As we get closer to warm weather and welcoming our campers, we can’t help but jump for joy. There are endless things to LOVE about summer camp. Not only does it provide a safe space for kids to learn, grow and experience nature, but it fosters amazing friendships and so much more.

To dive in deeper, here are 4 reasons why we love our summer camps –

1.  Life-long Friendships:
Whether you’re here for a week or the entire summer, our campers often create life-long friendships! Kids grow together by participating in educational and fun activities.  Many kids are with us during a significant developmental step in their lives and lean on our staff, friends and nurturing environment to grow. It’s amazing to see the friendships that are made and that still live on today!

2. Endless Activities:
We offer a wide array of activities for each of our programs! Our activities include swimming, archery, horseback riding, arts and crafts, sports and more.

  • For youth, activities are fun and challenging! Giving the opportunity to enhance their ability to communicate, problem-solve, and to be leaders.
  • Family Camp offers activities such as archery, field games, horse riding, canoeing, swimming in both the pool and the ocean, shuffleboard, and more!
  • For our Disability Programs, each camp is designed to meet the specific needs of our campers and foster their abilities through appropriately designed activities and outings. This great opportunity to make friends, and have a spiritual, memorable camp experience in a fun, safe, caring environment!

3. Freedom:
One of the best attributes of a camp is that it empowers positive risk-taking. It allows you to get out of your comfort zone, and to truly focus your genuine happiness. Heading down that path requires courage, but luckily you are surrounded by people who are there for the same reason.

4. Going Tech-free:
Here at Oceanwood, we strive to make your time with us the most powerful that it could be. If you weren’t aware, we are a tech-free camp! We believe that taking a refreshing break from social media, the work emails, or even just the addictive feeling of having your phone in your hand, will not only make you focus on yourself at camp but will also allow you to have positive habits when you leave here.

We are proud of the camps that we have created, and the community and culture that’s embedded here at Oceanwood. Whether you come for the fun and excitement of summer camp, with a youth or retreat group, or your own custom retreat, we know that your time with us will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.