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Summer  Camp Options

Grades listed are the grade the camper will enter
in the Fall of 2024

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Happy Day Camp I

Grades: 1-2

June 25

Fee: $45

Dean: Darcy Reynolds

Check in: Tuesday, June 25, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check out: Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.

 

Happy Day Camp II

Grades: 1-2

July 13

Fee: $45

Dean: Erick Clemens

Check in: Saturday, July 13, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check out: Saturday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.

​Happy Day Camp! That's just what we want you to come experience--a happy day at Wonder Valley!  Happy Day Camp is a one-day camp giving young kids an opportunity to experience little bits of the great experience of church camp. We will explore nature by hiking in the woods, playing in the creek, and learning about God's awesome creation. We eat in the cafeteria, rest in the dorms, swim in the pool, sing camp songs, have devotions--all while we learn more about how much God loves us!

 

Campers should wear comfortable shoes for playing and bring a change of clothes, just in case.​​

(No discounts apply to Happy Day Camp.) Campers should also bring: Bible, pencil or pen, note pad, towel, swim suit, sunscreen (see camp rule #6), pillow, sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag (for afternoon rest time.)  Come join us!
 

Primary Sleepover

Grades: 2-3

June 23-24

Fee: $85

Deans: Don Watts and Mitch Koestel

Check in: Sunday, June 23, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Monday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.

Young campers who are ready to experience an overnight camp will love Primary Sleepover!

Join the fun and excitement as we Take a Walk with Jesus.  I John 2: 6 "The one who says that he remains in Jesus, must walk as He walked."  Please join us for lots of fun and excitement filled with games, worship, learning and of course some surprises you can only find at Wonder Valley. Get ready for the best 1-night of your summer! 

Next Step

Grades: 3-5

June 26-28

Fee: $130

Deans: Kasey and Evan Comer

Check in: Wednesday, June 26, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check out: Friday, June 28, 6:00 p.m.

Are you ready to take the next step? More info coming soon for this 3-day, 2-night camp event!

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade  

Grades: 3-5

July 7-12

Fee: $270

Deans: Tiffany Copple/Oakley Barger

Check in: Sunday, July 7, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.

"Not of this world" Romans 12:2

Aliens. Extra-terrestrials. ET. What do we have in common with these strangers to the world? Come join us for a week of exploring the depths of what the Bible has to say about being NOT OF THIS WORLD! Grab your favorite space suit and get ready for a galactic good time challenging your mind, heart and body with everything the Valley has to offer.

Baptisms will be on Friday at 5:00p.m.

4th, 5th, & 6th Grade

Grades: 4-6

June 2-7

Fee: $270

Dean: Jeff Weinsheimer

Check in: Sunday, June 2, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m.

"In the beginning, God created."  That is how it all began, and that is the foundation of everything we believe. Creation is not only important, but it is a lot of fun. Come join us this week as we enjoy some time in God's creation at this special place.

5th, 6th, & 7th Grade Week

Grades: 5-7

July 21-26

Fee: $270

Dean: Tom Bostic/Graham Jones

Check in: Sunday, July 21, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for an exciting week of church camp designed for 5th to 7th graders, where the theme is "Centered." We will explore the transformative power of being centered in Christ and discover how a foundation based on Him can shape and guide every aspect of our lives. Get ready for a week of worship, teaching, fun, games, and memories that will last a lifetime!

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Week

Grades: 6-8

June 16-21

Fee: $270

Deans: C.J. Sweeney and Amanda Dickerson

Check in: Sunday, June 16, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, June 21, 6:00 p.m.

 

Within this high-energy, fun, and impactful week, we will lean into the reality of how God creates people with  Forevermore | Eternity in mind. Together we will discover, that on our own, we are on a road broken by the chaos of sin and destined for Eternity | Forevermore separated from our creator God. But there is great HOPE... through Jesus being the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Jesus is the one who saves us and paves the way HOME with HIM. As we will see throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, because of JESUS, our journey toward eternity can be paved with peace where there was chaos, joy where there was defeat, and life with God Forevermore where there should've been separation.

812 Week   

Grades: 8-12

June 9-14

Fee: $270

Deans: David Bigelow/Jacki Wilson

Check in: Sunday, June 9, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.

Within this high-energy, fun, and impactful week, we will lean into the reality of how God creates people with  Forevermore | Eternity in mind. Together we will discover, that on our own, we are on a road broken by the chaos of sin and destined for Eternity | Forevermore separated from our creator God. But there is great HOPE... through Jesus being the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Jesus is the one who saves us and paves the way HOME with HIM. As we will see throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, because of JESUS, our journey toward eternity can be paved with peace where there was chaos, joy where there was defeat, and life with God Forevermore where there should've been separation.

Teen Week

Grades: 9-13

June 30 - July 5

Fee: $280

Deans: Darrick Willoughby/Jeff Hudelson/Darren Stroud

Check in: Sunday, June 30, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 5, 6:00 p.m.

Everybody has hope because noBody was in the grave. Teen Week at Wonder Valley is a well-planned, high energy, fast-paced, and intentionally fun week for High School students through age 19.  With our theme this year, "NoBody", we will be looking at how Jesus' death and resurrection gives us hope for every situation and purpose for every theater of our lives.  This week usually fills up very fast, so sign up as soon as you can!

 

B.L.A.S.T. Week
Grades: 10 - Age 20
July 21-26

​​Fee: $270

Deans: Coen and Robin McFarland

Check-in: Sunday, July 21, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.

Summer B.L.A.S.T week is designed for sophomores through 20 year-olds who want to go deeper in God's Word and mature in their Christian journey.  It is a 5 year curriculum outlined as follows;

Year one: Creation to King David

Year two: King David until the time of Jesus

Year three: Life of Jesus

Year four: The New Covenant

Year five: The Church

This summer we will be in our second year of the study, King David until the time of Jesus.  This is an in-depth week of Bible study and training with great faculty that includes lots of fun and relationship building. Current life topics will be discussed and there will be time for you to ask questions and get answers within your family for the week. Summer B.L.A.S.T  will be something you remember forever.  Sign up and watch your email for a letter with more info after you register! We can't wait to see you and have the opportunity to sharpen one another!

Winter B.L.A.S.T.

Grades: 9 - Age 20

December 26-29

Fee: $150

Dean: Keith Wisley

Check-in: Thursday, December 26, 4-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Sunday, December 29, 4:00 p.m.

 

At Winter Bible Life Awareness Skill Training, you'll experience a unique event with a small group of mature students who are ready for: authentic friendships, meaningful worship and engaging Bible study. Don't waste your Christmas vacation sitting at home, come connect with us!

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Work/Study

Grades: 9-13

May 24-27

Fee: none

Dean: John Wisley

Check-in: Friday, May 24, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Check-out: Monday, May 27, 6:00 p.m.

This event is designed for mature campers, high school age and older. We will work on improving the camp facilities and increasing the depth of the campers' spiritual maturity. A letter of recommendation from a minister or elder must be submitted with the registration. Applicants will be evaluated by the dean and camp manager.

 

Youth Leadership Boot Camp

Grades: 7-13
May 25
Fee: $20
Dean: Tracy Weaver
Check in: Saturday, May 25, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Check out: Saturday, May 25, 4:30 p.m.

 

This is a fun and challenging event for students who may be interested in serving as Jr Faculty* at Wonder Valley Camp, or who just want to gain some confidence in relating to peers or younger students. Youth Leadership Boot Camp (YLBC) is a one-day, training session that will focus on teamwork, and communication skills. We use a little class time, and lots of hands-on activities to develop students into skilled, confident leaders and problem-solvers.  Students learn a lot about themselves, and how to relate to others effectively. Space is limited to 20 students, so please register early.

(No discounts apply to the YLBC event, but participants will receive a free camp shirt.)

 

*NOTE: Participation in YLBC does NOT guarantee a student will be selected as Jr. Faculty. The Dean of each week makes the final decision on scheduling faculty or Jr. faculty for their particular event.

 5th-7th Grade SPECIALTY SKILLS CAMPS 

Check in: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 p.m.  Check out: Friday, 12:00 noon

Dean: Tracy Weaver

During these weeks, the events will occur simultaneously at the new dorm on the new property. Campers will share in worship, meals, recreation and class time, then break out in the middle of the day for their "specialties." These unique events offer campers the opportunity to sharpen their skills in a specialty of their choice while also learning more about following God's unique will for our lives, rather than following the crowd. (All ranges of skills in each specialty are welcome, from beginner to experienced.)


5th-7th Grade SPECIALTIES WEEK I: June 23-28
Check in: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 p.m.      Check out: Friday, 12:00 noon   

Outdoor Sports Camp (Archery/Hunter's Ed)
Grades: 5-7
Fee: $280

Dean: Caleb Tolliver

 

Outdoor Sports Camp is for boys and girls who love the outdoors. We will talk a lot about safety, and actually handle and shoot firearms of all kinds along with archery equipment. As part of this event, if you pass the test, you will receive your Indiana Hunter Education card. This event always fills up, so register early to be guaranteed a spot!

Arts & Crafts Camp

Grades: 5-7

Fee: $280

Dean: Sue Vuyovich

If you have a creative side and already enjoy doing crafts and artistic projects, or if you simply want to learn something new, Arts and Crafts Camp is a great opportunity for you. Boys and girls will have the opportunity to learn a range of skills and complete several fun projects to take home. Possible projects can include painting, leatherwork, paracord, duct tape, tie-dye and more! Each new skill offers another way to bless the lives of others and bring glory to God. Space is limited to 12 campers, so register early.

 
5th-7th Grade SPECIALTIES WEEK II: July 14-19 
Check in: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 p.m.      Check out: Friday, 12:00 noon 
 
Cooking Camp

Grades: 5-7
Fee: $280
Dean: Susan Ballerstedt

 

Cooking Camp is for boys and girls who want to experience the art and fun of cooking. This edible education will include kitchen safety, knife skills, measuring, mixing, and many other cooking techniques. We will have fun creating many homemade dishes like pasta, quick breads, candy, pies and many other unique and yummy foods. The sessions will rotate between sweet and savory recipes and each camper will go home with their own recipe binder, and a sample of their kitchen creations. Our goal is to build a foundation to cook for a lifetime, and to be prepared to practice hospitality (Romans 12:13). For safety reasons, please wear closed toe shoes and long hair should be tied back.

Woodworking Camp

Grades: 5-7

Fee: $280

Dean: Jeff Schrock

Woodworking Camp has become a very popular skills camp. It features BenchWorx, a mobile education program whose mission is to introduce students of all ages to the art of woodworking. Each session, campers will spend time in the mobile workshop, with safety demonstrations and the time to create fun and useful projects using hand tools. Students do not need any prior experience, and all tools/materials required to make the projects are provided. (For more info about this unique program, check out www.benchworx.net )​

 

Multi-Sports Camp (Soccer, Kickball, Frisbee and Volleyball)

Grades: 5-7

Fee: $280

Dean: Paddie Shereni


We are taking your favorite games from the playground and combining them into one action packed week of camp! Each day campers will play variations of Soccer, Kickball, Frisbee and Volleyball. We may even throw in a few other high-energy field games along the way.  Participants will learn sportsmanship, teamwork and strategy in addition to the rules of the game. This camp is perfect for beginning to intermediate athletes who love all things sports, and want to combine that with a week of worship, Bible study, campfire and fun. Be sure to bring lace-up athletic shoes and sunscreen. Shin guards are also needed for playing soccer. (If you don't have shin guards, let us know and we can provide some.)  We'll provide all the other equipment needed and water bottles. Bring your friends or come make new ones! 

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High School Specialties: June 2-7

Grades 8-13

Fee: $280

Deans: Mitch Koestel​ and Don Watts

Check in: Sunday, June 2, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, June 7, 12:00 noon

During High School Specialties Week, campers can expect all the activities and experiences that make Wonder Valley special plus the opportunity to focus on one of three unique specialties: art, worship, or sports. The three specialty groups combine to create one cohesive camp experience where campers will participate in games, worship, recreation, and meals together. Additionally, campers will break into their specialty groups for a few hours each day to learn to master their craft. Campers of all skill levels and experience levels are welcomed into each specialty. No experience is required for any specialty. We will meet you where you are and help you learn and grow. This year, we’ll be studying God’s Masterpiece…us! Campers will learn how our identity is in Christ and how this identity shapes our lives and relationships.

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Art Camp
Grades: 8-13
Fee: $280
Deans: Tracy Koestel and Stacy Doriot


Campers joining the Art Specialty will be given the chance to participate in multiple types of art throughout the week. From drawing and painting, to leather-working, to writing/acting in skits, and other types of crafts, campers will be exposed to a variety of art projects. Whether you are the next Picasso, or struggle to draw a smiley face, we will help you discover the beauty God’s creation through Art.​
 
Worship Camp  
Grades: 8-13
Fee: $280
Dean: Dale Sawin
 
Are you interested in worshiping through music? Do you want a place to play music with friends while worshiping God? If so, the Worship Specialty is for you. We will provide guided practice sessions to help campers with any experience/skill level learn how to worship through music. The worship specialty will learn to play several songs together and will help lead the rest of the campers in worship!

 

Sports Camp  
Grades: 8-13
Fee: $280
Dean: Eric Mullins

 

Campers in the Sports Specialty will have the opportunity to be active every day by participating in a wide variety of sports. By playing everything from basketball, to pickleball, to disc-golf, kickball, rock climbing, and volleyball, campers will learn how to leverage their competitive spirit and be active for the Lord. No skill set or experience is needed – just a positive attitude!


 

​      G.R.A.C.E. WEEK   

 

G.R.A.C.E. Week I 

All ages

July 15-17

Fee: $240

Deans: Kelsey Bigelow and Bailey Couch

G.R.A.C.E. Week II 

All ages

July 18-20

Fee: $240

Deans: Kelsey Bigelow and Bailey Couch

G.R.A.C.E. is an acronym that stands for God Revealing Abilities Courageously Every day.  This camp event is designed to provide disabled persons with opportunities for physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth in a carefully supervised camp setting. Two identical sessions are offered. Application deadline is May 31st.

For more information on G.R.A.C.E. Week, download our Camper Information Page. To register, download the Camper Registration Form and mail it to the camp. If you are interested in helping out with G.R.A.C.E. Week, download the Faculty Information Page To apply, fill out the G.R.A.C.E. Week Faculty Form and fill out the online Wonder Valley Faculty Screening Form.

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Primary Pioneer I

Grades: 2-3

June 3-4

Fee: $70

Dean: Taylor Brown

Check in: Monday, June 3, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check out: Tuesday, June 4, 5:00 p.m.

Primary Pioneer II

Grades: 2-3

June 16-17

Fee: $70

Dean: Corrie Noll

Check-in: Sunday, June 16, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Monday, June 17, 5:00 p.m.

Choose one of two similar opportunities to spend a night in the Pioneer campsite. Enjoy fun and learning in the great outdoors. Some of the activities include Bible lessons, campfire cooking, caving and hiking.

4th & 5th Pioneer I

Grades: 4-5

June 10-13

Fee: $160

Dean: Janet Lewis & Lisa Pardue

Check in: Monday, June 10, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Thursday, June 13, 4:00 p.m.

Our theme is “Relax & Explore”

 

Come and enjoy the great outdoors, as we find what camp life may bring. We will explore the cave, the creek, and other camp activities. We will learn about God's Word, and how it applies to our lives today.

4th & 5th Pioneer II  

Grades: 4-5

June 18-21

Fee: $160

Dean: Ben Noll

Check-in: Monday, June 18, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Thursday, June 21, 5:00 p.m.

Come and experience life in our rustic pioneer fort. We’ll explore God’s Word and His many wonders deep in the woods, including caves, fishing and rock climbing. Come and experience God’s creation and find out what good things He has in store for you.

6th 7th & 8th Pioneer I

Grades: 6-8

June 23-27

Fee: $185

Dean: Lucas Rife

Check in: Monday, June 23, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, June 27, 3:00 p.m.

Along with hiking, caving, team building, fishing, water sliding, playing in the creek, and all the fun that comes with spending time in God’s great world, we will also spend time in God’s Word. What are you dealing with at home or at school? What questions do you have about God and about living in this world today? Our goal is to become bold in our faith so that we can stand strong when times are rough. If you love the outdoors and want to know more about who God is and how you can know Him better, come spend a week at Pioneer Camp.
 

6th 7th & 8th Pioneer II

Grades: 6-8

July 15-19

Fee: $185

Dean: Zach & Megan Jones

Check in: Monday, July 15, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 19, 3:00 p.m.

 

Along with hiking, caving, team building, fishing, water sliding, playing in the creek, and all the fun that comes with spending time in God’s great world, we will also spend time in God’s Word. What are you dealing with at home or at school? What questions do you have about God and about living in this world today? Our goal is to become bold in our faith so that we can stand strong when times are rough. If you love the outdoors and want to know more about who God is and how you can know Him better, come spend a week at Pioneer Camp.

8th 9th & 10th Pioneer

Grades: 8-10

July 7-11

Fee: $185

Deans: Jason and Jessica Webster

Check in: Monday, July 7, 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 11, 2:00 p.m.​

 

How long could you survive in the wilderness? Using the "Rules of 3" we'll learn how God provides what we need to survive through a spiritual wilderness as well as skills to survive in the physical wilderness. 

 

 

Young Adult Pioneer

​​Ages: Unmarried high school graduates to age 25

August 2-4

Fee: $80

Deans: Keith Wisley/Taylor Brown

Check in: Friday, August 2, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Sunday, August 4, 4:00 p.m.

This pioneer event is for unmarried high school graduates to age 25, who love God’s great outdoors and want to spend a couple of days out in it, whether it's before you head off to college, or you just need a break from the busyness of life. During our young adult pioneer camp, our focus will be on unplugging from the outside world, and reconnecting with God's calling in the midst of a world bent on pulling young people from Him. In other activities, we will be striving to see God, and take practical life lessons from caving, hiking, team building games, and more! Come join us for a weekend in God's incredible creation! (no discounts for this event)

Father/Son Campout I

Grades: School Age – Adult

July 12-13

Fee: $30 per person or $80 max per family

Dean: Lucas Rife

Father/Son Campout II

Grades: School Age – Adult

July 26-27

Fee: $30 per person or $80 max per family

Dean: John Wisley

Spend some quality time with your son. We will be staying in the pioneer cabins, cooking over the fire and spending time with our Heavenly Father. Other activities may include fishing, hiking, or caving. No "Early" or "First Time" discounts apply to Father/Son Campouts.  Maximum of $80 per family. Check in: Friday, 5-5:30 p.m. Check out: Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

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