2022 Summer at Casowasco!

As our second summer from a Covid-19 shutdown, we are offering more options for our summer camps in summer 2022.  Please follow below for a brief description of each including available dates, prices, and age breakdowns.  Summer registration will open in January through the registration portal on the website.

Lakeside Camp
Ages: 7-17
Price: $695
Dates:
Week 1: June 26-July 1, 2022
Week 2: July 3- July 8, 2022
Week 3: July 10-July 15, 2022
Week 4: July 17- July 22, 2022
Week 5: July 24- July29, 2022
Week 6: July 31-August 5, 2022
Week 7: August 7- August 12, 2022
Week 9: August 21-26, 2022

Lakeside camp is Casowasco’s traditional one week summer camp experience (similar to previous model of ‘You Can’t Do That at Camp’.  Lakeside camp is a great camp to experience all Casowasco has to offer.  Campers live and play in age appropriate small groups led by two counselors that help campers build relationships with each other and with God during this week at camp.  Campers will be able to try traditional Casowasco summer activities during the day and into the evening.  Daily experiences include meal times, bible study, non-stop activity and large group worship.  The camp week begins at check-in on Sunday afternoons and runs through Friday afternoons for eight separate weeks over the summer.

 

Day Camp
Ages: 6 – 13
Price: $195
Dates:   
Week 1: June 27 – July 1, 2022
Week 2: July 4 – 8, 2022
Week 3: July 11 – 15, 2022
Week 4: July 18 – 22. 2022
Week 5: July 25 – 29, 2022
Week 6: August 1 – 9, 2022
Week 7: August 8 – 12, 2022
Week 8: August 15 – 19, 2022
Week 9: August 22 – 26, 2022

If you have a tentative camper, or are looking for a local summer depot for your camper, Lakeside Day Camp is a great option for you and your camper age 6-13.  Casowasco’s day camp program is offered nine weeks of the summer from Monday – Friday weekly.  Each day starts as early as 7:30AM to allow parents time to get to work after their camper’s drop-off.  Day campers have the opportunity to participate in five camp activities per day, two hot meals and a large group worship.  Day campers are placed in age appropriate family groups to spend their time with each day.  This allows counselors and campers the time to build relationships with each other in a supportive and Christian environment.  Camper check-out each day is between 5:15PM – 5:45PM.

 

Leaders in Training (LIT)
Ages: 15.5 – 17
Price: $2,980
Dates:
Weeks 1-4: June 26 – July 22, 2022

Consider this unique four-week experience for your older teen.  Summer camp is so important to your teen for all the right reasons, but as a parent you want more for your teen.  Casowasco’s Leader-in-Training program is a breakthrough experience for the seasoned Casowasco summer camper.  The LIT experience was created to nurture budding leadership skills in your camper.  Through the LIT experience your older camper will have the opportunity to become lifeguard, first aid and CPR certified.  They will also have the opportunity to learn how to lead worship experiences, learn outdoor living skills, lead archery and practice sailing.  The UMC’s mission is to create disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  This program intentionally takes time to create disciples from these young leaders through training them to be able to be an effective leader on the Casowasco ministry team.

 

Lakeside Tweekers
Ages 11-14
Price: $1,490
Dates:
Weeks 4&5, July 17-29, 2022; Ages 12-14
Weeks 6&7, July 31 – August 12, 2022; Ages 9-11

Are you an experienced one week Casowasco camper and looking for more?  Lakeside Tweekers is a great camp for your budding Casowasco superstar.  This two week adventure follows a traditional lakeside camp format but with an upgrade.  The most unique part of this program is the extra camp time they get during their experience that we affectionately refer to as the ‘Tweekend’.  The Tweekend will include time in our Highlands area getting a small taste of the Highlands experience cooking meals over a fire and living in yurts as well as other exciting adventures.

 

Gaga Ball Camp
Ages: 8-12
Price: $695
Dates:
Week 1: June 26 – July 1, 2022

It is almost impossible to come to camp and not take part in a game of gaga ball.  This week of camp focuses on time inside the octagon!  Not only will an emphasis be put on playing gaga ball, but will also include many variations of gaga ball.  Campers will still have the opportunity to participate in traditional Casowasco activities including waterfront, bible study and large group worship experiences.  Fulfill all your camper’s gaga ball needs with this one week at camp!

 

Construction Zone
Ages: 8-10
Price: $695
Dates:
Week 1: June 26 – July 1, 2022

Calling all aspiring builders!  This is the camp for all campers that loves to create and build.  Create gadgets, forts, tiny-towns and more during this week of construction.  Casowasco will include many of its traditional activities with an emphasis on building during this week of construction.  Building activities will be inside and out and anything from birdhouses to boats and their very own toolbox! God is the master builder and we want to celebrate that in this week long camp.

 

Lights, Camera, Action
Ages: 12-14
Price: $725
Dates:
Week 2: July 3-8, 2022

Do you have a drama queen or king at home?  This is the perfect camp for them.  This one-week experience allows campers to create a movie based on a Bible verse throughout their week.  Campers will create costumes, sets, select filming locations around camp, and set the cast.  Along with traditional Casowasco activities, Lights, Camera, Action campers will focus on the creation of their movie.  Campers will have an opportunity to grow in their faith and grow in the organization and leadership skills while working towards their final finished movie product.

 

Mariners
Ages: 12-15
Price: $725
Dates:
Week 2: July 3-8, 2022

This one-week experience allows the campers the opportunity to explore their inner mariner on 13’ Sunfish sailboats out on Owasco lake!  Mariners will have a strong focus on sailing at Casowasco while still having opportunities to take advantage of traditional camp activities.  Sailling activites will include Sunfish nomenclature, knot tying, rigging and points of sail.  Campers should come back home with the knowledge to take a sailboat out on their own safely and effectively.

 

Highlands Camp
Ages 12-14
Price: $615
Dates:
Week 2: July 3-8, 2022
Week 4: July 17-22, 2022

Campers will live on our Highlands property and learn more about living in a primitive setting.  With staff support, campers are lodged in Yurts and are responsible for cooking and cleaning up all of their meals.  Activities available at Highlands are unique from our Lakeside camps.  At Highlands wilderness adventures will be the focus including unstructured free play time in our unique Highlands environment.  Activities for Highlands include archery, swimming in the pond, gaga ball, bouldering, shelter building, hiking and much more!

 

Highlands Jr Camp
Ages: 10-12
Price: $615
Dates:
Week 3: July 10-15, 2022
Week 5: July 24-29, 2022

Campers will live on our Highlands property and learn more about living in a primitive setting.  With staff support, campers are lodged in Yurts and are responsible for cooking and cleaning up all of their meals.  Activities available at Highlands are unique from our Lakeside camps.  At Highlands wilderness adventures will be the focus including unstructured free play time in our unique Highlands environment.  Activities for Highlands include archery, swimming in the pond, gaga ball, bouldering, shelter building, hiking and much more!

 

Beyond Highlands
Ages: 11-13
Price: $815
Dates:
Week 5: July 24-29, 2022

Explore the outdoors across the state of NY in this Casowasco adventure camp!  This unique experience takes campers from our Highlands area on a tent camping and hiking adventure across the state.  Campers will get a chance to experience God’s creation beyond Casowasco borders while learning and growing as a small group.  Staff will lead group in daily worship on this adventure camp.  Campers will develop their outdoor wilderness skills while exploring different areas of NY including Watkins Glen State Park, Letchworth State Park and Niagara Falls State Park.

 

Roller Coaster
Ages: 12-14
Price: $990
Dates:
Week 7: August 7 – 12, 2022

This Casowasco camp spells A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E.  Campers will travel to several theme parks including Seabreeze, Darien Lake, and Cedar Point for the sake of taking on as many roller coasters as possible.  When the parks close, campers will head to campsite to camp out under the stars.  Campers will take part in counselor lead bible studies and worship times within their traveling small group for this adventuresome camp.  Casowasco will provide all the basics for this camp however campers will need to bring additional spending money for snacks or souvenirs at the parks.

 

White Water Rafting
Ages: 14-16
Price: $1,105
Dates:
Week 8:  August 14 – 19, 2022

Travel around NY on a white water rafting adventure with a small group of fellow Casowasco campers for this special summer program.  This week will be a great adventure of camping and rafting and everything that goes along with that.  Specifically, campers will travel to Letchworth State Park for whitewater rafting, Adirondak Extreme Adventure Course for a trip around their high ropes course and an adventure on the Hudson River taking part in whitewater rafting and tubing. Campers will participate in traditional Casowasco bible study and worship times around a campfire while on this adventure of a young lifetime!

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