Residential Camp Descriptions

Middler Camp

June 13th – June 19th for Rising 7th – 8th Graders

Whether you are making new friends or getting reacquainted with old ones, this week is LOTS of fun. We sing, work on crafts, play games, swim, worship, enjoy an evening movie and hangout. There are many activities that will challenge you in body, mind and spirit – we will rock climb and rappel, build community and teamwork on the high and low ropes courses, and test endurance on the climbing wall. This is a great week of camp with lots of fun and excitement!

Senior Camp

June 20th – June 26th for Rising 9th -12th Graders

What a GREAT opportunity to challenge yourself this summer, and have a fantastic time. We will play some group games, try the low and high ropes courses, go rappelling and rock climbing, swim, watch some movies, pray, and have plenty of time for making new friends.

Outdoor Expedition Camp

June 27th – July 2nd Minimum age 13

We will spend two days hiking and caving, two days backpacking, one day rock climbing and rappelling, and five nights camping out. We will explore parts of southwestern Virginia under the ground and up on mountains. Come learn what lives in the caves of Virginia or on the cliffs of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’re looking for a new adventure to liven up your summer, sign up today!!!

First Year Camp

June 27th – July 2nd for Rising 5th – 6th Graders

We have designed a camp for rising 5th and 6th Graders. It’s not only great fun, but a great way to meet new friends! For many of the children, this is their first experience at a residential camp. Some bring a friend or two, others come and make friends as they go. The week is very busy with arts, crafts, music,
swimming, hiking, games, adventure, worship and LOTS of fun!

Rock Climbing Camp

July 4th – July 10th Minimum age 13

This week will focus primarily on learning how to safely rock climb and rappel, or for the more experienced, to polish those skills. This week will include hiking, camping, outdoor cooking, climbing, and rappelling. ALL climbing and safety equipment is provided. If you have climbing shoes, you are welcome to bring them, but please do not bring any other equipment. This year we will be camping outdoors for three nights. Join us for a great week of FUN in the outdoors!

Art Camp

July 11th – July 17th Minimum Age 11

The week will be filled with workshops in photography, drawing, pottery,
calligraphy, music, painting, and much more… All of this is in addition to games, swimming, worship, free time, movies, hikes in the woods, and spending time with a great staff! Eat, play, create!

Nature Camp

July 11th – July 17th Minimum Age 11

This week will focus on many outdoor and environmental activities including learning how to identify trees, wildflowers, fungi, animal tracks, birds, reptiles, amphibians and more. We will hike at night, explore around ponds, learn about recycling and watch the sky light up with stars. We’ll also do arts and crafts, play games, swim, and more!

Outreach Camp

July 18th – July 24th for Rising 7th – 12th Graders

Have you ever hammered a nail to build a deck? What about used a mitre saw to cut a 2X4? During this week, we will divide into small groups to work with neighbors to remodel the houses of the elderly and those in need in our community. You will have a chance to try your hand at basic carpentry, painting or landscaping. Imagine building a wheelchair ramp for someone in need, or replacing the porch on a house of someone who is not able to do the work themselves. What about painting an entire house in a week? This service learning program is all about working together with people in the community to accomplish a task none of us could do by ourselves. 

 

Day Camp Descriptions

All Around Camp

June 14th – June 18th

All Around Camp will be a combination of Swim Camp and Art Camp. It will be a fun and busy week doing a bit of everything we do at camp.

Swim Camp

Swim Camp I: June 28th – July 2nd

Swim Camp II: July 12th – 16th

The two weeks of Swim Camp will focus on teaching children how to swim, or improving their swimming skills if they are already swimmers. Each day will include swimming lessons, games, free swim time, and lots of other fun. Swimming instructors are Red Cross certified. The second week of Swim Camp will continue to build on the skills gained in the first week.

Art Camp

Art Camp I: June 21st – 25th

Art Camp II: July 5th – July 9th

Day campers will have a great time painting, making crafts, tie-dying t-shirts, playing games, singing, having an afternoon swim, and lots of other fun activities! In addition to our regular camp staff, we will have art instructors to teach the various skills. Each week will focus on different types of art, crafts, and projects.