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GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING AND IMPACTFUL WEEK OF YOUR SUMMER!

Our campers have a TON of fun, but most importantly learn about Jesus Christ. From awesome staff and deep relationships to exciting activities and outdoor adventures, you’ll find that Wesley Woods is no ordinary summer camp! Join us and see why we’re Christ centered, others focused, and seriously fun! 

"WESLEY WOODS IS A BEAUTIFUL, AFFORDABLE CAMP WITH WONDERFUL, FRIENDLY STAFF AND A SAFE ATMOSPHERE!"

OUR PROGRAMS: 2024 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

MINI SUMMER ADVENTURE

Ages 6 – 9 Years | $ 275

Join us for a half-week filled with fun camp activities! Campers will swim in the pool, go creek stomping, make s’mores, participate in daily Bible Studies, and meet the ponies – a perfect introduction to camp! Drop off at 4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.

Sessions:

Week 5A: July 7 – 9, 2024                   Girls Full. Boys Available.

Week 5B: July 10 – 12, 2024

Week 8A: July 28 – 30, 2024

Week 8B: July 31 – August 2, 2024

Week 9A: August 4 – 6, 2024

Week 9B: August 7 – 9, 2024

 

SUMMER ADVENTURE

Ages 9 – 12 Years | $ 560 

Campers will grow in self-confidence and faith during a week of adventurous camp activities like swimming, canoeing, and climbing the rock wall. Campers will stay in an inpost cabin, eat meals from the dining hall, and be a part of Bible studies and chapels. Drop off 4:30-5pm, pick up at 3pm. 

Sessions:

Week 2: June 16 – 21, 2024

Week 3: June 23 – 28, 2024

Week 4: June 30 – July 3, 2024    $340*

Week 9: August 4 – 9, 2024

*No Camp on July 4-5, 2024

 

SPLASH ZONE

Ages 9 – 12 Years | $ 600

Beat the heat and choose Splash Zone! In addition to the Summer Adventure activities, Splash Zone campers will enjoy daily swims at the pool or pond, along with a night swim in the pool, creek stomping, and canoeing. Drop off from 4:30-5pm, pick up at 3pm. 

Sessions:

Week 4: June 30 – July 3, 2024   $360*

Week 5: July 7 – 12, 2024                  Boys Full. Girls Spots Available. 

*No Camp on July 4-5, 2024

 

CAMPFIRE COOKING

Ages 9 – 12 Years | $ 600

Up and coming Camp Chefs will learn campfire safety and cook four meals over the fire during the course of the week. Finish off the week by competing in a Cast-Iron-Chef style competition! Enjoy the traditional Summer Adventure activities, as well. Drop off 4:30-5pm, pick up at 3pm.

Sessions:

Week 8: July 28 – August 2, 2024

MINI OUTPOST ADVENTURE

Ages 8 – 10 Years | $ 275 

The perfect introduction to outpost camping! Campers will cook over a fire, sleep at an outpost site, swim in the pool, go creek stomping, ride a pony, and meet the farm animals! Drop off at 4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.  

Sessions:

Week 5A: July 7 – 9, 2024

Week 5B: July 10 – 12, 2024

Week 6: July 17 – 19, 2024

Week 7A: July 21 – 23, 2024

Week 7B: July 24 – 26, 2024

 

GREAT OUTPOST ADVENTURE

Ages 9 – 12 Years | $ 560

Campers will grow in self-confidence and faith during a week of adventurous camp activities like swimming, canoeing, and climbing the rock wall. Campers will stay in an inpost cabin, eat meals from the dining hall, and be a part of Bible studies and chapels. Drop off 4:30-5pm, pick up at 3pm. 

Sessions:

Week 4: June 30 – July 3, 2024 $340*

Week 7: July 21 – 26, 2024

Week 9: August 4 – 9, 2024

*No Camp on July 4-5, 2024

 

NIGHT OWLS 

Ages 13 – 17 Years | $ 600

Campers will get to explore Wesley Woods at night and experience a new meaning of community with unique activities under the stars. Night activities will include lighted swims in the pool, glow challenge on the rock wall, fishing, large group games, and owl kind of other activities that will light up the night. Lodging will be in yurts or outpost cabins. Drop off from 4-4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.  

Sessions:

Week 7: July 21 – 26, 2024

Week 8: July 28 – August 2, 2024

CONNECTED HORSEMANSHIP SUMMER CAMPS

Our horse camps offer a very different way of working with horses.  There is so much to learn even for a person who is experienced with horses.   

Our program does not focus on a horseback riding skills based approach. Although you will learn horsemanship skills along the way.   We work with a model called Connected Horsemanship – this is a whole different concept of working with horses.   It starts with lots of connection and relationship building work on the ground in the round pen. We focus on building good healthy relationship principles for the human and the horse.  It progresses to riding in harmony with consent and cooperation from the horse.  It is a wonderfully mindful process which is based on bareback and saddleless riding first to build balance, mindfulness and presence with the horse before we ever ask a horse to do something with us.    It does not often progress to independent saddled riding very quickly. If this is something your camper would enjoy exploring – this different way of approaching life with horses – Join us for Connected Horsemanship Camps.

 

HORSE DAY CAMP

Ages 9 – 14 Years | $ 380

This is your chance to get a taste of summer horse camp and still sleep in your own bed at night. Spending part of each day in the barn will be complemented with other summer camp activities (may include: swimming, archery, low ropes, hikes, crafts). Lunch provided. Drop off from 8-9am, pick up from 4:30-5:00pm daily.

Sessions:

Week 6: July 15 – 19, 2024

 

HORSE CAMP

Ages 9 – 14 Years | $ 650

For ALL horse enthusiasts regardless of experience level. Learn the basics of Connected Horsemanship. You will be starting on the ground – and may progress to mindful riding in harmony with connection. You and your horse will navigate obstacle courses, games, and mounted activities. Enjoy some of the traditional camp activities in addition to horses. Drop off from 4-4:30pm, pick up at 3pm. 

Sessions:

Week 2: June 16 – 21, 2024 (Inpost)    SESSION FULL.

Week 3: June 23 – 28, 2024 (Outpost)

Week 4: June 30 – July 3, 2024 (Outpost) $390*

Week 8: July 28- August 2, 2024 (Outpost)

Week 9: August 4 – 9, 2024 (Co-Ed Inpost)

*No Camp on July 4-5, 2024

 

HIGH SCHOOL HORSE CAMP

Ages 14 – 17 Years | $ 650

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. Horse time on the ground and in the saddle with time for some of your favorite camp activities while sleeping in an inpost cabin! Drop off from 4-4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.  

Sessions:

Week 9: August 4 – 9, 2024 (Inpost)

SUMMER ADVENTURE

Ages 13 – 17 Years | $ 560 

Campers will grow in self-confidence and faith during a week of adventurous camp activities like swimming, canoeing, and climbing the rock wall. Campers will stay in an inpost cabin, eat meals from the dining hall, and be a part of Bible studies and chapels. Drop off 4:30-5pm, pick up at 3pm. 

Sessions:

Week 5: July 7 – 12, 2024

 

NIGHT OWLS

Ages 13 – 17 Years | $ 600

Campers will get to explore Wesley Woods at night and experience a new meaning of community with unique activities under the stars. Night activities will include lighted swims in the pool, glow challenge on the rock wall, fishing, large group games, and owl kind of other activities that will light up the night.  Lodging will be in yurts or outpost cabins. Drop off from 4-4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.  

Sessions:

Week 7: July 21 – 26, 2024

Week 8: July 28 – August 2, 2024

 

SPLASH ZONE

Ages 13 – 17 Years | $ 600

Beat the heat and choose Splash Zone! In addition to the Summer Adventure activities, Splash Zone campers will enjoy daily swims at the pool or pond, along with a night swim in the pool, creek stomping, and canoeing. Drop off from 4:30-5pm, pick up at 3pm. 

Sessions:

Week 2: June 16 – 21, 2024

 

HIGH SCHOOL HORSE CAMP

Ages 14 – 17 Years | $ 650

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. Horse time on the ground and in the saddle with time for some of your favorite camp activities while sleeping in an inpost cabin! Drop off from 4-4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.  

Sessions:

Week 9: August 4 – 9, 2024 (Inpost)

FIREFLIES FIRST FLIGHT

0-3 Years: FREE | 4-17 Years: $150 | 18+: $150

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! Arrive at 5:30pm, depart at 5pm.  

Sessions:

Week 3: June 23 – 24, 2024

Week 5: July 7 – 8, 2024

 

GRANDPARENT CAMP

0-3 Years: FREE | 4-17 Years: $150 | 18+: $150

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! Arrive at 6pm, depart at 11am. Campers should eat dinner prior to check-in on Friday evening.

Sessions:

Week 7: July 26 – 28, 2024

 

FAMILY CAMP

0-3 Years: FREE | 4-17 Years: $150 | 18+: $150

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. Arrive at 6pm, depart at 11am. Campers should eat dinner prior to check-in on Friday evening.

Sessions:

Week 8: August 2 – 4, 2024

LEADERS IN TRAINING

Ages 14 – 15 Years | $560

Those in the Leaders-in-Training program will spend two consecutive weeks at camp doing service projects and learning about styles of leadership and leaders in the Bible, as well as enjoying many camp activities! Drop off at 4:30pm, pick up at 3pm. Campers will return home on Friday afternoon and return to camp on Sunday afternoon. 

Sessions:

Weeks 3 + 4: June 23 – July 3, 2024

Weeks 8 + 9: July 28 – August 9, 2024

 

JUNIOR LEADERS (INCLUDING BARN)

Ages 1617 Years | FREE

The next step for our LITs! Grow in leadership, communication, and faith. Junior Leaders help in a variety of roles during the summer season. Those wanting to be part of the Barn Team should indicate so on applications. Visit us at wesleywoodsiowa.org for more information and an application. 

 

EXCEPTIONAL PERSONS BUDDY

Ages 16+ Years | FREE

Spend the week working with our Exceptional Persons campers! A great opportunity for a mission focused week for youth groups, individuals, or students looking for special education experience. Volunteers over 18 are required to pass a background check. Arrive at 12:45pm, depart at 3pm. 

Sessions:

Week 2: June 16 – 21, 2024

Week 3: June 23- 28, 2024

Week 4: June 30- July 3, 2024

EXCEPTIONAL PERSONS CAMP

Ages 18+ Years | Full Week $ 675 / Half Week $375

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 unassisted, 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 intellectual 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. Campers will be paired with other campers and a buddy/assistant to ensure they have the best experience possible! Drop off at 10:30am, pick up at 11am.

Sessions:

Week 3: June 24 – 28, 2024  Session Full

Week 4: July 1 – July 3, 2024

 

HIGH ADVENTURE EP CAMP

Ages 18+ Years | $ 675

High Adventure EP Camp involves many activities which require physical activity and mobility. High Adventure 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 restroom facilities without assistance. 

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 pool and pond. Drop off at 10:30am, pick up at 11am. 

Sessions:

Week 2: June 17 – 21, 2024

CONFIRMATION CAMP

Ages 10 – 16 Years | $560

A chance for confirmands to step outside of their comfort zone and experience God in new ways. Wesley Woods staff have teamed up with U.M. leaders to ensure this confirmation experience meets the spiritual needs of campers while they enjoy a week of adventurous camp fun. Drop off at 4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.   

Sessions:

Week 2: June 16 – 21, 2024

 

JOY CAMP

Ages 9 – 17 Years | $560

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, large group worship, and daily Bible studies! Drop off at 4:30pm, pick up at 3pm.

Sessions:

Week 9: August 4 – 9, 2024

PROGRAM GOALS

FOR YOU, A CAMPER PARENT, THE WEEK'S SUCCESS MAY BE MEASURED BY HOW DIRTY YOUR CHILDREN ARE; HOW THEY STRENGTHENED A FRIENDSHIP; HOW THEY PUSHED THEMSELVES TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.

For Camp Wesley Woods, the day's success is measured much the same way, but we also work to:

TYPICAL WEEK-LONG CAMPER DAY

8:00 – Breakfast

9:00 – 11:45 – Activity Periods (Archery, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, Horses, and more!)

12:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – Visiting the Camp Store and Rest Period

2:15 – 3:45 – Swimming Time 

3:45 – Showers

4:30 – Bible Study

5:30 – Dinner

6:30 – Activity Period (Gaga Ball, 9 Square, Tie Dye)

7:30 – Nightly Large Group Activity (Chapel Services, Talent Show, Large Group Games)

10:00 – Bed Time (May be earlier for younger campers)

COMFY BEDS TO REST YOUR HEAD

241 beds to be exact! At Camp Wesley Woods, it’s our goal to keep our campers happy, safe, and to provide an environment where they can learn and grow. Campers are assigned to cabins by age group. Each camper may use their registration form to request one name as a possible bunk-mate. The person whose name you write down must also write your name down for your request to be honored. If a group of three friends attends together, we are able to accommodate them together in one cabin, however groups of four or more will be broken into smaller pairings. 

"I WAS NERVOUS TAKING MY 4TH GRADER TO OVERNIGHT CAMP FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT AS SOON AS WE GOT TO WESLEY WOODS, WE KNEW HE WAS IN GOOD HANDS. THE CABINS WERE CLEAN & COMFORTABLE, THE FOOD WAS GREAT, AND THE STAFF WAS SO FRIENDLY."

WHAT'S THE FOOD LIKE AT CAMP?

We aren’t just saying this because we have to… Our food is seriously one of the BEST parts of camp! Our food service manager brings their personal touch and experience to every meal and we offer a ton of fresh fruits, veggies and alternative for those with dietary restrictions.

DON'T FORGET TO PACK...

NOT SURE WHAT TO BRING?

The Essentials

– Bedding: sleeping bag or twin size sheets and blanket + pillow

– Clothing for outdoor activities, warm days, cool nights, and rainy days

– Sneakers, flip-flops, sandals, extra shoes

Toiletries

– Towels: Beach towel, shower towel, washcloth 

– Soap or body wash, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, hair ties, deodorant, and any other personal or feminine hygiene products

Swimwear

– Girls: Modest one piece swimsuit or tankini that overlaps at the waist + a cover-up for to and from the pool. 

– Guys: Swim shorts or board shorts

Don't Forget...

– Your Bible, pen and notebook

– Flashlight

-Bug Spray

– Sunscreen

– Camera

– Spending money for the camp store

WHAT NOT TO PACK

– Cell Phones

– All electronic devices

– Electric Fans (battery powered are ok)

– Magazines

– Knives

– Cigarettes or Tobacco of ANY KIND

– Drugs or Alcohol

– Fireworks/Firearms

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