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Eighter's Camp

Age: 8th grade graduates  Price: $500

July 6th - 12th

Just Say Know

"Created To Be Me" is a tightly designed ecumenical camping program focused on spirituality and sexuality. It is presented by Just Say Know trained Keynote/Workshop Leaders under the governance of the Board of Directors of Just Say Know Ministry. Maintaining the integrity of this program has been essential in ensuring a consistent experience year-to-year and place-to-place. In 2013, JSK conducted nine summer camps across the nation.

director Anna

Anna Godsey, Director

Chuck Pickrel, Keynoter

Lara Blackwood-Pickrel, Keynoter

My name is Anna Godsey and I spent 9 summers counseling Eighters camp this will be my second summer directing Eighters! This is my fourth time directing at Tall Oaks. I am currently an adult sponsor on RYC for the high school camps, a Tall Oaks board member, and I grew up attending camp at Tall Oaks as a kid. Tall Oaks has a large piece of my heart and I love spending my time molding young minds and giving them a safe space to explore their spirituality and sexuality. This camp continues to be my favorite because of the connections built between each camper and the connection to knowledge and faith they gain in just one week. I look forward to the fun we will have at Eighters 2024! 

Lara Blackwood Pickrel serves as Senior Minister at Hillcrest Christian Church (Overland Park).  Chuck Pickrel serves as Associate Minister at both Overland Park Christian Church and Saint Andrew Christian Church (Olathe). This is their sixth summer serving as Just Say Know keynoters for Eighters camps at Tall Oaks and Bethany Hills (Tennessee).  Prior to becoming trained as keynoters, they served as counselors in the program for ten years. They love all things camp and have a huge place in their hearts for the faithful, open discussion that takes place at Eighters.

What to pack

  • Your Bible

  • Bedding –Pillow, Sleeping bag or twin bed sheets and a blanket

  • Towels for swimming, showering, and other situations that might get wet!

  • Clothes – At least 1 outfit per day plus an extra one. Campers will also receive a camp t-shirt.

    • At least one pair of pants or jeans is also highly recommended for walking in the woods.

  • Swimsuit. Please refrain from bringing string bikinis or extra short male swim trunks.

  • Toiletries – Toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and a comb.

  • Shoes – At least one pair of close-toed shoes you wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty. Sandals or flip-flops are great for the pool or for around the cabin.

  • Any medication required to be taken during our time at camp.

  • Water Bottle


Please contact the Camp and Conference Coordinator for the Greater Kansas City Region Christian Church Disciples of Christ Kylie Graham at or (913) 669 - 4782

Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center
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