Adventure & Mission Camps 2020
At Westview on the James our top priority is always the health and safety of our campers and staff. Due to COVID-19, we have canceled our Summer 2020 season in order to prevent any illness to campers and their families. Read more here.
Safety is our number one priority at Westview on the James. Due to COVID-19, Westview feels that it will not be safe to have Adventure Camp prior to July 4. We are currently evaluating all Adventure Camps following July 4 and will update all families as soon as we have made this decision. In its place we are introducing an exciting new program, Westview Wired: A Virtual Camp Experience! Click here to find out more about Westview Wired. For all campers who have registered for Resident Camp, please fill out this form.
Adventure & Mission Camps allow campers the opportunity to contribute to group leadership and decisions, share in cooking & cleaning, live in tents, share and grow in faith, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
The goals of Adventure Camp are to provide the camper with opportunities to experience new activities or to build on previous accomplishments; to appreciate our natural resources and to learn proper outdoor living skills; to explore, through discussion and study, a Christian lifestyle; to celebrate our individual uniqueness while working together as a group; and to develop self-esteem and new friendships while learning new tasks.
Beach Trek 1 .................. Ages 14-16 ............... July 12-17 .................... $678/770/862
Beach Trek 2 .................. Ages 14-16 ............... July 19-24 .................... $678/770/862
River/Rock Trek ............. Ages 14-16 ................ July 26-31 .................... $678/770/862
A full refund minus the $100 deposit will be issued for cancellations by May 1st. After May 1st, a full refund minus the $100 deposit will be issued with a physician's written verification of illness or injury.
Store Account Policy
There will be no refund of money put into your child's store account. Money not spent will be considered a donation to our Annual Giving Fund program.
The final balance is due by May 1st. Set up a payment plan when you register your camper.
Adventure Treks offering the Bring a Buddy discount are noted with an asterisk. ($75 maximum discounts per camper)
Adventure Camp Programs 2020
Moon Shadows (14-16 year olds)
Spend the week in a retreat lodge with up to 12 other night owls during this great session. Canoe, Slip 'n' Dip,
Zip ‘n’ Dip, bounce on the water trampoline, get blobbed, play, experience some of your favorite camp activities, and build great friendships-all at night. Tiki torches, glow sticks, and campfires are mainstays this week. Activities will go until between 3 and 4 am, and the day will start just in time to have lunch with the rest of camp. You will cook outdoors, worship under the stars, learn outdoor recreation skills, and more- on a time schedule perfect for teens! You’ll also travel to Farmville for an afternoon of high ropes and zip lines at the largest outdoor adventure park in Central Virginia.
Paddle N Saddle (14-16 year olds)
Get to know the rest of your team on Sunday and then head to WVA early on Monday for the remainder of the week. Enjoy a morning and sunset horseback ride, a trip to Sommersville Lake, hiking in the gorgeous WVA mountains and, of course, the qualified guides of River Expeditions will lead us on an exciting rafting trip along the New River. Giddy-up and GET WET on this awesome trek!!! Get to know more about yourself and more about God in West Virginia’s breathtaking scenery.
Beach Trek XXVIII (14-16 year olds)
Create awesome new memories this summer on the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. You'll camp right on the beach with your group all week as you explore OBX and check out the great fun it has to offer. Fly over the dunes of Kitty Hawk as you learn to hang glide with the help of our outfitters. Spend a day learning to surf under the guidance of trained instructors. Hop aboard a 40 foot boat for a guided dolphin tour and get to see them up close in the wild. In between adventures, we'll enjoy the beach. There's plenty of time this week to enjoy beach culture like a seafood dinner, mini-golf, t-shirt shopping, sunsets on the beach, and devotions under the stars.
Counselor in Training Week - CIT (15-16 year olds)
Are you a currently a freshman in high school (going into your sophomore year after this summer) and interested in becoming a camp counselor? Do you like working with younger kids and have an interest in developing your leadership skills? Join us for CIT week! This week is filled with fun activities that will help you to learn what it takes to be a Westview Counselor. CIT campers spend half your day learning the skills needed to be a counselor and lead campers. The rest of your day, you get to still participate in the fun camp activities we have at Westview. The whole week is sure to develop your confidence in leadership. All CIT campers will leave with First Aid Skills, a CIT certificate of completion, as well as the knowledge needed to be a great counselor at Westview.
AT Trek (14-16 year olds)
Scale to new heights as you backpack 20-25 miles up and over the mountains in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Region. This trek offers challenges, incredible skill-building opportunities, and lasting memories as you and your fellow campers choose your route and plan your adventure together. Spend time on the high ropes course and cooling off in the Westview pool before hitting the road. Your Counselors will teach you all about hiking through the woods, how to pack your backpack, and provide instruction on backcountry cooking. You will share some incredible experiences as you journey through the woods and mountains together. You will return to camp on Friday with new memories, a trail name, and a new love for God’s beautiful creation.
River/Rock Trek (14-16 year olds)
Get ready to enjoy the mountains and gorges of the Wild and Wonderful State-West Virginia! Meet your team on Sunday and then head to WVA early on Monday for the remainder of the week. Enjoy a day of guided kayaking and climbing on the sandstone cliffs and coves at Sommersville Lake. Spend an afternoon exploring the air at the Aerial Adventure Park: 5 different high ropes courses up to 50 feet in the air. Get ready for white-water as the guides of River Expeditions will lead us on an exciting rafting trip. Get to know more about yourself and more about God in West Virginia's breathtaking scenery.