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!

7/16/20 Update:  There is currently openings in Week 8 Discovery Day Camp only. Weeks 6 and 7 are full, but you can call to be placed on a wait list for those weeks. 

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

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.

All Week are FULL

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 Extended Until July 6th: $135
Cost after July 6th: $150 

*June 29-July 2: 4-day week M-Th. Reduced price $110, $125 after 7/6.             

“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.

Wilderness Day Camp / Ages 9-12

June 22-26, 2020

NEW for 2020!  We had to cancel Pioneer 1 because of Covid-19 regulations, but we are excited to offer Wilderness Day Camp. It is the action-packed schedule of overnight camp, but without the overnight. Our dedicated staff will pour their hearts into the campers as they lead them through Bible study, cookouts, games, pool and waterslide times, and so much more.


* Schedule begins each day at 9:00 but parents can arrange to drop children off between 7:00-9:00.

* Pick up each day is between 6:30-8:00. We have made the schedule flexible to try and accommodate parents schedules and provide a unique schedule for the campers..

In between those times there will be lots of activities including nature, crafts, and other choice activities. We are even hoping to have an optional sleepover on the athletic field Thursday night. We will keep you informed throughout the week as we assess weather and other factors.

Cost:  Normally Pioneer 1 costs $290. We would be extremely grateful to families who are able to pay this amount. Even though campers are not sleeping over, our expenses for this week will be same. However, we don’t ever want money to be a limiting factor, so we are offering an optional discounted price of $225 to help families. There is no extra cost for arriving early or staying late.

Trekkers Day Camp / Ages 12 – 14

Ideal for Employed Parents  –  Must Attend 3 or More Weeks

All weeks full

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 Extended Until July 6th: $160   
Cost after July 6th: $175

*June 29-July 2: 4-day week M-Th. Reduced price $135, $150 after 7/6.                

“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.