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 to come!

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

2018 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 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. 

Friends & Family Camp

July 31st - August 3rd

A Westminster Woods experience for everyone!

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Forest Explorers

(NEW) 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.


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 & 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 different 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. 

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

Forest Explorers is a program designed for 4th-6th graders who are ready to make a deeper connection between their faith and nature.  

Campers will have the opportunity to explore and learn 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. 

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 campers entering 4-6th grades.

The shouts and cheers of boys and girls echo through Sherwood Forest during this Robin Hood-themed camp. New discoveries are under the next rock or high in a redwood tree, if you know where to look! Swimming, crafts, Bible studies, archery, games, town meeting, hamlet time (smaller groups) and hiking fill these campers’ days. The creation of your Sherwood Name is of vital importance. It can be complicated or simple, but you find a creative way to embed your name into something else. For Example: Justin Time, Hide and Go Chelsea-k, Cassie-opia, Ryan the Witch and the Wardrobe or Bench. 

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.

An upbeat week of meaningful fun for campers entering 6-8th grades. Friendships grow as campers share their lives with each other and experience connection with Christ through community. This program provides energy-filled fun with activities such as the challenge course and elaborate camp-wide games (aka The Big Game). Elevation campers stay in our Hillside Cabins and have the unique opportunity to hike up to our campsite high on the ridge for a fun and memorable night under the stars. With themes that change every year, Elevation is always a fresh and new experience. 

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

Buccaneer is for campers entering 6-8th grades and is for those who thrive on daring voyages.

This pirate themed camp sleeps out under the stairs. Our team of Pirates (staff and counselors) will lead campers through one of our most loved and unique programs at Westminster Woods. Buccaneer is the only 6-8th grade camp that does a full day on the challenge course. On the challenge course, campers hook into safety harnesses, climb high into the trees, and take fun leaps of faith. Exploring nature, pirate-y adventures, treasure hunts, sing loudly around the campfire, and sharing God’s love make this camp a favorite!

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.

As well as being 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 campers participate in extra-special events just for this program, including: The Hoe Down - bring your flannel, overalls and straw hats! The Banquet – Fancy dinner, make sure to bring something special to wear. Celebration – discover how God is working in the lives of those around you and share how God has been working in your life. High School Camp is the perfect balance of spiritual growth and 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

This leadership and discipleship program is for campers going into 11th and 12th grades!

Bridge strengthens young leaders by inviting them to experience the joy and creativity of serving in camping ministry. Through hands-on training, in-depth learning, engaging in camp program, and living in intentional community campers have the opportunity to grow in their faith, leadership skills, and ministry knowledge. Participants engage in Bible Study, CPR & First Aid training, mentoring by staff, interactive counselor training, participating in camp activities and fun activities. After successful completion, participants may be placed in cabins as volunteer counselors (VC) for a week or longer if desired. Due to the intentional nature of this camp we have a different registration process. We are looking for students that want to grow and be challenged in their faith and leadership. Please print an application packet from our website and return to the Westminster Woods at least two weeks prior to your desired week of camp.

 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. 


Rock and Row

For students entering 10th-12th grades

Rock and Row is for those who love the outdoors and those that want to. Each week 12 teens can experience different outdoor adventures that will take them off-campus and into the beautiful landscapes that surround Westminster Woods. Every day a new adventure awaits: rock climbing with an introduction to belay techniques, kayaking, outdoor exploration, and a 13 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 welcome. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

Sessions:

Week 4: July 15 - 21, 2018

Week 5: July 22 - 28, 2018

Cost:$620 per session


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 2 - 6, 2018

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 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


Friends & Family Camp

The Westminster Woods Ministries Team would like to invite you, our family and friends, to join us July 31st through August 3rd 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.

PRICE: 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