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Day Camp

2024 Dates

Not quite ready for the full overnight experience?

Send your camper from 10am-3pm 

Monday -Friday!

Day Camp Cost $200

Add on buffet lunch for an additional $50

July 22-26

Campers will enjoy arts & crafts, campfires, swimming, scavenger hunts, songs & games, and so much more.  Day camp provides an opportunity to build friendships and challenge yourself by trying new things.  Older kids (11+) may have an opportunity to Bike on the C&O Canal or Canoe on the Antietam Creek!

Age 7-12

Global Citizen Camp Information

For camp-specific questions, email camp@shepherdsspring.org

2024 Camp Dates

Global Citizen Camp is $500

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July 14-19

Campers will expand their outlook to step into the lives of people around the world. Campers will recognize the varying access to resources seen around the globe by making water purifiers and practicing homesteading. They will use learned survival skills on a brief backpacking trip on the C&O Canal; Get hands-on farm experience similar to that found in the countries in the Global Village; Explore  the international side of the nation’s Capital (TBD); and give back through a service project.

Ages 12-18

$500

What is Global Citizen Camp?

Camp can be more than just sunshine, swimming, and friendships! With Global Citizen Camp we aim to cultivate a passion for lifelong learning. In a unique setting and with a group of peers, why not put some incredibly important life concepts into practice - Poverty, hunger, conflict resolution, stereotypes, stewardship, taking action, etc? When campers leave a week of Global Citizen Camp they should have a heightened sense of value and self-worth; not just for themselves, but for all people...and of course, sunshine, swimming, and friendships!

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Critical Thinking

The programming to go along with the Global Citizen camp is meant to get each camper thinking beyond their own world view to learn the qualities of a good Global Citizen.

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Sleeping

Bunk bed style cabins provide the best opportunity to make new friends and bond with one another. Each cabin has it's own full bathroom and is equipped with multiple box fans. There may be up to 10 campers with 2 staff in each cabin. Check out our poplar village virtual tour for a closer look. For our Global Citizen camp, campers may sleep one night in the Global Village.

Eating

All of our meals are prepared in our commercial kitchen by our camp chef or cooked over a fire in the Global Village during cookout night. Dietary  and allergy restrictions can be accommodated, be sure to add those details when submitting your registration online. 

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Activities & Adventures

In addition to many of the classic camp activities listed on our Activities Page, Global Citizen camp will have additional activities to enrich their learning as it relates to developing a "global mindset" that may include:

  • Going on a Water Hike (simulate how many people in other countries have to walk to get their water)

  • Building a water purification system

  • Learning specific trades that are specific to different countries, such as basket weaving.

  • Exploring authentic cultural artifacts 

  • Cooking authentic cultural meals

  • Simulating sustainable harvesting

  • Participating in composting and garden activities

  • Practicing survival skills, which are seen as "life skills" in other countries

  • Hearing life stories from foreign guest speakers

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