Nature Day Camps for Teens

We offer a few different exciting options for teen day camps.

Keepers of the Arrow Day Camp

For teens who are excited to learn and practice archery!

The camp will form a tight knit unit during their week by starting with the basics of shooting technique and arrow making. Shooting exercises will be based around target shooting and increase in difficulty throughout the week. As campers improve their maturity and skill, they will move on to advanced drills such as moving and aerial targets.

The purpose of this camp however, is not showmanship, but rather practicing the proficiency and stealth of archers. They will progress through training in scouting, camouflage, and natural movement through the forest.

Archers Craft Bow-Making Day Camp

Have you dreamed of making and shooting your own handmade bow and arrow? This is for real and this is your chance to do it!

In this program, the campers will make a wooden long bow from a piece of wood, carving it down, shaping it, and tillering the bow so it works optimally. Campers will make their own string for the bow. They will also make a leather quiver to store their arrows. They will learn how to make arrows with feather fletching, and they will leave with a few arrows to put in their quiver. All materials needed to complete the project are provided. To take a project from raw materials to completion teaches competence and builds confidence. Campers will be taught the “instinctive” shooting method (a method used by people who rely on the bow in their daily lives)

Peter Yencken, the instructor for this camp, has helped hundreds in making bows and learning to shoot.

Wood, Leather, and Metal Day Camp

Join this camp week of crafting your own handmade gear. You can make your own stainless steel knife with sheath, and a pair of leather shoes or leather backpack of choice. Yes, you can do it all and you can wear shoes or a backpack that you’ve made yourself, along with a beautiful hand crafted knife.

Please only sign up if you are ready to be focused and put quality care into your work. This is a focused week spent crafting, laughing, and learning under instructor Peter Yencken’s mentorship.

Please read our COVID-19 Protocols Document HERE before registering.

Details & Registration for Teen Day Camps

  • Ages 12 – 17

  • 2023 Dates:

    Archers Craft Bow-Making: July 24 – 28

    Wood, Leather, Metal: August 7 – 11

    (Keepers of the Arrow is not offered in 2023)

  • The day goes from 9am to 4pm.

  • Location: Moormans River Camp a 200 acre farm with forests to play in and explore along the cool and beautiful Moormans River in Free Union.
  • Cost: $495 per week

    Financial Assistance: We do have a growing Scholarship Fund for campers this summer thanks to generous donors! Please fill out this APPLICATION FORM to be considered for financial assistance. Scholarships are decided on a first-come first-serve basis and applicants will hear back within 3 weeks. We recommend applying before Jan 16, 2023. The application period ends March 20th, 2023.

  • No Prerequisites

  • Free T-shirt included