As a parent, we understand that looking and searching for camps can be a long process, and you want to find the one that is right for your child. We have compiled a list of questions to help you decide if Cho-Yeh is the right fit for your family.What is the camp's philosophy?Cho-Yeh's exists to be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives through meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures. We believe that camp can be a tremendously powerful experience in the life of a young person during a very formative time in their lives. Our approach to ministry can best be described as relational. We hire and train exceptional college students to serve as our camp counselors and share the love of Christ with their campers. We value each camper as an individual and our staff are intentional about meeting each camper where they are in their faith and challenging them to grow in their relationship with God. The goals of SAFETY, FUN and SPIRITUAL GROWTH are the framework of each program and activity at Camp. What systems are in place to ensure camper safety? We recognize that as parents, you are entrusting us with the most important and valuable possession you have: your children. Our greatest responsibility at Camp is to keep your child safe - physically and emotionally. We take this responsibility very seriously and have several systems in place to keep your child safe. First, it starts with hiring and training of our staff. We only hire top quality staff who we trust to care for and mentor our own children. Potential counselors go through a rigorous application, interview and reference process. Background checks are performed on all staff members. After a rigorous two weeks of staff training, our counselors ensure that safety is always kept as our top priority. Cho-Yeh is accredited by the American Camp Association and strives to adhere to those standards set by the industry for the well-being of our campers and staff. For more details on our commitment to safety, check out our health and safety page. In addition, Cho-Yeh always has licensed medical staff on property to ensure the health and well-being of our campers. What does the camp hope to accomplish through Bible study?The primary focus of Bible study is to meet campers where they are in their faith and to assist them in growing in their relationship with God. It is not our goal to convert every camper, but rather to meet them where they are in their faith and help them grow closer to Christ. It is our hope that camp Bible study creates an environment where campers feel free to share their faith and explore the Bible with their peers and counselors.
Throughout the year, our full-time staff create an experiential based Bible study curriculum that help our lessons come alive. This approach allows for more rich discussion in cabin groups while deepening the personal impact each lesson has on the camper. What does the camp look for when hiring counselors?The Cho-Yeh staff comes from all over the country with one goal in mind - to be "kid-loving machines." Cho-Yeh prides itself on an excellent staff, dedicated to serving Jesus Christ through the ministry of camp. All of our counselors are over the age of 18 and work a minimum of 5 weeks at Cho-Yeh during the summer. Our counselors are part of our paid staff as opposed to using an all volunteer staff. These incredible young men and women are committed to sharing their love for Jesus Christ with the Cho-Yeh campers. Without a doubt, the dynamic counselors are why campers love Cho-Yeh!Each potential counselor must fill out an application, provide Cho-Yeh with three references, and interview with one of the directors. Cho-Yeh checks all references and conducts criminal background checks for the safety of your child. Counselors are one of the most important parts of summer camp, and it is our goal to hire the best staff possible!