Taking a break from your regular routine and escaping to the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere of Camp Spofford gives you and your loved ones a variety of great opportunities to experience God and enjoy each other. Packed with exciting programs for all ages, a week at Camp Spofford is certain to be a time that the whole family will cherish. What better place to make memories together than at Camp Spofford!
Family week begins with check-in time between 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and ends the following Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Be sure not to miss the Saturday night banquet, served at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
Camp Spofford is known for its great food. If you have special needs, contact our food service director in advance.
Family Camp registration begins on the first business day in November via phone only at 603-363-4788 ext. 21. Any time thereafter, you can also email the camp office regarding any reservation inquiries. Returning camp guests have an opportunity to put down a deposit on the same accommodation for the same week for the summer following their visit. This offer stands until the last business day in October. New reservations will NOT be taken prior to the first business day in November.
2018 Week and Speaker Schedule
June 23- June 28
Impress Homeschool Leaders
July 3- July 7
July 7-July 14
July 14- July 21
Dr. David Watson
July 21- July 28
July 28- July August 4
August 4 - August 11
August 11 August 18
Labor Day Weekend
August 31- September 3
***for more information regarding specific speakers, please go to our 2018 Speaker Page.
“A dynamite and down-to-earth speaker, Bryan teaches from a posture of humility with wisdom and discernment rarely seen. He writes with stories that illuminate the scriptures and makes timeless truth accessible to everyone.“— James Barnett | Founder, Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself
Walt Wiley Walt has spent his adult life talking. A former Walk Thru the Bible seminar instructor and chaplain of the Atlanta Braves, Walt speaks and teaches regularly in various settings. His style is motivational, inspirational, Biblical, practical and peppered with lots of humor.
Dr. David Watson Davis Watson has been a pastor in New York City at Calvary Chapel since January 1990. Dr. Watson loves the city and its people. Please visit his blog that will reflect his thoughts, concerns and hopes for the greatest city in the world.
Tom is currently an associate professor at Cairn University. Since 2006, Mr. Allen has served as Teaching Pastor at Bible Fellowship Church in Yardley, PA. Previously, since graduating from seminary in 1988, he had pastored in Dreshertown, PA; Bristol, PA; and Irving, TX. In addition to teaching in Bucks County, Tom also travels to do evangelistic preaching and training, as well as theological training for pastors in other countries.
For more information on Cairn University and Tom Allen please go to https://cairn.edu/academics/faculty/tom-allen/.
Week 5: July 28th- August 11th
Ryan Boys Pastor Ryan’s passion in ministry is to see God change lives through the clear explanation of the Bible. His academic passion is understanding the Old and New Testaments in their original languages. His life verse is Ezra 7:10, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.”
Daniel Rangel Daniel Rangel is a fulltime OCCA Fellow based in Dallas, Texas. He is a gifted communicator speaking regularly with other businesses, universities, and churches in the United States and Latin America. He passionately seeks to bring clarity to questions regarding the Christian faith. Daniel also desires to represent the Christian responsibility to work for social justice by creating leadership and educational opportunities.
Dave joined Bayside Chapel in 2011 and currently serves as the Senior Pastor. He came to Bayside from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN where he served as Dean from 2007 to 2011. While there he also taught preaching and ministry leadership courses. Prior to his time at Bethel he served for 23 years as the Senior Pastor of Grace Point Church in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Dave earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. To learn more Dave or to listen to Bayside Chapel Sermons please got to http://baysidechapel.org/#/welcome/our-team.
Labor Day Getaway: August 31st- September 3rd
Albie Powers Albie is currently a pastor at our local church, Grace Evangelical Free Church. Albie spent two years as a youth pastor in the Boston area and spent several summers before that at Pilgrim Pines Conference Center in Swanzey, NH working with high school students. Albie attended Liberty University and received his undergraduate in Youth Ministry and he completed his graduate work at Liberty Theological Seminary.
Camp Spofford provides plenty of opportunity to spend time with your family, as well as offering age-specific programs for kids and a wide array of activities for adults. The specific programs are:
Nursery (Ages 0-1) – The nursery is designed to meet the needs of our youngest campers.
Cubs (Ages 2 and 3) – Cubs are our campers who are too grown up for the nursery, but not quite ready for Scouts. They have their own fun toys, crafts, and more structured activities than the nursery. We have diaper changing facilities in Cubs.
Scouts (Ages 4 and 5) – Scouts are our preschool-aged campers who are just getting to know Camp Spofford. Scouts will participate in a number of age- appropriate activities, including parachute games, singing, field games, crafts and lots of play time!
Rangers (Ages 6 and 7)- The goal of Rangers is to introduce your 6 or 7 year old camper to much more of what Camp Spofford has to offer, including archery, canoeing, beach games, field games, and low ropes. It’s going to be a fun-filled, action-packed week!
Explorers (Ages 8-12) – Provides over 5 hours of family-centered activities each day. Highlights include chapel, games, hiking, tubing, campfires and more. We encourage families to attend afternoon and evening activities together.
Adventurers (Ages 13-17) – (or entering 8th grade) Includes activities each day for teens to meet and hang out, such as water sports, games, competitions, chapel and more. One full-day, off-camp excursion will be planned (extra fee).
Youth Camp – Children in the age group that runs concurrent with your Family Camp Week may opt to join the Youth Camp Program as either overnight campers or Family Day Campers.
Adult Activities – Throughout the week, adult tournaments for ages 15 and up include: bocce, croquet, shuffleboard, tennis, horseshoes, and more. Be prepared for adult Staff vs. Guests team game competitions in softball, basketball and volleyball and perhaps compete in our Tin-Man Triathalon, consisting of swimming (450 meters), running (3.1 miles) and biking (6 miles)- see below for Tin-Man turns. You can also try waterskiing, tubing, sailing, canoeing or a pontoon boat ride. Other area attractions include golf, hiking, mountain climbing and various other tourist attractions. And don’t forget to bring your fishing pole! We guarantee that you will have as great a time at Camp Spofford as your kids. There is always lots to do, but we highly recommend sitting at the beach as long as possible.
Completed in 2006, our newest accommodation houses ten units of various sizes, from 1 Queen-sized bed to housing up to 6 people. All have private baths and heat/air conditioning. With three floors and built into the side of a hill, Granite Lodge includes a spacious and comfortable conference room that looks out over Camp Spofford’s playground from the basement level. The first floor opens into a lounge and contains Units 1 through 5. Units 6 through 10 are accessible through stair-wells. Linens are provided during Family Camp.
A European-style chalet with four rooms on the first floor and two rooms on the second floor, all opening to a spacious common area with a vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. Most rooms have a queen-sized mattress and at least two custom-made, built-in bunk beds. All rooms have heat/air conditioning and a private bath. During the summer, Camp Spofford’s night life happens downstairs in Knute’s cafe, convenient for families wanting to keep close tabs on their kids. Linens are provided during Family Camp.
Two hotel-style units opening onto a common porch that looks out at the Chalet. Each room sleeps up to 6 people with one full-sized bed, two built-in bunks, a private bath and air conditioning. Linens are provided during Family Camp.
This building has two rooms on the main floor, each with one queen-sized bed and two bunks. Both rooms have heat/air conditioning and private baths. A third room is located on the same floor, complete with a queen bed, 5 bunks, and a new bathroom, and of course, heat/air conditioning. Linens are provided during Family Camp.
This charming accommodation has two separate units nestled in the trees behind our dining hall. While sharing a common porch, each unit opens into a furnished living room area and has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two bunks. Each unit can hold up to 8 people if using the fold-out couch within the living room. Private bath and heat/air conditioning. Linens are provided. (Minimum of 4 to reserve these units)
What is a tentel? Think rustic meets vintage. Each tentel has two sides with a double bed and one bunk per side. Families of up to 4 can reserve half of a tentel. A door in the middle can be opened to accommodate families with more than four members, though an additional fee is applied to families of up to four who want to use both sides of a tentel. A bathhouse with showers is within easy walking distance. A window fan is included. Linens and blankets are NOT included in the weekly rates, though there is an OPTIONAL LINEN SERVICE: $40. This includes full sets of sheets and blankets based on the number of people within your unit, as well as a towel, wash cloth and hand towel for each person within your unit. Please note: No pillows provided.
We have campsites for trailers and tents. Sites have electric and water hook-up. Meals and children’s programs are NOT included in the price. No open fires are permitted; please bring grills or camp stoves. A central bathhouse with showers is available for all sites. Children’s programs and meals in the dining hall may be purchased in the office.
Newly renovated Lakeside and Lakeside Annex is also available for large, extended families or groups. This beautiful lodge in its entirety can sleep 22-24 people. Call the office for pricing and availability.
The Gymnasium is a multi-purpose facility with a full-size basketball court, exercise facility, game room, lounge, and climbing wall!
Can I register online for Family Camp? No. If you are interested in coming to Family Camp, you must call the office. The office would love to help register you and your family.
How much does a week at Family Camp cost if we stay in a Camp Spofford Accommodation?
College*** and Teen**
All-Season Units* (Family Camp)
Tentels (Family Camp)
All-Season Unit* (Labor Day)
Tentel (Labor Day)
These prices include accommodations, meals and programming for adults and children. ***There may be additional costs for off-camp excursions.
What about Camp Spofford Camp or Trailer Sites? Camp Spofford has camp and trailer sites available.
Tent Site (Labor Day)
Trailer Site (Labor Day)
***Seasonal Sites not currently available.
These prices are for parents and their dependent children. Site fee does not include meals or youth programs.
When is my balance due? June 1st. You may go online and pay, call the office with your credit card information or send a check.
What do I pack for a week of Family Camp? Clothing for at least 8 days (laundromat is a drive into town if you need to do laundry), sweatshirt or jacket, pajamas, umbrella, 1-2 bathing suits (some kids might need 3 because they practically live in their bathing suits), towels for the beach, beach chair, casual church clothes (simple skirt, nice shorts or pants, sandals). If you want to participate in the tournaments, you might want to pack softball glove, cleats, bike for the tin man, basketball sneakers. If you are in a tentel for the week, bring sleeping bags or bedding, pillows, and bath towels. Tentels have a clothes line outside to hang wet towels and suits. Camp also has bed rails for the tentel bunkbeds. An additional fan and extra plugs are also helpful, since tentels have limited outlets. Camp has games, beach toys, and a gym full of balls and equipment, though feel free to bring your own (tennis racquets, soccer balls, etc) if you don’t want to share.
I had a reservation this summer and I want to come back next summer. How do I reserve my room for next summer? If you would like to reserve the same room during the same week, please call the office by October 31st! We ask for a $275 deposit to reserve your room.
I am new to Camp Spofford how do I make reservations? Call the office November 1st or anytime after to see what is available!
What about pets? We are sorry, no pets are allowed here at Camp Spofford.