Join us this summer for a week of outdoor fun! Unplug and enjoy exploring Gods creation on our beautiful site. Hike, swim, slip n slide, play gaga ball, canoe, cook over the campfire, shoot archery, sing, try new things and meet new friends! The intentionally small cabin groups provide the setting to help campers grow personally, socially and spiritually. Our enthusiastic, carefully selected staff are here mentor your child and be a positive role model.
Camp Cherith offers a variety of camps for boys and girls based on camper ages and interests. Campers make life-long memories while developing lasting friendships with peers and staff. Programs may vary based on staffing each summer.
Resident (Overnight) Camp
Boys and girls, ages 7-18 (grades 2-12), arrive on Sunday and stay at camp overnight through Saturday morning. Campers will be assigned to gender specific small groups of 5-8 children and live all week with an enthusiastic, dedicated, and trained cabin counselor. Campers will choose 3 activities for the week such as swimming, archery, and crafts. Some activities, such as horsemanship, and tree climbing are available for an extra fee.
Designed for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6) children who may not be ready for the overnight experience. Campers are assigned to cabin groups and participate in the same activities as resident campers. Children will meet their cabin counselor in the morning, join in camp day experiences, eat lunch with their cabin group, and go home each afternoon Monday through Friday.
Mini Camp (overnight)
A mini taste of camp for young campers, 2nd-5th grade, who want to stay overnight, but aren't sure they want to stay the whole week. Children join a cabin group Sunday through Wednesday at 5pm, with the option to stay for the whole week! This includes regular activity selection and a campfire cookout! All kinds of fun in only half the time!
Experience outdoor living while still choosing one regular camp activity. The rest of the day you will challenge and upgrade your camping skills through cooking over the campfire, making your own tables with saplings, exploring the woods, and other nature experiences. Make great memories with fellow adventurers! Space is limited to girls in grades 8-12. Available as staffing permits.
The serious horse lover will experience two activity hours daily of riding and horse care and one regular camp activity hour. Basic riding skills are required. Space is limited to girls in grades 5-12.
Adventure Tree Climbing
Tree climbing is camp's newest, tallest adventure! Our tree climbing program allows campers, children, and adults to climb safely up to 40 feet in our trees! You can climb to the top, or hang out near the bottom, or anything in between! Must be at least 7 years old to climb. Tree climbing is available to the public on specific dates. Reservations required.
Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) 1 and 2
Provides a unique educational and practical challenge for high school-aged campers with leadership potential. Participants will increase their practical skills, deepen their knowledge and applications of scripture, and gain a variety of leadership experiences. CILT trains them for future leadership opportunities at camp and beyond!
The CILT course is a two-part program usually consisting of two weeks at camp during two consecutive summers, plus assignments to complete during the school year between summers. Space is limited to accepted applicants. Campers must be at least 15 years old and entering 10th grade to apply.