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Aerial view of Camp Elim


As a part of the Camp Elim tradition, we encourage all campers and staff members to earn patches during their stay at camp.  Although it is not required, participation is strongly suggested to make the most of your Camp Elim experience.

To earn a patch at Camp Elim, you must meet certain requirements throughout the week.  You may, and are encouraged to start memorizing verses before you arrive at camp.  A glossary of definitions is located at the bottom of this page.  Remember, you are not just earning patches because they look cool, you are improving your knowledge of God, your understanding of His Word and possibly your relationship with God.  So do your best and try to have a good time!

Click on the patches below to learn more about each of the patches and the requirements to earn them!

Photo of the Indian Patch

Indian Patch

Photo of the Scout Patch

Scout Patch

Photo of the Warrior Patch

Warrior Patch

Photo of the Councilman Patch

Councilman Patch

Photo of the Chief Patch

Chief Patch

Photo of the Excellence Patch

Excellence Patch

Photo of the Feather Patch

Feather Patch

Photo of the Ponderosa Patch

Ponderosa Patch

Photo of the Survival Patch

Survival Patch

Photo of the Pup Patch

Pup Patch

Image of Cub Patch design

Cub Patch

Image of Fawn Patch design

Fawn Patch - Coming Summer 2025!

Photo of the Perfect Peace Patch

Perfect Peace Patch

Photo of the Adventure Patch

Adventure Patch

Photo of the Trail Camp Patch

Trail Camp Patch

Photo of the 50 Mile Patch

50 Mile Patch

Photo of the 100 Mile Patch

100 Mile Patch

Glossary of Terms

Memory Project:

 The main verses that must be memorized by the end of the week to earn a patch

Craft Project:

A specific arts and crafts project that must be completed by the end of the week as assigned by the arts and crafts director

Two Daily Verses:

At least two of the outlined verses must be completed daily until you have completed a total of 10.

Chapel Notebook:

Quality notes must be taken during each chapel session.

World Records:

Special examples of skill that are timed or counted that have not yet been accomplished at Camp Elim (counselor or staff must witness the record).

Prepare and Present a Devotion:

One must prepare and present a devotional to the cabin during devotion time.

Demonstration of Excellence to Entire Camp:

For example: skits, song leading, demonstration of special talent, etc. (Must be done for entire camp and approved by director).


  1. You may not earn more than two patches per year unless otherwise specified by the Camp Director.

  2. All patch requirements must be met by Friday afternoon (no waiting until the last minute!).

  3. Verses should be presented to your counselor.

  4. Entire memory project must be recited at the same time.

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