Summer Camp

Westminster Woods invites campers to come and revel in the life-changing gifts of God by being loved unconditionally, laughing uncontrollably and growing unexpectedly. The Woods is the perfect environment to explore and enjoy being young -- connecting, reflecting, discovering, and growing.

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Fall & Winter Youth & Adult Weekends

already missing camp? Make sure to Mark your Calendars with these fall weekends. More INFORMATION on the Youth weekends page!

Novemberbash • Grades 6-8 • November 2nd - 4th, 2018

Decemberfest • Grades 9-12 • December 7th - 9th, 2018

Women’s Weekend • January 11th - 13th, 2019

Forest Adventure • Grades 4-6 • February 8th - 10th, 2019

Men’s Weekend • February 15th - 17th, 2019

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2019 Camp Offerings

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Adventure Camp

A safe and exciting 3-night program for campers entering 2nd-4th grade.

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elevation camp

A week of meaningful fun youth entering 6th-8th grade

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rock and row

An adventurous camp for students entering 10th-12th grade.

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Forest Explorers

A nature and science themed week for kids entering 4th-6th grade. 

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Buccaneer Camp

A more adventurous camp for youth entering 6th-8th grade.

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Bridge

Volunteer and leadership program for Juniors & Seniors. 

Friends & Family Camp

A Westminster Woods experience for everyone!

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Sherwood forest

A joyous, activity-filled camp for kids entering 4th-6th grade.

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high school camp

For teens entering 9th-12th grade. 

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friendship camp

A fun camp experience for adults with developmental disabilities. 


Adventure Camp

A safe and exciting 3-night program for children entering 2nd-4th grades.

Our youngest campers benefit from lots of care, guidance, and contact with counselors and creation. For those who are new to camping or being away from home, we offer the option of staying for either 3 nights (split into A or B date options) or the whole 6 days. Adventure camp is led by trained Jungle Guides (staff and counselors) to lead campers through discovering the beauty of nature and surprise adventures. Adventure campers sleep on Adventure Hill in tents and yurts to experience nature in a unique and special way. Using alliteration, each camper gets to come up with their very own camp name. For Example: Sea Foam Stacy, Marsupial Mark, Caribou Carrie or Jungle JR.

2019 Sessions:

Week 1: 1A June 23 - 26 or 1B June 26 - 29 or June 23 - 29

Week 4: 4A July 14 - 17 or 4B July 17 - 20 or July 14 - 17

Cost:$287.50/262.50/237.50 per session

Camp length:  3 nights, Sunday afternoon – Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon – Saturday morning or 6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning. We recognize that campers are at different developmental stages, and we encourage you to choose a camp length that sets your camper up for success.

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on the ground inside of a canvas tent.  Portable toilets and sinks are nearby and showers are available near the swimming pool. 

Eating:  Campers eat in Vernon Hall (main dining facility)

Activities:  Swimming, hiking, Challenge Course, tree house, cargo net, crafts, games, Bible studies, nature exploration, singing, playground, 

Camp Size:  up to 40 campers

Tent Groups:  3-6 campers in one tent with a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio

Family Groups:  approximately 20 campers, single sex or co-ed depending of the size of the camp


Forest Explorers

Forest Explorers is a program designed for 4th-6th graders who are ready to make a deeper connection between their faith and nature by exploring and learning about the different ecosystems found on our 211 acres.  They will also have the opportunity to play, swim, make crafts and participate in big camp fun. Every Forest Explorer has their own nature name. Do you have a favorite animal or part of nature? Then you have a nature name. For example: Yak, Sea Turtle, Coral, Manzanita, or Hawk.  

2019 Sessions:

Week 3: July 7 - 13

Cost:$575/525/475 per session

Camp Length:  6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside cabins or huts (tarp-topped cabins).  Each unit has electricity.  Bathrooms and showers are a short walk away.

Eating:  Campers eat in Vernon Hall (main dining facility)

Activities:  Swimming, hiking, archery, crafts, games, Bible studies, creek exploration, end-of-week faire, creek traverse, mini-zip line, singing, playground, stargazing, redwood ecology, project to help the environment.

Camp Size: Up to 120 campers

Cabin Group: 6-10 campers in one unit; 1:6 counselor-to-camper ratio


Sherwood Forest

A joyous, activity-filled camp for campers entering 4-6th grades. Oo-de-lally! The cheers and laughter of boys and girls echo through Sherwood Forest during this Robin Hood-themed camp. Swimming, crafts, Bible studies, archery, games, town meeting, hamlet adventures (family groups), and frolics fill these campers’ days. Campers get to grab a felt hat and decorate it with their Sherwood name. To create a Sherwood name, all that needs to be done is to hide your name in a word or phrase! For Example: Justin Time, Hide and Go Chelsea-k, Cassie-opia, Ryan the Witch and the Wardrobe or Bench.

2019 Sessions:

Week 1: June 23 - 29

Week 4: July 14 - 20

Cost:$575/525/475 per session

Camp Length:  6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside cabins or huts (tarp-topped cabins).  Each unit has electricity.  Bathrooms and showers are a short walk away.

Eating:  Campers eat in Vernon Hall (main dining facility)

Activities:  Swimming, hiking, archery, crafts, games, Bible studies, creek exploration, end-of-week faire, creek traverse, mini-zip line, singing, playground, stargazing, redwood ecology, project to help the environment.

Camp Size: Up to 120 campers

Cabin Group: 6-10 campers in one unit; 1:6 counselor-to-camper ratio


Elevation Camp

Elevation is a fun and upbeat camp for campers entering 6th - 8th grades. New and old friendships grow and flourish as campers share their lives and experience Christ through the camp community. This program is full of exciting and meaningful activities such as the challenge course, camp-wide games, and worship around the campfire. Elevation campers stay in our Hillsides Cabins and have the unique opportunity to spend the night out under the stars at our ridge campsite after an adventurous day of hiking. The theme for Elevation changes every year, which always leads to a fresh and new experience.

2019 Sessions:

Week 1: June 23 - 29

Week 4: July 14 - 20

Cost:$575/525/475 per session

Camp length:  6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside cabins or huts (tarp topped cabins).  Each unit has electricity and heat.  Bathrooms and showers are a short walk away.  One night is spent sleeping under the stars at an outdoor campsite.

Eating:  Campers eat in the dining hall.  Two meals are cooked and served outdoors

Activities:  Swimming, hiking, crafts, games, Bible studies, nature exploration, singing, low and high ropes course, hike to the Ridge, overnight on the Ridge

Camp size:  up to 100 campers

Cabin size:  8-10 campers per cabin; 1:8 counselor-to-camper ratio

Family groups:  approximately 30 campers


Buccaneer

Buccaneer is an exciting and adventurous pirate-themed camp for campers entering 6th-8th grade. Campers will "set sail" on a week full of fun and hardcore pirate-y adventures such as spending the day on our challenge course, exploring nature and hiking to the ridge, hunting for treasure, singing loudly around the campfire, and sleeping under the stars each night. Friendships both new and old will grow and flourish as campers share their lives and experience Christ with the rest of their pirate crew.

2019 Sessions:

Week 3: July 7 - 13

Week 5: July 21 - 27

Cost:$575/525/475 per session

Camp length:  6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on a tarp under the stars.  Campers’ gear is stored in tents during the daytime. Portable toilets and sinks are nearby and showers are available near the swimming pool. 

Eating:  In the dining hall; a few meals are cooked and served outdoors

Activities:  Swimming, hiking, full day on the challenge course, cargo net, crafts, games, Bible studies, nature exploration, singing, night hike

Camp size:  up to 55 campers

Family groups:  approximately 30 campers, co-ed

Unit size:  8-10 campers per group; 1:8 counselor-to-camper ratio


High School Camp

One of our most FUN programs, High School camp provides a safe place for teens to be themselves and to wrestle with questions about life, faith, friendships, and the world. Our counselors, leaders, and speakers engage campers in reflecting on how a relationship with Christ can shape their perspectives, decisions, and values. High School Camp is the perfect balance of spiritual growth and high energy fun! High School campers participate in unique events that are just for this program, including: The Hoe Down:  Bring your flannel, overalls, boots, and straw hats! The Banquet:  Fancy dinner—make sure to bring something special to wear. Celebration:  Showcase the talents God has given you, discover how God is working in the lives of those around you, and share how God has been working in your life.

2019 Sessions:

Week 3: July 7 - 13

Week 5: July 21 - 27

Cost:$575/525/475 per session

Camp length: 6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside cabins or huts (tarp topped cabins).  Each unit has electricity and heat.  Bathrooms are a short walk away. 

Eating:  Campers eat inside the dining hall.

Activities:  Swimming, crafts, games, Bible studies, service project, end-of-week talent show, singing, challenge course activities, camp-wide games, evening worship, campfire singing, communion, square dance

Camp size:  up to 115 campers

Cabin size:  8-11 campers; 1:10 counselor-to-camper ratio

Family groups:  approximately 30 campers, co-ed


Rock and Row

Rock and Row is for those who love the outdoors. Each week 12 teens can experience different outdoor adventures that will take them off-campus and into the beautiful landscapes that surround Westminster Woods. A new adventure awaits every day: rock climbing with an introduction to belay techniques, kayaking, outdoor exploration, and a 14 mile hiking trip from camp to the coast! Enjoy God’s creation in a small camp atmosphere where good conversations and friendships are made. All levels of outdoor experience are welcome. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

2019 Sessions:

Week 4: July 14 - 20

Week 5: July 21 - 27

Cost:$620 per session

Camp length: 6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside cabins.  Each unit has electricity and heat.  Bathrooms are a short walk away. 

Eating:  Campers eat inside the dining hall and have some bagged lunches.

Activities:  Rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, outdoor cooking, bible study, campfire, and fellowship

Camp size:  up to 12 campers

Cabin size:  5-6 campers; 1:6 counselor-to-camper ratio


Bridge

Our Leadership Program for high school juniors and seniors, Bridge strengthens young leaders by inviting them to experience the joy and creativity of serving in camping ministry through hands-on program opportunities and living in intentional community. Participants engage in Bible Study, CPR & First Aid training, mentoring by staff, and interactive counselor training, as well as enjoy some relaxing activities. The intentional community of Bridge combines opportunities for growth and connection with a unique way to experience the fun of camp! After successful completion, participants may be placed in cabins as volunteer counselors for a week or longer. Print an application packet from our website!

 2019 Sessions:

Week 1: June 23 - 29

Week 2: June 30 - July 6

Week 3: July 7 -13

Cost: $275 per session

Camp length:  6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning. After completing this week, participants may have the opportunity to serve as cabin counselors in camps.

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside.  Each unit has electricity and heat.  Bathrooms are located in the housing unit.  May include some overnights outside.

Eating:  Campers eat together outdoors on picnic tables or eat at tables with campers.  Some special meals are cooked outdoors or at the Bridge house.

Activities: Service projects, swimming, crafts, games, Bible studies and discussions, worship, challenge course, assisting with camp programs, interacting with campers, setting up games, acting in skits, and much more.

Camp size:  up to 15 campers, with at least 2 college-aged staff counselors

  • American Camping Association (ACA) Accreditation Standards require that participants be at least 16 years of age

  • You will be asked to commit to volunteer at least one week after successfully completing the Bridge program

  • Bridge must be completed the same summer that you wish to volunteer

Please note that there is no online registration for Bridge -- the fully completed 6-page application and two completed reference forms must be received by our Ministries Department in order to be considered for the Bridge program.  Please indicate your preferred Bridge training session on page 1 of the application. 


Friendship Camp

Adults aged 18 to 75 years who are ambulatory, continent, and able to benefit from a camp experience are welcome. Camp life is like an extended family. Campers are encouraged to choose from a variety of available activities on a day-to-day basis: arts and crafts, singing and skits, a talent show, a dance, swimming, archery, and non-competitive  individual and team games.  No rigid participation in the pre-scheduled program is imposed, thus encouraging independent decision making and freedom of choice.  Each day there will story time on a Biblical theme such as love or forgiveness. Throughout the day, other activities and stories are selected to underscore that message. We also feel that our staff demonstrates God's love by the care and compassion the campers receive during their stay at Westminster Woods.

We are unable to accommodate those who need constant one-on-one care.

Staff Cabin counseling is provided by our college-aged summer staff and trained volunteers. Our ratio is 1 counselor for every 2-3 campers, depending on need. The Program Director, Camp Coordinator, Registered Nurse and First Aid Staff are involved and available around the clock

2019 Session:

Week 3: July 1 - 5

Cost: $595 per session

Camp length:  4 nights, Monday morning - Friday afternoon

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside cabins or huts (tarp-topped cabins).  Please indicate on application if camper cannot sleep on a top bunk. Each unit has electricity and heat.  Bathrooms and showers are a short walk away. 

Eating:  Campers eat inside the dining hall

Activities:  Singing, crafts, wild cat show, dance, talent show, Bible studies, swimming

Camp size:  up to 75 campers

Cabin size:  4-7 campers in a unit; 1:3 counselor to staff ratio


Friends & Family Camp

The Westminster Woods Ministries Team would like to invite you to join us for Friends & Family Camp. These four days will be filled with all our camp classics such as campfire, hoedown, games, challenge course, free time, and more. This time together will be a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

2019 Session:

Week 6: July 30 - August 2

Cost: Our hope is to make Friends and Family Camp as affordable as possible. Your total will be the lodging you choose plus the price(s) for meals per individual.

LODGING OPTIONS

  • Individual - $50 bunk in a cabin

  • Shared Cabin - $130 reserved for a group

  • Solo Cabin - $160 reserved for a family

MEAL PRICES - for all four days

  • Adults (12+) - $95

  • Youth (6-11) - $65

  • Children (2-5) - $30

  • Children (<2) - $0

Camp length:  4 nights, Tuesday morning - Friday afternoon