Summer Camps Schedule and Descriptions

Adventure Camps

Grades: 3-12

Cost: $485

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Adventure campers will make new friends, grow in community through team-building, hike through beautiful woodlands, perform in a talent show, visit historic Harper’s Ferry, WV, and paddle down the Potomac River.  Middle and High School campers will soar on our new 10-traverse aerial park while all ages will have a chance to enjoy the zipline and climbing tower.  Traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, archery,  group games, cookouts and campfires add to the fun while Bible study and worship help campers develop a relationship with Christ in a safe and encouraging environment.  Campers may sleep out at Campfire Hill one night and will enjoy lounging in our new hammock pods.

All Adventure Elementary campers will sleep in the Lodges.  Middle School campers will be in cabins or lodges depending on the week.  High School adventure campers will be in Shelter houses, tents or hammocks while they enjoy cookouts, star gazing and evening campfires.

American Sign Language Camps

Elementary: Grades 2-6

Middle: Grades 6-9

High School (with Deaf): Grades 9-12

Cost: $485

 

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American Sign Language Camp features ASL immersion opportunities for signers at any level, from beginners to fluent signers. Campers will also participate in swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and more while learning about God’s love through daily religious education lessons and chapel. Some grade levels overlap so parents may choose which level is best for their camper.

Deaf and hearing campers in the High School Deaf/ASL camp will share lodging and all daily activities. They will live together in the Shelter houses, which are more rustic housing, where they will enjoy dinner cookouts, star gazing, and evening campfires.

Arts & More!

Grades 3-6

Cost: $485

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Combine traditional camp fun with visual arts including painting, pottery and photography for a super crafty extravaganza!  From zipline to nature art and low ropes to mural painting, we will “create” a fun balance!

Best Week Ever

Grades 6-9

Cost: $485

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Exclusively for middle school campers, this camp will provide dynamic worship, enriching fellowship and awesome adventures. Campers will be able to choose their own activities to create a camp experience that will make it the “best week ever”. In the midst of the daily adventures, campers will have small group discussions and large group worship to focus on meeting their spiritual needs.

Directed by Pastors Katie Bishop, Chris Bishop and John Wunderlich

Best Week Ever – Leadership Track

Grades 10-12, by application only

Cost: $220

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The leadership track of BWE is a selective program for campers who show interest and ability in Christian leadership. Leadership campers will work closely with the Best Week Ever directors and counselors to plan and lead a variety of activities for the campers in the Best Week Ever program. This is a great opportunity to get hands on leadership experience in preparation for other leadership roles in the church or camp setting. Before registering for this program, please contact Pastor Chris Bishop, chris@faithpointum.org, for an application as there are a limited number of positions. If you register without this, you might be asked to choose a different program.  Applications will be reviewed by the Best Week Ever leadership team before final confirmation is given.

 

 

 

Canoe & Water Adventure Camp

Grades 8-12

Cost: $485

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Spend your week at Manidokan exploring the beautiful rivers and creeks that surround camp! In addition to some familiar camp activities, canoe campers will spend part of each day in either a canoe or kayak, sleep in tents or under the stars, and cook campfire meals! This camp is designed for kids with adventurous spirits and open minds.

Directed by Leigh Zimmerman.

 

Outdoor Leadership 101

Grades 9-12

Cost: $500

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This week is for campers who love the outdoors and want to know more about how it all work! Learn level 1 leadership skills in hike and stream studies, fire-building, river trips and more.  Enjoy a behind the scenes view of what summer staff do each day.  Learn and practice small group leadership in team-building games, safety procedures, and behavior management with on-the-job style training and feedback from staff mentors.  Celebrate with an overnight at Antietam Campground as you complete 15+ hours of a service-learning component and learn more than you imagined about yourself and others! This week prepare campers ages 16-18 for volunteering an additional week at Manidokan as an Outdoor Wilderness Leader (OWL).


Directed by Liz Andrews.

Deaf Camps

Elementary: Grades 2-6

Middle: Grades 6-9

High School (with ASL): Grades 9-12

Cost: $485

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Get ready for the most fun week of the summer! Campers will participate in swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and more, while they learn about God’s love through daily religious education lessons and chapel. Deaf Camp is designed for Deaf and hard-of-hearing campers who communicate primarily in American Sign Language. Some grade levels overlap so parents may choose which level is best for their camper.

Deaf and hearing campers in the High School Deaf/ASL Camp will share lodging and all daily activities. They will live together in the Shelter houses, a more rustic housing, where they will enjoy dinner cookouts, star gazing and evening campfires.

Explorer Camp

Grades: 6-12

Cost: $485

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Campers will have the opportunity to “explore” all Manidokan has to offer and learn more about the gifts and blessings God has given them.  Many of our adventures include river trips, low ropes challenges, and beautiful hikes including Sawmill Creek and a visit to Harper’s Ferry along with traditional activities like campfires, s’mores, archery, crafts, gaga ball, 9 square, a talent show, and our new hammock pods!  Middle and High School campers will soar on our new 10-traverse aerial park while all ages will have a chance to enjoy the zipline and climbing tower.  Camper will build relationships with both cabin groups and daytime small groups.  Engaging worship is planned for the large group.  All Explorer campers live in cabins or lodges.

This week in partnership with Mt. Carmel UMC, Frederick.

Horseback Adventure Camp

Grades 6-12

Cost: $705

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Campers will learn basic horsemanship, including grooming, saddling, and bridling, as well as basic riding skills. Trail rides will go on scenic mountainous trails and along the C&O Canal towpath.  Campers will also enjoy traditional camp activities including a river trip, swimming, hiking, low ropes, zipline, campfires, Bible study and worship. Campers will stay in the cabins and meeting house.

Directed by Sabrina Merrill

Late Night Adventure

Grades 9-12

Cost: $530

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This camp is for teens who love to play in the dark.  We will play into the night by zip-lining with headlamps, night hiking, and enjoying the stars. Then we’ll turn life around and sleep during the day, like many nocturnal animals at camp.  In addition to Bible Study, we will have some solo fireside or candlelight worship as well as activities with all of camp, like Mission Night and Talent Show!  We expect to include an offsite guided trip to a cave and midnight bowing.  This group of campers will likely sleep in the lodges.

Directed by Andy Jones.

Middle School Missions

Grades: 6-8

Cost: $495

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Join this adventure-based camp to get a taste of mission experience in partnership with Manidokan’s neighboring communities and have the same summer camp fun on site! After a playful start with team-building on our challenge course, campers will put their team to the test and complete 16-20 hours in hands-on mission this week. Thrills of zip lining, rafting, water games and campfire cooking will also be a part of their week. Small group time will help campers process why we serve others and what that has to do with faithful living. Mission campers will stay in the cabins.

Mini Camp

Grades 2-4

Cost: $330

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With just 3 nights away from home, Mini Camp is the perfect opportunity for campers who are not quite ready for a full week away from home, but still want a taste of what camp has to offer. Hiking, rafting, crafts, s’more’s, worship, and more await campers of this partial week experience.

Rustic Camps

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Cost: $485

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Take your Camp Manidokan experience to the NEXT LEVEL! Rustic campers will sleep in covered hammock shelter, hike, cook campfire meals, build strong relationships, canoe and camp overnight on the C&O Canal, and learn outdoor living skills!  All this in addition to low ropes team-building, an aerial park 35-feet in the air, and a nearly 900 ft. zipline!  Who could ask for more?  This camp is designed for kids with adventurous spirits and open minds.  Come live in the great outdoors at our NEW Rustic camping location!

July 19-24 – High School Rustic event

July 26-31 – Middle School Rustic event directed by Maggie Jones

 

Ultimate Adventure Trek

Grades 8-12

Cost: $560

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Double your daily challenges with this high variety youth adventure quest! Offsite canoeing and caving as well as whitewater rafting and an overnight at the Youghiogheny River in Western Pennsylvania are added onto an already activity-packed week.  Relax each evening with Bible study and a campfire snack, weather permitted, of course!

 

Young Family Camp

For Families with Elementary age children

Cost: $185 Adults, $120 campers age 4 and older

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This laid back young elementary family event is an excellent introduction to camp! Group games, family art projects and campfire songs will be intertwined with swimming, short hikes, climbing wall and the Flying Squirrel. Two nights and 7 meals complete with engaging Bible Study and outdoor worship will frame out the week.  All activities are in a choose-your-own pace and adventure format. Campers stay in parent custody and families can choose naptime, crafts, or hikes anytime that meets their personal needs.

Directed by Rev. Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads.

 

2020 Schedule at a Glance

*Based on grade entering Fall 2020

(Registration to open mid-January)

June 28-July 3 (Sunday -Friday)

Best Week Ever (Grades 6-9) $485

June 27-July 3 (Sat – Fri)

Best Week Ever Leadership (Grades 10-12) $220

July 5-8 (Sunday – Wednesday)

Mini Week (Grades 2-4) $330

July 5-10 (Sunday – Friday)

Adventure Camp, Grades 6-8 $485

Outdoor Leadership 101, Grades 9-12 $500

July 12-17 (Sunday – Friday)

Arts n More, Grades 3-6 $485

Explorer, Grades 6-12 $485

Canoe & Water Adventure, Grades 8-12 $485

July 19-24 (Sunday -Friday)

Adventure Camp, Grades 3-5 $485

Adventure Camp, Grades 6-8 $485

Rustic Adventure, Grades 9-12 $485

Horseback Adventure, Grades 6-12, $705

July 26-31 (Sunday – Friday)

Adventure Camp, Grades 3-5 $485

Rustic Adventure, Grades 6-8 $485

Late Night, Grades 8-12 $530

Middle School Mission, Grades 6-8, $495

August 2-7 (Sunday – Friday)

Deaf Camp  (Grades 3-6,  6-9) $485

American Sign Language  (Grades 3-6, 6-9) $485

Deaf / ASL High School (Grades 9-12) $485

August 8-10 (Sat – Mon)

Young Family Camp, Grades 3-5

August 9-14 (Sunday-Friday)

Adventure Camp, Grades 6-8 $485

Ultimate Adventure Trek, Grades 8-12 $560