Outdoor Adventure

Grow your faith in the wilderness.

Camp Overview

July 21-26, 2024 

Middle & High School

Adventure Awaits You!

Outdoor Adventure is a highly active week that includes on- and off-site backpacking, camping, and backcountry skill building. This trip is designed for campers of all backpacking levels who want to grow their faith and personal skills through total immersion in nature. We can’t wait for a transformational week with you!

Space is limited to 12 campers. Registration opens January 1st!



Highlights of Outdoor Adventure

Leave No Trace Certification

Prior to off site departure, campers learn backcountry skills, including a Leave No Trace workshop.

Spiritual Formation

Because Outdoor Adventure is out on the trail, guides facilitate and teach spiritual practices that campers have the opportunity to practice.


Depending on the group desires and abilities, campers will have the option to do extra adventures on the trip, whether it's exploring an alpine lake or tackling a summit!

What To Expect

Outdoor Adventure is available for 6th through 12 graders. This trip is designed for both beginner and experienced backpackers. 

Check-in time will be Sunday from 1-3 pm and check out time will be Friday from 9-10 am. Please note that check in and check out times are different from other programs.

On site meals will be eaten in the dining hall; off site meals will be prepared by guides. Guides will also provide group snacks, though campers are welcome to bring one personal snack per day. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and try our best to offer quality substitutes.

On site lodging is provided in rustic cabins in Sherwood; when backpacking, campers are required to bring their own personal sleeping gear. A packing list is provided upon registration. Two adults are always present in all lodging situations.

Campers have opportunities throughout the trip to engage in spiritual practices, as well as an evening small group discussion time about faith.

While a significant amount of time and fun will be spent on the trail, campers will also have downtime to play games and explore the area around camp. Potential supervised activities include swimming, exploring, summiting, and more!

Our guides have combined skills of first aid, lifeguarding, mental health first aid, and at least one Wilderness First Responder. In the event of an emergency, guides will follow our emergency protocols and are also equipped with a Garmin satellite device. Please note that the camper’s family insurance place is the primary source of coverage.

Registration and final payments will be due two weeks prior to the camp start date. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required with registration per camper. All non-refundable deposits are applied toward the total tuition due. Refunds are not guaranteed for cancellations made within two weeks of the camp start date. Campership applications are available below.

Meet Your Guide


Taylor Staman

Outdoor Adventure Leader

After graduating with her master’s degree, Taylor served on the events team in summer 2021 before joining the Outdoor School team. She now serves as Retail and Outdoor Recreation Manager at Calvin Crest. She holds the following certifications: Wilderness First Responder, CA Epinephrine Auto Injector, Mental Health First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Leave No Trace Trainer. Taylor loves challenging kids to face their fears and grow in their faith. An avid mountain and rock climber, she is happiest when outdoors with people she loves, wakeboarding, hiking, eating great food, and drinking LaCroix or Kombucha.

2024 Pricing Tiers

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Calvin Crest offers a Three Tier Pricing Program. Individuals who donate to Calvin Crest’s Campership fund make this program possible.

All card transactions will have an added fee of 2.5%. We strongly encourage selecting the ACH payment option when making any payments, which does not add any additional costs to customers.


Tier I - $700

This tier most accurately accounts for the true costs of running summer camp sustainably.


Tier II - $615

This is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay an amount closer to the true cost of camp.


Tier III - $530

This is our historically subsidized rate and only covers a portion of our costs.

More About Tiered Pricing

You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. This is an honor system; you tell us what is affordable for your family. All campers receive the same exact Calvin Crest experience no matter what they choose. For those families that cannot afford Tier 3, additional financial assistance is available through camperships to ensure that all campers have the wonderful opportunity to attend camp. If you feel the financial burden of sending multiple campers to camp or signing up for multiple sessions, you're welcome to use the tiered system to subsidize your overall costs.

Camp Scholarships

Thanks to generous donations from Calvin Crest donors, we are able to offer partial scholarships, or “Camperships,” to those who would otherwise not be able to attend camp. 100% Camperships are not available, but we do encourage you to partner with your local church if you require additional assistance.

Please note, if a camper is attending multiple camp sessions, a Campership can be applied to only one camp session. In 2022, we awarded 91 Camperships totaling $22,661! Don't miss out. Fill out the scholarship application online today!

Sending Mail to Your Camper:

All mail to campers should be addressed as follows:

Camper Name
c/o Calvin Crest Conferences
45800 CalvinCrest Road
Oakhurst, CA. 93644


Because Outdoor Adventure will be off site in the backcountry, mail can only be delivered when campers are on site the first and last evenings of camp.

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