Camps-at-a Glance


Our 2019 Summer Camp List


Recharge

Calling all current 7-12 graders! This winter retreat is for YOU! Experience large group games, small group discussion time,
and a personal spiritual recharge for your journey ahead. Prepare for an epic dance party and lip sync battle, relevant worship
and guest speaker, and a winter weekend full of summer camp fun!
February 15-17
Grades 7-12
early registration $110
after January 15 $135
Starts: Friday 7:30 pm; Ends: Sunday 2:00 pm



Needle and Thread Quilt Retreat

Join us for a renewing weekend of quilting, fellowship, creative inspiration, fresh air, and a cozy and comfortable workspace.
We invite you to bring your own sewing supplies and project, as you work at your own relaxed pace, and glean sewing techniques from one another.
March 21-24
Women Ages18+
$195/3 nights

$170/2 nights
no early bird
Starts: 3 night event - Thursday 10 am; 2 night event - Friday 10 am; Ends: Sunday 2 pm



Deep Green Journey
Come and experience how our connection with nature can re-awaken us to God’s transformative presence in our lives.
Discover the connection between the annual changing seasons and God’s invitation to gently release, silently
receive, creatively renew, and courageously respond to the changing seasons in our lives.
Led by Rev. Beth Jones, certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide.
May 3-5
Ages 18+
$105/2 nights
$80/1 night
no early bird
Starts: Friday 6:30 pm; Ends: 1 night event - Saturday 7:30 pm; 2 night event - Sunday 10 am


Dudes Weekend
A weekend for fathers, sons, neighbors, friends, cousins, and individual dudes. Spend time connecting with each other, and with God, in creation. Hike, fish, cook around the campfire, and explore this wild and natural setting. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
May 17-19
Males Ages 12+
$100 per person
no early bird
Starts: Friday 7 pm; Ends: Sunday 11 am


Fishing Adventure
This is the perfect camp experience for any young person who loves to fish. We’ll travel to local hatcheries, check out a local fishing hole, explore and study stream life, experience different techniques in fishing, and try our hand at reeling in the elusive and massive catfish in the Wesley Forest Lake.
June 9-14
Grades 3-6
$400
Starts: Sunday 3:00 pm; Ends: Friday 4:00 pm

Singin’ It
This week is so much more than singing! Known for its wild and creative evening rec games, Singin’ It is the perfect way to kick off your summer break. Spend each morning practicing for Saturday’s worship concert and spend each afternoon with friends experiencing some of our summer’s most epic activities and adventures.
June 9-15
Grades 7-12
$420

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Saturday with 10 am performance


Post Grads
This is for any young adult who is navigating that post high school and college life. Experience real talk, learn practical real-life skills, get real guidance from relevant and caring mentors, and experience really epic activities you never got to do as a summer camper.
June 12-15
Ages 18-24
$115

Starts: Wednesday 12 pm; Ends: Saturday 10 am


Special Needs

A popular and memorable summer camp experience for youth and adults with special needs. Highlights of the week include boating and splashing around at the lake, hallelujah games, field and parachute games, mealtime songs, and the always incredible and popular talent show.
June 16-20
Ages 15-40
$475

Starts: Sunday 2 pm; Ends: Thursday 6 pm


Mini Camp
This shortened week is for our youngest campers who may not be ready for a full week of camp just yet. Caring and attentive counselors will introduce campers to the best of Wesley Forest in such a way that both camper and parents will be ready for a full week of camp in the future.
June 23-26
Grades K-3
$240

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Wednesday 6 pm


Base Camp 1
Get ready to choose your own adventure! Each day you will choose your own morning activity based on the day’s offered tracks. Camp is what YOU make it! In the afternoon you’ll experience classic camp activities and relevant discussion time. Join all campers for worship, evening games and activities, and incredibly memorable moments. Tracks: Create, Sports, Adventure, Water.
June 23-28
Grades 3-6
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Base Camp 1

Get ready to choose your own adventure! Each day you will choose your own morning activity based on the day’s offered tracks. Camp is what YOU make it! In the afternoon you’ll experience classic camp activities and relevant discussion time. Join all campers for worship, evening games and activities, and incredibly memorable moments. Tracks: Create, Sports, Adventure, Water.
June 23-28
Grades 7-12
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Family Camp
Break away from the routine and share in this classic summer camp experience with your family. Make campfire treats, create together, experience the challenge course, splash around in the lake, encourage one another, and dig into family devotional time. This event is for everyone, but ideal for ages 6 and up.
June 30 – July 3
Intergenerational
$100 per person for the first 4 persons; additional person $75 each
no early bird
Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Wednesday 6 pm


Camp Splash
Cannonball into this classic week of camp with an all water theme! Play water-logged field games, hike up a creek, splash around in the lake, and cheer loudly during the always memorable annual all camp Gush Off.
July 7-12
Grades 3-6
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Soaked
A water-filled week for grades 7-12. Paired with Camp Splash, Soaked levels up on the water activities. Experience the giant slip n’ slide, race across the lake, participate in the epic water games and SO…MANY…WATER BALLOONS!!! You’re guaranteed to get soaked at this fun-filled week.
July 7-12
Grades 7-12
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


NEW Trailblazers - ADVENTURE
A week of camp for any young adventurer! We’ll spend our first day together learning basic and key skills of outdoor adventure before we pack up our gear and hit the trails! We’ll hike a local trail on an overnight backpacking trip before we launch canoes on a local water trail for an overnight excursion. Adventure awaits! NOTE: All campersmust be proficient swimmers.
July 7-12
Grades 6-12
$400

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Messtival
Foam machines, paint twister, water games, a messy obstacle course, and dye battles are the messy ingredients that make Messtival one of our wildest weeks of the summer. Add in goofy songs, smugglers and spies, and amazingly energetic counselors, and you’ve got a recipe for one awesome week of camp!
July 14-19
Grades 3-6
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


C.L.A.W.S.
C.L.A.W.S. stands for Crafts, Legos, and Wild Sports. This is an opportunity for you to creatively express yourself through craft activities, Lego projects, and exciting games.We’ll travel to Camp Mount Luther a few days to team up with other creative C.L.A.W.S. campers. While at Wesley Forest we’ll be part of the Messtival community. It’s thebest of both worlds!
July 14-19
Grades 3-6
$400

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Best Week of Your Life
This is the only week of the year that you’ll be able to experience the Uncle Pete and Cactus Jack Prairie Dog Rodeo and Luau Extravaganza! Come to find out who Uncle Pete is, but leave transformed by deep friendships, applicable lessons about faith and Jesus, and memories that are sure to be part of the best week of your life.
July 14-19
Grades 7-12
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Awesome Elementary
What makes Awesome Elementary so awesome? We’ll tell you! Daily sno-cones, spirit week inspired daily themes, Christmas in July, goofy counselors, youth led worshipskits, a movie under the stars, plus all of the classic Wesley Forest summer camp activities.
July 21-26
Grades 3-6
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Venture
Venture is best known for being the biggest event of the summer! It’s also known for: the summer’s longest slip n’ slide, the most epic ultimate frisbee and volleyball competition, awesome outdoor worship, relational counselors, silly post-meal songs, classic camp activities, and so much more.
July 21-26
Grades 7-12
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Wacky Week
Wacky Week is all about, well, being wacky! Get ready for ice cream sundaes for breakfast, a big birthday party celebration for everyone, reverse kickball, crazy hair day, and mis-matched outfits. Campers also get to choose their evening activity sessions which range from creative worship expressions, editing the daily camp newspaper, and super fun field games.
July 28-August 2
Grades 2-6
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Ignite
In addition to the classic Wesley Forest fun, games, and activities, Ignite can best be summarized in 3 words: real, relational, relevant. There’s something uniquely special about this event in that we focus on real life and real faith conversations. We invite you to come as you are, and we really mean it.
July 28-August 2
Grades 7-12
$390

Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Base Camp 2
Get ready to choose your own adventure! Each day you will choose your own morning activity based on the day’s offered tracks. Camp is what YOU make it! In the afternoon you’ll experience classic camp activities and relevant discussion time. Join all campers for worship, evening games and activities, and incredibly memorable moments. Tracks: Create, Sports, Adventure, Water.
August 4-9
Grade 3-6
$390
Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


Base Camp 2
Get ready to choose your own adventure! Each day you will choose your own morning activity based on the day’s offered tracks. Camp is what YOU make it! In the afternoon you’ll experience classic camp activities and relevant discussion time. Join all campers for worship, evening games and activities, and incredibly memorable moments. Tracks: Create, Sports, Adventure, Water.
August 4-9
Grade 7-12
$390
Starts: Sunday 3 pm; Ends: Friday 4 pm


NEW WanderWomen: Backpacking ADVENTURE
This is a backpacking trip led for women, by women. An event for the first-time backpacker and the novice adventurer. Gain confidence along the trail as you learn lessons in Leave No Trace, backcountry cooking, tips on gear, and how to be confidently prepared for an outdoor adventure. Enjoy 8.5 miles on the trail with new adventure friends in God’s incredible creation.
September 27-29
Females Ages 12+ — All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
$70 per person
no early bird
Starts: Friday 7 pm; Ends Sunday 3 pm



NEW
Fly Fishing and Faith Men’s Retreat

Please come get away to nurture your spirit and explore the waters of Penn’s Creek - one of the truly great trout streams
in Pennsylvania. Whether a complete novice or veteran fly fisher, this weekend is for you. What could be more fulfilling than
growing with God, making friends, and discovering new aspects of fly fishing and fly tying. This event is cosponsored
by the Center for Spiritual Formation. Instruction provided.
Bring your own gear or contact us so that we can rent equipment for you from TCO. Rented gear additional $20.
October 4-6
Males Ages 18+
$175 with own gear
$195 with rental gear
no early bird
Starts: Friday 5 pm; Ends: Sunday 2 pm



Accio Fun!

The magic is back! Join us for this cosplay weekend as a prominent school of wizardry holds their next open house.
The weekend will be filled with fun and faith discoveries! We will discuss how we are pushed by the love of Jesus to vanquish
selfishness, pride, and ego. We’ll compare that story to a certain boy wizard who was called to do the same.
October 25-27
Grades 5-10
$165

no early bird
Starts: Friday 7 pm; Ends: Sunday 11 am