Summer Camp @ Makemie Woods in Lanexa

For over 45 years, Makemie Woods has been changing lives by providing a high-quality, FUN! and safe Christian summer camp for children and youth.  Established in 1964, Makemie Woods offers a chance for campers to try new things, learn new skills,  make new friends, enjoy and appreciate nature, and most importantly develop and nurture their faith in Jesus Christ.  Every camper at Makemie Woods participates in Bible study led by a minister or church leader and daily devotions led by our college-aged or older staff.

Our 275 acres is a gorgeous backdrop for any event, and in addition to meals and lodgings includes campfire circles, hiking trails, a reservoir for boating, a swimming pool, zip lines for the adventurous, an outdoor chapel and an outside prayer labyrinth.
From June to August, however, summer camp reigns!
For seven weeks, over 400 campers have the time of their life, supervised and befriended by qualified staff from all over the country and the world.  Our camp schedule is released in January of each year.  Scholarships are available. No camper has ever been turned away for financial reasons.  For those who can’t get enough camp in the summer, we also have winter camp, usually held after Christmas each year.
Our environmental education program includes programming for school-aged children, an observatory, zip-lines, and a eco-friendly alternative burial forest.  Please call if you have any questions or are interested in this program.

In addition to growing in their faith, campers at Makemie Woods:

  • swim
  • go canoeing or row boating
  • practice new skills at our archery range*
  • create awesome crafts like leaf pounding, hemp, picture frames, and fuse beads
  • cook over an open fire
  • hike through our trail system
  • fly on our ziplines*
  • meet our pet snakes, and Herman, our tortoise
  • play exciting night games
  • participate in campfires; and more!

Older campers can choose adventures such as:

  • whitewater canoeing or rafting
  • rock climbing
  • music and drama
  • survival skills
  • photography
  • hang-gliding
  • service to others
  • horseback riding
  • high ropes adventure
  • alternative sports

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