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Mid-South Youth Camp

Are you ready for your summer adventure?

Something special happens at this faith-focused, life-changing, inspiring, joy-filled, eye-opening, uplifting camp. Make memories singing, reading, dreaming, hoping, growing, rowing, climbing and sliding together. Mid-South Youth Camps (MSYC) has two different age group camps.

  • Regular Camp is an overnight camp for children age 9 and up that runs from Sunday – Friday.
  • Junior Camp is a day camp for children at least 7 years old that runs from Monday – Thursday.

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Amber Buckley Lyons Memorial Endowed Campership

Because of her great love for Mid-South Youth Camp and her efforts to promote the camp and send campers there, the Amber Buckley Lyons Memorial Endowed Campership has been established by her father, Dr. Dale Buckley and her husband, Mr. Bill Lyons, and is intended to be awarded to campers who would otherwise not be able to attend a week at Mid-South Youth Camp.

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Regular Camp Schedule

2024 Camp Schedule
  • Week 1
  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • Week 5
  • Week 6
  • Week 7
  • Week 8

Check-in time is on Sunday from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Please check in and give any required paperwork at the registration desk before heading to your cabin.

If you have medications that need to be checked in, we have a camp nurse available during the registration times of 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm that will assist you.

Sunday Schedule (Opening Day)
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Campers Reports to Dining Hall; assigned to cabins
  • 4:00 pm  – All-camp meeting and camp songs
  • 5:00 pm  – Supper
  • 6:00 pm  – Devotional
  • 6:30 pm  – Swimming
  • 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Canteen open/free-time
  • 9:30 pm – Cabin devotionals (split devotionals)
  • 11:00 pm – Lights out
Monday - Thursday Schedule
  • 7:15 am – Rise
  • 7:45 am – Sunrise devotional
  • 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – Work details
  • 9:00 am – Crafts and free-time (canteen open)
  • 10:15 am – Chapel
  • 10:30 am – 11:05 a.m. – Bible class
  • 11:05 am – Fifteen minute break (M-Th)
  • 11:20 am – Bible class – discussion period (M-Th)
  • 12:00 pm – Chapel and mail call
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Resting period (write letters, study, etc.)
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Swimming
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Ping pong, basketball, tetherball, soccer, hiking, touch football, auditions for talent show, softball, volleyball, crafts, recreation classes
  • 5:00 pm – Singing class
  • 5:30 pm – Supper and playtime (W – visit FHU for supper, devotional and talent show; devo at 6:30 pm)
  • 7:00 pm – Evening devotional
  • 7:30 pm – Hikes, campfire, programs, swimming, slip-n-slide, tug-of-war, Olympics, counselors program, campers’ program
  • 10:00 pm – Cabin devotional
  • 10:30 pm – Lights out
Friday Morning (Last Day)
  • 6:45 am – Rise
  • 7:15 am – Sunrise devotional
  • 7:30 am – Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – Work details
  • 9:00 am – General Assembly
  • 9:30 am – Ready to go home



Friday Morning will end with a general assembly in the pavilion and an awards ceremony from 9:00 am – 10:00 am Please have everything loaded and be ready to exit after this assembly.

We hope you enjoy your stay at Mid-South Youth Camp!

Junior Camp Schedule

2023 Camp Schedule
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  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • Week 5
  • Week 6
Tentative Daily Schedule of Activities
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am – Campers arrive; learn camp songs; play games
  • 9:15 am – 9:45 am – Bible class
  • 9:45 am – 10:00 am – Break – restroom/canteen
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Main morning activity
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am – Crafts time or game room time
  • 11:30 am – 12:05 pm. – Lunch
  • 12:05 pm – 12:15 pm – Mail Call
  • 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Change for swimming or slip-n-slide
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Popsicles and gym time
  • 2:30 pm – Camper dismissal

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code?
  • Shorts may be worn at any time during camp, BUT, all shorts must be mid-thigh or longer in length (the same as the current FHU student policy). This is measured from the shortest part of the shorts.
  • No visible midriffs. Clothing that exposes any part of the mid-section when standing, sitting or bending over is not allowed. All tops should be long enough to be tucked in.
  • Skirts and dresses must come down to the top of the knee.
  • Skin-tight or otherwise revealing clothing is not allowed.
  • Low-cut shirts, spandex, tight jeans, halter tops, etc. are not acceptable. Leggings do not count as pants. If your outfit is against dress code without leggings, it is against dress code with them.
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses must have straps at least 3 inches wide. Sleeveless shirts must not have wide arm holes.

Please help us by ensuring your camper is packed and prepare to adhere to MSYC dress code. Dress code will be enforced, so please review before packing. We want to make certain all campers arrive ready for the best week of camp possible.

Will I get to be in a cabin with my friend?

Please do not expect that you will be with your friend in their cabin. Cabins come on a first come first served basis for age brackets, genders, and groups when making cabin assignments. Online registration for the upcoming Sunday of camp will be available until Wednesday at noon of the preceding week. If you have not registered for camp but would like to come and register on Sunday, please be aware that we would love to have you attend but we will allow registration on a “cabin space available” basis. The cabin you desire to be placed in may already be full. You will have plenty of opportunity to be with your friend(s) during camp. Please be flexible and know that you will have a good time and have an opportunity to make new friends.

What should I bring to camp?
  • Bible
  • sheets
  • blanket (or sleeping bag)
  • pillow
  • towels
  • toilet articles
  • swimsuit
  • flashlight
  • closed toe shoes are necessary for the hike (held each week, weather-permitting)
  • flip-flops are helpful for use at pool or shower
  • Pack clothing for our optional mud pit (We recommend darker shorts and a shirt you do not mind getting extra dirty.)
What should I not bring to camp?
  • cell phones
  • electronic devices of any kind (including Apple watches, iPads, or anything with texting/internet access)
  • walkie talkies
  • guns
  • knives
  • fireworks
  • tobacco

Any of these items will be confiscated.

How can I get directions?

If you need the address of the camp for GPS or map directions:

260 Youth Camp Loop
Henderson, TN 38340

Can I have visitors?

Visitors are welcome to attend worship services on Sunday nights at camp. For security purposes, visitors are not allowed on camp premises at any other time. Please contact one of the directors if you have any questions or special needs. Weekend accommodations will not be available.

Can a camper get mail?

Mail for campers can be dropped off on Sundays at registration, delivered throughout the week to the on campus Freed-Hardeman mail room, or sent to our address. If you would like to send your camper mail, you may do so at the following address:

Camper Name
c/o MSYC
260 Youth Camp Loop
Henderson, TN 38340

Where can I find you on social media?

We know that family members love seeing campers’ faces to see how their week is going. Please follow us on Facebook, where we will post photos throughout each camp day and share stories of the good happening at MSYC.