Base Camp and Tracks
Base Camp 2nd-12th Grade- Who knew that you could fit so much fun and excitement into one week? Base Camp, Krislund’s flagship camp, is more exciting than ever and the best way to experience the traditional overnight camp atmosphere. The camp gives you a sampling of what Krislund has to offer including what Krislund has been and what the future holds. Campers will have to select what track they want to participate in for base camp. Read the descriptions below about tracks.
Imagination- Imagination track is for campers who love to use, well, their imaginations!! This track is designed for campers to develop their creativity while experiencing the adventure activities at camp. Throughout the summer we will have volunteers that will be able to teach campers knitting, drawing/sketching, and calligraphy. Artsy campers can enjoy the outdoors too!
Adventure- If testing your mind, body, and soul sounds like fun then sign up for the adventure track. Campers in the adventure track will be able to participate in all of the adventure activities Krislund has to offer! This track is specially designed for kids who are “adrenaline junkies.”
Sampler- Do you love arts and crafts and adventure activities? This track is for you!! This track is designed for campers who love to use their imagination and participate in extreme adventure. Dip your toes into both walks of life by participating …you won’t regret it!
Water- This track is designed for campers who love adventure and water activities. Campers will be able to experience high adventure and have time to work on rolling kayaks in the swimming pool. Cool off during the summer by signing up for this track!
Creations in Wood
With the help of experienced woodworkers, campers will learn how to create beautiful items for their home from wood. Emphasis will be on using hand tools and safe usage of the lathe, with a 1-1 adult/ camper ratio.
Bangles, Beads, and Bling
Learn basic metal working skills by creating jewelry from new and recycled materials. Taught by a skilled instructor, campers will learn new skills and use tools that will help them create jewelry they will be able to take home. They will also have the opportunity to dabble in other arts during the week.
Krislund partners with local camps Wesley Forest and Mount Luther to showcase the best experience each site has to offer. Campers will study wildlife at Penns Creek, hike at Wesley Forest, experience Krislund adventure activities, and canoe at Mount Luther Lake.
Campers will have the opportunity to learn the art of working with clay. Campers will learn skills such as slab construction, clay impressions, and press molds. Throughout the week they will have the opportunity to dabble in other arts.
Working with experienced fishermen, campers will tour state and federal hatcheries, fish at Mt. Luther Lake and participate in stream studies at Penns creek. Campers will also participate in regular camp activities but may catch and cook their dinner one night.
Enjoy a week of learning how to make different recipes with BJ Brink! Half of your day will be spent improving your culinary skills and the other half will be full of excitement as you experience all the fun Krislund has to offer!
Designed for middle school campers, this two-week program offers campers the opportunity to develop leadership skills, work with our Day Camp program, and grow deeper in their walk with Christ. Even comes with a weekend excursion!
Want to learn more about the outdoors? Here campers will have the opportunity to learn survival skills such as fire building, tent making, and first aid. Throughout the week, these skills will be challenged by the leader to see if you can survive a night under the stars.
Come work with gifted teachers and learn how to enhance your crafting abilities. This program will be a week-long experience in learning how to sew, knit, and much more. Each camper will have the opportunity to dabble in other arts and bring home their creations.
Raft, Rock and Roll
Experience whitewater rafting on the Ohiopyle, bike the Great Allegheny Passage and sharpen your rock climbing skills. Experience the ultimate adventure camp which will include a 3-day/2-night camping trip off-site.
Krislund is partnering with Mt. Luther to have a week filled with Crafts, Legos, and Wild Sports! Campers will have the opportunity to participate in multiple activities while being challenged creatively.
C.I.T. (Counselor in Training)
For high school students who are interested in becoming a counselor. For two weeks, they will learn the leadership skills needed to be a counselor, facilitate activities, and grow spiritually deeper in their walk with God.
Campers will work with a certified Scuba instructor to have the opportunity to get their PADI Scuba Certification. Scuba certification teaches you how to dive and pushes you beyond your comfort level. Campers will work in the Krislund pool and travel to Susquehanna River for open dives toward certification.