SUMMER CAMP 2019

Camps are organized by age group. Scroll down to find yours!

Entering Grades 1-3: Explorer Camp

Our youngest campers stay in our centrally located Cabin Village and get to explore all that camp has to offer! Play games, sing songs, make new friends, swim in the lake, gather around a campfire, make friendship bracelets, and more. Explorers participate camp-wide morning worship and have their own small group, interactive Bible studies each day.

Offered Week One/June 21-26, Week Four/July 12-17, Week Five/July 19-24, Week Six/July 26-31

Full Week $450   |   Half Week $230

Half Week option:

Not sure your rising 1st-3rd grader is ready for a full week? This option gives you and your camper an opportunity to “test out” overnight summer camp. Your camper arrives at Explorer Camp on Sunday with everyone else. On Tuesday afternoon they decide if they would like to stay for the rest of the week. We’ll call on Tuesday evening to let you know the big decision. Campers who are ready to come home are picked up at lunch on Wednesday.

Entering Grades 4-6

This age group stays in our Cabin Village for a week full of games, worship, campfire, swimming, arts and crafts, creekwalking, small group Bible study, and more. We offer specialty camps for campers who are especially excited about an activity. These camps have scheduled activities and skills progression throughout the week in addition to the meaningful experiences that all campers share.

Classic Camp  $450 

June 21-26, July 5-10, July 12-17, July 19-24, July 26-31, August 2-7

Get ready for an exciting week of all the fun that camp has to offer! Each cabin group will explore camp together, jumping right into our favorite activities: lake, low ropes, crafting, campfire, Bible study, games, and more. You can look forward to an abundance of faith, fun, and lifelong friendships during this week of camp.

Canoe Camp  $450

Week Five/July 19-24

Can-oe believe how much fun we will have?! We’ll start with basic skills and practice on our lake, challenge ourselves with games and an obstacle course, then spend an afternoon on the Shenandoah River.

Crafting Camp  $450

Week Six/July 26-31

Create a new camp-inspired work of art each day! You’ll get an opportunity to work with several media and let your creativity shine as you draw inspiration from your beautiful, fun, crazy surroundings here at camp.

Fishing Camp  $450

Week One/June 21-26

Let’s go fishing! We’ll practice beginner fishing skills and techniques, then we’ll venture to all the best fishing spots in the lake, creek, and river. Fishing poles and bait are provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Horse Camp  $530

Week Four/July 12-17, Week Seven/August 2-7

Saddle up for an awesome week! You’ll spend three mornings at Fort Valley Ranch, learning to care for, saddle, and ride western-style. You get your own horse for the week so you can build a partnership and learn their unique qualities. We will learn safety and grooming on the first day, then hit the trail! Helmets provided.

Music Camp  $450

Week Three/July 5-10

Come and make a joyful noise! You will get to learn and practice with various string instruments and noisemakers, make your own instrument(s), and help lead morning worship and campfire! Bring your own musical instrument if you’d like! We can store it in the Upper Room for the week.

Entering Grades 7-9

Our older campers get to stay in the Sukkah Village. Out-Trips spend a few nights off property, sleeping under the stars. Basecamps go off-site for some of their activities, but sleep at camp. Combo camps may be either out-trips or basecamps, depending on the week. No matter where they are, campers are immersed in daily worship, small group Bible study, and other faith based discussions and activities. Our campers who stay on property have specialized activities in addition to normal camp fun such as lake and creek time, crafts, evening recreation, worship, and campfire.

Virginia Synod Confirmation Camp  $400

Week Zero/June 14-19

Spend a week at camp with your Confirmation Class! Grow in community, explore the Gospel, and experience God’s beautiful creation. Contact your pastor for more information and to get your discount code.
Leaders: interested in bringing your group? Contact Caroline Furnace to learn more.

Archery Camp  $450

Week Six/July 26-31

Ready to learn more about the sport of Archery? After learning basic safety and practices, we’ll work on improving accuracy and distance. By the end of the week we’ll set up some fun competitions. You’ll also get to make a bow, arrows, and quiver to take home! Archery and personal safety equipment is provided.

Archery Climbing Fishing  $530

Week Four/July 12-17

Be prepared for three times the adventure! You’ll get to test your archery skills, learn to rock climb in nearbynational forest, and go after the biggest catch. Plan for a few day trips and an option to camp out on property.

Bike Hike Zip Camp  $630

Week Six/July 26-31

Why choose just one fun thing? Set out on three different outdoor adventures in one week! Enjoy a bike trip along the Potomac River, followed by a day hike, then end the week with ziplining! Bike Hike Zip gives you the opportunity to experience something new every day! Bikes and helmets are provided. Plan for a two night camping trip near Harpers Ferry, WV.

Culinary Camp  $450

Week Three/July 5-10

Food is an exciting part of our culture, both here at camp and throughout the world. Come learn the basics of cooking, baking, and preparing food! You’ll even get the chance to prepare a special treat for the entire camp!

Hammock Hangout  $450

Week Five/July 19-24

Come hang with us! With Hammock Hangout, campers will get to create their own hammock village in the Sukkahs. Hammockers will get the chance to enjoy some of our exciting night activities as well, to include stargazing and night canoeing. The schedule allows for morning downtime, full of hammock parties, friendship bracelets, and card games!

Hike Paddle Climb Camp  $530

Week One/June 21-26

Come hang with us! You will get to help create your own hammock village by the Sukkahs. Hammockers will get the chance to enjoy some of our exciting night activities as well, to include stargazing and night canoeing. The schedule allows for morning downtime, full of hammock parties, friendship bracelets, and card games!

Horse Camp  $630

Week Three/July 5-10

Saddle up for an awesome week! You’ll spend three mornings at Fort Valley Ranch, learning to care for, saddle, and ride western-style. You get your own horse for the week so you can build a partnership and learn their unique qualities. We will learn safety and grooming on the first day, then hit the trail! On Thursday, we will go on a half-day ride with lunch on the trail. Helmets provided.

Horse Fish Hike Camp  $630

Week Seven/August 2-7

Three times the fun?! Spend each day trying out a different activity. Take a hike in George Washington National Forest, reel in the catch of the day, then hit the trail on horseback for a different perspective. Plan for day trips with an option to camp on property or backpack for one night.

Night Camp  $450

Week Four/July 12-17, Week Seven/August 2-7

Stay up late, wake up late, eat breakfast late, then join camp for afternoon activities. You’ll have all of the same fun you’re used to, but in the dark! Expect night games, late night stargazing, night hikes, and night canoeing. Parents: We begin and end with a normal schedule - nighttime fun peaks on Tuesday!

Performing Arts Camp  $450

Week One/June 21-26

Ever thought of yourself as a performer? Do you love to sing, dance around, make others laugh, and entertain your friends? Come hang out with us to learn basics of singing, acting, and more! By the end of the week, you’ll be ready to perform and show off your talents to a larger audience.

Shenandoah Canoe Camp  $530

Week Five/July 19-24

Prepare for a week of fun on the river! You’ll spend three nights sleeping under the stars and canoeing 28 miles down the Shenandoah River, even taking on a class II rapid. Camping/canoe gear provided.

Mission Week: July 5-10

for grades 7-12   $450

Our staff is dedicated to serving through mission work during the 4th of July week this year, and we want you to join us! Experience growth, try new things, serve nearby communities, learn about yourself, and work with others to make the world a better place. Service projects focus on the Caroline Furnace mission of faith, education, and renewal, both locally and regionally in the Shenandoah Valley and Washington DC/Baltimore areas. Opportunities may include trail maintenance on public lands, building affordable housing, helping families become more food secure through local farms and food pantries, providing assistance at a nearby clothing closet, and/or leading day camp activities for immigrant and refugee families. Come live out the ELCA theme of “God’s work. Our hands.” with us.

Entering Grades 9-12

Our oldest campers get to stay in the Sukkah Village. Out-Trips spend a few nights off property, sleeping under the stars. Basecamps go off property for some of their activities, but sleep at camp. No matter where they are, campers are immersed in daily worship, small group Bible study, and other faith based discussions and activities. Our campers who stay on-site have specialized activities for part of the day, in addition to normal camp fun such as lake and creek time, crafts, evening rec, worship, and campfire.

*Weeks marked with an asterisk may be combined with the Grades 7-9 campers

*Bike Hike Zip Camp  $630

Week Six/July 26-31

Why choose just one fun thing? Set out on three different outdoor adventures in one week! Enjoy a bike trip along the Potomac River, followed by a day hike, then end the week with ziplining! Bike Hike Zip gives you the opportunity to experience something new every day! Bikes and helmets are provided. Plan for a two night camping trip near Harpers Ferry, WV.

*Culinary Camp  $450

Week Three/July 5-10

Food is an exciting part of our culture, both here at camp and throughout the world. Come learn the basics of cooking, baking, and preparing food! Get ready to spend some time in our herb garden and learn how to incorporate fresh-picked ingredients into your meals. Plus, you’ll get the chance to serve others by preparing a special treat for the entire camp! 

*Hammock Hangout  $450

Week Three/July 5-10, Week Five/July 19-24

Come hang with us! You will get to help create your own hammock village by the Sukkahs. Hammockers will get the chance to enjoy some of our exciting night activities as well, to include stargazing and night canoeing. The schedule allows for morning downtime, full of hammock parties, friendship bracelets and card games!

*Hike Paddle Climb Camp  $530

Week One/June 21-26

Join us for a week of triple the fun! Enjoy the views of hiking in George Washington National Forest, paired with the beauty of canoeing the Shenandoah River, and topped off with the thrill of rock climbing. Plan for day trips with an option to camp on property or backpack for one night

LIT! (Leaders In Training), for 16 & 17 year old campers, $500

Part One: Week Zero-Three  |  Part Two: Week Four-Seven

Do you dream of serving on the Caroline Furnace staff or becoming a stronger leader in your community? Our LITs are challenged to grow in their faith and leadership, and are equipped with skills and tools to continue learning and growing after camp is over. LITs are chosen for their faith maturity, desire to become a better leader, and motivated personality. Learn more here.

*Night Camp  $450

Week Four/July 12-17, Week Seven/August 2-7

Stay up late, wake up late, eat breakfast late, then join camp for afternoon activities. You’ll have all of the same fun you’re used to, but in the dark! Expect night games, late night stargazing, night hikes, and night canoeing.  Parents: We begin and end with a normal schedule - nighttime fun peaks on Tuesday!

Pedal & Paddle Camp  $630

Week Four/July 12-17

Hit the Potomac River for a two night canoe trip, then spend a day biking along the C&O Canal before heading back to camp. This is a two night out-trip - a fun mix of on-property adventure and off-site exploration! Camping/canoe gear provided.

*Performing Arts Camp  $450

Week One/June 21-26

Ever thought of yourself as a performer? Do you love to sing, dance around, make others laugh, and entertain your friends? Come hang out with us to learn the basics of singing, acting and more! By the end of the week, you’ll be ready to perform and show off your talents to a larger audience.

Whitewater Camp  $630

Week Five/July 19-24

Spend the week exploring the New River Gorge! Challenge yourself as you raft down the Class III-IV rapids of the New River with the experienced guides from Cantrell Ultimate Rafting, traverse under the span of the New River Gorge Bridge with BridgeWalk, stand up paddleboard on Summersville Lake, and camp out under the stars at Cantrell’s family campground. Camping gear is provided.

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