2015 Summer Youth Camp Schedule/Costs
|Adventure I (Day Option)|
|Adventure II (Day Option)|
|Journey (Day Option)|
Mustangs & Mavericks I
|Mustangs & Mavericks II|
Money Saving Tips
1. Register and pay in full before April 1, and receive last year's pricing and a free summer theme t-shirt.
2. Register and pay in full before May 15, receive regular pricing and a free summer theme t-shirt.
3. Earn a $10 credit to the camp store when you bring a friend who has never been a camper at Rhodes Grove before. Campers must come the same week of camp and be listed on registration form. Store credit is not refundable.
4. Multiple Child Discount - If you register multiple children from your family you can receive a $25 discount for each additional child.
We understand that not everyone can afford to come to camp. Each summer Rhodes Grove challenges hundreds of campers to grow closer to God and we don't want anyone to be left out of that experience. Thanks to the support and generosity of Rhodes Grove donors, we have a Campership Fund to help families send their kids to camp. If you would like information on receiving Campership funds, please contact us before the registration deadline. You may also download the application. If you would like to give to the campership fund, click here for more information.
What's there to do @ camp?
Swimming, Archery, Bible Studies, Crafts, Basketball, Sports, Disc Golf, Skateboarding, Alpine Tower, Big Swing, Campfires, Horses, Waterslide, Nature Exploration, Gaga, Exciting Games, Ultimate Cooking, Paintball, Devotions, Camp Songs, Exciting Speakers, Ping Pong, Model Rocketry, Pinewood Derby, Carpetball, 'Facing North' Worship, Camp Store, Canoe Trips, Food, Food, Food!
This is a camp for campers grades 6-9 and you guessed it: Paintball for an entire week!! There will be a speed ball course and a woods ball course. Your entry fee will purchase 1 case of paint. Extra bags will be for sale for $15 per bag. We will provide guns, air and masks. You may bring your own mask if you would like. Be prepared to show off your greatest battle scars and let the ruckus begin!
This camp is for students in grades 9-12 who want to experience something different than our traditional Quest Camp. This week will be an Adrenaline Rush because we will be white-water rafting, paintballing, backpacking, rock climbing and mountain biking. There is another surprise that we can't tell you. You have to show up to see what it is. We will also be tent camping along the Susquehanna River.
Let your child's first experiences of camp be memorable ones. Day Camp is designed to show your little camper what to expect at camp without the anxiety of being away from you for a long period of time. Featured activities include Bible lessons, crafts, games, free time, lunch, indoor gym/game room, rope swing, and our 150 ft water slide!! Day campers may also choose to participate in an optional overnight cabin experience complete with campfire and songs! Campers arrive at 9:00 am and depart at 5:00 pm. Transportation can be provided upon request (see registration) from Chambersburg and Waynesboro areas at no extra charge.
(Bus kids will be leaving at 4:30 daily).
Slap on the sunscreen! Swim Camp is designed to teach basic swimming and water safety skills and teach your future camper how to swim using a variety of different strokes in a fun atmosphere. Your camper will be learning from a certified life guard and trained staff in a safe environment. Swim campers may alos participate in the optional overnight cabin experience. Campers arrive at 9:00 am and depart at 5:00 pm. Transportation can be provided upon request (see registration) from Chambersburg and Waynesboro areas at no extra charge. (Bus kids will be leaving at 4:30 daily).
Adventure and Journey camps are traditional, 5-day resident programs that begin on Sunday afternoon and end Friday afternoon. Spend your week doing activities you love and worshipping with exciting music and challenging speakers. During free time you can choose your own adventure by going swimming, riding the zipline, getting candy at the camp store or much more. You'll leave with great memories and a challenge to live your life for Jesus!
Do you want to experience camp this summer but do not want to stay away from home for a week? Day options now available for Adventure and Journey camps! Drop off at 9am daily and pick up at 5pm. Lunch is provided.
Quest camp is your chance to escape the demands of being a high school student and getting away to relax at camp. Quest camp is designed to be highly relational as we relax the schedule, let you stay up late and give you a chance to see old friends and meet some new ones. Special activities include late night games, a day away at a state park, a movie under the stars and an extended stay into Saturday. Not to mention being challenged to follow Jesus in everything you do. Get ready for one of the most exciting weeks of your year!
Sign up quick - Space is limited!
Wild Wind - Get ready to BLAZE your guided trail. Just you, your horse, your experienced tour guide, and your co-riders, otherwise known as your posse. Wild Wind camp is designed for advanced riders looking for the ultimate wilderness horsemanship adventure. This is a young ladies only camping experience. Riders must have hadprevious Rhodes Grove Horse Camp (or equivalent overnight trip) experience and 25 hours of horsemanship exposure (participants will be asked to validate riding experience). Wild Wind includes two overnights on the trail in the Michaux State Forest. These rustic adventures will be really fun, but also extremely challenging. Riders will be taken to a new level in theirequestrian skills!
Mustangs & Mavericks - throw on your boots and bandana and come to experience our "Mustangs and Mavericks" horse camp. Camps are designed for the intermediate rider looking to add more skill to their abilities. Open for all campers, there are 2 weeks to choose from. Campers will enjoy all the activities of traditional camp while also experiencing the added benefit of caring for an riding ane xclusive horse all week. Horses and tack are provided by the camp. A special highlight of the experience is the overnight, rustic trail adventure in the Michaux State Forest. Campers will sleep under the stars, while enjoying time away with the other participants in this program. (We recommend 10-15 hours of previous horse experience for these camps).
Equestrian Experience camp is a program designed to create a heightened horsemanship experience for the seasoned rider. Campers will participate in the traditional schedule for our Quest Camp but will also have the added benefit of specially crafted horse activities. The Equestrian Experience includes drill team activities, individual skill challenges, rodeo games and more. There will be a 3 hour trail ride in the beautiful Michaux State Forest. Open for all campers, each rider should have 25 hours of horsemanship exposure and plan to spend approximately 4 hours a day in the barn and corral.
The following link provides information about our camps including a sample schedule, what to bring to camp, registration & arrival, end of the week pick-up, early release, missions offering, camp store, camp policies & rules, health & medication and visitiation. Please click here.
Lost and Found
Campers should do their best to keep track of the things they bring to camp, especially as they are leaving. All items from lost and found will be in the foyer of the Dining Hall. Be sure to check there before you leave camp so that you can pick up any items that belong to your family. We keep lost and found items until August 1st before donating them to a local charity. If you realize your child left something at Rhodes Grove, give us a call and we will check lost and found for you. If we have the item, it will be mailed to you and appropriate packaging and postage costs will be charged. We have partnered with Mabel's Labels , a company with all types of labels that are colorful, indestructible and fun! We look forward to sending campers home with ALL their belongings!
Mail and Email
It's always fun getting mail when you are at camp! When you write to your camper, encourage them to have fun, make new friends, and be open to what God is teaching them. Be positive! Mail is passed out at dinner each evening. Don't worry if you don't hear from your camper while they are here. They are likely busy with fun camp activities. No news is good news! You can write to your campers in three ways:
1. Letters - Please be sure to include your camper's name on the envelope:
2. Email - Email your camper at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to put your campers name and cabin in the "Subject" line. Campers will not be able to reply to your email. Please address only one camper per email.
**** Email will be delivered to each cabin and will be given out separate from regular mail. It will not be used for singing.
**** Rhodes Grove reserves the right to not pass out email of insignificant length or substance.
3. You may drop off letters and packages for your camper at registration on Sunday. Please let us know what day you would like them delivered.
For the Parents
The following link provides information for parents to prepare themselves (and their camper) for the time the camper is away from home. This includes the topics of "A Parent's Role During Camp", "Parent's Follow-up After Camp is Over" and "What If My Child Gets Homesick." Please click here.
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7693 Brown's Mill Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202