Camp Chapelwood Summer 2019

Camp Chapelwood is a five week summer camp for elementary age children, five years old through fifth grade. Campers participate in a variety of activities including gymnastics, self-defense class, crafts, games, cooking and presentations by educational and/or entertaining speakers and groups. Campers may choose which weeks to attend ~ they can come one week or all five. 



Camp Chapelwood strives to create a fun, adventurous and wholesome community that fosters godly growth and respect.  We offer children an opportunity to spend one or more weeks in a planned program where they can learn new skills, develop new interests and make new friends.  Camp is for church members and community friends.


Joanne Buchwald is the Camp Director.  All activities are supervised by adult counselors and assisted by high school and college students.  All Camp registrations, correspondence, telephone calls and requests for information should be directed to Joanne at or by calling (713) 465-3467 ext. 160.  Please leave a message and your call will be returned.  Only the Camp Director may fill openings in Camp.


  • Campers must be five (5) years old by the day they start Camp.
  • Children may be enrolled in one or more of the five weekly Sessions of Camp.
  • Children will be grouped according to the grade entering school in September 2019.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday schedules will be 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.  Groups rotate among activities that are divided into equal time blocks on these days.
  • Wednesday is usually Field Trip Day, and the hours are 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  It is important to arrive by 9:00 a.m. SHARP on Wednesdays.  If your camper is going to be absent on Field Trip Day, please call Joanne at (713) 465-3467 ext. 160
  • Lunches should be sent to Camp in PLASTIC throwaway bags (zip locs) with disposable drinks.  Please do not send lunch kits.
  • Comfortable shorts and old T-shirts are best at Camp.  TENNIS SHOES AND SOCKS are required for all campers.
  • Label all items brought to Camp (lunches, clothes, hats, bags, equipment, etc.)
  • Campers may not bring toys, electronics or money to Camp.
  • Camp DROP OFF and PICK UP will be on the north side of the Williams building.  For PICK UP, please display your child's first name in your windshield.
  • A late fee will be charged for each child picked up late, so please BE PROMPT.
  • Camp retains the right to change the schedule depending on circumstances beyond our control.  See below for details on each weekly Session.


Camp Chapelwood is going green!  Online registration will open on Friday, March 1st.   Those unable to register online may bring forms to the church office, attention Joanne Buchwald/Camp Chapelwood.  If you are submitting paper forms, you must include the completed MASTER RELEASE AND CONSENT TO TREAT  form and the REGISTRATION FORM.


We must have written documentation requesting the cancellation of a camper's registration.  If cancellation is prior to April 30th, we will refund all paid except $50 per Session.  NO REFUNDS will be made after April 30th.  


Camp fee per Session per child:  $180.00 for Chapelwood members  /   $195.00 for everyone who is not a Chapelwood member.

Drop fee before April 30 (per Session) is $50.00  Late pick up fee for each child - $5.00 for every 15 minutes.


(Click on the Session buttons for details on each week)

Session 1:   June 10th-13th ~ Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist, Field Trip to Glow Zone, Foam Party and Magician Chad Chesmark 

 Session 1

Session 2:   June 17th-20th ~ Joe McDermott with Kids Music, Field Trip to Obstacle Warrior Kids and Rocket Scientist Greg Vohl       

  Session 2

Session 3:   June 24th-27th ~ Children's author Julian Franklin, Circus Arts instead of Field Trip and Circus Show                                   

     SESSION 3

Session 4:   July 8th-11th ~ Sweft Washington Hip Hop, Field Trip to Main Street Theatre and High Flyers Jump Rope Team           

        Session 4

Session 5:   July 15th-18th ~ Strong man Dennis Rogers, Field Trip to Inspire Rock and Gym-Flatables                                                           

     Session 5