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2019 Ridiculous, Outrageous & Boomerang

A Summer Experience Your Child Will Never Forget at a Price You Can Afford.

2019 Ridiculous, Outrageous & Boomerang Promo Video:

2019 Summer Kamp Programs Flyer:

Summer Kamp Policies (Registration, Deposits, Payments, Refunds & Cancellation): 

Sample of 2019 Bible Study and Worship Curriculum*:

Every year we choose a song to accompany our curriculum for the season. 

Check out this cool lyric video on YouTube:

Program Highlights:

  • Morning Clubs (before breakfast)
    • Running
    • Biking
    • Polar Plunge
    • Gaga

  • Active and Engaging Morning Devotions, Bible Study and Worship (Vespers) daily*
  • All the Summer Kamp Activities You Would Expect: Kampfires, Archery, Swimming, Hiking, Arts & Crafts, Orienteering, Canoeing & Kayaking, Drama, Whacky Games… and more
  • Healthy and Tasty Meals and Snacks–for added fun, some are unique to the weekly theme
  • Tribes: No this is not Survivor. No voting anyone out here. This is all  fostering a sense of belonging and community while forming deeper and lasting friendships.
  • No Kamp Out or Cook Out–Everyone is too busy and too exhausted from all our specialized programming during these sessions! 
  • Vanderkamp’s Amazing Evening All-Kamp Games & Events: Always EPIC, always active, always engaging, always FUN, and always DRAMATIC.
  • Family BBQ: Family members are welcome to join us for a picnic at the lake (weather permitting) with good food, lawn games, and great people!
  • Registration Changes
    • NEW for 2019: No physical required for ANY kamp program including Sleep-Over Kamps
    • NEW Forms to be completed during online registration in Campwise provide Counselors with more information to better care for your child.
  • Check-In Change
    • No swim test on Sunday for Sleep-Over Kamps–we’ll do that on Mondays during kamp, weather permitting. Safety first–of course!
  • Payment, Savings Opportunities, Kamperships, Cancellations, and Refunds. Learn more about Vanderkamp’s Summer Program Policies:

  • Transportation Assistance:
    • NEW for 2019: We will work with you to arrange transportation for your child/ren. This applies to Day Kamp and Sleep-Over Kamp Programs.
    • We recognize that in addition to the cost of kamper registration fees, transportation can be a barrier for kampers and their families. We will do our best to ensure every child/youth who wants to attend a Vanderkamp summer program is able to do so.
    • You will be asked about the need for transportation assistance or whether you can help transport another kamper during the online registration process. 
    • Depending upon demand in your area, possible options are:
      • Putting you in touch with another kamper family so you can make carpool arrangements.
      • Working with our member churches from across Central New York to arrange passenger van transportation and volunteer drivers. 
      • If there is significant demand, Vanderkamp may rent a school bus (short or regular) to provide transportation to and from kamp.
      • There may be a nominal fee for transportation depending upon the arrangements made to cover the costs for fuel, rental, and/or driver. We will let you know before you commit. 
      • If your kamper cannot attend without transportation, please do not pay the required deposit or make any additional payments until we can confirm transportation arrangements for your child. 

Ridiculous (July 28 – August 2) $425

  • NEW for 2019! We are very excited about this program! They say laughter is the best medicine. This is an extreme week of the absurd, silly, funny… and well… just ridiculous games, activities, and all-kamp events. If you enjoy the hilarity and absurdity that happens during Outrageous, you’re gonna love… Ridiculous. 

Outrageous (August 4 – 9) $425

  • Vanderkamp’s most popular summer program for decades… with good reason. Everything this week is OVER THE TOP fun, excitement, adventure and more… always expect the unexpected as well as some time honored traditions. 

Boomerang (July 28 – August 9)$807.50

  • For youth ages 12 – 17 years only
  • Can’t decide between Ridiculous and Outrageous? Great news! You don’t have to. Bonus… you get to chill out kick back, and experience what happens at Vanderkamp between sessions. 
  • Multiple session discount included in price… and no additional charge for staying the weekend!

Frequently Asked Questions:

*Note: Vanderkamp is not a conversion camp and is open and welcoming to ALL youth. See overview of this year’s curriculum above. We strive to live, learn, play and pray together in a Christian community of peace, love, and acceptance of one another while demonstrating the values of caring, respect and responsibility for ourselves, for others, and for the world around us.

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