Typical Week-Long Camper Day

8:00 – Breakfast
9-11:45 – 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)

Spring, Summer and Fall Events

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Exceptional Persons

Join The Adventure!

Full Week | $575
Half Week | $300
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 6 will have a special Independence Day theme, so bring your favorite red, white and blue attire!

Exceptional Person Camp | June 20-24
E. Person Camp (Half Week)| July 6-8
Exceptional Person Camp | June 27-July 1

Full Week | $575
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 11 – 15

Inpost

Inpost Full Week

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Summer Adventure

$495
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 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 12 – 17   ages 9 – 12

June 26 – July 1   ages 9 – 12

July 24 – 29   ages 9 – 12

July 31 – Aug 5   ages 13 – 17

Aug 7 – 12   ages 9 – 12

Art in the Woods

$525

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

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 19 – 24   ages 13 – 17

July 10 – 15   ages 9 – 12

Campfire Cooking

$530

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

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

July 10 – 15   ages 13 – 17

July 24 – 29   ages 9 – 12

Splash Zone

$530-Full Week

$265 – Half Week

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

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 26 – July 1   Ages 9 – 12  $530

July 6 – July 8   Ages 9 – 12 $265

August 7 – Aug 12   Ages 13 – 17   $530

Inpost Half Week

$230
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.

Mini Summer Adventure  | July 6 – 8
Mini Summer Adventure  | July 24 – 26
Mini Summer Adventure  | August 7 – 9

Day Camp

$85
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 22
My First Camp Adventure  July 27

OUTPOST

Outpost

Join The Fun!

Full week | $495

Ages 9-17 | 4:00-4:30 | 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, visit the equestrian center, canoe, and explore your faith with large group worship and daily Bible Studies.

Great Outpost Adventure  | June 12 – 17  ages 13 – 17
Great Outpost Adventure  | June 26 – July 1   ages 13 – 17
Great Outpost Adventure  | July 10 – 15   ages 9 – 12
Great Outpost Adventure  | July 17 – 22   ages 9 – 12
Great Outpost Adventure  | July 31 – Aug 5   ages 9 – 12
Great Outpost Adventure  | Aug 7 – 12   ages 9 – 12

$495
Ages 13-17 | 4:00 – 4:30 | 5:00pm

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 24 – 29

Outpost Half-Week

$230
Ages 6-9 | 4:00pm-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, participate in Bible Studies, go creek stomping, go on a pony ride, and much more.

Mini Outpost Adventure  June 22 – 24
Mini Outpost Adventure  July 17 – 19
Mini Outpost Adventure  July 20 – 22

$230

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

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 13 – 15

Horsecamps

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.

$595
Ages 9-14 | 4:00 – 4:30  5:00pm

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 | June 12 – 17

Outpost | June 19 – 24

Outpost | June 26 – July 1

Outpost | July 10 – July 15

Outpost | July 24 – 29

Outpost | July 31 – Aug 5

Inpost | Aug 7 – 12

$595 | $300
Ages 14-17| 4:00 – 4:30 | 5:00pm

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!

Outpost | July 6 – 8  $300

Outpost | July 10-15  $595

Inpost | July 31 – Aug 5  $595

$550 | $265
Ages 9 – 14| 4:00 – 4:30 | 5:00pm

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 | June 12 – June 17  $550

Inpost | June 19 – 24  $550

Inpost| June 26 – July 1  $550

Inpost | July 6 – 8   $265

Inpost | July 10 – 15  $550

Outpost | July 17 – 22  $550

Inpost | July 24 – 29  $550

Inpost | July 31 – Aug 5  $550

Inpost | Aug 7 – 12  $550

$350
Ages 9 – 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.

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.

$450
Ages 14-15 | 4:30-5:00pm

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 19 – July 1

July 24 – Aug 5

$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

$230

Ages 5 -12

Children of clergy and delegates attending the IAUMC Annual Conference are invited to join us for a weekend of fun! Daily pick up and drop off information will be announced closer to Annual Conference.

June 3 – 5

$230
Ages 9-17| 5:30pm – 3:00pm

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!

Camp Hope  | June 19 – 21

$495
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.

Confirmation Camp     June 12-17

$495
Ages 9-17 | 5:30-5:00pm

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 31 – Aug 5

Family Camps

$100/Person

Ages 4 – 6w/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 19 – 20

June 26 – 27

$110/Person

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 22 -24

Ages 0 – 3  Free

Ages 4 – 17  $105

Ages 18+  $160

2:00  – 3:30pm

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 6 – 8