Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian Summer Camp, Campground, & Retreat Ministry

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Overnight Camp

2022 Summer Camp

Which bunkhouse will “survive” in the wild lands of Woodcrest? In a special camp twist, campers will have fun playing in unique team challenges through their week to claim the title of Greatest Bunkhouse. Puzzles, rewards, and surprises will keep campers guessing along the way. Framing the entire week, bunkhouse group Bible studies, meaningful worship, and evening chapel messages point to Jesus as our hope when things feel lost.

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 certified.

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.


Woodcrest Mini-Weeks

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

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 4/1 Cost after 4/1
Explorer I June 22-24 7-10 $190 $210
Explorer II August 8-10 7-10 $190 $210

Explorer 1 is waitlist only

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 4/1 Cost after 4/1
Pioneer Camp I June 27- July 1 9 – 12 $295 $315
Pioneer Camp II July 11-15 9 – 12 $295 $315

Pioneer camps I and II are waitlist only

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 pretzel making, fishing, and basketball. Pioneer camp wouldn’t be the same without Tournament Tuesday, 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 4/1 Cost after 4/1
Frontier Camp I July 25-29 11-13 $295 $315
Frontier Camp II August 1-5 11-13 $295 $315

Frontier camps I (boys and girls) and II (girls) are waitlist only

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 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 fishing, hatchet throwing, and banana boats. Don’t miss this week, Frontier camp is sure to be a blast!

As a parent I think camp is important for independence and to not be “comfortable” all the time. Cabins with no A/C or electric. This is good. My daughter loves all the activities and was super happy. I mean, we came from CA for this camp. That says it all. -Parent Comment

“Fireside and Bible time with our cabin was very impactful for me because it felt like a safe place to ask questions and learn about the Lord” -Camper Comment

Trailblazer Week

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 4/1 Cost after 4/1
Trailblazer  Camp July 18-22 13-15 $325 $345

Trailblazer is waitlist only for Girl campers

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 and stealth through our legendary “The Way” night event.

“It was a needed reminder that I’m worth something and not alone in my hurt” -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

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

Adventure Camps

To view RISE Staff-in-Training for campers age 15-16, click HERE

All outbound camps are waitlist only.

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 4/1 Cost after 4/1
Outbound French Creek July 25-29 14-16 $315 $335
Outbound River Rumble July 11-15 13-15 $315 $335
Outbound Deep Woods August 3-5 11-13 $190 $210

Outbound French Creek is the ultimate camp experience: 5 days, 4 nights based out of French Creek state park. Campers will be tenting, hiking, rock climbing, and canoeing. Must be of sufficient physical fitness to participate. Space is very limited and fills up quickly.

Outbound River Rumble is a canoe trip down the Delaware River, camping on islands overnight. For the adventure-seekers. Must be of sufficient physical fitness to participate. Space is very limited and fills up quickly.

Outbound Deep Woods is a rugged experience for beginners “deep” in the Woodcrest woods. Limited outside world access and survival skill building.