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Poiema OBX 2023


Imago Dei  (July 31st – August 4th)

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Poiema OBX 2023 – Imago Dei

July 31st – August 4th

Registration Fee: $300 per person

*Registration is now CLOSED.

Join us at the Outer Banks as we, once again, enjoy the rhythm of the tide, the feel of sand between our toes, and the sun on our faces, while being challenged and encouraged in our faith!

Where is the camp? 

We will be staying at Camp Emmanuel, located at:

245 Williams Drive

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Who is our speaker this year?

Our speaker this time will be Mr. David Cooper!  David serves as an elder at Providence Church in Lynchburg Virginia. He is a graduate of Liberty University and has worked with young adults for years. He has been a welcome addition to teaching and leading devotions as well as busting dance moves at our retreats.

What should I pack?

The basics: Clothing (remember you will probably be getting hot and sweaty – it never hurts to bring extras!), toiletries, sheets, pillow, towels & washcloths, sandals/flip flops, clothing/shoes that you are comfortable dancing in, a nicer set of clothes for the final dance on Thursday night, flashlight, snacks, water bottles, sunglasses, Bible, notebook, wallet/cash, etc.

Beach gear: SUNSCREEN, swimsuit/coverup, beach towel, boogie boards, beach chair/blanket, umbrella, etc.

What are the cabins like? 

The cabins are carpeted, air-conditioned, and furnished with bunk beds (usually 10 people to a cabin).  Each cabin has one bathroom & shower. Sheets & towels are NOT provided, so be sure to bring your own (see packing list above)! Also please be aware that there are only a few outlets in each cabin.

What meals are provided? 

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the camp each day. Lunches are on your own but we often provide sandwich stuff for people to pack lunches. Most people spend their free time in the afternoon at the beach, so snacks and easily portable food are good things to bring. There are also plenty of restaurants and grocery stores around.  We will have fridge space available at the camp but it may be limited, so bringing a cooler would not be a bad idea.

Is dancing mandatory?

Our wonderful dance caller, Autumn, will be teaching & calling several contra dances each night, with a more “formal” dance the last night  (a good opportunity to dress up!).  We’re not saying she’ll drag you out on the dance floor and make you at least try, but we’re not promising she won’t, either.

Is this a matchmaking camp?

Nope!  Our goal is to challenge you in your faith and connect you with like-minded young adults. If the friendships formed here turn into something more, that is fantastic!  But that is not our focus.

Schedule and more information coming soon!