Summer Camp 2013!
|May 31-June 7th||Staff Training Session|
|June 9-15|| Adventure Camp 1A / Leaders In Training (LiT) 1B
Ready Set Camp! 2A / Women's Week / LiC (LiC runs until June 22nd)
|June 23-29|| Adventure Camp 3A / Canoe Camp3B
|June 30- July 6|| Adventure Camp 4A / Hickory Hill Wilderness Camp 4B
|July 14-20|| Adventure Camp 5A / Imago Dei Camp 5B
|July 21-26||Family Adventure Week|
|Aug. 30-Sept 2||Family Camp (Labor Day Weekend)|
*Registration is now open. Be sure to get in early to get the Early Bird pricing! To get the Early Bird price you must register and pay your deposit by March 31st 2013 as well as be paid in full by June 1st 2013!*
Please download the NEW Summer Camp Parent Information sheet!
The 2013 Health History Form is also available. Please note that two-year physicals are no longer accepted. Campers will need to have a physical from within the last year to attend camp .
New this Summer, Hickory Hill Wilderness Camp! Ages 12-17
This 6 day session will take place on Hickory Hill and in the wilderness areas of Waycross. Campers will not be sleeping in cabins or participating in regular camp activities. Instead, campers will take turns cooking meals, learning wilderness skills, and discovering ways to use the natural gifts of God to live in community while in the wilderness.
Campers should expect a rustic camping experience. This means that they’ll be staying in tents not cabins, using latrines not the bathhouse, and cooking food over the fire not being served family style in the assembly building. Hiking, tents, star gazing, animal tracks, wild edibles, fire-building, knot tying, bugs, birds, tree identification, and camping can all be expected at Hickory Hill Wilderness Camp! The emphasis of Hickory Hill Wilderness Camp will be to learn how to live in simple community with nature, each other and with God. (Early Bird fee- $385, Full fee - $410)
Adventure Camp Ages 8-16
Daily adventure activities are chosen by cabin groups, these activities include swimming, canoeing, mountain and trail biking, climbing wall and zip line, creek hikes, arts and crafts and archery as well as outdoor overnight campfires under the stars on the upper hill areas. Each cabin is encouraged to experience all of the activities throughout the week. Different cabins team together to form larger adventure groups creating stronger fellowship bonds. With adventure camp, youth are given many opportunities to develop good social ethics among peers as well as teamwork and leadership skills. (Early Bird fee - $385, Full fee $410)
Ready Set Camp! Grades 1-8
A shorter four day session for younger campers who need to get acquainted with Waycross and feel comfortable with camping away from home. Many of the traditional activities are included. By day, counselors introduce campers to nature during wooded hikes, creek hikes and trips to the Enchanted Forest. At night, children sleep in assigned cabins with counselors in attendance. Afternoon swimming, arts and crafts and fun and games make Waycross a wonderful, home away from home, experience.
This session also coincides with Women's Week where guests may bring their kindergarten and preschool aged children to experience Waycross for the first time. Mothers stay with other women at the Conference Center for spiritual building sessions and craft projects while their children "join in the fun" with camp adventures. These youngest campers return to mom for help with every meal and at nighttime. (Early Bird fee - $300, Full fee - $320)
Women's Week Retreat
A relaxing get-away that gives women a chance to renew and restore the spirit while reconnecting with old friends and meeting new guests. Choose to enjoy outdoor adventures from hiking to canoeing to creative crafts or simply enjoy the peace and serenity of the labyrinth or a favorite book. Children pre-school through 8th grade are welcome to accompany their mother. While older children enjoy a week of camp overnighting in the cabins, younger children attend day camp with counselors while eating meals and overnighting with their mother. (Fees TBA)
Canoe Camp Age 12-16
The session starts at Waycross, where campers will learn primitive camping and paddling skills. Explore the wonders of creation while experiencing the bonds of an outdoor community. This adventure will take the group to primitive campsites where meals are cooked on an outdoor stoves and over campfires. Tents are pitched under the open starry night. Paddle Hard, Life is Short! (Early Bird fee - $390, Full Fee - $415)
Imago Dei Grades 9 - 12
This is a new program for LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans- teens and their allies. The Imago Dei Camp Program is being held at the Conference Center by a program team of Diocesan leaders, and will be supported by the Waycross summer staff. Imago Dei follows a different programmatic structure than the Waycross Adventure Camp sessions. The goal of Imago Dei is to provide a safe and sacred space in a camp environment for teens of all sexual orientations. Please contact the Waycross office if you would like more information about this program. (Early Bird fee - $385, Full fee - $410) SCHOLARSHIPS are available!!
Leader-in-Training Program (LIT) Grades 9 - 12
Learn to develop necessary skills for future leadership roles in a camp setting. Understand a counselor’s role in taking initiative, in decision making, and in group leadership. Review and understand associated duties and responsibilities.
Learn how to set and attain group goals and identify personal strengths and talents that contribute to a well-balanced team of leaders. The low ropes experiential course and the climbing tower and zip line help to instill personal growth and confidence as well as teach teamwork. (Early Bird fee - $390, Full fee - $415)
Leader-in-the-Community Program (LIC) Grades 9 - 12
Learn to develop the skills of the Servant Leader in outreach mission work through community service projects. Utilize your personal strengths and talents working side-by-side with others performing real community service projects for those in need. Past ventures have included providing tornado relief, assisting in nursing homes, work with humane societies and Hurricane Katrina relief. (Fees TBA)