Join Us For A Week You'll Never Forget!

This year, Heartland is headed to Joplin MO, June 3-7 for Move! Move is a 5-day high school event held all over the country designed to amplify the call of Christ on students’ lives to become kingdom workers. Join us for a week of catalytic worship, transformative teaching, and a ton of fun. You won’t want to miss it!

This years' theme is “Contrast.” Kingdom workers are called to stand out; to be different and make a difference. There is a stark contrast between a life lived for Jesus and one lived for anyone or anything else. What are those differences? How should our lives be distinct? Join us Summer of 2018 as we look at John’s first letter.

About Move


Parents, we are going on an incredible trip to a camp called MOVE. It’s a camp put on by our friends at Christ in Youth. They create phenomenal experiences for students to discover their kingdom calling, and inspire them to live it out. This camp is specifically designed for high school students. It’s June 3-7, 2018. Here are some questions you probably have!

If your question hasn’t been answered, CLICK HERE to email Joe Ratterman. CLICK HERE to download a printable version of the FAQs.

CLICK HERE to check out the Christ in Youth website for our specific event: Missouri 1, Joplin MO.
Ozark Christian College, 1111 N. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801.
  • Bible
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Clothing for five days, including travel time
  • Personal toiletry items, including prescription medication
  • Towel
  • Bedding/sleeping bag to fit a single bed
  • Camera
  • Money for a Thursday lunch $10, snack shop, merchandise, etc
  • (optional) Athletic equipment for recreation time
What NOT To Bring:
  • Alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, etc
  • Refrigerators TV’s, or air-conditioners
Drop off is at 1:00 PM Sunday at the Garage and pick up will be at 8:00 PM Thursday. We are renting a school bus from First Student in Olathe. They’ll drop us off at camp and bring us back to Heartland.
$30-40. They have really fun hats or shirts at the merchandise table. All the meals are covered by the registration price, but there is a snack shop, where students can spend money for snacks.
We bring our own adult leaders to the event. They all attend Heartland Community Church and have been through our thorough background check process. They are all safe, fun, Jesus-centered adults. Also, our Child Protection Policy ensures that no adult is ever alone with a student in a private space (vehicle, camp room or otherwise).
CLICK HERE to email Joe Ratterman so we can work with you to make necessary accommodations.
We’ll be staying in the dorms of Ozark Christian College. Boys and their adult leaders sleep in separate halls from the girls and their adult leaders. Students are not allowed to be in a room alone. Adults are never alone with a student in a private area.
Yes! We’d love for you to meet them. CLICK HERE to email Joe Ratterman and we’ll schedule a meeting so you can meet them.
We think phones provide the great opportunity to be able to connect with moms and dads back home. They also provide an incredibly high level of distraction. So, we’d encourage you to leave them at home but understand if you’d prefer otherwise. The leader that stays in their room will collect all the phones at the beginning of the trip. When they need their phone, they can just ask their leader. This will help us monitor their usage and make sure they have an awesome time! You’ll have a phone number for both Joe Ratterman and the adult leader that’s staying in the room with them. You can call or text us 24/7 with any needs.
I mean, come on, it’s camp food! It’s pretty good though. The menu ranges from chicken to pasta to pizza. There’s also a great salad bar. For drinks, there are milk and soda options.
There's loads of supervised free time where our Heartland leaders are hanging out and connecting with our students. Our female leaders connect with female students and vice versa. Students are not allowed to be alone except for going to their room to grab something they need.
The multipurpose building has a racquetball court for students to use. The fields can be used for games like soccer, ultimate frisbee and football. The student center has pool tables, ping pong tables, and large screen TV’s. The Landreth Park has running/walking trails and a sand volleyball court!
Absolutely, unequivocally, yes! Camp provides a time to get away from the real world and allows students to experience their relationship with Jesus in a communal context. We understand it’s a huge commitment for you the parent to send your student to camp. We are eager for the opportunity to mentor and disciple your son or daughter. We are SO excited for it.

Pricing Structure

This year we’re introducing a tiered signup structure. Sign up early for the best rate!
Pricing includes 5 days of camp, a t-shirt, food, lodging, and transportation!


4/1 - 5/12


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