Welcome to
Summer Games University

July 10 - 14, 2017

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About SGU

Who We Are

Summer Games University is a board-led Christian 501(c)(3) summer camp. Our board is made up laity and ordained United Methodist pastors. We are passionate about reaching youth for Christ, growing their faith, and developing their leadership.

What We Do

We lead an experiential, relational week of camp. During the week of camp students:

  • Worship together to encounter God’s love
  • Spend time exploring and studying God’s word
  • Engage in meaningful peer relationships
  • Take action steps to grow their faith
  • Play games and eat food


Register as a Camper

Camp is open to all students who have completed 6th grade thru 12th grade.

The cost of camp is $295.


Register as a Huddle Leader

Huddle leaders are the heart of SGU, leading a group of 8-10 youth through an amazing week of camp. It is a life changing experience and will be a week you will never forget.

Huddle Leader Application is now closed. To be a huddle leader you need to have a strong relationship with Christ, be active in a Christian community and be able to lead a small group. Most huddle leaders are college students, but high students who have finished their junior year can also apply to be on SGU staff. Huddle leader applicants 19 years old and younger can apply to be a Junior High huddle leader (Graduated 6th-8th graders). Huddle leader applicants 20 years and older can choose to also be considered to lead a Senior High huddle (Graduated 9th-12th graders).


Register as an Adult Volunteer

Register to volunteer as a worship team memember, tech team member, medical staff, volunteer pastor, or other camp staff.


Pay for SGU

The cost of camp is $295. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it to:
SGU c/o April Buske
2330 W 41st Street
Davenport, IA 52806

Fill out my online form.

Check-In/Check-Out Information

Camp Check-in:

Camp check-in is a registration process that allows our campers to get their name tags, dorm room keys, turn in medication and add money to the camp bank (where they can safely store/withdraw money at any time).

This registration process is 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM on Monday, July 10 at the Charles Benson Bear ‘39 Recreation and Athletic Center (a.k.a. Darby Gym) located at 1201 10th Avenue, Grinnell, IA 50112.

Here’s what you need for check-in:

  1. Park in the lot across the street from the Bear Athletic Center/Darby Gym.
  2. Leave all luggage in the car
  3. Bring the following items with you to the check-in location:
  4. Camper Health Form - make sure it’s filled out & signed. It’s available online here: http://sgu.camp/#forms
  5. Medication Admin form and all medication, prescription & non-prescription
  6. Any bank money to be deposited in the camp bank (cash only, no checks)
  7. After check-in, your camper will take all of their luggage to their assigned dorm room and you are finished. (Campers will be given instructions as to what to do after they drop off their luggage.)

Camp Check-out:

Camp check-out will occur the morning of July 14 with parents able to pick up their campers at noon. Park in the same parking lot you did for camp check-in.

Campers will have their luggage staged by church/city/region on the lawn close to the check-in area.

In order to leave, campers must have turned in their keys and had their dorm rooms inspected. The cost to replace a key is $75, any camper who has not returned their key will be charged $75 to replace.

Print Forms

Download and print off forms you need for Summer Games University!

Contact us

Drop us a line using the form below.

2330 W 41st Street,
Davenport, IA 52806

For website questions: web@sgu.camp
For registration questions: info@sgu.camp

(563) 391-5488 x228


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