VICTORY JAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIME AT Victory Jam?
Camp won’t be ready for campers until after 2pm on Monday and we pack up around 11am on Friday. Students check with your Youth Director to find out when your church will hit the road for New Jersey and when your group will be returning home!
WHAT ARE THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS LIKE?
Leaders and students will be organized by church into hotel, dorm, and bunk style rooms. Guys and girls will be housed separately. Bed linens are provided, but you are welcome to bring whatever is best for you.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE AT Victory Jam?
Every day is filled with activities and just enough free time to keep the counselors alive for the week. Kids get three square meals a day along with plenty of worship and a gospel message. Churches get to meet on their own to go over what the kids are learning and experiencing. Crazy group games are played in teams and there is a week long competition for points. At the end of day, kids get a chance to think about the evening’s message with questions from the speaker during cabin time which is led by their counselor. Check out the Schedule Page for a more detailed look at each day.
WILL OUR KIDS NEED TO BRING ANY SPENDING MONEY?
The conference center has a canteen and snack bar stocked with delicious candy, snacks, ice cream and made to order milkshakes. There is also a gift shop. While these are optional, most students are thankful to have some spending cash for purchasing these treats when available.
What should my kid bring?
money for travel meals, snack bar, and souvenirs
a medium-sized duffle bag
water bottle with their name printed on it
a Bible, notebook and pen
2 towels (beach and bath) and toiletries
Sunscreen & bug repellant
Modest swimsuit, sneakers, and clothes to get dirty in (please put their name on everything)
What should my kid not bring?
Sleeping bags (bed linens are provided by the conference center)
Expensive items (i.e. jewelry, electronics, etc.)
Drugs, Tobacco, or Alcohol
Weapons or Explosives
This week is an opportunity to get away and to grow together, cell phones and other devices can often be a big distraction. Because of this V-Jam strives to be a cell phone free environment. Students that bring them will be asked to keep cell phones put away and turned off during all daily activities and chapel time. VJam Packing List
I KNOW THAT Victory Jam IS FOR Middle School STUDENTS, BUT WHAT GRADES IS THAT TYPICALLY?
Victory Jam is for students who have completed 6th grade through students who have completed 8th grade.
WHERE CAN I SEND MAIL TO?
If you would like to can send your kids mail, here is the address:
Students name - Victory Jam
Harvey Cedars Bible Conference
12 Cedars Ave.
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
Please do not send any mail after the Tuesday of camp. It will not get there before we leave Friday morning.
WE HAVE A STUDENT WITH FOOD ALLERGIES, HOW IS THAT HANDLED WHILE AT Victory Jam?
The Victory Jam planning team works closely with Harvey Cedars Bible Conference food services team. HCBC offers a special diet menu for gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian guest. We also, ask them to avoid nuts during their food setup for Victory Jam. Harvey Cedars has an open kitchen, while they make every effort to prevent crossover of ingredients, they cannot guarantee any dish to be free of allergen.
There is a dietary needs buffet at every meal for gluten/dairy free & vegetarians.
Please send a list with the names of students and what food accommodation they need Dairy-free/Gluten-free or vegetarian meals. Harvey Cedars charges an additional $25/camper with food preferences.
SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES: Students should contact Harvey Cedars directly, 609-494-5689. These students may need to bring food to supplement what is offered.
DO YOU HAVE a NURSE ON SITE DURING Victory Jam?
Yes, we have a registered nurse on site during the entire camp. Upon arrival at Victory Jam, the nurse will be available for all leaders to meet at our opening leaders meeting. All students MUST have a parent/guardian signed copy of the Victory Jam Release/Medical Information Form turned in at registration to be on site and to participate in camp activities.
What does Victory Jam require of adult leaders?
Along with all requirements of the individual churches, adult leaders must read and uphold the Victory Jam Counselor Requirements and Responsibilities Guidelines. By New Jersey law, everyone over the age of 18 must complete a yearly background check to be on site with students.