It is difficult to capture in words the incredible spirit of Junior High Camp (JHC). Campers and staff say that they have more fun than they thought possible every year they attend and that this camp is the place where they are at their best: most adventurous, most excited, most connected to others, most themselves.
Camp is structured around a creative program of workshops and activities. Unlike many other camps, JHC offers campers the freedom to choose how to spend their time and the opportunity to develop and lead activities of their own. At night, there are all-camp performances, amazingly energetic dances, outdoor games, and other celebrations. Some of the most significant moments happen during long talks in cabins and late-night activities.
Campers discover the importance of spirituality and ritual in Chapel, where they are given space to express their thoughts and feelings aloud. Each night a specific theme—in family, sexuality, nonviolence, gender, or friendship—gets explored in a supportive, sacred space. The mood ranges from joyous to sorrowful and everything in between. We laugh together and help each other through hard times by creating a powerful and loving community. After Chapel, back in the cabins, each person checks in with cabin mates. This process builds trust, and the cabin often becomes a family away from home.
Junior High Camp focuses on community, growth, and total silliness. JHC campers are encouraged to be themselves, to take risks, and to speak from the heart. As young people come to believe in themselves, they see the possibilities for changing the world, and camp becomes a model for connection, peace, and greatness. Space usually goes fast, so sign up right away.
(Returning Camper Registration Opens on January 1st, 2018; Open Enrollment Begins on February 1st, 2018)
Jr. High Camp Reunion: January 14th – January 15th, 2018 (3:00 PM – 3:00 PM) Register
Jr. High Camp: June 24 – July 14, 2018 (ages 13-15) Register
Important Dates and Times
Camp Registration Day: June 24th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Open Day: July 1st, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Pick-Up: July 14th, 12:00 PM (Lunch is from 12-1)
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“Rowe Camp is one of the best camps I’ve ever been to. It helps to learn other things outside of what I am used to. I matured through the weeks I was there, learned how to socialize and to be a part of something so wonderful is a great thing. When I’m at Rowe I feel free, with a sense of opening, like I have nothing to worry about. I met some really cool, unique, funny people. I have so much more to learn and I had so much fun my first year at Rowe. The best thing about Rowe is knowing that everyone hears you and you actually have a voice. ” – Jr. High Camper