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Camp Infinity’s Statement of Faith

We help students understand biblical authority and how to use their lives and STEM talents for the glory of God.

Camp Infinity integrates a strong creation apologetics focus with STEM education. We help students learn to counteract skeptics’ attacks on the word of God that are based on so-called “science.”

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Our Mission

Camp Infinity’s mission is to inspire students to explore how science and technology integrate with a creation apologetics worldview, preparing them to explain and defend their faith and succeed in their STEM education and in their future careers.

Board of Advisors

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Dr Marc Chetta

MD

Dr Marc Chetta

Dr. Chetta serves as associate professor of biology at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. His regular course load includes Anatomy and Physiology for nursing majors, and a cadaver-based Physiology and Anatomy course for premed and cell biology majors. He launched the latter course in 2011 with the acquisition of a cadaver and the iWorx physiology computer lab.

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Dr Danny Faulkner

PhD Astronomy

Dr Danny Faulkner

Dr. Danny R. Faulkner has a B.S. (Math), M.S. (Physics), M.A. and PhD (Astronomy, Indiana University). For over 25 years he was on the faculty of the University of South Carolina Lancaster, where he taught physics and astronomy. He was Chair of its Division of Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health (2009–2012). Dr. Faulkner retired as a full professor and now holds the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. In January, 2013 he joined Answers in Genesis and its Creation Museum full time. He has published more than a hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals. So far, Dr. Faulkner has published one book, Universe by Design.

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Dr Georgia Purdom

PhD Cell Biology

Dr Georgia Purdom

Dr. Georgia Purdom is a compelling and dynamic lecturer and well qualified to speak on the relevance of Genesis to the issue of biblical authority. She is the only female Ph.D. scientist engaged in full-time speaking and research for a biblical creationist organization in North America. Dr. Purdom states, "A proper understanding of Genesis is very important because it is foundational to biblical authority and a Christian worldview. It's about so much more than the creation/evolution controversy. It's about the truthfulness and authority of God's Word."

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Dr Jeremy Ervin

PhD Science Education

Dr Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings. As a certified 7-12th grade mathematics & science teacher, his research interest has been focused on STEM Literacy and aimed at building connections between teachers, professors, and teacher candidates (future teachers). Dr. Ervin’s expertise enables him to provide effective workshops on STEM education, technology integration, and curriculum design around Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Sam Brock

Director of Camp Ironwood and Family of Camps

Sam Brock

Sam Brock, director of Camp Ironwood, graduated in 1990 from Bob Jones University with a degree in Marketing Management. He then earned his master's degree in English Bible from Maranatha Baptist Bible College. While at Maranatha, Sam served as student activities director. He and his wife Cindy have been serving the Lord at Ironwood since 1991 and are active in their local church. They have four children—Hannah, Sierra, Cheyenne, and Bodie. On occasion, Sam is known to resemble Crazy Coot and Refill Fuddyduddy, a couple of characters who show up at camp once in a while. Sam's self-described greatest accomplishments are 1) getting Cindy to say "I do" and 2) becoming vice-president of the Desert Pygmies at age nine.

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Jon Estes

Founder & Director of The Woodlands

Jon Estes

In May of 1996, God presented Jon with an opportunity that would change his life forever. During a ten day mission trip to the Ukraine, Jon and his teammates saw over 100 kids accept Christ as their personal Savior. Upon returning home, God began watering the seed that was planted years before in Jon's heart for young people. After months of prayer and a complete surrender of his will, Jon was directed by the Lord to Cleveland, Georgia, to start Woodlands Camp on January 4, 1997. Today, Woodlands is a rapidly growing, non-denominational Christian camp for boys and girls between 5 and 18 years of age. Woodlands currently runs nearly 3,000 young people through its summer camps each summer. Woodlands also has a retreat center available to private groups during the spring, fall and winter seasons each year. The retreat center serves approximately 3,500 persons each year ranging from young children to adults.

Summer Staff

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Emily Barney

Assistant to the Director

Emily Barney

In addition to her strong organizational skills and heart for children's safety and well being, Emily brings to Camp Infinity a valuable perspective as a mother of two boys. She is happily married to a pastor. In addition, she works as the Children's Ministries Director at her local church. Visitors often comment on the high level of safety they experience when leaving their children under the supervision of Emily's team.

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Lane Camfield

Counselor

Lane Camfield

I am an engineering major at Bob Jones University. All growing up I have wanted to work at a summer camp. I love to help positively influence kids and help them learn more about science and God. I also like to show them how God can be clearly seen in STEM, and how science confirms a Christian Worldview. I love to show my campers how we can use engineering and STEM in general for Christ and how to use the abilities God has given us for His glory.

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Joshua Case

Technology Specialist

Joshua Case

Hey campers! I’m Joshua. I am a junior at Bob Jones University and am studying Information Technology. I love working with technology and look forward to helping you guys learn more about STEM. A little about myself, I grew up as a missionary kid in Paraguay, South America. I love collecting and preserving insects, looking at stars and planets, and riding my motorcycle. I am excited to be a technology specialist at Camp Infinity as we learn more about our Great Creator together!

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Amy Corey

STEM Teacher

Amy Corey

At Camp Infinity I’m looking forward to helping young people understand the world around them and how the Word of God relates to that world. Through the various sessions, tours and activities we’re looking to inspire campers to study STEM and equip them to be maturing servants of God. I think Camp Infinity is one way we can help prepare another generation to be light and salt in fields that are often spiritually dark.

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Noah Duncan

Counselor

Noah Duncan

I am a freshman majoring in computer science at Cedarville University. I'm looking forward to helping my campers learn more about Jesus, be a good example/role model for them, and grow their love of and knowledge about STEM.

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Jacob Franklin

Counselor / Programmer

Jacob Franklin

I'm looking forward to a good summer ministry with an environment that is conducive to my growing my relationship with God. I love all types of technology and really enjoy programming. Seeing kids learn about what I already love sounds awesome to me! I want my campers to think about God and learn more about Him through me and my actions. I hope to lead as many to Christ as possible.

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Sara Mitchell

Counselor

Sara Mitchell

Hi campers! My name is Sara and I study geology at Cedarville University. I love Camp Infinity! I have been a camper every year since it began and I’m excited now to be a part of Ci as a counselor! I look forward to encouraging and equipping young people in their passion for God’s Word and their enthusiasm for STEM.

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Brooke Nelson

Program Manager

Brooke Nelson

I have the incredible blessing of being Ci 5.0's Program Manager this summer! I am from the West Coast (Portland, OR) and love traveling! Two summers ago I was a counselor at Ci 3.0 (2016) and loved every moment of it. I'm excited to have the opportunity to lead this summer's Ci Team!!

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Robert Ring

Counselor 2nd Year

Robert Ring

Hello all! My name is Robert Ring, but everyone calls me RJ. I am excited to be returning to Camp Infinity this summer as a counselor! I am currently a junior engineering major at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Throughout my life I have been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. God gave me from a young age a passion for learning all I could about the world around me. I can't wait to see how God will use this opportunity at Camp Infinity both to challenge me and those I meet with the incredible power of His creation. I will be praying for you guys in the coming months. Can't wait to meet everyone! God bless and see you come summer!

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Anne Shaw

Teacher 2nd Year

Anne Shaw

I am excited to join Camp Infinity this year! I teach science and PE at a Christian school in South Carolina. Science is a passion of mine and I love to learn more about it. As I do, I see how great our God is. I enjoy sharing my love for science and God with my students using a biblical worldview. This camp lets me do both in a different way! I want campers to see God in what He has created and have a desire to learn more about it!

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Cora Smith

Counselor

Cora Smith

I am a freshman chemical engineering major at the University of Tennessee. I love to help my campers become more confident in their own stance about how God's creation and the science of it affirms His Word and His Love for us.

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Kaitlyn Snider

Counselor

Kaitlyn Snider

I am a sophomore neuroscience major at Ohio University. I love working with children. My goal in life is to be a pediatric neurosurgeon who helps children in underdeveloped countries. While my main interest is medicine, I love all sciences, especially math.I would like to show my campers that science is awesome and that the only way to really view science is from that of a creation standpoint.

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Joshua Tarwater

Counselor

Joshua Tarwater

I am a Christian studying to be an engineer at Cedarville University. As such, I am so excited to be part of a camp where Christ is glorified and taught through science, technology, engineering, and math. I want to represent Christ to young people at Ci in a way that motivates them to live a life for Christ using their lives and talents to the glory of God.

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Isaac Wright

Counselor / Photographer

Isaac Wright

I am a freshman mechanical engineering major at Cedarville University. I would like to know that my campers can look at the world around us, in all of its complexity, and see God in charge of it all. Also I want to do my part to see that their Ci experience is a fun one for them, one that they can look back on and not have a regret.

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Dan Wooster

Director

Dan Wooster

Dan Wooster, the director of Camp Infinity, taught college computer science for 30 years, started several successful computer businesses and recently founded Camp Infinity -- Where Science & Technology Meet Truth. He also serves on the board of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the new Ark Encounter. Dan exhibits boundless energy which he enjoys using to spark the imagination and creativity of young people as he shares his biblical perspective on science & technology. His combined experience in education & business provide an excellent platform to inspire students in the field of STEM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions about Camp Infinity. Search FAQ using the search bar in the header; ask a question you don’t see here by emailing [email protected].

As a STEM camp, we focus on problem solving in a teamwork environment. With our robotics activities, unlike many camps and after school groups, we maintain a very low ratio of campers per robot. This maximizes each camper's level of hands-on robotics experience.

STEM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Math. It brings together individuals with knowledge in each of these academic disciplines to work together to solve problems that would be impossible for an individual to solve efficiently. It emphasizes teamwork. It is a most important job skill for today's "high tech" job market. Read our blog: STEM's Synergy

Each family needs to setup an account before they can apply to one of our camps. Only one account needs to be created for each family. If you forget your password you can request to change it and an email will be sent to you.

Each year our camps are new. While we keep the common theme of STEM & biblical worldview, the activities are new each year. At the beginning of each year, our program team starts meeting to plan the next summer’s STEM and spiritual theme. Then we begin creating new curriculum which corresponds to those themes. This next summer we are introducing drone technology into several of our activities. If your child has the qualities of curiosity and a strong desire to ask questions and learn about the Creation of the Creator, then Ci will NOT disappoint!

While we run our camps in northern Kentucky near the Creation Museum, our camp office is in Greenville, South Carolina.

We offer camps for students entering 3rd through 12th grades. We also offer a camp for college students as well as a family camp.

We offer a variety of STEM programs to best suit the interest of each student. For example, we offer programs in robotics, biology, geology, astronomy and physics. All of our programs also include a strong biblical foundation in apologetics to teach students how to present solid Bible answers to some of life's toughest questions about origins of the universe, design, life, and ethics.

We have several different camps that vary in length. Some of our camps are overnight and some are day camps. Camp details

Camp Infinity has a variety of camps for your child to enjoy. We offer overnight camps as well as day camps and a family camp.

Our introductory program does NOT require an in-depth knowledge of any of the topics. However, it does assume each student has an interest in learning science and technology. Advanced programs require the completion of this introductory program.

YES! Due to the higher cost of Ci compared to most Bible camps, we encourage families to find ways to raise funds in a similar manner to what they would do say for a church mission trip. You can donate easily and securely via PayPal. Transfer funds to [email protected] If you prefer check, mail to our address listed at the bottom of our website.

Yes, we are registered with the IRS as a 501c3 organization. We provide an end of the year giving statement for all donors.

As the Lord burdens others who see the value of Camp Infinity and provides donations to assist those with financial needs, we will make these funds available through a financial aid application process. Our staff, under the direction of our Board, will determine the allocation of any of these funds. Tuition Reduction Program details

Camp Infinity is much more than most faith-based camps. It is a unique educational experience which exposes each student to various fields of science and technology. More details are our blog: Camp Infinity Investment.

No. We are a separate 501c3 organization operated independently. We have an operating board as well as a board of advisors. We work very closely with both AiG and the Creation Museum as we believe they provide some the best resources to provide our students with solid answers to relevant questions about science and the Bible.

We prayerfully seek college students who 1) love God 2) love STEM 3) love young people 4) love young earth creation worldview. Each potential counselor fills out an extensive application. We review these applications and follow up on 3 references per applicant - one of which is their pastor. Then we extend contracts to those we feel are best equipped to help us accomplish our mission in the lives of those students the Lord chooses to send us. It's an exciting process and one that gives great blessings as we hear from each counselor applicant what God is doing in their life and why they want to serve at Camp Infinity. Counselor application details

Get excited for an amazing experience! Check out our blog (http://campinfinity.com/blog) and like us on Facebook to learn more about Camp Infinity. Once you've registered you will have access to the parent dashboard. This will contain valuable details.

Yes. We pay to do a national background check on each counselor, teacher and volunteer. Basically everyone who is working closely with the students is checked. It is our desire to do all we can to insure the safety and well being of each student.

While the ACA (American Camper Association) recommends one staff member for every 8 students ages 9 to 14, Camp Infinity seeks to have one trained counselor for every 5 students. When you add in the non-counseling staff at Camp Infinity and our Living Headquarters, it's closer to one staff member for every 2 students. watch FAQ Video

Medication will be kept in a locked container by camp staff. Parents will be asked to fill out a Medication Authorization Form before camp begins.

Parents are invited, and encouraged, to join us at the Creation Museum for our awards program on the final day of camp. During this time we will honor those students who have excelled in STEM as well as creation apologetics. Students will also demonstrate some of the activities they did during the week, such as their robots.

Deposits are non-refundable. Full tuition is due no later than May 15. After your full tuition has been paid, should you need to cancel for any reason, we will process a full refund (less deposit) no later than June 15. After that time if you need to cancel, we will issue your family a credit good for any of next summer's camp programs. If you wish, you may donate this amount to our scholarship fund to help needy students.

Once you have paid your deposit, you can go in and pay any amount of your tuition balance until completely paid. You do this by going to your Ci Dashboard which is located on our website - http://campinfinity.com

The Creation Museum is excited to offer a customized discounted rate to Camp Infinity but due to the deep nature of these discounts they regret they cannot at this time offer additional discounts in conjunction with Camp Infinity.