Summer 2024

 

Experience Fun, Faith, and Friends at Casowasco this summer!

Casowasco’s summer youth camp sessions include a full range of activities (check those out down below) as well as opportunities to grow in your faith, make new friends, and play games special to the program you choose. No matter the program, summer campers have a well-rounded experience with new friends, games you can only play at camp, kid-focused worship experiences, and the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Tiered pricing (or “Why are there three prices listed for the same program?”) explained here.

Of particular note for Summer 2024:

  • New programs (and the return of some old favorites)! Welcome to Casowasco Jam: Ukulele and Little Leaves! Welcome back to Casowasco Olympics!
  • Ukuleles! Thanks to generous donations in memory of Captain John Spooner, Casowasco has ukuleles for campers to use and hone their craft.
  • Half Week Program: New to camp? Is a full week away from home a little daunting? Try our Sunday to Wednesday program, Little Leaves!
  • The Highlands are back! Casowasco Olympics: Highlands will bring campers to spend their days in the Highlands special activities that you can only do in the Highlands, like cooking over the fire, studying the pond, and getting dirty in the mud pit!
  • Looking for Family Camp or Summershine for Summer 2024? Check out our Events Tab
  • Brochures are back! Check out the 2024 Brochure here!

Already know what program you want to sign up for? Click here to Register!

You can click the name of any program to get to the registration portal!


 

You Can’t Do That at Camp for Ages 10-11, 12-14, and 15-17
June 30th-July 5th or July 7th-July 12th
$795/695/650

You Can’t Do That at Camp and You just Can’t get enough! You get the choice of what YOU want to do! Sports, Arts and Crafts, or spend all your time in the water, the choice is yours at You Can’t Do That At Camp! Be a part of the You Can’t Talent Show starring YOU! Enjoy some of the You Can’t classics such as Ice Cream for Breakfast, and a special morning of sleeping in!?! You really can’t do that at camp!!

 

You Can’t Do That at Camp: Tweekers for Ages 12-14, and 15-17
June 30th– July 12th

Price: $1445/1345/1300

Tweeker?: Noun: Two-weeker, a camper you just absolutely cannot get enough camp so they have to stay for two full weeks. Tweekers enjoy not one, but TWO FULL WEEKS of You Can’t fun. No need to wonder if you’ll get to enjoy your favorite special You Can’t event, you can get to be a part of them all! As a Tweeker, you also get the opportunity to stay for the one, the only, Tweekend!

 

Campolodeon for Ages 7-9
July 7th– July 12th
Price: $795/695/650

Looking for a little taste of everything, Ice Cream for Breakfast, the rainbow, or an Ooey-Gooey S’more? Then look no further Campolodeon is the week for you! Awesome activities await you such as swimming, kayaking, and sling shots. Jump in feet first get slimed, make new friends, and even solve a mystery.

 

Little Leaves for Ages 7-9
July 14th-17th (This program runs Sunday to Wednesday)
Price: $475/415/390

This program is specifically created for first time campers looking to give overnights at Casowasco a try! Little Leaves runs from Sunday to Wednesday and includes swimming, kayaking, games, crafts and more! Make new friends around a campfire, join in the fun of Chapel, and see what Casowasco has to offer.

 

JAM for Ages 10-11, 12-14, 15-17
July 14th– July 19th
Price: $795/695/650

JAM: Just Arts and Music. That’s what this week is all about! Pack your favorite instrument or art medium and get ready to JAM on the shores of Owasco Lake. This week is JAM PACKED with music, art, and classic Casowasco fun like swimming, kayaking, GaGa and more. Be sure to bring your best dressed to enjoy a Night at the Tony’s!

 

JAM: Ukulele for Ages 10-11, 12-14, 15-17
July 14th– July 19th
Price: $795/695/650

Looking to have a JAM session focusing your craft on the ukulele? This week at Casowasco is for you! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player this week will give you time to perfect your skill on the ukulele. Don’t have a ukulele to bring with you? No problem we got ‘em here and ready to play!

 

Casowasco Olympics for Ages 10-11, 12-14, 15-17
July 21st– July 26th
Price: $795/695/650

Get your game on, go play! Gear up for this Olympic Season by challenging your teammates and yourself in a variety of sports! Sign up for individual events like sling shots, archery, or the tricycle relay. This week will be a score!

Satellite Option: Casowasco Olympics: Highlands

Is a week of competition not enough for you? Take the competition out to the wilderness and test your outdoor skills! Spend your nights at Mount Tabor and your days in the Highlands cooking over the fire, relaxing in a shelter you built yourself, and honing your survival skills!

To register for this satellite: select “Casowasco Olympics” in the registration portal, then select the “Casowasco Olympics – Highlands” option. Satellites have no extra charge!

 

Time Jumpers for Ages 9-10 and 11-12
July 28th– August 2nd
Price: $795/695/650

Jump in the TARDIS and join The Doctor for a spin or get your seatbelt on with Marty and Doc Brown in a time machine made from a modified DeLorean DMC-12… however you do it, get here! Experience Gold Rush excitement in the Wild West, try your hand at archery or sword fighting during Medieval mayhem, or darst ye search for buried treasure with pirates? The perfect opportunity to race through time, so get your chain mail, cowboy hat, peg leg, or toga on for this mad dash through the decades!

 

Club Casowasco for Ages 13-14 and 15-17
July 28th– August 2nd
Price: $795/695/650

Enjoy your own resort hideaway on Owasco Lake! Choose your activities while enjoying camp-wide special events and theme days. Special events include the Casowasco Regatta, Amazing Race, and Open Mic/Improv Night. Pack your bag for our theme days including Pirates Day, C5 (Cosmic Casowasco Cartoon Comic Con), Wacky Wednesday (what will happen next?), Tropical Thursday, and Casowasco Spirit Day! Get your costumes ready and be ready to rock the dock at the Club!

 

Summer’s Last Blast for Ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-14, and 15-17
August 4th– 9th
Price: $795/695/650

Our last youth camp program session is loaded with all the incredible stuff that makes camp rock! We only have six days to celebrate so expect a schedule that is packed with the best activities and special events of 2024. You’ll have to make hard choices about your schedule to do it all, but at least you’ll have plenty of fun trying! Celebrate a Special SLB party… and experience the end of summer at your home away from home, Casowasco!

 


 

Teen Leadership Development Program (TLDP)

These programs are selective, growing, and continuing to develop. Our focus is on building up young leaders who will be the world changers of the future. All are designed for high schoolers growing in their faith and wanting to take it to the next level. These programs are about Casowasco fun — you’ll get to participate in You Can’t, make new friends, and enjoy being a camper. They are about developing a servant leader’s heart. They are about living your faith in a way that allows others to clearly identify what you believe and whom you follow. They are about discipleship and the challenge of following Jesus.

 

LEAD (Leadership Experience Action Discipleship) for Ages 15-17
June 30th– July 12th

Price: $1445/1345/1300

Step one: We are looking for campers we believe will benefit most from the program; campers that will think of others before themselves and are ready to continue their journey of discipleship with Jesus Christ. You will complete an application and references as part of the registration process, plus an interview. At LEAD, your time will include training sessions, bonding as a team, and good ole’ camp fun. You will be provided an opportunity to try out what you have learned under the guiding hands of experienced Casowasco role models. If you are not chosen for the program, any fees already paid on your behalf are fully refundable. Applications for LEAD are due no later than March 31.

LEAD 2024 Application

 

SALT (Servant And Leadership Training) for Ages 16-18
June 30th– July 12th

Price: $960

Step Two is by invitation only and campers must have completed at least one year of LEAD (or LIT). Campers invited to participate will receive invitations by February 15 along with application requirements.

 

Parents of/Other adults connected to potential LEAD/SALT candidates: Please note that the experience of completing/submitting the application, requesting/following up with references, and being interviewed is an actual TLDP process we are eager to see your camper complete. We ask that you let your teen do this on their own with minimal prodding and help from you. It will be a tremendous learning experience and will result in their gaining valuable college application and job-related skills. It will help them more in the long run to do it on their own – thank you for letting them do this for themselves.

Note concerning reference forms: Please help the candidate understand that no one (parent or candidate) aside from the person completing the reference should see the completed letter. We ask that reference letters are returned directly to the Casowasco office. You might suggest providing an addressed and stamped envelope for the references to use if they will be completing a hard copy letter. If they would prefer to provide a reference digitally, please ask them to email their recommendation to adamparish@unyumc.org.

 

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Program Excellence 

Our program offers children and youth, ages 7-17, a variety of ways to engage in communal outdoor activities which vary in length from a couple of days to a week long.

In addition to all of the “camp favorites” like swimming, arts and crafts, basketball, volleyball, and hiking, we offer tons of unique activities including High Ropes, rocking Chapel, sling shots, and archery! 

  • The best part of my week was meeting new people and having fun while learning about God.

    Camper
  • It was a great experience for a young boy who has many responsibilities at home, a time away to just be.

    Camper Family
  • My daughter had an awesome experience! Casowasco was a special place for me when I was her age. Despite all the years and all the improvements, it’s nice to know that the spiritual special-ness has not been lost.

    Camper Family
  • My younger son really struggled, but the staff was amazing and he learned so much about himself. My older son grows every time he goes and loves it!

    Camper Family
  • Casowasco continued to be a second home for my daughter. She is planning her future summers around programs she can attend like LEAD.

    Camper Family
  • The best part of my week at Casowasco was being accepted for who I am.

    Camper

A Solid Foundation

Camp gives children a solid foundation that lasts a lifetime, and equips youth for success at school, at home, at church, and in the world by building them up and giving them the gifts of confidence, faith in God, and a healthy self-esteem. Campers just don’t hear about something, they do it! Everything at camp is hands on, feet on, and heads up. Our programs are fun and campers are cared for by a group of people who are passionate about the effect they can have on a camper’s life.

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