Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian Summer Camp, Campground, & Retreat Ministry

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Day Camp

For 15 years, Woodcrest Retreat has been voted a winner for “Best Day Camp” in Lancaster Newspaper Reader’s Choice Awards!

Summer Camp registration will open January 2024!

Parents! Have you searched tirelessly for a fun and engaging place for your child(ren) to spend a week or more of their summer? Woodcrest is a safe place where you can confidently leave your child each morning knowing they are valued, loved, and cared for by staff.

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 certified. Camp themes, games, crafts, nature lessons, and Bible lessons are different each week.

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Lunch and snack are provided.

2023 Day Camp Schedule

Week Dates Week Dates
1 June 19-23 5 July 17-21
2 June 26- June 30 6 July 24-28
3 July 3-7 7 July 31st-August 4
4 July 10-14 8 August 7-11

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 Before Care, $20 After Care, $40 Both

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

Discovery Day Camp / Ages 6 – 11

May attend one week or all summer long (Week 1 – Week 8)

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: Tier 1: $200 Tier 2: $180 Tier 3: $155 Why three prices?

“They both told us about the Bible verses, story, crafts, water activities, the animals, new friends, etc. each day. They slept like logs each night! -Parent comment

“Camp has made me happier. I feel more loved than ever” -Camper comment

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


Trekkers Day Camp / Ages 12 – 14

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: Tier 1: $225 Tier 2: $200 Tier 3: $180 Why three prices?

“My connection with God has grown so much stronger and I always feel better after coming here” -Camper comment

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

Super Sleuth Specialty Day Camp / Ages 8-12

One week only!

July 3-7 Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This specialty day camp will put your crime-solving skills to the test!

Enjoy a week-long whodunit mystery, special guests from local first responders, and many classic daycamp activities. Space is very limited.

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: Tier 1: $225 Tier 2$200 Tier 3: $180 Why three prices?