Jensen Woods Camp 2019

Summer Camp Schedule

Do you want to spend some time growing in faith in the outdoors? Jensen Woods is a 550-acre wilderness camp located in West-central Illinois where people of all ages can grow closer to God by spending time in his 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.

Counselor in Training

  • 14 to 17 years old
    • June 10-14

Cost $250

Teens with a desire to grow in faith and leadership skills are encouraged to attend Counselor in Training week. You will learn how to lead children and youth in developing faith, self-reliance, problem solving, and group communication skills. We’ll do traditional “Jensen” activities such as creeking, hiking, and sitting around the campfire and talking while learning skills such as trail navigation, campfire starting and cooking, and safety. Exceptional leaders will be invited to come back and help with other weeks of camp.

Wrangler in Training

  • 14 to 17 years old
    • June 10-14

Cost $250

These campers will participate in much of the activities of the Counselor in Training camp, while also demonstrating and refining their horse skills.

Must have horse experience, know how to groom and saddle a horse. Will learn how to help children saddle and assist Head Wranglers with teaching horsemanship and riding. You will build self-confidence, verbal skills with children, body language with horses, and problem solving. If proficient at end of week may be asked to come back and help with other weeks of camp.

Mother/Daughter Camp

Do you want to get away from it all and rough it with your kids, but don’t have equipment? Want to spend some time device-free surrounded by nature? Have you always secretly wanted to sleep in a treehouse? Then our Mother/Daughter and Family Camps are designed just for you. You will have the opportunity to ride horses, swim, picnic, cook over a fire, fish, hike, stargaze, worship, and learn together. Don’t worry if you don’t have back-country skills, our staff will be there to help if you want. There will be organized activities you and your family can opt in or out of. This is your time to experience together.

Don’t have kids? We welcome improvised families: grandma/grandchildren, mentors/mentees, people of all ages. Come and encounter God in the Woods. Lodging options include: treehouses, A-Frame home, your tent or camper.

Mother/Daughter Camp June 28-30. Cost $125 for two, $50 each additional person. Arrive 7:00-8:00 p.m. Depart 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Family Camp

Don’t have kids? We welcome improvised families: grandma/grandchildren, mentors/mentees, people of all ages. Come and encounter God in the Woods. Lodging options include: treehouses, A-Frame home, your tent or camper.

Do you want to get away from it all and rough it with your kids, but don’t have equipment? Want to spend some time device-free surrounded by nature? Have you always secretly wanted to sleep in a treehouse? Then our Mother/Daughter and Family Camps are designed just for you. You will have the opportunity to ride horses, swim, picnic, cook over a fire, fish, hike, stargaze, worship, and learn together. Don’t worry if you don’t have back-country skills, our staff will be there to help if you want. There will be organized activities you and your family can opt in or out of. This is your time to experience together.

Family Camp July 4-6. Cost $125 for two, $50 for each additional person. Arrive 7:00-8:00 p.m. Depart 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Riders 1

  • 4th grade thru 6th grade
    • June 16-21
    • June 23-28
    • July 7-12
  • 6th grade thru 9th grade
    • June 23-28
    • July 7-12
  • 8th grade thru 12th grade
    • July 14-19

Cost $350

For campers that have not ridden before or have only been to camp for a week. We will provide helmets and boots. Jeans are required to ride. 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. Campers who complete Riders 1 may return for a later week of Riders 2

Riders 2

  • 5th grade thru 9th grade
    • June 16-21
  • 8th grade thru 12th grade
    • July 14-19

Cost $350

For campers that have been to Riders 1, are taking lessons or have their own horse.  We will provide helmets and boots or you can bring your own. Jeans are required to ride.  You will learn horse safety, horse healthcare, 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. Campers who complete Riders 2 may return for a later week of Riders 3 provided they meet the age requirement.

Riders 2 & 3

  • 4th grade thru 12th grade
    • July 14-19

Cost $350

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

3 Day Treehouse 

  • 2nd grade thru 5thgrade
    • June 23, 5 pm-June 25, 5 pm
    • June 26, 5 pm-June 28, 5 pm

Cost $125

Treehouse 

  • 5th grade thru 8th grade
    • June 16-21
  • 7th grade thru 12th grade
    • July 14-19

Cost $250

Both the 3 day and the 6 day treehouse camps will enjoy all the traditional camp fun. Swimming, creekin’, crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride.

Girls Only Treehouse

  • 7th grade thru 12th grade
    • July 14-19

Cost $275

 Girls just wanna have fun! Hairdos, painting nails & toes, jewelry making, bring your own makeup, make your own tiaras and hair accessories. Also the traditional camp fun swimming, creekin’, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride.

Archery

  • 4th grade thru 7th grade
    • June 16-21
  • 6th grade thru 12th grade
    • June 23-28

Cost $275

Archery shooting every day and enjoy all the traditional camp fun. Swimming, creekin’, crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride.

Night Owl

  • 7th grade thru 12th grade
    • June 16-21
    • July 14-19

Cost $275

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

Nature Explorer

  • 4th grade thru 8th grade
    • July 7-12

Cost $275

Are you a nature enthusiast? Then you will love identifying plants, edible & medicinal plants, trees, flowers, birds, and constellations. Plus, checkout what’s living in the pond! The traditional camp fun crafts, hiking, games, hanging out, campfire cooking, and a horseback ride.

Splash

  • 5th grade thru 9th grade
    • July 7-12

Cost $275

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.

Survivor

  • 6th grade thru 8th grade
    • June 23-28
  • 8th grade thru 12th grade
    • July 14-19

Cost $275

Learn different ways to make fire, make a fish trap, make a shelter and sleep out in the woods one night, learn to use a compass, medicinal plants, emergency first aid, crawdad hunting, make a survival bracelet, how to get water from a tree, find the north star, and traditional camp fun, swimming, campfire cooking, games and a horseback ride.   


Training Week June 10-14

Arrive Monday between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Pick up Friday 5:00 to 6:00

  • Counselor in Training Cost $250
  • Wrangler in Training Cost $250

Week 1   June 16 thru 21 

Arrive Sunday between 4:00 and 5:00. Pick up Friday 5:00 to 6:00

  • Riders 1 (4th grade thru 6th grade) Cost $350
  • Riders 2 (5th grade thru 9th grade) Cost $350
  • Night Owl (7th grade thru 12th grade) Cost $275
  • Archery (4th grade thru 7th grade) Cost $275
  • Tree House (5th grade thru 8th grade) Cost $250


Week 2     June 23-28

Arrive Sunday between 4:00 and 5:00. Pick up Friday 5:00 to 6:00

  • Riders 1 (4th grade thru 6th grade) Cost $350
  • Riders 1 (6th grade thru 9th grade) Cost $350
  • Archery (6th grade thru 12th grade Cost $275
  • Survivor (6th grade thru 8th grade) Cost $275

            Sunday at 5:00 thru Tuesday at 5:00 or Wednesday at 5:00 thru Friday at 5:00

  • 3 day Treehouse (02nd grade thru 5thgrade Cost $125

Week 3    July 7 thru 12

Arrive Sunday between 4:00 and 5:00. Pick up Friday 5:00 to 6:00

  • Riders 1 (4th grade thru 6th grade) Cost $350
  • Riders 1 (6th grade thru 9th grade) Cost $350
  • Splash (5th grade thru 9th grade) Cost $275
  • Nature Explorer (4th grade thru 9th grade) Cost $275

Week 4   July 14-19

Arrive Sunday between 4:00 and 5:00. Pick up Friday 5:00 to 6:00

  • Night Owl (7th grade thru 12th grade) Cost $275
  • Riders 1 (8th thru 12th grade) Cost $350
  • Riders 2 (8th thru 12thgrade) Cost $350
  • Riders 3 (8th thru 12thgrade) Cost $350
  • Survivor (8th thru 12thgrade) Cost $275
  • Tree House (7th thru 12thgrade) Cost $250
  • Girls Only Tree House (7ththru 12th grade) Cost $250

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.

Phone: 217-773-2491

2019 Camp Fees

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

The remaining balance is due by May 15, 2019.

Discounts and Payment

If you register by March 15, 2019, you may deduct $20 from the cost of your camp.

Open House March 31, 2019 1-5 p.m.

Dixon Lodge, Jensen Woods Camp

If you attend and register on this day you may deduct $10 from the cost of your camp.

Discounts can not be combined.

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