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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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 kids entering 6th-8th grade

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friendship camp

A fun camp experience for adults with developmental disabilities. 

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Sherwood forest

A joyous, activity-filled camp 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. 

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Forest Explorers

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

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high school camp

For teens entering 9th-12th grade. 

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rock and row

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

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Adventure Camp

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

This exciting escapade, led by trained jungle guides (staff and counselors), is filled with laughter, singing, swimming, adventure, and discovery.  Our youngest campers benefit from lots of care, guidance, and contact with creation.

Sessions:

Week 1A: June 24 - 27, 2018

Week 1B: June 27 - 30, 2018

Week 4A: July 15 - 18, 2018

Week 4B: July 18 - 21, 2018

Cost:$287.50/262.50/237.50 per session

Adventure Camp is designed as a 3-night experience and is developmentally appropriate for many 2nd-4th grade campers.  Therefore, we do not encourage parents to send campers for back-to-back sessions (A1a and A1b).  Some exceptions may be possible, especially for campers who have successfully enjoyed camp the year before, please call the Registrar for details. 

Camp length:  3 nights, Sunday afternoon – Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon – Saturday morning

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

A nature and science based camp for 4th-6th graders.

Sessions:

Week 3: July 8 - 14, 2018

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 kids entering 4th-6th grades.

The joyful shouts and cheers of boys and girls echo through The Forest. New discoveries are under the next rock or high in a redwood tree if you know where to look. Swimming, crafts, creative Bible studies, archery, games, and hiking fill these campers’ days.

Sessions:

Week 1: June 24 - 30, 2018

Week 4: July 15 - 21, 2018

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

An upbeat week of meaningful fun for young people entering 6th-8th grades.

Meaningful friendships grow as campers from different places share their common connection in Christ. Elevation provides energy-filled fun such as the challenge course, elaborate camp-wide games and a hike to a campsite high on the ridge.

Sessions:

Week 1: June 24 - 30, 2018

Week 4: July 15 - 21, 2018

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 cabin).  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 cabin1:8 counselor:camper ratio

Family groups:  approximately 30 campers


Buccaneer

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

Ahoy, matey! Buccaneer camp is for young people who thrive on adventurous voyages. On the challenge course, campers hook into safety harnesses, climb high into the trees, and take fun leaps of faith. Exploring the forest, sleeping under the stars, and singing around the campfire make this camp special. 

Sessions:

Week 3: July 8 - 14, 2018

Week 5: July 22 - 28, 2018

Cost:$575/525/475 per session

Camp length:  6 nights, Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

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

Eating:  In 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/camper ratio.


High School Camp

For teens entering 9th-12th grades.

High School students are wrestling with questions about life, friendships, and the conditions of the world. Our counselors, leaders and speakers engage young people in reflecting how a relationship with Christ can shape their perspectives, decisions and values. And, yes, High School Campers have a lot of FUN!

Sessions:

Week 3: July 8 - 14, 2018

Week 5: July 22 - 28, 2018

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 cabin).  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 campers1:10 counselor to camper ratio

Family groups:  approximately 30 campers, co-ed.


Bridge

High School Volunteer and Leadership Program for Juniors and Seniors!

Bridge strengthens young leaders by inviting them to experience the joy and creativity of serving in camping ministry through hands-on opportunities in program and living in intentional community.  Participants will engage in Bible Study, be trained in CPR and First Aid, be mentored by staff, meet with speakers, complete interactive counselor training, and enjoy some relaxing activities.  After successfully completing this program, participants may be placed in cabins as counselor or co-counselors for a week or longer.  

Sessions:

Week 1: June 24 - 30, 2018

Week 2: July 1 -7, 2018

Week 3: July 8 -14, 2018

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

For adults with developmental disabilities.

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. Younger campers look to older ones for inspiration, and adult campers provide guidance to the young ones. Westminster Woods programs are open to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.

We are unable to accomodate those who need constant one one one care.

Campers are encouraged to choose for themselves from among 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 in individual and non-competitive team games.  No rigid participation in the pre-scheduled program is imposed, thus encouraging independent decision making and freedom of choice.  Each morning and evening a speaker will share briefly 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.

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

Sessions:

Week 3: July 1 - 7, 2018

Cost: $595 per session

Camp length:  5 nights,  Monday morning - Saturday morning

Sleeping Accommodations:  Campers sleep on bunk beds inside cabins or huts (tarp-topped cabin).  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


Rock and Row

For students entering 10th-12th grades

Experience outdoor adventures, including rock climbing with an introduction to belay techniques, paddling down the Russian River, outdoor exploration, and trekking from camp to the coast. Enjoy God’s creation in a small camp atmosphere where good conversations and friendships are made.  

Sessions:

Week 4: July 15 - 21, 2018

Week 5: July 22 - 28, 2018

Cost:$620 per session