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Wet and Wild

Grades 8-12 in the Fall of 2023

Enjoy water fun? Like to act wild? Pump up the fun at the Wanake Pool with the climbing wall, diving board, and basketball action. Try canoeing Wanake’s Lake Arnold and studying the Bible.  Join the rest of camp in all camp games (wide games). Top off your week with a day at Baylor Beach for swimming, slides, the high dive, and a barrel roll in the sun! Live in a retreat center.

Dates Offered

June 25-30, 2023


$524 – Tier 1

$584 – Tier 2

$687 – Tier 3

Activity list

In addition to extra time at the pool, groups will also be able to choose activities to round out their week:  Canoeing, Visiting the Wanake Farm, Star Gazing/Telescope Watching, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Video Games, Visiting the Frog Pond, and more!

Housing Location

Our retreat centers consist of two wings connected to a great room meeting space. Four rooms in each wing will accommodate up to 6 people (three twin-sized bunk beds) with a restroom and shower facilities in each wing. These spaces are air conditioned.

Optional One Night Sleepout Locations

Rock Lodge
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The Rock Lodge features a Bouldering wall built into the structure on the ground level.  (Bouldering is climbing horizontally rather than vertically as in rock climbing.)  Campers climb up into the structure.  The second floor is a picnic shelter about eight feet in the air.

Campers climb a built-in vertical ladder through a trap door into the bedrooms upstairs.  Each bedroom can sleep up to 8.  Hammock style beds hang from the ceiling of the structure as campers enjoy evening rests in the treetops. The top floor is completely enclosed for safety and security. 

Adirondack Shelter
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This traditional structure, patterned after the Adirondack Shelters of the Appalachian Trail, is like a three-sided log cabin with a screened in fourth side, making it mosquito-proof. These shelters do not have electricity. The smaller shelter houses 6 and the near-by larger shelter houses 10.

Wanake’s Adirondack Shelters are located in a shaded area near the Woods Shelter (which makes for a great “hang-out”, rain shelter, or gathering spot). The composting toilet (45-100 yards) and the hand washing (tooth brushing – face washing) station (45 yards) are also very close.

Survival Cabin
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This completely enclosed cabin can sleep up to 12 in one room and 8 in another. It has a canvas roof, continuous peak skylight and a rustic feel of a cabin constructed by survivors of a near by  airplane downing. Mosquito netting and screen doors make it mosquito proof.  The sky lighting and wispy mosquito netting windows make for a well-lit interior by day.

Of course, this cabin does not have electricity. It is located near the composting toilet and the hand washing (tooth brushing – face washing) station (100-120 yards). The Survival Cabin also features a very nice campfire site complete with fire ring and seating logs.

Wanake Camp and Retreat Center

Wanake Camp and Retreat Center