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Preteen Camps (ages 7-13)

Adventure Camp (ages 7-9) | $410

July 16-21
This preteen camp is designed to introduce younger children into the world of summer camping. Adventure camp offers a slower pace and the week is a little shorter. Adventure Campers get a taste of everything Big Lake is about. Instead of selecting one primary morning activity, your camper will get to try them all!

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Big Lake’s other preteen camps feature our traditional camping programs available for youth ages 10-17. Preteen Camp campers select one skill-building activity that they focus on each morning, Monday through Friday. Campers’ afternoons are spent rotating through many of the other great activities, including the Big Lake Mall, blob, and rocket. Evenings are full of fun group games and end with our awesome Campfire program. The preteen camp daily schedule allows campers to enjoy all that Big Lake has to offer.

Junior Camps 1, 2 & 3 (ages 10-12) | $460

June 25-July 2 | July 2-9 | July 9-16

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Tween Camp (ages 11-13) | $460

July 23-30

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Teen Camps (ages 13-17)

Teen Camps 1 & 2 | $460

July 30 - Aug 6 | Aug 6-13
These teen camps feature our traditional camping programs available for youth ages 13-17. Campers select one skill-building activity that they focus on each morning, Monday through Friday. Campers’ afternoons are spent rotating through many of the other great activities, including the Big Lake Mall, blob, and rocket. Evenings are full of fun group games and end with our awesome Campfire program. The camps' daily schedule allows campers to enjoy all that Big Lake has to offer.
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RAD Advanced Rock Climbing | $540

July 16-23
Take your climbing skills to the next level with Advanced Rock Climbing RAD. This camp will better your climbing technique, plus you will have the opportunity to learn skills such as anchor systems, knots and belaying that will ready you for climbing on your own. This off-site camp takes place at the most popular climbing location in the northwest, Smith Rock State Park. Your week will also include a fun day of rafting the Deschutes River. Climbing shoes and harness provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Ages 15-17: Advanced Rock Climbing RAD to Staff option available ($590).
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RAD Back Country Adventure | $540

July 30 - August 6
Experience the back county up-close and personal in this backpacking adventure! Travel to one of the beautiful areas near Big Lake Youth Camp on a four day journey, tent camping along the way. Learn what it's like to be self-sufficient and secure in an environment without Taco Bells or televisions. Our RAD staff will help you learn to appreciate a whole new universe called nature.
Ages 15-17: Back Country Adventure RAD to Staff option available ($590).
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RAD Basketball | $510

July 30 - Aug 6
Basketball camp is one of our most popular RAD camps. College coaches and players work to improve your team skills and game technique, developing good attitude and sportsmanship. Stay in a cabin at Big Lake Youth Camp's main campus and travel daily to a local Sisters, OR gym for this great experience. You'll even get to enjoy our awesome Teen REG Camp evening activities!
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RAD Counselor in Training (CIT) | $260

July 16-21
As a Counselor in Training (CIT), enjoy the fun of camp while learning many of the skills needed to work at Big Lake Youth Camp! As a CIT you will be assigned to assist one of our amazing Big Lake counselors with their cabin of 7-9 year old campers. This camp will give you the incredible opportunity to observe and experience first-hand what is involved in being a camp counselor. The focus of this camp is learning what it takes to be a staff member in charge of supervising campers. We hope as a CIT you will learn skills that can be used throughout your life and enable you to work more effectively with children. This is a 6-day camp for campers ages 15-17. Note: As a safety precaution, individuals registering for Big Lake Youth Camp's Counselor, Staff or Wrangler in Training RAD Camps must complete a short essay and pass a reference check before participating. Registration closes June 21, 2017.
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RAD Fly Fishing | $560

July 23 - 30
Big Lake is excited to announce our brand new fly fishing camp! In this camp you will begin your journey to fishing bliss by learning to cast in still lake waters then adventure to some secret and wild river areas to enhance your cast. After learning the bugs of the river, you will create your own flies to attract fish. Then, you will board rafts and glide down the upper Deschutes River, all the while being coached by some of the most inspiring, knowledgeable and fun fishermen in the field.
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RAD Golf | $510

June 25 - July 2
Fine-tune your swing and improve your short game while participating in a popular Big Lake tradition. Tee off on the championship courses of Black Butte and Eagle Crest, and hobnob with the pros. Make use of an incredible golfing value and gain professional course experience. Have fun with your own equipment or rent from us.
$80 optional equipment rental
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RAD High Desert Wakesports 1 & 2 | $510

July 9-16 | July 16-23
The High Desert Wakesports camp is a powerful week in the summer sun behind some of the best boats in the world. You'll boat in to a rustic campsite where you'll spend the week learning new tricks of the trade from experienced and savvy instructors. This camp features spectacular wakeboarding, waterskiing, wake surfing and even barefooting. It is designed for the fun-lovers that want to sharpen their water skills and build life-long friendships along the way. This camp takes place off-site at one of Central Oregon's desert lakes. Campers will return to Big Lake Youth Camp's main campus on Friday to enjoy our weekend programming.
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RAD Horse Trail Extreme | $510

July 16 - 23
Experience a full week of riding horses in natural wilderness settings. Use Big Lake as your base camp and take day trips into Oregon's Willamette National Forest. Make arrangements to bring your own horse or develop a relationship with one of ours. Intermediate to advanced riding skill is required and must be demonstrated before departing on this incredible experience.
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RAD Mountain Biking | $540

July 2 - 9
Gear up with our sweet bikes, or bring your own, on this week of riding high alpine trails and rugged desert tracks. You will even get a chance to check out the terrain park at Mt. Bachelor! With top quality instruction, you will be taught the skills you need to become a legend!—or at least a much stronger rider.
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RAD Praise | $510

July 30 - Aug 6
Learn not only how to play, but how to lead others in singing Big Lake's most popular Campfire songs. Develop leadership, organization, and presentation skills while improving your musical knowledge. Impress your home church with the new praise leading skills you learned in the morning and tell your friends about your afternoons spent participating in Big Lake's awesome recreational activities.
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RAD Rock Climbing | $540

July 9-16
Rock Climbing RAD is an introduction to some of the best climbing in the country. Learn the basics of safe climbing at Smith Rock State Park and enjoy an awesome tent camping experience. Your week will include a day of rafting the Deschutes River. Climbing shoes and harness provided, or bring your own! Rock Climbing RAD to Staff option available.
Ages 15-17: Rock Climbing RAD to Staff option available ($590).
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RAD Soccer | $510

July 30 - August 6
Ready to build your prowess on the grass? Exceptional college coaches and athletes will teach you new skills and techniques to help you become a force on the field. You will learn new team skills and game techniques to strengthen your hard skills, positive attitude and sportsmanship. Stay in a cabin at our main campus, travel daily to a local soccer field, and return to camp to enjoy our awesome evening programming.
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RAD Staff in Training | $310

July 2-9
A Staff in Training (SIT) camper stays in a cabin with other SIT campers and one of our Big Lake staff members. As a SIT you will have the opportunity to observe and try out a number of staff positions including instructor of land activities (examples: art, digital photography, drama, survival adventure), instructor of water activities (examples: swimming, canoeing, waterskiing), office/headquarters staff, kitchen staff and maintenance staff. SITs are not able to observe camp counselors. Please sign up for our Counselor in Training camp if you would like to experience that job. SIT campers are asked what type of job they are interested in, and they are able to try it out! We hope this camp will help you learn life skills such as organization, work ethic, personability, and effective communication. Have fun and learn while you work with Big Lake staff as your mentors. This camp is for ages 15-17. Note: As a safety precaution, individuals registering for Big Lake Youth Camp's Counselor, Staff or Wrangler in Training RAD Camps must complete a short essay and pass a reference check before participating. Registration closes June 21, 2017.
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RAD Surf 1 & 2 | $560

July 2-9 | August 6-13
Get ready for some surf, sand and sun on the Oregon Coast at this exciting camp. Big Lake brings in professional instructors from KLG Adventures to partner with our awesome RAD staff team to teach you the basics and beyond of the freedom and beauty of surfing. Tent camp in a private reserve in Lincoln City, OR and learn paddling skills on flat water, how to read the ocean and how to catch a wave. Join Pastor Jon Griebel on this exciting adventure. Rent a wet suit and surf board from us or bring your own.
$50 optional wet suit and surf board rental.
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Ultimate RAD | $540

July 2 - 9
Not to be taken lightly, this camp stretches even our fittest campers. It shouldn't be attempted unless you are in good shape. Get ready for a week of challenging rock climbing, epic rafting, scenic mountain biking and legendary mountain climbing. Test your skills, improve your knowledge, and have some unbelievable fun.
Ages 15-17: Ultimate RAD to Staff option available ($590).
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RAD Volleyball | $510

July 30 - August 6
Come to Big Lake for a week of learning how to play one of the top team sports in the world. Stay in a cabin at our main campus, travel to a gym in Sisters, OR each day, then return to Big Lake for our awesome Teen REG Camp evening programming. Our skilled staff will work with you to improve your indoor and outdoor game skills, all while developing better team work.
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RAD Wakesports 1-5 | $510

June 25 - July 2 | July 2-9 | July 23-30 | July 30 - Aug 6 | Aug 6-13
Our wakesports camps have it all: waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, barefooting and other new and exciting wake sports! Spend your mornings and afternoons enjoying the clear waters of Big Lake while trying out a variety of exciting water wake sports. Our experienced instructors are prepared to help you achieve your wake sport goals.
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RAD White Water Rafting 1 & 2 | $560

June 25 - July 2 | July 23-30
Epic rapids, immense flat-water pools, and surprising adventures fill each and every moment while you learn venerable buccaneering skills on the Deschutes River. Let our experienced Swift Water Guides take you on a week-long exhilarating journey through the basics of learning to tame gnarly water and burly waves. Outfitted by River Drifters out of Maupin, OR, our experienced RAD camp staff will guide two rafts down 100 miles of the Deschutes River, ending at the Columbia River. Tent camp along the way!
Ages 15-17: White Water Rafting RAD to Staff option available ($610).
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RAD Wrangler in Training 1 & 2 | $310

July 2-9 | July 16-21
Experience the fun of camp while learning what it would be like to work at Big Lake! As a Wrangler in Training you will have the opportunity to shadow and work with Big Lake’s awesome wranglers and beautiful horses. You will be able to assist Big Lake’s wranglers as they teach campers in our REG Camp horsemanship program. If you are passionate about horses and are interested in working at Big Lake someday, this camp is a great fit for you because it allows our staff to get to know you and your skills! Please note that some basic horse experience is required for this camp and that participation in the WIT program does not guarantee a future position as a Big Lake staff member. The Wrangler in Training Camp is for ages 15-17. Note: As a safety precaution, individuals registering for Big Lake Youth Camp's Counselor, Staff or Wrangler in Training RAD Camps must complete a short essay and pass a reference check before participating. Registration closes June 21, 2017.
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Family Camps (all ages)

Family Camp 1 & 2

August 16-20 | August 23-27
We often hear adults say “Camp sounds like fun! Can I come?” Yes you can! Family Camp makes it possible for people of all ages to have the Big Lake experience. Join us for 4 nights and 5 days of outdoor fun. Reside with your family in our rustic A-frame cabins, play in the water or on land, and compete in canoe races, horseshoe, or basketball shoot-outs. Sail across our pristine, clear lake, use our latest water-ski/wakeboard equipment, hike down the Pacific Crest Trail, Mt. bike, and horseback ride – we’ve got it all! You and your family can participate in activities together, or we offer free child care for kids ages 4-6. And to top off the day, join us for an evening program of singing, awards, and plays. The cost of Family Camp is all inclusive – meals, activities, and accommodations are all included. Our A-frame cabins have bunk-beds with mattresses, but you will need to provide bedding for you and your family. Our meals are vegetarian, homemade, and delicious. Wake up to fresh blueberry muffins, waffles, and eggs. Scarf down burritos with all the fixins’ for lunch. At dinner chow down on pasta with homemade marinara and pesto. Family Camp is a great, affordable way to enjoy nature, experience outdoor activities, and reconnect with your family. Come join us for this exciting adventure!

Check-In for Family Camp is at 4:00 PM, dinner is at 5:30 PM. No bus transportation is available during Family Camps.
Documents: Basic Daily Schedule | Family Camp Packing List | Facility Map

Adults 13+: $160
Ages 6-12: $110
Ages 2-5: $85
Under 2: Free
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Family RAD Camp

August 27-30
For families looking for an extreme family vacation, come enjoy tent camping and outdoor adventures in beautiful Central Oregon! Spend two days rock climbing and repelling at world-renown Smith Rock State Park and one day rafting the wild waves of the Deschutes River. Come build unforgettable memories with the entire family and our amazing RAD Camp staff. This 4-day camp features tent camping away from Big Lake Youth Camp’s main campus. Ages 6 and up.

Adults 13+: $260
Ages 6-12: $190
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