About Bound For Glory

Directors: Directors Wendi and Scott Adair work directly with campers. Wendi often teaches the written expression class and manages the daily happenings at camp. Scott prepares meals and leads the culinary arts program. In addition, both Wendi and Scott attend overnight excursion events.

Counselors: Our counselors are between the ages of 17 and 23. They undergo an in-depth interview process, including meeting with the director, background checks, and character references. Counselors are responsible for the day-to-day care of campers, activity planning, Bible devotions, establishing trusting relationships, and so much more. Before camp, counselors complete a four-day training that prepares them for successful and safe interactions with campers.

Health Care Provider: A designated health care provider will be available at camp and during overnight excursions. Health care providers have a minimum Red Cross Adult/Pediatric First-Aid CPR certification. In addition, a registered nurse will be available for consultation with our health care provider and review of our medical procedures.

Tutors: All literacy tutors have completed a minimum of fifty hours of Orton-Gillingham-based literacy instruction and completed fifty hours of literacy instruction.

Volunteers: Volunteers often serve as a reading partner to campers during oral reading time.

We will have availability for fifteen campers at Bound for Glory Camp. We offer individualized care and literacy instruction. Having a small camp provides the opportunity to build strong relationships and a family atmosphere.

Our camp sessions are four weeks long. Longer sessions allow campers the opportunity to make significant literacy gains.

On most occasions, we have more adults present than campers. We believe that campers will be safer have their individual needs met with a high adult to camper ratio. The minimum ratio at any given time is one adult to four campers. 

Yes, every adult that will interact with your child has passed a criminal background check.

We use a trust-based relational approach to behavior management, which means that we strive to build solid and respectful relationships between campers and staff and between campers. We provide campers with choices and the opportunity to voice their concerns, creating a safe environment. We model appropriate behavior and encourage good decisions. However, we recognize we don’t always make good choices. When campers make poor choices, our staff will take the following steps:

  1. Offer the camper a redo- an opportunity to make the better choice. Redos give the camper the chance to practice making better choices, and we all need a second chance.
  2. If the camper is not up for a redo or if the undesired behavior persists, the camper will be given a “time-in” -a time tostep away from the current activity to discuss with a staff member how the situation could improve or just have time to recompose. The staff acts as a mentor and advocate helping the camper to make the best choices possible.
  3. On the occasion when behavior becomes aggressive, quickly escalating, or/and a threat to themselves or others, the camper will be removed from the group. The camper’s guardian will be contacted and asked for a conference with the director to decide the best next steps.

Food is a highlight at BFG Camp. Meals are planned and prepared by our Culinary Director, Scott Adair, a professional chef for 30 years. Meals are prepared with fresh, nutritious ingredients that encourage campers to make healthy food choices. Campers will have the opportunity to explore different foods from around the world. We provide multiple meal choices to meet a variety of taste preferences. 

Yes! Intensive, structured language instruction is proven to help individuals who struggle with acquiring literacy skills. Every camper that has ever attended Bound for Glory Camp has improved their literacy skills. Not only do they improve, but they avoid the loss of literacy skills over the summer, known as the “summer slide.” Our campers go back to school with the literacy skills and confidence they need to be successful students. 

  • Towel
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Bathing suits: girls need one-piece suits
  • Sneakers: hiking and cooking class
  • Prescription medication if needed
  • Sandals/flip-flops (optional)
  • Hat (optional)
  • Food/gum/candy
  • Toys
  • Phones (including watch phones)
  • Electronic devices of any kind
  • Money or anything of value
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol/Drugs