July 16-21, 2023

Grades 6-8

Cost: $555    (additional $50 for those in fishing activity)

Ultimate Middle School is for campers entering 6th through 8th grades.  Camper choose a single specialty to focus on each morning through the week and spend their afternoons doing traditional camp activities.


Add – ons: Campers will choose 1 add on that they will participate in each morning all week long;  do something you love or try something new – by the end of the week you’ll be the next star talent of that activity. Please note this is 1 activity for the week, not 1 activity per day.

*Due to COVID restrictions campers will be in cohorts by the activity they choose. Cohorts will live together and do all activities together.

Art  Limited to 9 Females – Campers will try their hand at a number of different mediums including water colors, clay, photography and chalk. Different artist will come in each day to share their knowledge and skill. Campers will have a change to display their work at an end of the week art show.

Culinary Arts  Limited to 6 Chefs – Campers learn a variety of food preparation skills including knife skills, menu preparation, presentation and food types.  Campers will prepare different dishes and the week culminated in a team cooking competition.

Dance  Limited to 9 Females – Campers construct and choreograph a variety of dance styles including theater jazz, basic ballet, liturgical expressions (with dowels or scarves), and Zumba, to name a few. There will be opportunities for performance at worship in the evenings and at the end of the week show.

Fishing  Limited to 9 – Campers will fish from the shores of West River, travel to some local area fishing spots and take an all-day charter trip on the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay. There will also be opportunities to crab as well. Campers should bring their own rod and tackle if possible. Equipment will be provided on the charter trip. A $50 extra fee applies for the day long charter. (The charter trip will be dependent on COVID restrictions at time of camp.)

Games  Limited to 9 – Campers will be challenged to learn and hone their minds with strategy skills for all kinds of games. If you like a challenge of board games, card games, team challenges and speed challenges, this is the group for you. 

Inventor’s Quest – Limited to 6 – Campers will make and use a new “invention” each day. These may include making and launching bottle rockets from soda bottles, a water cannon from PVC pipe, experimenting with different paper airplanes, electronic circuit boards and a solar phone charger.  Campers will use common hand tools and get to take their inventions home.

Kayaking  Limited to 12 kayakers – This is for the experienced and beginner kayakers. Campers will practice and refine their skills kayaking on the West River. Campers will also take a longer day trip in the area.  

Performing ArtsLimited to 12 – Campers will learn and be exposed to a variety of “performance arts” including improvisation, short plays, skits, and music.  Guest instructors may come to share magic tricks, juggling and more!

Sailing  Limited to 16 sailors – Campers will learn to sail on 24’ Rainbows. They will learn terminology, points of sail, how to handle the tiller and how to rig the boat. There will be extended day trips out to Thomas Point lighthouse if the winds are favorable. There will be tracks for beginners to experienced sailors.  

Sports  Limited to 18  – Campers will participate in a variety of sports including Ultimate Frisbee, kickball, capture the flag, volleyball, and some unconventional sports as well! Plus gaga ball, human foosball, and goofy games.  Good sportsmanship, teamwork and conditioning are emphasized! 

VideographyLimited to 8 – Campers will spend the week planning, scripting, and shooting short video clips. These will be shown to the whole camp adn even posted online on teh West River web and social media sites.