Summer Youth Camp @ Wood Lake

Ready for An Adventure?

Summer 2023 marks an exciting new chapter in the history of Wood Lake Camp & Retreat Center – and we want you to be a part of it.

God is doing a new thing and we are excitedly preparing for it – with new program/recreational areas, recently-refurbished cabins, and a dining hall that is being renovated as you read this. There is a lot to be excited about!

Living the Christian life is an adventure. Just like any adventure, there are twists and turns, highs and lows, conflicts, and victories. The heart of Wood Lake is to equip young people with the tools and relationships they need to run their race with perseverance.

As you consider Summer 2023 options for you or your youth group, I’d invite you to partner with us in what will be an unforgettable, impactful season of ministry.

Dan Hartke, Director of Wood Lake Camp & Retreat Center


Try One of Four BETA Weeks

Beta (bā′tə) – Something under development that’s made available to test, examine and evaluate.

As a re-launched youth camp, our BETA Weeks offer you or your group an opportunity to be an early adopter of an exciting new approach to camp that fosters a sense of deep wonder, unforgettable fun, and incredible excitement to live out the Christian life. Our BETA Weeks are designed as group experiences – as we focus on growing together, not alone.

BETA Weeks are open to young people entering grades 6 through 12. Our ministry-minded staff is trained to offer campers an impactful experience they won’t soon forget.

Whether you’re coming with a friend or your youth group, we’ve got an exciting week planned for you!

2023 Summer BETA Weeks

  • BETA Week 1 — June 25-30 - $375/person
  • BETA Week 2 — July 2-7 - $375/person
  • BETA Week 3 — July 9-14 - $375/person
  • BETA Week 4 — July 16-21 - $375/person

Got Questions?

Will my child be safe at Wood Lake?

Yes! Every staff member is background checked and receives child protection training and certification. In addition, our waterfront staff are all certified lifeguards and CPR certified. Our high adult-to-camper ratio ensures there are adequate staffing levels to keep your child safe.

Are you affiliated with a Christian denomination?

We are a non-denominational camp affiliated with Forest Springs Ministries in Westboro, WI. Forest Springs has been successfully operating camp and retreat ministries for more than 65 years. You can learn more about our core values and statement of faith here.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

We never want money to stand in the way of a child coming to camp. If you need a scholarship, please call our office at 715-689-2267 and ask to speak to our registrar about our scholarship program.

Can I bring my youth group to a BETA Week?

Yes. We’d love to host your group! Keep in mind that the maximum number of campers for each week is 70, so don’t delay in reserving your spots.