Summer  Camp Options

Happy Day Camp I

Grades: 1-2

June 15

Fee: $40

Dean: Erick Clemens

Registration: Tuesday, June 15, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check-out: Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 p.m.

Happy Day Camp II

Grades: 1-2

July 10

Fee: $40

Dean: Darcy Hobson

Registration: Saturday, July 10, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check-out: Saturday, July 10, 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 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 13-14

Fee: $70

Deans: Don and Julia Watts

Registration: Sunday, June 13, 4-4:30 p.m.

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

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

Proverbs 13:15  says 'A glad heart makes a happy face.'  Campers will make new friends and receive Biblical training as they develop their SMILE for Jesus. Please join us as we rejoice in Him.

Next Step

Grades: 3-5

June 16-18

Fee: $110

Deans: Don and Julia Watts

Registration: Wednesday, June 16, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Check-out: Friday, June 18, 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 there around us. Join the fun! It's going to be great!

3rd 4th & 5th Grade    Download  Promo Flyer 

Grades: 3-5

July 4-9

Fee: $240

Deans: Oakley Barger and Tiffany Copple

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

Check-out: Friday, July 9, 6:00 p.m.

Are. You. Ready? Third-fifth graders are in for one EPIC week!
This week we will journey back to the book of Genesis, "In the Beginning and Beyond" We 
will be BIG on EPIC fun, EPIC learning, and EPIC growing in our relationship with Christ.  Each day we'll tackle some EPIC challenges as we learn more about some of the most incredible, 

better yet...EPIC stories in the book of Genesis. Bring an attitude to serve, try new things, meet new friends, and live an EPIC life with Jesus!

4th 5th & 6th Grade

Grades: 4-6

June 6-11

Fee: $240

Dean: Jeff Weinsheimer

Registration: Sunday, June 6, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, June 11, 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 25-30

Fee: $240

Dean: Kevin R Beck

Registration: Sunday, July 25, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.

Perspective.  The way we see things is very important.  Jesus would have us see things one way, and our enemy would like to make us see things wrongly.  Join us as we have our "eyes" checked together and learn some really important stuff.  Plus, you know, the usual boatloads of fun.

6th 7th & 8th Grade Week

Grades: 6-8

June 20-25

Fee: $240

Deans: David Bigelow, Brandon Dickerson, Jordan Hutton

Registration: Sunday, June 20, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.

FOLLOW: 

What does Jesus mean when He tells us to follow Him? Are we supposed to just agree

with what He says, or does He really mean we're supposed to do the things He did,

and live the life He lived? Middle School Students will discover what it truly means

to Follow God through this high-energy, fun and challenging week!

S.E.N.T. Week (Formerly The Uprising)     Download  Promo Flyer 

Grades: 7-10

July 11-16

Fee: $240

Deans: Josh Moore and Oakley Barger

Registration: Sunday, July 11, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, July 16, 6:00 p.m.

S.E.N.T. Week is back! Formerly The Uprising, this event is for campers entering seventh through tenth grade.

 

"The Way".  In the book of John Jesus talks about The Way.  Jesus used seven "I AM" statements

that taught his Disciples about who He was and where truth is found.  He called these individuals to follow Him as they walked The Way together. This week will remind us and challenge us to rise up and take up our cross and follow Jesus.  Are you ready? 

John 14:6 Jesus - I am the way, the truth, and the life. ~This is the way ~

Teen Week

Grades: 9-13

June 27-July 2

Fee: $260

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

Registration: Sunday, June 27, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.

This year's Teen Week theme will be entitled, "FREE"  and center around the scripture John 8:32.  Through the study of truth as found in scripture we will understand better who Satan is, what Grace is all about, what kind of a prayer life we need, how the Holy Spirit does work in our lives, and proof that the Word of God is infallible.  Knowing these pieces of truth will bring us FREEDOM.  Along with those studies, we will again have great worship, great preaching, great class time, great family time, great recreation, and great evening activities.

B.L.A.S.T. Week

Grades: 10 - Age 20

July 18-23

Fee: $240

Dean: Damon Willoughby and Coen McFarland

Registration: Sunday, July 18, 4:00-4:30 p.m. Check-out: Friday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.

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 New Covenant. This is an in-depth week of study and Bible training, great faculty, and 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. Look for a letter with more info after you register.

Winter B.L.A.S.T.

Grades: 9 - Age 20

December 26-29

Fee: $95

Dean: John Trinkle

Registration: Sunday, December 26, TBA

Check-out: Wednesday, December 29, TBA

 

 

More info to come

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Work/Study

Grades: 9-13

May 28-31

Fee: none

Dean: John Wisley

Registration: Friday, May 28, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Check-out: Monday, May 31, 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 29
Fee: $15
Dean: Tracy Weaver
Registration: Saturday, May 29, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Check-out: Saturday, May 29, 4:30 p.m.


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, 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.)
 

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Specialties I: June 6-11

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.

Woodworking Camp

Grades: 5-8

Fee: $250

Dean: Jeff Schrock

We're excited to add a new Specialty to our line-up of 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 of the tools/materials required to make the projects are provided. (For more info about this unique program, check out www.benchworx.net )

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Specialties II: June 13-18 

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


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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High School Specialties: July  25-30

Dean: Janet Lewis

Registrations: Sunday, July 25 , 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, July 30, 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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Team Dance Camp   Download  Promo Flyer 
Grades: 9-13
Fee: $250
Dean: Janet Lewis


In the Team Dance Camp, we will teach you everything you need to know to go from ground zero to dancing in no time. No experience is necessary. This is a different kind of dance that cannot be done alone or even by two people. It takes a group. How does that work? Everyone works together as a team to complete the dance steps. We will be dancing in many different formations, like Lines, Circles, Squares, Sicilian Circles, maybe even some Stars. Adding the embellishments to the dance steps, as a team, is what gives it the personal touch. Like the song says, “I Feel Better When I’m Dancing”, so come join us, have some fun, make new friends and feel good about it!

Golf Camp
Grades: 9-13
Fee: $250
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.

Basketball Camp
Grades: 9-13
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. Instruction will focus on 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.


 

 G.R.A.C.E. WEEK 

 

G.R.A.C.E. Week I 

All ages

July 19-21

Fee: $210

Deans: Kelsey Bigelow and Tonya Callahan

G.R.A.C.E. Week II 

All ages

July 22-24

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 Registration 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, fill out the G.R.A.C.E. Week faculty form here.

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Primary Pioneer I

Grades: 2-3

June 7-8

Fee: $70

Dean: Zac and Kerry Zoller

Registration: Monday, June 7, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Tuesday, June 8, 5:00 p.m.
 

Primary Pioneer II

Grades: 2-3

June 24-25

Fee: $70

Dean: Corrie Noll

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

Check-out: Friday, June 25, 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 20-23

Fee: $145

Dean: Ben Noll

Registration: Sunday, June 20, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Wednesday, June 23, 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    Download  Promo Flyer 

Grades: 4-5

July 12-15

Fee: $145 

Dean: Janet Lewis

Registration: Monday, July 12, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Thursday, July 15, 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, while walking to the beat of a different drummer. Yes, we are making our own drums and other musical instruments.  Our theme this year is Freedom.  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 28-July 1

Fee: $165

Dean: Zach Jones

Registration: Monday, June 28, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Thursday, July 1, 5:00 p.m.

The theme for this week will be 'Another in the Fire' which of course, is taken from the worship song. This week we will be discussing how we are never alone. No matter what the situation, God is there to show us the way. We will be doing a deep dive into different situations in the Bible where God did just that. We will 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 19-22

Fee: $165

Dean: Zach Jones

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

Check-out: Thursday, July 22, 5:00 p.m.

 

The theme for this week will be 'Another in the Fire' which of course, is taken from the worship song. This week we will be discussing how we are never alone. No matter what the situation, God is there to show us the way. We will be doing a deep dive into different situations in the Bible where God did just that. We will 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.

8th 9th & 10th Pioneer

Grades: 8-10

July 23-25

Fee: $110

Dean: Bryan Brown

Registration: Friday, July 23, 5-5:30 p.m.

Check-out: Sunday, July 25, 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 6-8

Fee: $75

Deans: Keith Wisley and Taylor Brown

Registration: Friday, August 6, 4-4:30 p.m.

Check-out: Sunday, August 8, 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 16-17

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

Dean: Dee Sweeney

Father/Son Campout II

Grades: School Age – Adult

July 30-31

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. Registration: Friday, 5-5:30 p.m. Check-out: Saturday, 11:00 a.m.