Woodcrest Retreat

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Thank you for a great 2019 Camp Season. Registration for the 2020 season opens February 1st. 

For the 13th year in a row, Woodcrest Retreat was voted a winner in Lancaster Newspaper Reader’s Choice Awards!

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.

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Lunch and snack are provided.

2020 Day Camp Schedule

Week Dates Week Dates
1 June 15-19 5 July 13-17
2 June 22-26 6 July 20-24
3* June 29-July 2* 7 July 27-31
4 July 6-10 8 August 3-7

*June 29-July 2: 4-day week M-Th. Reduced price $110, $125 after 5/1

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 that wouldn’t be the same without you! Enjoy summer days of swimming, games, crafts, watersliding, 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 be sure to make connecting with God, nature and others a priority this summer! Lunch is provided.

Discount before May 1: $135
Cost after May 1: $150                

“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  –  Must Attend 3 or More Weeks


This program provides working parents a safe place to send their young teens for a summer of fun, activity, and encouragement in their 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.

Discount before May 1: $160   
Cost after May 1: $175

*June 29-July 2: 4-day week M-Th. Reduced price $135, $150 after 5/1.                

“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.