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Register on-line began January 1.  Read each program description by clicking the linked program below.  Be sure to REFRESH this page in your browser to see the latest availability!  No additional cost to register on-line!  Availability is listed beside each program and updated weekly. 

DATES

2014 PROGRAM TITLES

Descriptions, brochure and updated 2014 info coming soon!

GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' slots open as of  04.22.14 Girls' slots open as of  04.22.14

Supporters

Camp Fee

(actual cost

per camper)

Subsidized

Camp Fee

("Early Bird"

discount)

available

until May 1

6/1-14

Summer Staff Training  Apply at www.CampBethelVirginia.org

16+ & 18+

   

apply

apply

6/6-7

Parent-Child Overnight Camp (Fri-Sat)

age 4-7 + parent

15 13

$140/pair

$90/pair

 

WEEK 1: June 15-20, 2014

GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

6/15-20

Elementary Resident 1

3rd-6th

9 16

$330

$280

6/15-20

Elementary Resident Equestrian 1  New Equestrian Center!

3rd-6th

4 7

$430

$380

6/17-20

CIT Training & Practicum (Tue-Fri)  Apply www.CampBethelVirginia.org

ages 15+

   

apply

apply

6/18-20

Elementary 3-day Sampler Camp 1 (Wed-Fri)

3rd-6th

8 9

$210

$160

6/15-20

River Adventure Program: James River Trip

7th-8th

4 4

$350

$300

6/15-20

Junior High Adventure Horseback+Whitewater Rafting 1

7th-9th

5 5

$490

$440

6/15-20

Junior High Adventure Canoe+Caving+Climbing 1

7th-9th

5 4

$490

$440

6/15-20

Whitewater Kayaking Adventure 1  New and improved!

8th-12th

6 6

$500

$450

6/16-20

Carilion Camp Too Sweet Elem, Jr & Sr Hi w/ Type 1 & 2 diabetes

ages 8-16

36 36

by 5/10

$390

 

WEEK 2: June 22-27, 2014

GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

6/22-27

Elementary Resident 2

3rd-6th

10 10

$330

$280

6/22-27

Elementary Resident Horseback Riding 2

3rd-6th

3 4

$400

$350

6/22-27

Elementary Resident River Tubing 2

3rd-6th

14 11

$360

$310

6/22-27

Elementary Adventure Explorers 2  Full for Boys

3rd-6th

0 6

$330

$280

6/22-27

Junior High Resident 2

7th-9th

15 24

$330

$280

6/22-27

Junior High Resident Horseback Riding 2

7th-9th

6 5

$400

$350

6/22-27

Junior High Resident River Tubing 2 

7th-9th

4 5

$360

$310

6/22-27

Junior High Adventure River Tubing 2  w/ Bikes-on-Site

7th-9th

4 5

$360

$310

6/22-27

River Adventure Program: New River Trip One

8th-11th

4 5

$350

$300

 

WEEK 3: June 29 – July 4, 2014

 GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

6/30-7/4

Knee-High Day Camp 3 (Mon-Fri)

K-2nd

14 13

$210

$160

6/29-7-4

Junior High Resident 3

7th-9th

17 17

$330

$280

6/29-7-4

Junior High Resident Equestrian 3   New Equestrian Center!

7th-9th

1 1

$430

$380

6/29-7-4

Junior High Resident River Tubing 3 

7th-9th

6 11

$360

$310

6/29-7-4

Junior High Adventure Rock Climbing 3

7th-9th

6 5

$400

$350

6/29-7-4

Mountain Biking Adventure 3  w/ Bikes-on-Site  New!

8th-12th

6 6

$430

$380

6/29-7-4

River Adventure Program: New River Trip Two  Plus

9th-12th

4 4

$350

$300

6/29-7-4

Senior High Resident 3

10th-12th

18 18

$330

$280

6/29-7-4

Senior High Resident Equestrian 3   New Equestrian Center!

10th-12th

4 4

$430

$380

6/29-7-4

Senior High Resident River Tubing 3

10th-12th

6 110

$360

$310

6/29-7-4

Senior High Adv Canoe+Caving+River Tubing 3 

9th-12th

2 3

$490

$440

 

WEEK 4: July 6-11, 2014

 GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

7/7-11

Knee-High Day Camp 4  (Mon-Fri)

K-2nd

13 14

$210

$160

7/6-8

Tenderfoot Mini Camp 4-A (Sun-Tues)

1st-3rd

17 16

$210

$160

7/9-11

Tenderfoot Mini Camp 4-B (Wed-Fri)

1st-3rd

31 32

$210

$160

7/6-8

Elementary 3-day Sampler Camp 4 (Sun-Tues)

3rd-6th

10 12

$210

$160

7/6-11

Elementary Resident 4

3rd-6th

17 25

$330

$280

7/6-11

Elementary Resident River Tubing 4

3rd-6th

5 7

$360

$310

7/6-11

Elementary Adventure Explorers 4

3rd-6th

9 10

$330

$280

7/6-11

KJPAS Technical Theater Resident Camp 4     New!

6th-12th

12 18

$590

$540

7/6-11

Junior High Adv Caving+Climbing 4 w/ Bikes-on-Site

7th-9th

5 4

$450

$400

7/6-11

Mountains to Beach to Bay Adventure Trip 4

8th-12th

6 7

$470

$420

 

WEEK 5: July 13-18, 2014

 GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

7/14-18

KJPAS Elementary Performing Arts DAY Camp 5 (Mon-Fri)

1st-5th

19 15

$330

$280

7/13-18

KJPAS Elementary Performing Arts RESIDENT Camp 5 (Sun-Fri)

1st-5th

10 10

$590

$540

7/13-18

Elementary Resident 5

3rd-6th

11 21

$330

$280

7/13-18

Elementary Resident Equestrian 5   Full for Girls

3rd-6th

1 0

$430

$380

7/13-18

Elementary Adventure Explorers 5

3rd-6th

3 6

$330

$280

7/13-18

Junior High Resident 5 

7th-9th

11 5

$330

$280

7/13-18

Junior High Resident Equestrian 5   New Equestrian Center!

7th-9th

2 2

$430

$380

7/13-18

Junior High Adventure Biking+Canoeing 5  w/ Bikes-on-Site

7th-9th

3 4

$450

$400

7/13-18

Junior High Adventure Equestrian 5   New Equestrian Center!

7th-9th

3 4

$430

$380

7/13-18

Backpacking Adventure Trip 5

8th-12th

1 1

$330

$280

 

WEEK 6: July 20-25, 2014

GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

7/20-22

Tenderfoot Mini Camp 6-A (Sun-Tues)

1st-3rd

16 20

$210

$160

7/23-25

Tenderfoot Mini Camp 6-B (Wed-Fri)

1st-3rd

7 9

$210

$160

7/21-25

Elementary Day Camp 6 (Mon-Fri)

3rd-6th

15 13

$210

$160

7/23-25

Elementary 3-Day Sampler Camp 6 (Wed-Fri)

3rd-6th

12 12

$210

$160

7/20-25

Elementary Resident 6

3rd-6th

20 9

$330

$280

7/20-25

Elementary Resident Horseback Riding 6

3rd-6th

7 6

$400

$350

7/20-25

Elementary Adventure Explorers 6

3rd-6th

10 6

$330

$280

7/20-25

KJPAS Middle School Performing Arts Resident Camp 6

6th-8th

7 24

$590

$540

7/20-25

Junior High Adventure Twin Rivers Canoe 6

7th-9th

4 5

$430

$380

7/20-25

Mountain Biking Adventure 6  w/ Bikes-on-Site  New!

8th-12th

4 5

$430

$380

7/20-25

Mountains to Beach to Bay Adventure Trip 6

8th-12th

4 7

$470

$420

 

WEEK 7: July 27-August 1, 2014

 GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

7/27-29

Tenderfoot Mini Camp 7 (Sun-Tues)

1st-3rd

11 12

$210

$160

7/28-8/1

Elementary Day Camp 7 (Mon-Fri)

3rd-6th

14 15

$210

$160

7/27-8/1

Junior High Resident 7

7th-9th

24 24

$330

$280

7/27-8/1

Junior High Resident Equestrian 7   New Equestrian Center!

7th-9th

4 4

$430

$380

7/27-8/1

Junior High Resident River Tubing 7 

7th-9th

6 6

$360

$310

7/27-8/1

Jr High Adv (6th-9th) Whitewater Rafting+Tubing 7  w/ Bikes-On-Site

6th-9th

6 9

$455

$405

7/27-8/1

Junior High Adventure River Tubing 7 Bikes-On-Site 

7th-9th

6 6

$360

$310

7/27-8/1

KJPAS High School Performing Arts Resident Camp 7

9th-12th-grad

10 26

$590

$540

7/27-8/1

Brethren United Mountain Adventure Trip 7

7th-12th

4 4

$470

$420

7/27-8/1

Senior High Adventure Canoe+River Tubing 7

10th-12th

6 6

$410

$360

 

WEEK 8: August 3-8, 2014

GRADE/AGE

FALL 2014

Boys' open slots Girls' open slots

Supporters Fee

actual cost

per camper

 Subsidized Fee

discount

available

thru May 1

8/3-8

Backpacking Adventure Trip 8

8th-12th

2 3

$330

$280

8/3-8

Junior High Adv River Tubing+Whitewater Rafting 8

7th-9th

6 6

$470

$420

8/3-8

Junior High Adventure Horseback+Whitewater Rafting 8

7th-9th

6 6

$490

$440

8/3-8

Whitewater Kayaking Adventure 8   New and improved!

8th-12th

6 6

$500

$450

 

Summer 2014 Curriculum:

Get Real Finding Your True Self in Jesus:

Jesus asks, "Who do YOU say that I am?" What is our answer? Jesus is God-with-us, and he is our friend, teacher, healer and Savior! What is our calling? We will learn together that the best and most real way to live, as individuals and in community, is to live like Jesus.

Day 1: Matthew 16:13-17: Jesus asks, "Who do YOU say that I am?" How will I respond?

Day 2: Isaiah 9:6; Luke 1-2: Jesus is God-with-us: always present.

Day 3: John 15:9-17; John 11:1-45: Jesus calls us friends and models true friendship.

Day 4: Matthew 7:15-20, 24-29: Jesus is the great teacher who leads with wisdom, authority, and truth.

Day 5: John 5:1-9a: Jesus heals in many ways.

Day 6: Romans 5:1-11; Luke 24:36-49: Jesus forgives, saving us to live in Jesus’ love and peace.

Camp to Home: Luke 4:14-21: Jesus calls us to join his ministry and spread the Good News. Jesus is the Real Thing!

 

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Camp Bethel is owned and operated by the Virlina District Church of the Brethren.  The Virlina District Board - Church of the Brethren, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Our Federal tax ID number is 54-6043879.  100% of your direct donations support the ministries and programs of Camp Bethel, and your donations are tax-deductible.

Our federal tax ID number is provided for those who need this number for charitable donations, flex childcare programs or for submitting payment vouchers for event or retreat reservations.  We are obligated to state that summer camp programs are NOT deductible as an IRS childcare expense.

 

Programs with purpose; relational ministry; experiential education.

Experiences that change lives for campers and counselors

who will CHANGE THE WORLD!

 

 

Register by paper or recruit new campers today!

Request a summer packet at campbetheloffice@gmail.com; 540-992-2940.

 

American Camp Association Accredited since 1970.

 

In the hills of our Virginia, where the whippoorwills are calling, where the crystal springs are flowing, is our Camp Bethel.”

 

Written in 1927, our old Camp song evokes the lasting images of this blessed place:  the hills and forests rise to meet the towering Blue Ridge Mountains; the abundant wildlife scampers through the fields and flits in the tree tops; the wash of waters gurgles in our streams, our glassy ponds, and rises to fill the Big Spring; youth and children sing in a peaceful sanctuary of sun-filled days and star-lit nights.

 

The Summer Program
Camp Bethel's program was established in 1927 and is accredited by the American Camp Association.  Activities include swimming, hiking, crafts, environmental education, singing, camp-outs, cook-outs, Home-in-the-Woods camping skills, group games, creek-play, campfires, group challenge course, high ropes course, nightly evening programs and worship, daily work duties, service projects and daily Bible Study.

 

Our program offers progression into more adventure-based experiences for older campers so that campers are encouraged to return year after year.  These adventures include our high-ropes course, backpacking, canoeing, caving, equestrian training, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, river tubing and white-water rafting.

 

Our philosophy is a small group emphasis which focuses on creating and nurturing an intentional Christian community, living as the Body of Christ.  All daily activities are experienced as a family unit as each group learns to work, play, and worship together.  Campers sleep in gender-separated cabins and huts (girls in "girls' cabins" and boys in "boys' cabins").  Cabins on main campus are air-conditioned during hot weather.

 

SUMMER STAFF & VOLUNTEERS:  We are very proud of our excellent summer staff of counselors, volunteers and support staff and their commitment to quality programming at Camp Bethel! Each staff member and volunteer is interviewed, screened, selected and trained by the Camp Director.  After a comprehensive background check and reference check, staff are hired on the basis of their Christian character, their ability share their faith and teach all our camp skills, their love of activity and the outdoors, and their commitment to helping children and youth.

 

The Camp Director and Summer Program Coordinators train the summer staff during an intense, comprehensive, fun, two-week Staff Training prior to the first camper week. Staff Training includes detailed and complete preparations in safety, first aid, emergency procedures, prevention, and all the methods and procedures of our educational goals and camp activities.  All staff are certified in CPR, Basic Life Support and 2nd-Level Pediatric First Aid.  Your campers are sure to have a safe and fun week living and learning with their counselors.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in joining the 2013 Camp Bethel Summer Staff, contact Barry for an application at (540) 992-2940, or e-mail at campbetheloffice@gmail.com.

 

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