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Enjoy the adventure and wonder of the outdoors and grow in your relationship with God and others through overnight camp as you participate in a large variety of activities. The overnight camps at Woodcrest Retreat offer a unique experience for ages 7 – 15. Other than the Explorer mini-week camp and the Breakaway sports camp, campers enjoy a full-week beginning on Monday 9:00 AM and ending with a parent program at 6 PM on Friday evening. (Activities will vary for the different camps.)

Introducing the summer theme, “The Real Thing”, summer camp 2017 is going to be an incredible experience full of immense fun, growth, life change, and memory making.  Based off of the verse found in Matthew 16:15 where Jesus asks His disciples who they believe that he is,  “But what about you? he asked. “Who do you say I am?””  This summer’s theme is focused on getting real about who Jesus is and who we are in Him. There will be a chance to personally and corporately think about this question and come to grips about who Jesus is to each of us. Enjoy classic camp activities with us while we dig for truth and decipher between whats real and fake. Come to camp this summer and Get Real with us.

Campers will sleep in rustic, Adirondack style bunkhouses without the luxury of electricity. The bathroom is a short walk from the bunkhouse. Campers will also enjoy fire building, outdoor cooking, recreation, worship and nature exploration. The week is packed full of activities such as theme night, crafts, evening firesides, challenge course, choice activities, swimming, night games, and just hanging out with friends and counselors.

The following action-packed activities are part of the camp experience. (activities vary for different age groups)

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“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

To see more parent and camper comments, see the resources section in the right hand sidebar.

Woodcrest Mini-Weeks

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

Breakaway Sports Camp – Wed. 8 AM – Fri. 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Explorer I July 5-7 7-9 $170 $185
Explorer II August 7-9 8-10 $170 $185
Breakaway Sports Camp June 21-23 10-12 $190 $205

Explorer Camp

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.

Breakaway

Basketball & Soccer Camp

Come out and join us for Woodcrest Retreat’s very first sports camp! Featuring soccer and basketball, this three day two night camp includes skill building and morning instruction by experienced coaches, scrimmages and “game-like” competition. Campers will also enjoy classic camp activities such as swimming, low ropes course team building and large group field games. We will also spend time digging into God’s word to see what it has to say about striving for excellence in all things and working as a team. Come prepared to grow as an athlete and teammate as you hone your skills and participate in competition. See you soon!

“Loved it. I never read the Bible and it was fun to.” -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 26 – 30  9 – 11 $275 $290
Pioneer Camp II July 10-14 10 – 12 $275 $290

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 and low ropes course elements, “Forest Follies” skit night,  pool games, choice activities such as chocolate making, duct tape crafts and field games, and our Glow in the Dark night activity. Pioneer camp wouldn’t be the same without tournament Tuesday either, 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 31- August 4 11 – 12 $275 $290
Frontier Camp II July 24-28 12 – 14 $275 $290

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 all new blacklight dodgeball tournament. 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, pool games and a night swim under the stars. Encounter our low ropes challenge course elements and strap in for the thrill of the high ropes element the Flying Squirrel. Choice activity options may include rocket making, baking, Frisbee golf, woodburning, crafts and more. Don’t miss this week, Frontier camp is sure to be a blast!

“I learned and was impacted by fireside and Bible. I was inspired to go to God in not just the hard times but the good too…” -Camper comment

“I have been drawn closer to God. I am now reading my Bible more.” -Camper Comment

Trailblazer Teen Week

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Trailblazer Teen Camp July 17-21 13-15 $305 $320

Gear up for a week that is loads of fun! During teen week, you not only get to participate in nonstop activity, but you get to experience living alongside new friends for a week and grow in your faith at the same time. In addition to favorite camp activities, campers will participate in a night swim and theme meal. Evening fireside and worship in the woods are sure to be highlights.Teens will enjoy a balance of onsite and offsite activities. These two or three off-site adventures may include activities such as: canoeing, swimming at a lake, trail hiking or a local service project. This week to remember will also include the well loved Forest Follies skit night, “The Way” night game, challenge course activities, and our all new blacklight dodgeball tournament.

“I have grown closer to God and really grown in my faith. I have also finally grasped how hard it was for Jesus to bear all our sins and die for us. I loved having alone time with God to just pray and read the Bible.” -Camper Comment