2019  Camp Events

One-Day Camps

Happy Day Camp I

Grades: 1-2

June 21

Fee: $40

Dean: Amanda Roach

Registration: Friday, June 21, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

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

Happy Day Camp II

Grades: 1-2

July 13

Fee: $40

Dean: Gary Swick

Registration: 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 what church camp is really like. We 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!

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$10

Primary Sleepover

Grades: 2-3

June 16-17

Fee: $70

Deans: Don and Julia Watts

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

Check-out: Monday, June 17, 6:00 p.m.

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

Campers will make new friends and leave equipped with the essentials to be a great astronaut for Christ: Biblical Training, Memory Verse Practice, and a Big Mission—along with a lot of great memories!

Next Step

Grades: 3-5

June 18-20

Fee: $110

Dean: Kasey Comer

Registration: Tuesday, June 18, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check-out: Thursday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.

Are you ready to take the next step?  Get ready for a bigger experience at camp and a bigger journey with Jesus!  In our 3-day, 2-night camp, we will have tons of fun, while we learn more about how much God loves and cares for us. 

3rd 4th & 5th Grade

Grades: 3-5

July 21-26

Fee: $240

Deans: Oakley Barger and Tiffany Copple

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

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

Kingdom Quest: Ephesians 6:11- Come hither ye knights in training as we go on an honorable quest for the Kingdom of God. Grab your Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness, and hear ye the courageous verses of Deborah, Joshua, and more! Join your manor, challenge the gauntlet, and joust your way to victory as we learn more about what it takes to wear the Armor of God in the ultimate Quest for the Kingdom!

4th 5th & 6th Grade

Grades: 4-6

June 2-7

Fee: $240

Dean: Jeff Weinsheimer

Registration: 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

June 23-28

Grades: 5-7

Fee: $240

Dean: Kevin R Beck

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

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

True or false?  Those are two words the New Testament uses to describe those who claim to serve the Lord.  This week, in addition to having loads of fun,  we'll let Jesus and His apostles teach us how to "get real.".

6th 7th & 8th Grade Week

Grades: 6-8

June 9-14

Fee: $240

Deans: Jordan Hutton, Justin May, David Bigelow

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

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

BELONG- The idea of wanting to belong to something or somewhere is a universal struggle. Every generation wrestles with it.  Middle School students sit at a pivotal moment in their lives where they are constantly asking the question "Who am I?" As Christians, we are no longer slaves to fear, rather God has invited us to BELONG in His family. Middle School Students will discover what it means to be God's child through this high-energy, fun and challenging week!

The Uprising (Formerly Sent Week)

Grades: 8-10

July 7-12

Fee: $240

Deans: Brad Bishop and Luke Wenger

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

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

There is a movement happening among the people of God, because of God. Because of God's holiness, we stand in awe. Because of God's sacrifice, we rise from the grave. Because of God's plan, we live abundantly. Because of God's message, we spread hope like wildfire. Are you longing for truth? Do you understand why God's truths are of the utmost importance? Do you want to respond to God under the banner of His love? If you are ready to rise up for His name, His renown, and His glory, then come to The Uprising - you will be challenged to seek things that are above. 

"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." - Colossians 3:1–3

Teen Week

Grades: 9-13

June 30-July 5

Fee: $260

Deans: Darrick Willoughby, Jeff Hudelson, and Phil McDonald, and Darren Stroud

Registration: Sunday, June 30, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

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

 

You were not meant to go through this life alone. The pressures of self-acceptance, self-promotion, self-reliance, and self-absorption are too much for any one "self" to bear. I think God had in mind that we wouldn't be "lone wolves" out there, but that we would be more "pack" minded. That's gonna be our focus at Teen Week this Summer at Wonder Valley. Phil, Darrick, Darren, and Jeff have already been meeting regularly to put together a camp week that is high-energy, crazy-fun, and all-about-team. Great worship services, giant games, fireworks, a costume party, and friendships that will last the rest of your life are all part of the Teen Week experience. We hope you will come join us this year - June 30 to July 5!

B.L.A.S.T. Week

Grades: 10 - Age 20

July 14-19

Fee: $240

Dean: John Trinkle

Registration: Sunday, July 14, 4:00-4:30 p.m. Check-out: Friday, July 19, 6:00 p.m.

BLAST (Bible Life Awareness Skills Training) BLAST Week is designed for Sophomores through 20 year olds who want to go deeper in God's Word. It is a 5 year curriculum. 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, and Year Five: The Church. This summer we will study the life of Jesus. This is an in-depth week of study and Bible training. We have great faculty with lots of fun and relationship building. Current life topics will be discussed, and time for you to ask questions and get answers. It will be a week you will remember forever. 

Winter B.L.A.S.T.

Grades: 9 - Age 20

December 26-28

Fee: $95

Dean: John Trinkle

Registration: Thursday, December 26, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Check-out: Saturday, December 28, 3:00 p.m.

 SPECIALTY MAIN CAMPS 

 

 

Work/Study

Grades: 9-13

May 24-27

Fee: $35

Dean: John Wisley

Registration: 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: $15; (Includes Free t-shirt)
Dean: Tracy Weaver
Registration: Saturday, May 26, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Check-out: Saturday, May 26, 5:00 p.m.


Formerly Jr. Faculty Training, this fun, and challenging event is for students who may be interested in serving as Jr. Faculty* at Wonder Valley Camp.

 

Are you ready to push yourself, to learn how to be a true servant/leader, to face mental and physical challenges? Youth Leadership Boot Camp (YLBC) is a one-day, intensive training session that will focus on problem solving, teamwork, outside-the-box thinking and communication skills. Space is limited to 20 students, so please register early. Download a schedule and details of what to bring. (No discounts apply to the YLBC event.)

*Note: Participation in YLBC does NOT guarantee a student will be
selected as Jr. Faculty.

 5th-8th Grade SPECIALTY SKILLS CAMPS 

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

Dean: Tracy Weaver

During these weeks, two to three 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.)
 

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Specialties I: June 16-21

Girls Crafts Camp
Grades: 5-8
Fee: $250
Dean: Kim Churchman


If you already enjoy doing crafts, or if you simply want to learn something new, Crafts Camp is a great opportunity to sample a variety of handicrafts and complete several fun projects. Crafting can be much more than a hobby. Each new skill offers another way to bless the lives of others and bring glory to God.
 

Outdoor Sports Camp
Grades: 5-8
Fee: $250
Dean: Dave Weaver

 

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 and slingshots. As part of this event, if you pass the test, you will receive your Indiana Hunter Education card. This event fills up, so register early to be guaranteed a spot.
 

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Specialties II: June 23-28 

Basketball Camp
Grades: 5-8
Fee: $250
Dean: Eric Mullins

Our basketball camp is designed to break down the skills of basketball, teaching in a setting that allows each camper to receive individual as well as small group coaching. Campers will learn proper shooting techniques, defense, ball handling, and footwork, and put it into practice in 3-on-3 games. Each camper will take home a basketball and a water bottle. Note: While all campers will drill on the same court, boys and girls will not compete against each other.


Photography Camp
Grades: 5-8
Fee: $250
Dean: Fatima Scott
 
If you love taking photos, creating beautiful images and capturing memories, join us for our newest addition; Photography Camp. Campers will learn the history and science behind photography, basic
composition, and how to get the most out of the camera they enjoy using. Campers will need to bring a digital camera with memory card and charging cords. Proper camera bags and camera straps are also essential to protect equipment. All skill levels are welcome!

Cooking Camp
Grades: 5-8
Fee: $250
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.


 

 G.R.A.C.E. WEEK 

 

G.R.A.C.E. Week I 

All ages

July 15-17

Fee: $210

Deans: Kelsey Bigelow and Tonya Callahan

G.R.A.C.E. Week II 

All ages

July 18-20

Fee: $210

Deans: Kelsey Bigelow and Tonya Callahan

Handi-Camp is now G.R.A.C.E Week! 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 1st. 

For more information on G.R.A.C.E. Week, download our Information Page. To register, download the Application Form and mail it to the camp.

If you are interested in helping out with G.R.A.C.E. Week, download faculty information here. To apply, download a Faculty Registration Form and mail it to the address on the form.

 PIONEER CAMPS 

 

 

Primary Pioneer I

Grades: 2-3

June 13-14

Fee: $70

Dean: Corrie Noll

Registration: Wednesday, June 13, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Thursday, June 14, 5:00 p.m.
 

Primary Pioneer II

Grades: 2-3

June 17-18

Fee: $70

Dean: Ryan Jahn

Registration: Monday, June 17, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Tuesday, June 18, 5:00 p.m.

Choose one of the 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 9-12

Fee: $145

Dean: Ben Noll

Registration: Sunday, June 9, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Wednesday, June 12, 5:00 p.m.

4th & 5th Pioneer II

Grades: 4-5

July 8-11

Fee: $145 

Dean: Janet Lewis

Registration: Monday, July 8, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Thursday, July 11, 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 24-27

Fee: $165

Dean: Zach Jones

Registration: Monday, June 24, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Thursday, June 27, 5:00 p.m.

The theme for this week will be 'Back to the Basics'. We will be looking back at some of the lessons we learned in Sunday School. We will be taking a deeper look at them and will be applying them to our lives now. So often we learn these Bible stories but we don't go back to them and apply them. 

We plan to have a lot of fun hiking, caving, team building, fishing, water slide, playing in the creek, and so much more. 

Bring your Bibles, hiking shoes, sandals (for the pioneer site only), fishing pole, and money for missions.

6th 7th & 8th Pioneer II

Grades: 6-8

July 15-18

Fee: $165

Deans: Jeremy and Kimberly Kane

Registration: Monday, July 15, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Thursday, July 18, 5:00 p.m.

Come and explore life as a pioneer, studying God’s Word, cooking outdoors, hiking, fishing, caving, archery, and sleeping in real log cabins nestled back in the pine trees at the Wonder Valley Pioneer Camp.

8th 9th & 10th Pioneer

Grades: 8-10

July 19-21

Fee: $110

Dean: Bryan Brown

Registration: Friday, July 19, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.

This will be a high-energy weekend. Challenge yourself spiritually and physically. Climbing, low initiatives, caving, leadership and Bible studies.

Young Adult Pioneer

Ages: Unmarried high school graduates to age 25

August 2-4

Fee: $75

Dean: Keith Wisley

Registration: Friday, August 2, 5-5:30 p.m.

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

This pioneer event is for unmarried high school graduates to age 25, who loves God’s great outdoors and wants 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. Other activities will include striving to see God and to take practical life lessons from them, such as caving, hiking, team building games, and more! Come join us for a weekend in God's incredible creation! 

Father/Son Campout I

Grades: School Age – Adult

June 28-29

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

Dean: Dee Sweeney

 

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 Camp-outs.  Maximum of $80 per family. Registration: Friday, 5-5:30 p.m. Check-out: Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

 OFFSITE CAMPS 

Commission Encounter Trip to Show Low, AZ

Grades: 9-13

June 29-July 6

Fee: $1000

Dean: Matt Craig

Registration: TBA

Check-out: TBA

More details to come.

Campers must first register with Wonder Valley Camp, then they must download the Commission Encounter application, fill it out and mail it to Commission Encounter. This application can be downloaded  here

 

 

Wilderness Trip (cancelled)

 
 
 
 
 
 

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