Summer  Camp Options

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Happy Day Camp I

Grades: 1-2

June 28

Fee: $45

Dean: Darcy Reynolds

Check in: Tuesday, June 28, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

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

 

Happy Day Camp II

Grades: 1-2

July 16

Fee: $45

Dean: Erick Clemens

Check in: Saturday, July 16, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check out: Saturday, July 16, 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 26-27

Fee: $75

Deans: Mitch and Tara Koestel

Check in: Sunday, June 26, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Monday, June 27, 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 go on an adventure to Find God. Using the Bible as our map, we will Find God by
learning about who He is and what He has done for us. Campers will learn how to Find God in every place and in every
moment. Get ready for the best 1-night of your summer!

 

Next Step

Grades: 3-5

June 29-July 1

Fee: $115

Deans: Kasey and Evan Comer

Check in: Wednesday, June 29, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check out: Friday, July 1, 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. We are going to explore the world of science this year and see how God makes the whole world fit together. We will have special guests, and special experiments each day to see God's handiwork right here around us. Join the fun! It's going to be great!

3rd 4th & 5th Grade  

Grades: 3-5

July 10-15

Fee: $250

Deans: Oakley Barger/Tiffany Copple

Check in: Sunday, July 10, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 15, 6:00 p.m.

Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom should I be afraid?" Superheroes assemble! Though evil threatens to overtake the world, God is on our side! Join us as we gather strength from those who've gone before us like Joshua who battled fiercely at Jericho, and Queen Esther who courageously saved her people through faith in God. This action-packed week will be filled with the ultimate superhero training package from filling our super-brains with Bible knowledge, our super-hearts with courage through trying new things, and our super-bodies with physical strength as we swim, fly, eat, and climb our way through the camp's great facilities. This is one week you won't want to miss! Whom shall we fear? NO ONE because no villain is too big, strong, or smart for our GOD!

4th 5th & 6th Grade

Grades: 4-6

June 5-10

Fee: $250

Dean: Jeff Weinsheimer

Check in: Sunday, June 5, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, June 10, 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 24-29

Fee: $250

Dean: Tom Bostic/Graham Jones

Check in: Sunday, July 24, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 29, 6:00 p.m.

We can't wait to be at camp with you all!  5th-7th grade week is power-packed with great faculty, great worship, great
learning, and great fun! This year we are going to "Dig In"! Dig In to God's Word, Dig In to our faith, and Dig In to who we are and where we are going.  Come join the crew!"

6th 7th & 8th Grade Week

Grades: 6-8

June 19-24

Fee: $250

Deans: Graham Jones/Jordan Hutton/ Brandon Dickerson/C.J. Sweeney

Check in: Sunday, June 19, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

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

 

Theme: WORTHY
What does it take for something to be worthy? Worthy of time, worthy of trust, worthy of worship? Does God display Himself as worthy of these things and more? Middle School Students will discover the God who is worthy and who has made them worthy through Jesus during this high-energy, fun, and challenging week!

812 Week (New Week)  

Grades: 8-12

July 17-22

Fee: $250

Deans: David Bigelow/Jackie Wilson

Check in: Sunday, July 17, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 22, 6:00 p.m.

Theme: POURED OUT
This is a brand new week at Wonder Valley specifically for 8th - 12th grade students. During this high-energy, fun, and challenging week we will look at what it means to be "Poured Out" for the 
Gospel. Students will discover that there is power in the Gospel and if we believe it, we will pursue the mission God has invited us into, no matter the cost. The Bible teaches us that the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

Teen Week

Grades: 9-13

July 3-8

Fee: $260

Deans: Darrick Willoughby/Jeff Hudelson/Phil McDonald/Darren Stroud

Check in: Sunday, July 3, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 8, 6:00 p.m.

Teen Week is a high-energy, often loud, very fun-packed, mentally and spiritually challenging 6 days of getting our hearts right with God. This year's Teen Week theme is "Eternity". We want to think hard about God's promises about Heaven and Hell and everything that's going to happen one day. Awesome faculty, strenuous worship, fun and games, an "Out of this World" costume party, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Make plans to join us for Teen Week this summer!

B.L.A.S.T. Week

Grades: 10 - Age 20

July 24-29

Fee: $250

Dean: Coen McFarland

Check-in: Sunday, July 24, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, July 29, 6:00 p.m.

BLAST 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 and year five: The Church. 

This summer we will study The Church! This is an in-depth week of Bible study and training, 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. It will be a week you will remember forever. Sign up and expect a letter with more info after you register! We can't wait to see you to have the opportunity to sharpen one another!

Winter B.L.A.S.T.

Grades: 9 - Age 20

December 27-30

Fee: $130

Dean: Keith Wisley

Check-in: Tuesday, December 27, 4-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, December 30, 4:00 p.m.

 

More info to come

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Work/Study

Grades: 9-13

May 27-30

Fee: none

Dean: John Wisley

Check-in: Friday, May 27, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Check-out: Monday, May 30, 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 28
Fee: $20
Dean: Tracy Weaver
Check in: Saturday, May 28, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Check out: Saturday, May 28, 4:30 p.m.

 

Jr Faculty Training is a fun and challenging event 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. (No discounts apply to the YLBC event.)

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

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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.)


SPECIALTIES WEEK I: June 12-17

Cooking Camp
Grades: 5-8
Fee: $260
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: 5-8

Fee: $260

Dean: Jeff Schrock

We're excited to bring back last year's new specialty to Specialty Skills Camps. Woodworking Camp will be partnering with BenchWorx, a mobile education program whose mission is to introduce students of all ages to the art of woodworking. Each session, campers will be introduced to a new tool, followed by 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  (Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball and Pickleball)

Grades: 5-8

Fee: $260

Dean: Eric Mullins

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 Kickball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee and Pickleball. 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. We'll provide all the other equipment needed and water bottles. Bring your friends or come make new ones! 

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SPECIALTIES WEEK II: June 26-July 1 

Girls Crafts Camp
Grades: 5-8
Fee: $260
Dean: Sue Vuyovich


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: $260
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. 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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High School Specialties: June 5-10

Dean: Don Watts

Check in: Sunday, June 5 , 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, June 10, 12:00 noon

During High School Specialties Week, we will have class times, worship time, recreation and meals all together. Campers will break out into their Specialty Area for several hours each day.  The Specialty areas allow campers to improve on skills that they already know, learn a new skill, or even participate in an activity that might take them outside their comfort zone. No experience is necessary for any of the Specialties. We will meet you where you are and help you learn and grow. Whether in a large group setting or in our small Specialty areas, we will find out more about God, and how He is there in every aspect of our life. 

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Basketball Camp
Grades: 9-13
Fee: $260
Dean: Mikayla and Makenna Fee

Join former Seymour High Standouts Mikayla and Makenna Fee for basketball camp.  Mikayla has since played four years of College Basketball for Centre College and is now completing her Master's Degree at Milligan College and Makenna is in her 2nd year playing college ball at Cedarville. This camp will provide each camper, boys and girls, individual as well as small group coaching. Instruction will focus on proper shooting techniques, defense, ball handling, and footwork, while putting it all into practice in 3-on-3 games. Each camper will take home a basketball and a water bottle.

Golf Camp
Grades: 9-13
Fee: $260
Dean: Jason Shemanski

We are looking forward to an exciting week of learning basic golf skills and proper techniques. We will be practicing at camp, then go to a local course for competitions. It will be a good time of fellowship, learning more about God and His Word, and enjoying His beauty on the golf course. It is a great opportunity to learn golf if you are a beginner, or to improve your skills if you are experienced. Golf clubs will be provided.

Hospitality Camp
Grades: 9-13
Fee: $260
Dean: Mitch Koestel

Join Mitch Koestel for a week of all things hospitality.  Mitch has a college degree in Hospitality and Business, and will draw from this training (and his mother's guidance) to engage and instruct campers in all things hospitality.  This will include opportunities in cooking, baking, instruction in party planning and hosting, small group gaming, icebreakers, and community building as campers are encouraged to hone their relational and interpersonal skills. This specialty will be throwing one Wonder Valley Size party on Thursday night for their fellow High School Specialty Campers.

Worship Camp  
Grades: 9-13
Fee: $260
Dean: Julia Watts

Join Julia Watts and a few special guests throughout the week as she dives into ALL things worship. Julia has 20 years of experience leading worship in the local church and her Masters in Storytelling from East Tennesse State University. She will use this experience to engage campers and provide guided practice and breakout sessions in music ministry, leading worship, song selection, enhancing the sermon, creating atmosphere, and using drama, stories, and songs to point people to Jesus. Individuals in this specialty are encouraged to bring their instruments and ideas for songs and stories that glorify our God. No prior experience needed - just a willing spirit.


 

 G.R.A.C.E. WEEK 

 

G.R.A.C.E. Week I 

All ages

June 13-15

Fee: $220

Deans: Kelsey Bigelow and Tonya Callahan

G.R.A.C.E. Week II 

All ages

June 16-18

Fee: $220

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 coming soon. To register, download the Registration Form coming soon and mail it to the camp.

If you are interested in helping out with G.R.A.C.E. Week, download faculty information coming soon. To apply, fill out the G.R.A.C.E. Week faculty form coming soon.

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Primary Pioneer I

Grades: 2-3

June 6-7

Fee: $70

Dean: Corrie Noll

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

Check out: Tuesday, June 7, 5:00 p.m.

Primary Pioneer II

Grades: 2-3

June 23-24

Fee: $70

Dean: Corrie Noll

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

Check-out: Friday, June 24, 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 19-22

Fee: $150

Dean: Ben Noll

Check in: Sunday, June 19, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check out: Wednesday, June 22, 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.

4th & 5th Pioneer II  

Grades: 4-5

July 18-21

Fee: $150 

Dean: Janet Lewis

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

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

Come join us as we learn about God's Word while exploring His creation. We will be discovering our gifts and talents and how we can use them to better ourselves and others around us. We will be exploring God's creation in fun and exciting ways! Come explore an underground cave; explore a cave-fed creek and play in it's water; explore the trails and trees as we hike to different activities around camp. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about God and spend time in His amazing creation!

6th 7th & 8th Pioneer I

Grades: 6-8

June 27-July 1

Fee: $175

Dean: Zach & Megan Jones

Check in: Monday, June 27, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 1, 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 25-29

Fee: $175

Dean: Zach & Megan Jones

Check in: Monday, July 25, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Check out: Friday, July 29, 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.

Fall Session- 8th 9th & 10th Pioneer

Grades: 8-10

September 23-25, 2022

Fee: $110

Dean: Jason Webster

Check in: Friday, September 23, 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Check out: Sunday, September 25, 2:00 p.m.

We had to cancel our 8th 9th & 10th Pioneer Camp this summer. This weekend camp will replace that event. It will be a high-energy weekend. Challenge yourself spiritually and physically. Climbing, low initiatives, caving, leadership and Bible studies. Dean: Jason Webster. Check-in: Friday, September 23, 5:30-6:00 p.m. Checkout: Sunday, September 25, 2:00 p.m.

Young Adult Pioneer

Ages: Unmarried high school graduates to age 25

August 5-7

Fee: $80

Deans: Keith Wisley/Taylor Brown

Check in: Friday, August 5, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check out: Sunday, August 7, 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 22-34

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

Dean: Lucas Rife

Father/Son Campout II

Grades: School Age – Adult

July 29-30

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.

Fall Session- 8th 9th & 10th Pioneer

Grades: 8-10

September 23-25, 2022

Fee: $110

Dean: Jason Webster

Check in: Friday, September 23, 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Check out: Sunday, September 25, 2:00 p.m.

We had to cancel our 8th 9th & 10th Pioneer Camp this summer. This weekend camp will replace that event. It will be a high-energy weekend. Challenge yourself spiritually and physically. Climbing, low initiatives, caving, leadership and Bible studies. Dean: Jason Webster. Check-in: Friday, September 23, 5:30-6:00 p.m. Checkout: Sunday, September 25, 2:00 p.m.