Woodcrest Retreat

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Overnight Camp


Thank you for making 2020 a great summer. See you next year! Be on the lookout for fun events for your child throughout the year including the Kids Camp BonanzaJourney to Bethlehem, and Winter Blast.

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 making new friends, all in a safe and caring environment. Overnight camps at Woodcrest Retreat offer a unique experience for ages 7 – 15.

2020 Summer Recap

Camp Theme: True North- the Search for Truth

Oh no! Someone kidnapped our camp mascot Todd the Turtle! As we work to solve this whodunnit mystery, we’ll begin an even bigger search: the search for Truth. In a world where truth is hard to find, we’ll find that God’s Word remains our compass to true life. 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.

Bring one new friend to Woodcrest, receive $40 off for both you and your friend! Learn more about our Refer a friend discount for Overnight Camp.

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 encounter 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.


Woodcrest Mini-Weeks

Explorer I – Wed. 9 AM – Fri. 6 PM
Explorer II and River Rumble- Mon. 9 AM – Wed. 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Early Bird Price Extended to July 6th Price after 7/6
Explorer I Cancelled June 17-19 7-9 $160 $175
Explorer II August 3-5 8-10 $185 $200

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.

I had so much fun for my first year! I loved everyone here and everyone was super nice and supportive” -Camper Comment

Pioneer Camp

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 7/6 Cost after 7/6
Pioneer Camp I    Cancelled June 22-26  9 – 12 $290 $305
Pioneer Camp II July 6-10 10 – 12 $290 $305

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 decorating Christmas cookies, basketball, and making DIY stress balls. 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 love the community here! I really was inspired to continue spending time with God in the morning.” -Camper comment

Frontier Camp

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 7/6 Cost after 7/6
Frontier Camp I July 27-31 10 – 12 $290 $305
Frontier Camp II July 20-24 12 – 14 $290 $305

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 floor hockey, building survival shelters, and roasting tasty Pineapple Delights over a fire. Don’t miss this week, Frontier camp is sure to be a blast!

“This was Caleb’s fourth year at overnight camp and it is always the highlight of his summer. Each year he comes home saying that this year was even better than last year! We are thankful for a place he can go where we know he is safe and being fed spiritually as well.” -Parent Comment

Many people impacted me this week. I learned that I wasn’t alone and I had many people with me.” -Camper Comment

Trailblazer Week

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 7/6 Cost after 7/6
Trailblazer  Camp July 13-17 13-15 $320 $335

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, soar at Skyzone, stealth through “The Way” night event, and compete in canoe tug-o-war in the pool.

“It has really helped me to think about some hard questions and get answers. It has also helped me build a better relationship with God” -Camper Comment

“My daughter looks so forward every year to her week at Woodcrest and this year was no different. She loves the community that she forms with her cabin mates.” –Parent 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

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