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DEAR CAMPER FAMILIES, The Camp & Retreat centers of The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church offer a safe environment for kids, youth, young adults, differently abled participants, adults, and families with a wide variety of activities. Campers live in community in a way that encourages Christian birth, growth, and renewal. Campers will make friends, learn something new, experience Christian

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community, learn more about their relationship with God, and have fun doing it.

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As a former camper, I spent time around a campfire, made

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swam in a lake for the first time. As a teenager, I played my guitar and sang a solo in front of my peers for the first time. These experiences, plus learning about God, helped me

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grow. I know that experiences at camp change a life forever.

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to a fun-filled, life-changing week (or weeks) at summer camp is an investment in their lives.

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Our dedicated Camp and Retreat Ministries (CRM) staff have

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planned a great variety of summer programs for 2018. I am

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something that excites your young person!

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AND … if you are one of those adults who tell us they wish they could still attend camp, check out our family programs and special retreat offerings at each of the camp & retreat

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centers throughout the year. There’s still a place for you!

A MINISTRY OF THE UPPER NY CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH In Christ,

Mike Huber

“At camp, I discovered what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and began to sense God’s call in my life to full-time ministry. I encourage you to participate in the many opportunities that our Camp & Retreat Ministries provide. You will discover God in a new way and your life will be transformed!” BISHOP MARK J. WEBB

Executive Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries Upper NY Conference The United Methodist Church

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Tiered Pricing We introduced Tiered Pricing to recognize the costs related to the camp experience and allow families to select the level of payment most appropriate for their circumstances.

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OFFER LOTS OF ACTION AND PLENTY OF FUN, SUN-SOAKED DAYS. MEET LIFELONG

MAKES OUR CAMP WEEKS SO SPECIAL? WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

TO PROVIDE AN UNFORGETTABLE, LIFE-CHANGING WEEK. DON'T JUST SIT THERE - REGISTER TODAY AND SWIM, CRAFT, HIKE, LEARN, CREATE, GROW AND EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO OFFER!

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A B O U T C A M P O U R STA F F, A S O L I D F O U N DAT I O N

A SOLID FOUNDATION

CAMP GIVES CHILDREN A SOLID FOUNDATION that lasts a lifetime; giving them the gifts of confidence, faith in God, and a healthy self-esteem. An essential part of the camp experience is spiritual

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growth. We encourage youth to grow in their

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relationship with God, to live the gospel of Jesus

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Christ, and to be God’s love with their neighbors in all places.

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Our goal is for campers to know that there is a God, that God loves them and that God wants to have a relationship with them. All our programs include

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with ministries of music. Some sites incorporate dance and drama to enhance worship.

OUR MINISTRY IS BLESSED WITH AN AMAZING STAFF! Our purpose is to help campers and families grow closer to Christ. To accomplish this, we train enthusiastic staff members who are excited about Christ and about making a life-changing impact on kids. Experience with children, personal and spiritual maturity, and aptitude for building healthy

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Our Summer Staff typically range in age from 18 - 24 years old. While many are college students, there are teachers, coaches, medical professionals, and other

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adults who fill key leadership and counseling roles.

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The maximum camper to counselor ratio is eight to one and often as low as five to one. The camper to staff ratio averages a very low three to one. Our entire staff is carefully screened and trained to ensure the safety and enjoyment of each child in our program.

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Aldersgate is set in the tall pines of the Adirondacks. Aldersgate

with gorgeous views on three Adirondack lakes. Our summer camp week will be packed with all the traditional camp activities

crafts, archery and more! Aldersgate is open Spring,

guest groups of all sizes.

OPEN HOUSE

ALDERSGATE CAMP & RETREAT CENTER PHYSICAL ADDRESS

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OFFICE

7955 BRANTINGHAM RD, GREIG NY 13345

3343 ST RT 38, MORAVIA NY 13118

PHONE: 315-348-8833

(TOLL FREE) 855-414-6400

FAX: 315-348-4279

FAX: 315-364-7636

INFO@ALDERSGATENY.ORG

REGISTRAR@ALDERSGATENY.ORG

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You Can’t Do That at Camp! DON'T MISS THIS! We’ve put our heads together to create the best week Aldersgate

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has ever experienced! There is an amazing amount of camp fun

Have you ever wondered what camp would be like if you did a ton

packed into each activity: ice cream for breakfast, crazy carnival and

of things you are not normally allowed to do? Prepare yourself for a

SLIME time. Plus, gear up for the super secret events that we can’t

week full of crazy and unexpected moments. Choose your favorite

BEGINNINGS

tell you about until you get here! Note: Multiple-age programs will

activities and we will create a schedule just for you - play sports and

A great introduction to Aldersgate. We’ve packed a ton of fun into

have separate housing and run age-appropriate schedules.

games, go boating, make some awesome art, be a part of Drama,

this short program- crafts, swimming, a wagon ride, boating, nature

Skits and Such or get some extra time at the waterfront. It’s your

time, games, a campfire with s’mores, and that’s just one day! Start

choice! Don’t miss it!

off with a shorter week for a successful first time experience.

CAMPOLODEON This younger camper version of You Can’t is a wild week with surprises every step of the way! Become a detective and solve a

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AGES 10-18

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JULY 8-11 (SUN-WED)

AGES 6-9

$390 $340 $290

YOU CAN’T DO THAT: ON A HORSE!

ONE DAY ADVENTURE

slimed, go on a scavenger hunt and more! Don’t forget the Skittle Skattle Battle and ice-cream for breakfast.  Plus, you will get to do

Is it possible to play musical chairs and other games with horses?

sleep over alone? Don’t worry! One day adventure is for YOU! Come

some of the best camp activities - swimming, boating and a wagon

We will travel to local stables to find out. Campers will go to the

spend the day. Hike, boat, play camp games and toast marshmallows

ride.

stables three days for an introduction to all things horses – basic

to build S’mores. It’s a day to remember! Note: Sibling, Early-Bird,

horse care, grooming, horse science, saddling, walking and more!

and Refer-a-Friend discounts do not apply to One Day Adventure

The rest of the day will be spent at camp doing all the crazy You

as this is an already discounted program.

mystery, visit the crazy carnival, create a science experiment, get

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$570 $520 $470

Want to come to camp but not sure what you’ll find? Don’t want to

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JULY 14 (SAT 10am–4pm)

AGES 4–8

$155 $105 $55

$680 $630 $580

FAMILY LIFE WEEKEND

YOU CAN’T DO THAT: IN THE YURTS!

Introduce your family to a Christian camping experience. Moms, dads, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends

Stay in our Yurt Village, and prepare yourself for a week full of crazy

are all welcome! Enjoy swimming, square dancing, an all-family

and unexpected moments. Learn to protect your food from animals,

softball game, special teen times, relaxing, activities for kids and

try the Sierra Cup Challenge, cook some meals over an open flame

adults alike and enjoyable fellowship time with other families. Fees

and join main camp for lots of awesome fun! Note: Asbury Acres is

apply to immediate family members living in the same household.

located on the opposite side of Brantingham Rd. from main site. Campers will sleep in Yurts, have access to privies and prepare at least one meal a day over an open campfire. Campers will travel to main site each day for dinner, swimming, worship and a shower. yy

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JULY 13-15 (FRI-SUN) ADULTS & YOUTH (13+): $175 CHILDREN (4-12): $95 CHILDREN (3 & UNDER): FREE A family of 4 will not pay more than $515. A family of 5-7 not more than $575. Add $65 per person beyond the 7th in the household..

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Casowasco is located in the heart of

the finger lakes region, with over 1 mile of shoreline on

can experience a variety of favorite activities like basketball, volleyball, hiking, archery, swimming and other water-based activities on

also offer unique activities like creative chapel time,

high ropes adventures, wilderness camping and much more.

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CASOWASCO CAMP & RETREAT CENTER 158 CASOWASCO DR. MORAVIA NY 13118

PHONE: 315-364-8756 FAX: 315-364-7636

(TOLL FREE) 855-414-6400

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Campo & You Can’t Do That at Camp THE ORIGINAL We’ve put our brains together to create the wackiest two weeks Casowasco has ever experienced! There’s a ridiculous amount of camp fun packed into each activity: ice cream for breakfast, our crazy carnival and slime time! Plus, gear up for the super-secret events that we can’t even tell you about until you get here! Note: Multiple-age programs will have separate housing and run ageappropriate schedules.

CAMPOLODEON Kick off your summer with a wild week that has surprises every step of the way! Meet wacky characters as you go on scavenger hunts, attend the Crazy Campo Carnival, Tie-Dye and challenge your friends in a one-of-a-kind Skittle Skattle Battle! Plus, some of

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the best camp activities - swimming, the sling shot range, kayaking

Have you ever wondered what camp would be like if you did a ton

and a wagon ride!

of things you’re not normally allowed to do? Prepare yourself for a

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AGES 7-9

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week full of crazy and unexpected moments! Choose your favorite activities and we’ll create a schedule just for you – play sports, go sailing, create silly videos, be a part of the You Can’t Talent Show, get extra time at the waterfront, or maybe something else altogether! Surprises are around every corner in this over-the-top week of awesome - you don’t want to miss it! yy

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AGES 10-18

$570 $520 $470

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AGES 10-18

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YOU CAN'T DO THAT AT CAMP FOR TWO WEEKS Can’t get enough of your favorite You Can’t activities in one week? These two weeks of You Can’t, plus a TWEEKEND, will triple the action-packed activities and You Can’t craziness! Only for those with a serious need for fun! yy

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AGES 10-18

$1000 $900 $800

YOU CAN’T DO THAT: ON THE ROAD Enjoy the wackiness of You Can’t on and off site when you travel to new adventures every day! Past destinations have included Seabreeze, go-karting, WonderWorks, the MOST, laser tag, the zoo and other awesome New York locations. Plus, you’ll be back in time for the classic adventures that make You Can’t awesome! Get ready to hit the Road! yy

JUNE 24-29

AGES 12-14

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AGES 13-16

$650 $600 $550

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MASTER CHEF: NEW! HIGHLANDS EDITION!

All the crazy You Can’t Do That at Camp fun with a special

Put your cooking skills to the test as you learn to cook awesome

Highlands twist! Choose which Highlands activities you’d like to do

outdoor recipes over the fire. Participate in unique cooking

throughout your week, then join the rest of camp for signature You

challenges throughout your week, as well as put together your own

Can’t activities like the You Can’t Carnival and more. Surprises are

Highlands Cookbook to take home. Lots of other Highlands fun

around every corner in this over-the-top week of awesome in the

rounds out this delicious week of camp!

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THE EDGE

JULY 22-27

AGES 10-14

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MUDAPALOOZA BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The sloppiest, messiest, MUDDIEST time you’ve ever had at camp

Live on the edge and experience the most heart-pounding activities

is back! This is a unique Highlands adventure with lots of – you

we have to offer! Half of your time will be spent mountain biking,

guessed it – MUD! Make mud candles, create mud sculptures, play

blobbing, swinging at the high ropes course and going tubing on

lots of messy mud games in our Highlands mud pit and more. Bring

Owasco Lake. The other half of your time will be spent hiking,

your muddin’ gear for the messiest week of the summer!

building campfires, sleeping under the stars and testing your skills

The Highlands

at the sling shot range.

READY FOR WILDERNESS ADVENTURE?

SURVIVAL MODE

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AGES 11-15

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YOU CAN’T DO BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! THAT: IN THE HIGHLANDS

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A human can survive only a few hours without food, water and proper shelter from the elements. Go into survival mode as you

Get ready for high adventure camping! These programs offer

build different types of wilderness shelters to protect you from all

amazing experiences in a fun and unique wilderness setting.

conditions and learn how to find food and water to survive! Spend

Highlands campers help prepare meals for their group over an open

a couple nights in the Yurts and a couple nights in your newly-built

fire, play GaGa, sharpen archery skills and learn about wilderness

shelters.

camping. Each day campers will travel to main site for swimming, dinner and evening Chapel. Note: The Highlands is located just across Rt. 38 from the main entrance to Casowasco. Highlands

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campers live in Yurts (Newly Built in 2017!), have access to privies

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throughout the day, and use a nearby shower house each evening.

Come for a week of extreme adventure and participate in thrilling

Campers will hike to and/or from main site several times during

activities each day. Drift away on a whitewater rafting trip, go

the week. Other transportation may include a van, bus or wagon

tubing, mountain biking and challenge yourself at the high ropes

ride. Highlands programs may also participate in mountain biking if

course! Get ready for the most extreme week of your summer!

mentioned. To participate in mountain biking, campers are required to supply their own multi-speed bike. We highly recommend they

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AGES 11-15

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also bring their own helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. We have a limited supply available but cannot guarantee quantity or adequate sizes.

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Specialty Programs CAMP WITH A TWIST!

CONSTRUCTION ZONE Calling all builders! Get ready to sample a smorgasbord of building supplies. Create gadgets, creatures, tiny-towns and more out of LEGOs®. Put your design, engineering and building skills to the test with different projects and challenges. Learn about God, the Master

In addition to the specialty activities of these programs, campers will swim every day and have the opportunity to participate in some classic camp activities such as crafts, boating, archery, hiking or a wagon ride.

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AGES 8-12

$620 $570 $520

BOOTS AND SADDLES Saddle up and get ready for a great riding adventure! Travel

BEGINNINGS

to Heritage Stables and learn how to ride English style from

Start off your camp adventure on the right foot! We’ve packed a

experienced instructors. This program is for beginning, novice

ton of fun into this short program - crafts, swimming, a wagon ride,

riders and those who ride infrequently. It focuses on riding basics

boating, wacky games, a campfire with s’mores…and that’s just one

including saddling, walking and trotting. Four visits to the stables

day! Come get a taste of camp that’ll leave you hungry for more!

include horse science, grooming and basic horse care.

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AUGUST 5-8 (SUN-WED)

AGES 6-9

$390 $340 $290

KALEIDOSCOPE Stick your nose into all the exciting activities that make Casowasco

AGES 8-12

$695 $645 $595

AGES 8-12 (GIRLS ONLY)

$695 $645 $595

AGES 7-9, 10-13

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the best place to spend your summer! You’ll go non-stop with

ROOKIE SADDLERS

swimming, blobbing, playing wacky games, crafting, boating, fishing

Mount a horse and grab the reins! This special three-day version of

and testing your skills at the sling shot range. Explore Owasco Lake

Boots and Saddles is a great chance for those with little to no riding

WRANGLERS

on the pontoon boat and visit the Highlands on a wagon ride! Ready

experience to sample English style horseback riding and horse care.

Walk, trot, and gallop through a week of advanced learning of

to do it all? Then this program is for you!

You will travel to Heritage Stables twice.

English style riding and care for your horse at Heritage Stables! For

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experienced riders only, Wranglers offers a higher level of difficulty

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AGES 13-18 (GIRLS ONLY)

$720 $670 $620

PROJECT DISCOVERY NEW! Do you consider yourself a scientist? Do you love to explore the how and why of how things around you work? Then Project Discovery is perfect for you! This introductory S.T.E.M. program will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as we explore this year’s theme of water and the role it plays in our environment and daily lives. Participate in different experiments and challenges in this awesome week packed with tons of learning and fun! yy

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Come to the best resort getaway on Owasco Lake! Each day is

If you’re in high school and don’t want to spend your entire summer

different at the Club. During this relaxing week, you choose the

working, then turn your world around at Casowasco. Each day is

activities you want to do. Make desserts over the campfire, go

jam-packed with awesome activities like mountain biking, the sling

sailing, get blobbed, create pieces of artwork, visit the high ropes

shot range, tubing, the high ropes course and GaGa ball. You’ll have

course, play disc golf, go tubing and more - it’s all up to you. A

plenty of time to relax on the beach and in the game room, too!

special evening event will cap off each memorable day at Club

Take a break from all the craziness of life and get back in touch with

Casowasco!

your inner kid!

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GAME ON! Time to play! Whether it’s board games, card games, wacky games, role-playing games, strategy games or running games – we’ll play them all! Spend time each day playing games both inside and all

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AGES 13-18

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KINGDOM BOUND

SUMMERSHINE

Join us for Kingdom Bound - a 4-day Christian festival at Darien

Take a vacation at Casowasco this summer and spend time with

Lake Theme Park. Each day, you will attend concerts of today’s

new friends and old! You’ll have the opportunity to do crafts, go

leading Christian bands and faith building seminars presented by

swimming, eat s’mores around a campfire, go on a wagon ride, sing

knowledgeable, engaging speakers. After checking-in at Casowasco,

songs and more! Note: Summershine is designed for persons with

campers will travel to Darien Lake and stay at the campground

mild-to-moderate developmental disabilities needing minimal

attached to the park. This program involves a lot of walking and

to no assistance with daily living skills. A  2:1 camper counselor

time to ride the rides as well!

ratio is maintained. Campers are supervised by college-aged and

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AGES 14-18

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CASOWAS CO S P E C I A LTY P R O G R A M S

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AGES 16+         

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over site! You’ll even get to play life-size versions of some classic games like Hungry Hungry Hippos! There’ll be plenty of time for other camp stuff too, like swimming, crafts, a wagon ride and more. We have plenty of games to choose from, but if you have a favorite, bring it with you to share. Be ready, because once you get here it’s game on! yy

JULY 22-27

AGES 11-14

$575 $525 $475

CAMP GETAWAY Explore New York State on trips that you help to plan once you arrive at camp and travel to a new destination each day. Past trips have included the MOST, WonderWorks, Enchanted Forest Water Safari, 1000 Islands, laser tag, Niagara Falls, Seabreeze and the Ithaca Science Center. Take some time to get away this summer for one of the best road trips around! yy

JULY 8-13

AGES 12-14

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Artistic Endeavors LET YOUR TALENTS SHINE! Come let your artistic talents shine through music, art and more! Experiment with different forms of artrageousness and discover new ways to show your creativity!  Hang out with some outstanding artists who will teach you how to express yourself using your Godgiven gifts and talents.

THE REMIX Ladies and gentlemen, please join us as we welcome Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn back to the Casowasco stage! Jill (a DOVE Awardwinning artist) & Andy are Nashville-based singer-songwriters. Both are accomplished, skilled guitar players having toured with Bebo Norman, Sara Groves, Caedmon's Call and Andrew Peterson. Join them for this ReMix to learn the ins and outs of song-writing, rehearsing and performing. Bring your voice and any instruments you play, because you’ll write and learn songs to perform for a

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AGES 13-18

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DOODLE BUGS Buzz around our Art Attic creating pieces of artwork each day. Use Sculpey© clay, boondoggle, beads, yarn and more. Work on a new creation each day and display it at your very own art show on Wednesday for your friends and family. yy

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AGES 7-9

ART GALLERY ’46 NEW!

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! NEW!

Become an Artist-in-Residence at the newest prestigious art club,

Have you always wanted to learn how your favorite movies are

Gallery ’46 here at Casowasco! Take your crafting to the next level

written, filmed and produced? Then come join the cast and crew of

with this busy week filled with new and exciting arts and crafts

the latest blockbuster film from Casowasco Studios! Whether you

projects. Learn new techniques and let your creativity flow as we

want to be a writer, a director, a member of the production crew or

focus on painting, drawing, sculpting and more with a different craft

the star of the show, we have a spot for you! Campers will work with

project each day. Show off all your creations from the week at your

an experienced videographer to help with all stages of production

very own art show on Friday for family and friends.

for their very own movie.

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AGES 10-14

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AQUA BLAST! Blast off into this wet week packed with water games every day. Take a ride on the pontoon boat and learn how to paddle a canoe

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and kayak. Whether you’re an expert swimmer or just like to splash around, there will be lots of water fun for you! It’ll be a blast!

Check out the coolest beach around! Splash, swim, boat, snorkel, slide and dive into beautiful Owasco Lake. In addition to your

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AGES 7-11

$570 $520 $470

favorite camp activities, each day you will spend extra time at the

S.O.S.

waterfront. Climb to the top of the Summit Slide and take a leap of

Splash Or Swim through this wet and wacky week. Beat the heat

faith to get launched off the Blob! Cool off at the HOTTEST place to

and catch some rays as you ride the waves with your friends on one

spend your summer.

of our water tubes. Celebrate your week at the beach with a super

PUDDLE JUMPERS

fun Luau and don’t forget lots of swimming, boating, the Summit Slide and the Blob!

Do you love swimming, boating, splashing and all things wet and wild? Then this half-week introduction to camp is perfect for you! Spend half your time at the waterfront and the other half

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AGES 11-14

$575 $525 $475

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AGES 11-14

$575 $525 $475

discovering all the other wonderful things Casowasco has to offer.

BEACH BUMS

Be sure to bring your boots because we’re going Puddle Jumping!

You’re invited to the best Beach Party in town! Soak up the sun

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AGES 6-9

CASOWAS CO S P L AS H ZO N E

Splash Zone

$390 $340 $290

as you bum around the shores of Owasco Lake! Go SCUBA diving, play water polo and learn to sail. You’ll have the chance to water ski or go tubing! Enjoy an awesome Luau with your friends to cap off your week! yy

JULY 22-27

AGES 14-18

$615 $565 $515

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CHALLENGE ZONE

MOTOR MADNESS

Take a step out of your comfort zone as you embark on a week

Do you like motors and engines? Roll up your sleeves and get ready

of intensive team building on our Challenge Course. Explore and

to get greasy learning about all types of motors. You’ll race go-karts

develop skills in communication, problem-solving, cooperation,

and use remote control boats and helicopters. Build and take home

decision-making and leadership along with your fellow campers

your own radio-controlled car! See some classic sets of wheels at a

through daily initiatives and elements on both our Low and High

Cruise-In, too. Learn the basics of car care including how to wash

Ropes Course. Discover skills you may not even know you have as

and wax, as well as how to change the oil.

we work together to become the people God has created us to be! There will also be plenty of time for traditional camp activities like

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JULY 15-20 AGES 13-16 $570 $520 $470

FISHIN’ FOR FUN Bait a hook, catch and release and have a "reel" good time. Learn about Jesus, the Master Fisherman, and improve your casting from

Team Extremes

land and from a boat. Snap a picture and show off your catch before

IT’S GO-TIME!

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releasing it back into the lake. Bring your own pole and tackle box, or use ours if you don’t own one. AUGUST 5-8 (SUN-WED)

AGES 7-11

$395 $345 $295

Discover the true meaning of working together with Casowasco’s Team Extremes! Improve your skills on the court, in the sand, on the field and test your skills with wheels of all sizes. All our sports are supervised and led by trained individuals and should only be attempted by those who can handle BIG TIME FUN!

CASOWASCO OLYMPICS Become a part of God’s team! Challenge yourself and your friends to a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and more! Sign up for individual events like the disc golf tournament and archery. All sports include basic level instruction and game fundamentals. The 11-14 year-old group will travel off-site to play Indoor Soccer and the 14-18 year-old group will spend an evening at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Syracuse!

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AGES 11-14

$580 $530 $480

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AGES 14-18

$590 $540 $490

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AGES 7-11

$570 $520 $470

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BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER! Our last big week of the summer just got even bigger! We’ve amped up our end-of-summer bash with all new twists and turns. Spend part of your day specializing in one of our NEW specialty clubs. Can’t get enough arts & crafts? Want to go horseback riding? Is to express yourself through photography or music & dance? Do

BOOTS & SADDLES @ SUMMER’S LAST BLAST

you love everything fast-paced and extreme? Choose one of the

Saddle up for a great riding adventure. Travel to Heritage Stables

clubs below and enjoy all the fun Summer’s Last Blast is known

and learn from the most superb instructors in the business. This

PICTURE PERFECT NEW! @ SUMMER’S LAST BLAST

for! If none of these specialty clubs stand out and you just want

program is for novice, beginning riders and those who ride

Casowasco is picture perfect! Learn the best techniques to get the

some good, old-fashioned, classic camp, don’t worry, sign up for

infrequently. It focuses on English style riding basics including

most out of your pictures as you’re taking them and afterwards

“Summer’s Last Blast: Classic” option for all the traditional SLB fun

saddling, walking and trotting. Four visits to the stables include

through the editing process. You’ll take home some of your best

you know and love.

horse science, grooming and basic horse care. Spend the rest of

shots. Spend the rest of the day doing classic camp activities that

the day doing classic camp activities that you choose to cap off this

you choose to cap off this BLAST of a week!

the wind calling you to sail on Owasco Lake? Maybe you want

All SLB programs get to build their own schedule. Specialty Clubs will spend half their day focused on their specialty activity, and then sign up for 3 other activities throughout the day. The “Classic” option will get to sign up for 2 morning blocks, 2 afternoon blocks

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$695 $645 $595

JULY 29-AUGUST 3

AGES 10-18

$575 $525 $475

MUSIC & DANCE NEW! @ SUMMER’S LAST BLAST

Multiple-age programs will have separate housing and run age-

THAT’S ARTRAGEOUS NEW! @ SUMMER’S LAST BLAST

appropriate schedules.

Take your art skills up a notch and develop your awesome artistic

dance? You’ll have the chance to prepare worshipful songs and

talents. Learn new techniques as you spend part of your day

dances to perform for the rest of camp at the end of the week.

working on some projects in our Artrageous Art Attic. Spend the

No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and express

rest of the day doing classic camp activities that you choose to cap

yourself. Spend the rest of the day doing classic camp activities that

off this BLAST of a week!

you choose to cap off this BLAST of a week!

and 1 evening block from our list of awesome activities! Note:

SUMMER’S LAST BLAST: CLASSIC Our last big week of the summer is loaded with all the exciting activities that make camp rock! You pick your favorite activities and a schedule will be custom-designed for your own week of fun – it’ll be a BLAST!  Be a part of the best party of the summer! yy

JULY 29-AUGUST 3

AGES 7-9, 10-18

$570 $520 $470

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AGES 10-18

Do you sing, play an instrument, or love to express yourself through

$585 $535 $485

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AGES 10-18

$570 $520 $470

WINDJAMMERS NEW! @ SUMMER’S LAST BLAST

TEAM EXTREME NEW! @ SUMMER’S LAST BLAST

Ahoy matey! Learn to sail on the waters of Owasco Lake. We’ll focus

Sports! Hiking! Tubing! High Ropes! The Blob! And More! If you love

on teaching the terminology and techniques you need to become

an adrenaline rush, then this is the program for you! Part of your day

a master sailor. Casowasco uses Phantom, Sunfish and Aquafin

will be filled with some of the most extreme activities Casowasco

sailboats. Spend the rest of the day doing classic camp activities

has to offer. Spend the rest of the day doing classic camp activities

that you choose to cap off this BLAST of a week!

that you choose to cap off this BLAST of a week!

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AGES 13-18

CASOWAS CO S U M M E R ' S L AST B L AST

Summer’s Last Blast

$580 $530 $480

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AGES 13-18

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Family Programs & Casowasco Events

MOTHER-DAUGHTER ADVENTURE

DIRECTOR’S INVITATIONAL

Casowasco’s

and

By invitation only: The best leadership exploration event around. 

daughters opportunities to play, talk, eat and laugh together. With

Participants will learn to use their leadership skills for God’s glory.

distractions left behind, moms and their girls will be able to focus

First time participants must be nominated by their churches or

on each other. The relaxed schedule includes activities such as

other local organizations. Alumni may register using the enclosed

canoeing, a variety of crafts, archery, a tea party, swimming and

registration form or register online. For more information or a

the Blob. Mothers will come away encouraged and equipped with

nomination form, please contact Casowasco. * Note: First time

Note: Early Bird, Sibling and Refer a Friend discounts do not apply

practical new tools for your role as a mom, as well as good times

nominee fees are paid in full by the nominating agency. Alumni

to these Casowasco Events.

with other mothers. Daughters come away with unforgettable

may request sponsorship from their local church if they wish;

memories of time together! For mothers with daughters 4-18 years

however, there is no expectation that churches will be able to

old.

sponsor them.

FUN FOR EVERYONE!

FATHER-SON ADVENTURE Casowasco’s Father-Son Adventure is an opportunity for fathers to spend quality time with their sons in the great outdoors. You’ll

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Mother-Daughter

AUGUST 12-15 (SUN-WED)

Adventure

gives

moms

AGES 13+ $180, AGES 4-12 $95

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AUGUST 5-9 (SUN-TH) AGES 14-18 $375*, ALUMNI RATE $300*

have the option to do activities such as hiking, fishing, canoeing

FAMILY CAMP

CAMP ECHO

and shooting at the archery and sling shot ranges. Fathers will come

Summer is the perfect opportunity for families to take a break from

This winter, Casowasco campers will spend 3 jam-packed days

away encouraged and equipped with practical new tools for your

busy lives and spend some time focusing on each other and their

cheering in the arrival of 2019 with the fire blazing and the snowplow

role as a dad, as well as good times with other fathers. Sons will

faith journey. The beauty of Family Camp is that it is flexible. There

ready. Play an intense game of Jack Frost, sled down the hill at Mt.

have cherished memories of quality time with dad. For fathers with

is time to relax and enjoy planned activities such as swimming,

Tabor, rock out to your favorite songs during worship and count

sons 4-18 years old.

boating, tubing, archery, wagon rides, hiking and scavenger hunts.

down to 2019 as the balloons fall from the sky. Sign up early for the

Each day our staff will lead activities for the kids so parents can

most rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration around!

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AGES 13+ $180, AGES 4-12 $95

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DEC. 30, 2018-JAN. 1, 2019

ALL AGES WELCOME

AGES 13+ $180, AGES 4-12 $95, 3 AND UNDER FREE A family of 4 will not pay more than $520. A family of 5-7 not more than $695. Add $90 per person beyond 7. This rate applies only to immediate family members living in the same household.

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S ky Lake sits atop Tuscarora Mountain and features over 900 acres

will enjoy all your favorite camp activities like GaGa ball, cookouts, 9 Square in the Air, archery, low ropes course and hammock village

trail around the lake.

SKY LAKE CAMP & RETREAT CENTER PHYSICAL ADDRESS

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OFFICE

501 WILLIAM LAW RD, WINDSOR NY 13865

3343 ST RT 38, MORAVIA NY 13118

PHONE: 607-467-2750

(TOLL FREE) 855-414-6400

FAX: 607-467-4612

FAX: 315-364-7636

INFO@SKYLAKECENTER.ORG

REGISTRAR@SKYLAKECENTER.ORG

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plus Corcls and the nature

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ELEMENTARY CREATIVE ARTS ELEMENTARY SUMMER NEW! BLAST OFF!

Part of Sky Lake Arts Week—a week dedicated to music and visual

Imagine this: it’s late-June, another year of school has just ended,

visual art masterpieces. You’ll spend extra time learning new skills

and you’re ready to just kick back, relax and have some fun. This

and techniques, working on more involved creative projects and

high-energy week will help you get your summer started off with

letting your inner artist shine! The week will conclude with an art

a blast! We’re talking non-stop zany games and activities. Stay up

show and concert on Friday open to family and friends.

arts. While you’ll be able to enjoy a small sampling of music, our primary focus for Creative Arts will be on exploring and creating

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ELEMENTARY AGES Jam packed with activities, small groups, time in nature, and in community – leave camp feeling truly alive!

$570 $520 $470

JULY 15-20

AGES 7-11

$580 $530 $480

ELEMENTARY NEW! WATER & WOODS Part of Sky Lake Water & Woods Week — a week dedicated to spending extra time in the great outdoors. You’ll have an

Ready to give overnight camping a try? Just not quite sure about

opportunity to let us know whether you’d like to spend more time

a full week? Then join us for Try Camp, where you’ll get to sample

exploring the natural world in the woods or water. If you choose

some favorite camp activities like tie-dying, ice cream making,

“woods” you’ll get to spend time building forts, hanging out in our

cookouts, Bible story time, water carnival and more. You’ll be

moveable hammock village, hiking to Outpost and more. Choosing

amazed at what we can pack into just three overnights!

“water” will allow you extra time to spend in, on and near Sky Lake

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$390 $340 $290

as you swim, paddle a Corcl, fish and more. yy

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JULY 22-27

AGES 8-11

$570 $520 $470

our commitment to helping kids develop into well-rounded youth.

ELEMENTARY TEAM

CLASSIC ELEMENTARY NEW!

For over seventy years we’ve cherished the opportunity to partner

Part of Sky Lake Team Week—a week dedicated to living and

Part of Classic Sky Lake Week—a week dedicated to the modern

with caregivers (parents, grandparents, guardians, church leaders,

playing as a team. You’ll have an opportunity to let us know

take on our classic camp experience. This week is about building

etc.) by providing intentional, small-group experiences where they

which club team you will want to join: sports, board games or

you up both as an individual and as a member of a small community.

can deepen their relationship with Christ, with the natural world God

adventure challenges. (Note: Register early to ensure your top

Bond with your counselors and family group as you spend

created, and with other members of our diverse faith community.

pick!) Regardless of which club team you join, our week together

intentional time together enjoying some of the classic activities that

By keeping staff-to-camper ratios and group sizes lower with this

will focus on introducing the basics of your selected area and

the first Sky Lake campers did in 1947 (like swimming and making

age range, we lay a foundation on which to build as they mature.

helping you develop new skills through practice. You’ll also get to

ice cream) along with new activities that weren’t even around then

We jam pack each session with many developmentally-appropriate

experience the thrill of teamwork through healthy competition.

(like Corcling and the low-ropes course.) Help us celebrate the final

activities to help campers learn by experience what it means to be

Keep in mind that sports and adventure challenges clubs will be

week of elementary sessions for 2018. Don’t miss out on a bunch of

beloved children of God. Because we’re also committed to the long-

more physically active.

fun surprises!

term development of campers, we stick to the basics with this age and save some experiences for our older campers.

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TRY CAMP

Elementary sessions are the building blocks of our summer program. While each session has a unique flavor, they’re all designed around

JUNE 24-29

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AGES 8-11

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Challenging new activities, new responsibilities, small group times to ask questions and go deeper in your faith! Early teen years can be a challenging time for both teens and

MID-HIGH AGES

caregivers (parents, grandparents, guardians, church leaders, etc.) Fortunately, we have decades of experience and thus can help seriously our responsibility of offering a wholesafe environment

JUNIOR HIGH NEW! WATER & WOODS

(caring for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-

Part of Sky Lake Water & Woods Week—a week dedicated

being of all) in which younger teens can try out the newly-formed

to spending extra time in the great outdoors. You’ll have an

synapses in their brains. Building upon the foundations set in

opportunity to let us know whether you’d like to spend more time

our elementary programs, junior high campers get to do more

exploring the natural world in the woods or water. If you choose

challenging activities and take on more responsibility in those

“woods” you’ll have a bit more “in-tents” experience than the

We strive to reach a healthy balance between junior and senior

activities that carry over from previous years. This helps them use

elementary campers this week including opportunities to practice

high programming (read more about each age cohort in their two

their already existing synapses in new ways and helps develop new

new outdoor living skills include spending at least two nights

separate sections.) While there’s typically more interaction and

ones which ultimately lead to better judgment as older teens. As

sleeping in tents in different areas of Sky Lake away from base

cross-over between the two distinct age groupings in these sessions,

part of our wholesafe environment, we embrace the many healthy

camp! Choosing “water” will allow you extra time to spend in, on

each smaller family group is intentionally arranged by common age

questions junior high campers have about their faith - this leads

and near Sky Lake. Conditions permitting, you may paddle a canoe

to ensure that everyone spends quality time with campers their own

teens to deeper understandings of the God who created them, loves

down the nearby Susquehanna or West Branch of the Delaware

age. Mid-high sessions focus on developing relational skills; and, in

them and invites them into a life-sustaining relationship throughout

Rivers! This is going to be a physically active week!

the case of Music and Visual Arts, increasing skills and experience

navigate these incredibly formative years a little better. We take

the rest of their lives!

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AGES 12-14

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Programming tailored to increase skills, build relationships, and create new understandings of God – see you there!

in this unique field. These skills help the adolescent brain develop and open new understandings of God the Creator of us all (who also took time for rest and to just be!)

JUNIOR HIGH TEAM

CLASSIC JUNIOR HIGH NEW!

Part of Sky Lake Team Week—a week dedicated to living and

Part of Classic Sky Lake Week—a week dedicated to the modern

playing as a team. You’ll have an opportunity to let us know which

take on our classic camp experience. This week is a buffet of camp

UNPLUGGED

club team you will want to join: sports, board games or adventure

experiences. With your small group, you’ll sample a wide variety of

Your surroundings at Sky Lake won’t offer Wi-Fi, but we promise

challenges. (Note: Register early to ensure your top pick!)

activities that will help you build life-long bonds with some pretty

that you’ll experience a different kind of connection as you spend

Regardless of which club team you join, our week together will be

awesome people. Back by popular demand, we’ll have our Second

an awesome week on “Lake time” free of the distractions of

slightly different from the elementary portion in that we’ll focus on

Annual Cookout Challenge where you’ll be given a secret ingredient

clocks, phones and other electronics! Get summer started right by

conditioning and advancing your existing skills to the next level.

to use in each dish that your group concocts. This is our final week

unplugging and relaxing after finishing another year in school. Your

You’ll also get to experience the thrill of teamwork through healthy

of junior high camps for the summer of 2018, so there will be plenty

schedule is intentionally laid back and you’ll enjoy late-night games,

competition. Keep in mind that sports and adventure challenges

of wacky ways to celebrate another great year of helping teens

late-morning cookouts and plenty of opportunities to “just be” with

clubs will be more physically active.

connect with God and each other.

old friends and new.

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AGES 12-14

$570 $520 $470

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AGES 12-14

SKY LA K E J R HI G H, M I D- HI G H AG E S

JUNIOR HIGH AGES

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AGES 12-16

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MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS Part of Sky Lake Arts Week—a week dedicated to music and visual arts. An awesome opportunity for young musicians and visual artists of all abilities to spend a week at Sky Lake singing, playing, painting and creating all things music and visual arts related. You’ll choose whether your primary focus for the week will be on music or visual arts. You’ll be able to do a mixture of both if you’d like. You’ll get to reside, dine, deepen your faith and enjoy down-time with other musicians and artists your age. If you choose to focus on music, you’ll be part of the acclaimed all-camp choir and you can opt to participate in the concert band, jazz band, Boomwhacker® ensemble and other impromptu music groups, too. If you choose to focus on visual arts, you’ll have full access to our “studio” to experience and develop a variety of in-depth visual art techniques and media. The time and dedication you put into your creative

SENIOR HIGH AGES Get away, take some risks, hang out while building relationships, continue your journey of faith, and have some fun!

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JULY 15-20

AGES 12-18

$590 $540 $490

SNAP (Special Needs Assistant Personnel) Our Special Needs programs rely heavily upon the elite teenage campers we call SNAPs. As a SNAP, you’ll extend a stable arm to

A lot gets thrown at youth as they enter their mid-to-late teens

a camper walking in the woods, row campers around in a boat,

between academics, work, sports and clubs. The brain is not yet

help campers carry trays full of delicious food, read stories, laugh,

finished developing, which helps explain our ongoing commitment

cry, leap tall buildings in a single bound (okay, you won’t leap any

to offering a wholesafe (caring for physical, emotional, mental and

buildings … but you WILL help campers break barriers!) After

spiritual well-being) camp environment in which older youth can

mandatory training, SNAPs may be asked to return, at no additional

take healthy risks. Doing so helps to build healthier synapses that

cost, to help with as many Special Needs sessions as space and

directly impact the judgement center of the adolescent brain. We

experience allows. Note: Many past and present SNAPs have been

want to help caregivers develop well-rounded young adults by

able to use their volunteer hours to fulfill academic requirements.

providing the time and space apart from home, school, church and neighborhood. Camp can have a major impact not only on the faith

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it’s most noticeable amongst our senior high campers who spend

CLASSIC SENIOR HIGH NEW!

more time together in groups large and small. While counselors

Part of Classic Sky Lake Week—a week dedicated to the modern

still play an important part in the life of senior high campers, they

take on our classic camp experience. Don’t miss this awesome

take on more of a mentoring relationship rather than a leadership

week of Sky Lake as we wrap up another amazing summer of camp.

position as they would with younger campers. Our oldest campers

We’ll balance diving deeper into what it means to be a Christian in

take on more decision making and responsibilities regarding their

the 21st Century with plenty of amazing (and safe!) ridiculousness.

camp experience, but we’ll leave plenty of room for less serious

Along with your family group, you’ll be able to have more of a say

moments allowing them to still be kids and have fun! After all, we

over your time at camp and have opportunities to experience some

firmly believe God created all of us to embrace our quirks and live

aspects of camp that are only available to our oldest campers. There

into the awkwardness that happens in our lives. The journey of faith

will also be plenty of field games, campfires, tie-dyeing and artisanal

throughout life is long but is enriched by the camp experience.

ice cream (that’s fancy talk for making ice cream from scratch.) yy

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MANDATORY TRAINING

development of an older youth, but also in their every-day life. The relational nature of Sky Lake is part of every stage of camp life, but

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Everyone is special…

To ensure a safe and enjoyable Sky Lake experience we use an

application process works:

... but some of us also have special needs. Since 1968, Sky Lake has

Complete the Special Needs Camp Application form (available

used for our special needs programs, which are available for

for download at skylakecenter.org or by contacting the Sky

download at skylakecenter.org or by contacting the Sky Lake

Lake Office directly). •

Office directly.

Return the completed application to the Sky Lake Office

developmental and physical disabilities. We believe our natural

promptly. Deadline is the 9th of each month, and will continue

surroundings at Sky Lake to be the handiwork of God and do our

each month that space is available. Please do not send any

best to make the great outdoors accessible to all our special needs

form of payment with the initial application.

campers, at a pace that allows them to fully appreciate it—after all,

The registration form at the end of this brochure is for children and youth camps only. Special registration forms are

offered camping opportunities for persons with mild-to-moderate

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

application process for our special needs camps. Here is how the

time at camp is vacation for many of our campers!

Decision letters and health forms will be mailed on or before

Pick-up for Special Needs, Helping Hands and Friends Camps will be at 1:00pm on Friday in Founders’ Lodge, unless otherwise specified in official pre-camp materials.

Pick-up for Buddies Camp will be at 4:00pm on Friday in Founders’ Lodge.

the 20th of each month, beginning in March. •

A $75 non-refundable deposit will be required of those who

Through all that we do we strive to provide our friends with

are offered a space in one of our special needs camps, which

special needs with a time and place in which they can experience

will be due by the last day of the month. Remainder of the

a supportive, loving, and safe Christian community that honors,

balance is due prior to attendance at camp.

respects and promotes each individual’s personhood. Each session

SKY LA K E S P E C I A L N E E DS I N F O R MATI O N

SPECIAL NEEDS

is overseen by volunteer coordinators who have ample experience with our special needs camps and bring expertise as pastors, educators and social workers. Campers are supervised by collegeage and older adults who are passionate about making sure campers have a great time. The medical and health needs of our special needs campers are overseen by registered nurses that reside onsite.

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SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS We offer two different sessions of our traditional Special Needs Camp. It’s classic camp designed for persons with mild-to-moderate developmental disabilities needing minimal-to-no assistance with daily living skills. An average staff to camper ratio of 1:4 allows

AMIGOS CAMP

campers to enjoy outdoor life through such things as swimming,

A special session for Friends-eligible campers between the ages of

boating, hiking, singing, worship, crafts, cookouts and daily camp

47 and 70, Amigos Camp is designed for highly functional persons

responsibilities. We are unable to accommodate campers needing

with developmental disabilities who just need a bit more time to

one-on-one care or constant direct-line-of-sight supervision.

move around. Campers enjoy the lake and woods as they make new

Independent toileting and mobility skills are required. Location:

friends and worship God. Persons are invited to apply if they live

Riley Lodge

in supervised or independent housing (or are able to), work in the

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SESSION ONE, JULY 8-13

AGES 18-65

$625 $575 $525

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SESSION TWO, JULY 22-27 AGES 18-65

$625 $575 $525

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BUDDIES CAMP Buddies Camp is specifically geared toward higher functioning

JULY 1-6

AGES 47-70

$625 $575 $525

HELPING HANDS Special preparations go into this week for persons with physical challenges and visual impairments. Whether you use a wheelchair,

youth and young adults with developmental disabilities between

FRIENDS CAMP

the ages of 15 and 29. If you don’t mind smelling like bug repellent,

A variation of our traditional special needs camps, Friends Camp

through the woods, have a cookout, spend time at swimming and

think having a cookout in the woods sounds like fun and want to

is designed for highly functional persons with developmental

boating, making s’mores and lots more! A higher staff to camper

experience a sense of belonging, all while learning some more

disabilities between the ages of 27 and 55. Campers enjoy the lake

ratio of 1:2.5 allows for more personal attention, however we are

about your faith, Buddies Camp is for you! You are invited to apply if

and woods as they make new friends and worship God. Persons are

only able to accommodate persons who need minimal assistance

you live at home with family or in supervised independent housing,

invited to apply if they live in supervised or independent housing

with toileting and transferring and who do not require one-on-one

attend school in the community, are mobile, have no substantial

(or are able to), work in the community, have no serious physical

care or constant direct-line-of-sight supervision. Please note this

physical disabilities, need almost no assistance with daily living

disabilities, need almost no assistance with daily living skills and do

is the only session when we are able to accommodate campers

skills and do not require constant direct-line-of-sight supervision.

not require constant direct-line-of-sight supervision. Location: Riley

in wheelchairs. Space is limited to twelve campers. Location:

Location: Riley Lodge

Lodge & East Shore Cabins

Underwood Lodge

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community, have no serious physical disabilities, need almost no

JUNE 24-29

AGES 15-29

$625 $575 $525

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AUGUST 5-10

AGES 27-55

cane, walker, or crutches, you’ll still get to go for a stroll (or roll!)

$625 $575 $525

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JULY 1-6

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AGES 18-65

$625 $575 $525


NEW!

KEY LO G RO LLING

NEW!

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DIGGLERS

S kye Far m is set in the tall pines of the Adirondacks with over 400

the ideal place for camp! In addition to all the ‘camp favorites’ like swimming, arts & crafts, basketball, hiking and volleyball, we

that include High Peaks adventures, whitewater

year: Key Log Rolling and Digglers!

SKYE FARM CAMP & RETREAT CENTER PHYSICAL ADDRESS

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OFFICE

1884 EAST SCHROON RIVER RD

3343 ST RT 38, MORAVIA NY 13118

WARRENSBURG, NY 12885

(TOLL FREE) 855-414-6400

PHONE: 518-494-7170

FAX: 315-364-7636

FAX: 800-627-0052

REGISTRAR@SKYEFARMCAMP.ORG

INFO@SKYEFARMCAMP.ORG

OPEN HOUSE

May 26 th

S KY E FA R M C A M P.O R G

rafting and NEW! this

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offer tons of unique activities

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Campolodean YOUR ZANIEST SUMMER STARTS HERE! Slime … Check... Ice Cream for Breakfast … Check ... Outrageous Fun … Check... all with a specialized twist!

CAMPOLODEAN: BEGINNINGS NEW!

Splish, Splash, Sploosh. If you like hanging at the beach, playing

Come find out what is so great about Campolodean. Help plan some

in, on, under the water or both, this is the program for you! All the

of the zany activities. Start off with a shorter week for a successful

wackiness of Campolodean. Just add water.

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JULY 1-4 (SUN-WED)

AGES 6-9

$385 $335 $285

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JULY 1-6

AGES 7-8, 9-12

$570 $520 $470

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JULY 8-13

AGES 7-8, 9-12

$570 $520 $470

CAMPOLODEAN: EXPLORERS NEW!

CAMPOLODEAN: SPORT

Explore the unknown parts of camp and find some crazy fun along

Calling all athletes, come join team Skye Farm! Enjoy soccer,

the way. Start off with a shorter week for a successful first-time

kickball, ragball, Ultimate Frisbee, Tchoukball, GaGa ball, and so

experience.

much more. Be ready for a very active week!

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JULY 8-11 (SUN-WED)

AGES 6-9

$385 $335 $285

CAMPOLODEAN: HORSE NEW!

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JULY 1-6

AGES 7-8, 9-12

$570 $520 $470

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JULY 8-13

AGES 7-8, 9-12

$570 $520 $470

CAMPOLODEAN: X GAMES NEW!

Take time each day for the whole week working with and riding

CAMPOLODEAN: TECH

horses. The rest of the time will be enjoying all the rest of the fun,

Lego robotics, drones, 3D modeling, coding, disassembling and

bike), Trampoline Park and Go-Cart Racing just to name a few

crazy and zany things the staff have dreamt up for this week of fun.

reassembling a computer are just a start. There are high-tech

activities! Come take being zany to the max with as many extreme

gadgets and science experiments to try – with a crazy twist.

adventures as you can fit into a week of camp.

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JULY 1-6

AGES 10-15

$620 $570 $520

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JULY 8-13

AGES 10-15

$620 $570 $520

CAMPOLODEAN: NEW! ADVENTURE SAMPLER

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CAMPOLODEAN: H2O

JULY 1-6

AGES 10-15

Bikes, Digglers (hybrid of a skateboard, a scooter and a mountain

$620 $570 $520

JULY 8-13

AGES 12-15

$640 $590 $540

CAMPOLODEAN: WILDS

CAMPOLODEAN: X WATERS NEW!

Come be wacky in the wilderness. Sleep in Lean-tos all week and

White water rafting, canoeing, an overnight on the beach and

Challenge course, rock climbing, Adirondack Extreme and an

cook most of your meals over a fire. Ice cream for breakfast: check!

kayaking are just a part of the fun! Come take being zany to the

overnight at the Lookout lean-to’s. Come take being zany to the

Slime: check! Waking up to a view of Sherman lake and the sounds

max with all the extreme water adventures you can fit into a week

max with all the extreme adventures you can fit into a week of camp.

of loons: check!

of camp.

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JULY 8-13 AGES 12-15 $650 $600 $550

JULY 1-6

AGES 10-15

$570 $520 $470

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JULY 1-6

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AGES 12-15

$700 $650 $600


Calling all cadets - train with us! Choose your cape, conquer

Love checking out all kinds of wildlife and nature? Come explore

challenges, tap into your super powers and save the day. Be a part

God’s amazing creations with us! From slimy salamanders to

of the very first class of super heroes to graduate from SFC Super

slippery fish, identify birds by a song, identify some animal tracks,

Hero Academy.

learn about trees and even explore stars!

Specialty Programs RANDOMNESS HAS NEVER BEEN SO FUN!

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AGES 7-9

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GAMER’S CLUB Everyone who comes will receive a Pokémon © starter kit to be able to trade cards while here at camp. Other games will include life size board games played outside, learning some favorite indoor card

We have a huge variety of specialized programs for you with many NEW options to choose from. There will be so much fun you’re going to want to come back week after week and the secret is: YOU CAN! All the traditional camp activities will be provided including canoeing, hiking, crafts, swimming, campfires, nature center, archery, challenge course and NEW this year - a sling shot course.

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JUNE 24-29

AGES 9-15

$590 $540 $490

Do you love Minecraft? Come on an adventure where you will portal into the game and do many of the activities just like Steve. Watch a blacksmith create a tool. Grow a garden. Bake bread or even a cake. Go fishing and mining for ores or gems. Build anything you

are in a land of elves and ogres? Have you ever wanted to be a knight and defend a kingdom from a dragon? Have you ever dreamed of

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JUNE 24-29

AGES 12-17

$650 $600 $550

OUTRAGEOUS WATERS

realm of the Wizards, Rangers & Knights.

White water rafting, canoeing on Schroon Lake, tubing and Great

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JULY 15-20

AGES 10-15

$590 $540 $490

Breakthrough science requires pioneers. Dig deep and learn the

while at camp.

history of women in science, forerunners in their fields of S.T.E.M., $590 $540 $490

ADVENTURES IN, ON AND UNDER THE WATER

being chosen to go to a wizarding school? Come experience the

life. Note: We will not be playing Minecraft on electronic devices

AGES 7-8, 9-15

Water Fun

around water you’re doing it. Put on your goggles and jump right in!

WALK IN HER SHOES NOW A FULL WEEK!

JULY 22-27

$570 $520 $470

Schroon Lake, tubing, kayaking and more. If it is in, on, under or

can imagine. All the things you love in the game you get to do in real

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AGES 7-8, 9-12

Are you ready to get wet? Sailing, white water rafting, canoeing on

WIZARDS, RANGERS NEW! & KNIGHTS Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Do you like reading or imagining you

THE QUEST “A MINECRAFT ADVENTURE”

JULY 29-AUGUST 3

$570 $520 $470

SKY E FA RM S P E C I A LTY P R O G R A MS , WATE R F U N

SUPER HERO ACADEMY NEW!

FINS, FEATHERS, FUR, BARK & SKY

Escape’s Splashwater Kingdom are a great start to the week. Join us for an Outrageous time at these water activities. yy

JULY 22-27 AGES 12-18 $700 $650 $600

while exploring science yourself. Combine brilliance and courage as you tackle Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through experiments, drones, robots, chemistry and archaeology.

NIGHT OWLS Are you a night owl? Do you like to stay up late and sleep in? Then

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JULY 29-AUGUST 3 AGES 9-12 (GIRLS ONLY) $570 $520 $470

this is the program for you! Breakfast at noon, lunch for dinner and dinner at midnight. Come see what fun you can have in the middle of the night – stargazing, night hikes and glow in the dark activities. yy

JUNE 24-29

AGES 12-15

$570 $520 $470

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JULY 22-27

AGES 12-15

$570 $520 $470

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SKY E FA R M TH E A R TS , W I L DE R N E SS  & O F F S I TE A DV E N T URES

The Arts FUN CRAFTED JUST FOR YOU! Get ready to go on a creative adventure! Explore the exciting world of art, creativity, music, drama and folk arts.

CREATIVITY CAMP Calling all creatives! Painting, pottery, drawing, mosaics, water color, crafts, murals and more. Music, drumming, singing, puppetry, drama, musicals, impromptu skits, as well as other avenues of performance. We’ll work on projects, learn new techniques and tap

CREATIVITY CAMP: FOLK ARTS

into our creativity together – it’s a little bit of everything!

Blacksmith demos, boat building, wood carving, bridge building,

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JULY 15-20

AGES 7-9

$570 $520 $470

CREATIVITY CAMP: VISUAL ARTS Painting, murals, pottery, crafts, drawing, water color, mosaics and more. Learn how to express yourself in new and different ways. Try

traditional art forms, learn skills and techniques like in years past through apprenticeship type times that will spark your creativity and forge new friendships. yy

JULY 15-20

AGES 10-18

$570 $520 $470

a new medium or technique, share ideas and let your creativity have a chance to flourish. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish! yy

JULY 15-20

AGES 10-18

$570 $520 $470

CREATIVITY CAMP: PERFORMING ARTS Music, drumming, singing, puppetry, drama, musicals, impromptu skits, as well as other avenues of performance. Share your talents and skills and learn something new, too. Work together to practice and then perform like never before! yy

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soap making, weaving, crocheting and knitting. Engage in

JULY 15-20

AGES 10-18

$570 $520 $470

Wilderness & Offsite Adventures WILDERNESS LIVING AT ITS FINEST – EXPLORE THE ADIRONDACK PARK LIKE NEVER BEFORE! EXPEDITION WILDS NEW!

ADK TRAILS Hike some ADK Peaks, a portion of the Northville Placid Trail, along with other trails throughout some of the Adirondacks most pristine places. This is a two-week program. Note: You will need good hiking boots and some backpacking equipment. Food drops will be necessary to reduce the amount of carried items. Pack light. Backpacking experience highly recommended. yy

JUNE 24-JULY 6

AGES 13-18

$1400 $1300 $1200

Calling Adventurers!! Blaze a trail through the woods and wilds

ADK Back by popular demand! ADVENTURES

of Skye Farm Camp. Make camp each night in various locations

Want to try a variety of different experiences in the Adirondacks?

throughout camp - stay overnight in a cabin, tent, lean-to and a

Go white water rafting, hike a High Peak, canoe on Schroon Lake

night on the beach. Special activities are planned for each stop

and explore a cave. This might be the best week you’ve ever had

along the way – grab your pack and join the expedition!

traveling in the Adirondack Park by land and water!

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JUNE 24-29

AGES 10-15

$570 $520 $470

JULY 15-20

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AGES 12-15

$700 $650 $600


Families & Adults

Little ones on the farm is great for the first taste of camp. Come experience the farm with all the camp activities geared for the littler ones. Swimming, arts and crafts, games, hikes, story time,

ALL ARE WELCOME!

campfires and s’mores! Note: Each camper must be accompanied by a guardian. Max: 2 campers per guardian.

Note: Early bird, sibling and refer a friend discounts do not apply

ADK WATERS NEW!

to these events.

Love the water? How does whitewater rafting, canoe camping and

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JULY 15-18 (SUN-WED) AGES 4-7 W/GUARDIAN $315 $265 $215

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$135 $110 $85

kayaking on a variety of lakes and rivers all over the Adirondacks

FAMILY CAMP

sound? You will start off at camp learning canoe techniques and will

Enjoy a weekend experiencing camp with your family and

FAMILY ADVENTURE CAMP NEW!

then head out on the water canoeing from campsite to campsite.

friends. Guest speakers, music, staff led activities for kids, and

Experience camp with your family and friends. Guest speakers,

This is a two-week program.

family oriented traditional camp fun! Come and take a break from

music, staff run kid’s activities and family oriented traditional camp

life, slow down, pull up a chair, and make some memories together.

fun, too. Come take a break from life, slow down, pull up a chair

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JULY 22-AUGUST 3

AGES 13-18

$1400 $1300 $1200

H.O.O.T.

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CABIN: AGES 13+ $152, AGES 4-12 $65, 3 AND UNDER FREE RV: AGES 13+ $110, AGES 4-12 $65, 3 AND UNDER FREE

Hang Out On Trail. Spend your time relaxing out in the middle of

TENTS: AGES 13+ $95, AGES 4-12 $65, 3 AND UNDER FREE

the woods. Explore your campsite and surrounding area. Stargaze the clear Adirondack skies. Spend your nights in lean-tos, build and tend the fire and cook some top-notch meals over the campfire. yy

JULY 29-AUGUST 3

AGES 10-14

$570 $520 $470

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

ALL AGES WELCOME

IMAGINATION STATION NEW! time and is fun for seasoned campers, too. Kids and adults have fun together bringing Bible stories to life! Through music, dance and drama this camp will make learning from the Bible interactive and fun! All this while enjoying regular camp activities including

can bike it – navigate the terrain on two wheels! Bring your own

swimming, canoeing, hiking and camp fires. Note: Each camper

multi-gear mountain bike and helmet or get fitted for a rental.

must be accompanied by a guardian. Max: 2 campers per guardian.

Adirondacks. yy

JULY 15-20

AGES 10-15

to Adirondack Extreme and whitewater rafting on Tuesday for an additional per person fee. Rates apply only to immediate family members living in the same household. yy

AUGUST 5-8 (SUN-WED)

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CABIN: AGES 13+ $152, AGES 4-12 $65, 3 AND UNDER FREE

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JULY 1-4 (SUN-WED) AGES 4-7 W/GUARDIAN

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SECOND 4-7-YEAR-OLD CAMPER

ALL AGES WELCOME

RV: AGES 13+ $110, AGES 4-12 $65, 3 AND UNDER FREE

Imagination station is a fun way to experience camp for the first

Mountain Biking is back by popular demand! If you can hike it, you

Then we’ll ride some of the best off-road mountain trails in the

and make some memories together. Adventure Trips will be offered

TENTS: AGES 13+ $95, AGES 4-12 $65, 3 AND UNDER FREE yy

ADVENTURE TRIPS: ADIRONDACK EXTREME ADD $50 PER PERSON

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WHITEWATER RAFTING ADD $65 PER PERSON

$315 $265 $215

SKY E FA RM W I L DE R N E SS  & O F F S I TE A DV E N TU R E S , FA MI L I E S & A DU LTS

LITTLE ONES ON THE FARM NEW!

$135 $110 $85

$600 $550 $500

ROCKS, ROPES & RIVERS 2.0 Rock climbing, white water rafting, a day hike to Hurricane Mountain, Adirondack Extreme Adventure Park, tubing on the lake – these are just some of the adventures planned for this week. Note: July 8th program is a two-week program. yy

JULY 8-20

AGES 12-18

$1400 $1300 $1200

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JULY 29-AUGUST 3

AGES 12-18

$700 $650 $600

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Asbury

U P P E R N Y YO U TH O P P O RTU N ITIE S B E YO N D S U M M E R CA M P

UPPER NY YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

BEYOND SUMMER CAMP Check out Youth and Family Retreats at all our sites year-round at campsandretreats.org

Conference Council on Youth Ministry

ASB URY UNY.O RG

COME AND EXPERIENCE OUR YEAR-ROUND RETREAT CENTER ON THE SHORES OF SILVER LAKE. Asbury offers a variety of single and multiple overnight retreats and single day events for youth, adults

OPEN HOUSE

CCYM

Retreat Center

July 1

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and families as well as clergy and ministry leadership programs. Come to the lake and experience comfortable lodging, fresh & healthy meals, and staff who offer great hospitality. For more information or to REGISTER ONLINE please visit: asburyuny.org, email: info@asburyuny.org or call 585-237-5262. Mailing Address: PO Box 218, Silver Lake, NY 14549; Physical Address: 16 Lakeside Ave, Perry, NY 14530

(CCYM) is comprised of youth in grades 7-12 from the Upper New York Annual Con-

Take on a challenge, learn about our God of the Universe and try

REACH OUT: COMMUNITY MISSION EXPERIENCE

and development opportunities throughout

something new while having a ton of fun! Join friends for swimming in

Youth groups, churches and families are invited to unite and be the

the year and encourage youth ministry

the pool, worshipping God in song, playing wacky games, arts & crafts,

hands and feet of God offering hope to the people of Wyoming County.

strengthening your relationship with God and canoeing on the lake!

Repair a porch, build a ramp, paint a wall or visit with the elderly.

ference of The United Methodist Church. Members participate in leadership training

throughout the conference. CCYM members plan and present two weekend Fall Gatherings each November, and a weekend event each April. The theme for this year's CCYM Youth

ASBURY EXPRESS I

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JULY 22-25 (SUN-WED)

AGES 7-9

$281

Worship and fellowship together each evening at Asbury. Learn what it means to be in servant ministry. Enjoy Asbury’s delicious meals with breakfast and dinner on site and a picnic lunch at your project site. We

ASBURY EXPRESS II

are working with community agencies assessing needs in the area and

Have a blast trying something new, learning about our God of the

have projects for both adults and youth. E-mail info@asburyuny.org or

Events is "Embrace" and the theme verse is

Universe and challenging yourself! Join friends new and old for

call 585-237-5262 for more information and to receive an application.

"Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it,

swimming, tubing, worshipping God in song, games, embracing your

and nothing will be too much for you"

artsy side, strengthening your relationship with God, cooking a meal

Mark 11:22b (MSG). Have questions about CCYM? Contact cochairs, Sam Smith and Maria Schermerhorn, at unyccymchairs@gmail.com

uny mission expereinces

Contact our conference director of Mission Engagement, Mike Block to find out how you may participate in a mission trip, engaging in local, regional, national, or international outreach and/or disaster response. Mikeblock@unyumc.org

over a fire, archery and canoeing or kayaking on the lake! yy

JULY 22-25 (SUN-WED)

AGES 10-12

$281

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JULY 15-19 (SUN-TH)

$173, PLUS $40 FOR PROJECT MATERIALS

TOGETHER TIME: A FAMILY RETREAT Create family memories that last a lifetime. Parents, grandparents, aunts

ASBURY EXPRESS III

and uncles are invited to spend time with their children, grandchildren,

With surprises, adventure, friends and fun around every corner you are

nieces and nephews. Activities engage families of all ages: tubing,

bound to have an awesome time! Get ready to learn about our God

kayaking and canoeing on Silver Lake, swimming in Asbury’s pool,

of the Universe, swim, play wacky games, go tubing, strengthen your

campfires, evening entertainment, crafts, frisbee golf, archery and

relationship with God, do some amazing art, cook a meal over a fire,

fishing. Bible teaching and worship will enhance the fun! What better

try archery, worship God in song and be prepared for a surprise or two!

place to create family traditions than at Asbury Retreat Center! Retreat

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JULY 29-AUGUST 1 (SUN-WED)

AGES 13-18

$312

begins with dinner Sunday night and concludes Tuesday at 4:00pm. All housing will be in one of our two retreat lodges – with either private or semi-private bathrooms! Register for Asbury Retreats at asburyuny. org or by calling 585-237-5262! yy

AUGUST 5-7 (SUN-TU)

AGES 13+ $137, AGES 4–12 $87,

AGES 3 & UNDER FREE, ALL AGES WELCOME! A family of 4 will not pay more than $440. A family of 5-7 will not pay more than $600. Add $85 per person beyond 7. This applies to immediate family members

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here are some Things you'll want to know about summer camp in upper new york

TIERED PRICING S U MME R CAMP  has great value in the life of a child. Genuine community is experienced, ministry to the whole person takes place, relationships are built with God and others, memories and major life commitments are made, and tomorrow’s leaders are developed. UNYAC Camps are also a great value! We are proud

HEALTH & SAFETY

to say that all our basic camp programs are priced under the industry average

Whether you’re an expert or beginner, there’s

The health and safety of all our guests is of utmost

price of $710.00.

something here for you! Our qualified staff will

importance. Our Health Care Staff includes a consulting

encourage you and ensure your safety. There are many

physician, one visiting or on-site Registered Nurse,

Tiered Pricing is intended to recognize the costs related to the camp experience

options to choose from and all equipment and safety

and several RTE’s and may include an EMT. Many

and allow families to select the level of payment most appropriate for their cir-

gear is provided unless stated otherwise here or in the

of our summer staff are certified in CPR and/or

cumstances. Each family may freely choose to participate at the Tier 1, Tier 2, or

confirmation material. Please note that for the safety

first aid. In addition, there is a full-service hospital

Tier 3 level; and every child will receive the same camp experience regardless of

of our guests, all campers must pass a swim evaluation

located within a half hour drive. Staff are chosen

the level chosen.

to take part in most waterfront activities. Campers

after a rigorous application and screening process,

who are not strong swimmers will have limited, but

and pre-summer staff training is provided. Certified

quality, access to the waterfront activities.

lifeguards provide a safe environment for all water and

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ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES

beach activities. Each site is permitted annually and FOOD SERVICE

inspected a minimum of 2 times a year by the New York

Always one of the most important parts of camp, we

State or County Department of Health. Inspection

provide quality food and plenty of it! Healthy and

reports are available by contacting the site office.

delicious home-style meals are prepared daily and usually served family style. We seek to meet special

CAMPER MAIL, EMAIL, PHOTOS,

dietary needs, provided we receive advance notice.

TELEPHONE CALLS, AND CELL PHONES Mail is delivered and picked up daily. Postcards and

ACCOMMODATIONS

letters are welcome and encouraged. After you

The accommodations are very diverse. Campers will

register your camper, confirmation materials with

stay in their designated lodge or cabin which is nestled

information about how to address mail to your camper

among trees and beautiful scenery. Bathrooms are

will be sent. In partnership with Bunk1.com, e-mail is

located near or in each lodging area.

printed and delivered to campers daily. An invitation code will be included in confirmation material and

CABINMATE REQUESTS

available at camp on check-in day. Bunk1.com also

We will seek to honor cabinmate requests made at

provides a secure platform where our staff uploads

least 2 weeks before camp begins, provided campers

new photos daily for viewing provided you register

are registered in the same program, ages are not more

with the invitation code.

than 24 months apart, and the request is made by both

To contact a camper in an emergency, please

people. Note that this is optional and many campers

call the camp office - we have 24-hour assistance.

do not make requests. While we seek to honor your

Typically, campers do not call home during the week,

wishes, we also value kids making new friends. Please

however in special situations we will permit campers

call if you have questions.

to do so. The cell phone policy will be addressed in the

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How it works: TRUE COST OF CAMP For families who are blessed to be able to pay for Tier 1 pricing, this

A B O U T C A M P I N F O F O R PA R E N TS , TI E R E D P R I C I N G

Hey Parents!

level constitutes more closely the TRUE cost of camp including the direct cost and all aspects of maintaining facilities in good condition, insurance, utilities, etc.

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DIRECT COST OF CAMP Electing to pay the Tier 2 price helps cover the DIRECT cost of a week of summer camp including program costs, food, summer staff and camp administration.

PARTIALLY SUBSIDIZED COST Every effort is made to keep the cost of camp as affordable as possible. At this level, every camper’s fee is partially SUBSIDIZED by generous donations to the CRM and individual site scholarship funds.

confirmation information you receive after registering.

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A B O U T C A M P HOW TO RE GI ST ER

How to Register

IMPORTANT POLICIES UPON RECEIPT OF REGISTRATION Shortly after your registration is processed, the camper will receive a confirmation packet. It will contain: a health form, any necessary permission slips, list of what to bring to camp and general guidelines. We work hard to make check-in and your first day at camp go smoothly and quickly. If you have any questions at any time please call us toll free at: 855-414-6400 or e-mail us at registrar@campsandretreats.org.

CANCELLATION/REFUND

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A full refund will be given in the case of documented medical concern or due to a death in the

REGISTER ONLINE (EASY & FAST!) OR FILL OUT THE FORM

family that prohibits attendance. Partial refunds will be offered, less the $75 processing fee, if you

Register online at campsandretreats.org or complete the registration form on page 29. A

cancel your camp registration more than three (3) weeks prior to your camp session. If you cancel

parent or guardian must sign the registration form..

your camp registration less than three (3) weeks prior to the camp session, without documented medical concern or due to a death in the family, the full camp fee will be due. There are no

APPLY DISCOUNTS

refunds available once the camp session starts. There is no fee adjustment for late arrival or early departure.

Early Bird Discount: $10.00 off off the price of summer camp program selected, whichever pricing tier you choose, if you register on or before May 1st. This discount does NOT apply

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

to the site retreats and events or family-style programming.

Each site reserves the right to send campers home for inappropriate behavior at the parent(s) expense and without refund. The safety and security of all our campers and staff is always our

Sibling Discount: $20.00 off the price of the summer camp program selected at any of

highest priority.

the UNY Camp & Retreat Centers. One $20 sibling discount allowed per registered camper, regardless of the total number of children from the household attending summer camp.

PRIVACY POLICY

This discount does NOT apply to site retreats and events, family-style programming or

We respect the privacy of personal information submitted to us. Information is collected only for

two-week camp programs.

the purposes of this ministry and may be disclosed to staff in the performance of their job duties or to others for statistical purposes only. We are committed to protecting your information to the

Refer-a-Friend Discount: $40.00 off when we receive the registration of a NEW UNY

best of our ability. We assume your submission of a registration represents your consent for us to

camper referred by your camper. Your camper will receive a $40 discount off their camp

collect, use and disclose your personal information for the purposes listed above.

fee. (Note: Friend’s name must be listed on your camper’s registration form or emailed to the registrar to receive credit. There is NO limit to how many “friend” discounts your

HEALTH FORMS LATE FEE

camper is eligible to receive. If 2 new friends register, take $80 off; if 4 new friends register,

A $15.00 late fee will be applied to each health form not returned at least five (5) business days

take $160 off!) This discount does NOT apply to site retreats and events or family-style

prior to the start of any camp session.

programming.

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MAIL COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM TO DON’T FORGET THE DEPOSIT A $75 non-refundable deposit for each session for which your camper is registered must be submitted at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to “Upper New York AC” or “UNYAC”. The camp fee balance is due three weeks prior to the start of the camper’s session. Processing of payment does not guarantee placement in a specific program.

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UNY CRM 3343 St. Rt. 38, Moravia, NY 13118


U N Y C A M P & R E T R E AT M I N I S T R I E S

NAME OF CAMPER:  CAMPER ADDRESS (Street, City, Zip):

Work Phone: 

Home Phone: 

Reminder!

It's easy to register online at

(if different than camper)

CA MP SA N DR ET RE ATS .OR G

 Denomination:

Notes for leaders to help my child have a super week: Please note a recent family loss/change, custody information, medical needs, dietary requirements/allergies, life-threatening allergies, behaviorial notes. These notes are used to help prepare for

 Friend 

 Newspaper 

 Other:

 Church 

 Brochure 

 Website 

  camp. They are not used to establish eligibilty. Please attach extra pages as needed.

 Family 

I first heard about camp through:

Fee: Postmark Date 

-$

$

Total Discounts

Total

$

+$

Amount Enclosed*

$

Rc’d 

3 Digit Security Code:

Balance Due

$1 donation to the CRM Scholarship fund

Tier Three (BLUE) Total Program Fee(s): $

Site: (Aldersgate/Casowasco/Sky Lake/Skye Farm)

$ 

deposit per

75*

Tier Two (PINK) 

is attending (program) .

session must accompany registration.

Mastercard (Charge will show as “Upper New York Annual Conference”) /

CAMPER NAME 

Visa

Expiration Date (XX/YY):

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:

Home Phone:  Cell/Pager Number: 

Occupation: 

Work Phone:  E-mail: 

Parent 2/Guardian Name: 

Cell/Pager Number: 

Parent 1/Guardian Name: 

E-mail:  Address: 

 Other: 

 City: 

Address: 

Name of Church: 

  

 Female 

Sponsoring church/agency responsible for payment: 

Date of Birth:   Grade Entering: 

 Male 

Age at Camp:  Camper E-mail:  Camper T-shirt size (pick 1)  CHILD: Sm Med Lg  ADULT: Sm Med Lg XL XXL Cabinmate Request: 

 Both 

Tier One (YELLOW) 

Program Name: (ex. Game Crazy)

 Father  

Dates: (ex. 06/12-06/18)

 Mother 

(If possible, we will honor your request for one cabinmate, if campers are the same age group/program and each lists the other on their registration form.)

3.

2.

1. 

Camper resides with:  

please list your top

3 I’m selecting:

Early Bird Discount (Register by May 1st) (-$10.00) $

at (site)

Sibling Discount (-$20.00 max per camper) $ My Sibling (name)

Check #

Reminder: A $40 discount will be credited to your account w/each friend that registers. Email your friend’s name to info@campsandretreats.org.

Method of Payment: Card Number: Cardholder’s Name (please print): Cardholder’s Signature:

Cardholder’s Address (Street, City, Zip):

DATE: ** REMEMBER TO MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO UNYAC AND MAIL TO UNY CRM 3343, ST RT 38, MORAVIA NY 13118

SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN:

I hereby give my permission for my child (named above) to attend the camp session for which he/she is registering. I understand that my child’s name/address/e-mail address may be shared with his/her program group and UM agencies, and still/video pictures of my child may be used for promotional purposes unless I notify the camp administration in writing to the contrary. The camp administration has my permission to secure emergency medical care as needed until I can be reached. I understand that properly completed medical information is required for attendance. I understand that summer camp programs may include off site travel and/or off site swimming.

PARENTAL/GUARDIAN PERMISSION

 Amount (if known): $ 

Occupation: 

(if different than camper)

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