Boys age 13-17 can explore their interests in more outdoor challenges or specific skills while developing their Christian character. Young men need and deserve a challenge! Under the guidance of Christian men, physical skills are developed and tested with spiritual application to everyday life. Campers enjoy the basic fun of a camp setting, swimming, games, campfires, etc. However, most of their time is spent on the program they sign up for from the following options:
Cornerstone Challenge High School Leadership – ($420) Exclusively for high school young men. Become the leader you were meant to be through experiential learning activities, leadership challenges, and reflection. Learn the leadership principles of modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act, and encouraging the heart. Participants must have finished 9th grade. July 2-8, 2023
Discovery – ($420) Unsure which Battalion specialty camp to choose? Battalion Discovery gives you a little bit of everything at Camp Hemlock. Enjoy half a day of paintball, a river canoe trip, local day hikes to rock overlooks, an overnight camping trip, all of the marksmanship field rotations, group challenges, games, fun free time activities, time to be with friends, and much more. July 9-15 and July 16-22, 2023
Paintball Adventure – ($475) Camp Hemlock provides a unique environment to learn and develop your Paintball skills. You will get to enjoy a 5-acre wooded playing field and on one day will also get to play on a speedball course. The skills and instruction focus on team building, tactical strategies, camouflage, signaling, and spiritual growth. You will get the opportunity to enjoy other aspects of camp, specifically the zipline and our pool. All safety gear, paintball markers, and paint will be provided. This is a great week for friends to join you and develop your skills together. July 9-15, 2023
Marksmanship – ($475) The marksmanship program is lead by certified safety instructors and is focused on teaching you proper safety and an appreciation for skilled marksmanship. The fundamentals of stance and sight alignment are taught as well as instruction on what other areas of life we are called to keep in our sights. Extensive time is spent on the range, but other camp activities are also a staple throughout the day.
- Marksmanship July 9-15 is focused on providing attendees with thorough range time and pursuing several levels of industry-standard basic instruction certification. The program highlights .22 caliber rifle instruction and precision shooting from the prone position. Leaders: To be determined. July 9-15, 2023
- Marksmanship July 16-22 is composed of a variety of different firearms and looks at different types and styles of shooting. The camp includes basic pistols, rifles, and skeet shooting. Leaders Joe Parker and Dan Hayden. July 16-22, 2023
- You may do the programs in either order.
Mountain Biking – ($420) This week-long camp offers many great adventures riding mountain bikes around camp and on local trails in the George Washington National Forest. Participants will also learn about proper bike maintenance and repair. Additional camp activities are provided throughout the week. Campers must bring their own working mountain bike along with a helmet. July 16-22, 2023
Christian Service Week – ($220) This week is a unique opportunity for you to come to camp and spend an incredible week focused on service. The focus of this camp is to spend a week growing spiritually and learning many different handyman skills as you serve the greater community. The greater Wardensville community surrounding Camp Hemlock offers a vast number of opportunities for physical service and many times to speak the Love of Christ into the lives of those who may not regularly go to Church. The effect this has had on the greater camp community has been profound. Participants must be at least 14 years old. July 16-22, 2023