If you haven't heard, WinShape Camps for Boys at Gardner-Webb specializes in big-time, over-the-top moments. One of the ways we make your campers experience spectacular is with our Camp-Wide Events! Made fresh-to-order each summer, these events happen every night of camp and will be some of the moments your camper won't stop talking about. Below, you'll find out what events we're doing this summer so you can make sure you pack everything your camper might need.
2020 Camp-Wide Events
Below you’ll find our Camp-Wide Events for camp in 2020 in no specific order. Check out this handy calendar to see when each event happens. Keep scrolling to see some ways we’re helping you prepare for summer.
WELCOME TO CAMP! We want you guys to “get your game on” with an exciting night filled with stage games, silly videos, the chance to say hello to some of the most exciting, adventurous, and fun-loving people this side of the rainforest. Of course, we’ll have a few guidelines to ensure we all have a safe and fun experience while at camp, but we know everyone will have a blast as we start Camp off right!What to Wear: Whatever you wore as you arrived at camp.
Blaze, Hydro, and Quake. Three ancient Squads from centuries past. While they come together each summer to battle for control of the WinShape Kingdom, their ties run deep. At our Induction Ceremony, only those receiving their Squad or who are active members are welcome. We’ll have the chance to share the legend behind how our Squads were formed and then allow first-time campers the opportunity to be inducted. What to Wear: We encourage campers and staff to wear their Squad colors! Red & Yellow for Blaze, Blue & Silver for Hydro, and Green & Brown for Quake. There will be plenty of Squad SWAG that you can grab from the Camp Store during Check-in on Spectacular Starting Sunday!
Water is the name of the game for this Camp-Wide Event. Whether you’re at the outdoor pool, playing water games on the front-lawn, or something in between, you’ll be sure to get SOAKED throughout the morning. So, pack your tropical swim trunks, goggles, and anything else you need to have fun in the sun!What to Wear: Wear your best tropical/jungle themed swim trunks, plus anything else you might want for some fun at the pool.
Everyone knows that superheros have secret identities, living life like ordinary individuals. On this evening, however, capes will come out and masks will definitely be on. Campers will have a chance to meet some of their favorite superheros and learn how to harness some of their powers as well. This event is for all the adventurous and thrill seekers out there.What to Wear: Come dress as your favorite superhero. Or you can just add a mask and cape to your everyday attire!
A Knight at the Faire
“What-ho! Come all thee looking to become knights of the WinShape Kingdom!” Enjoy traveling through our festival of booths in this ancient faire. You’ll learn how to draw a bow, wield a lance, and hear tales of the WinShape Kingdom from long ago! Knights at the ready!What to Wear: Campers can come dressed as a knight or even a king on this medieval themed night. No role is too small or attire unimpressive at the WinShape Faire!
Tonight, we’ll meet you exactly where you are. Join us as we gather together in a high-energy worship service and dive deeper into what it truly means to have a one-on-one relationship with our Life Giver. What to Wear: Whatever you wore that day!
All week the three Squads of the WinShape Kingdom have been competing in our Daily Challenges, and now we get to join in one final battle for it all – SQUAD WARS! Join the rest of your brothers from the Squad you call home as you defend your base and try to take down the opposing Squads with sawdust-filled socks. As a camp favorite, you won’t want to miss this night!What to Wear: Campers can come dressed in camo shirts and pants, or even a ghillie suit! Of course, your Squad colors are never a bad choice for any event as well!
Thursday Night Live
It’s Thursday night in the WinShape Nation and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate this incredible week than an award show focused on one thing – YOU! We’ll have fun dances, wild games, awards, awesome music, and of course, the reveal we’ve all been waiting for – our Squad Cup Winner! What to Wear: We want to see campers dressed to nines for this award-filled evening!