IMPORTANT: Many of our age limits for camps have changed this summer. Please check to make sure you are enrolling your camper in the correct age group before registering.
(College Students/Young Adults)
If you are in a college student or in your twenties we want YOU to join us at Peterkin for this half-week camp session. This will be a more laid back camp session but we will still enjoy “regular” camp activities like campfires & s’mores, arts & crafts, hiking, pool parties, and maybe even a dance! We’ll also explore what it means to be young adults in the church today - the importance of transitions, vocation & discernment.
(Ages 3-8, plus guardian)
Mini-Camp is a fun, inviting opportunity for the youngest of campers to try out the Peterkin experience. It is another abbreviated camp session, intended to introduce summer camp activities to children who aren’t quite ready for a whole week on their own. Campers must bring an adult to experience camp with them (Beginner Campers are invited to stay and have an adult join them), giving them the support and assurance they need to try out new things and make friends at a young age. For those who want to get a safe, encouraging start on their first Peterkin experience, Mini-Camp is a chance for little kids to try out some big fun.
(Students entering 1st - 4th grades)
Beginner Camp is a child's first experience of camp on their own and is an abbreviated version of our other youth camps. Campers will stay in a cabin with counselors and other campers, and try age-appropriate versions of our other camp activities, including arts & crafts, field games, swimming, chapel, and campfires. Campers will learn independence in a safe and nurturing environment, all while making friends and trying new hobbies.
(Students entering K - 6th grade in the fall)
Day Camp offers an opportunity for the children of Hampshire County to experience a little taste of Peterkin. Campers will participate in field games, hiking, arts & crafts, archery, pottery, swimming, and other special activities. In the past, these have included visits from the county K9 unit, a workshop with the Division of Natural Resources, and a presentation on bullying and peer pressure from the local D.A.R.E. officer. Day Camp runs from 8-5 each day and campers are fed breakfast and lunch each day.
(Open to youth entering 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade)
Open to youth entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, as well as graduated high school seniors, Senior Camp offers a fitting conclusion to the Peterkin experience. The camp program emphasizes discussion and personal reflection, focusing on real-world issues, and encouraging campers to reflect on their faith and its implications in their lives. As young adults, Senior Campers are afforded a wider range of activities, with meditation, bible study and rewarding work projects complementing the usual camp electives. They are invited to take more responsibility for the camp, and are encouraged to plan worship and organize camp activities. There are multiple outlets for outdoor leisure time as well as creative arts such as writing and music. As they begin the next exciting stage of their lives, young adults at Senior Camp can find a relaxing, nurturing, and engaging place to renew and strengthen their faith in God and themselves.
(Students entering K-8th grade in the fall)
This camp will be a shortened version of our normal day camp but for a wider age group and with an increased focus on faith development. This camp will still include all the regular day camp favorites (hiking, sports, arts and crafts, and swimming) but will also help equip campers for deeper lives of faith.
Open to families of all types, Family Camp offers a relaxing vacation in a caring Christian environment. Families are free to spend time together as they see fit and are invited to take advantage of the beautiful wooded surroundings and local area attractions. Bible discussions, worship services, and ‘inter-generational’ group activities promote spiritual growth for every family member; outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and story time promote relaxation and fun for all ages. Family Camp brings families closer to God and each other.
(Students entering 5th - 8th grade in the fall)
Intermediate Camp is for those entering 7th-9th grades and the focus of the camp is knowing our story as God’s people and Christ’s followers. This is a great camp for those who might be thinking about confirmation but campers who are already confirmed or don't plan to be confirmed will still enjoy this energetic camp. The program helps kids investigate faith in their lives, encouraging personal reflection while providing opportunities for group discussion and social interaction alongside normal camp activities such as swimming, hiking, sports, and arts & crafts.
(Students entering 4th - 12th grade in the fall)
Music, Arts, and Drama! Focusing on helping kids develop and nurture diverse talents, MAD Camp is available to campers entering 4th through 12th grades. Younger campers will engage in art classes, and older students will serve as mentors while working with resident artists to further develop their own creative gifts. Electives range from photography and arts and crafts to film-making and dance. As the campers explore their own talents, the unique camp program provides ample opportunities for them to discuss their Relationship with God and the church, and to reflect on the role their artistry can play. This camp offers plenty of outdoor fun, group activities and socializing, plus free time diversions that include swimming, hiking, and field games. With the wide variety of activities offered in a caring environment, Peterkin is the perfect place for young people to refine skills and explore new ideas.
All overnight youth camps at Peterkin have a designated Healthcare Provider and all camps have first aid certified adults on site at all times who administer routine health care. An emergency contact plan is in place should any medical emergencies occur. Parents are notified as soon as possible in the event of any special medical or emergency situation. If your camper has any special needs (physical, behavioral, etc.), every effort will be made to accommodate her special needs. Please include any past or potential concerns on the Health History form. The camp director will contact you prior to the session if there are any questions.
-- Youth Camp