Campers experience fun, spiritual, and challenging activities that aim to deepen their faith and strengthen their friendships. In groups, campers learn team-building skills and are challenged on the ropes course, canoe and kayak on the Manatee River. They play games, create arts and crafts, and experience God’s love through great music, worship, and food.
Campers love returning to DaySpring each summer to see their old friends and make new ones. The camp sessions are led by chaplains (Episcopal Priests and Youth Ministers) that work with summer staff to offer programs that are meaningful and celebrate our Christ-centered diversity.
Six sessions are offered in 2022:
June 7-10, Half Session Elementary Camp
Half-session elementary camp is designed for rising 3rd to 5th grade students to get a taste of the camp experience. From waterfront fun to tree climbing, arts & crafts to games, the spirit of this half week shines with new friends and new experiences, providing a great first experience to young campers.
June 12-17, High School Camp
For many campers, High School Camp is a threshold experience of personal and spiritual growth. Teens detach from the digital world and focus on community, fun, and formation. Campers will enjoy the high and low ropes courses, waterfront activities, outdoor games, and more.
June 19-24, Middle School Camp
A wild and energetic week, Middle School Camp is packed with authentic personal and spiritual experiences while challenging campers with high and low ropes courses, waterfront activities, team games, music, friendship and Christian formation.
June 26-July 1, Full Elementary Camp
Suited for the young adventurer, Elementary Camp is packed with outdoor fun, games, community-building, and music enhancing formation tailored for the rising 3rd-5th grade students.
July 10-15, Middle School Discovery Camp
New for 2022, Discovery Camp offers middle schoolers the opportunity to strengthen their creative, leadership, and stewardship skills. Campers will nurture their passions and further their relationship with God through outdoor living, movie making, music, crafting, nature skills, and more.
July 17-22, High School Discovery Camp
New for 2022, Discovery Camp offers high schoolers the opportunity to strengthen their creative, leadership, and stewardship skills. Campers will nurture their passions and further their relationship with God through outdoor living, movie making, music, crafting, nature skills, and more.
Director of Youth & Programming, Summer Camp Director