Genuine brings the ultimate girls camp right to your neighborhood, combining fun, faith and friendship into one incredible week. Girls ages 10-15 years old cultivate their God-given skills and talents in a mix of indoor and outdoor moments, creative play, small group devotion, worship, quiet time at camp all day and sleeping soundly back at home at night—all of this while learning more about Jesus. 

“Mom, camp was AMAZING! I made so many new friends and we already have a group chat set up so we can talk!” Then she said, "The BEST thing is we all came together so fast because we ALL love Christ!”

The first thing my daughter did when she walked in the door was say, 

Have the best week of the summer so close to home! 

I am not kidding when I say this camp changed my daughters life last year, and that was just one day.  I am tears watching the video knowing how God moved these girls last year. 

- Camp parent

June 3 - 7
2024

Cedar Grove
Retreat
Kannapolis, NC

9am - 3pm
every day

Here at Genuine we aim to disciple our next generation of young women - to expand God’s kingdom and glorify Him through all we do. 

2 years ago,
we launched our first one day camp with just 12 campers.
By the Lord’s hand our second camp in 2022 expanded into two days with 36 campers with a special session just for moms of campers.

Now we are a week long
day camp still with the same mission to provide a safe, fun, and judgment-free space for our youth.

A space to equip them with how to be kind to themselves and others as they step into who God created them to be. 

We exist to equip this generation of girls with the confidence to follow jesus before anyone else.

That through the love of christ and his word we can have the confidence to be who he created us to be. 

Genuine has created this unique one week camp that turns both girl time and God time into a meaningful and valuable experience. Choose Kind Camp is the place where friendships take root, Jesus is the focus, and the best girl time is guaranteed.


About Us

01.

choose kind camp is an extension of genuine sisters, which means you can expect the same high standards we hold for genuine sisters. 

our camp schedule is perfectly balanced with SCRIPTURAL teachings, actionable take-aways, fellowship, WORSHIP, GAMES, and relaxation. 


campers will be grouped based on age.

Camp Activities

02.

A camp leader's main responsibility is to invest in and build relationships with the small group of students to which they are assigned. they will do this through meals together, breakout sessions, camp adventure activities, and discipleship. 

We answer the calling to find the best and safest staff. All applicants must complete an extensive application, undergo a face-to-face interview, and submit two references.

Camp Leaders

03.

MEET YOUR CAMP LEADERS soon

At Genuine, we know what an honor it is for you to trust us with your kids for a week and so we take safety and security very seriously. It is important to us that we provide spaces where your daughter is safe and protected while exploring, making friends, having fun and learning more about God.

We are committed to the safety of all campers. Our comprehensive safety plan covers weather safety, medical care, staff screening, and activity safety. Our goal is for every parent to feel confident with their child spending a fun and safe week at camp.

Safety

04.

What is the
Choose Kind Camp? 

THE BIBLE

The Bible is the DIVINELY inspired word of God and is therefore our authoritative  guide in all things.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

01/06

GENDER

We believe that God created people both male and female with inherent biological distinctions. We believe that men and women were created in the image and likeness of God, equally blessed, and given dual responsibility over the created order

Genesis 2:4-25 Genesis 1:26–28 

02/06

WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD 
 
He is the creator and sustainer of the universe, who is all-wise, all-present, and all-powerful. He is ruler over everything and directs the affairs of men according to His eternal purposes.
 
Genesis 1:1-3, Isaiah 44:6, 24, Isaiah 45:5-7, Mark 12:29-32, Acts 17:25b-28

03/06

WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS GOD’S BELOVED SON
 
Being in very nature God, He was present and active in creation. He lived on this earth, taught men to know the path to salvation, and was crucified for our sin in order to reconcile us with God. He was raised from the grave on the third day and ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God, where He now intercedes with the Father on our behalf. We believe in His eventual return, His ultimate victory over Satan, and His eternal reign. 

Matthew 28:2-7, John 1:1-3, John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 8:34, Ephesians 1:18-23, Philippians 2:6, Colossians 1:17-20, 2 Peter 1:11, Revelation 12:10-11

04/06

WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

 He is one with the Father and Son and lives within the church, individually and collectively directing our minds, giving us life, empowering us to confess that Jesus is Lord, testifying that we are God’s children, and interceding for us in our prayers. The Holy Spirit is our helper and our friend giving us the strength to serve God in the way that pleases God.


John 14:6, 14:16-17, 14:25-26, Romans 8:5-17; 26-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 12:3

05/06

We believe that the work we do is much bigger than ourselves. Therefore we will serve with love and intention

We believe in showing gratitude for each other through kindness, respect, and empathy. That when we lead with good character we inspire good character. 

We believe in seeking authenticity every time we gather. Allowing ourselves to be truly known and actively seeking to know each other. 

We believe in seeing ourselves more for who we are and less of who we are not has the greatest value in our lives. 

We believe in having the courage to speak up when we need something. 

06/06

WE BELIEVE

Choose Kind Camp accepts female campers ages 10-15 years old by the first day of camp. 

Melissa Lynn Hunt
Founder & Lead Director

Melissa is the founder and director of Choose Kind Camp. She has educated and mentored students through years in public education and her work as the Genuine Team Founder and High School Leader. Melissa is passionate about expository teaching and leading by example. She has spent 20 years working  with our youth equipping them to live in the fullness of who God created them to be. Melissa has recently extended her missions through Genuine magazine, podcast, and a Genuine Mom's group. 
Melissa is best known for her love of life and desire for a Genuine community.

Kaitlyn Stancil
Program Director

Kaitlyn is a Certified Health & Life Coach with a passion for mental health. She has coached and volunteered for several years and thrives on being a light for others. Aside from coaching, she finds joy in spending quiet time with God and creating new recipes in the kitchen. Kaitlyn is the Genuine Sisters Team Leader where she teaches and mentors middle school girls. After having a daughter of her own, she feels it is her mission to bind all of her skills together to teach our girls the importance of community, confidence, and kindness. 
Kaitlyn is best known for her love of healthy eating and spontaneous dancing.

2024

CAMP PASS

5 CAMP DAYS: June 3-7

bible study lessons

WORSHIP

PARENT specific SESSIONs

TEAM CRAFTS AND GAMES

SNACKS AND DRINKS

camp t-shirt

$225

only

early registration price
january 8 - march 1

COURAGE
to be KIND

2024 camp theme

Registration Opens
January 8, 2024

What Camp Parents Are Saying

As a parent I valued The Christ center meetings, like minded parents sending their kids to camp to grow stronger in their faith while having fun.

I am grateful for My daughter's excitement and renewal of the spirit of Christ and His reminder that all things work together for good.

My daughter told me that her group of CKC girls all sent a Bible verse this morning and that they are going to share one each day so they can focus on jesus.
WOW!

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Meet Your 2024 Camp Leaders

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WE ARE HIRING 

CAMP LEADERS

The Choose Kind LEADERSHIP Team is an integral part of the kindness mission, designed for females ages 18-25 who have a desire to serve. The leadership team invests in a small group of students for the day. They pursue relationships with those students throughout the camp day by leading breakout sessions, eating meals together, enjoying outdoor activity time together, sharing snack breaks, and bonding at during worship. The goal is to build relationships with and disciple our next generation of women.

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR 

CAMP APPRENTICES

The Choose Kind Apprentice Team aka"The A Team" is an integral part of the kindness mission, designed for high school freshmen, sophomore, and junior students who have a desire to serve. A Team members are volunteers that are given the opportunity to grow in personal discipleship, leadership, and practical skills.

One of our goals is to equip A-Team members so they can return  and serve on the Leadership Team one day.

[ HIGH SCHOOL SENIORs and COLLEGE AGE ]

[ HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN, SOPHOMOREs, and JUNIORs ]

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love,


Melissa & Kaitlyn

peace, 

kindness,

xoxo

$225

only

special through March 1, 2024

REGISTER FOR CAMP

Our vision at Genuine is to provide a Christ centered community for our girls. A community that cultivates love, kindness, and camaraderie as they continue to grow into the fullness of who God created them to be. 

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 8TH

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Genuine by definition means truly what something is said to be; authentic.

authentic means noT changing who we are to fit in. Living in the fullness of how god created us.

Rather finding true belonging for who we are.

That is the Genuine Team - belonging for who you are.

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