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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. 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.

This year’s Beyond Belief: the Universe of God theme highlights the glory of God by looking to the night sky. Campers will be encouraged in their walk with God throughout the week by examining his handiwork, 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 you 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 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.

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

“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 – Mon. 9 AM – Wed. 11 AM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Explorer I June 20-22 7-9 $170 $185
Explorer II August 7-9 8-10 $170 $185
Breakaway Sports Camp July 2-4 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

Come out and join us for Woodcrest Retreat’s basketball camp! 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!

“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 25 – 29  9 – 11 $275 $290
Pioneer Camp II July 9-13 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, and choice activities such as rocket launching, soccer, and campfire dessert cones. 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 30- August 3 11 – 12 $275 $290
Frontier Camp II July 23-27 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 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, 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 Tie-Dye bandanas, ultimate frisbee, pretzel making 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 16-20 13-15 $305 $320

Designed specifically for our oldest group of campers, this week takes camp to the next level. Campers will participate in a night swim and outer space theme meal, and  evening fireside and worship in the woods are sure to be highlights. Teens will enjoy a balance of onsite and offsite activities. Piled on top of popular camp favorites, Trailblazers will canoe the Swatara Creek, traverse the high ropes course at Refreshing Mountain, stealth through “The Way” night event, and compete in a cardboard boat regatta.

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