SUMMER CAMPS

SUMMER CAMPS 2020

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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.

    Resident camps maintain a ratio of 7 campers per 1 staff which are usually configured into a small Family Group which may have up to 14 campers and 2 counselors. This Family Group will travel through the week together learning how to work as a group to make decisions on activities and building relationships to last a lifetime. Sometimes this group may be single gender but usually includes a mix of genders in staff and campers. We maintain ratios based on American Camping Association recommendations. Calvin Center camps offer campers a chance to experience nature in ways that many children and youth never get the chance to experience. Running through the woods, finding turtles, frogs and new plants in the woods that God has created. These are all special moments to stop and appreciate all that we have been given. Since 1960, kids have come from all over to explore the 500+ acres of Calvin Center. Under the guidance of our camp counselors, campers find a safe place to make friends, find community, and learn outdoor skills. These activities will help them grow in self-confidence, relationship skills, and in their faith. Whether they are learning the skills of archery or jumping off the Laketoy, this week-long day camp will be filled with experiences they’ll never forget. Sibling Discount First family member pays full cost, $25 discount is available for each additional sibling camper in the 2020 Camp season. Other scholarship opportunities available. Please email us at office@calvincenter.org for more info.

    Explorer Day Camp

    Grades 1-5

    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.

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 7th -12th
    • June 14th -19th
    • June 21st -26th
    • July 12th -17th

    Cost: $270

    MINI DAY CAMP

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 29- July 1

    Cost: $135

    Saddle Up Horse Day Camp

    Grades 1-5

    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.

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 7th -12th
    • July 5th -10th
    • June 21st -26th
    • July 12th -17th
    • June 14th -19th

    Cost: $320

    * 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.

    OVERNIGHT CAMPS

    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 7th -12th
    • June 14th -19th

    Cost: $550

    Grades 6-7 Weeks Offered:

    • June 7th -12th
      July 12th -17th

    Cost: $550

    Adventure Camp

    Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-8

    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!

    Week Offered:

    • July 12th -17th

    Cost: $350

    Night Owl Camp

    Grades 8-12

    Night Owl camp is designed for campers who want to stay up late and sleep late in the morning. Campers first meal of the day will be lunch and then their day will continue with all the camp activities of Adventure Camp and added elements like star gazing and night hikes.

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 7th – 12th

    Cost: $350

    NATURE Camp

    Grades 3-5

    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.

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 14th – 19th

    Cost: $375

    ART CAMP

    Grades 6-8

    Is your camper a natural Van Gogh or Remington just looking for a chance to let their gift shine through? This is their chance to spend a little more time perfecting their artistic ability. About 2 hours a day will be spent learning new artistic skills with time left over for other camp activities. Cost includes art supplies.

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 14th – 19th

    Cost: $410

    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.

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 28th – July 1st

    Cost: $420 (Covers 1 parent and 1 camper)

    Parent Camp

    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*

    AGES 8-12

    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.

    Weeks Offered:

    • June 22nd -June 26th

    Cost: $350

    Mini Camp Weeks Offered:

    • June 29th – July 1st

    Cost: $225

    SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

    GALLERY

      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.