Perhaps you have some questions. Here are some frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us.
Sooner Youth Camp has been meeting at Lake Murray in Ardmore, Oklahoma since 1947. We call state group camp #1 as our home.
We offer two different weeks of Sooner every July. 2019 week 1 is July 7-13 and week 2 is July 14-20. Both weeks are at group camp #1 at Lake Murray State park. Both weeks offers similar experiences with similar schedules and activities. Both weeks, though run by different volunteers, offer a God-centered, Christ focused encouraging week.
Registration begins the Sunday of your week at 2 p.m. There will be a short line through different areas (registrar, nurse, cabin, etc) in the canteen area (main area off the turnaround as you drive into camp) or the mess hall (building in the same area).
Every evening is filled with talent and laughter. Campers and staff are able to sign up each day for Social Hour. Sing a song. Play a song. Tell a joke. Perform a skit with your cabin or friends. Social hour is unique and seemingly always a highlight of the day because it allows everyone to share a talent and be together. We promise it’s not scary and always encouraging.
Forum is a gender specific class typically broken down by age groups. Forum leaders will lead discussions specific to males and females. It’s an opportunity to be real, honest while applying Biblical truth to current life as a teenager. Campers find forum to be a relaxed and honest time in the afternoon.
A day at Sooner is a day filled with fun, study, discussion, water, games, worship and food! Camp is constantly moving with various activities and events. Everything we do at camp is together- with your cabin or with your team. We love being together. CLICK HERE to see our daily schedule.
Sooner days are filled with activities and events ranging from Bible study to getting wet in Lake Murray. So, to help with packing here is a good run down of what each camper should and should not bring to camp: CLICK HERE
We know you’ll love being at Sooner Youth Camp! We also know going to a camp (or anywhere) for the first time can be hard. You don’t know the counselors, the schedule, the traditions, the routines. We get it and we do not want you to worry one bit. While SYC is a long standing camp, we hope every first year camper finds Sooner to be welcoming and a place they can meet God and put their own personality into camp.
GO HERE to our camper first year page to see some insights into what SYC camp life is like.
Camp is $180. This includes meals, activities, lodging and everything Sooner has to offer.
Yes! We suggest all mail be posted no later than Wednesday due to the possible lag time of delivery from the post office to us.
Sooner Youth Camp c/o Lake Murray State Park
13528 Scenic St Hwy 77
Ardmore, OK 73401
And sorry, any mail not received Friday will be left undelivered.
Yes! We offer a three step online registration process. 1) information 2) release form signature 3) payment. Head here to register for Sooner 2019.
No. SYC is about spiritual growth and cultivating Christian community. In this spirit, cell phones will be collected on Sunday during registration and accessible for limited camper use. Our head women’s and men’s counselors will determine appropriate times campers may access their phones for a short time.
It is our goal to unplug from the outside to help ensure a positive week at Sooner. We believe a few days away from our phones is a good thing. If able, we suggest campers leaving phones at home.