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.
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.
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How to 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.
Foye grew up in North Stonington, Connecticut. At age 17, joined the United States Marine Corps during the first Gulf War. Then, he spent the next 5 years taking courses at Messiah College while serving with distinction in the Fleet Marine Force. He graduated from Messiah with a BA in Social Studies Education and Theatre and went on to pursue a Masters of Divinity Degree from Gordon Conwell. He has served in six different denominations as an Associate Interim and Senior Pastor and is now the Senior Pastor at Mountainview Evangelical free Church in Voorheesville, NY. When not preaching, he volunteers for the Voorheesville Volunteer Firefighter Department. He has been married for 20 years to his wife Maria. The Belyea’s have two kids, Emilie and Zayden, and one miniature schnauzer named Charles Darcy who thinks he is their third child.