Presbytery of Florida
Presbytery of Florida

Camp Descriptions

All of Dogwood Acres’ summer camp programs are designed around small-group activities.  Dogwood staff gently encourage children and youth to explore their beliefs and relationship with God, as they’re ready, and to continue building their sense of accomplishment, appreciation for others’ abilities, and a new perspective on what they’re capable of achieving.  It’s our goal to provide an environment in which individuals and groups can grow in Christian faith as they experience fellowship and recreation in an outdoor ministry setting.

 

Intro/First-Timers’ Program – appropriate for campers entering grades 2 or 3

            Short Week (Sunday - Wednesday)

                  Tier 3 – $395

                  Tier 2 – $355

                  Tier I – $320

The First-Timers’ program is designed for a camper’s first exposure to Dogwood Acres and its outdoor ministry.  We’ll explore God’s great creation as we play games, swim, enjoy arts and crafts, talk about God, learn about our camp traditions (It’s Tidy Turtle time!) and go on adventures together through Dogwood’s forests and streams.  This 4-day/3-night “taste” of camp life in our safe, caring community begins on Sunday afternoon and concludes on Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Elementary Discovery Program – for campers entering grades 3 - 5

            Short Week (Sunday - Wednesday)

                  Tier 3 – $395

                  Tier 2 – $355

                  Tier I – $320

            Full Week (Sunday - Friday)

                  Tier 3 – $510

                  Tier 2 – $475

                  Tier I – $445

This 6-day program offers young campers the opportunity to embark on many Dogwood Acres adventures, traditions, and Bible studies in the great outdoors. Campers make new friends and participate in a broad range of discoveries, such as the teamwork required by our progressive Challenge Course and the personal challenges of archery, plus the pool, campfires, and other fun opportunities.

 

 

Mission Camp – for campers entering grades 7 - 12

            Full Week (Sun. - Fri.)

                  Tier 3 – $545

                  Tier 2 – $510

                  Tier I – $480

While these campers unplug from everyday distractions and participate in some regular camp activities and traditions, they will spend part of their time doing mission work and service projects around Dogwood Acres and the greater mission field.  They'll spend part of 2 days doing service projects at Dogwood Acres, and 2 days doing service projects off-grounds.  It's an opportunity to help improve the camp they love and the community around it.  As with their peers, they'll be encouraged to deepen their relationship with God, explore the great outdoors, develop meaningful friendships, and expand their leadership skills.  

 

 

 

Middle School Night Owl – for campers entering grades 6, 7, or 8

            Short Week (Sunday - Wednesday)

                  Tier 3 – $395

                  Tier 2 – $355

                  Tier I – $320

            Full Week (Sunday - Friday)

                  Tier 3 – $510

                  Tier 2 – $475

                  Tier I – $445

Why have a bedtime when you can stay up late?!  Night Owl campers participate in nighttime activities, such as a glow party, late-night talks, midnight snacks, Kelly Field night games, and many more fun adventures.  These middle schoolers are able to learn more about their relationship with Jesus while being immersed in our outdoor ministry environment.

 

 

High School Hangout – for our most mature campers, entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12
           
 Full Week (Sunday - Friday)

                  Tier 3 – $545

                  Tier 2 – $510

                  Tier I – $480

Unplug from everyday distractions to take in the wonders of Dogwood Acres!  High schoolers, our most mature campers, are encouraged to deepen their relationship with God, explore the great outdoors, develop meaningful friendships, and expand their leadership skills.  While these campers participate in many regular camp activities and traditions, they’ll also embark on an off-site canoe trip.   In addition to the canoe trip, there will be other excursions, on- or off-site, exclusively for high schoolers.

 

 

Einstein Camp – for campers with high-functioning autism or Down syndrome

  Two Night (Sun. - Tues.)           Three Night (Tues. -  Fri.)            Full Week (Sun. - Fri.)

          Tier 3 – $350                               Tier 3 – $420                             Tier 3 – $545

          Tier 2 – $310                               Tier 2 – $380                             Tier 2 – $510

          Tier I – $270                                Tier I – $340                              Tier 1 – $480

This is a camp specifically designed for campers with autism and Down syndrome.  They learn about and enjoy the outdoor environment as they build social skills, independence, and spirituality.  Our skilled staff, along with our partners from the region's schools for students with autism, help campers experience summer camp and enjoy time away from home.

 

 

Flint River Week – for Flint River Presbytery campers entering grades 3 through 12
            Full Week (Sun. - Fri.)

                  Tier 3 – $510

                  Tier 2 – $480

                  Tier I – $445

The Presbytery of Florida, in partnership with the Flint River Presbytery, offers Flint River campers entering grades 3 through 12 the opportunity to enjoy Dogwood Acres' traditions, Bible studies, and activities centered on growing their faith.  This is a multi-age program in which Flint River participants will experience age-appropriate activities as described in the First-Timers, Discovery, Night Owl, and High School Hangout programs (see above for details).  The Presbytery of Florida looks forward to sharing with Flint River Presbytery the opportunity for their young people to forge meaningful friendships and feel encouraged to learn more about Jesus and their faith through this outdoor ministry.

 

 

**NEW** Outdoor Camp – for campers entering grades 6 - 12

            Full Week (Sun. - Fri.)

                  Tier 3 – $545

                  Tier 2 – $510

                  Tier I – $480

This new camp is for youth who want more of a wilderness camping experience. Learn how to navigate, start your own fire, enjoy the nature around you and          sleep in tents under the stars. While these campers will participate in many          regular camp activities and traditions, they get to experience Dogwood in a           completely different way.                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact us!

Ben Powell, Director (850) 528-3575 or ben@dogwoodacres.org

Emma Hodges, (850) 321-0844 or programdirector@dogwoodacres.org

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