Girls - Spend part of your summer with us! Here's what other campers say about camp:
- I made so many friends!
- The best thing of all was learning about God.
- The counselors are awesome.
- I love all the songfests.
- The food was good and I liked it a lot.
- I can't really explain how important it's been to me to have the opportunity for fellowship with girls my age who love God like I do.
- I love how all the counselors are so caring and friendly here.
- The counselors were nice because if something went wrong they would help you get through it.
- Camp opens my heart up so I can listen and talk about God's word.
- This week was a good time for me to get away from everything and focus on God.
2013 Sessions & ThemesTHEME: Alive!
THEME VERSE: Romans 6:11
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but
alive! to God in Christ Jesus...Romans 6:11
Why not start to memorize it now?
Each week we also have a fun theme and plan great evening activities based on it. No matter which week you come, you'll have tons of fun.
Which session will you be here?
|Week 1||June 30-July 5||Equestrian Camp|
|Week 1||June 30- July 6||CILT 2 & KA ONLY|
|Week 2||July 7-13||Cedarbrook Ranch|
|Week 3||July 14-20||Time Traveler|
|Week 4||July 21-27||Outback Adventure|
|Week 5||July 28-Aug 3||Happily Ever After|
|Week 6||Aug 4-9||Equestrian Camp|
|Week 6||Aug 4-7||Mini Camp|
MINI-CAMPIf a week seems like a long time for you, mini-camp might be just what you're looking for! This session goes from Sunday to Wednesday. You'll still get to do all our great camp activities, but for a shorter time.
The perfect week for the horse obsessed or anyone who has always wanted to learn more about horses. You get the total experience: 4.5 hours a day in the barn including two riding lessons (weather permitting), a barn lesson, time to help with chores, and of course, the always popular fantasy horses. We put riders in two groups according to ability and experience, so equestrian camp can be an awesome introduction for a new rider or a week to hone skills for the more advanced rider. Throughout the week we examine what God can teach us through the horses. The week ends with a casual horse show where ribbons are awarded through 3rd place. July session will have an emphasis on how to train horses for advanced riders. August session will include learning a drill performance for the show.
THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CAMPERS FINISHING FIFTH GRADE AND UP.
Parent/DaughterBring your mom or dad to camp for a weekend! More >>
Family & Friends CampEveryone is invited for this special week! Discover More >>
Find out how many spaces are left for each of our sessions.
Sample Daily ScheduleHere's what a day of camp is typically like during a regular week
|7:00 AM||Staff Bible Study|
|7:30||Camper Rise and Shine/Staff Morning Watch|
|9:35||First Bugle (Listen to the camp bugle)|
|9:50-10:40||First Activity (Challenger/Explorer Bible Exploration)|
|10:55-11:45||Second Activity (Pathfinder/Trailblazer Bible Exploration)|
ActivitiesOn your first day at camp you'll take a tour so that you'll always know where you're going. Along the way you'll learn about the activities you might choose for your week at camp. You will choose three activities that you'll do at the same time each day. Here are some of the activities:
|Outdoor Living Skills||High Ropes**|
|Fun With Horses||Mime**|
|Sports and Games||Sailing**|
** Challengers (finished grades 7 & 8) and older
† Extra fee
In addition to the activities you choose, you'll do something fun with your cabin group each day at cabin time. In the evenings we do activities with big groups — either your division or the whole camp.
Fun with HorsesCampers learn about horses, their care, grooming, and equipment, and ride a horse on lead on the final day. $25/week additional fee. To take this activity, you must sign up for it on your registration form. (For girls finishing grades 2-4.)
HorsemanshipEach week, one of the activities you can choose is horseback riding lessons. You must sign up when you register for camp because space is limited and there is an extra fee. We offer English-style riding lessons for all levels of ability and experience. To take this activity, you must sign up for it on your registration form. (For girls finishing grade five and older.)
Wilderness TripsYou can choose a wilderness trip for your week of summer camp. (See the Sessions and Dates section to see which trip is offered for each week.) If you choose to go on a trip, you will be out of camp hiking or canoeing for 3–4 days. These trips are challenging, but can be done by the average, healthy camper. Trips are led by enthusiastic, trained wilderness guides. To go on a trip, you must sign up on your registration form because space is limited and there is an extra fee. Camp provides all equipment except for a few personal items such as hiking boots.
Questions Kids Ask
- What is the first day of camp like? When you arrive at camp you'll complete registration, and then move into your cabin or tent and meet your counselor. Your counselor will help you get to know your cabinmates and get ready for the week ahead. In the afternoon, you'll take a tour of camp and choose your activities. You'll also go down to the beach and get introduced to everything there. After dinner, you'll play games with your girls your age, then we'll have our church service.
- How easy is it to make friends? Well, that's mostly up to you, but if you want to make friends we don't think you'll find it very difficult. With so many girls your age around, you're sure to find people that you have something in common with and you'll also learn to appreciate people who are different from you. With so many opportunities to spend time together, it usually doesn't take too long to make some great friends at camp.
- Can I be in the same group as my friend from home? Yes, if you are in the same division and request each other on your registration form. However, we also want you to meet new people so we only promise to put you together with one other person when you request each other on the registration form.
- What are my counselors going to be like? Our counselors are people who love God, love camp, and love being with people like you! She'll be a lot of fun and she'll also be someone you can talk to.
- What's a typical day like? Take a look at our daily schedule to find out what happens in a day at camp.
- Do we get to choose our own activities? Yes, you get to choose the three activities that you will do each day for the whole week. Your cabin group will decide what you'd like to do for cabin time each day. Then in the evening we'll have great activities planned for you.
- What kind of place will I live in? If you're a Pathfinder or Trailblazer, you'll live in a cabin with 6 or 7 other girls and a counselor. Challengers and Explorers live in platform tents with 7 other campers and a counselor. There's no electricity in the cabins and tents so bring your flashlight! Each living area has a washhouse with toilets, sinks, and hot showers.
- What goes on during rainy days? If it's possible, we try to do our activities anyway, but if it's raining too hard or there's thunder, we go inside. You might do something related to your activity or play games with the group. You'd be surprised how much fun we can have even if we have to be inside!
- Will I need any spending money? You don't need to have any cash with you at camp. Your parents will put spending money in your Tuck Shop account at the beginning of the week. When you buy something at Tuck Shop, the shop staff will deduct the amount from your account. Whatever is left gets returned to you as cash at the end of the week.
- What's Tuck Shop? The camp store! This is where you can go each afternoon to buy snacks, drinks, and all sorts of camp souvenirs like mugs, T-shirts, postcards, and pens.
- Will I ever see friends who are a different age from me? Yes, you could be in some of the same activities. You'll also see them at every meal and during all camp activities. During free time, you can choose to hang out together at the same place.
- How do I keep in touch with my parents? Get ready to write some letters! Your parents will love to get letters from you telling them what you're doing at camp. They will be able to send letters and emails to you and you can send an email reply back if your parents choose to use the Bunk Reply service. There aren't any phones for campers to use, but if there's an emergency, we'll call your parents and tell them about it. Cell phones don't work at camp, so please leave them at home.
- What are meals like? Campers think they taste pretty good! You'll eat at a table with your cabin group and be served great meals. Campers say their favorites are pizza, tacos, mac 'n cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches. We often have a salad bar and peanut butter and jelly is always available.
- Do I have to clean the cabin? Yes! Part of living together is taking responsibility for cleaning up so each day there is time in the schedule (we call it capers) for you and your cabinmates to work together to clean the cabin and the washhouse.
Campers in Leadership Training
An application is required in order to be accepted into this program. Applications will be reviewed by the CILT coordinator and you will be notified by mail. Since leadership at camp includes spiritual leadership, spiritual maturity is one of the qualifications for acceptance and for completion. Applicants must be 16 and have completed grade 10.
This program is an expanded opportunity to train you as a leader with special emphasis on camping, but with non-related camp roles in mind as well. Leadership is not limited to one position in camp; therefore, this CILT program focuses on different aspects of leadership within the total camp program.
This training will be invaluable to you if the Lord calls you to serve others as others have served you. Please prayerfully consider the qualifications listed below before applying.
|REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION||
- The fee for CILT I is the regular camp fee. You must sign up for both weeks 4 and 5.
- The fee for CILT II is half the regular camp fee. You must sign up for weeks 1-4.
- The individual CILT will be evaluated during and after completing the CILT I program before recommendation for CILT II.
- Upon completion of CILT II, the individual will serve as a Junior Counselor before assuming the responsibilities of a Senior Counselor.
- Completion of the CILT program does not guarantee a staff position.
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Service crew is a special opportunity for Explorers (girls age 14 and finished grade 9 and up) to learn skills while serving God and others as groom aides and kitchen aides. Girls have a five-day work week and participate in the evening camp program. No camp fees are charged and no remuneration is given. Being on service crew is a lot of work, but working together can be a lot of fun too.
These are service positions for campers. Register with the regular camp registration form. No staff application is necessary, however, a New York State work permit is required. If you do not live in the state of New York, the registrar will send you the information needed to obtain one.
KITCHEN AIDESThe responsibilities of kitchen aides include setting tables, serving at meals, running Daisy (our dishwasher), washing up at the pot sink, and mopping the kitchen. In addition to their work in the kitchen, kitchen aides have Bible Exploration and free time. They also participate in the evening program.
Groom aides spent their day at the stable with the horses. Their responsibilities include mucking stalls, grooming horses, feeding and watering horses, and preparing horses for classes. Groom aides also have Bible Exploration, free time, and the evening program.
Returning StaffHere is a list of returning staff.
Missionaries We Support
Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks supports eight missionaries with the money collected in church offerings over the course of the summer. All of our missionaries are former staff members who have taken what they've learned at camp all over the world.
Linda and Ron Braaten—Oasis Ministry - Belize, Central AmericaThe Braatens are working to meet the physical, education, and spiritual needs of people in the community. They now have 4 classes at their school and have been building houses for people. Pray for the people of Belize to come to know Jesus and tell others about Him.
Lois and Roger Bryson—Wycliffe Bible Translators - Waxhaw, NC
Lois and Roger are working to bring the gospel to people around the world through media. One thing they do is to train people to record the Bible on tape for those who can't read. Pray that people would come to know the Lord through the work of the missionaries the Brysons train.
Bonnie & Jonathan Moore - SIM USA - Niger, AfricaJonathan preaches and teaches in their local church and Bonnie does literacy work in the church and neighborhood. They are also involved in their community and use friendship evangelism to help reach the people around them with the gospel.
Sarah T* - Pioneers - Albany, NYSarah (Melodi) works with Pioneers as Albany area director of Horizons International, an organization that serves International students in the Capital District. She will be leading her team in welcoming students, introducing them to American culture, connecting them with churches, and offering them an opportunity to hear the gospel through various means. Pray for Sarah and the students she interacts with.
Doris and Mack Graham - Wycliffe Bible Translators - Papua New GuineaThe Grahams are helping the people of New Guinea to read the Bible for themselves. They are translating the Bible into the language of the people there. Pray that they would be able to finish the translation and that the people there would read God's Word and come to know Him.
Claudia Long - SIM-USA - Nigeria, AfricaClaudia works at camp- in Africa. She runs camps for
the youth of Nigeria. They are working on developing
their property and putting up some new buildings. Pray
that the campers would have a fun and safe experience
and that their hearts would be open to God.
Peggy and Barry Owen - WorldVenture - TaiwanThe Owens are planting churches in Taiwan. This is important to help the people of Taiwan to hear the gospel and to grow in the Lord once they become Christians. Pray that the churches would grow as more people come to know the Lord.
Michelle Stockman - Latin American Mission - Belize, Central AmericaMichelle is running Jehovah Rapha, a home for girls that are neglected by their families. she is also involved at her church and with other programs for kids in the community. Pray for the kids she works with and for her as she fills in as a "mother" for these girls.
Dan & Naomi * —WEC Int'l - Central, AsiaDan and Naomi have recently transitioned and are now planting churches in Central Asia. Pray for them as they make adjustments to their new home and begin the work God has given them.
* Last names omitted for individuals working in sensitive areas.