Apr 22, 2022

College of the Ozarks to reconvene free Summer Camp, Camp Lookout, for area children

Campers pose with a student counselor at Camp Lookout.
Campers pose with a student counselor at Camp Lookout.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Camp Lookout, a community outreach program hosted by College of the Ozarks, will continue its 30-year-mission of offering a free, week-long summer camp to children in Stone and Taney counties this summer.

This camp is located on the College’s campus near the shore of Lake Taneycomo and is free to area kids from Stone and Taney counties who show financial need. The five sessions run May 30 – July 1, registration is open to children 8-12 years old..

Campers participate in a combination of summer activities and Bible studies led by College of the Ozarks students who serve as staff at Camp Lookout They work for College’s Summer Work Program to offset the cost of their room and board.

“Camp gives counselors another avenue to pursue the calling to spread the Gospel to the children of God,” said psychology major Coleton Woody. “For campers, it means that they have a chance to get together with others their age to learn about what it means to have a God who loves them and to experience that love.”

The week-long camp is filled with fun outdoor activities facilitated by student coordinators. Throughout the week, campers play water sports with the help of the campus fire department, perform comedy skits, swim at the College fitness center pool, and spend a day at Silver Dollar City. Counselors also lead worship and Bible studies with their campers.

“Camp is a place where kids can be kids,” said Ryan Knight, director of student activities and camp director for Camp Lookout. “They are cared for by Jesus-loving and kid-loving young adults who are all about making an impact on the next generation!”

For camp registration and information, visit https://www.cofo.edu/CampLookout