|What’s a summer without a week at Laurel Ridge? Our summer camps continue to be one of our most popular programs, drawing youth from all over the United States, Canada, and Central America. |
For 50 years campers have grown in their spiritual faith, found lifelong friends, dedicated and rededicated their lives to Christ, and grown to know Laurel Ridge as a very special place. Summer camps continue thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers who serve as counselors, deans, nurses, interest group leaders, and program support.
Laurel Ridge offers week-long residential summer camps for children ages 7 to 18. Each week campers are able to explore and strengthen their faith in a community that is supportive and nurturing. They are also able to connect with their environment as they participate in outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, caving, and canoeing.
2012 Summer Camp Schedule
||May 30 - June 2|
|Middle High 1
|Middle High 2
PRE-JUNIOR CAMPS For children completing grades 1 and 2
Camp Fee: $165
Pre-Junior 1: July 6-8
Pre-Junior 2: August 3-5
Pre-Junior Camps offer our youngest campers a 2-night taste of summer camp. Our deans and volunteer counselors are careful to create a warm, loving, secure and fun community to welcome our pre-junior campers to their first or second-time camp adventure!
JUNIOR CAMPS For children who have completed grades 3-5
Camp Fee - $365
Junior Campers learn more about God and their faith through Bible stories, skits, and small groups. They also participate in arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, hiking, campfires, wood-working, fishing, archery and more. Campers can choose a daily interest group ranging from drama, playing a folk instrument, tin-smithing, Moravian crafts, sports, wood-burning, Ukrainian eggs, orienteering, or batik and beading. These early friendships and mountain-top experiences last a lifetime.
MIDDLE HIGH CAMPS For youth who have completed grades 6-8
Camp Fee - $365
Middle High 1, June 24-30
Middle High 2, August 5-11
Middle High camps offer interactive, participatory opportunities for campers to explore their developing Christian faith. The daily program and small group experiences focus on the basics of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This is done through Bible study and different activities. The effect of such a relationship on home, school, church and the world is explored. Middle High camp is a unique opportunity for middle school youth to experience "community" away from most of today's media driven entertainment and communication devices. In community, free from distractions, campers have the chance to experience God's grace and love in uncluttered ways.
SENIOR HIGH CAMP For youth who have completed grades 9-12
Camp Fee - $365
Senior High camp is experiential in nature. Campers explore their relationship with God through Jesus Christ in worship, Bible study, prayer, spiritual practices, mountain surroundings and personal interactions. The program is offered by a Moravian minister, usually from another province, which gives campers a unique opportunity to forge a relationship with a Moravian from another part of the country. A major component of Senior High camp is experiencing the beauty and stillness of mountaintop community away from the distractions of today's fast-paced, technologically driven culture; such distractions are purposely kept to a minimum. There are few opportunities for high school students to be in relationship with one another in such an environment and it is life-changing for many youth.
COLLEGE CAMP For young adults who have completed 1-4 years of college
Camp Fee - $135
May 30 - June 2, 2012
Back by popular demand is this year’s college camp! Enjoy your favorite activities like swimming, hiking, singing at campfire, and more while also participating in small group conversations and total group assemblies. Check the Laurel Ridge Facebook page for more information as we continue planning.