Poiema is a program designed specifically for participants ages 15-17 who are seeking to have an opportunity to grow spiritually while playing an integral role of service to summer camp at Camp of the Hills. Poiema camp sessions are two weeks long and provide a unique and enriching opportunity for students to learn and grow through serving others and diving deeper into discipleship study.

This is an opportunity to be challenged and grow through teamwork, service, community, accountability, and study.

Participants will be immersed in a spirit-filled community and challenged to learn and grow. While participating in Poiema, students will turn in their cell phones so that they can be focused and rejuvenated by their time here at Camp of the Hills.

During the Poiema program you will get to play a vital role in the functioning of camp while diving deep into study designed specifically for you and your time at camp. In serving the camp you will participate in a variety of activities and jobs, this can be anything like helping take out the trash, assisting with special interest classes, doing special work projects, and generally helping keep camp running smoothly. There will be counselors to assist and guide you in these tasks. When you aren’t participating in service and work projects, there will be specific and meaningful time set aside and planned for you to be able to study and be discipled by each other and the program counselors. This will be a time to go deeper into scripture, be challenged, and study life with Christ. During the weekend and some time throughout the week, you will get to be a part of activities and adventures with each other and your counselors.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

-Ephesians 2:10

Poiema Camper 2019 Information

  • Session 1: June 2 – June 15

  • Session 2: June 16 – June 29

  • Session 3: July 8 - July 20

  • Session 4: July 21 – August 3

Have a Question?

Use the form below or call/text our Program Director, Drew Bowen at 512-755-5447 or email at drew@campofthehills.org

Drew Bowen

Program Director

Currently serving as Program Director, Drew has volunteered/been employed at Camp of the Hills since 2000. His extensive experience serving at-risk and low-income youth helps him lead large group activities and teach our OE curriculum. He is especially fond of the critters at Camp of the Hills, with a special place in his heart for reptiles and amphibians.