Junior Camp at The Wilds of New England is a week-long program meticulously crafted for youngsters aged 9-12, who will be entering grades 4th-7th in the upcoming fall.
Our primary aim with Junior Camp is to cultivate a profound love for God in these young hearts, a love that will endure throughout their lifetime. We firmly believe that a junior camper who wholeheartedly embraces God at the tender age of 9 is likely to make wise choices during their adolescent years, ultimately leading to a lifelong commitment to Christ. Just imagine, the next great preacher or evangelist, handpicked by God to ignite a revival in New England, might very well begin their journey as a Junior Camper at TWNE!
Although it almost goes without saying, junior weeks are filled with energy! Because juniors have so much energy, our schedule is carefully designed both to let them use their energies as well as to let them sit quietly as they think and listen to God at appropriate times.
From unique, crazy games on the ball field, to fun freetime activities (like the dodgeball pit, swimming pool, and Bazooka Ball), to services in the Meeting House and God & I Time, we are very intentional in our program schedule to give the juniors a good mixture of activity with reflective times.
In between these 2 extremes, we have plenty of ice cream and carpet ball to keep them on the go!
To get a better idea of what happens at camp, check out our sample schedule.
Just for clarity, we do not let 190 juniors run wildly over the campsite. No, we have about 24 counselors who run wild with them! As you might guess, the counselor's job is to be with the campers 24/7. It is their responsibility to have a blast with the kids, take care of their physical needs, and be available to help meet their spiritual needs.
Reinforcements come in the form of another 25 operational staff who help serve the meals, lifeguard at the pool, and in general help take care of the campers and keep them safe.
Together, our summer staff (both counselor and operational staff) form a unified team to meet the needs of the campers, regardless of what those needs are.