Early enrollment is open! Enroll by January 31st for any summer program with a $100/wk deposit, and save $25/wk!

Come take your game to the next level at the CedarS Sports Center!

All levels of players are welcome!

Players will be ability-grouped to guarantee that everyone will be challenged at just the right level.  More experienced players will have the opportunity to scrimmage with our staff.

Enjoy half days of basketball training (practice + coached scrimmage), combined with half days of camp activities

Improve your fundamentals: dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, rebounding (learn proper techniques with on-the-spot adjustments)

Elevate your mental game: lean on your true source of confidence, accuracy, decision-making, and ability

Organized Progressive Curriculum: Continuing clinics by experts will train you to work more efficiently from a "triple threat" position, to develop fast break and motion offenses, and to excel in more advanced defense techniques.

Your activity and cabin counselors for Basketball Camp will be not only role-model Christian Scientists, but also outstanding basketball players who really want to see you succeed.

Sample Daily Schedule:

8am Breakfast

9am Bible Lesson study

9:30am Basketball Practice

12:15pm Lunch

1pm Rest hour

2pm Camp activity (see below)

3pm Snacks

3:30pm Camp activity

4:30pm Basketball Scrimmage (optional)

5:30pm Free Swim

6:30pm Dinner

Evening Activity

9:30pm Bedtime

Other Activities

Christian Science Focus

Our goal is to apply Christian Science to each activity with joy!  All programs include daily Bible Lesson study, “mets” before activities, Sunday School, Wednesday testimony meetings, hymn sings, and talks by the resident Christian Science Practitioner.

Activities

Enjoy five activity periods each day, taught by expert counselors.  When you’re not at your specialty camp, you’ll be scheduled to rotate through a variety of fun camp activities with your cabin (see list below).  Across a two-week session, you will have the opportunity to experience some other nearby adventures, such as a canoe trip, an extended hike to a local cave, a pack trip on horseback, and a possible overnight camp-out.

Swimming

Swim daily at free swim and/or classes in our Aquatic Center with its Junior Olympic Lap Pool and Diving Pool.  Red Cross Lifeguards and swimming instructors are eager to help you learn or improve your strokes and earn certificates. Other fun water activities at our Aquatic Center include diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, pool volleyball, and a swim meet.

Horseback Riding

Ride nearly every day on one of Cedars' 70+ excellent horses (at no extra charge).  Improve your riding skills in one of our seven arenas, including two that are covered.  Enjoy our extensive camp trail network with over 800 acres and miles of riding trails. Interact with miniature horses and learn how to drive a mini horse cart (5th grade and up).  Showcase your new skills in an end-of-session Horse Show.  All riding classes are taught by a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) instructor.

Arts & Crafts

Learn to make creative nature art, tool leather work, weave thread bracelets and make jewelry, create with clay, paint pens, tie dye, make paper stationery, bead work, wood work, puppets, upcycling creations, and much more.

Cable Ski

Learn to kneeboard, wakeboard, and waterski on our 6-tower cable ski system on our very own onsite lake.  Learn to navigate turns and try our optional ramp jump as you enjoy ½-mile laps. The cable ski system can accommodate six riders at once, so your whole cabin can be active at once.  Cheer on your friends as they make their way around the lake, taking on new challenges.  Will you be the one to set the new record for most cable ski laps?  (Requirement: pass a basic swim and board navigation assessment.  This activity is typically appropriate for rising 4th graders and up.)

Archery

"Aim for perfection," for archery awards or just for fun with the support of our trained archery instructors.

Canoeing, Kayaking, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Guide your canoe around our own lake or down a local river with confidence after you learn each paddle stroke.  Learn the basics of sit-on-top kayaking at Kayak Cove, and then play a round of kayak polo.  Test your balance as you paddleboard: learn basic strokes and graduate up to obstacle courses.

Log Rolling

Demonstrate grace and balance as you learn to stand, walk, and run atop a synthetic rolling log. Our instructors will teach you the basic skills, and you can advance to log rolling contests. The log is weighted to accommodate the beginner or more advanced camper.  This activity takes place in our Junior Olympic lap pool or in Kayak Cove.

Nature & Fishing

Enjoy CedarS nature program while exploring our new trails and learning conservation practices. Hike over hills and streams to explore our CedarS cave. Go birding in the forest; catch crayfish and frogs in the creek; or go fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish in our stocked lakes.

Trampoline

Bounce safely and joyfully on our trampolines, which have 360 degree net enclosures.

Water Sliding

Twist and turn your way down CedarS very own waterslide, which is one of the longest in the state of Missouri. Enjoy a refreshing splash at the bottom, then hike back up the winding ramp and do it again!

Trips

Enjoy a half day or full day outdoor adventure trip (float, fish, cave, or pack).  Your cabin may also choose to sleep out under the stars at the end of the day.

Evening Activities

Enjoy bonding with your cabin during evening activities such as s’mores over a campfire, sunset visits to the grazing horses, talent shows and skits, game nights, dance parties, extra rounds on the cable ski and waterslide, hymn sings, and testimony meetings.

testimonial-campers

What our campers & parents say

"Thank you so much for helping me and my siblings be able to go to Cedars this year! The past two years have helped me realize how important Christian Science and CedarS are to me. "

- Camper

“We all just wanted to thank you and the entire camp staff and counselors for such an amazing job giving our son a wonderful experience at camp. His two weeks at camp were filled with substance and Love! He carries all his fun and learning every day.”

- Parent

“Thank you so much for the financial support that was given so I could have a chance to not only have fun with my friends and challenge myself with new camp activities but also to grow spiritually and learn about Christian Science from a new point of view.”

- Camper

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