We all had plans that were interrupted in 2020. So we believe "Now is the time"
to be made new in 2020-2021
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Quaker Haven is partnering with local and state health departments to minimize campers' risk to covid-19 exposure.
Below is a list of guidelines we will be following.
We never want finances to hinder the opportunity to encounter Christ at Quaker Haven. To apply for funds, fill out one form below. If you are affiliated with Western Yearly Meeting, please use their form.
Since 1951 Quaker Haven Campers have stayed in the same 12 rustic cabins: 6 for girls, 6 for boys. These cabins have been home to countless lives changed and memories made. Each Cabin has 6 bunk beds and electricity. There is are 2 Bath Houses located near the cabins that are always open for campers to shower and to use the restroom.
The reason we have stuck to the simplicity of our traditions is to enable campers to step away from the outside world and focus on the only thing that is in front of them, Christ.
Early Bird Pricing ends May 31st for all Summer Camps.
2021 Camp Dates
Ages 5-7 Grades Kindergarten-2nd
June 11-13 ($180 - Early Bird; $230 after)
This is our introduction into camp. Kids are accompanied by a parent or guardian for the weekend. Check in starts at 5:30 PM with the first chapel starting at 7 p.m. This camp ends after lunch on Sunday.
Junior High Camp Ages 12-14 Grades 7 - 8
June 6-11 ($320 - Early Bird; $370 after)
Registration starts on Sunday at 3pm and Pickup is at 1pm on Friday.
Senior High Camp 1 and 2
Ages 14-18 Grades 9 - Graduated Senior
June 13-18; July 4-9 ($320 - Early Bird; $370 after)
Registration starts on Sunday at 3pm and Pickup is at 1pm on Friday.
FALL IMPACT Ages 11-18 Grades 7-12
November 5-7, 2021 ($100)
Registration Starts at 7pm and Pickup is after lunch on Sunday. Fall impact is for Jr. High and High School students. It is weekend camp that starts on Friday night and ends on Sunday afternoon. The weekend is focused on Service and giving back.
LITTLE FRIENDS CAMP Ages 7-9 Grades 2-4
July 11-14 ($220 - Early Bird; $270 after)
Registration starts on Sunday at 3pm and Pickup is noon on Wednesday.
ADVENTURE CAMP Ages 9-12 Grades 4-6
June 20-25 ($320 - Early Bird; $370 after)
Registration starts on Sunday at 3pm and Pickup is noon on Friday.
YOUNG ADULT CAMP Ages 18-30 (ish)
June 4-6 ($70 - Early Bird; $120 after)
Young adult camp is an opportunity to get together with other campers who may have recently "graduated out" of our camping program. Come fellowship, play camp games, eat camp food, and enjoy a weekend at Quaker Haven Camp.
WINTER SNEAK Ages 11-18 Grades 7-12
February 4-6 2022 ($120)
Registration Starts at 7pm and Pickup is after lunch on Sunday. Winter Sneak is another opportunity for Jr. High and Sr. High campers to enjoy a weekend at camp. It is from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. This weekend's focus is on Worship.
It's really about relationships. We long to be in relationships. We long for a relationship with Jesus. We long for relationships with family and friends. We need to belong. We need to be accepted. We were created with these needs. It's just in us. Think about the world our kids are growing up in. Electronic 'relationships' are a dominant factor in the lives of kids. They talk to friends over texts, over social media, and there is some matter of interaction, but these are not real relationships. And that is showing up in a research done by a renowned Youth Worker author and speaker, Mark Oestriecher. He says this in an article he wrote for Youthwork Magazine, "A primary issue (for) today's frenzied teenagers is isolation." In a time in their lives when relationship is most needed, they aren't getting it.
Enter the 'camp' setting. This is a place where the devices are placed aside (for the most part), relationships are fostered, and there is significant space given to allow God to speak. What I have noticed over the years is like a downpour of life-giving rain in the driest of deserts. Kids come with their open wounds from feelings of isolation, insignificance, self-doubt and insecurity, and the Living Water of Christ's sweet Spirit washes over them, and they respond. Adults are able to speak into them words from the lips of the Holy Spirit, and the hunger the students have had for those words gets some satisfaction. And, it is total immersion in this environment for an entire week. It's not just one or two hours in the week, and they go home, but it's an entire week of living in this space, soaking in the downpour. This is why camp still works. Kids still have the needs, and God keeps meeting those needs.
Our Mission every year is to help provide a space for this to happen.
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IYM Director of Youth and Camping Miinistries
Co-Director of Little
WYM Director of Christian Education
WYM Assistant CE Director
Co-Director of Little Friends Camp
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there scholarships available?
Yes! Scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance. Contact your church and/or your Yearly Meeting Office for applications. You can also contact the QHC Office.
What about registration and pick-up?
Check-in for Jr. Hi, Sr. Hi 1, Sr. Hi 2, Adventure and Little Friends Camp will begin at 3pm in Friendship Lodge (enter through the side door near the softball field). Campers will be released and must be picked up by 1pm on the final day of camp.
Check-in for Beginner’s Camp will begin at 5pm on the porch of the Chapel and programming will be completed the following Sunday after lunch.
Check-in for "Live Your Life" Young Adult Camp will begin at 7pm and programming will be completed the following Sunday after lunch.
What if I need Special Arrangements for my camper?
Once registered and on-site, campers may not leave camp for any reason unless there is an emergency or arrangements have been made with the IYM Assistant Superintendent or WYM CE Director prior to the beginning of camp. Campers who drive to camp may not use their vehicles for any reason during the camp week.
What should I bring to summer camp?
A Bible & Pen
Weather appropriate clothing, Sports clothing
Bug Repellant, Sun Screen
Jacket or Sweatshirt (it can get cool near the lake)
2 pairs of shoes
Swimsuit, Towels (bath & beach)
Washcloth, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush
Pillow, Sleeping Bag, Bed Roll, or Sheets & Blanket.
We also suggest: Beach shoes, Camera, a small amount of spending money for crafts and/or canteen.
It is also a good idea to have at least 2 sets of clothing that campers can get messy in for some of the games we may play.
The camp picture and camp video links are included in the registration cost.
What should I NOT bring to camp?
Radios, CD/MP3 players, any type of expensive electronic items
We understand that students use cell phones for purposes other than just talking on the phone, but they can become very disruptive to our program.
One of the goals of the camping program at Quaker Haven is to give young people a break from their usual element in order for them to hear from the Holy Spirit. We ask that if students have phones, we do not see them through the course of our programming.
We reserve the right to confiscate them, and mail them home if they become a problem. Keep in mind that we cannot be responsible for any lost, stolen broken items.
How can I keep updated with what is happening at QHC?
Follow Andrew Heald, Aaron Thornburg, and Scott Miller on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Also check out: quakerhaven.com, iym.org and westernyearlymeeting.org
Address: 111 EMS D16C Lane - Syracuse, IN 46567
Tel: (574) 834-4193
From the North: Go south on SR 13 out of Syracuse to CR 1000 N and turn right (west). Go to CR 500 E and turn right (south). Follow CR 500 to the stone pillar entrance to QHC (CR 900 N) and turn right. Follow the signs to the camp office.
From the South: Go north on SR 13 out of North Webster to Syr-Web Rd (on the left) and turn left. Go to CR 800 N and turn left (west). Go to the 4-way stop at CR 500 E and turn right (north). Follow CR 500 to the stone pillar entrance to QHC (CR 900 N) and turn left. Follow the signs to the camp office.
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