Why Choose Our Camp?
You’ll never hear that after a day at camp crusader. We plan each day with your child in mind. Everyday is full of engaging hands-on activities. Weekly themes ensure that your child will have a variety of fun activities to keep them happy throughout the summer.
We not only want them to be engaged, but we also do this while providing a safe, nurturing, fun environment where campers can learn to work together.
Each of our staff has a personal relationship with Jesus and you will not find a more caring, encouraging group of counselors who can’t wait to invest in the lives of your children.
Your camper will come home with a ton of memories and great stories to tell at the dinner table.
What are you waiting for? Register now and we’ll see you at camp.
- Log on to www.campcrusader.org
- Click on the “Register Now” Button.
- Pay your registration fee online.
Don’t forget that once your application is complete and your registration fee is received, we will still need to see your child’s current immunization records, as well as their birth certificate. You can bring those into the office anytime between now and their first day of summer camp.
Campers may come for as many or as few weeks as they would like. Be mindful that our weeks tends to fill up quickly and tends to stay filled.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate personal requests for camper placement.
Yes. Call 703-971-8004 or email us to arrange a tour. We’ll be happy to show you around!
Campers may be dropped off as early at 6:45am and picked up no later than 6:00pm. Planned activities run from 8:30am – 4:30pm daily
Each camper is issued five (5) camp T-shirts. Campers are expected to wear the shirt each day along with comfortable pants or shorts and closed-toe footwear suitable for active play. Flip flops, Crocs and sandals are reserved for water play days and a change of shoes should be brought in. Please label all items.
Group A campers should bring the following.
- Sunscreen labeled with child’s name and a permission to dispense form.
- Shoes with socks.
- Sleeping bag.
- A spare set of clothes.
- A lunch, if not purchasing one at camp.
Also, Wednesday is swim-day at Camp Crusader. So you need to have a swimsuit, slip-on shirt to wear in the pool, towel and a change of clothes.
Group B and Group C campers should bring the following.
- A water bottle with their name on it.
- A backpack.
- Shoes with socks.
- Summer workbook purchased from camp or a book to read during R&R.
- Sunscreen with their name and a dispense form.
During pool day, wear your swimsuit underneath your camp t-shirt and pants. Also bring extra clothes to change to and a towel.
Group B and Group C campers should NOT bring the following.
Campers have the option to pack or purchase each week. Lunch must be reserved online and paid for by the Sunday before the coming week. We cannot accept late lunch purchases. Campers who have not purchased camp lunch must also pack a shelf stable meal. Refrigeration is not available. Please label all items. We provide a morning snack and afternoon snack for all campers regardless of lunch purchase.
All of our campers, regardless of age, have a designated R & R time. The Rest and Relaxation period is important and helps campers calm their bodies and replenish their energy. R & R looks different across the age groups. For the youngest campers, they are assigned a cot and can bring a blanket or slumber bag. The R & R time for Group A is from 1pm – 3pm daily. Older campers may work on summer enrichment workbooks or read quietly.
The campers are grouped by grade level into group A (Preschool & Kindergarten), Group B (1st and 2nd Grade), and Group C (Grades 3 – 7). From there, the larger groups are broken into classrooms. Group A has a maximum of 10 children per counselor while groups B and C may have upwards of 18 children in each classroom.
All of our counselors are at least 18 years old and are born again Christians. Many work as teachers here at Calvary Road Christian School during the regular school year. All have passed criminal background checks and have child abuse clearances.
All medication, both prescription and over the counter, are held in the camp office. Each camper with medication must turn those items over to camp personnel at the start of the week and it must be accompanied by a signed mediation authorization form.
Campers should apply sunscreen before they arrive at camp.
Camp Crusader is committed to full and equal opportunity for children to enjoy the camp
experience, and reasonable modifications will be considered. While we hope to offer our camp to as wide a range of children as possible, it is not possible for us to offer one-on-one care.
Each day begins with Chapel, or devotions, where the children sing songs and read scripture and have prayer time. The day is then filled with a variety of hands-on activities based around each week’s theme. These activities are designed to be fun and exciting while helping campers to foster interpersonal skills, develop positive Christian character and reinforce critical thinking.
Actual schedules may vary, based on weather, type of activity and other factors.
We design our curricula to include structured activities, and child-selected play, taking advantage of both indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate different learning styles and energy levels.