Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian Summer Camp, Campground, & Retreat Ministry

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Overnight Camp

Thank you for a great 2019 Camp Season. Check back in January for the 2020 schedule.

Action and adventure, wonder and intrigue! Allow your camper to grow in relationship with God and others through overnight camp as they enjoy raucous games and make new friends, all in a safe and caring environment. The overnight camps at Woodcrest Retreat offer a unique experience for ages 7 – 15.

This year’s Wilderness Wonders theme explores the wild adventure it is to be a child of God. Campers will be encouraged in their walk with God throughout the week in bunkhouse group Bible studies, meaningful worship, and evening chapel speaker. Camp is the perfect place to grow in relationship with God and others through dynamic activities that will allow your child to flourish.

Daily Activities:

Campers will experience a diverse set of activities that broaden horizons and build lasting memories, including creative crafts, waterslide, swimming, group games and sports, night activities, and interaction with God’s creation. Additional activities vary between camps.

Unique main events to this year for all week-long camps:

Daily Living:

The camp experience allows kids to unplug from “normal” life surrounded by the grandeur of God’s creation. Campers sleep in bunkhouses without electricity and cook breakfast and some dinners over a campfire. Lunch is served in the dining hall. 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.



Bring one new friend to Woodcrest, receive $50 off for both you and your friend! Learn more about our Refer a friend discount at this link


Woodcrest Mini-Weeks

Explorer I – Wed. 9 AM – Fri. 6 PM
Explorer II – Mon. 9 AM – Wed. 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Explorer I June 19-21 7-10 $180 $195
Explorer II August 5-7 8-10 $180 $195

Explorer Camp

Notes: Explorer 1 is now open for those age 10.

Please call for availability for girls in Explorer II

Explorer camp is a great way for younger campers and their parents to test the fun and adventurous experience of overnight camp without the child being away from home for an entire week. Explorer campers will enjoy sleeping in bunkhouses and cooking over a campfire, swimming, group games, Bible times, nature shack, crafts and more. Campers will experience non stop fun and be encouraged spiritually by their counselor and staff.

“This was the best camp ever! It was very encouraging” -Camper Comment

Pioneer Camp

 Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Pioneer Camp I June 24-28  9 – 11 $285 $300
Pioneer Camp II July 8-12 10 – 12 $285 $300

Note: Please call for availability for girls in Pioneer Camp I

Pioneer campers get the chance to spend a whole week at overnight camp enjoying time in the woods, new friends and time spent with awesome counselors. In addition to many of the activities listed above, campers will also enjoy the unique challenge of archery, the tree climb, low ropes course elements, “Forest Follies” skit night,  night swim, and choice activities such as banana boats, hands on animal care, and flag football. Pioneer camp wouldn’t be the same without the great Adventure Race, so come geared up for some fun and friendly competition. Pioneer camp is a thrilling week you won’t want to miss!

“I had an amazing impact in my life because I really felt like God was there with me.” -Camper comment

Frontier Camp

 Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Frontier Camp I July 29- August 2 10 – 12 $285 $300
Frontier Camp II July 22-26 12 – 14 $285 $300

Whether you are a returning camper or a first timer at Woodcrest, get ready for some awesome fun this summer. This week is sure to be a highlight as you participate in our Wild Wet Wednesday. In addition to many of the activities listed above, enjoy cooking over an open fire, a theme meal night, our classic “Forest Follies” skit night, night swim under the stars and surprise night wagon ride. Encounter our low ropes challenge course elements and strap in for the thrill of the high ropes element the Flying Squirrel. Choice activity options include wiffleball, mountain pies and more. Don’t miss this week, Frontier camp is sure to be a blast!

“My daughter came home very happy. She seemed touched by the relationships she created there and grew closer to God.” -Parent Comment

“God has impacted my life greatly. Camp started me with God and I hope to continue it” -Camper Comment

Trailblazer Week

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Trailblazer  Camp July 15-19 13-15 $315 $330

Designed specifically for our oldest group of campers, this week takes camp to the next level. Teens will enjoy a balance of onsite and offsite activities, and evening fireside and worship in the woods are sure to be highlights. Piled on top of popular camp favorites, Trailblazers will canoe the Swatara Creek, rock climb at Reading Rocks, stealth through “The Way” night event, and compete in canoe tug-o-war in the pool.

“It was nice to recharge in the Spirit before the coming school year. Thank you for that opportunity!” -Camper Comment

“My grandson was at your camp last week as an overnight camper. Usually he is not a big talker but my oh my when I asked him about his experience at camp he said it was AWESOME. He then went on and on telling me about all the fun things he experienced. He liked his counselor a lot and the speaker too. The night time and after dark games, etc. were just perfect for his “12 year old” boyishness. I know how exhausting it can be to function as a camp worker ( done that, been there ) but I wanted you to know that you are impacting the future church in a big way.” -Parent Comment

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