What are the 2020 camp dates?

SOS:Binghampton 2020 ($370/participant)
Week 1: May 31-June 6 * Week 2: June 7-13 ^
Week 3: June 14-20 (WEEK FULL-0 spots available)
Week 4: June 21-27  (WEEK FULL-0 spots available)
Week 5: June 28-July 2 * ($355/participant: SHORTER WEEK)
Week 6:  July 5-11 ^
Week 7: July 12-18 (WEEK FULL-0 spots available)

SOS114 2020 ($325/participant)
Week 1: May 31-June 6 * Week 2: June 7-13 *
Week 3: June 14-20 *
Week 4: June 21-27  (WEEK FULL-0 spots available)
Week 5: June 28-July 2 * ($310/participant: SHORTER WEEK)
Week 6:  July 5-11 *
Week 7: July 12-18 (WEEK FULL-0 spots available)

* JH + SH ^ SH only

Registration for Summer Camp 2020 opens Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 10 AM CST!

What is the difference between SOS:Binghampton and SOS114?

SOS:Binghampton is housed out of the SOS facility with a weekly capacity of 185. SOS:Binghampton staffers wear the red and white SOS shirts and work in the neighborhoods of Binghampton and The Heights.

SOS 114 is housed out of Union Avenue Baptist Church, in a dedicated space leased by SOS each summer, with a weekly capacity of 60. SOS114 staffers wear the navy and orange SOS shirts and work in the Orange Mound neighborhood.

Both camps have almost identical schedules and structures, and share the same devotional material. All camp staff are trained together and coached and managed closely by the SOS Full-Time Staff.

What do we bring?

Each volunteer needs to bring:

  • bedding (sleeping bag or twin sheets) & pillow

  • work clothes

  • water bottle

  • any personal items

Each group is responsible for their own transportation. SOS will provide all tools, materials and personal protective equipment needed on the worksite. Please feel free to keep your tools at home! A complete list of what to bring will be emailed to you after your registration is received.

How do I register?

Registration opens on the first Thursday of October (Thursday, October 24th, 2019) at 10:00 AM CST.

SOS offers online registration with credit card payment.

Groups can also register for camp with a check by filling out a printable application. Email Kelly for more information.

Do you have everything you need for registration day? Check out our Camp Registration 101 blog post for tips to make sure you are ready for registration!

When do we arrive and leave?

SOS camps begin on Sunday and end on Saturday.
Arrival: 4:00-4:45 PM on Sunday afternoon.
Departure: by 9:00am on Saturday morning.

How much does it cost?

Most weeks at SOS:Binghampton cost $370/person. Most weeks at SOS114 cost $325/person. The week of June 23-July 2 is a shorter week (Sun.-Fri.) and costs $355 at SOS:Binghampton and $310 at SOS114. The cost covers housing, meals, materials, tools, programming, and an SOS camp t-shirt. Please see the SOS payment contract for more details.

Who supervises the participants?

SOS will notify you of the number of work teams for your group. Each work team will consist of approximately 6-9 students and 1 adult volunteer (age 21 years or older) from your group. An SOS Staffer will host each team on the worksites.

Your adult leaders will provide evening supervision, including during lights out. Our Full-Time Staff and Summer Staff will provide programming, construction, and additional evening supervision.

What do we do at night?

Every evening there will be a chapel time filled with worship, fun, and a Christ-centered message. We want each participant to hear a clear presentation of God’s intent for and invitation to us as His image bearers, redeemed by Jesus Christ.

Every Wednesday is a half day of camp. Your group will be free that afternoon and evening to enjoy our city (dinner will not be provided by SOS on Wednesday night).

Where do we stay?

SOS:Binghampton groups will eat, sleep, shower, and worship at the SOS Building located at 2505 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112.

SOS114 groups will eat, sleep, shower, and worship at Union Avenue Baptist Church at 2181 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.

Who are the Summer Staff?

SOS hires approximately 50 college age men and women from around the country to serve as camp staff in Binghampton and Orange Mound.

You can learn more about summer staff and how to apply here.

Want to view past summer Camp photos?

You can view past SOS and SOS114 summer camp photos at our online photo album found here.

Where can I find the liability forms?

Right here!

Liability Form (18+)

Liability Form (17 & Under)

I have more questions!

We have answers! Contact Kelly.