Wilderness Camp B

Wilderness Camp B, for ages 14-16

July 7-12, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days) Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday
First child $490, siblings $440 (Learn about scholarships and discounts)

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This small-group primitive camping experience is based in the Wilderness Camp area, a 15-minute walk from the main camp. Campers will stay in rustic, three-sided shelters and learn outdoor living skills while also enjoying many activities, including multiple aspects of our challenge course. The campers will have regular chances to shower and/or swim at the main camp.

The goal of Wilderness Camp is to provide a slower-paced experience to teach outdoor living skills, foster positive relationships, and worship in God’s creation. The schedule is fluid, and the whole Wilderness Camp group does most activities together (rather than spending some time in cabin groups, as the resident camps do).

Special activities for Wilderness Camp will include a day of hiking and potentially an overnight stay in the National Forest, and also a day with Lester Zook of Wild GUYde Adventures, who will teach outdoor skills such as fire building, backcountry navigation, what to pack for a hike, and more.

Note that each day will include treks back and forth between the main camp and the Wilderness area, and/or hikes to activities. Wilderness Camp participants should be physically fit enough to hike/walk about 3 miles a day on varied terrain.

General daily schedule for Wilderness Camp:

  • 8:30 wake-up
  • Breakfast (usually cooked over the fire)
  • Devotional time with Bible lesson
  • Group activity, such as Ultimate Frisbee or fort building
  • Lunch (usually cooked over the fire)
  • Chill and games
  • Afternoon snack
  • Group activity, such as zipline or low ropes challenge course
  • Supper (usually cooked over the fire)
  • Trek to main camp for swimming and showers
  • Trek back to Wilderness for evening snack
  • Worship time with Bible lesson
  • Late night activity
  • Optional stargazing
  • 12:00 bedtime

For information on what to pack, arrival and departure procedures, and more FAQs, check out the Parent Information page.

2024 Highland Summer Camp sessions:

CampDates and ages
Resident Camp AJune 16-21, 2024, for ages 9-11
Resident Camp BJune 23-28, 2024, for ages 11-13
Wilderness Camp AJune 23-28, 2024, for ages 13-15
Resident Camp CJune 30-July 5, 2024, for ages 8-10
Resident Camp DJuly 7-12, 2024, for ages 10-12
Wilderness Camp BJuly 7-12, 2024, for ages 14-16
Resident Camp EJuly 14-19, 2024, for ages 12-15
Day CampJuly 22-26, 2024, for ages 5-12
Mini CampJuly 28-30, 2024, for ages 7-10
Leaders in Training (LIT) ProgramUp to 3 weeks, for those who have completed 10th or 11th grade