Do you buy a camp t-shirt every summer? Ever wonder what you should do with them after you’ve grown out of them? This year I learned how to make a quilt. There is a summer memory that goes with each shirt. If you’d like to make your own quilt, check out this awesome class!*

Thy Word

My second year of camp…I loved being outside and building campfires to cook doughboys and tinfoil dinners. To this day, wood smoke and bug spray are some of my favorite scents.

Heavens Declare

My first year of CILT the theme song was Anchored in Jesus. I met some counselors that summer that challenged me to grow in my faith and boldness of following Jesus every day.

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Finally made it through CILT! Teaching classes, giving campfire messages, memorizing scripture, living in a cabin under another counselor..all experiences that I think of every time I hold a candle at CILT graduation. I was so happy to earn this shirt and be able to pass on the Cherith tradition of faith to other campers.

I Go to the Rock

I was a Pioneer Girl and heard all about summer camp from Dee. She and my other leaders encouraged me to make Christ a part of every aspect of my life.


I think I was 12 or 13 when I was finally able to take a Stars class with Puff. She helped me gain a whole new appreciation for the night sky. Now I am teaching my own kids about the Summer Triangle, Big Dipper, and Milky Way.


I wore this shirt while living in the woods for a week with 2 other campers, Mouse, and Hermi. We had a grand time and made up songs to go along with our experiences. I had to complete a week of outposting to achieve a major in campcraft/outdoor living for CILT.


My last summer as a camp counselor before I graduated from college. Some of the campers I had in my cabins were now counselors themselves. It was so much fun to be on staff with them. I love the closeness we develop after spending a summer together working towards the same goal to guide campers closer to Christ.

This summer, 3 of my daughters were able to come to camp and had a great time. I hope one day I will get to see them continue on in God’s good work at Camp Cherith.

All Together

*this is not an affiliate link, I, the author, am sharing the class because it is a very helpful class

Early Bird Registration

Did your child love their week at Camp Cherith? We hope so! We certainly had a blast teaching them God's Word, about His creation, and other valuable skills. Perhaps you already know that you will want to send your child to camp again next summer.

We have a special offer to those who sign up for camp before December 31! Reserve a spot early for Summer 2019 and only pay $260 per week. Payments can be made in full or on an installment plan. 

In January when summer registration starts, reserve the specific week you desire. 

Hope to see you back again next summer!

2018 Weekly Themes

Is it summer yet? The girls in my home are eager to stay at Camp Cherith and enjoy the beautiful outdoors God has given us. 

Each summer, we have weekly themes that are fun and relate to our summer theme in one way or another. This year, our summer theme is Ready for Anything based on 2 Corinthians 9:8.

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Our cabin counselors are preparing to teach you how to use God's Word so you can be ready for whatever comes into your life.

And now for the weekly themes:

Day Camp: Over and Under

Week 1 July 8-14: A Wrinkle in Time

Week 2 July 15-21: Through the Pages

Week 3 July 22-28: Ready, Set, Go

Week 4 July 29-Aug 4: Ready to Save the World

Bring costumes or other items that relate to the theme of your week(s) of camp. You may even get to dress up your counselor in a crazy costume that you bring!

Can't wait to see you there!

Donate While You Shop

Did you know that you can support Camp Cherith of WNY when you shop at Amazon? This year, shop for Mother's and Father's Day gifts, using and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our camp. Our organization can be selected underneath the Amazon search bar.

Register for Day Camp

Camp Cherith of WNY presents a day camp that will be held July 2-6, 2018 (M-F), 9 am-5:15 pm daily, with an open house on Sunday July 1. This is a great opportunity to experience all the excitement of Camp Cherith but go home overnight. It is designed especially for girls and boys ages 7-12 years entering 2nd through 6th grade.

Camp Cherith Day Camp offers a wonderful way to ensure your child is spending time outside, developing new skills, and learning about Christ, all while having a FUN!. Every day, campers will participate in Bible studies, swimming, small and large group games, as well as choosing some of our traditional camp activities for the week. Camp is an electronic-free zone to allow campers to interact with nature, engage in creative-outdoor play, and build solid relationships with other campers and staff.

Week long activity classes will be chosen at the start of camp and are age-appropriate. The choices could include archery, fishing, crafts, nature, swimming, hiking, art, drama, and more. Campers will also enjoy lunch in the dining hall with great staff and new friends. One lunch will be a cookout in the woods with their cabin group!

Afternoon special events will promote problem-solving, cooperation and learning in an exciting theme-based variety of activities that will encourage creativity, provide unique experiences, and be just good, wholesome fun!

Register by June 25 to reserve your child’s spot for $90. After that, the cost is $100.

You can register online (new this year) or download our day camp form to register by mail. Contact us if you have any questions!


Spring Youth Retreat

Join us for a youth retreat May 18-20 with Jay Trainer of Infuzion®. Cost is $35 per person.

Jay Trainer is a passionate follower of Christ, a husband, a daddy, an evangelist focused on students, and a ministry resourcing partner. He is the founder and coach of Infuzion, an itinerant youth ministry team. Jay currently travels with Infuzion around the United States and Canada, advocating excellence in organizations, individuals, and the people they serve.

We encourage you to reach for new heights as Jay focuses on Philippians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Hope to see you there!

Alternatively, fill out the Group Participation Info Sheet (if more than 8 in your group, print as many as you need), pay $15 per person (balance due upon arrival at camp), and mail to:

Registrar: Mary Benedett

1141 Brooktree Lane

Webster, NY 14580 - 8767   

*Group participants will also need to have a health waiver on file.

Questions? Email us at or call 248.722.1531