Waycross offers several family and multi-generational programs each year. These programs are intended to provide a variety of experiences to encourage fellowship, connection to nature, worship, reflection, and rest. These programs are great for introducing children to the camp experience as well as having a new adventure yourself!
Our signature event has been the Women’s Week Retreat, which is a wonderful way for women to have time for reflection and fellowship. This retreat is a time to get away and relax. This one week gives us time for everything under the sun: swimming, hiking, reading, creek walking, napping, singing, playing, learning, etc. It’s a week to restore your spirit.
From time to time, Waycross also offers adult retreat and conference programs. These day and weekend retreats offer a wide variety of opportunities from time for fun with friends to time to reflect upon art and spirituality.
We also partner with other groups and Not-For-Profits that do creative programs and co-sponsor retreats such as Quilting Workshops, Knitting Retreats, and Art Workshops.
As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis we host many of the events held by the Diocese including Vestry College, Diocesean Spring Clergy Conference, Silent Clergy Advent Retreat, Youth Leadership Training, Youth Fall Conference, and Diocesean Junior-Senior High School Spring Retreat. For more information on Diocese events please check the Diocesan Calendar.
Our beautiful campus with wooded hills and ridges, meadows, creek and lake offer a variety of ways for adults, children and toddlers to share moments of being embraced by the wonders and beauty of creation. We also make use of the many natural resources of Brown County and beyond. The forty-mile Tecumseh Hiking Trail skirts the edge of Waycross, making it easy to try partial or full day hiking adventures. Brown County State Park offers awesome biking trails for beginners to experts, and we are close to lakes and trails of Yellowwood State Forest. Being active outdoors is emphasized in our programs, and our camp facilities provide a variety of options including swimming, canoeing and kayaking, biking, rock wall climbing, hking, basketball, volleyball, soccer, table tennis, and more. Reflection and quiet time is also easy to do here. We have indoor and outdoor chapels, a wonderful art and crafts room, comfortable porches that are havens for quiet conversation, reading and observing nature, and two outdoor labyrinths for meditation and prayer walks. Some events are theme and activity focused, such as our Valentine Making Party, and some are offer a wide variety of activities and options, such as Family Camp and Family Adventure Week.
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