Each of the past three summers, a thousand kids have ended up on waiting lists because there just wasn't enough room. So a burning question for us has been, "How can we provide more opportunities for kids to attend Woodlands, have an unforgettable experience and grow in their relationship with Jesus?" This spring, we are taking a big step toward a solution. We will be taking all of the impactful moments and unforgettable memories of a week of summer camp and cramming them into 44 hours. This just might be the most impactful, unforgettable weekend of their lives!
When: March 24 - 26
For: current middle schoolers
Top five reasons you NEED to attend Weekend @ Woodlands:
Middle school is a tough season of life. Weekend @ Woodlands will be a great opportunity to reinforce spiritual truths you learned at camp last summer and set the stage for new ones this summer.
You will be the first ever Woodlands campers to use the new Chapel.
Gerald Fadayomi, one of our highest rated speakers from last summer, will be our featured speaker.
You will get to reconnect with many former Woodlands staffers and meet many brand new 2017 summers staffers.
You will get a first look at our brand new line of merchandise in the Trading Post.
Bonus: it will be the most impactful, unforgettable weekend of your life!
Check-in runs from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, March 24th. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5:00pm. The final balance will be due 7 days prior to the first day of camp. Please log into your account to pay your balance in full.
Camper pick-up takes place at your camper’s cabin AFTER closing activities on Sunday at 2:30pm. Please be sure to pick up your camper by 3pm on closing day. After 3pm, campers will be sent to the office for pick up.
If your camper needs to cancel their registration for camp, everything will be refunded except for the deposit. The deposit is $100. It is non-transferable to other campers and non-refundable.
All campers are required to add a minimum of $10 to their Trading Post account online. However, additional funds may be added to the camper’s Trading Post account on check-in day. For Weekend @ Woodlands, $40-$60 is a good amount to bring for the snack shop, gift shop, coffee shop, bookstore, offering and paintball ($5). Any remaining funds will be given back to the camper in cash on the last day of camp unless specified to donate the remaining balance to the offering.
There are many activities available to campers during free time in the afternoons. The Ball Fields will be set up to play soccer, football, and ultimate frisbee. The dome will have a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, as well as open courts to play pick-up games. Our adventure attractions will be open as well. They include the Euro Bungy, Zip Line, and The Giant Swing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set up my camper’s roommate request?
Go to our website (www.woodlandscamp.org) and use your username and password to log in. Click on “View Itineraries.” Click on your child’s name and then click the “Roommate Request” button (toward the bottom/center of the screen). At that point you may either accept a roommate request by entering a request code that had been emailed to you, or you may make a request yourself by entering the first and last name of the person you want your child rooming with as well as his parent’s email address. An email will then be sent to the other parent with a request code in it and they will then use that request code to accept your request. Roommate requests must be entered AND accepted by noon on the Wednesday before your child's camp week starts.
What do I do if my camper has a food allergy?
You may see our policies regarding allergies on our safety and general information page. If you have any other questions, please contact our camp nurse, Julie Estes, at Julie@woodlandscamp.org. She can answer any questions you may have as well as help figure out a solution for your particular situation.
What is an electronic check? And is it secure?
An electronic check performs the same function as a conventional paper check without having to wait for it to come in the mail! Also, since it is an electronic format, it can be processed in fewer steps than a standard paper check. It requires entering your Routing Number and Account Number (which are both written at the bottom of your check) - see diagram below. Once in the system, our office can only see the last 4 digits of the account number, which is just one of the security systems in place. Your security IS a high priority to us! Also, by using electronic checks instead of credit cards, we are able to keep the cost of camp as low as possible for you.
Can I take a tour of Woodlands?
Yes, but it must be led by one of our office staff, so please call (706-865-0853) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the office to set up your tour time!