Elevate 2022 is on! We are very excited to invite students to the return of a full week of Elevate. Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Elevate with unique programming, incredible worship and speakers, small groups, crazy fun team games and more. So set aside June 26-July 1 (Sunday thru Friday morning) and consider yourself invited to Elevate 2022! – Dan Henegar & Cole McClure


Start your ELEVATE registration today by clicking the link below. You will be prompted to pay first. Once your payment is complete you will receive an email with a link to complete your ELEVATE registration.

You MUST bring a signed copy of the ELEVATE Consent form below.


Hello Elevate Families!
Elevate is right around the corner and there are a couple of last-minute details for the week. In case you have paid but have not completed the registration yet, we need you to do that ASAP. That registration includes allergies, roommate and suitemate preferences, insurance information, emergency contacts, and more. The link to complete the registration was in the email you received regarding payment.

Check-In Time: From 3:00-5:00PM on Sunday, June 26 in the lobby of Dearborn Commons. If you are new to Elevate you will see large signs pointing you towards registration.

Check-Out Time: From 11:00-11:30AM on Friday, July 1 in the lobby of Dearborn Commons.

Snacks in Dorms: The dorms are a nut-free zone. Please do not bring any snacks that may contain nuts or have been processed in a facility with nuts. Double check any snacks that you plan on bringing. We have quite a few students who have severe and life-threatening nut allergies.

Cell Phone Rule: Students may have their cell phones in their rooms. They are not allowed to take them out of their rooms. If we see students overusing them, staying on them late into the night or using them outside of the rooms and around campus they will be confiscated. Elevate will not be held responsible for lost or stolen phones if your child chooses to bring their cell phone.

Banquet: On Thursday night we will have a nice dinner where the staff will serve the students. The students are encouraged to dress up for the meal and make it a special event. Dresses or skirts for girls are welcome and button-up shirts, ties or slacks for the boys. The staff are dressing up as well, though with a bit of a surprise twist!

Medicine: If your student is bringing medicine, both prescribed or OTC, they must be brought in the original bottle/container. Medicine inside zip-lock bags will not be taken. The nurses will distribute the medicine at the appropriate times for each child throughout each day. If your student uses an inhaler or has an epipen, they are allowed to keep that medicine on them.

Room Key: Each student will be provided a key for their room. If lost, the student will be charged $60.

Rules, Dress Code & What to Bring: Clothing should be appropriate for the activities that the students are participating in. Clothing should not contain inappropriate images or language. Scroll down and to locate the “to-bring” list.

Thank you for entrusting your child to us for Elevate 2022. Please be in prayer for the students and staff. We are very excited to be back together for an entire week. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us. Throughout the week you can call, email or text, though texting will be the quickest way to reach us.

Your Elevate Directors,
Dan Henegar (dan@rochestercoc.org, 951-719-7043)
Cole McClure (cmcclure1@rochesteru.edu, 810-471-0773)


ELEVATE is a week-long summer camp on the campus of Rochester Christian University for students entering the 7th grade through graduating seniors. Some campers attend as part of their youth groups, and others attend as independents. Students listen to our well-regarded guest speakers, share in small groups, praise during worship time, and participate in all types of recreation and entertainment.


Dan Henegar is the Minister to Families with Youth at Rochester Church of Christ. Dan has been in full-time youth ministry for 20 years and has directed Elevate since 2016. Prior to moving to Michigan, Dan lived in southern California and was blessed to direct Southern California Teen Camp for 9 years.

Cole McClure is the Pastor at Valley Church in Burton, MI. Cole has been in full-time ministry for 8 years and has directed Elevate since 2016. Cole grew up going to Elevate, as a student and has a passion to serve all the students that attend Elevate each year.

Dan and Cole’s love Elevate and love ministering to students. They believe that God has tremendous things in store for Elevate 2022 and are so thankful that Elevate has resumed its normal, week-long programming!


  • AGES: Students must be in 7th grade in the fall of 2022 through graduating seniors.
  • COST:
    • Early Bird Registration (Open – May 31): $225
    • Late Registration (June 1 – 26, 2022): $275
    • RCU (RC/MCC) Alumni, Employee, or Additional Child: $200
    • Note: lost room keys will result in a $60 charge at the end of the week.


ELEVATE is a Christian camp and we ask that you be respectful of other campers, counselors, Rochester students, employees, and property. To help clarify, we now provide you with the ELEVATE 10 Commandments:

  1. Thou shalt honor God with all that you do and say.
  2. Thou shalt honor and serve others above yourself.
  3. Thou shalt have a good attitude at all times and actively participate in making new friends.
  4. Thou shalt remember that cleanliness is next to Godliness, and thou shalt shower daily.
  5. Thou shalt respect Rochester Christian University property.
  6. Thou shalt obey and show respect to the Elevate staff.
  7. Thou shalt stay on the Rochester Christian University campus at all times during ELEVATE.
  8. Thou shalt dress appropriately.
  9. Thou shalt never be in the residence hall rooms of the opposite gender.
  10. Thou shalt not whine.

Please remember…

  1. Possession of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or weapons of any kind is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion from the camp at parents’ expense.
  2. Campers must remain on the Rochester Christian University campus. Leaving campus without permission will result in immediate expulsion from the camp at the parents’ expense.
  3. The Rochester Christian University residence halls are NOT coed. Girls may not be in boys’ halls or rooms, and vice versa, at any time for any reason. Failure to follow this rule will result in immediate expulsion from the camp at the parents’ expense.


This week is about honoring God and having fun making friends, not drawing attention to ourselves. For this reason, modesty is very important. Because of this, we have a few rules concerning our dress code:

  1. Don’t bring clothing without sleeves (guys and girls). You will not be allowed to wear it under any circumstances, including recreation time. Inappropriate clothing for ELEVATE includes any sleeveless apparel, (for example, sundresses, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, athletic shirts, and cut-off T-shirts) and clothing that exposes any part of the mid-section when standing, sitting, or bending over.
  2. Shorts may be worn, but they must be of modest length. At ELEVATE, we define “modest” as those shorts which are below the fingertips when standing straight, arms to the side. This length applies to athletic shorts as well and will be enforced throughout the week.
  3. Skintight clothing (tops, spandex, tight jeans, etc.), halter tops, or otherwise revealing clothing are inappropriate for ELEVATE and are to be left at home. Girls should not bring any low-cut shirts/tops.
  4. Clothing should not contain inappropriate images or language.



  • A good attitude
  • Bible
  • Bedding (sleeping bag or sheets/blankets, and a pillow)
  • Laundry Bag (plastic trash bags work well too)
  • Towels (at least 2) & Washcloths
  • Toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, soap, comb/brush, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Shower Shoes
  • Flashlight
  • Box Fan
  • Alarm Clock
  • Swim Suit (appropriate—one-piece suits please)
  • Clothing (enough for six full days)


  • A Bad Attitude
  • Various Personal Electronics – Please do not bring any Computers, Video Game Systems, etc. These valuable items are liable to be broken or stolen or lost. Also, they tend to make people very anti-social, and we want to make sure that everyone makes lots of new friends. Spiritually, we want to make sure that we can get away from all of the noise that generally clogs our minds and makes us unable to hear God’s voice, and leaving these items at home will help. If you bring these items to ELEVATE, they will be confiscated and returned to you at the end of the week.
  • Jewelry – These valuable items are liable to be broken or stolen or lost, so please don’t bring any to ELEVATE.
  • Rollerblades, skateboards, water guns, water balloons, etc. These items can cause injury to you and others.
  • Tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and weapons of any kind. Any of these will result in your expulsion from camp. This includes pocket knives of any kind. I know that some people regularly carry these as a part of a key chain, but all forms of knives and weapons need to be left at home (yes… even dull ones).


Q: Where do I stay? A: Campers are housed in campus residence halls. Each room is suite-style (two two-person rooms connected by a full bathroom) and has two twin-sized bed, desks, and dressers. These rooms are not air-conditioned, so you may want to bring a fan to keep cool. You may list a roommate preference on your registration form.

Q: What is expected of the campers? A: Campers are expected to attend all activities. Participating in the planned activities is a big part of making ELEVATE a great experience. Campers are also expected to obey the rules and help create a positive atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth.

Q: What are the small groups like? A: Small groups provide a place for bonding and discussion among everyone at ELEVATE. Each camper will be assigned to a small group of their peers with two staff leaders. You will meet with your small group several times throughout the day, and it will also be your team for all games and events.

Q: Do you have a camp nurse? A: Yes, we have a camp nurse. The nurse is used by campers who are sick or injured; he or she is not to be relied upon to dispense daily medications.

Q: Do I get to take anything home with me to remember the week? A: When you check-in, you’ll receive an official ELEVATE t-shirt.