Camp Safety

Our 3 Safety Areas

At Wesley Woods Camp, we conceptualize every possible end result to remove any guess work in keeping your child safe. It has given us a tremendous history sending campers home safely each year.

Spiritual Safety

Spiritual safety for an individual includes not being forced, coerced, or made to feel like an outsider based upon her beliefs. We keep spiritual components simple to accommodate the beliefs and values in the Christian spectrum. We will not require that a child be baptized, or take communion, or teach on speaking in tongues. As a ministry of the United Methodist Church, we uphold their practices, while recognizing and valuing that different denominations and churches have different concepts of what is right and beneficial. It is important for us that we respect these beliefs, as well. Every camper will make a decision of some sort regarding Jesus Christ. That decision may be: an acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior, to continue seeking God’s will in his life, or to do nothing. Even choosing nothing is making a decision, and whatever campers choose is perfectly okay. We cannot determine, judge, qualify, or eliminate God’s timeline. Where God harvested in one camper’s spirit, God may have watered another’s and planted seeds in still another’s. It is essential that we value all campers and all decisions as good and part of God’s holy plans. We will not use tactics like, prosperity, the fear of death or hell, or any ideas that cheapen the Gospel as ways to coerce campers into accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is a disservice to everyone. The weight of the Gospel and the Holy Spirit are fully capable of working in a camper’s life. When we provide a Christ-like loving environment while sharing Jesus and the Word, God will do what God will do.

Emotional Safety

No child should ever feel unsafe being or expressing themselves in appropriate ways, expecially not while at a safe and inclusive environment like a church camp. Our team diligently chases out unacceptable interactions like hazing, bullying, threats, cliques, favoritism and mockery. Our team will stand for your child. It is our greatest joy to live out the gospel through camp as we create environments where everyone is embraced and valued as the child of God they are. Challenge By Choice – Camps provide a wonderful opportunity to help students overcome fears and challenges in a positive and encouraging environment where it is also safe to fall short of a goal. Our Challenge By Choice philosophy gives campers the ability to size up features like the climbing walls, zip lines, etc. and determine if and how they wish to participate. They are encouraged, not forced or coerced, to engage in the activities that might make them slightly uncomfortable; this provides an opportunity to overcome. Our staff and counselors will help the child establish achievable goals and adjust them as needed. No camper is ever made to feel bad for choosing not to participate in an activity; instead, alternative ways for them to participate as helpers and encouragers will be made.

Physical Safety

All of the counselors are properly trained and prepared by the “Program Dean” or immediate staff using State of Michigan standards as well as specific requirements from the United Methodist Church Board of Christian Camping, which go above and beyond this standard to provide the safest envirionment possible for campers. The features like waterfront, paintball, go-karting courses, etc. are effectively staffed and diligently checked to rigorous standards, and camp medical staff person, along with all of our staff, are well prepared for everything from bumps and bruises to unexpected situations. The welfare of our campers and guests is our utmost priority. Every individual on site, with the exception of campers, is run through the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Area Records Criminal Background Check. Any treatment of campers is done in accordance with our First Aid Protocol & Procedure book. All medication must be brought in its original labeled container and given to the Camp Medical Officer at Check-In on the first day of camp. All camper medication is stored and administered by the Camp Medical Officer. Inhalers, bee-sting kits and EpiPen’s are exceptions and are carried by the camper’s counselor (by them, if high school) and administered as needed. All supplies are stored and administered by the Camp Medical Officer. Campers should report to the First Aid Station for cuts, bruises, scrapes, or to receive any medical treatment. Medication is handled and administered by the Camp Medical Officer. If you have more questions, please contact us using the contact form, or visit our FAQ page. We look forward to seeing you and your child at camp this summer!  
Elementary
REBATES AVAILABLE*
STARTING AT:
$199
GRADES 1-4, GRADES 4-7, 4-6
(Half-week/Full-week)
Grades 1-4
Half-week
$199
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Grades 4-7, 4-6
Full-week
$399
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Middle School
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$399
GRADES 7-9
(Full-week Camps)
Grades 7-9
Full-week
$399
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High School
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$399
GRADES 10-12
(Full-week Camps)
Grades 10-12
Full-week
$399
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College
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$159
GRADUATED
(Half-week Camp)
Graduated
Half-week
$159
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Family Camp
*Pricing based on Lodging Style Choice ... See below
*VARIED
ALL GRADES/ AGES
THEME: Living Faith as a Family
Starts: Sun., 8/7/16 @ 3-5PM
Ends: Wed., 8/10/16 @ 7PM
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Pricing by Lodging Type:
Cabins: $170 (9 and UP), $85 (children 3-8 yrs), $FREE (children 2 & under)
Retreat Center: $205 (9 and UP), $85 (children 3-8 yrs), $FREE (children 2 & under)
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