What to Expect
Royal Ambassador Camp-O-Ree is a three-day overnight event designed specifically for children and youth in Southern Baptist mission education programs, with activities directed toward developing strong Christian relationships and a sense of personal worth. It is an is a weekend packed full of exciting activities for boys as well as leaders. Our volunteers have worked hard at organizing, planning and preparing opportunities that will delight and excite most everyone
A detailed description of these activities may be found in the Handbook.
Where and When is RA Camp-O-Ree?
RA Camp-O-Ree is held each year at Linden Valley Retreat and Conference Center.
Linden Valley Retreat and Conference Center (LVRCC)
1225 Baptist Camp Road Linden, TN 37096. View Map
Phone: (877) 354-6336
Fax: (931) 589-2712
When: 14 - 16 October, 2016
Time: Camp Officially starts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Ends after the Sunday morning worship service (about noon). Early groups will be allowed to set up camp before 4:30, but they MUST check in when they arrive and they must return to registration to register at 4:30.
Who: All children and youth associated with a Royal Ambassador and Challenger programs. Parents are certainly encouraged to attend!
Who can attend RA Camp-O-Ree?
All children and youth associated with a Royal Ambassador and Challenger programs. Parents are certainly encouraged to attend!
We are not a "drop-off" camp for kids. Each "church" group that attends arrives as a group and leaves as a group. They must be fully staffed with their own adult leaders. A good ratio for Adults to Children are 1 Adult per 10 children.
Can girls and ladies attend? Yes, This is quite common. Special arrangements may have to be made, if you're staying in cabins. We may ask your ladies to share a "Women's cabin", unless private rooms are available within a group's cabin. We ask that all campers maintain a high level of Christian modesty and dress appropriately when around mixed company at all times.
Can girls compete? Yes
Can anyone attend RA Camp-O-Ree? No. You must be affiliated with a church and attend as a church group.
Tents and Cabins
It is your choice for the type of lodging you choose. Obviously cabins will be more costly than camping but the choice is yours to make. All costs for lodging, whether it is cabins or camping is controlled by the camp and not the RA Camp-O-Ree staff.
To reserve cabins, you must go through our registration link
Cabins are large cabins. The smallest holds nearly 30 people and the largest over 75! If staying in a cabin, it is VERY LIKELY your group will share a cabin with another group.
Can I cook in or around the cabins? Unfortunately no. You can, however, bring coolers with cold food for meals such as sandwiches, cereal, snacks, drinks, etc...
Can I use an ATV, Four Wheeler, Golf Cart, etc. to get around while at RAC? Sorry no. Insurance will not allow this. Only LVRCC Staff, Security and designated RAC Staff members are permitted to drive at will during RA Camp-O-Ree. We ask all campers to park their vehicles and leaved them parked while you are at RAC. The exception is if you need to leave the camp. If you need assistance in transportation or need something transported, contact one of our security personnel at the registration office.
All camping will be down in the main field at the front of the camp. There are several acres, room enough for everyone. Locations and sizes will be assigned at registration.
Campsites are generous in size and are based on the total number in your group, but adjustments can be made where needed... just ask.
I'm camping... where do I shower?
- There are group showers and bathrooms on the field behind the 5 cabins on the lower field next to the main road
- There are private showers in the "Disaster Relief Shower Trailer", near the eagle pavilion..
Can I have Campfires and what can I use for wood? Yes campfires are permitted, however your campfire must be contained within the designated fire pit, provided by the camp. No open fires on the ground will be permitted. Besides practicing the policy of "Leave No Trace Behind", we are trying to protect the ground we are using for camping. During most times of the year, this field is used for sports. Wood will be available.
What about Meals?
Meals are available by Online Reservation Only, whether you are camping or staying in cabins.
To reserve meals or cabins, you can go through our registration link
The Honor Chapter Award is the highest achieved award that a Group can obtain at RA Camp-O-Ree.
Its purpose is to challenge participants to excel beyond the basics. It stresses taking responsibility to a higher level. It targets the individual as much as the entire group. Honor Chapter about the virtues found in the RA Pledge. It demands as much responsibility from the child as it does from the adult. In all, it is a group effort.
This year's Mission Project
The Annual RA Camp-O-Ree Mission Project is a group effort by all RA Camp-O-Ree participants. It's purpose to go work together to achieve a goal as a recognized mission organization. We encourage all RAs and RA Leaders to participate in this project. Particiaption will earn your group 30 points towards Honor Chapter!
The Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions
In 1902, W.C. and Mildred Golden challenged Tennessee Baptists to pray for and give to missions within the state and initiated the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions. Named after them in 1943, churches today are still encouraged to learn about, pray for, give to and serve in missions and ministries in Tennessee.
This year's mission projects will endeavor to serve and support Golden Offering Missions and ministries. Check out www.goldenoffering.org for more information and helps for discussing and promoting the Golden Offering.
Completion of Project
When you complete your project, Do the following:
- Bring the Certificate of Compelation to the "Missions Hall" event on Saturday afternoon. Look for the WMU booth, where a representative from the WMU will be waiting there to receive it. Your group will earn 30 points towards honor chapter by participating in this worthy mission project
- For more information Contact Joe Sorah at email@example.com
Or, use one of the many informational videos provided at Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions