What's Included at Camp?

Main Activities

Each overnight cabin follows an activity schedule that includes the following (subject to change):


Featuring two waterslides, a diving board and basketball hoop.


Our beautiful lake includes swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and SUP Boards. And you won't want to miss the giant ice berg.

Tower & Zipline

Your cabin friends will cheer you on as  you scale our 40 foot tower. Your reward for making it to the top? An exciting zip-line ride back down!

One Wheels

Strap on your helmet and wrist guards and see how well you can balance.

Mountain Bikes

Grab a mountain bike and go for a ride with a friend (Middle School ages and up).

Field Sports

You and your tribe will work together to win the Camp Carl games!

Initiatives (low ropes)

Form strong bounds with your cabin mates as you try to conquer each element as a team.

MS and HS Only

Giant Swing

Who is brave enough to pull the ripcord?

Horseback Riding

Enjoy a relaxing ride on our many horse trails through the woods. No experience required.


Enjoy the thrill of tubing at West Branch State Park. This one is a favorite activity!

Creek Walk

Search for crayfish, skip rocks, paint your face with the natural clay - there is no end to the fun at the creek!


Try your hand at long and short targets and see if you can get the high score.

High School only


Nestled deep in the woods, our paintball course has obstacles that will challenge you and your camp friends.

Big Zip

Zip down and back over a long ravine and creek.

Other Activities

These activities aren't programmed into the schedule but campers have plenty of opportunities to enjoy them while they are here.

Retreats only

Axe Throwing

Do you have what it takes to hit the bullseye?

Giant Hammock

Sit back and relax on our giant hammock. The perfect spot for star gazing.

Obstacle Course

So you think you're ninja? See if you can conquer our ninja-like obstacle course.

Nine Square in the Air

A permanent fixture now at camp. Don't let the ball drop in your square!

Gaga Pits

A camper favorite! Due to high demand, we have Gaga Pits all over camp.


A unique and beloved game invented at Camp Carl. Don't let the ball passed you or you are out!


Players of all skill levels will enjoy pick up games here.


Camp Carl has over 2 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy God's creation as you take a walk in the woods.