Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian Summer Camp, Campground, & Retreat Ministry

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Day Camp

For 14 years, Woodcrest Retreat has been voted a winner for “Best Day Camp” in Lancaster Newspaper Reader’s Choice Awards!

Summer Camp registration will open again in January!

Parents! Have you searched tirelessly for a fun and engaging place for your child(ren) to spend a week or more of their summer? Seeking to find a safe place where you can confidently leave your child each morning on your way to work? Is your child a bit uncertain of staying away from home overnight? Well look no further!

The Discovery program is for ages 6-11 while the Trekkers program is for ages 12-14. Both provide a place to learn and grow here on the Ephrata Mountain. These programs are full of adventure and excitement and include plenty of outdoor activities, games, crafts, Bible lessons and water fun.

Children are grouped with other similar ages and guided by caring and trained counselors. Camp is about relationships, so we ensure that our staff have been carefully selected to represent quality Christian character, have obtained all necessary background checks, and are mandated reporter and CPR certified. Camp themes, games, crafts, nature lessons, and Bible lessons are different each week.

Update: all day camps have reached capacity. Call our office at 717-738-2233 to be put on a waiting list. 

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Lunch and snack are provided.

2021 Day Camp Schedule

Week Dates Week Dates
1 June 21-25 5 July 19-23
2 June 28-July 2 6 July 26-30
3* July 6-9* 7 August 2-6
4 July 12-16 8 August 9-13

*July 6-9: 4-day week Tuesday -Friday Reduced price

Extended Care Service is available for day campers whose parents are employed over the hours of normal drop-off and pick-up times. Any or all of the available hours may be utilized. Cost: $20.00/Before Care; $20.00/After Care; $40.00 both Before and After Care.

Extended Care hours: Before Care: 7-9 AM, After Care: 4-5:30 PM

Discovery Day Camp / Ages 6 – 11

Choose 1 to 8 weeks of camp.

Join us this summer at Woodcrest as you venture through exciting days at camp! Enjoy summer days of swimming, games, crafts, waterslide, nature and Bible lessons and more, alongside of new friends and a great staff. Experience and explore the great outdoors and visit our nature shack, Indian rock boulders, and adventure playground. Each step will be guided by caring and trained counselors in age appropriate groups. Come share in exciting themes and adventures at Woodcrest and connect with God, nature and others! Lunch is provided.   

Cost: Early Bird $140 (After 5/1: $155)

“The thing that has impacted me the most here is Bible time. It has gotten me closer to God and I want to learn more” -Camper comment

To view more parent and camper comments see the resources under the right hand sidebar.


Trekkers Day Camp / Ages 12 – 14

Ideal for Employed Parents  –  May attend one week or all summer long

This program provides working parents a safe place to send their young teens for a summer of fun, activity, and encouragement through the Christian faith. The Trekkers engage in activities specifically designed for their age group such as frisbee golf, 9 square in the air and tree climb. Campers will also enjoy an exciting off-site trip once a week for activities such as canoeing, bowling & much more.           

Cost: Early Bird $165 (After 5/1: $180)

“my relationship with God got stronger than I ever thought it would” -Camper comment

To view more parent and camper comments see the resources under the right hand sidebar.

Wilderness Day Camp (NEW) / Ages 8-12

One week only!

July 6-9 – 4 days – Tuesday-Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

This specialty day camp is perfect for the more adventurous day campers. Each day will feature an outdoor skills training, supper over the fire, and classic camp fun such as the pool and nature shack. Space is very limited.

Lunch and Supper provided.

Cost: Early Bird $160 (After 5/1: $175)