Youth Programs



1st - 3rd Grade

3-day, 2-night overnight camp for our youngest youth campers! Our Pioneers get to experience the best camp has to offer in a time-frame that works for them. Make new friends, learn fun games, swim and play on our waterfronts, cookout over a fire, explore nature, and learn all about how the love of God through Jesus changes everything. 


3rd - 5th Grade

This is classic youth camp at it's best - 6 days and 5 nights filled with games, swimming, nature activities, campfires, new friends, excellent cabin leaders, engaging Bible studies, vibrant worship, and more! We are also offering three half-week sessions (3 days, 2 nights) for campers in this age group who would prefer a shorter experience at camp, but with all the same great activities.



6th - 8th Grade

Our Mavericks program gives youth in this age group the opportunity to experience unconditional acceptance of their true selves, just as God made them, regardless of their clothes, shoes, athletic ability, or whether or not they have the latest tech gadget. Mavericks will enjoy classic recreational activities while also building self-esteem, and  problem solving sills. and work together. Mavericks will build faith-based friendships and deepen their relationship with our steadfast God. 


9th - 12th Grade

Crossways camps build critical life skills, especially in teenagers! Independence, autonomy, problem-solving, grit - these are essential for making that transition into adulthood. Settlers experience extended river trips (Village only), overnight camp-outs, low ropes challenge courses, and take part in some of the program leadership onsite with our younger campers. Settlers also get to kick back and enjoy classic camp activities, late night campfires, nature hikes, and more. We take our Settlers deeper into Bible study and talk about the intersection of faith and real life, exploring what it means to love God and to be faithful examples of Christ's love in our world.


Leaders in Training 

(LIT) 10th - 12th Grade

This two-week program is a combination of leadership training, peer ministry, and youth camp designed specially for our older high school campers who are interested in learning what it's like to serve on camp staff! During the first week campers experience classic camp activities and participate in intensive leadership and peer ministry training to prepare them for the second week: when LIT campers are paired with cabin leaders to act as a junior cabin leader in a cabin group of younger campers!

Youth interested in applying for LIT 2020 should download, fill out, and mail the Leader-In-Training Application to our Administrative Office. Our staff will notify you when your application is received. The camp director of your 2nd week choice will reach out to you starting in January of 2020 to schedule an interview! Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program within 1-2 weeks of their interview, and will be given further registration instructions.


Crossways Camping Office

912 Oneida Street Appleton, WI 54911