Variety of outdoor camps available this summer at Jensen Woods

Jensen Woods Camp

TIMEWELL, Ill. — Children in grades 1-12 are invited to enjoy outdoor activities during a variety of camps this summer on Jensen Woods’ beautiful 550-acre campground.

Younger children are invited to Day Camp (grades 1-6) or 48-hour/72-hour/6-day Treehouse Camp (grades 2-6). Participants will enjoy crafts, swimming, boating, hiking, creeking, group games, and a pony ride.

Horse lovers can sign up for a 48-hour or week-long Riders Camp (ages vary) to learn horsemanship, play games on horseback and enjoy rides around the arena and on trails.

Outdoor Adventure campers (grades 6-12) will learn survival skills such as building a fire, tying knots, caring a fish spear, making survival bracelets, shooting a bow and arrow, shooting BB guns, making a shelter to sleep in the woods, and catching, cleaning and cooking fish.

Explorers (grades 4-7) will play in the meadows and woods, explore the creeks, trails and a Native American burial mound, swim, and build and cook over a campfire.

Splash (grades 5-9) will feature creeking, boating, swimming, squirt guns and a slip and slide, in addition to the traditional camp fun and horseback ride.

Night Owl campers (grades 7-12) will enjoy night hikes, flashlight tag, stargazing, talks with owls, late night snacks, and midnight breakfast.

Teenagers with a desire to grow in their faith and leadership skills are invited to Leadership Camp (grades 8-12). Campers will enjoy traditional activities while learning skills like trail navigation, campfire starting, safety, how to work with different personalities and how to lead devotions.

Wrangler in Training will help teens will focus on expanding their skills so they can guide others in their faith walks using horses. Exceptional leaders from both programs will be invited back to help with other weeks of camp.

Camp isn’t only for kids, though. Mother/Daughter and Family Camp (open to improvised families as well) offer staff-assisted activities such as horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hiking, worship and cooking over a fire. Lodging options consist of treehouses, A-frame cabin, bunkhouse, or your own tent or camper. Sign up early for your first choice in lodging.

Participants who register and pay in full by March 31 will receive a $20 early bird discount with coupon code earlycamp20. Scholarships are available upon request. No one is turned away due to lack of funds.

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