Eclipse Astronomy Weekend

Wanake is looking to the stars (and the sun) this April as we dedicate the NEW Astronomy Building in memory and honor of Rev Dr Merle Hayes, Alvin Hahn, Rev Susan Brown, and Katie Mitchell.

Join us at Camp Wanake for an extraordinary celestial experience that will leave you in awe! Prepare to witness the breathtaking phenomenon of a solar eclipse amidst the tranquil beauty of our campgrounds. Our Eclipse Astronomy Event promises an unforgettable journey into the wonders of the universe.

All are invited to attend the dedication worship on Saturday, April 6 at 3:30 PM and a celebration observation night using the new observatory and telescope that evening starting at 8:30 PM.

Then on Monday, April 8, the eclipse of the sun will be at 99.9% totality at Wanake and all are invited to come and see it at camp! Individuals and families are encouraged to spend part or all of the weekend at Wanake to take part.

The Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024 begins at 1:58 PM, is at maximum eclipse at 3:15 PM and ends at 4:28 PM.

What to Expect:
Prime Viewing Spots: Camp Wanake offers optimal vantage points for observing the eclipse, ensuring you have the best view possible of this rare celestial event.
Family-Friendly Atmosphere: Whether you're a seasoned stargazer or a curious novice, our event caters to individuals and families of all ages, fostering a sense of wonder and exploration for everyone.
Memorable Experiences: Create lasting memories as you gather with fellow enthusiasts to witness the beauty of nature's grand spectacle against the backdrop of Camp Wanake's picturesque surroundings.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to be part of a truly extraordinary celestial event at Camp Wanake. Join us as we marvel at the wonders of the universe and forge unforgettable memories under the shadow of the eclipse.

FRIDAY - MONDAY

April 5-8, 2024

CHECK IN: Friday After 6:30 pm | CHECK OUT: Monday After the Eclipse ~5 PM

Sample Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 5

6:30 pm - Check in and Get Settled
7:30 pm - Snack and Orientation
9:00 pm - Night Sky Observation, if clear

Saturday, April 6
6:45 am – Sunrise Hike

7:45 am – Hoppers

8:00 am – Breakfast

9-11 am – Activities for families – hiking, games, craft, service project

11:45 am – Hoppers

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Camp Store is open

3:30 pm - Dedication Worship (Inpost Barn Chapel) - Ribbon cutting and tour to follow.
5:15 pm – Hoppers

5:30 pm - Supper

7:45 pm – Sunset Observation
8:30 pm - Night Sky Observation, if clear

Sunday, April 7

6:45 am – Sunrise Hike

7:45 am – Hoppers

8:00 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Family Worship

11:45 am – Hoppers

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Camp Store is open

2:30 pm – Family Game Time on the Lawn

5:15 pm – Hoppers

5:30 pm - Supper

6:30 pm – Barn Dance

7:45 pm – Sunset Observation
8:30 pm - Night Sky Observation, if clear

Monday, April 8 – Eclipse Day!

6:45 am – Sunrise Hike

8:45 am – Hoppers

9:00 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Family Fun Time – Gaga Ball, 9-Square, hiking, craft, games

12:15 pm – Hoppers

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Last chance at Daylight before the Eclipse

1:58 pm – The Eclipse begins

3:15 pm – Height of the Eclipse – It will be dark!

4:28 pm – The Eclipse ends

5:00 pm – Depart at your leisure!  God be with you ‘til we meet again!

Wanake hopes to see you again soon!

PRICE:

For 3 nights, 8 meals and evening snacks

ADULTS & TEENS: $176
CHILDREN (5-10): $89
CHILDREN (0-4): FREE
FAMILY MAX: $599

Please contact the Wanake office for partial weekend rates and rates for RV and tent camping.

Contact the Wanake Office to Register for this Event at amy@campwanake.org or call 330-756-2333.

FOR HELP WITH REGISTRATION AND

TO LEARN MORE:

Call: 330-756-2333 | Email: amy@campwanake.org