2021 Summer Camp 

Program Guide

Camp Asbury’s Director Introduction for Summer 2021 

      When I was a child, my grandfather—I called him Pop-poptraveled from Philadelphia with my grandmother for a week-long visit to my home in Ohio every October. By hand, during the week of his visit, Pop-pop “turned over” our large backyard garden in neat rows, digging in piles of fall leaves as he went. Pop-pop was feeding the soil so that the soil could in turn feed us. Pop-pop taught me that the promise of spring and summer depend on the careful preparations and the hard work we make in earlier seasons 

      Through soil, God continually provides for all of terrestrial life on a sustainable basis.  Soil is a means of grace.  Formed from the weathering of bedrock beneath our feet over thousands of years, enriched by the decomposing residue of life, teaming with a community of beneficial organisms, soil is the sacred skin of the earth.  Life depends on fertile, holy soil. 

      It’s been an extralong season of preparation for all of us.  We’ve been waiting, adapting, and doing everything we can do to stay safe until life with COVID-19 returns to some kind of “normal.    

      Camp Asbury’s staff has been busy preparing for the return of summer camp in 2021.  We’ve been feeding the soil; nurturing the ground that grows life.  We’ve used the gift of time to upgrade our facilities and to prepare to operate camp in a safe way this coming summer.  Summer Camp 2021 will be a little different due to the pandemic, but it will remain the summer camp experience that we’ve all missed and longed for.  Caring for soil is all about nurturing life-giving relationships.  Summer camp is also about nurturing life-giving relationships. 

        It’s not surprising to me that Jesus taught us how much God loves us using lessons and parables about soil. 

     Camp Asbury’s summer 2021 theme is “The Earth is the Lord’s.” This summer at Camp Asbury we’ll explore our connections with the soil from stories in scripture and experiences at camp. We will touch the earth. 

      When I close my eyes and picture Camp Asbury, I see and hear groups of people scattered across hilly meadows, shouting and splashing at the lakefront, kids sloshing up the creek, glowing campfires from “homes in the woods,” screams of exhilaration from the giant swing, people looking up in awe at the milky way. Summer camp is filled with holy moments that make me want to offer thanks and praise. And it all depends on the good earth that God has created and the fertile soil that sustains life. Genesis tells us that God makes us out of dirt.  We are connected to God’s love and we are connected to the earth. 

      I can’t wait for the return of summer camp. See you at camp in 2021! 

Bill Graham, Camp Asbury director 

Camp Asbury—Summer 2021 

Every Camp Asbury residential program is built on an age-appropriate selection of classic camp activities. These classic activities are continually given creative twists by Asbury staff. Some activities every week are selected by camper choice.  

The heart of Camp Asbury’s program is small group community experienced with peers of similar age-level. Campers live and participate in camp activities as co-ed family groups. A family group usually consists of the combination of a boys’ cabin and a girls’ cabin or, by age level registrations. In summer 2021, a small group will consist of up to 8 campers with a male and female counselor.  Each small group will be as much as possible, an isolated cohort, for the week of camp.  Small group, de-centralized, residential camping is adaptable to CDC recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As a church-related camp, faith formation is a core component of all Camp Asbury’s programs. Each small group engages in a daily interactive Bible study guided by its counselors. Daily Bible study explores the theme “the Earth is the Lord’s.” We will be sharing stories and activities that deepen our appreciation of soil. We’ll learn how we can care for the soil. In addition to Bible study, there are also a number of opportunities for the entire camp community to share in the worship of God outdoors as a large group. 

To add spice and variety to a week of resident camp, Asbury adds a weekly theme. No two weeks of summer are alike. Campers in all overnight programs participate in the camp-wide special themed activities of the week. Weekly themes enhance, but do not dominate, a camper’s experience. An introduction to 202weekly themes follows Asbury’s  program descriptions. 

Leadership development is the focus of Camp Asbury’s high school programming. Mentoring younger campers, servant-style leadership, outdoor living skills and group facilitation skills are highlighted. Asbury’s senior high programs are designed to help campers grow in self-knowledge, courage, confidence and resiliency. Star Gazers, Cast Iron Chef, Night Owls, and Up to the Challenge join the list of favorites for senior high campers.  

Horse program:  Camp Asbury partners with Sand Hill Stable in Mantua, Ohio. For Summer 2021 Camp Asbury offers Beginner (2 stable visits per week) and Beginner II (5 stable visits per week) instruction for grades 4-7Customized instruction is available at the stable for riders who demonstrate a higher skill level. Horse programs operate during four weeks of Camp Asbury’s summer program. Camp Asbury provides transportation to stable sessions. At the stable, learn to ride, control and groom a horse. Horse program campers are asked to describe their riding experience and skill on Asbury’s “Get Acquainted” form. Each camper’s horseback ability will be confirmed by Sand Hill Stable instructors and their stable experience tailored to their ability. 

Alumni:  Whether you’re a former camper or an Asbury Summer Staff alum, Camp Asbury values its ongoing connection with you. You and your family are invited to share new experiences and create fresh memories at Camp Asbury. Check out Family Weekend, August  13-15, 2021 at the end of this brochure.  Camp Asbury also welcomes staff alumni, trained as counselors within the last three years, to work as trained summer volunteers.  Volunteers will receive special orientation to the ways Camp Asbury programs are operating differently during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Summer 2021 Program Calendar

Dates and Residential Themes
Grades 1-4
Grades 4-5
Grades 6-7
Grades 8-12

June 20-25

Spy Week

Discover More

Trottin’ Around*

Explorers

Giddy Up*

Adventurers

Cast Iron Chef

June 27- July 2

Fun With Bigfoot

Discover More Camp Create Unearthed

CIT

Journey On

July 4-9

Under the Big Top

Discovery Mini (Wed-Fri)

Explorers on Horseback*

Budding Artists

Adventurers on Horseback*

Bullseye

Up to the Challenge

July 11-16

The Olympic Games

Discover More Pedal and Paddle Adventurers

From the Ground Up

Journey On

July 18-23

Lunar Landing

Discover More Plus Stable Time*

Explorers on Horseback*

Double Dip

Cuyahoga Travelers

Makin’ Waves

Night Owls

July 25-30

Asbury Spirit Week

Discover More

Trottin’ Around*

Explorers

Giddy Up*

Adventurers

Star Gazers

August 13-15

Family Camps

All Ages All Ages All Ages All Ages

*Denotes Horse Program

Program Descriptions by Grade Level

1st - 4th Grade

Discovery Mini 

Grades 1-4 in the fall of 2021 

Discover overnight camp at Asbury! Spend three awesome days and two great nights with us! Your days will be filled with all the classic camp favorites: swimming, canoeing, music, art, nature exploration, Bible studies, hiking, and a cookout! It’s perfect for first-timers and returning campers alike. You’ll discover that you want to come back for s’more! Sleep in cabins.  

Dates: 

Event 20411 — July 4-9 (Wed- Fri) — Under the Big Top 

Cost: 

$239 — Tier 1 ($219 Early Bird) 

$289 — Tier 2 ($269 Early Bird) 

$339 — Tier 3 ($319 Early Bird) 

Discover More 

Grades 1-4 in the fall of 2021 

A week at Camp Asbury is worth discovering! Enjoy the many fun activities at camp like swimming, canoeing, music and art sessions, the slip n’ slide, and more! Have a cookout and learn about God during daily Bible studies. Make new friends while you explore the natural world around you! Make camp your home away from home and have a ton of fun!  Stay in cabins. 

Dates: 

Event 20211 — June 20-25 – Spy Week 

Event 20311 — June 27-July 2 – Fun With Bigfoot 

Event 20511 — July 11-16 – The Olympic Games 

Event 20711 — July 25-30 – Asbury Spirit Week 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

Discover More Plus Stable Time 

Grades 1-4 in the fall of 2021 

A camp favorite with a new twist! Camp Asbury partners with Sand Hill Stable in Mantua, OH, to give you an introduction to life on the farm! This week includes two trips to Sand Hill Stable to explore the farm, meet the animals, and ride a horse or pony! The rest of your camp week will be filled with your favorite activities, such as canoeing, swimming, slip n’ slide, Bible study, a cookout, and more! Sleep in cabins. What will you discover at camp this week!?  

No previous riding experience necessary. Program is designed to familiarize campers to the farm and the horses. A short ride on a horse or pony is offered, but not required, as part of the experience. Includes 4 hours (2 stable visits) at Sand Hill Stable. 

Dates: 

Event 20611 — July 18-23 – Lunar Landing 

Cost: 

$479 — Tier 1 ($459 Early Bird) 

$533 — Tier 2 ($513 Early Bird) 

$629 — Tier 3 ($609 Early Bird) 

4th - 5th Grade

Explorers 

Grades 4-5 in the fall of 2021 

Spend the week with your new friends exploring Camp Asbury! Hike on the trailstake a wagon ride, and canoe in the lake! Enjoy classic camp activities like archery, swimming, art and music sessions, and roasting s’mores! Learn about God’s creation through daily Bible studies! Whether it’s a cookout around the campfire or a hike through the creek, it’s all worth exploring! Stay in cabins.  

Dates: 

Event 20222 — June 20-25 – Spy Week 

Event 20722 — July 25-30 – Asbury Spirit Week 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

Explorers on Horseback 

Grades 4-5 in the fall of 2021 

Learn your way around a horse! Camp Asbury works with Sand Hill Stable in Mantua, OH, to provide certified instruction on the basics of horseback riding and horse care. Visit the stable twice during the week for a farm experience. Most of your week will be spent enjoying classic camp activities: archery, canoeing, skits, swimming, campfires, and cookouts! Stay in cabins.   

This entry level horse program is designed to give beginning riders a taste of horseback riding. Explorers on Horseback is the same basic program as Explorers, with the addition of four hours (2 stable visits) at Sand Hill Stable. 

Dates: 

Event 20421 — July 4-9 – Under the Big Top 

Event 20621 — July 18-23 – Lunar Landing 

Cost: 

$519 — Tier 1 ($499 Early Bird) 

$573 — Tier 2 ($553 Early Bird) 

$789 — Tier 3 ($769 Early Bird) 

 

Trottin’ Around 

Grades 4-5 in the fall of 2021 

Spend a week at the farm! Camp Asbury partners with Sand Hill Stable in Mantua, OH, to provide customized daily lessons based on your experience. Work with a certified instructor to improve your riding abilities and practice your skills. Learn the ins and outs of horse care and the daily operations of the stable. When you are not at the farm, spend your time at Asbury doing all your favorite camp activities! Take the reins for a great week of camp! Sleep in cabins. 

Program designed for advancing beginner riders. Prior experience recommended but not required. Includes 10 hours (5 stable visits) spent at Sand Hill Stable. 

Dates: 

Event 20221 — June 20-25 – Spy Week 

Event 20721 — July 25-30 – Asbury Spirit Week

Cost: 

$639 — Tier 1 ($619 Early Bird) 

$693 — Tier 2 ($673 Early Bird) 

$789 — Tier 3 ($769 Early Bird) 

Double Dip 

Grades 4-5 in the fall of 2021 

Do you love swimming and splashing around at the beach? If so, this camp is for you! Spend two sessions a day at Camp Asbury’s waterfront. Enjoy double the swim time, and other awesome water activities like thslip n’ slide, canoeing, and water balloon toss! When you’re not in the water, enjoy other camp favorites like archery, Bible study, campfires, and more! Make a splash this week at camp! Stay in cabins. 

Dates: 

Event 20622 — July 18-23 – Lunar Landing 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

Camp Create 

Grades 4-5 in the fall of 2021 

Unlock your inner inventor at camp! This camp is all about seeing what YOU can create! Build a paper rocket and launch it into the sky!  Set sail a boat of your own creation out onto Lake Hibbard. Invent a brand new smore to roast at a cookout! You’ll also enjoy all of your other favorite camp activities! Archery, swimming, canoeing, Bible study, thslip n’ slideand much more! Sleep in cabins at night. You’re the scientist and Camp Asbury is your laboratory this week! 

Dates: 

Event 20321 — June 27-July 2 – Fun With Bigfoot 

Cost: 

$469 — Tier 1 ($449 Early Bird) 

$523 — Tier 2 ($503 Early Bird) 

$619 — Tier 3 ($599 Early Bird) 

Budding Artists  

Grades 4-5 in the fall of 2021 

Let your creativity flow for an art-filled week at Camp Asbury! Spend a portion of each day with Camp Asbury’s summer art specialist, and explore different ways to express yourself! Work with clay on the pottery wheel, and work on a unique project centered on Camp Asbury’s summer theme! Try your hand at painting or drawing, and use the beautiful landscape around you as inspiration! Enjoy all of Camp Asbury’s other activities too! Create a skit, swim in the lake, ride the slip and slide, and cookout over the fire. Let your inner artist shine this week at camp! Sleep in cabins.    

Dates: 

Event 20422 — July 4-9 – Under the Big Top 

Cost: 

$469 — Tier 1 ($449 Early Bird) 

$523 — Tier 2 ($503 Early Bird) 

$619 — Tier 3 ($599 Early Bird) 

Pedal and Paddle 

Grades 4-5 in the fall of 2021 

This week is all about the paddle, and the pedal! You’ll enjoy riding your bikes around camp and canoeing in our own Lake Hibbard. Then, head off-site for a bike ride on the local Headwaters Trail, and a 3-mile canoe trip down the Cuyahoga River! Spend the rest of your time at camp hiking trails, swimming, cooking over a campfire, and much more! Whether you’re on the seat of a bike, or the seat of a canoe, you’ll be on the edge of your seat with excitement this week! Sleep in cabins. 

Note: Be sure to bring your bike and an approved helmet.  

Dates: 

Event 20521 — July 11-16 – The Olympic Games 

Cost: 

$464 — Tier 1 ($444 Early Bird) 

$518 — Tier 2 ($498 Early Bird) 

$614 — Tier 3 ($594 Early Bird) 

6th - 7th Grade

Adventurers 

Grades 6-7 in the fall of 2021 

Join us for an adventure at Camp Asbury! Fill the week with your favorite camp activities, such as archery, hiking, low and high ropes, cookouts, and more!  Canoe in the lake, experience God’s creation in a nature session, and splash through Eagle Creek. Spend the week exploring Camp Asbury’s 450 acres with your fellow campers! The adventure is yours for the taking! Sleep in cabins. 

Dates:

Event 20231 — June 20-25 – Spy Week 

Event 20531 — July 11-16 – The Olympic Games 

Event 20731 — July 25-30 – Asbury Spirit Week 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

Adventurers on Horseback 

Grades 6-7 in the fall of 2021 

Learn your way around a horse! Camp Asbury works with Sand Hill Stable in Mantua, OH, to provide certified instruction on the basics of horseback riding and horse care. Visit the stable twice during the week for a farm experience. Most of your week will be spent enjoying classic camp activities: archery, canoeing, challenge courses, swimming, campfires, and cookouts!  Stay in cabins.   

This entry level horse program is designed to give beginning riders a taste of horseback riding. Adventurers on Horseback is the same basic program as Adventurers, with the addition of four hours (2 stable visits) at Sand Hill Stable. 

Dates:

Event 20431 — July 4-9 – Under the Big Top 

Cost: 

$519 — Tier 1 ($499 Early Bird) 

$573 — Tier 2 ($553 Early Bird) 

$789 — Tier 3 ($769 Early Bird) 

Giddy Up 

Grades 6-7 in the fall of 2021 

Spend a week at the farm! Camp Asbury partners with Sand Hill Stable in Mantua, OH, to provide customized daily lessons based on your level of experience. Work with a certified instructor to improve your riding abilities and practice your skills. Learn the ins and outs of horse care and the daily operations of the stable. When you are not at the farm, spend your time at Asbury doing all your favorite camp activities! Take the reins for a great week of camp! Stay in cabins.  

Program designed for advancing beginner riders. Prior experience recommended but not required. Includes 10 hours (5 stable visits) spent at Sand Hill Stable. 

Dates:

Event 20232 — June 20-25 – Spy Week 

Event 20732 — July 25-30 – Asbury Spirit Week 

Cost: 

$639 — Tier 1 ($619 Early Bird) 

$693 — Tier 2 ($673 Early Bird) 

$789 — Tier 3 ($769 Early Bird) 

Makin’ Waves 

Grades 6-7 in the fall of 2021 

Get ready to make a splash at Camp Asbury! Enjoy two water sessions a day, including swimming, canoeing, water games, and splash through Eagle Creek! When you’re not hanging out at the lake, your week will be filled with camp favorites: archery, low and high ropes, the giant swing, campfires, and more!  Make new friends or bring a friend from home! Dive into a great week of camp! Sleep in cabins. 

Dates:

Event 20631 — July 18-23 – Lunar Landing 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

Cuyahoga Travelers 

Grades 6-7 in the fall of 2021 

Camp Asbury is a special place, “a land with flowing streams, with springs welling up in valleys and hills.” Explore the birthplace of rivers on foot, on wheels and by paddle! Bike the Headwaters Trail, hike Camp Asbury trails, and top off your week with a canoe trip on the crooked Cuyahoga River. You and your fellow adventurers will share an awesome time on the challenge courses, giant swing, archery range, and more! Get ready for a great week of camp! Sleep in cabins. 

Note: Be sure to bring your bike and an approved helmet.  

Dates:

Event 20632 — July 18-23 – Lunar Landing 

Cost: 

$464 — Tier 1 ($444 Early Bird) 

$518 — Tier 2 ($498 Early Bird) 

$614 — Tier 3 ($594 Early Bird) 

Bullseye 

Grades 6-7 in the fall of 2021 

Ready, Aim, Bullseye! Take your archery skills to a new level this week with daily instruction at Camp Asbury’s archery range! Test your precision with new archery games, and try shooting different types of bows. Face off against your fellow campers in a competition at the end of the week! Spend your time away from the range at Asbury’s ropes course, swimming and canoeing in Lake Hibbard, and enjoying other camp favorites with your group! Take aim for an awesome week of camp! Sleep in cabins.  

Dates:

Event 20432 — July 4-9 – Under the Big Top 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

    

Unearthed 

Grades 6-7 in the fall of 2021 

Camp Asbury is your easel and your inspiration this week! Express yourself through daily art sessions, where you’ll use the natural world around you to create something new. Use the pottery wheel to create a ceramic work of art. Paint with natural materials from Camp Asbury’s fields and forests. Camp Asbury’s summer art specialist will help you unearth your artistic talents! Enjoy other camp favorites, like challenge courses, archery, campfires and more! Bring your creative spirit to camp this week! Sleep in cabins.       

Dates:

Event 20331 — June 27-July 2 – Fun With Bigfoot 

Cost: 

$469 — Tier 1 ($449 Early Bird) 

$523 — Tier 2 ($503 Early Bird) 

$619 — Tier 3 ($599 Early Bird) 

8th - 12th Grade

Journey On

Grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021 

Add Camp Asbury to your journey this summer! Whether you’re a first year camper or have been a long-time camper at Asbury, there are always exciting things to discover and experience! Enjoy a classic week of camp with old and new friends alike! You and your group will take the initiative for designing your schedule! You’ll build your week at camp by selecting from a menu of options. Camper choice is the heart of this program. Immerse yourself in the water, treetops, and forests of Camp Asbury. Life is a journey! Stay in cabins.  

Dates:

Event 20351 — June 27-July 2 – Fun With Bigfoot 

Event 20551 — July 11-16 – The Olympic Games 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

From the Ground Up 

Grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021 

Unearth new talents at camp this summer! Find out how the clay beneath your feet can be turned into permanent works of art. With daily pottery lessons from Camp Asbury’s summer art specialist, you’ll become comfortable at the pottery wheel by the end of the week. Dig your own clay, design your own tools, throw your own pot, and fire your work of art! Learn different methods of glazing to put your own unique twist on your creations! You’ll gain a new appreciation for the potter’s craft. Allow your spiritual life to be “reworked” this week and take home a piece of Camp Asbury!  Sleep in cabins.  

Dates:

Event 20552 — July 11-16 – The Olympic Games 

Cost: 

$469 — Tier 1 ($449 Early Bird) 

$523 — Tier 2 ($503 Early Bird) 

$619 — Tier 3 ($599 Early Bird) 

Night Owls

Grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021 

This camp is a hoot! If staying up late and enjoying the solace of the great outdoors at night is your thing, Night Owls is for you! Experience an Asbury tradition. Attune your senses to God’s amazing nighttime world. Your week will include awesome nighttime games, challenges, and chances to bond with your friends around the glow of a fire. Tiptoe around camp as you embark on a super stealthy nighttime mission. You won’t miss out on your daytime favorites either. Get to know Camp Asbury by moonlight this week! Sleep in Tipis.   

Note: Adventure base camping, no electricity, requires sturdy shoes for the amount of walking you’ll do 

Dates:

Event 20651 — July 18-23 – Lunar Landing 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

Up to the Challenge 

Grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021 

It’s “knot” your average week of camp! This week, Camp Asbury’s ropes director will be your guide. Spend a portion of each day on Asbury’s challenge courses. Learn the art of facilitation and tie some cool knots! Catch big air on the Giant Swing and play in the tree tops! When you’re not at the course fill your days with your favorite camp activities. In the evening kick back at your adventure base campsite. Harness your energy and expand your faith! Sleep in Tipis. 

Note: Adventure base camping, no electricity, requires sturdy shoes for all the walking you will do.   

Dates:

Event 20451 — July4-9 – Under the Big Top 

Cost: 

$439 — Tier 1 ($419 Early Bird) 

$493 — Tier 2 ($473 Early Bird) 

$589 — Tier 3 ($569 Early Bird) 

Star Gazers

Grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021 

Spend this week at Camp Asbury exploring one of God’s most beautiful creations—the night sky! Identify constellations and learn to use a telescope. With extended evening sessions, you will discover all of the secrets of the night sky! In the daytime, take part in all of your other camp favorites, such as low and high ropes, canoeing, swimming, cookouts, and more! Is this camp in the stars for you this summer? Sleep in cabins. 

Dates:

Event 20751 — July 25-30 – Asbury Spirit Week 

Cost: 

$469 — Tier 1 ($449 Early Bird) 

$523 — Tier 2 ($503 Early Bird) 

$619 — Tier 3 ($599 Early Bird) 

Cast Iron Chef 

Grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021 

An Asbury favorite returns! This camp has all the special ingredients for a great week! Along with the classic camp activities you love, you’ll learn to bake and cook in an outdoor kitchen with a daily cooking lesson. Bake the bread for Thursday evening communion in Asbury’s brick oven. Your group will combine skills to whip up an unforgettable outdoor supper, appetizer to dessert. Take home your favorite recipes and try them out on your family. Bon Appetit! Housing in cabins. 

Dates:

Event 20251 — June 20-25 – Spy Week 

Cost: 

$469 — Tier 1 ($449 Early Bird) 

$523 — Tier 2 ($503 Early Bird) 

$619 — Tier 3 ($599 Early Bird) 

Counselor in Training 

Grades 11-Grad. in the fall of 2021 

Wonder what it’s like to be a camp counselor? This is your opportunity to gain leadership experience, increase your self-confidence, serve others, and grow in your faith! We’ll equip you with valuable knowledge and invite you to develop your skills through practice. Learn from experienced Camp Asbury staff how to make a difference in the lives of younger campers. Prior to registering for Asbury’s Counselor in Training program you must be approved by the camp director. Contact Rev. Bill Graham (the Big Dog) at 330-569-3171 or bill@campasbury.org for an application. Trained CIT’s may be invited to volunteer for a week or more of camp during summer 2021.  Stay in cabins.  

Dates:

Event 20352 — June 27-July 2 – Fun With Bigfoot 

Cost: $275 

Family Camps 

Family Canoe

All Ages 
Camp is great place to slow down, reconnect and re-energize as a family. All generations and all configurations of family are invited to participate. This weekend is a mix of programmed and self-directed activities for your family. Half of Saturday will be spent canoeing a scenic seven-mile stretch of the upper Cuyahoga River. Families will also have the option of bike riding on Portage Park District’s Headwaters Trail, accessible from Camp Asbury. Enjoy an outdoor supper, relax around a campfire, and extend your senses on a night hike or stargazing session. Sunday worship outdoors. Feel at home in God’s presence.  Accommodation choices: retreat center room.  (A cabin or tent camping site is available by request).  

Note: Five meals provided: Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Complete the online Family Registration Form. Bring your own bikes and approved helmets for the Headwaters Trail. 

Dates: August 13-15, 2021

Cost:  $106 Adults; $82 Teen; $55 Child (4-10 years old)

Dads with Kids / Moms with Kids

All Ages 

Designed for single parents or two parents or grandparents accompanying children under 12 years old.   

Meet other families, hike, swim, fish, bike, and relax. Set your own agenda or participate in scheduled camp activities. Work together as a family on an art project inspired by nature. Enjoy an outdoor supper, relax around a campfire, and extend your senses on a night hike or stargazing session. Sunday worship outdoors. Feel at home in God’s presence. Accommodation choices: retreat center room.  (A cabin or tent camping site is available by request). 

Note: Five meals provided: Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Complete the online Family Registration Form. Bring your own bikes and approved helmets for the Headwaters Trail.  

Dates: August 13-15, 2021

Cost:  $106 Adults; $82 Teen; $55 Child (4-10 years old)

Summer 2021 Weekly Theme Descriptions

Week 1: June 20-25: Spy Week 

Grab a magnifying glass and put on your thinking cap. Spy Week is back with a new mystery to be solved! Rumors of a secret treasure hidden in the woods of Camp Asbury will be revealed, and it’s up to you to find out where it is! Decipher coded messages and search for clues hidden around camp each day! Take on a secret mission with your camp group. Are you ready to unearth the secrets of Camp Asbury? Your mission, should you accept it, is…Operation Camp! 

Week 2: June 27-July 2: Fun With Bigfoot 

Bigfoot returns to Camp Asbury for a week of big fun! Experience all of your favorite activities at camp with Sasquatch and Yeti by your side! Hone your tracking skills with a Bigfoot hunt around camp! Practice your Bigfoot calls, and compete against Bigfoot in a night of big games! Learn the secrets of outdoor survival from the expert himself! Are you ready, Yeti?      

Week 3: July 4-9: Under the Big Top 

Come one, come all to the Camp Asbury circus! Join us under the big top for wacky games and circus acts that can only be experienced this week at camp! Play a variety of carnival games and go for the big prize! Try your hand at juggling and learn other unique talents! Witness the best circus acts this side of Asbury’s rolling hills! The popcorn is hot and the stage is set for an amazing week at camp!         

Week 4: July 11-16: The Olympic Games 

The Summer Olympics are right around the corner, and Camp Asbury is ready to carry the torch! Introduce your camp group at the Opening Ceremonies, then let the games begin! Try your hand in Olympic sports like archery and canoeing! Participate in Camp Asbury’s own Pentathlon! Learn more about the games with our very own Battle of the Olympic Rings Tournament! By the end of the week, you’ll be at the top of the podium! The Camp Asbury 2020 Games are here, and it’s your turn to go for the gold!        

  

Week 5: July 18-23: Lunar Landing 

Celebrate the night at Camp Asbury by the light of the full moon! Launch your own homemade rocket into the sky and peer into space through a telescope. Experience outer space in a new way with Asbury’s Astronaut games! Hang out under the stars for an outdoor movie night! Extended evening activities capture the wonder and beauty of night at Camp Asbury! It’s time for a stellar week of camp! Three, two, one, Lift Off!  

Week 6: July 25-30: Asbury Spirit Week 

“Asbury’s got spirit, yes we do! Asbury’s got spirit, how bout you”?! Join us for a wacky week of celebrating all of your favorite Camp Asbury activities! Take part in a Pirate takeover at Lake Hibbard.  Enjoy an outdoor movie on the patio dressed as your favorite movie character. Put on your safari hat for a day of exploring Asbury’s trails. Wear your brightest tie-dye shirt for an art filled evening. And close off the week dressed in your favorite Camp Asbury apparel!  Enjoy the costume changes that the Camp Asbury staff make each day, or bring your own spirit wear and join in on the fun! Let’s celebrate the last week of camp in style!  (Spirit wear days will be Monday through Friday. Campers do not need to bring spirit outfits but may do so if they wish). 

 

Camp Asbury Open House and Summer 2021 Preview: 

Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2:00-5:00 PM 

Visit Camp Asbury anytime between 2:00pm and 5:00pm to tour the camp, meet the staff members, and learn about the programs being offered in Summer 2021. Camp Asbury staff will be available to answer questions about our upcoming programs, Covid-19 procedures for summer camp, our facilities and sleeping accomodations, and more! Light refreshments will be available. This will be an outdoor event, and social distancing/mask wearing will be observed.

Tiered Pricing

What is Tiered Pricing?

Tiered Pricing is a personal pricing system that many summer camps across the country are now using. East Ohio Camps does careful cost analysis and works hard to keep fee increases to a minimum, while at the same time the costs to run a high-quality summer camp continue to increase.

East Ohio Camps knows and understands that families have different abilities to pay for a Christian camping experience, and that you know your family’s financial situation better than we do. This allows you to choose the rate that best fits your financial situation. The pricing option you choose remains confidential and in no way influences the experience your camper receives. Your camper receives the same quality camp experience no matter which rate you choose.

  • Tier 1 is the rate we are able to offer thanks to the contributions of the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church and other generous donors.
  • Tier 2 is a partially-supported rate for those who can pay more than the Tier 1 rate.
  • Tier 3 is a rate that more closely reflects the true cost of the camp experience.

What happens when you pay the Tier 2 or Tier 3 rate? You take an active role in supporting the true cost of their child’s camp experience, which enables us to redirect the contributions from our generous donors to support other areas of need in the camping ministry, including program, staffing and facility upgrades.

Please remember that in addition to these rates, additional financial assistance is available to ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend camp.

  • You can pay in multiple payments. Call the East Ohio Camps office at 1 (800) 831-3972 ext. 108 to arrange a payment plan that works for your family.
  • Take advantage of the sibling discount if more than one child from your family is attending camp. Contact the camp office at 1 (800) 831-3972 ext. 108 or email: camp@eocumc.com.
  • East Ohio Camps has Campership funds available. Contact Gary Jones at 1 (800) 831-3972 ext. 120 for an application.
  • Your church may be able to help pay part of the cost. Check with your Camp Contact Person or your Pastor for details.
  • Your district may have Campership Funds available. Check with your District Office for details.

Registration

  1. Registration deadline is two weeks before the event, unless otherwise indicated. Telephone registrations cannot be accepted.
  2. Register online using the link below, or mail in the Individual Event Registration Form HereRegister by Event # (not by the date or event name). The grade level of the event corresponds to the grade level that the camper will be entering in the fall of 2021.
  3. Payment: Online registrants will be instructed on payment options during the registration process.  For those mailing in the paper form, include the full fee with the Registration Form, or send a minimum deposit of $40 per event. The balance is due at least two weeks before the event.

Early Bird Rate!

Register by May 1, 2021 and your camper will receive a Limited Edition 2021 Summer Camp t-shirt that is not available in the camp store. And you will also get $20 off their summer camp fee!

What Happens After I Register?

  1. If you register online, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You will have access to all necessary forms and guides through your online account.
  2. If you register by mail and provide us an email address, you will receive an e-mail with a Guide for Parents, a Get Acquainted form, any necessary permission forms and a health form attached.
  3. If you register by mail and don’t provide an email address, you will receive a packet within two weeks of registering including a Guide for Parents, a Get Acquainted form, any necessary permission forms and a health form.
  4. The health form and any necessary permission forms must be signed by the camper’s parent or guardian and brought to camp with you, unless completed online.

If your child has special medical, emotional, physical, or developmental needs that you believe would affect their experience at camp or require extra care while at camp, please contact the Camp Director to discuss your child’s needs. 

Registration Policy

East Ohio Camps are open to all persons without regard to race, religion, gender or national origin. An equal number of males/females may be required for some events and some events are designed for only girls or only boys.

A note about privacy: We believe in protecting your personal information and using it in a way that is consistent with your expectations. Please go to www.eocsummercamps.org to view our Privacy Policy.

 

Questions

Information for parents and guardians, including FAQs, the Guide for Parents, and a health form can be found on our Parent Page. Follow the link below to be redirected there.

Parent Page

Information about Camp Asbury’s summer camp procedures related to Covid 19 can be found at the link below.

Covid 19 and Summer Camp

If you still have questions, please contact us!

Phone: 330-569-3171

Email: info@campasbury.org