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2021 Summer Camp

Diving Deep

Ever wonder what’s at the bottom of the Ocean? About 95% of the ocean floor is still unexplored, with unknown hills and valleys throughout. That means there is a lot of discovery to do! Our Bible times this summer will be spent discovering the valleys of our own lives, the hard times and difficult questions that everyone has to face at some point. Thankfully, the Bible offers truth that we can trust. So get ready to dive deep; we have some exploring to do! Campers will be encouraged in their walk with God throughout the week in bunkhouse group Bible studies, meaningful worship, and evening chapel speaker.

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.

Update: some camps have reached capacity. If a camp of your interest is marked “FULL”, call our office at 717-738-2233 to be put on a waiting list.

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.

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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 23-25 7-10 $190 $205
Explorer II August 9-11 7-10 $190 $205

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

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Pioneer Camp

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Pioneer Camp I     June 28- July 2 9 – 12 $295 $310
Pioneer Camp II July 12-16 9 – 12 $295 $310

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 blow dart building, mountain pie making, and soccer. 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!

Pioneer I and II Girls are FULL

I love the community here! I really was inspired to continue spending time with God in the morning.” -Camper comment

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Frontier Camp

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Frontier Camp I July 26-30 11-13 $295 $310
Frontier Camp II August 2-6 11-13 $295 $310

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 hatchet throwing, carving walking sticks, and frisbee golf. Don’t miss this week, Frontier camp is sure to be a blast!

Frontier I and II Girls are FULL

“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

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Trailblazer Week

Monday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Trailblazer  Camp July 19-23 13-15 $325 $340

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.

Trailblazer Girls are FULL

“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

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

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Outbound Adventure Camp (NEW)

Tuesday 9 AM – Friday 6 PM

Camp Dates Ages Cost before 5/1 Cost after 5/1
Outbound Camp July 27-30 14-16 $285 $300

The ultimate camp experience: 4 days, 3 nights spent at an off-site location. Campers will be tenting, hiking, rock climbing, and canoeing. Must be of sufficient physical fitness to participate. Space is very limited.

Outbound Camp is FULL

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