The Camp Experience

Overview

Camp Nathanael offers a wide variety of activities for boys of many different interests. You'll get to play awesome games like water polo, Ultimate and Flicker during Cabin Period as well as study the Bible with them during morning devotions and Bible Ex. There are two free periods during the day with time for carpet-ball or free swim and a wide area game like capture the flag or Wells Fargo each evening. We wind down the day at campfire where we have camp songs, fun skits and a story each night. Check out out the slideshow below for some more info about some of the activities at Camp.

Facilities

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Cabins

Our cabins are intentionally rustic. They have bunk beds and house up to 10 campers and two counselors.

Most of the cabins are not wired for electricity and the ones that are don't have it turned on for summer camp weeks. 

We have two groups of cabins: Sioux Unit and Algonquin Unit. During weeks when we have both Junior and Senior campers, the older campers stay in Algonquin Unit and the younger ones stay in Sioux Unit, which is closer to the Washhouse.

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Dining

Campers sit on benches at long wooden tables in our dining hall for most meals.

Washhouse

Private showers, flush toilets, running water.

Infirmary

Our registered nurse runs the Infirmary. She oversees distribution of all medication at Camp and treats scrapes and illnesses.

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Spiritual Activities

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Bible Exploration

Each day campers spend time studying the Bible with their cabin, lead by the counselors.

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Campfire

Campfire is our end-of-day session. Campers sing songs, watch the counselors put on funny skits, and hear inspiring & spiritually grounded stories each night.

Skills Activities

Campers get to choose two Skill Activities to work on during their week at camp.

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Woodworking

Using hand and power tools, under the careful supervision of counselors, campers get to make something to bring home.

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Rocketry

Build and decorate your rocket over the course of a week and launch it on Friday.

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Wilderness Survival

Build a fire, sharpen and use pocket knives, learn how to build a shelter in the woods. 

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Trailbiking

Ride through the wooded trails at and around Camp. 

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Sailing & Canoeing

Enjoy the open water of our private Lake Wilbur. The perfect place to learn to sail and canoe.

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Swiming

Swimming lessons & fun games. The best way to cool off during a hot week.

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Archery

Learn to shoot a bow & arrow or perfect your technique.

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BB Guns & Rifles

Target shooting: BB Guns for Junior Campers,  .22 rifles for Senior Campers. 

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Shotguns

Shoot clay pigeons and learn how to make your own shells.

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Climbing & Rappelling

Climbing & rappelling at our climbing tower. Older campers go to the 90ft cliffs in Sandstone on Fridays

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Fishing

Our lake is stocked with Bass & Northern Pike. Catch and release.

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Group Activities

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Cabin Period

Challenge another cabin to Water Polo or Ultimate Frisbee, take on the challenge of the obstacle course, or play bubble soccer, or many more options.

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Large Area Games

Capture the Flag, Wells Fargo, Outpost, Hocker. Each evening the whole camp plays a big game together.

Free Time

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Waterfront/Free Swim

The beach is open twice a day with 5 licensed lifeguards on duty to make sure everyone is safe. 

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Classic Camp Nathanael Games

Carpetball, Octoball, Tetherball, Foosball, Pool, Basketball.