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Beaver Cross Ministries

For more than 50 years, thousands of young people from many Christian faith backgrounds have experienced the adventure of summer camp by being part of Beaver Cross Camp communities.

At Overnight and Day Camp, campers explore and deepen their faith together through dynamic teaching and activities. New friendships are created and old ones rekindled as campers laugh and learn together in the environment they themselves help create to be safe, encouraging and fun.

Our campers just love the energetic, caring staff at Beaver Cross, as well as the fun themed activities and games to participate in each day. Maybe that’s why so many of them come back year after year!

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Overnight Camp

Beaver Cross Overnight Camp summer sessions are designed for campers in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Each session can range from two to six nights and is tailored to the unique age group with developmentally appropriate games, activities and Christian education.

Each camp session shares a commitment to developing a community where faith can be nurtured, close friendships made and young people can learn together how to put their faith into action.  

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Day Camp

Beaver Cross Day Camp serves the youth in grades K-8th, with a quality, fun, faith-filled day program all summer long. Each registration includes a weekly field trip, lunch, and an afternoon snack. At the end of every summer, Beaver Cross invites day campers and their families to a celebratory end of summer picnic. The picnic is a great time for staff and families to get better acquainted with each other. 

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Camp Activities

We provide a camp with challenging, creative activities tailored to each camper. Every day, campers have the option to sign up for specific activities including archery, ropes or horse care.  We also offer campers the opportunity to develop specific skills in an activity of their choice. Their group works all week on a specific activity, which could be anything from a mural to a skit, and showcases it at the end.

Beaver Cross camp activities include archery, arts and crafts, high and low ropes courses, fishing, hiking, team sports, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, horse care, camp-wide activities and games, and special sessions with clergy to discuss spiritual topics in depth.

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Beaver Cross Fall Edition

Held during Columbus Day Weekend, Fall Edition offers kids all the fun of a week of camp crammed into one awesome weekend retreat. There’s a Jr. edition for 3rd to 7th graders and a Sr. edition for 8th graders. This themed retreat includes great camp games, worship, messages and fellowship.

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SonShine Retreat

Presidents' Day Weekend, we offer two versions of a three-day retreat: Jr. SonShine for 3rd to 7th graders and Sr. SonShine for 8th to 12th graders. Students play epic games, have inspiring worship, pray and engage with teachings. The retreat includes a trip to nearby Willard Mountain for an afternoon of tubing.



Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp in late April, structured like our Day Camp program, brings the excitement of summer to the school year. Campers have the opportunity to do all their favorite camp activities, including archery, sports, ropes, crafts, field games, campfires and much more.

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Cathedral Lock-in

Sometimes locking a group of kids inside a cathedral for an entire night can be a key to their spiritual transformation. Every year Beaver Cross conducts a lock-in for 7th to 12th graders from 6 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany. The evening consists of themed games, teaching, and lots of snacks. 

Youth Rally

Youth Rally is an opportunity for children to learn that community isn’t about where you are, it’s who you’re with! Held at CAMP-of-the-WOODS at our Annual Diocesan Convention, our Youth Rally event is Beaver Cross on vacation! We have games on the beach, snacks at the teepee, guest speakers and Sunday’s Youth Mass. Youth Rally is an event you won’t want to miss!

Youth Rally

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