Camp Lightfoot Song

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I know Jesus died for me!

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The Christian life’s the one for me!

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Camp Lightfoot’s the place to be!

We work hard at what we do:

Science, crafts and swimming, too!

We go to the chapel

And we sit and pray.

We love Jesus Christ cause

He shows us the way.

All these things we learn right here.

“D” group says good-bye this year.

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Camp Lightfoot’s the place to be!

Camp Lightfoot was founded to help educate boys and girls that are curious about God, the Christian faith and the creation. The formative years are ideal for introducing children to these concepts. We provide activities that promote physical, mental/spiritual and socioemotional health. Our ultimate goal is for children who do not know God to create a relationship with Him and for those who have already accepted Him to grow in their walk with Him.

2018 Camp Dates

July 15-July 22, 2018 - Newport News / Hampton, VA / Kinston, NC - Churches

July 22-28, 2018  - Washington, DC - Church

July 29, 2018 - August 4, 2018  - Philadelphia, Pa - Baltimore, MD -Churches


When enrolling your child in Camp Lightfoot, Click onthe Camp Lightfoot application below (one for each child) and return it with the appropriate fee to your city's Camp Representative. First time applicants must show a birth certificate as proof of age. A photographic copy is acceptable.

To obtain a Camp Lightfoot Application clip on link below:

Camp Lightfoot Application

Health Exams

Have a licensed health provider examine your child(ren), complete and sign the Physical Examination Form(s). Parents/guardians will be asked to complete and sign the Health History and Authorization for Emergency Care forms. Return completed medical form(s) to the address indicated on the enclosure no later than thirty (30) days prior to departure for Camp Lightfoot.

Fee: $175.00 per child

Camp fees cover room, board, insurance, transportation, 3 meals a day, activities (on and off Camp site) and snacks. Campers are not allowed to have money on their persons or in the cabins.

All money for Camp Fees are collected at the local level and should be mailed the Camp Representative for your State.

Make checks and money orders payable to: Camp Lightfoot.

There will be a $ 25.00 cancellation fee per camper.


Campers may not receive or make phone calls.

Prohibited Items

  • Cell Phones
  • Electronics of any sort: Radios, Boom Boxes, Laptops, Tables, MP3/IPod,
  • Video games
  • Knives of any sort
  • Guns of any sort: Pellet, BB, Real, Toy, Water
  • Cameras (disposable cameras allowed)


  • Bath Towels (At Least Three)
  • Canteen or Water Bottle
  • Flashlight (With Extra Batteries and Bulbs)
  • Holy Bible (King James Version Preferred)
  • Laundry Bag
  • Leisure Items (Games, Books, Puzzles, Stationery)
  • Pillow Case (At Least Two)
  • Play Clothes (For Hiking, Including Clothing That Adequately Covers Feet, Arms, Legs and Head. Short Shorts are Not Permitted)
  • Rainwear (Poncho and Boots)
  • Sheets (At Least Two)
  • Shoes (One Extra Pair)
  • Shower Clogs
  • Sleeping Bag or Blanket
  • Sleepwear
  • Socks
  • Sweater or Jacket
  • Swimsuits (Two) - All Female Campers Will Wear One Piece Bathing Suits. Male Campers Will Wear Boxer- Type Swim Trunks
  • Toilet Articles (For Example, Toothbrush, Tooth Paste, Deodorant, Lotion, Insect Repellant, Shampoo, Hair Comb, Hair Brush)
  • Underwear
  • Wash Cloths (At Least Two)

Please note - all clothing and belongings must be plainly marked with the owner’s full name.

Dress Code

If a staff person judges a camper’s garment to be unacceptable or immodest, the camper will be asked to change their clothing.

Camp Wear

Camp wear may be ordered in advance. Parents are asked to fill out the order form and enclose the appropriate amount. Sales are not permitted at the site of departure, for this reason camp wear must be purchased in advance.

For apparel make checks or money orders payable to “Camp Lightfoot.”

Apparel Order Form

Send a Child to Camp

Not all campers are able to afford our religious experience. Camp Lightfoot is always looking for ways to financially support campers unable to pay for camp costs. If you would like to support this goal, please send your donation to the following address:

Camp Lightfoot

Send A Child To Camp

2006, Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Camp Site

Camp Lightfoot is located on a prime 1100 acre tract of land adjacent to the Colonial Parkway which connects restored Williamsburg, VA and historic Jamestown, VA. The camp is owned and operated by the Gospel Spreading Church and is situated within close proximity to its working dairy farm. While dairying remains the primary farm enterprise, domesticated animals are available for campers to observe, and in some cases feed and/or pet. Both the wooded areas and the wetlands surrounding the campsite provide excellent trails for hiking and exploration of plant life.

Campers and staff are housed and fed in climate-controlled buildings. Other structures include an outdoor chapel, swimming pool, nature hut, craft room, and indoor playroom. Sufficient acreage is allotted for informal and formal activities. The James River is nearby and provides fishing opportunities. In general, the camp site is a composite of those ingredients necessary for a fun-filled camping vacation for children.


A camping period of one week is reserved for children from the various cities where Gospel Spreading Churches are located. A contact person from each church coordinates the enrollment, transportation and camp activities. For information regarding dates, transportation, and space availability, call or write one of the following:

Camp Representatives

Come Join Us

Your children aren’t the only ones who may find the need to commit themselves to Christ. Come join us at one of our locations.