Wet & WILDerness

For ages:

7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade

This week long program takes campers off the beaten path for a week of serious camping adventures! Not for the faint of heart, this program is all about “roughing it”, but is also open to those with little to no experience. Campers start with a day on-site at Camp Emmaus, getting to know one another and being prepped for a week on the river with some basic skills and safety information, and the chance to experience our rock wall, zip line and Challenge Course. From there, the group will launch their canoes on Twin Lakes and begin their journey! Each day will take them to a new site, and along the way they’ll get to know their fellow paddlers, complete team-building challenges and learn about environmental care, all while exploring their faith in a supportive environment.

First Day (Sunday): Registration open 1:00-3:00pm
Last Day (Friday): Departure at 12:00pm
A complimentary lunch will be served on Friday, and you are welcome to enjoy some food before you depart.

Schedule

The schedule each day varies based on travel time between sites and group decisions. Each day will generally include the following:

  • Journey Time – As a group, explore the daily theme with games and activities help us dig into Bible stories and talk about God together
  • Travel on the River – See amazing sights and experience God’s creation in a unique way
  • Fun & Games – From Ultimate Frisbee to bracelet making, campers can be themselves and enjoy some great activities!
  • Campsite Care – “Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints”, we strive to maintain the natural beauty of the sites we visit. Campers are empowered to do campsite set up and take down in a low-impact way.
  • Wilderness Survival/Environmental Education – Campers get a chance to learn more about the nature that surrounds them, and are equipped with knowledge and skills to help them better navigate in wilderness situations.

Packing List

Campers spend almost the entire week outdoors, so check the weather and pack clothing suitable for warm days and cool nights. As all clothing and personal items are carried with campers in the canoes, there is a limit to the amount each camper can bring on the river. We do provide waterproof bags for campers, and staff will help campers re-pack their items from their luggage into the waterproof bags before the first launch.

Necessary Clothing and Suggested Amounts

  • 3-4 T-Shirts
  • 1 Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • 2 Pair of Shorts
  • 1 Pair of Pants
  • 1 Sweatshirt
  • 1 Rain Coat and Rain Pants – Ponchos are not recommended, as they cause a safety concern on the river
  • 1 Swim Suit & Beach Towel

Non-clothing Essentials

  • Sleeping bag & small pillow
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses or Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Personal items (soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Bible

Dates:

  • June 23, 2019 - June 28, 2019
  • July 7, 2019 - July 12, 2019
  • July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019
  • July 21, 2019 - July 26, 2019
  • July 28, 2019 - August 2, 2019

CHOOSE YOUR TIER

Realizing that everyone has a different ability to pay, Pathways has instituted a voluntary 3 Tier fee structure for Camp Emmaus summer programs. You may choose the tier that is more suitable for your situation. It’s a free-will system; you tell us what is affordable for you and your family. All participants receive the same Emmaus experience no matter what they pay!

Tier 3

Corresponds to what it actually costs Pathways to provide summer programming.

$610

Tier 2

A partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still cannot afford the rate which represents the true cost of camp.

$520

Tier 1

A subsidized rate, it does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs but is offered to ensure that all families have the opportunity to experience camp!

$460

Need some ideas on how to share your camper’s experience, even if you weren’t there? Check out the Camp Conversation Guide!

JOIN IN THE FUN!