Jensen Woods 2020 Summer Camp Schedule

Family-Household Summer Camps -June 2020

WEEKDAY FAMILY-HOUSEHOLD CAMPS

June 8-11               June 15-18              June 22-25

Weekday camps are $400 for up to 4 household members, then $50 for each additional.

(One adult per household is required and two is recommended.)

Includes 2 trail rides.*

Check-in 4-6 pm on Monday.  Check-out 2-4 pm on Thursday.

WEEKEND FAMILY-HOUSEHOLD CAMPS

June 12-14             June 19-21             June 26-28

Weekend camps are $250 for up to 4 household members, then $50 for each additional.

(One adult per household is required and two is recommended.)

Includes a trail ride.*

Check-in 4-6 pm on Friday. Check-out 2-4 pm on Sunday.

*Trail rides will be for everyone 4th grade and older. Younger children can have an arena ride with someone leading the horse. Please note that trail rides do not happen if there is lightning or severe storm warnings. We will do our best to work around weather.

These Family-Household camps are nearly all inclusive! 

We will provide the treehouse, food and (simple) recipes, firewood, cast iron cookware, pie irons, hot dog (marshmallow) sticks, daily devotions, activities such as horseback riding, boating, fishing, creeking, night hiking, stargazing, nature activities, craft materials and instructions, hiking, disc golf, ice cream making, archery, wildlife spotting, and more. Our staff are here to serve you.  We will help with fire building, cooking, leading hikes, trail rides and whatever else you need.  All you need to do is show up, bring bedding (we recommend an air mattress), and clothing that can get dirty.  Plus, bug spray and sunscreen, of course.

**Jensen Woods Camp is adhering to all CDC guidelines to ensure proper safety protocol has been taken. **

**Due to CDC guidelines, Family-Household must be those you quarantine with.**

**Each family unit will enjoy their own secluded treehouse away from other campers.**

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration.

Full payment is due 7 days prior to the first day of camp.

Registration, Health, and Packing Forms are available under the Forms tab.

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Summer Kid’s Camp Schedule – July 2020

Do you want to spend some time growing in faith in the outdoors? Jensen Woods is a 550 acre wilderness camp where people of all ages can grow closer to God by spending time in creation. The camp features treehouses, two ponds (one for swimming and boating, one for fishing), miles of trails, several creeks, horses, campfire worship, and meals cooked over campfires. Each small group of campers will spend time team building and growing in faith and having LOADS of fun. We will swim in the pond, fish, ride horses, play in the creeks, hoot at the owls, hike, and play. We’ll meet the challenges that living in the woods brings, spend time getting to know each other, talk about both important and silly things. We’ll laugh, sleep, eat, pray and just hang out as well. 

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CAMPS ARE DEPENDENT UPON COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND MANDATES IN PLACE AT THE TIME CAMP IS SCHEDULED. WE WILL FINALIZE PLANS AS SOON AS WE CAN. CAMPERS MAY ENROLL IN CAMP NOW AND SHOULD A CAMP BE CANCELED, DUE TO COVID-19, ANY PREPAID FUNDS WILL BE REFUNDED.

June 28-July 3

Leadership Camp               Grades 8-12                                             $250

Teens with a desire to grow in their faith and leadership skills this camp is for you! Focus will be on expanding your skills so you can guide others in their faith walk. We’ll do traditional Jensen activities such as creeking and hiking while learning skills like trail navigation, campfire starting, safety, how to work with different personalities and learn to lead devotions. Exceptional leaders will be invited back to help with other weeks of camp.

Wrangler in Training  8-12th                                      $250

Teens with a desire to grow their faith and equine leadership skills this camp is for you. Focus will be on expanding your skills so you can guide others in their faith through the use of horses. We’ll do traditional Jensen activities such as creeking and hiking while learning skills like trail navigation and teaching saddling, horsemanship, and riding. Must have prior horse experience: know how to groom, saddle and ride. Exceptional leaders will be invited back to help with other weeks of camp.

July 5-10

Riders 1                                                      4-6th                                                              $375

For campers that have not ridden before or have only been to camp for a week. You will learn horse safety, how a horse sees and thinks, how to lead a horse, saddle and ride. You will ride in the arena, play games on horseback and trail ride. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots, if needed. Jeans are required to ride.

Riders 1                                                                   7-12th                                                                $375

For campers that have not ridden before or have only been to camp for a week. You will learn horse safety, how a horse sees and thinks, how to lead a horse, saddle and ride. You will ride in the arena, play games on horseback and trail ride. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots, if needed. Jeans are required to ride.

Splash                                       5-9th                                                              $325

Do you love the water? Then you will enjoy lots of water activities. Creekin’ boating, swimming, squirt guns, slip and slide, and the traditional camp fun crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride.

July 6-10

Day Camp                               1-6th                                                              $125

7-8 am drop off

4:30-5:30 pm pick up

Day campers will enjoy activities such as crafts, swimming, boating, hiking, group games, creekin’ and a pony ride. We will provide breakfast, lunch and a snack. Campers will be encouraged to leave a backpack with swim suit, towel, jeans, change of clothes including shoes and 2 pairs socks, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, hat because all of our activities are weather-dependent, and may change! We will be working with local churches to establish pick up sites-for more information email us.

July 12-17

Riders 1                                   7-12th                                                                             $375                                          

For campers that have not ridden before or have only been to camp for a week. You will learn horse safety, how a horse sees and thinks, how to lead a horse, saddle and ride. You will ride in the arena, play games on horseback and trail ride. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots, if needed. Jeans are required to ride.

Riders 2                                    5-12th                                                                             $375

For campers that have been to Riders 1, are taking lessons or have their own horse.  You will learn horse safety, horse health care, become more proficient at saddling, play games on horseback and longer trail rides. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots or you can bring your own. Jeans are required to ride.  

Riders 3                                    6-12th                                                                             $375

For campers that have been to Riders 2, have taken lessons for more than one year or have their own horse. You will go over horse safety. Be proficient at saddling, play more advanced games, perhaps ride bareback or English, and of course enjoy trail rides. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots or you can bring your own.  Jeans are required to ride.

Treehouse                               7-12th                                                           $275

Enjoy a full week with all the traditional camp fun. Swimming, creekin’, crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride. Depending on the group’s interests, campers may fish, boat, try out archery, stargaze or take a night hike. 

Outdoor Adventure          6-12th                                                           $325

Depending on the group’s interests, campers may learn survival skills such as building a fire, knot-tying, carving a fish spear, making survival bracelets, shooting a bow and arrow, making a shelter to sleep in the woods, and more. Campers may also fish, explore Creation, and enjoy traditional camp fun. BB guns. 

Night Owl                               7-12th                                                           $300

Stay up late, get up late. Night hikes, flashlight tag, star gazing, talking with owls, and the traditional camp fun. Swimming, creekin’, crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride.

July 19-21

48 hour Treehouse            2-5th                                            $140

This shorter Treehouse camp for younger campers offers the perfect introduction to Jensen Woods. Two nights in a treehouse, with days filled with swimming, creekin’, crafts, games, hanging out around the campfire. Campers may fish, boat, ride a horse or try out archery depending on the group’s interests. 

July 19-24

Riders 1                       4-6th                                        $375

For campers that have not ridden before or have only been to camp for a week. You will learn horse safety, how a horse sees and thinks, how to lead a horse, saddle and ride. You will ride in the arena, play games on horseback and trail ride. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots, if needed. Jeans are required to ride.

Treehouse                               4-8th                                                              $275

Enjoy a full week with all the traditional camp fun. Swimming, creekin’, crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride. Depending on the group’s interests, campers may fish, boat, try out archery, stargaze or take a night hike. 

Outdoor Adventure          6-12th                                                           $325

Depending on the group’s interests, campers may learn survival skills such as building a fire, knot-tying, carving a fish spear, making survival bracelets, shooting a bow and arrow, making a shelter to sleep in the woods, and more. Campers may also fish, explore Creation, and enjoy traditional camp fun and BB Guns

Night Owl                               7-12th                                         $300

Stay up late, get up late. Night hikes, flashlight tag, star gazing, talking with owls, and the traditional camp fun. Swimming, creekin’, crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride. 

July 21-24

72 Hour Treehouse            2-5th                                            $175

This shorter Treehouse camp for younger campers offers the perfect introduction to Jensen Woods. Three nights in a treehouse, with days filled with swimming, creekin’, crafts, games, hanging out around the campfire. Campers may fish, boat, ride a horse or try out archery depending on the group’s interests. 

July 26-31

Riders 1                                                      4-9th                                            $375

For campers that have not ridden before or have only been to camp for a week. You will learn horse safety, how a horse sees and thinks, how to lead a horse, saddle and ride. You will ride in the arena, play games on horseback and trail ride. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots, if needed. Jeans are required to ride.

Riders 2                                                      5-12th                                         $375

For campers that have been to Riders 1, are taking lessons or have their own horse.  You will learn horse safety, horse health care, become more proficient at saddling, play games on horseback and longer trail rides. You will also have time for the traditional camp swimming, creekin’, crafts, campfire cooking and hiking. We will provide helmets and boots or you can bring your own. Jeans are required to ride.  

Nature Explorer                                    4-7th                                            $300

This camp is for nature lovers! We’ll spend the week out playing in the meadows and woods. We’ll explore the Jensen Woods creeks and trails, check out our Native American burial mound, swim, and learn to build and cook over a campfire. We’ll make plans for the week when the group gathers on the first night of camp. Depending on the group’s interests, we may learn about forestry, investigate the pond ecosystem, identify birds or make parachute cord bracelets.

July 26-28

48 Hour Treehouse            2-5th                                            $140

This shorter Treehouse camp for younger campers offers the perfect introduction to Jensen Woods. Two nights in a treehouse, with days filled with swimming, creekin’, crafts, games, hanging out around the campfire. Campers may fish, boat, ride a horse or try out archery depending on the group’s interests. 

July 28-30 (Tentative Date)

48 Hour Riders Camp      4-12th                                         $225

Interested in horses, but not ready for a whole week of camp? This camp is for you. Campers will enjoy all of the great Jensen camp activities and two days of riding (weather permitting). Ride time will include safety orientation, helmet fitting and practicing skills in the corral before riding the trails. Riders must show the strength and confidence to work with their horse before embarking on a trail ride.

Questions

Yes – you can come to Riders 1 camp and come back to Riders 2 another week.

Yes – you can come to Riders 2 camp and come to Riders 3 camp if you are going into 8th grade.

Yes – Jensen Woods Camp is adhering to all CDC guidelines to ensure proper safety protocol has been taken.

General Camp Questions

Kathy Crozier, Camp Director, 309-519-9516 or email jensensummercamp@gmail.com

Mail or e-mail registrations to: Jensen Camp Foundation, P.O. Box 131, Camp Point, IL 62320.

Camp Phone: 217-773-2491

2020 Camp Fees

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration.

Full payment is due 7 days prior to the first day of camp.

Registration, Health, and Packing Forms are available under the Forms tab.

Note: Check with your church for possible camp scholarships. Scholarships are also available through Jensen Camp Foundation.

Discounts

Refer a new camper and receive a $20 Referral Discount. (Referred camper must register and pay in full to receive discount.)

*Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, in the event we need to cancel summer camps, paid registration fees will be refunded.

***DISCOUNTS CAN NOT BE COMBINED****