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Madison Missions is a camp-like experience for students who have just completed sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Our vision is to create a fun, Christ-centered, and service-focused experience, right here in Madison.
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Camp-Like & Service-Focused

  • Stay overnight at Blackhawk Brader Way from Sunday to Thursday.*
  • Travel to service sites around the city like food pantry gardens, senior centers, and local schools.
  • Spend the afternoon doing fun activities such as swimming, mini golf, and scavenger hunts.
  • Serve alongside other students loving God, their city, and each other.

*A non-overnight option is available July 21-25.


Choose from One of Four Weeks

Each week kicks off at Brader Way, beginning Sunday at 3:30 PM through 12:30 PM Thursday. Students may only sign up for one week of Madison Missions in order to allow space for others.

  • Week 1: June 16-20
  • Week 2: July 7-11 
  • Week 3: July 21-25 (overnight and non-overnight options available)
  • Week 4: July 28 – August 1
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Can my student participate in Madison Missions even if they don't normally attend Blackhawk Middle School Ministry activities?

Absolutely, yes! All students who have just completed 6th-8th grade in the 2023-2024 school year are welcome.

Is there a maximum capacity for sign-ups? Can I sign up for more than one week?
Each week has a maximum capacity of 60 participants. This will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Full participation is also contingent on getting enough adult leaders. A full week requires 10 adult team leaders.

Sign up for one week only. This makes room for additional participants.

How much does it cost & what does the cost cover?
$245. The participant fee for camp covers transportation, supplies, t-shirts, evening fun outings (eg. swimming at a pool), breakfast and lunch each day, and a few additional summer staff to make it all happen. Keeping the cost as low as possible is something that we value and work toward every year.
Are there scholarships available?

Yes. If you would like to request a scholarship, this must happen BEFORE registering. Please fill out this form to confidentially request financial assistance. Once our team has reviewed the request, we will follow up with each family, providing a unique Promo Code to utilized when registering each student.

How can I give to the scholarship fund?
If you are interested in helping Middle School Ministry provide scholarships for events like this one, you can do so by making a tax-deductible gift (any amount) separate from your registration payment. Gifts should be made payable to Blackhawk Church (Memo: MSM Scholarships). This giving option is available only by check, not on the church’s online giving system.
What is the cancellation policy?
If a cancellation occurs after the registration deadline due to sickness or family emergency, a full refund will be provided. Otherwise, we may be unable to provide a reimbursement after the registration deadline. Thanks for understanding our need to finalize numbers in advance.
Who are the adults who will be there?
The majority of them attend Blackhawk Church, and many of them help with our Middle School Ministry during the school year. All volunteers have had an interview and a background check.
Will food be provided?
Breakfast & lunch will be provided each day. For dinners, we ask that families sign up to bring an item or two for the week. We will send a Sign-Up Genius as your week gets closer.
Where do participants shower?
Each afternoon we will shower at local health clubs. Showers are all private with a door or curtain.
Where do participants sleep?

We sleep at Blackhawk – Brader Way. We highly recommend bringing an air mattress or cot.
** Staying overnight forms a meaningful part of the week for most students. If this is not an accessible option for your student, July 21-25 offers an overnight or non-overnight option. Choose that week and select the “Non-overnight (sleep at home)” button on the registration form. We aim to make the overnight and non-overnight experiences very similar, from breakfast up until the time overnight students start getting ready for bed. Non-overnight students will get picked up late (approx. 9:30 PM), dropped off early (8 AM), and go to the shower site with their team. The price is the same for both options. We’re excited for July 21-25 to make Madison Missions more accessible to more families!

Can my student leave during the week for soccer tryouts, a piano lesson, or a doctor’s appointment, etc.?
No. Sorry, due to safety concerns and the disruption to the experience, students are not allowed to leave in the middle of the day and return. Please choose a week that your child does not have conflicts. Thank you in advance for respecting this policy.
As a parent/guardian, how can I help?
Madison Missions has been a unique camp-like experience since the beginning. We invite families to consider ways that you are able to
volunteer your time or resources to help make the week happen. This is one of the ways that we can save on costs to keep the cost of the
program as low as possible each year.

    • Sign up to bring food: After registering and as the summer approaches, we will send a sign-up link to families to bring items needed for dinner.
    • Transportation: Most teams will use a van to get to service sites throughout the week. To keep costs down, we ask families to consider loaning their van for the week; otherwise, we rent the vans. We understand that this is a big ask and are happy to answer any questions you may have if you are considering it. Many times, your van can be exchanged for a leader’s car for the week.
    • Admin Support: We would love to have a small team of folks who are interested in helping with administrative behind-the-scenes preparation for Madison Missions (For example: printing/assembling name tags, organizing t-shirts, etc.). The time commitment for this could be big or small – whatever works in your schedule.
    • Join us as a Team Leader: Team Leaders are more than chaperones – they act as camp counselors to the students. Throughout Madison Missions they lead a team of 5-6 students. Each day they serve alongside their students and facilitate games and activities. They lead small-group discussions with the team, help the team to have a great week together, and encourage them to look for God in everything they do. Team Leaders lead their group of students with patience, understanding, prayer, leadership and a fun attitude.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].

What clothes should my student bring?
We will distribute a packing list as the week gets closer. Mainly, students should bring clothes that are okay getting dirty (painting or working in a garden). They should also bring some clothes that they would wear for a normal day of school. Many times, students wear one outfit to work in during the day while serving and another set of clean clothes in the evening.
How does the week conclude?
Families are invited to a lunch on Thursday at Blackhawk Church in the Gym. We will share stories from the week. Mark your calendar for Thursday at 11:30 AM. At the end of this lunch you take your student home.
I submitted my student’s registration form. Now what?
You will receive a confirmation email. After that, you will not hear from us until a few weeks before Madison Missions when we will send additional information that will contain everything you need to know for your student’s week with us.
Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.