Still Forging A Great Christian Foundation For Youth.
child, grandchild or godchild today!
Since 1957, “the
Waycross experience” has been shaping young hearts and minds. Waycross
has creatively inspired generations of youth between ages 7 and 17 to
relate to God on their level in a co-ed Christian setting. Counselors
lead creative adventures using the Gospel to weave a wonderful community
that enriches all. Like a “home, away from home,” campers are encouraged
to express themselves, share ideas and become an integral part of the
Waycross community. Waycross remains a place where adventure abounds and
Christian morals and values still forge a great foundation for youth.
Presently Waycross is
gearing up for another fun-filled, awesome season of spiritual growth
and adventure. Each week begins with heartwarming moments as
excited campers arrive, greet friends once again and share stories
around the campfire at Niednagel Friendship Circle. Everyone feels
welcome as they join in the fun during skits, games and songs. Spiritual
growth and development are a big part of each day. Every morning the
guest chaplain leads campers in worship. Chaplains also join afternoon
activities and hikes, closing each day with prayer and reflection in
an interactive evening service.
Counselors lead activities with Christian fellowship instilling
confidence and promoting friendships. Throughout the week, countless
words of encouragement and praise can be heard during activities like
the climbing wall and zip line. “Come on you can do it!” and “Great job,
you made it to the top!” echo across camp. The high-pitched zing of the
zip line fades among cheering campers as their cabin mates make a safe
return ride. Nature hikes help campers to see God's divine presence in
the world. Scattered through creek beds, geodes sparkle in the sun. As
thrilled campers shout “Hey, I found one!” their young hands hold one of
nature’s splendors ... millions of years old. Following the winding
stream, campers marvel at God’s countless creations. Further activities
include wooded hikes to the lake, canoeing, overnights under starry
skies, mountain biking, swimming in the pool, basketball, archery, arts
& crafts and more.
Each year, campers return to embark on this wonderful journey of
fellowship that nourishes the soul. For every age group, Waycross offers
Christian interaction during fun adventuresome activities that help
young people mature personally and socially. First through third grade
campers learn to identify the world as a fun, safe place outside of home
and school. Here, they meet new friends and build trust and
independence. Fourth through eighth graders develop character, while
being encouraged to creatively express themselves. They learn teamwork
and respect as they test and refine ways of relating to one another. For
older teens, Waycross is an established Christian community of
close-knit friendships. Social skills have matured within. Valued
friendships are cherished and held dear. Responsibility, teamwork and
leadership shine through.
Waycross is a
lifetime gift of spiritual, personal, social and cultural development
that serves children in their future friendships, relationships and
careers. Visit our website at
more information on enrolling your loved one in a special camp
session or for a registration form. For further questions or to receive
a brochure call 800-786-2267 and a Waycross staff member will be happy
to assist you.
What's At Work At Waycross For Group Leaders.
and conference Center offers spacious quarters and 410 acres of
exquisite natural beauty and serenity where timeless elements are at
work assisting leaders to breathe messages of hope and inspiration into
conferences, meetings and retreats. For over 52 years, Episcopal and
non-Episcopal community leaders and youth
organizations have found
Waycross is a safe haven of solitude away from ringing phones, fax
machines, messages, interruptions and daily pressures. As Erin Fisher,
past Kiwanis Leader, once said “We depend on our yearly Waycross
gathering to strengthen our group which sets a more productive pace for
rest of the year.” Opening doors to non-profit schools, businesses,
clubs and city groups becomes a Christian mission to cultivate diverse
projects that enhance and strengthen the entire Indianapolis community.
In this way, Waycross gives on many fronts throughout the year
making it special to many. Set goals, establish group dynamics, and
direction. Improve inner communications for your group upcoming
gatherings today. For more information on line visit
www.waycrosscenter.org or Call 1-800-786-2267 and a Waycross staff
member will be happy to assist you.
Waycross Family Camp, a Time For Your Most Cherished Group.
Waycross offers a relaxed time for one
of the most important and cherished groups - the family. Family Camp is
a great opportunity to connect with each others aspirations and goals to
recapture a fresh start. Regroup before the Fall rush of school
activities like homework, sports, clubs and friends commences. Unwind
while strengthening bonds. Take
time together to
canoe, hike, bike on trails, make crafts, explore nature, climb the
wall, walk the labyrinth and more. Accommodations' include a choice of
cabins, dorm rooms, or the Conference Center with options of staying 2
to 6 nights. Meals are offered at adult and child rates. Register by
August 20 on line at
www.waycrosscenter.org or call
1-800-786-2267 and a Waycross staff
member will be happy to assist you.
$50 a room per night (1-3 people)
Dorms Rooms in
Sleeping Wing or Main House Lodge:
$40 per room per night (1-4 people)
$27.50 per night for each cabin (1-10 people)