Join us for the best summer yet!

A NEW to CedarS Production - Join Us this Summer!

Act, sing, and dance in 3rd Session & first week of 4th Session daily rehearsals of "Into the Woods" while working towards the final production!  Campers will be performing the "junior" rendition of "Into the Woods" with voice ranges and content more appropriate for CedarS and children.

Develop and exercise your acting and singing abilities and free-flowing expression in front of a camera and audience through coaching and individual and group practicing.  Erin Lane returns as the program director for CedarS' thirty-fourth Musical Theater Production. Many of our past counselors, Assistant Directors, accompanist, choreographers, costume and set designers are returning to assist.

Are you interested in the Stage Crew program? Stage crew members must be rising 8th graders and up who are also willing to be cast on stage in a minor roles.  There is a maximum of four stage crew members.

Fun breaks, which include traditional camp activities, offer the perfect balance to the production rehearsals.

"Into the Woods" Synopsis

Adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s TONY Award-winning musical, "Into the Woods", "Into the Woods JR." is a story chalk-full of your favorite fairytale characters—Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and his bean stalk, a Milky White Cow, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, a Witch, and a baker and his wife. Each character (and more) wishes to go to the ball, the cow to give milk, to go to Grandmother’s house, and to have a child. Dreams are hard to come by in grim times and they realize they must journey into the woods in search of making their dreams a reality. The journey isn’t always easy and they must be aware of the past and the future. However, on the other side of the wood, joy reigns and the characters find their true happiness.

Program Overview:

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

When you’re not at your specialty camp, you’ll be scheduled to rotate through a variety of fun camp activities with your cabin.

Here are some of the activities that you’ll get to enjoy:

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).  All riding classes are taught by a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) instructor.

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, key log rolling, and pool volleyball.

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.  During Family Camp, we often accommodate younger campers.)

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.

Sports

Come experience the CedarS Sports Center, with its open-air garage doors and jumbo high-velocity fans. Improve your fundamental skills in soccer, basketball, and volleyball with the help of experienced players and coaches who are committed to helping you excel.  Additional sports to enjoy include disc golf, ultimate frisbee, ga-ga, ping pong, foosball, and modified capture the flag.

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!

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.

Meal Options:

We offer a variety of kid-friendly foods such as pizza, chicken nuggets, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, and spaghetti.  Breakfasts have a main entree, plus selections of cereals, oatmeal, eggs, and fresh fruit.  Lunches and dinners include a main and side entree, plus daily salad and PB&J options.  Each meal comes with vegetarian and vegan options.

 

testimonial-campers

What our campers say

“Thank you so much for the camperships you gave me.  Without you I probably wouldn’t have been able to come.  At CedarS I try many new things like the water zip line and the new cable ski.  I did the musical theater program of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”  I was the baker and a choir girl.  Every time I go to CedarS I grow in Christian Science.  I am so grateful for the staff.  They care about every camper at Cedars.  All the girls in my cabin were so nice.  I am again so grateful.”

- Camper

“Our daughter has talked about her experience at Musical Theater camp all year.  I am so grateful that Cedars is kept in loving operation year after year.  As a parent who is a Christian Scientist, I don’t know what I would do without Cedars.  We have enjoyed many summers seeing our kids grow spiritually, and grow in their love of Christian Science.”

- Parent

“I signed up for Musical Theater and I acted in a play, “Joseph and the amazing coat of many colors.”  My part in the play was an Egyptian dancer, a butler, and I was part of the chorus.  I had such an amazing experience learning more about God and Christian Science.”

- Camper

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