Super Summer Arkansas

Things You Need To Know...

WHEN: June 9-12 (grades 6-8) // June 12 - June 16 (grades 9-12)
WHERE: Ouchita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR
SPEAKER: Wade Morris(click for website)
BAND: Shane Schauer(click for website)

Registration Instructions

1) To attend Super Summer Arkansas with FBCOB, download the form on this page, fill it out, and print it out to turn it into the church office or information center ALONG WITH the $75 non-refundable camp deposit.
2) You may also pick a registration form up from the information center or church office.
3) Once you register and pay the non-refundable $75 camp deposit, you will be given a packet containing the following:
• a letter to parents • what you should bring • a covenant for growth (camp rules)
3) Registration Fees:
- Regular Registration \\ Feb. 1 - Apr. 30
- JV (completed 6th - 8th grade): $210 - SS (completed 9th - 12th grade): $230
- Late Registration \\ May 1 - May 24
- JV (completed 6th - 8th grade): $230 - SS (completed 9th - 12th grade): $250
- $75 Non-refundable Deposit is due with registration
- $75 Second Payment is due by 4/30
- FULL payment is due by May 31st.
- You may pay in the church office, at the information center, or write a check to FBCOB and designate it: "Super Summer for (student name)"

Registration Form

Download this form, fill it out on your device or by hand, and print it to turn it into the church office or information center ALONG WITH the $75 non-refundable camp deposit. SSAR18 Reg Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Super Summer Arkansas?
Super Summer Arkansas is a camp sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, with funding provided by the Cooperative Program. Super Summer Arkansas takes place each summer on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It is split into two camps: Super Summer JV, serving campers who have completed 6th-8th grades, and Super Summer, serving campers who have completed 9th-12th grades. Both camps have adult leaders who attend one or both camps as adult chaperones. Every camper is assigned a specific college-aged staffer who will be there to facilitate small group discussions and recreation.
Who determines my roommates for Super Summer?
During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to list two roommate preferences. During the end of the registration process, your youth pastor will be the one to actually make pairings/assignments for your church. Once your youth pastor has made the pairings, they will be submitted to Super Summer. The Super Summer registrars have the authority to change any roommate pairings necessary in order to accommodate the maximum number of students possible. Super Summer makes every effort to work with your church's youth pastor before making roommate pairing changes.
Why is FBCOB charging more than Super Summer?
At FBCOB, we strive to keep the costs at minimum so that we make our events accessible to as many as possible. The few extra dollars that FBCOB is charging for Super Summer will help cover the cost of extra fees and fuel.
What if I can't pay?
Every year, FBCOB members generously give extra money to be used for scholarships to Super Summer. For students who want to attend but cannot due to the cost, we have a limited number of scholarships available.
I've never been to OBU -- how do I know where things are?
The best way is to find some of our energetic college staffers, or your fellow campers, and ask them where to go. There is also a map in your curriculum book that will help you.
Where will I stay during camp?
We hope you brought your tent. We have some nice camping spaces reserved just for you--just kidding. Every camp participant will be housed in one of OBU's dorm rooms.
What are the various teaching assignments and how are they picked?
Super Summer JV is split into 6 separate groups called "PrimeTimes." Each PrimeTime group has several executive staff members who serve to teach the curriculum, lead worship, and handle technical equipment. Super Summer Arkansas is split into 6 separate groups called "Schools," indicated by a unique color. Blue, Green, Orange, Red, and Yellow are for our 9th-11th grade students. Camo school is reserved specifically for those students who have just completed the 12th grade, as the curriculum and topics of discussion are designed specifically to prepare these students for the upcoming college and workforce years they will be facing. Each school has several executive staff members who serve to teach the curriculum, lead worship, and handle technical equipment. Each camper will be given a color, which will be posted to our website approximately one week before camp. Campers typically bring clothing or other items related to this color, which they use throughout the week to show "school spirit." This makes for a great camp atmosphere, but is certainly NOT required.
What happens during recreation and do I have to participate?
Recreation is a vital piece of Super Summer, because it encourages team building and builds relationships in ways that no other activity can. Recreation is a series of team-building games designed to get students wet, dirty, and to have fun. Recreation is required for all students, except for those with medical disabilities. Adults are not required to participate.
Who will be leading the small group discussions?
Student campers will be assigned a college staffer before they even arrive to Super Summer. These staffers arrive to camp and undergo two full days of training before interacting with any students. Each staffer must apply, have two completed references, and go through an interview with one of our executive team members. A background check is conducted by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention before he/she is accepted. These highly qualified students are incredibly excited about serving and encouraging your students while they are at Super Summer. These staffers will facilitate small group discussion times, relating to the material covered in their main teaching sessions, and will be playing the recreation games with them. Our staffers go out of their way to build a bond with your students. The reason many of our staffers have come back to help us is because of the impact a previous staffer had on them when they were a camper.
Can I change my dorm or primetime/school assignment?
Changes to dorm or primetime are not typically allowed and would be rare. We are praying that you come to Super Summer with a desire to grow in Christ and a flexible attitude.
Do I need to bring money to Super Summer?
Housing, curriculum, food, and your t-shirt are covered in the registration charges paid to Super Summer. However, if you wish to purchase items, such as the band's merchandise, snacks, drinks, or other t-shirts, additional money will be required.