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Things You Should Know

Group Cheering
A cabin group enjoying time on the Recreation Field

Our Ministry

Forest Springs is a non-denominational Christian camp, located in northcentral Wisconsin, comprised of trained staff who use the Bible to help campers develop and grow in a relationship with God. Founded in 1958, Forest Springs is a member of Christian Camping and Conference Association.

For more information on our ministry, doctrine, core values and history, go to our About Us section. 

Our Youth Camps 

All summer youth camps (with the exception of Kid's Quest and First Adventure) begin Sunday afternoon and end the following Saturday after breakfast - six days of great camping.

While there are many optional activities campers can choose to participate in, we do expect that campers attend all scheduled meetings during the week. As a ministry, we consider scheduled meetings to be an important opportunity for spiritual growth. 

We encourage parents to refrain from calling or visiting their children during their week of camp. Of course, parents are encouraged to call if they have any questions during the week. 

If you the parent of a child who has never been to camp, you probably have some questions about whether your child is ready. Click here to learn how to determine if they are ready.

For more information on our youth camps, go to our Youth Camps page. 

Our Staff

Forest Springs hires trained college-age counselors who are looking to invest in the lives of young people! Our counselors receive intensive training before campers arrive. They serve all five weeks of youth camp with cabin groups of seven to eight campers.

All program areas are staffed with trained individuals, and all lifeguards are certified. The camp nurse takes care of camper medications and helps arrange for special dietary needs. 

For more information on our staff and the training they receive, go to Is Camp Safe?

Our Facilities

Our cabins are designed to accommodate a counselor and typically six to seven campers. Each carpeted cabin features private bathrooms and showers. In addition to numerous outdoor program areas, our campers can enjoy Neale Lodge, which offers a comfortable place to relax, and enjoy a snack or drink. In the lower level of Neale Lodge, our game room features air hockey, ping pong, carpet ball and foosball. 

Our dining hall, overlooking James Lake, offers up a great place to eat and get to know counselors and cabin-mates. Our air-conditioned auditorium is the perfect environment for our scheduled meetings. 

For more information on our facilities, go to our Facilities page. 

Program Areas 

Counselor & Camper in a Funyak
Counselor & Camper Paddling on James Lake

Recreational activities include swimming, boating, canoeing, sailing, fishing, biking, and more! Crafts can be made in the handcraft shop. Campers may earn ranks and awards at air rifles and archery, or they may enjoy playing tennis on the well-maintained and lighted courts.The mini-farm and creation station give campers opportunities to see and learn more about what God has created.

Also available are off-site wilderness adventure trips featuring kayaking, canoeing, and rock climbing for junior & high school age students.

Learn more about our recreational areas here.