Summer Camps Schedule and Descriptions

We are currently planning to have overnight camps in 2022, pending final decisions from state and county executives due to the pandemic. We are currently planning for only 75% capacity for all programs and each program will run as it’s own cohort (group) doing all camp activities together and keep distance from other cohorts on site as much as possible.

** All offsite trips and trips or activities with outside vendors are subject to change based on current COVID-19 levels within our community.

***Housing can also be subject to change heading into a week to reduce risk based on summer patterns with COVID-19.

In our  online registration system – Please be sure you choose your camper, select the session they want (enrolled status), then pay the required deposit (Registered status). 

A space for your camper will not be guaranteed until deposit/payment is made.

 

Adventure Camps

Elementary, Grades 3-5       Middle, Grades 6-8       High School, Grades 9-12

Cost: $515

Adventure campers will make new friends, grow in community through team-building, hike through beautiful woodlands, perform in a talent show, and paddle down the Potomac River.  A visit to historic Harper’s Ferry will be determined per COVID.  Middle and High School campers will soar on our new multi-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.

All Housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.

See schedule for dates.

Adventure After Dark

Grades: 6-8

Cost: $535

New this year! Staying up late, but not ALL night, is the highlight of this camp.  With zipline after dark, star-gazing, fireside worship, campfire cooking, minight bowling, a twilight Sawmill Creek Hike, and other nighttime fun, who can resist?  You’ll join with other campers for all camp favorites like Mission Manidokan and Talent Show.

All Housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.

American Sign Language Camp

Grades 2 – 12

Cost: $515

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 and learn about God’s love through daily religious education lessons and chapel. ASL Camp is designed for hearing campers at any signing level.

Campers in Deaf & ASL Camps will share lodging and all daily activities.

Age groupings & housing will be determined based on Covid metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.  Oldest campers are likely to stay in the shelter sites instead of lodges or cabins.

Best Week Ever

Grades 6-8 

Cost: $515

Exclusively for middle school campers, this camp will provide dynamic worship, enriching fellowship and awesome adventures. Campers will do some choosing of 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.

All Housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.

Best Week Ever – Leadership Track

Grades 9-12, by application only

Cost: $415

Step 1: Applications to be posted Feb.     AND     Obtain a Pastor’s Reference here
You will receive a message from Pastor Chris Bishop then once approved:
Step 2:  Register and pay tuition in BWC Camp system

The Best Week Ever leadership program is for high school aged campers who show interest and ability in Christian leadership. Leadership campers will work closely with the Best Week Ever directors and counselors to plan, serve and lead a variety of activities for the campers.  This is a great opportunity to get hands on leadership experience in preparation for other leadership roles in the church or camp setting.

Here is a message from Pastor Chris Bishop about this program:

The goal of this week is to provide a great week of camp for everyone by serving one another, growing in faith and leading well. A few characteristic we seek in a great student leader are:

  • Communication skills – If you have questions or concerns or ideas tell Pastor Chris as we all work together to make camp the best week for everyone.
  • Servant Leadership – You are a big part of what makes camp special.  Your willingness to serve first and put the camper’s experience first is amazing, even more so when you set aside personal preference or convenience.
  • Team-member – There is a whole team here with you! Knowing when to work hard and when to relax can help your week go well.
  • Open to try new things – We want you to grow as a disciple, leader and person. This means that we will ask you to try new things but know that we all learn together in a safe environment.

While the list above is not complete it is a good summary of the team’s expectations of our Student Leaders, if you feel excited about joining our team then we encourage you to apply.  It is the hope of the Best Week Ever team that you will grow as a leader through training, conversation and hands-on experience.

 If you have any questions about this program, please contact Pastor Chris Bishop, chris@faithpointum.org,   There are a limited number of positions.  Applications will be reviewed by the Best Week Ever leadership team before final confirmation is given.   If you register without an approved application from Pastor Chris then you might be asked to choose a different program.

All Housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.

Canoe & Water Adventure Camp

Grades 8-12

Cost: $515

Spend your week at Manidokan exploring the beautiful rivers and creeks that surround camp! Canoe campers will spend most of each day in either a canoe or kayak, sleep in Manidokan’s NEW hammock shelter, and cook campfire meals!  Evenings will be filled with fun games and activities.  This camp is designed for kids with adventurous spirits and open minds. Can you picture it…camping out next to the river, eating delicious campfire meals, swimming and floating, and of course epic water games!  Come enjoy the great outdoors at Camp Manidokan!

 

Deaf Camp

Grades 2 – 12

Cost: $515

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 campers who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Campers in Deaf & ASL Camps will share lodging and all daily activities.

Age groupings & housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.  Oldest campers are likely to stay in the shelter sites instead of lodges or cabins.

Explorer Camp

*Updated 4/1/2022 – Grades: 3-6, 7-8, 9-12

Cost: $515

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, team 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 enjoy our new hammock pods!  Older campers will soar on our aerial park with quick jump and zipline.  Camper groups will choose a daily “Explore More” activity!

This week in partnership with Mt. Carmel UMC and Wesley Freedom UMC.

Hammock Camp

Grades 6-9

Cost: $515

Take your Camp Manidokan experience to the NEXT LEVEL! Campers will sleep in hammocks, hike, cook campfire meals, build strong relationships, canoe and camp overnight on the C&O Canal!  Our high and low ropes challenges include an aerial park 35-feet in the air and a nearly 900 ft. zipline! This camp is designed for kids with adventurous spirits who are ready for a rustic adventure.  Come live in the great outdoors at our NEW Hammock Shelter Pavilion!

 

Late Night

Grades 9-12

Cost: $575

This camp is for teens who love to stay up late and play outside in the dark.  We will play into the night by zip-lining with headlamps, night hiking, evening Bible Study, and enjoying the stars. Then we’ll sleep during much of the day.  In addition to sharing activities with all of camp, like Mission Night and Talent Show, we expect to include canoeing, caving, and midnight bowing, COVID allowing.

All Housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.

 

Outdoor Wilderness Leaders (OWL)

Grades 9-12

Cost: $385

This week is for campers who love the outdoors and want to practice doing and leading outdoor adventure activities! Learn level 1 leadership skills in hiking and stream studies, fire-building, river trips and more.  Enjoy a behind the scenes view of what summer staff do each day including safety preparations and behavior mangement with some 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 prepares you to become a Manidokan Outdoor Wilderness Leader (OWL).  Campers 16 or older can ask about coming a second week to volunteer.

All Housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.

Summer Blast! (Mini Camps)

Elementary Grades 2-5   &  Middle, Grades 6-8

Cost: $385

Come have a blast on this four-day Manidokan Adventure including fun in the water, on the trails, on the ropes course and Zipline, and at the campfire. With just 3 overnights, this mini-Camp is the perfect opportunity for campers to have great summer fun in a partial week experience. Join us for a packed four days in an awesome place!

All Housing will be determined based on COVID metrics, age-level, and registration numbers closer to camp.

Arrival/Check-In will be on July 5th, Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm.

Departure/Pick-Up will be on July 8th, Friday at regular time, 6:15pm.

Campers will enjoy Dinner on Tuesday through Dinner on Friday.

Summers End: Clergy Family & Friends Retreat

 August 7-9, Sunday-Tuesday  (Option to stay over Tuesday night add-on)

This Sunday-Tuesday retreat is an all-inclusive family getaway for clergy and ministry leadership families!  Experience camp together as a family, while someone else cooks!  Adventures like family games and art projects, river-rafting, ziplining, creek-hiking, climbing, swimming, and campfire treats await! Camp staff will plan 2-3 daily program options and a swim time, family-based devotions, and outdoor worship.

Weekend Programming Fee                        $150 per family = zipline, family obstacle course, climbing wall, arts and crafts, creek hiking, swimming pool, campfire

Weekend Registration/Food Fee (6 meals, 2 snacks)       $75 Adults 12 and up;   $65 4-11 years;  Ages 3 and under – Free

In a “choose your own adventure” style housing, options include:

1) a lodge bedroom with their own private bathroom and up to 6 beds and shared kitchenette — Lodge Bedroom, 2 nights $200 per family, $50 Tuesday night add-on

2) a family cabin using the bathhouse and shared meeting house for movies/boardgames/kitchenette and indoor relaxing  — Cabin, 2 Nights $100 per family cabin, $25 Tuesday night add-on

3) renting a tent or bringing your own tent  — Tenting, 2 nights $40 per family, Tuesday night free add-on

4) reserving a spot in our Hammock Shelter — Hammock Shelter, 2 nights ,$50 per family, Tuesday night free add-on

Campers remain in parent’s custody and families can choose things that meets their personal needs, which could include napping, driving yourself to a local attraction like Antietam Battlefield or Harpers Ferry, or bringing bikes to ride on the C&O Canal!

THIS EVENT IS SIGNIFICANTLY DISCOUNTED FROM CURRENT RATES TO THANK YOU AS OUR PARTNER IN MINISTRY!!!!  (For example, a family of 4 in a lodge would be = $640 (2 adults, one youth, one child).

Can’t make it for an overnight, bring the family for just 1 full day of camp fun! 

Monday Only Programming Fee                $30 per person

Monday Only Meal Fee                                 $30 per person (Lunch, Dinner, and snack)

 

 

Date 2022 Schedule 
*Based on grade entering Fall 2022
Rate
June 12 - 17 Explorer Camps: Grades 3-6, 7-8, 9-12 $515
June 26 - July 1 Best Week Ever, Grades 6-8 $515
Best Week Ever Leadership, Grades 9-12 $415
July 5-8* Summer Blast!  Grades 2-5, 6-8 $385
OWL - Outdoor Wilderness Leader, Grades 9-12 $385
July 10-15 Adventure Camps: Grades 3-5, 6-8 $515
Canoe & Water Adventure, Grades 8-12 $515
July 17-22 Adventure Camps: Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 $515
July 24-29 Deaf & ASL Camps: Grades 3-12 $515
July 31-Aug 5 Late Night Camp, Grades 9-12 $575
Adventure After Dark, Grades 6-8 $535
Hammock Camp, Grades 6-9 $515
Aug 7-9 Summers End: Clergy Friends & Family Retreat See description