Typical Week-Long Camper Day

8:00 – Breakfast
9-11:45 – Journey or Activity Time
11:45 – All Camp Songs and Games
12:00 – Lunch
1-2:00 – Bible Study
2:15-3:45 – Swimming Time
3:45 – Showers
4:30 – Camp Ground Activities
5:30 – Supper
7:00 – Nightly Large Group Activity

  • Sunday – quick welcome worship
  • Monday – large group games and stargazing
  • Tuesday – outpost worship w/staff testimony
  • Wednesday – small group family night
  • Thursday – contemporary worship w/drama
  • Friday – morning Easter Service

9:30 – Campfire & Evening Devotions (may be earlier for young campers)
9:45 – Lights Out (May be earlier for young campers)

2019 Spring, Summer and Fall Events

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Exceptional Persons

Join The Adventure!

Full Week | $470
Half Week | $260
Ages 18+ | 10-11AM

Please note that EP campers will need to be able to walk 50 feet at a time over uneven terrain, climb/descend 1 flight of stairs, and use shower facilities without hands on assistance. Our adult friends with mental or physical needs are encouraged to join us for one of our Exceptional Person (EP) Camps. EP campers will swim in the pool, participate in large group worship and daily Bible study, make crafts, and spend time in the Equestrian Center meeting our horses. Each camper will be paired with a buddy/assistant to ensure they have the best experience possible!

7303 Exceptional Person Camp 1 | June 24-28
73041 E. Person Camp (Half Week)| July 1-3
7305 Exceptional Person Camp | July 8-12

Half Week | $260
Ages 18+ | 10-11AM

Campers must be able to walk 100 feet at a time, use a portable toilet facility, climb/descend 1 flight of stairs, and use shower facilities without hands on assistance. A fun filled half-week adventure for our EP campers that are ready for a camping challenge! Campers and buddies will stay in a rustic cabin, cook some meals over a fire, go fishing, and visit the Equestrian Center and the farm animals! If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

73042 E. Person Half Week Camp Outpost | July 1-3

Half Week | $310
9-17 w/Adult | 5:15pm-5:00pm

A half-week camp experience built with YOU in mind. Go swimming, make crafts, spend time at the Equestrian Center, attend large group worship, and tackle the climbing wall! Bring your adult buddy/ assistant and check out what Wesley Woods has to

73021 Autism – Adventure Camp Youth | June 16-18
73022 Autism – Adventure Camp Buddy/Assistant | June 16-18


Inpost Full Week

Join The Adventure!

Ages 9-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

Ready for an Inpost camp adventure you’ll never forget? Join us for a week of swimming, canoeing, low challenge course, journeys, Bible study, and worship. We’ll spend time at the barn with the horses and visit Boswell, the miniature donkey! A great stand-alone experience, or add an Upgrade for additional fun!

7402 Summer Adventure 2 | June 16-21
7403 Summer Adventure 3 | June 23-28
7405 Summer Adventure 5 | July 7-12
7407 Summer Adventure 7 | July 21-26
7408 Summer Adventure 8 | July 28- August 2
7409 Summer Adventure 9 | August 4-9

Ages 13-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

Teenagers, not bought into the whole “roughing it” side of camping? Spend the week in air conditioned lodging, take a trip to town for ice cream, push your comfort zone on the high ropes course and zip line, hang out in the hammock village, swim, and spend time learning more about your faith through Bible studies, small group discussions, and chapel services. You can also bring your phone to be checked in and out with staff for “talk and text time” each day. *Please note that we cannot guarantee that all cellphones will have service, and we cannot offer refunds if your cell does not have service. Remember, camp is in the woods – be sure to check with your provider if you have concerns!*

7417 Not In-Tents 7 | July 21-26
7419 Not In-Tents 9 | August 4-9

Inpost Half Week

Ages 6-9 | 5:30pm-5:00pm

Join us for a half-week filled with fun camp activities! Swim in the pool, go creek stomping, make s’mores, participate in daily Bible Study, enjoy an arena ride at the barn, and so much more! Half the week, but definitely not half the fun! Mini Summer Adventure campers will stay inpost in air conditioned lodging.

72011 Mini Summer Adventure 1 | June 9-11
72012 Mini Summer Adventure 2 | June 12-14
7202 Mini Summer Adventure 3 | June 19-21
7209 Mini Summer Adventure 4 | August 4-6

Day Camp

Ages 4-6 | 9:00am-5:00pm

Ready for your first camp experience? Come join us for a fun day of swimming, Bible stories, and s’mores. Campers will get to meet the farm animals, do a craft, and explore Wesley Woods! A great introduction to summer camp for our youngest friends! Family and Bring a Friend Discounts do not apply.

7002 My First Camp Adventure 1 June 21
7006 My First Camp Adventure 2 July 19



Join The Fun!

Ages 9-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

The classic Outpost experience! Cook breakfast and supper over a fire, enjoy lunch in the dining hall, sleep in one of our many outpost sites, swim in the pond and pool, go creek stomping, tackle the climbing wall, take a horse ride, canoe, and explore your faith with large group worship and daily Bible Studies.

7701 Great Outpost Adventure 1 | June 9-14
7703 Great Outpost Adventure 3 | June 23-28
7705 Great Outpost Adventure 5 | July 7-12
7707 Great Outpost Adventure 7 | July 21-26
7708 Great Outpost Adventure 8 | July 28 – August 2

Ages 13-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

Who’s ready for a one of a kind camp adventure? Sleep during the day and stay up all night – a camp experience you’ll never forget! Night Owl campers will enjoy lighted night swims in the pool, glow challenge on the rock wall, cooking meals over a fire, fishing under the stars, a horse ride, large group games, star gazing, nightly Bible Study, and large group worship times. A camper favorite!

7712 Night Owls 2 | June 16-21
7717 Night Owls 7 | July 21-26
7718 Night Owls 8 | July 28 – August 2

Ages 12-17| 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

Ready to take on the Iowa backcountry? Portage to your rustic cabin, cook breakfast and supper over a fire, enjoy lunch in the dining hall, learn basic survival and orienteering skills, spend time at the archery range, and fish for a meal. Large group worship and daily Bible studies will help you explore your faith as you explore the world around you. Campers with stay at Blue Heron Bay (Cabin).

7732 Wilderness Adventure 2 | June 16-21
7733 Wilderness Adventure 3 | June 23-28
7737 Wilderness Adventure 7 | July 21-26

Ages 13-17| 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

Hangout in our hammocks, learn to swamp and portage canoes, go on a trail ride, spend time at the high ropes course, and go to Adventureland. A camp for teenagers that are looking for camp-centered adventure while learning more about their faith.

7721 Best of the Best 1 | June 9-14
7725 Best of the Best 5 | July 7-12
7729 Best of the Best 9 | August 4-9

Outpost Half-Week

Ages 6-9 | 5:30pm-5:00pm

A full outpost experience created with our young friends in mind. Campers will learn about cooking over a fire, sleep in the tipis, yurts, or farm barn, and enjoy other aspects of our outpost camping experience. Mini Outpost Adventure campers will also swim in the pool, go creek stomping, enjoy an arena ride at the barn,and much more.

77021 Mini Outpost Adventure 1 June 16-18
77022 Mini Outpost Adventure 2 June 19-21
77061 Mini Outpost Adventure 3 July 14-16
77062 Mini Outpost Adventure 4 July 17-19


Your week will be filled, growing faith filled friendships with horses and humans!  You will spend time learning new skills while building great foundations in faith and Christian fellowship. 

Ages 9-13 | 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

This camp is for riders just starting out on their horse journey, as well as those who have participated in horse camp before. At this level, horse campers may have participated in multiple horse camp weeks and the occasional trail ride each year and are working on building a solid base in their partnership with horses. Campers will spend time in the barn growing and developing safe, basic horse care, handling, ground, and relational riding skills in the saddle. While riding we will work on a balanced seat and transitions with lots of games. The focus will be on developing safe, savvy habits and helping campers progress through the CHA level 1 skills.

79011 B. Horse Camp 1 (Outpost) | June 9-14
79021 B. Horse Camp 2 (Outpost) | June 16-21
79031 B. Horse Camp 3 (Outpost) | June 23-28
79051 B. Horse Camp 5 (Outpost) | July 7-12
79061 B. Horse Camp 6 (Outpost) | July 14-19
79071 B. Horse Camp 7 (Outpost) | July 21-26
79081 B. Horse Camp 8 (Inpost) | July 28-August 2
79091 B. Horse Camp 9 (Inpost) | August 4-9

Ages 12-16 | 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

Intermediate riders will be finishing their CHA
level 1 skills. Some may be working on starting
their CHA level 2 skills. Campers will spend part
of each day in the barn learning and growing with
their equine partners. They will spend time in the
saddle, advancing their go and whoa, rein positions,
leg aids, and seat position. They will enjoy arena,
obstacle course, and trail time.

79012 I. Horse Camp 1 (Outpost) | June 9-14
79022 I. Horse Camp 2 (Outpost) | June 16-21
79082 I. Horse Camp 8 (Inpost) | July 28-August 2

Ages 13-17| 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

This camp experience is tailored for those with a
serious interest in completing their CHA Level 2
and those looking forward to becoming Junior Horse
Staff! By practicing advanced level skills, campers
will learn to set goals and create plans to achieve
them through self-assessment checklists and
session planning. Riders will begin to develop focus,
feel, and timing in their rein, leg, and seat positions.
Campers will step up to more advanced obstacles
and perfecting each step along the way with their
equine partner.

79053 A. Horse Camp 5 (Outpost) | July 7-12
79063 A. Horse Camp 6 (Outpost) | July 14-19
79073 A. Horse Camp 7 (Inpost) | July 21-26
79083 A. Horse Camp 8 (Outpost) | July 28- August 2

Affiliate Camps

Ages 5-9 | Pick Up & Drop Off Info. included in registration info.

Day camp tailored for younger children of clergy and delegates attending the IAUMC Annual Conference. Caterpillar campers will spend time in the pool, go creek stomping, enjoy Bible Study around the campfire, make s’mores, and much more!

76011 ACDC Caterpillars | June 8-11

Ages 10-14 | Pick Up & Drop Off info. included in registration info.

Day camp tailored for older youth of clergy and
delegates attending the IAUMC Annual Conference.
Butterfly campers will spend time at the rock wall
and zipline, swim in the pool, spend time in the
Equestrian Center, explore their faith with Bible studies, and much more!

76012 ACDC Butterflies | June 8-11

Ages 8-12| 4:00-5:00pm

A camp for youth that have a family member
currently or formerly incarcerated. This is a fantastic
three-day camp experience, during which campers
will get to enjoy the low ropes course, rock wall,
canoe, go for a horse ride, and so much more.
Campers will have the opportunity to learn more
about themselves and their faith through daily Bible
Study times! This camp is generously supported
by the Iowa U.M. Church, The Board of Church and
Society, and many other individuals and churches
across Iowa!

76021 Camp Hope June 16-18

All Confirmands| 4:30-5:00pm-5:00pm

A chance for confirmands to step outside their comfort
zone and experience God in new ways. Wesley Woods
will once again be teaming up with U.M. Pastors to
ensure this confirmation experience meets the spiritual
needs of campers! Confirmands will get to swim in
the pond and pool, take a horse ride, tackle the rock
wall, and enjoy many other activities that Wesley
Woods has to offer. Enjoy meals in the dining hall and
air-conditioned lodging.

76022 Confirmation Camp | June 16-21

Entering 4th-7th Grade| 3:00pm-11:00am

This summer kids can experience a camp like no other
at Adventure Camp! Enjoy Christian fun and fellowship
while experiencing the power of a relationship with
Jesus Christ. Camp activities include outdoor games,
swimming, horseback riding, ropes course, pond with
trampoline and slide, and an evening bonfire with
s’mores. Small group bonding, large group worship,
and lots of fun are at the heart of Adventure Camp.
Questions can be directed to Brandon Lindsey at the
Altoona UMC at 515-967-2991.

7607 Adventure Camp | July 24-27

Ages 9-17 | 4:30p-5pm – 4:30-5pm

A great camp experience for those involved with
MUMMs ministry. Campers will experience God’s love
through swimming, canoeing, a horse ride, climbing
the rock wall, hiking, journeys, large group worship, and
daily Bible studies! A fun week campers won’t forget!

7608 Joy Camp | July 28 – August 2