ETBE has several different choices for outdoor recreation. During our summer camps all the activities are open for all campers to enjoy at no additional cost. Activities may need to be scheduled for smaller retreats to ensure that staff can be available. Please look at the price list for activities that have a cost. All activities listed under the last slider panel are open for everyone to enjoy all the time.
The water park is available for weekend retreats and summer camps beginning in late April through the end of September. The park has a large water park quality water slide and good sized pool. There is also a large deck area around the pool for people to sit and fellowship. The pool has a diving board in the deep end and water basketball goal in the shallow end. A swim test is required before anyone is allowed into the deep end of the pool. Lifejackets are available for both the pool and water slide as needed for younger swimmers. The camp also provides trained lifeguards to keep your group safe in the pool area.
The lakefront area is open year-round for campers to enjoy. The camp has canoes, paddle boats, and kayaks. All the needed equipment is provided by the camp. Lifeguards also need to be scheduled when you book your retreat or camp. The camp also allows catch and release fishing around the lake shore. Please bring your own fishing pole and tackle for fishing.
The camp shooting ranges give campers the opportunity to participate in three different shooting disciplines. We have a skeet range for teenagers and adults to enjoy. All campers can enjoy the archery and 22 range. We also allow handguns during adult retreats on the 22 range. Adult retreat participants are allowed to bring their own firearms that are checked in with our chief RSO. The camp provides all firearms and archery equipment for our summer camp programs. Our Range Safety Officers are ready for both the experienced and novice shooter.
The camp also offers primitive paintball. This is paintball played with slingshots. Groups may choose to play in an open field or in our wooded maze. All safety equipment is included for your group but you will need to provide paintballs or purchase a case from the camp.
The ropes challenge course consists of both low and high elements. The program is lead by trained facilitators and can be customized to your group. The low elements can be used to teach communication, problem solving, teamwork, and many spiritual truths. While the high elements are designed to take the participants out of their normal comfort zone. All elements are always challenge by choice, meaning each participant chooses how far they will go in each element.
Every group has a unique experience of fun, fellowship, and learning about themselves and the rest of the group!
The camp has many activities that are open for your group with just your day use fee or overnight stay at the camp. These activities are on a first come first serve for the groups at the camp. Please look over at the camp map or see the list below for some of the activities available.