Summer Camp

Walcamp Summer Camp Programs

Walcamp offers a fun, safe environment for youth and persons of all ages to build relationships with God and with others, to experience nature and to grow as an individual and as part of a community.

 


REGISTRATION OPENS SOON - Click here in November 2021 to reserve your place!


2022 Summer Program Quick Links

Day Camp Info & Schedule | Sleep-Away Camp and Teen Adventures | Camp Agape

2022 Summer Theme
| Summer Camp Summary | The Covid Questions

 


 

 

Day Camp

The best option for your summer day care needs. Hike in the woods, canoe, wade in a river, play games and still be home by dinner! Try a day or stay the whole summer!

Day Camp Summary

  • Our Summer Day Camps run Monday through Friday, except as noted
  • Try a day or stay the whole summer!
  • Drop-off times are between 8:00 am and 8:30 am
  • Pick-up times are between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm
  • Campers are required to bring a large plastic container, their "Loot Box," to store their belongings for the day. They may also bring a day pack to carry on their adventures.
    • Loot boxes may be dropped off on your child's first camp day each week and picked up on their last day each week.
    • Please do not leave your belongings at camp over the weekends.
  • Plan for water activities (swimming, canoeing, playing in the mud).
  • Daily STEM enrichment activities.

Day Camp Schedule

  • Week 3 Day Camp (Mon-Fri) - June 13-17, 2022
  • Week 4 Day Camp (Mon-Thurs) - June 20-24, 2022
  • Week 5 Day Camp (Mon-Fri) - June 27-July 1, 2022
  • Week 6 Day Camp (Tues-Thurs) - July 5-7, 2022
  • Week 7 Day Camp (Mon-Fri) - July 11-15, 2022
  • Week 8 Day Camp (Mon-Fri) - July 18-22, 2022
  • Week 9 Day Camp (Mon-Fri) - July 25-29, 2022
  • Week 10 Day Camp (Mon-Fri) - August 1-5, 2022
  • Week 11 Day Camp (Mon-Fri) - August 8-12, 2022

We reserve the right to alter or cancel any program for the safety of ALL our guests and team members.

Watch this space for our 2022 Day Camp Parent Handbook


REGISTRATION OPENS SOON - Click here in November 2021 to reserve your place!


 

Sleep-away Camps

Sleep-away Camp Summary

  • Our Summer Sleep-Away Camps run Sunday through Friday, except as noted
    • Drop-off times are between 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm on the first day listed
    • Pick-up begins at 11:00am on the last day listed with a Closing Ceremony, followed by check-out at 11:30am.
  • Campers are required to bring a large plastic container, their "Loot Box," to store all of their belongings. They may also bring a day pack to carry on their adventures.

Sleep-away Camp Options

  • Classic Camp - $450/week
    • Sunday 5pm to Friday 11:30am
    • Ages 6-9 (Discovery) and Ages 10-14 (Explorers)
    • Discover camp at its best! Enjoy our all-time favorite camp activities. Canoe, swim, hike, play games, build craft projects, roast s’mores, explore God’s creation and learn about the love of Jesus in fun new ways! This five-night adventure can be adapted to a two-night visit ideal for first-time campers.
       
  • Owl Night Camp- $450/week
    • Sunday 5pm to Friday 11:30am
    • Ages 12-17
    • Sleep all day and stay out all night as you experience the life of night-time animals, learn about the stars and God’s creativity, and experience a week of night-time adventures in this fun camp twist!
  • Horse Riding Camp- $525/week (pending partnership with a new stable)
    • Sunday 5pm to Friday 11:30am
    • Ages 12-17
    • Giddy-up! Improve your horsemanship as you ride each day at a local stable, then return to camp for more classic camp fun and grow closer to God and to other youth who share your love of horses. Beginning and intermediate riders welcomed, with opportunities to practice skills and play with your faithful, four-footed steed. Yee-haw!
  • Teen Adventures Camp - $525/week
    • Sunday 5pm to Friday 11:30am
    • Ages 14-17
    • Adventure is out there! Enjoy the best of our summer camp activities, and work with you group to choose your own adventures! Options this year may include hammock camping, paintball, a river canoe trip, visiting a local Zip Line and Challenge Course, and other Jr High level camp fun. Don't miss this chance to create your own camp experience!
  • Teen Adventures Camp - $450/week
    • Sunday 5pm to Friday 11:30am
    • Ages 14-17
    • Prepare for a Rockin' canoeing adventure! Take a week to explore what faith means to you while floating the Rock River and tent camping with other teens. Get close and personal with the God of creation who wants to rock your world!
  • Teen Leaders - $450/week
    • Teen Leaders I:
      • Experience hands-on leadership through team challenges and practice skills such as public speaking, building community, and facilitating Bible studies and group activities with other teens.
      • Teen Leaders are eligible to return to camp as Jr Counselors.
    • Teen Leaders II 
      • Leadership training alongside our summer team members to develop skills for working with youth and leading them in Bible studies and group activities.
      • Must first complete Teen Leaders I or serve as a Jr Counselor):

Sleep-away Camp Schedule

  • Week 2 - June 5-10, 2022 - Staff Training and Teen Leaders II
  • Week 3 - June 12-17, 2022 - Day Camp
  • Week 4 - June 18-24, 2022 - Day Camp, Sleep Away Camp and Teen Leaders I
  • Week 5 - June 26-July 1, 2022 - Day Camp & Sleep Away Camp
  • Week 6 - July 3-7, 2022 - Day Camp & Sleep Away Camp
  • Week 7 - July 10-15, 2022 - Day Camp & Sleep Away Camp
  • Week 8 - July 17-22, 2022 - Day Camp & Sleep Away Camp
  • Week 9 - July 24-29, 2022 - Day Camp & Sleep Away Camp
  • Week 10 - July 31-August 5, 2022 - Day Camp & Camp Agape
  • Week 11 - August 7-12, 2022 - Day Camp

We reserve the right to alter or cancel any program for the safety of ALL our guests and team members.

 


REGISTRATION OPENS SOON - Click here in November 2021 to reserve your place!


 

Camp Agape
Serving persons with developmental disabilities

Camp Agape serves persons with special needs. Campers hike, canoe, fish, swim, and play games requiring some physical ability alongside their camp “buddies.” Our integrated groups serve about six campers per two team members or volunteers.

Camp Agape Summary

  • Walcamp evaluates the needs of each individual to determine the best program fit for them.
    • Integrated Programs are for independent campers and may include active (running) games with other youth programs. Supervision for integrated programs is typically 6 campers to 2 staff or volunteer.
    • Dedicated Programs are for campers requiring closer personal attention to make camp a success. Supervision for dedicated programs is typically 2 campers to 1 staff or volunteer. Because of additional risk factors related to COVID-19, our dedicated Camp Agape programs are temporarily suspended.

Camp Agape Schedule

We reserve the right to alter or cancel any program for the safty of ALL our guests and team members.

  • 2021 Week 4
    • Camp Agape Integrated (Sunday-Thursday) June 20-24
    • Camp Agape Volunteer (Sunday-Thursday) June 20-24
      • Join us for a week as a "Camp Buddy" and give the camp experience to the individuals who need camp the most during this season of social and physical distancing.

 

 


REGISTRATION OPENS SOON - Click here in November 2021 to reserve your place!


 

2022 Summer Camp Theme

REFLECTION

Seeking Christ in all things

 


 

Summer Program Summary

Walcamp offers a fun, safe environment for youth and persons of all ages to build relationships with God and with others, to experience nature and to grow as an individual and as part of a community.

PLAY!
Experience the best of camp through games, archery, crafts, songs, swimming and more. Activities meet or exceed the safety standards outlined by the American Camping Association (ACA) and are supervised by trained staff members.

GROW!
Make new friends, try new activities and challenge yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Camp provides a safe place to ask questions and to explore truths seen in Creation and in the Bible.

SERVE!
Live in community with others, demonstrate teamwork and find opportunities to put your faith into action.

 


REGISTRATION OPENS SOON - Click here in November 2021 to reserve your place!


 

The Covid Questions

Walcamp's leadership team and staff place a high emphasis on knowing that you TRUST us with your treasures. We have modified our experience to meet or exceed IDPH and CDC protocols and recommendations.

Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for current updates.

If you have any questions or concerns that are not answered there, please feel free to call Bill Indell, Executive Director or Ben Konrad, Program Director at 815-784-5141 and we will gladly discuss our safety procedures with you.

 



American Camp Association:
High Standards. Quality Programs.

Walcamp is an accredited member of ACA. The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.