SUMMER CAMPS 2020
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
At Calvin Center we are working hard to follow all the guidance and guidelines we can find from reputable agencies like the CDC and the American Camping Association (ACA). Unfortunately, those guidelines are not fully available yet, but we expect them by May 15. It will take Calvin Center some time to evaluate these guidelines to see how we can incorporate them to safely welcome campers back home to camp, retreat and fellowship in groups.
Until we can safely, legally and ethically reopen the camping program at Calvin Center we are suspending the first 2 weeks of camp. Once the May 15 guidelines are published, we will make a decision about the rest of the summer Calvin Center’s Covid 19 Response Team will work to make a decision on the rest of the summer.
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Your child’s time at a Calvin Center Summer Camp is certain to provide awesome experiences and fun in a natural setting. Summer camp is a time for making new friends, growing in their faith and learning new skills like canoeing, shooting a bow and arrow or maybe even riding a horse. Calvin Center hires summer staff who are over 18 years old and who attend a period of staff training which gives us the chance to know them better to evaluate which campers they will work best with while giving them the chance to learn how to lead Bible discussions, first aid, child protection policies and more.
Explorer Day Camp
Some campers like to go home and sleep in their own beds and we understand that. Day Camp is a chance to come play in the woods, meet new friends, do all the normal camp activities and also go home at the end of the day to pet the dog and sleep. The next morning, we do it all again. Drop off every morning at 8:30am and pick up at 5:30pm* that evening.
- June 21st -26th
- July 12th -17th
MINI DAY CAMP
- June 29- July 1
Saddle Up Horse Day Camp
Saddle up for the best summer ever! For those looking to learn to ride a horse or for an intermediate rider who is looking for a week of camp fun—saddle up camp is for you! Campers will gain confidence, become focused and develop social skills while building a solid riding foundation under the supervision of our safety conscious PATH certified instructors. About 2 hours every day will be spent riding, grooming or learning about how to care for horses. There will still be time for most of the normal camp activities, so kids get ready for the ride of your life! Drop off every morning at 8:30am and pick up at 5:30pm* that evening.
- June 21st -26th
- July 5th -10th
- July 12th -17th
* If you need to have a late pickup time for your day camp, please contact the office so we can help accommodate this. We must have advance notice of this before camp starts to arrange for staffing and there may be an additional charge.
Calvin Center has nice modern cabins with air conditioning and bathrooms connected to the bedrooms, so everyone is comfortable. Our counselors sleep just through a connecting door so they can maintain supervision overnight while giving the campers privacy. Here are the options for 2020!
Saddle Up Horse Overnight Camp
Grades 3-5 & 6-8
Saddle up and then stay awhile at the Calvin barn! It doesn’t get any better than this. For those looking to learn to ride a horse or for an intermediate or more advanced rider who is looking for a week of overnight camp fun—saddle up is for you! Campers will gain confidence, become focused and develop social skills whole building a solid riding foundation under the supervision of our safety conscious PATH certified instructors.
About 2 hours every day will be spent riding, grooming or learning about how to care for horses. There will still be time for most of the adventure camp activities, so kids get ready for the ride of your life!
Grades 3-5 Weeks Offered:
- June 21-26 (new week)
Grades 6-7 Weeks Offered:
- July 12th -17th
Adventure Camp is Calvin camp at its best. If a camper might like playing games, archery, lake toys, canoes, obstacle courses, hikes, seeing wildlife, sharing a bunkroom with friends, gathering around the campfire, S’mores, swimming in the pool, playing a round of Gaga, energizers, great food, and—well let’s just put it this way, if you love the basics of overnight camp – this is camp for you!
- July 12th -17th
Does your camper like being in the woods more than being inside? Is building forts in the woods a favorite activity? Nature Camp will be outside more than other campers as they will build a “Home in the Woods” to be their central hang out space. With all of the other activities of adventure camp, this is overnight camp at its finest. Campers will sleep in a cabin.
- June 21-26 (new date)
You & Me Overnight Camp
Parent & Grades 1-5
This is a great camp for campers who are not sure what camp is like and if they will want to stay on their own. Every camper brings a responsible adult for this short camp to make memories together doing things like playing on the lake, cooking s’mores and creating crafts together. The price for this camp is for one adult and one child.
- June 28th – July 1st
Cost: $420 (Covers 1 parent and 1 camper)
Parent & Grandparents
Every year camp parents express a desire to stay with their camper, but their camper is ready to branch out a little. With this set up the camper gets to go to Day Camp on their own for a short week and every night come back to the Conference Lodge to sleep with their parent. Parents can create their own adventure (sleep all day, telecommute, do crafts, etc.) or join in some of the scheduled camp activities like swimming.
Call Calvin Center office for dates and costs
Reach Out Day Camp*
This camp is a time of joy and success as a camp for people with special needs. While at Calvin Center, having the time of their life in a supportive environment, the campers receive extra supervision and two hours with our Therapeutic Horse-riding program. Campers will still have time for swimming in the pool, canoeing, archery and other normal camp activities. A high ratio of staff and volunteers ensures that each camper receives the care they need and a safe and enriching camp experience. A supplemental application is required for Reach Out participants, which must be approved by camp staff to complete registration. In order to create a safe place for all, Reach Out campers must be able to effectively communicate their basic needs and wants, maintain their own hygiene and bathroom needs, and be able to interact with peers and staff appropriately. If you have a question about additional needs your camper may need, please contact us to see if we can accommodate.
Mini Camp Weeks Offered:
- June 29th – July 1st
THE HARDEST JOB YOU’LL EVER LOVE!
Do you love kids, have a passion for sharing your faith, and feel energized spending time in God’s creation? If so, we may have a job for you! Each summer a collection of amazing people come together to form an intentional Christian community here at Calvin Center. Together, we endeavor to provide life changing experiences for the campers who attend our programs by showing them radical Christian hospitality. We believe each child deserves to be loved as the child of God they are.
We are looking to hire the very best people for our resident and day camp programs. If you think you have what it takes, apply here.