2023 Bible Study Theme

FruitFULL Faith

A Spirit-Filled Life

Day 1: Theme – Gathering, Galatians 5:16-26

Day 2: Theme – Love & Joy, Luke 15:3-7

Day 3: Theme – Peace, Matthew 8:23-27

Day 4: Theme – Patience & Kindness, 1 Kings 17:8-16

Day 5: Theme – Goodness & Faithfulness, Mark 12:38-44

Day 6: Theme – Gentleness & Self-Control, 1 Samuel 24

Day 7: Theme – Sharing, Galatians 5:16-26

Spring, Summer and Fall Events

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Exceptional Persons

Join The Adventure!

Full Week | $625
Half Week | $325
Ages 18+ | 10:30-11AM

Please note for the safety and health of EP Campers and staff, campers will need to be able to walk 100 feet at a time over uneven terrain, climb/descend 1 flight of stairs, and use shower facilities without hands on assistance. Questions regarding requirements can be directed to Wesley Woods staff. Our adult friends with 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, Campers will be paired with other campers and a buddy/assistant to ensure they have the best experience possible! The week of July 5 will have a special Independence Day theme, so bring your favorite red, white and blue attire!

Exceptional Person Camp | June 19-23
E. Person Camp (Half Week)| July 5-7
Exceptional Person Camp | June 26-30

Full Week | $625
Time | 10:30-11AM

This camp was created for our EP campers that are looking for an added challenge during their camping experience. Safety is our number one priority at Wesley Woods, so campers registering for this camp will require a doctor’s signature stating that they are able to safely participate in the planned activities. For the safety and health of EP campers and staff, campers will need to be able to walk 200 feet at a time over uneven terrain – including hills and dirt trails, easily climb /descend 1 flight of stairs, and use rustic shower facilities without assistance. Questions regarding requirements can be directed to Wesley Woods staff. This camp was designed with the goal of helping our EP campers to gain self-confidence by successfully overcoming obstacles not normally faced in our everyday lives. All activities will be adapted for safety and for participants to feel successful. Adventure activities include rock climbing wall, canoeing, hiking, archery, and swimming in the pond. Campers will also tie dye, play games, and participate in Bible Study and large group worship.

Exceptional Person HA Camp | July 10 – 14


Inpost Full Week

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Summer Adventure

Ages 9-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-11:00am

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 horse and visit the animals at the farm.

Parents and guardian, please note that as you register we do our best to create camp groups of similar ages – if your camper is coming with a friend, please be sure to note that as you register! However we cannot guarantee that bunkmates with an age gap of more than 3 years will be placed together.

June 11 – 16   ages 9 – 12.

June 11 – June 16   ages 9 – 12.

July 9 – 14   ages 13 – 17

July 23 – July 28   ages 9 – 12

July 30 – Aug 4  ages 9 – 12

Aug 6 – 11. ages 9 – 12

Art in the Woods


Ages 9-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-11:00am

Get ready to create! Be inspired by the beauty of natural materials. This week we’ll spend time gathering materials from “The Woods” to create beautiful camp creations. In addition, enjoy all the great traditional Summer Adventure activities.

June 18 – 23   ages 9 – 12

July 9 – 14   ages 13 – 17

Campfire Cooking


Ages 9-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-11:00am

Compete in a Cast-Iron-Chef style competition! Up and coming Camp Chefs will learn campfire safety and cook one breakfast, lunch and dinner over the fire during the course of the week. Enjoy traditional Summer Adventure activities as well.

July 9 – 14   ages 13 – 17

July 23 – 28   ages 9 – 12

Splash Zone


Ages 9-17 | 4:30-5:00pm-11:00am

Beat the heat and choose Splash Zone! Splash Zone campers will enjoy daily swims at the pool or pond along with a night swim in the pool, creek stomping, canoeing and kayaks in addition to the Summer Adventure activities.

June 11 – 16. Ages 9 – 12

June 25 – June 30   Ages 9 – 12

July 9 – July 14   Ages 13 – 17

August 6 – Aug 11   Ages 9 – 12

Inpost Half Week

Ages 6-9 | 5:30pm-11:00am

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.

Mini Summer Adventure  | July 5 – 7
Mini Summer Adventure  | July 23 – 25
Mini Summer Adventure  | August 6 – 8

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.

My First Camp Adventure  June 21
My First Camp Adventure  July 26



Join The Fun!

Full week | $510

Ages 9-17 | 4:00-4:30 | 11:00am

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, visit the equestrian center, canoe, and explore your faith with large group worship and daily Bible Studies.

Great Outpost Adventure  | June 11 – 16  ages 9 – 12
Great Outpost Adventure  | June 25 – June 30  ages 9 – 12
Great Outpost Adventure  | July 9 – 14   ages 13 – 17
Great Outpost Adventure  | July 16 – 21   ages 9 – 12.
Great Outpost Adventure  | July 30 – Aug 4   ages 9 – 12.
Great Outpost Adventure  | Aug 6 – 11   ages 9 – 12.

Ages 13-17 | 4:00 – 4:30 | 11:00am

Join us for a week you’ll never forget. We’re opening registration to allow more campers than ever for this one-time flipped schedule event. Campers will explore Wesley Woods at night and experience a new meaning of community with unique chapels under the stars – created just for this group of teens. Night activities will include: night swims in the pool, glow challenge on the rock wall, fishing, large group games, and much more!   Night Owl Campers will enjoy meals both over a fire and in the dining hall, but will have Outpost accommodations.

Night Owls  | July 16 – 21 | July 23 – 28

Outpost Half-Week

Ages 6-9 | 11:00am – 11:00am

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, participate in Bible Studies, go creek stomping, go on a pony ride, and much more.

Mini Outpost Adventure  June 21 – 23
Mini Outpost Adventure  July 16 – 18
Mini Outpost Adventure  July 19 – 21


Ages 6-9 | 11:00am-11:00am

Lil’ donkey, lil’ horse, lil’ friends! Campers will stay in the farm barn or tipis and hang out with our miniature donkey & horses, bunnies, sheep and Scottish Highland Cows. We’ll learn about bees and taste local Wesley Woods honey, go on a pony ride, and swim in the pool! Campers will also participate in Bible studies tailored to their age group.

Lil’ Friends on the Farm    July 5- 7


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 9-14 | 4:00 – 4:30  11:00am

For all horse enthusiasts regardless of experience level. All things horse each day: riding lessons, obstacle courses, games and ground activities. Master the basics and participate in horse activities based on your skills and interest. Enjoy some of the best traditional camp activities in addition to horses as well!

Inpost/Co-ed | June 11 – 16

Outpost/Girls |  June 18 – June 23

Outpost/Girls | June 25 – 30

Outpost/Girls | June 23 – July 28

Outpost/Girls | July 30 – Aug 4

Inpost/Co-ed | Aug 6 – 11

Ages 14-17| 4:00 – 4:30 | 11:00am

The perfect opportunity to dive deeper into a humble heart of leadership while exploring relational horsemanship. This camp can be the first step for those with a heart to serve on the Junior Barn Crew in the future. Daily horse time on the ground and in the saddle with time for some of your other favorite camp activities!

Inpost/Girls | July 30 – Aug 4

$575 | $295
Ages 9 – 14| 4:00 – 4:30 | 11:00am

Saddle up the horses! Spend two sessions at the barn, riding and playing with horses. AND you’ll still have time for all the other traditional Summer Adventure activities.

Inpost/Girls | June 11 – June 16 $575

Inpost/Girls | June 18 – 23  $575

Inpost/Girls| June 25 – June 30  $575

Inpost/Co-ed | July 5 –  7  $295

Outpost/Girls | July 16 – 21  $575

Inpost/Co-ed | July 23 – 28  $575

Inpost/Co-ed | July 30 – Aug 4  $575

Inpost/Girls | Aug 6 – 11  $575

Ages 10 – 14| 9:00am-5:00pm

Start your summer with Day Camp in the Barn! This is your chance to get a taste of summer horse camp and still sleep in your own bed at night. Spending a part of each day in the barn will be complemented with other camp activities:  swimming, archery, low ropes, hikes and crafts. Lunch provided.

June 12 – 15 

July 10 – 13

Leadership Training

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 14-15 | 4:30pm | 11:00am

Youth in the Leaders-in-Training program will spend two consecutive weeks at Wesley Woods learning about different styles of leadership and leaders in the Bible, helping with service projects, and enjoying many other camp activities – such as our high ropes course, swimming, and canoeing. An opportunity that you don’t want to miss – space is limited, so sign up soon! Campers will return home on Friday afternoon and return to camp on Sunday afternoon. 

June 18 – Jun3 30

July 23 – Aug 4

$20 Application Fee
Ages 16-17

Love Wesley Woods and want to make a difference in the lives of campers? Join us in making 2022 the best summer it can be! Junior Leaders will work in the kitchen, help with maintenance projects, lead games and crafts as part of the ministry team or be a leader in a cabin group. Junior Leaders wanting to be part of the Equestrian Team should indicate so on applications. All those applying for Junior Leaders will need to provide references and be available for an in-person or phone interview. Applications are available in January. Please go to wesleywoodsiowa.org/employment-opportunities for more information or call us at 515-961-4523.

Affiliate Camps


Ages 5 -12

Children of clergy and delegates attending the IAUMC Annual Conference are invited to join us for a weekend of fun! Pick up will be at 8:30am with drop off at 5:00pm at the main entrance of the RecPlex.

June 2- 4

All Confirmands| 4:30-5:00pm-11:00am

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.

Confirmation Camp     June 11-16

Ages 9-17 | 5:30-11:00am

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!

Joy Camp     July 30 – Aug 4

Family Camps


Ages 4 – 6 w/Adult | 5:30  – 5:00pm

An adventure for youth and their favorite adult! We’ll read Bible stories around a campfire, make S’mores, swim in the pool, go on a pony ride and visit the farm animals. Adults don’t forget to register yourselves!

June 18- 19

June 25 – 26

July 5 – 6


Ages 4 – 17 w/Adult | 6:30  – 11:00am

A long-standing tradition at Wesley Woods! Grandparents and grandchildren have the opportunity to learn about God together while experiencing all the classic camp activities we have to offer. Grandparents, don’t forget to register both your grandchild and yourself!

July 21 -23

Ages 0 – 3  Free

Ages 4 – 7  $120

Ages 8+  $160

3:00pm  – 3:00pm

Enjoy family inclusive activities appropriate for all ages. Schedules will be free flowing with open activity times and large group programs. All ages welcome! Ages 3 and under are free, but must register.

August 4 – 6