Jensen Woods Camp 2020

Summer Camp Schedule

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 7-12

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 14-19

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

June 14-16 

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 16-19

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. 

June 21-26

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.  

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. 

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.

June 28-30

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. 

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.

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 2-4

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

Wish you could attend camp too? Enjoy all you favorite camping activities as a family. Staff will assist with organized activities that you 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; whole family, one parent/children grandparent/grandchildren, mentors/mentees, 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 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 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! 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 24-26             

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 27-29

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

Wish you could attend camp too? Enjoy all you favorite camping activities as a family. Staff will assist with organized activities that you 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; whole family, one parent/children grandparent/grandchildren, mentors/mentees, 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. If you would like to stay longer, email us and we’ll figure it out!

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.

General Camp Questions

Kathy Crozier, Camp Director, 309-507-0062

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.

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

The remaining balance is due by May 15, 2020.

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

Discounts

Register by March 31, 2020 and receive a $20 Early Bird Discount.

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

Attend, register, and pay in full at the Open House on April 19, 2020 receive a $10 discount. 

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