA) churches organize and run M-JAM and Girls Camp. Historically, over 200 people assist, attend, or support the two events sponsored each summer. Since camp inception in 1960, we have aimed to keep our costs low and provide a fun, inspiring atmosphere in which the guests learn about claiming and sharing the Gospel of Christ.
Please complete the medical form as part of the registration process. At the camp itself, a camp nurse or first aid person is in residence to see to campers’ minor first aid needs. Any medications sent to camp must be in the original containers and will be given to the camp medical personnel for appropriate (and safe) dispensing. Emergency situations are handled through the HPRC director and local emergency response personnel.
M-JAM happens on June 10 in Canyon, TX. M-JAM guests arrive on Saturday morning (June 10) and stay throughout the day.
Resident Campers arrive on Monday (July 17) at 3:00 pm and stay until Saturday (July 21) at 3:00 pm.
If any of your forms are sent in with incomplete fields or without appropriate signatures, we will send your forms back to you for you to complete. Camptivity choices are first come, first served; so it would be important to complete the registration forms accurately.
Since its inception in 1960, Girls Camp has made it a goal to provide quality camp experiences for the campers in attendance. Our goal is to offer a local summer camp that meets spiritual, physical, geographical and financial needs of area elementary aged children and their families. Resident camp is $177.00.
Celebrating 57 years of Girls Camp!
The “what to bring” list is located on the registration form as well as on the camper and sponsor links of girlscamptexas.com
Guests at M-JAM should bring their swimsuit and towel, medical form, and a Bible. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional. Many guests bring an offering for missions, taken each day.
Resident Campers bring their own bedrolls or sleeping bags for twin-size mattresses in the dorms. Otherwise, campers need to bring their medical form, the balance of their camp fees, a swimsuit (one-piece or modest tankini), any supplies, clothing, and toiletries (including towel) that you would usually need for a week-long trip would be perfect, plus your Bible and pen (let us know if you don’t have a Bible and we can supply you with one). Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional. Many campers bring an offering for missions, taken each day. Campers may also bring a new towel or washrag for the Mission Action project for 2017.
Yes, the Retreat Center has wheelchair access in the conference center, dining hall, and many of the lodges. Please document accessibility needs on the medical and registration forms.
If you have further questions or concerns about anything regarding M-JAM or Resident Camp, please contact the director through firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation to M-JAM or Girls Camp, please send a check to:
AABA Summer 2017
2123 S. Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109
Thank you for considering a contribution!
We welcome in-kind donations too!!!
Many women will remember going to G.A. Camp when they were younger. Girls Camp is the same, evangelical and missions-education camp as G.A. Camp. The camp is called Girls Camp and is open to all girls desiring to experience a Christian, children’s camp and to grow in their relationship with friends and Jesus!
Yes! Boys have their own camp at the High Plains Retreat Center also! Boys Camp is held for boys finishing grades K-6. They will participate in activities led by men from area churches. Visit the Boys Mission Camp website for registration information. www.boyscamptexas.com
M-JAM will be held on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Tx.
GirlsCampTexas Resident Camp is held at the High Plains Retreat Center, which is southwest of Amarillo in the panhandle of Texas.
Send mail to:
2123 S. Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109