Jensen Woods 2021 Summer Camp Schedule

We are excited to announce that as of now, we will be able to hold our 2021 summer camps. Below is a listing of our planned camps.

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

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.

June 6-11

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.

June 13-18

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         4-8th                                                       $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.

June 20-25

Riders 1                                5-8th                                       $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                                4-12th                                    $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. 

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.

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.

June 21-25

Day Camp                           1-6th                                                       $125

7-8 drop off

4:30-5:30 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!

June 27-29

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.

June 29-July 2

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.

Jun 27-July 2

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.

Splash                                   4-8th                                                       $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.

June 28-July 2

Day Camp                           1-6th                                                       $125

7-8 drop off

4:30-5:30 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!

July 2-4

Family Camp                                                      $150 for first two family members, $50 for each additional family member

We love our families! Come, spend the weekend with your family in the gorgeous and fun Jensen Woods. We will play together, stay together and pray together. We will have various options for fun; hikes, night hikes, horseback rides, archery, fishing, disc golf, boating, swimming and more. While each family can opt in or out of activities, this camp is more structured than our Roughin’ It camp and there are indoor options for lodging. Our lodging is first-come, first-served so register early if you want a bed rather than a tree house. We have an A Frame Cabin, Bunkhouse rooms, RV sites and tree houses.

Family Camp-Roughin’It                               $150 for first two family members, $50 for each additional family member

Bring your family and experience rustic camping together. Each family will stay at their own tree house site. Together, you will prepare meals, choose activities and spend quality outdoor time together. But we make it easy for you! We provide everything you need (including directions) for campfire meals including s’mores. We provide fishing, archery and boating equipment (and a swimming pond) as well as crafts tailored to your family. We can provide materials for your family devotions or one of our staff can come lead if you prefer. Each family has the opportunity for a trail ride (children must be at least grade 4 to trailride). You bring clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries. We provide the rest.

  July 5-9

Day Camp                                                           1-6th                                                       $125

7-8 drop off

4:30-5:30 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!

July 5-7

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 5-8

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.

72 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 or three 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.

July 11-16

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.

Outdoor Adventure         7-12th                                                     $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 16-18

Mother/daughter camp                                $150 for first two family members, additional family members are $50 per person

Spend some special relationship building time with your daughter!  Staff will assist with organized activities that your family can opt in or out of. Possibilities include: ride horses (children must be entering 4th grade to trail ride), swim, fish, hike, worship, cook over a fire and more! We welcome all types of families; mother/daughter, grandmother/granddaughter, mentors/mentees, improvised families and people of all ages. Lodging options include the famous Jensen treehouses, A-frame cabin, your tent or camper-sign up early for first choice on lodging.

July 18-23

Junior High Alive                               5-9th

This week is for youth who want to come to camp with their church/pastor. Each church brings adults as chaperones and their 5th-9th graders and friends, of course! Campers will have Bible study and workshops intermixed with Jensen Woods fun! This is an opportunity to spend time with your church having fun and growing together.

July 23-25

Mother/Daughter Camp                               $150 for first two family members, $50 for each additional family member

Spend some special relationship building time with your daughter!  Staff will assist with organized activities that your family can opt in or out of. Possibilities include: ride horses (children must be entering 4th grade to trail ride), swim, fish, hike, worship, cook over a fire and more! We welcome all types of families; mother/daughter, grandmother/granddaughter, mentors/mentees, improvised families and people of all ages. Lodging options include the famous Jensen treehouses, A-frame cabin, your tent or camper-sign up early for first choice on lodging.

Family Camp-Roughin’it                                $150 for first two family members, $50 for each additional family member

Bring your family and experience rustic camping together. Each family will stay at their own tree house site. Together, you will prepare meals, choose activities and spend quality outdoor time together. But we make it easy for you! We provide everything you need (including directions) for campfire meals including s’mores. We provide fishing, archery and boating equipment (and a swimming pond) as well as crafts tailored to your family. We can provide materials for your family devotions or one of our staff can come lead if you prefer. Each family has the opportunity for a trail ride (children must be at least grade 4 to trailride). You bring clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries. We provide the rest.

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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

Camp Phone: 217-773-2491

2021 Camp Fees

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

Full payment is due May 15.

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****