“After 14 years, my experience with Royal Servants has still been one of the most memorable and definite highlights of my life. I am still using the training I received.” — Royal Servant Alumni
As you can imagine, each day at Training Camp is critical to the preparation and development of the students. Each and every part of Training Camp is designed to help your student prepare to serve the Lord overseas with excellence. From the day he or she arrives on the hilltop, to the time we pack up the last tent, we strive to spiritually and emotionally equip each participant for their summer of service. Join us on our “Open House” and walk through a typical day at camp. You will experience a bit of Royal Servants life as you connect with your son, daughter, family, or friend, meet the incredible team they will be serving with this summer, share an evening meal with us, and end with an opportunity to worship together under the “Big Top!”
Important! Students will not be able to leave Training Camp during Open House. While this might be disappointing, we believe this to be the best policy for our team building and safety. Thank you for your understanding.
Great treats to bring: Brownies, Rice Krispie treats, or cookies are great, and you can bring enough to share with the team if you want. Please do not bring any food that can spoil or that requires heating or refrigeration.
Please do not bring the following items for your students: I-pod or similar music devices, cell phone, extra money or credit cards, anything not listed on the packing list.
Special Dietary Needs: Regrettably, we are NOT able to accommodate any special dietary needs of our visitors. If you have special food needs, please bring your own food to supplement what is provided. We will be providing hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and veggies.
1:00p – 1:45p Parent welcome & meet trip leaders
1:45p – 2:15p Tour camp & observe skill group time
2:15p – 4:30p Time with families
4:30p – 5:00p Team announcements
5:00p – 6:00p Dinner
6:00p – 6:30p Worship
7:00p Visitors depart
When you arrive you will find a simple camp, perfectly straight lines of tents, and students walking in groups of three. We are inviting you into this environment to allow you to taste and experience it for yourself.
Each day we intentionally engage in specific activities that encourage students to stretch and grow new physical and spiritual muscles. It is our desire to share the philosophy of why we do what we do and provide a “behind the scenes” look at Training Camp. We have also set aside time for you to hang out with your Royal Servant and meet his or her teammates.
Our hope is to give parents, pastors, and relatives a peek into the exciting new journey each student has begun. We are looking forward to have you join us!
– Tom and Melia Ives
The Royal Servants Training Camp is located in Pardeeville, WI—about 45 minutes from Madison, WI. Flights can be booked into Madison, Chicago (3 hours southeast), or Milwaukee (2 hours southeast). Pardeeville is a rural town, and the closest hotels are located 25 minutes away in Portage, WI. Portage is a small town with fast food, a Wal-Mart, and a variety of local restaurants. We cannot provide transportation.
To get to Training Camp from Portage, take State Rd 33 East for about 15 miles. Training Camp is on the south side of the road just past State Rd 44. When the road turns into 2 lanes get in the right lane. Look for signs for Training Camp.
Royal Servants Training Camp
W4797 State Rd 33
Pardeeville, WI 53954