Children's Camp

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Kid's Camp - One, Two, or Three weeks (Ages 10-17)
Jul
7
to Jul 27

Kid's Camp - One, Two, or Three weeks (Ages 10-17)

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Children’s sessions are the heart of A.R.E. Camp. Throughout the summer we host two two-week sessions for children ages 10 – 16 years old, specially designed to give children an opportunity to laugh, sing, and play together; to explore talents, interests, and abilities; to challenge self-imposed limitations, and expand self- awareness; and to develop a closer relationship with God through nature.

Through everyday activities such as hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, music, drama, and sports and games, staff members and campers create a positive environment based on cooperation and loving acceptance. Emphasis is on the campers’ creativity, imagination, and well being through activities that bring about a balance of body, mind, and spirit.

One of the unique aspects of A.R.E. Camp is a sensitivity to children’s spiritual lives. Through dream exploration, prayer, meditation, and just being quiet together, children are supported and nurtured in their spiritual journey.

Staff members are encouraged to see that their own thoughts and actions are well grounded in a spiritual truth and that they teach primarily through example and the role model they present. Counselors are encouraged to view children as mature souls and to use love, reason, prayer, and emphasis on the positive as the backbone of their approach. The powerful effects of living simply and close to nature’s beauty are vehicles to aid the staff in their goal of awakening the campers to their deeper selves and to the reality of a loving way to live.

Additional Wilderness Hike Option

Participants attending Children's Camp One, who are ages 12 and up, have the opportunity to participate in a week-long backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail and surrounding Blue Ridge mountains. This spectacular adventure takes place the week after Children's One - for more info, see: Teen Appalachian Trail Hike.

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Cayce Young Kids Camp (ages 7 - 12)
Jun
23
to Jun 29

Cayce Young Kids Camp (ages 7 - 12)

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"Cayce Kids" is designed specially for children ages 7 - 12 years old. This unique session will give younger campers a chance to have their first solo experience at A.R.E. Camp. For five nights and five days, a staff specially trained to work with younger children will create an empowering Cayce-centeric camp experience allowing children to explore their independence while enjoying all of the beauty and magic of Camp. 

Through everyday activities such as hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, music, theater, and sports, staff members and campers create a positive environment based on cooperation and loving acceptance. Emphasis is on the camper's creativity, imagination, and well being through activities that bring about a balance of body, mind, and spirit. 

One of the unique aspects of A.R.E. Camp is a sensitivity to children’s spiritual lives. Through dream exploration, prayer, meditation, and just being quiet together, children are supported and nurtured in their spiritual journey.

Staff members are encouraged to see that their own thoughts and actions are well grounded in a spiritual truth and that they teach primarily through example and the role model they present. Counselors are encouraged to view children as mature souls and to use love, reason, prayer, and emphasis on the positive as the backbone of their approach. The powerful effects of living simply and close to nature’s beauty are vehicles to aid the staff in their goal of awakening the campers to their deeper selves and to the reality of a loving way to live.

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Cayce Fellows (Age 17)
Jul
8
to Jul 21

Cayce Fellows (Age 17)

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This program is designed for participants who are 17 years old who want to "create the magic" experienced at A.R.E. Camp and begin to delve into a personal exploration of individual and community leadership and team-building.

During this two-week session at the Big House, a spectacular farmhouse up the road from A.R.E. Camp, participants will have the opportunity to discover their individual strengths and interests through creative community and shared experiences. This session will include learning the basics of helping to create meals in the kitchen and how to lead a variety of our favorite Camp activities.

Through journaling, dream study, discussions, sports, storytelling, music, crafts, prayer/meditation, and a service project, each participant can discover and explore the magic within. Fundamentals of leadership, child development, and trust building will also be included in the action packed session. Come and discover how you can enthusiastically and creatively...Serve with JOY!

 

 

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