At Camp Manitoqua, we believe that learning should cause excitement, not yawns. Encounter Camps provide opportunities on an introductory level for campers to explore new interests and develop skills in each area. In an environment that welcomes growth and acceptance, campers will uncover God’s story and the possibilities of His creation in their lives and the lives of others. Overnight Encounter Camps also participate in classic camp activities in the evening.
Encounter Day Camp
Adventure (6th - 9th)
Discover the adventure of the outdoors while learning new skills and techniques in orienteering, climbing, shelter construction, and fire building. Become more knowledgeable of our native environment as new skills are put to the challenge at Kankakee River State Park. The three-day experience will close with a climbing event in which families and campers are invited to participate.
This program is available during the following dates:
- Week 2 | June 15-19, 2020
- Week 4 | June 29 - July 2, 2020
- Week 8 | July 27-31, 2020
Extreme Sports (6th - 9th) |
Experience the thrill of the wind in your hair, speeding down winding trails, and maneuvering over obstacles. During the three days, you will explore different extreme sports. You will be able to street luge, skim board, glide down a zip line, and much more! Experience the rush of the adrenaline during the day and the thrill of knowing God's word each night.
This program is available on the following dates:
- Week 1 | June 8-12, 2020
- Week 5 | July 6-10, 2020
- Week 7 | July 20-24, 2020
Paintball (6th - 9th)
This three-day camp will get you on our woodsball field in the morning to learn strategy, team building, and have fun! Each afternoon you will enjoy some free time, team building, and Bible time.
This program is available during the following weeks:
- Week 3 | June 22-26, 2020
- Week 6 | July 13-17, 2020
- Week 9 | August 3-7, 2020
*This week includes paintball markers, a mask, and 2,000 paintballs.