Every Summer Has a Story…
We host overnight camps varying from three to six days in length for completed grades K – 12. Taking part in The Camp White Experience is the perfect way to make friends, learn new skills, and create lifetime memories on a lake in the beautiful Flint Hills. We offer a variety of camping choices; there is something for everyone. Some camps focus on outdoor education and others give students a chance to grow their faith in a unique environment. We offer camps on physical fitness, social awareness, nature preservation and good old fashion playing outside. No matter which camp you choose, our goal is to make you feel welcome – and to have a ton of fun, of course! Our scenic location, easy lake access, focus on safety, communication, and our delicious food help set us apart from other camps. Browse our site to see some of the activities we offer, and check out the camp descriptions below. Hope to see you soon!
- Tiered Pricing: Thanks to the efforts of our hard-working volunteers and in-kind donors, we are able to offer “Rate B” for those families where the cost of camp would be out of reach. Rate B may not be available to all camps, so feel free to ask about our scholarship opportunities. No proof of financial need is required. Simply pay the fee that fits. It’s all the same great camp experience.
- Deposits: Camps require a $50 deposit to secure your registration. This can be aid by check or credit card. The amount must be received by the deadline listed in order to take advantage of discounts.
- Discounts: Don’t miss out on “early bird registration!” Register before May 30th (or later for some camps) to take advantage of a $25 discount.
You will have the opportunity to enter coupon codes or take advantage of certain discounts during the registration process.
- Scholarships: Available for families where camp pricing is currently out of reach. Other scholarship opportunities may be available. To apply for a camp scholarship fill out a scholarship application HERE.
ALL 2020 WMC SUMMER CAMPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Local Kids to Camp
Completed Grades 3–5
Free for local youth.
July 10 – 12, 2020
Local Kids to Camp is a FREE camp for youth that have completed grades 3-5 (or going into grades 4-6 in August of 2020) in Morris and Wabaunsee Counties, that attend local elementary schools at White City, Council Grove, and Prairie Heights. Home-school students from these areas are also invited!! WMC is your summer camp, right next door, and youths that have completed grades 3 – 5 are invited to take part in this FREE camp. Thanks to generous contributions from several local area foundations, WMC is able to host an all inclusive weekend camp experience for our local youth (homeschoolers are welcome too!) We have an action packed two days planned. Join your friends (and make new ones) out at our awesome camp. The only cost to campers is an optional $15 T-shirt or optional Camp Store for buying snacks. Don’t miss out! 2020 Sessions Cancelled->
This week is designed to allow church groups a chance to attend camp by partnering with our professional staff and other churches. Bring yourself, or bring your entire group. Students and Group Leaders are all welcome. Let’s share our different views on faith by taking turns leading services and working together during the week. For 55 years, WMC has helped nurture the spiritual growth of campers, families, churches and individuals. Each person is on their own faith journey, and we aim to provide that person a community and safe space to explore and grow their faith in the beauty of the Flint Hills. Not to mention, we have a crazy-fun time doing it! Many churches simply don’t have the resources or funds to provide outdoor ministries. Let us help you create your custom camp that overlaps others’ experiences. We’ll come together once or twice a day as one large group to Celebrate, while allowing you the freedom to either follow your own program, or a program that WMC designs for you! So, come laugh with us. Let’s play outside, learn about nature, and build something together! All ages.
Young Adventurers’ Camp (YAC)
Completed Grades K-3
TBD – 2021
Rate A: $200, Rate B: $175
Here’s a shorter week of Church Camp for younger campers to test the waters – all the fun of a full youth camp condensed and geared for the youngsters. All are welcome to join in
this camp put on in collaboration with the United Church of Christ. 2020 Sessions Cancelled->
Completed Grades 4 – 12
TBD – 2021
Rate A: $490, Rate B: $410
Summer doesn’t fade away, it ends in one “LAST BLAST!” Reunite with old friends or meet new ones in a place where lifetime memories are made. Our most popular youth event returns! This week is about adventure, worship, and having fun. Hosted in collaboration with the United Church of Christ. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. 2020 Sessions Cancelled->
Prairie Run Cross Country Camp
Completed Grades 7 – 12
Rate A: $490, Rate B: $410
You can’t spell “Prairie” without P.R.! For anyone enthusiastic about running. Camp Tradition + Professional Coaching = best health camp around. We’ve teamed up with coaches from all over Kansas to bring you a unique event! The purpose of the camp is for athletes to gain knowledge, inspiration, and foundation of the sport of cross country and track and field while meeting other athletes around the Midwest. After leaving camp, each athlete will begin their training season with new knowledge to fit their personal running needs! The camp will consist of morning and evening runs, group informational sessions, live video conferences with professional athletes, as well as great activities including – Zip-Lining, Rock Wall Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Archery, Group Games, and much more! Contact us about team discounts. Any coaches who would like to attend please contact us for details. 2020 Sessions Cancelled->
NWTF JAKES Camp
Youth 17 years old and younger
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Know a kid who loves being outdoors? Have they shown an interest in fishing, camping, or shooting a bow? If this sounds like a young person you know, sign them up for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) 2019 Kansas State JAKES Camp. Open to youth 17 and younger.
On Saturday, participants can select up to six activities from a list that includes fishing, arts and crafts, JAKES Take Aim BB gun shooting, trap shooting, still target shooting, archery, canoeing, and wild game calling and meet with our special guest to be announced.
Saturday evening, attendees can participate in the annual NWTF Kansas State JAKES (ages 12 and under) and Xtreme JAKES (ages 13 to 17) turkey calling contest. Prizes totaling $450 in Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops gift cards will be awarded to the top three finishers in both divisions.
Sunday opens with sunrise service at Vespers. After the service, participants will enjoy a program on trapping and fur harvesting from members of the Kansas Fur Harvesters Association.
The cost of the event is $25 for JAKES members, $35 for non-JAKES members (which includes a JAKES membership), and $25 for adults. Options for Saturday night include commuting, tent camping (bring your own tent), RV camping (a few RV hook-ups are available) or for an additional fee, staying in a resident cabin (bunk beds and shared bath). Boys and girls will have separate cabins.
The camp cost includes lunch and supper on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Meals will be prepared by the White Memorial Camp kitchen staff. All youth 17 and younger will receive a commemorative t-shirt and win a prize in a drawing on Sunday. Some lucky youngster will win a shotgun.
The NWTF Kansas State JAKES Camp was awarded the “Best State JAKES Event” in 2012, the “Best Special JAKES Event” in 2013 at the NWTF National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., and “Honorable Mention” in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
For more information and to register, contact Gib Rhodes at (620) 437-2012.