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Kirkwood Summer Camp 2018

At Kirkwood, Summer Camp is all about the kids. We offer many different unique, faithful, community building experience that will send your kids back home full, happy, sleepy, and with new friends and deeper faith. Our carefully picked and trained camp counselors will keep your kids safe, help them learn more about the gospel, and be the counselors your kids remember for years.

Every camp is offered at three prices (for more information about tiered pricing, scroll down). It is a part of Kirkwood’s mission to ensure everyone is able to come to camp, regardless of cost. We have financial scholarships available; for more information, please contact us via the contact form on the contact page.

Scroll down to see all of our 2018 program offerings!

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Traditional Camp
Rising Grades 3-9 

Sleep inside, play outside–and have an unforgettable week at camp. At Kirkwood, you will have the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, explore the woods, and have fun! Your counselors will be there to help you decide what to do during your time here, keep you safe, and make sure you get to have a chance to do as much as possible. Stay every night in one of our new cabins, or in the Stroup House lodge–all with nice new bathrooms and air conditioning. It will be the best week of your summer.

Sun-Sat, offered twice: July 8-14, July 15-21
$395 • $495 • $530


Night Owl
Rising Grades 6-12

The flip side of traditional camp, explore the other 12 hours of every day after dark with Night Owl camp. You and your group will live in your own platform tent village, cooking out dinner every night and getting to explore camp long after everyone else is in bed. 2018 Night Owls will go later, sleep longer, and do a whole lot of new nighttime activities never done before at Kirkwood.

Sun-Sat, offered twice: July 8-14, July 15-21
$395 • $495 • $530

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Fantasy Camp
Rising Grades 3-12   

Magic forests, secret trails, mysterious puzzles, competition between kingdoms…this will be one week at Kirkwood unlike any other. Arrive on Sunday with a few extra “costume” items in your bag, and spend the first days of camp getting to know the campers in your group, enjoying camp activities, and thinking of your “alter-ego”…then, Kirkwood transforms into another world. This is Kirkwood with a lot of extra flavor, and if you like TV shows involving the fantastic, RPG video games, books that rhyme with “Larry’s Otter,” or anything in between, this is the week for you. Our “game” will have an immersive storyline and well-balanced mechanics–and will just be flat out fun. This is the first-of-its-kind, one-of-a-kind, and very, very cool.

Sun-Sat, offered once: June 24-30
$415 • $495 • $530


Joy of Creation
Rising Grades 3-12    

Our most popular camp every year, Joy of Creation brings out the creative best in everybody! Campers will get to choose their own independent areas to focus on for the week, led by expert staff and local volunteers. Classes vary year to year (so they can be led by the best talent available), but past classes have included songwriting, crafts, drumming, dance, improv, outdoor survival skills, and many more. Come express yourself with us at Joy of Creation week!

Sun-Sat, offered twice: June 17-23, July 29-August 4
$395 • $495 • $530


Mystery Camp
Rising Grades 4-6

It’s all you know and love about Kirkwood–with a little twist. Work with the campers in your group over the week to put your heads together, follow the clues, and solve a mystery! You’ll also get to sleep in our air-conditioned buildings and enjoy Kirkwood’s many program activities, like swimming, boating, and hiking. But you will have to keep yours eyes peeled…you never know when a clue might appear!

Sun-Sat, offered twice: July 15-21, July 22-28
$395 • $495 • $530


Senior Music Camp
Rising Grades 9-12    

For Joy of Creation week graduates and newcomers to Kirkwood, this will be a week to focus just on music. We’ll do some acappella songs, play with the Kirkwood guitars, learn a little about rapping (and producing), bust out the drums, and learn a little bit about the theory behind how it all works. If you have performed in a Kirkwood talent show before, this is the perfect camp for you–and for anyone who loves music.

Sun-Sat, offered once: July 15-21
$395 • $495 • $530

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Art Camp
Rising Grades 6-8   

Want to leave your mark on Kirkwood? With Art Camp, you’ll spend your week with a group of like-minded artsy friends working on cool projects that will keep your hands busy. You’ll have projects to take home, but also the opportunity to create new beauty that will hang around at Kirkwood for years of campers to come. There will also be plenty of time for our other awesome Kirkwood camp activities. Spend the week creating and crafting at Art Camp!

Sun-Sat, offered once: July 22-28
$395 • $495 • $530


Junior Adventure
Rising Grades 4-6    

This *new* camp in 2018 brings a little extra thrill to Kirkwood. Master the woods with our Adventure staff, learning new skills like advanced fire building and wilderness survival. The highlight of the week will be when we take a trip over to the nearby Delaware National Recreation Area to tube down the river! Don’t forget–you’ll have the opportunity to sleep in our tent village for the first time and make it your own. This camp will only be offered once, so don’t miss your chance!

Sun-Sat, offered once: July 8-14
$455 • $515 • $605


Two-Week Adventure
Rising Grades 7-9    

Our first and only two-week camp in 2018–this *new* camp will pack two weeks with all that Kirkwood has to offer, and add a lot extra. Sleep in your own platform tent village, explore the woods, camp-out, and practice our canoeing skills in preparation for our off-site overnight canoe trip. Kirkwood hasn’t had a camp like this in a long time–and it’s only going to happen once this summer! Sign up now to make sure you get your spot.

Sun-Sat, offered once: July 8-21
$815 • $895 • $1150


Senior Adventure
Rising Grades 9-12    

It’s Adventure Time, with our *new* one-week Senior High School Adventure Camp. Think you know Kirkwood? You and your group will find out, with opportunities to explore all 300 acres and make it yours. Towards the end of the week, we will take time off Kirkwood property to explore the beauty of the Poconos. This camp is perfect for new campers, and Kirkwood veterans–especially platform tent lovers–and it only happens once!

Sun-Sat, offered once: July 22-28
$515 • $605 • $695

Click here for a downloadable full-summer schedule to help you figure out what works best for your summer plans!

What is tiered pricing?

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay for camp, our voluntary tiered fee system allows parents to pay what they can afford, and to further help support the cost of camp if they are able. Just choose the tier that is the most suitable for your family’s situation. No matter what tier you choose, every camper will receive the same quality of experience. As you consider your situation, please also take into account the incredible experience Kirkwood provides campers, and the true cost of funding that experience.

Tier I – The lowest amount, which represents a rate subsidized by the presbyteries we serve, local churches, and annual contributions from individuals who value the every day impact of our mission on children, youth, adults, and families.

Tier II – A middle amount which represents only a partially subsidized rate. In choosing to pay a little more, you’re helping to support the continuing ministry at Kirkwood Camp.

Tier III – The highest amount, which more closely reflects the actual expense related to providing a child with an incredible summer camp experience. By choosing this amount, you help us stretch our mission funding farther, and you enable us to bring more campers to camp.

Tiered pricing allows us to:
● Preserve our ability to create a fun, safe, and loving community, and sustain quality programming for years to come
● Invite all people to share in the Kirkwood experience, regardless of financial capability
● Reflect that providing children and adults the opportunity to grow as a person, a leader, and a child of God is an important mission, and more than just the sum of programs and facilities
● Provide those who value the impact of our ministry an opportunity for partnership.

Remember: No matter which tier you choose, all campers receive the same experience. This is a voluntary program that allows you to take an active role in our ministry.

It’s a part of our mission to make sure no camper is denied an incredible experience  because of financial hardship. In addition to the tiered pricing program, we also offer partial and full tuition “camperships” to allow every child to join in our community. If summer camp fees present a challenge for your family, please contact us for more information.