Mark your calendars NOW for a summer adventure that builds your Faith in Jesus â€” while you have fun and make new friends!
Deke Rider, Site Director 10896 Nixon Street • Indianola, IA 50125 Phone: 866-684-7753 WesleyWoods.Camp@iaumc.org • www.WesleyWoodslowa.org
Directions: From Des Moines take SW 9th Street exit from south bypass Highway 5 — but go south (it becomes County R-63). At the junction of Highways 92 and R-63 at the west edge of Indianola, go south on R-63 for 4-1/2 miles, then turn east on Nixon Street.
We want to welcome every one of you to our Iowa United Methodist camps. It is a place where God works in so many special ways. Some of you may see God through the incredible beauty of our camp sites; such as the rocky bluffs of Pictured Rocks, the gently rolling hills of Wesley Woods, or even the quiet sparkling blue lake at Okoboji. Many will find God through the special times of Worship, where song and praise is lifted high around a campfire as the stars shine overhead. Or it may even be that God comes to your heart through one of our creative and fun Bible Studies where Christian values are learned and shared as the campers get to know each other better. Whatever way God works through you, it can be found at one of our camps. So come to one of our camps and be assured that it will be a safe and fun experience for you as you learn more about your faith in Jesus. In Christ,
David Hobbs Kathy Potter LDM for Camps and Camp Registrar
TO CAMPERS Fun and laughter await you at Wesley Woods — one of Iowa’s United Methodist camps. Make new friends, experience new adventures, sing songs around the campfire and have the time of your life. Jump in and see what fun and adventure is awaiting you.
TO PARENTS A camping experience has been part of countless people’s faith stories for generations! Camping events provide children, youth, young adults and families with an opportunity to learn, play, experience God’s love in the outdoors, grow in faith in a safe atmosphere, and to reach their personal best! The activities and opportunities that campers experience at camp will stick with them for the rest of their lives! Camp provides the acceptance and support of a Christian community and positive relationships with caring adult leaders. At Wesley Woods, Christ is shared in song, word, worship and example. Camp provides an unforgettable summer experience, where campers can discover and explore exciting activities in a carefully supervised Christian environment. Lives are changed forever!
How do I register for camp?
How are campers grouped at camp?
Three ways: 1) Complete the registration Form that is provided; 2) Call 1-800-765-1651 to register by phone; or 3) Register online at www.IAcampsandretreats.org.
Campers are put into small groups based on age and gender while maintaining safe camper-to-staff ratios. Campers may request up to one cabin mate. Be certain to make such a request on the registration form.
What happens after I register? You will receive a confirmation packet within two weeks that will include a health form, liability waiver and a list of what each camper needs to bring to camp. Instructions about times for check in and checkout, payment plans and other matters will be included in this packet. If you do not receive this packet within two weeks after you register, please call the Registrar at 800-765-1651 or 515-974-8946 between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays.
How may I pay for camp? We require at least 25 percent of the camp fee with each event registration. The balance is due two weeks prior to the start of that camp.
What if we run into a situation where we are unable to come to camp after we register? If you have to cancel for any reason we refund all except the 25% registration fee. If the event is cancelled by us, we will refund the full amount of what you have paid.
What if I need financial assistance? If you need financial assistance, please contact our office, or your local church pastor about receiving a full or partial campership. We also have partnerships with local agencies and individuals who are willing to provide support for a family needing financial assistance. We believe that every child needs to have a Christian camping experience and we will not turn any person away who demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
Do you offer discounts? We offer two categories of discounts. We offer a family discount in which a second, third or fourth child will receive a $25 discount off the posted fee for the camp they attend. You will be required to pay full price for the first child. We know friends like to attend camp together. Therefore, as an incentive, we will discount your child’s fee $25 for each new camper your child brings to camp. The friend must not have attended an Iowa UM camp in the past three years, and the discount applies only to the registration of your child.
What if my child has health problems or takes medications? Each camp has a Health Care Manager qualified to handle accidents and health issues who will oversee distribution of medications. On opening day medications are taken up and parents will verify special medical considerations we need to be aware of. We keep medical forms you have completed on hand so we may reach you. You’ll receive detailed information regarding medication needs in your confirmation packet.
What do I need to bring to camp? Your confirmation letter will provide a letter and a list of specific clothing and other items to bring from the camp director of the camp you are attending. Remember that your clothing—especially swimwear— needs to be appropriate for a church camp.
Do I need to bring money to camp? Our sites have camp stores where you may purchase items. These are open on registration day and on the last day of camp. Your camp fee includes snacks and some items from the store that you receive during your stay.
What does a typical day at camp look like? Each camp program has its uniqueness; however, most will include a daily schedule that includes the activities highlighted by the session chosen, Journey times, worship and Bible study, three meals, rest, swimming, and evening activities.
What are Journeys? These are focus areas in which campers may choose an activity or perhaps several activities to participate in each day. This allows more freedom to focus on activities you most enjoy. The Journey options vary from camp to camp and may be dependent on the length of the camp or the specialty nature of the camp you are enrolled. If you wish for more information about Journeys at a particular camp or about the activities in general, we encourage you to call and speak directly with the camp staff at the camp you are interested in attending. They are very glad to answer your questions.
Family Discounts We are pleased to continue Family Discounts. Receive a $25 discount for each additional family member who registers for camp after the first child is signed up.
Bring a Friend Discounts We encourage you to bring a friend (or two!) with you to camp this summer. Make certain your friends write your name and address on their application, and we will discount your event fee by $25 for each camper* you bring.** * New campers are defined as not having been to any Iowa UM camps in the past three years. ** Discounts can only be applied toward camping event registration fees.
Camperships We have a policy to not turn any child away from camp who wishes to come due to a family’s inability to pay. Therefore, we have created a Campership Fund lovingly supported by individuals, groups, churches, and the IA Annual Conference, that allows us to provide financial assistance to those in need. If you are in financial need, contact your local church, pastor, agency, or camp staff at the camp you wish to attend and learn how to apply. You may also call the camp registrar for additional information or application.
Do you offer transportation? We do not offer transportation. However, we will work with you to connect with a prescreened person who is willing to transport your child to and from camp.
I am concerned about safety. How can I be certain my child will be safe at camp? We are proud that our United Methodist Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the national accrediting body for camping programs and a leader in childhood development, education and welfare. To earn accreditation, camps must comply with up to 300 health, safety, and program quality standards. Across the country, only one in four camps seeks and earns this distinction. Okoboji, Pictured Rocks and Wesley Woods regularly review every facet of their program and operations. No accreditation process, no licensing program, no set of regulations or laws can guarantee safety. However, accreditation is evidence for parents that a camp is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
WESLEY WOODS JOURNEYS
WHAT’S UP AT WESLEY WOODS? Summer 2011 was a spirit filled summer and we can’t wait for 2012! Come enjoy horses, the Blob, Iceberg, a 3-D archery range, climbing wall, high & low ropes courses and so many more things for all ages. We are dedicated to sharing the Good News of a loving Father and a Son that covered our sins. Campers will be encouraged to grow in their faith through testimonies, worship experiences, daily devotions and small group Bible Studies. We believe individuals grow stronger in their faith as they worship, play, pray and live in Christian community. God has blessed us with beautiful facilities, dedicated staff and tremendous support from parents, pastors and local congregations. The times listed in the descriptions are the check in and check-out times. The first time listed is the time we have reserved for the campers to arrive and the second time listed is our check-out time. Dinner meals will be served for campers who arrive on Sunday nights or Wednesday nights. Wesley Woods offers two types of adventures within our programs. Inpost camping programs stay in cabins or lodges, which are air-conditioned and have bunk beds. Campers in the Inpost program will take most of their meals in the dining hall. Outpost campers stay in a variety of accommodations from the Pioneer Log Cabin to a 1918 Ranch House to Covered Wagons. Outpost campers will cook breakfast and supper over the campfire. Outpost events are indicated by the after the event name. If you would like more information on specific camp sites, you can find those on our web page at www.wesleywoodsiowa.org All events have similarities. Campers can expect three meals and two snacks daily. Campers with special food needs are encouraged to contact our staff before they arrive to discuss how best to accommodate their needs. Camper fee includes a water bottle, group picture, and horse ride (weight limit 240 lbs.). The whole camp has daily Bible study, worship, theme days and community activities.
In addition to the daily adventures every child experiences while attending camp, campers attending week-long camps have the opportunity to choose Journeys. At the start of their week, each camper will select two age-specific Journeys in which they would like to participate. Campers will focus on their two selected Journeys Monday to Wednesday for approximately 60 minutes each day. On Thursday, most campers will be given an opportunity to choose an additional two Journeys to try. Other campers on Thursday may do more specific activities included in the event descriptions, such as trips off-site to Blank Park Zoo or Adventureland. Journeys are held in small groups and led by trained and experienced staff. In addition to having Journey choices, Wesley Woods campers select their own water choices which are creek stomping, or swimming in our pool or in Broken Arrow Pond. Campers indicate the number of days they are interested in doing each activity. Staff members assign campers to water activities daily according to group schedule, weather and camper desires.
A Friend & Me Adventures Day Camp Ages 4–6
Join a parent, grandparent, or adult friend at camp for the day. Make a craft, learn a Bible story, eat S’mores, swim at the pool, and take a wagon ride to meet the farm animals. 7000 A Friend & Me Day Camp 1 (Child) June 6 7001 A Friend & Me Day Camp 1 (Adult) June 6 7002 A Friend & Me Day Camp 2 (Child) July 11 7003 A Friend & Me Day Camp 2 (Adult) July 11 7004 A Friend & Me Day Camp 3 (Child) July 25 7005 A Friend & Me Day Camp 3 (Adult) July 25
$57 $35 $57 $35 $57 $35
One Night Out Ages 6–9 (5pm–5:30pm) Spend one night at the Granary Barn. Help feed the miniature donkey, goats, sheep, chickens and llama. Try to catch the giant “old Charlie” catfish, swim in the pool, play games, Bible study, and have fun. 7100 One Night Out 1 June 7–8 $108 7101 One Night Out 2
A Friend & Me Adventures Overnight Ages 4–6
Join a parent, grandparent, or adult friend at camp for the day and night. Make a craft, learn a Bible story, eat S’mores, swim, and wagon ride to the farm to meet the animals. It’s a great time for families to come together in a relaxing atmosphere filled with God’s wonder. 7007 A Friend & Me Overnight 1 (Child) June 3–4 7008 A Friend & Me Overnight 1 (Adult) June 3–4 7009 A Friend & Me Overnight 2 (Child) July 1–2 7010 A Friend & Me Overnight 2 (Adult) July 1–2
$94 $70 $94 $70
Here I Go Overnight Here I Go Day Camp Ages 5–6 (5pm–5:30pm)
A fun-filled day for first time campers. Spend the day exploring all that camp has to offer. Swim in the pool, make crafts, take a wagon ride to visit the farm animals, eat S’mores & learn about Jesus.
Great for first timers! One night and fun filled day on your own with counselors and friends. Stay in a cabin and explore all the fun things at camp. Swim in the pool, do crafts, go on a wagon ride, visit the farm animals, and learn about Jesus.
7014 Here I Go Day Camp 1 June 13 7015 Here I Go Day Camp 2 July 3 7016 Here I Go Day Camp 3 July 18
7017 Here I Go Overnight 1 7018 Here I Go Overnight 2 7019 Here I Go Overnight 3
$74 $74 $74
June 3–4 July 1–2 Aug 5–6
$108 $108 $108
S.P.L.A.T. Ages 6–9
SPLAT is our half-week camp that’s perfect for beginning campers. Splash around in the swimming pool, participate in Bible studies, make ice-cream, go on a horse ride, and experience worship. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and build your faith.
Little Cowpokes Ages 7–9
Spend extra time with the horses doing two arena rides and learning horse science. Also do activities like swimming, creek stomping and eat S’mores.
7110 S.P.L.A.T 1A
7111 S.P.L.A.T 1B
7112 S.P.L.A.T 2A
7113 S.P.L.A.T 2B
$195 7157 Little Cowpokes 2B June 27-29 August 1–3 $195 7158 Little Cowpokes 3
7114 S.P.L.A.T 3A
7159 Little Cowpokes 4A August 5–7
Love being at Wesley Woods and wish you had time to immerse yourself in all the activities offered, including Journey options? This is the camp for you! Challenge $212 yourself on the high ropes course, canoe, go on a horse ride, eat S’mores, play games, swim daily, and $212 go deep into the Bible studies with your group. $212 7340 Immersion 1 July 8–13 $385 $212 7341 Immersion 2 July 22–27 $385 $212 7342 Immersion 3 Aug 5–10 $385 $212
7115 S.P.L.A.T 3B
7160 Little Cowpokes 4B August 8–10
7116 S.P.L.A.T 4A
7161 Little Cowpokes 5
7117 S.P.L.A.T 4B
7118 S.P.L.A.T 5
7119 S.P.L.A.T 6A
7120 S.P.L.A.T 6B
7121 S.P.L.A.T 7A
7122 S.P.L.A.T 7B
7123 S.P.L.A.T 8
7124 S.P.L.A.T 9A
7125 S.P.L.A.T 9B
7126 S.P.L.A.T 10
Animals, Animals, Animals Ages 6–9
7154 Little Cowpokes 1A June 3–5 7155 Little Cowpokes 1B June 6–8 7156 Little Cowpokes 2A June 24–26
Green Striped Hippos
This camp combines a lot of ‘activity favorites’ for you over the course of the week. Stay up late, go to Adventureland, sleep in, go into town for a meal and Ages 9–12 (5:30pm–5:30pm) other activities, choose your activities for Journeys, and do high ropes. Stay in the main camp and take Learn to fuse your faith & life together as one. In your meals in the dining hall. this camp you will choose your journeys, picking what activities you like. On top of that, you will also 7360 Green Striped Hippos 1 discover how faith impacts life in the here and now. June 3–8 $405 You will make new friends as you live out your week 7361 Green Striped Hippos 2 participating in large group activities, games, and June 24–29 $405 evening worship. Fusion is fast, fun adventure. 7362 Green Striped Hippos 3 7325 Fusion 1 June 3–8 $385 July 8–13 $405 7326 Fusion 2 June 10–15 $385 7363 Green Striped Hippos 4 July 22–27 $405 7327 Fusion 3 June 17–22 $385 7364 Green Striped Hippos 5 August 5–10 $405 7328 Fusion 4 June 24–29 $385
(4:30pm–4:30pm) 7329 Fusion 5 (short) July 1–3 Go to the farm, pet the animals, visit the Warren 7330 Fusion 6 July 8–13 County Nature Center, and spend time at the Blank Park Zoo. Also do activities like swimming, 7331 Fusion 7 July 22–27 creek-stomping, an arena ride and eat S’mores. 7332 Fusion 8 August 5–10 7150 Animals, Animals, Animals 1A 7333 Fusion 9 (short) August 12–14 June 10–12 $218 7151 Animals, Animals, Animals 1B Register Today! June 13–15 $218 Call 800-765-1651 7152 Animals, Animals, Animals 2 July 1–3 $218 7153 Animals, Animals, Animals 3 August 1–3 $218
$385 Spend time each day learning about the church and challenge yourself to grow spirituality and in your walk $385 through a canoe trip, ropes course challenges, and $215 more! Join the rest of the campers for journey time.
7725 Confirmation 1
7726 Confirmation 2
Joy Camp Ages 9–16
Horses, Horses, Horses
Outpost Adventure Ages 9–12 (5:00pm–4:50pm) Ages 9–12 (4:30pm–4:50pm) A fun and challenging lodge-based camp for those Do you enjoy horses and want to learn more about them? Stay in the yurts and try a variety of activities, from involved with the M.U.M.M.s ministry. Explore how Then check out this adventure camp! You will go on horses to swimming. Experience includes creek we can grow in God’s love. Swimming, hiking, creek two trail rides and learn about horse science and how stomping, exploring the woods, singing, and Bible stomping, stargazing, campfires, & more. For to groom the horses. This is a great introductory horse Study. It’s a lot of camp in a short amount of time. transportation to Wesley Woods please contact site. camp. Stay at Pioneer Three or the Ponderosa site. 7267 Pioneer Adventure 1 June 6–8 $195 7700 Joy Camp (ages 9–12) July 22–27 $380 7285 Horses, Horses, Horses 1 June 10–15 $387 7268 Pioneer Adventure 2A June 24–26 $195 7701 Joy Camp (ages 13–16) July 22–27 $380 7286 Horses, Horses, Horses 2 June 17–22 $387 7269 Pioneer Adventure 2B June 27–29 $195 7287 Horses, Horses, Horses 3 June 24–29 $387 CAMP HOPE Ages 8–12 7270 Pioneer Adventure 3 July 1–3 $195 7288 Horses, Horses, Horses 4 July 1–3 (short) $220 This Camp is a special experience for those young 7271 Pioneer Adventure 4A July 22–24 $195 7289 Horses, Horses, Horses 5 July 8–13 $387 folks who have had a family member who either is 7272 Pioneer Adventure 4B July 25–27 $195 incarcerated or has been in the past. It will be a time 7290 Horses, Horses, Horses 6 July 15–20 $387 of fun and fellowship, and a time to share our hopes 7273 Pioneer Adventure 5A Aug 5–7 $195 7291 Horses, Horses, Horses 7 July 22–27 $387 and dreams about the future. It will be an exciting 7274 Pionner Adventure 5B Aug 8–10 $195 camp where anything can be shared and hearts 7292 Horses, Horses, Horses 8 July 29–Aug 3 $387 opened. We have a limited amount of spots available, 7275 Pioneer Adventure 6 Aug 12–14 $195 and there are scholarships available to those in need. Furry, Farm Friends Please contact Pastor David Hobbs or Kathy Potter at Ages 9–12 (4:30pm–5:30pm) 1-800-765-1651 if you have any interest in this camp. Do you love animals and enjoy being around them? 7345 Camp Hope Then consider this animal-filled experience. Live at July 8–10 $210 (5:00pm–5:10pm) the Farm site and help care for goats, sheep, a miniature donkey, chickens, a llama and more. This event includes a trip to Living History Farms. Bike-a-Rama Ages 9–12 (4:30pm–5:30pm) 7252 Furry Farm Friends 1 June 10–15 $387 Spend the week biking around the camp grounds, June 17–22 $387 going from activity to activity. Take rides down nature 7253 Furry Farm Friends 2 trails and enjoy the outpost. Stay at Blue Heron, 7254 Furry Farm Friends 3 June 24–29 $387 Homestead, or Broken Arrow. 7255 Furry Farm Friends 4 July 15–20 $387 7250 Bike-a-Rama 1 June 17–22 $387 7256 Furry Farm Friends 5 July 29–Aug. 3 $387 7251 Bike-a-Rama 2 June 24–29 $387 7257 Furry Farm Friends 6 Aug 5–10 $387 (5:00pm–1:30pm)
Mud, Poles, & Fishing Holes
Ages 9–12 (5:00pm–5:30pm) Do you love to get muddy and fish? Check this event out! Live at Broken Arrow or Blue Heron Bay, fish daily, go to the creek to mud stomp twice. Learn about trapping. Bring a camera and get pictures of the fish you catch. Pioneer Adventure Plus Ages 9–12 (4:30pm–4:50pm) 7263 Mud, Poles & Fishing Holes 1 June 3–8 $387 Do you want to attempt lots of activities over the 7264 Mud, Poles & Fishing Holes 2 (short) course of a week while staying in our outpost sites? July 1–3 $215 This camp experience includes creek stomping, horse 7265 Mud, Poles & Fishing Holes 3 ride, swimming, exploring the woods, archery, singing, Aug 5–10 $387 building a shelter, hunting treasure & daily Bible study. 7266 Mud, Poles & Fishing Holes 4 (short) Aug 12–14 $215 7277 Pioneer Adventure + 1 June 10–15 $385 7278 Pioneer Adventure + 2 July 8–13
7279 Pioneer Adventure + 3 July 15–20
7280 Pioneer Adventure + 4 July 22–27 $385 7281 Pioneer Adventure + 5 July 29–Aug 3 $385
Register Today! Call 800-765-1651
Best of the Best Ages 11–14
Do all the things that campers love the most during the week. Stay up late, sleep in, cook your meals over a campfire, go on two horse rides, go into town for a meal and other activities, spend a day at Adventureland, choose your activities for Journeys, and do high ropes under the stars. 7294 Best of the Best 1
7295 Best of the Best 2
7296 Best of the Best 3
7297 Best of the Best 4
7298 Best of the Best 5
7299 Best of the Best 6
July 29–Aug 3
7300 Best of the Best 7
Aug 12–14 (short) $230
Ages 11–14 (5:00pm–5:10pm) Do you love to canoe? Are you looking for a camp that is physically challenging? Consider signing up for this. Canoe from Blue Heron Bay to the main camp and back daily. Trip includes two portages over dams to other lakes. Campers compete as a team in challenges to earn rewards. Challenges include water, rope, and mud components. One night the group will build a shelter under the stars. Event includes extra time on low and high ropes courses and more advanced canoe training. 7303 Outback Challenge 1
7304 Outback Challenge 2
July 15–20 $385
7305 Outback Challenge 3
July 29–Aug 3 $385
Boots & Saddles Ages 11–14 (4:30pm–4:30pm) Want to learn about horses and spend lots of time around them, but don’t have much experience? Register today! At this event you will spend hours daily with horses, riding and learning about them. There will be lots of time in the saddle, including arena riding and trail rides. Live at the Ranch House or Homestead. (All sessions are using Western tack. (English tack available upon request.) 7306 Boots & Saddles 1 June 3–8
7307 Boots & Saddles 2 June 10–15
7308 Boots & Saddles 3 June 17–22
7309 Boots & Saddles 4 June 24–29
7310 Boots & Saddles 5 July 1–3 (short)
7311 Boots & Saddles 6 July 8–13
7312 Boots & Saddles 7 July 15–20
7313 Boots & Saddles 8 July 29–Aug.3
7314 Boots & Saddles 9 Aug 5–10
Ranch Hand Backpacking and Yoga in the Rocky Ages 13–16 (4:30pm-4:30pm) Ages 16–Adult Mountains *New* Are you experienced around horses and really looking Experience the spiritual and physical benefits of yoga, to build skills, yet enjoy some trail riding? Then this while wilderness camping in the Rocky Mountains in event is built for you. Each camper chooses to ride Northern Colorado. Backpack into places you cannot English or Western. Ride time will include small group get any other way. Share in building community thru and large group arena sessions, planning a parent yoga and outdoor skills practiced at 12,000 feet. Fee program, and trail riding. All horse activities are covers travel, camping equipment, backpacks and under the supervision of our safety certified riding food. You must be physically fit. Leader: Dana Wimmer instructors. You will stay at Homestead or the Ranch house. For those of you who are not very experienced 7860 Backpacking & Yoga in the Rocky Mountains but really want to be around the horses and learn August 4–11 more please register for the (*) sessions. $400 7410 Ranch Hand 1
7411 Ranch Hand 2
7412 Ranch Hand 2*
7413 Ranch Hand 3
7414 Ranch Hand 3*
Physically and mentally challenged persons are given a “buddy” and have fun sharing Jesus through crafts, music, swimming, worship, and a horse ride (weight limit 240 lbs). Be a star at our talent show and dance. Buddy & camper will grow in relationship to God.
Exceptional Persons Camp
Ranch Hand Plus 7750 Exceptional Persons 1 June 6–8 (half) $235 Ages 14–17 (4:30pm–4:30pm) 7751 Exceptional Persons 2 June 11–15 $380 This event is only for the experienced rider. Choose 7752 Exceptional Persons 3 June 18–22 $380 Western or English tack. Campers will live at Homestead camp site. Ride time will include small group and large group arena sessions, planning a parent program and trail riding. All horse activities are under the supervision of our safety certified riding instructors. Other options for riding will include an overnight horseback trip and/or a day horseback picnic, weather and skills permitting. 7319 Ranch Hand Plus
7320 Ranch Hand Plus
Best of the Best Plus Ages 14–17
This is a week filled with surprises & fantastic experiences. The schedule includes options for a trip to Adventureland, canoe challenge, two horse rides, the ropes course, archery and the Blob. Have all the camp fun at your fingertips & stay at Pioneer Three and cook meals over the fire. Have menu options such as a steak, chicken & seafood night. Stay up late and sleep in. 7323 Best of the Best Plus 1 July 15–20
7324 Best of the Best Plus 2 August 5–10
7753 Exceptional Persons 4 July 9–11 (half) $235
Exceptional Persons COMBO Ages: Adult
This experience begins in the outpost camp setting. E.P.’s and their buddies will stay at Pioneer One or the Farm camp site, living in the outdoors for half the week, and then they will join the traditional camp on Wednesday. Participants must be high functioning and have good mobility. Screening of participants is done by camp staff to assure the quality of experience. Please contact site with questions. 7754 Exceptional Persons COMBO June 4–8 $380 (9:30am–11:00am)
Exceptional Persons: Children with Autism
Come to Wesley Woods and get to know Jesus through crafts, music, swimming in the pool, worship, and a possible horse ride. We will offer programs specifically designed to benefit children and youth with autism. Bring your own buddy/assistant and discover what Wesley Woods has to offer you (register for event 7884 for your buddy). 7755 EPs: Children with Autism August 1–3 $225 (2:00pm–5:30pm)
7315 Boots & Saddles 10 Aug 12–14 (short) $230
Be a buddy for an adult with special needs. Share Jesus’ love with a person whose joy is elevated by having a buddy with them at all times. Come alone or bring your whole youth group. 7880 Buddy Camp 1 (half) June 5–8 $Donation (5:00pm–3:45pm) 7881 Buddy Camp 2 June 10–15 $Donation (5:00pm–3:45pm) 7882 Buddy Camp 3 June 17–22 $Donation (5:00pm–3:45pm) 7883 Buddy Camp 4 (half) July 10–13 $Donation (5:00pm–3:45pm) 7884 Buddy Camp 5 August 1–3 $Donation (2pm–5:30pm)
Volunteers in Mission
Want a mission trip but can’t take enough time off? Join our local volunteers on spring “hammer, paint, & clean up” projects. Worship and work with friends. Fix and clean cabins, check equipment to help us prepare for the coming summer. (Please bring tools.) 7900 Volunteers in Mission April 21 $Donation
(9:00am–4:30pm) Ages 18–99
Five day training for skilled riders to become AAHS Certified Riding Instructors. Receive riding critiques, make lesson plans, & teach under Certified Clinician. Food, lodging, & membership fees included. Successful participants must be able to walk, trot and canter without interfering with the horse.
Leaders in Training/ Junior Staff Rookie
Do you love kids and sharing the love of Jesus? Consider joining our leadership development program and spending part of your summer in service to others. This training is aimed at first timers wanting to serve in support roles in the main camp, including crafts, games, food service, and being a third counselor in a group. Training acquaints you with the site, sharing faith, leading groups, team building and songs.
Grand weekend of quality time for grandparents/ children; fish, swim, worship, Bible study, horse ride, campfires & hikes are options. This is a great event for family that is divided by distance or job schedule. Share faith in God with family.
7850 Grandchild July 13–15 $95 (6:00pm–NOON) 7800 Leaders in Training 7851 Grandparent May 4–5 $25 (6:00pm–7:00pm) July 13–15 $95 (6:00pm–NOON) 7801 Jr. Staff Rookie May 4–5 $25 (6:00pm–7:00pm) Old Fashioned Family Vacation 7901 AAHS Clinic Family May 31–June 4 $450 (8:0am–4:30pm) Outpost Adventures Training/ Ages 15–17 Jr. Staff Pro Are you ready to go somewhere for the week? Join us for a week of vacation with options for horseback Jr. Staff Renewal Ages 14-17 Do you love the outdoors & working with kids as you riding, canoeing, swimming, day trips to the State share God’s love? Consider this training and join our Are you already involved in the Junior Staff Program Fair and more. (Each family will be given private Jr. Staff program to learn how to fill roles in the Main at Wesley Woods? This weekend is for you! Come lodging.) Housing, activities, and length of stay can Camp area and help in the Outpost Camping area as back to Wesley Woods for training to learn about be patterned to fit your needs. Contact site for food & well. Trainees will stay outpost in tents half the week, changes this summer, help with work projects, and lodging fees, and to plan your vacation schedule. canoeing back and forth to their site. Skill development have some time to hang out with Jr. Staffers you will be focused on safe cooking, fire building, leading 7854 Old Fashioned Family Vacation worked with in previous summers. Bible study, and more. Campers will be evaluated August 12–14 $125 (6:00pm–5:00pm) 7802 Jr. Staff Renewal during the week for later placement. Part of the week April 27–29 $10 (6:00pm–3:30pm) will be spent with Exceptional Persons camp as a ‘buddy.’ Call for more information or with questions. Affiliate Camp
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7804 Jr. Staff Pro Summer Games Jr. June 3–8 $25 (5:00pm–5:10pm) This summer, let your elementary child experience camp “Summer Games” style! Kids ages 8–11 will Wrangler Helper Training Ages 14–18 enjoy Christian fun and fellowship while experiencing Spend the weekend training as a wrangler helper. the power of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Develop an eye for safety, learn about Wesley Woods’ Camp activities will include outdoor games, swimming, horse care and Ranch programs. This IS NOT a low ropes course and more. Small groups and substitute for a week as a camper! Trainees who worship will be the heart of Summer Games Jr. as demonstrate established horse skills, strong work we allow the Holy Spirit to touch the lives of 3rd–6th ethic, and an exemplary attitude will be eligible to graders! More information is available at serve as a wrangler helper during the summer. www.summergamesuniversity.org or contact Rev. Helen Parks at 319-668-2288. 7803 Wrangler Helper Training April 27–29 $25 (6:00pm–3:30pm) July 29–Aug 1 $200 (4:00pm–11am)
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