A camp dedicated to seeing lives changed

Welcome to Watermarks CAMP

celebrating ten years.

In 2004, Travis & Angie Critzer had a crazy vision. To drop everything that was going on and build a christian camp for young people so that they could experience Jesus. Since that day, we have been praying and following God and that vision has become a reality. Since 2004, Watermarks has been a place of refuge, peace, and rest for students all over the country. We are a year-round, 5013(c) non-profit camp that is dedicated to seeing lives changed by Jesus and people getting an experience to get to know him more. Located in the quiet town of Scottsville, Va, Watermarks is a peaceful place where you can enjoy all that God has created, but not be too far removed from the world around. From 2004, we've come from tent camping to now in 2014, we now have 16 fully heated and A/C cabins, 3 meeting spaces for sessions, a full kitchen and dining hall, 3 challenge courses, a high ropes course, shooting/driving range, campfires, the blob, water slides & trampolines, custom Watermarks games, and so much more!

Our vision here at Watermarks is to make your stay with us unforgettable. From our top-notch staff that want to be apart of your students lives, to the crazy games and activities, moments of worship and time with God, to our tasty food we want you to be completely taken care of. We provide you with the highest caliber of service during your stay and you to leave fully refreshed and ready to go back into your reality. Here at Watermarks, there isn't a set way of doing things, we want you to have the experience you want for your students and we want to help you in any way possible!


Yes, we know, people say we're crazy

our team

Josh Critzer



Josh handles all of the programming, scheduling of retreats/camp, works with leaders and also handles all of the creative elements of camp. Including website, video/photo, worship, design, etc.



Jimmy is our maintenance and service director. He keeps camp looking great, keeps all the elements upkept, and runs our tech team for all services at camp.



Kiersten runs the kitchen and food element of camp. She also co-leads worship with Josh and the band.




Jessica runs all of the activities side of things here at camp. From team building, to creating new and fun games, Jessica keeps the heart and vision behind Watermarks in every activity your group participates in.



Travis & Angie are the owners and directors here. They are the dreamers that started and continue to push the vision of Watermarks to the next level.


Everything here at Watermarks

The Worship Center is the main building of camp. We do the main sessions here, with music and speaking. Also, the Worship Center contains our dining hall, art room, pool table, and a ping pong table.

The Worship Center offers:

Dining Hall, Pool Table, Bathroom, Artroom

Main Session Area (tv's, stage, full audio/video setup, in-ear or wedge monitors, Propresenter media software)

The Lodge is a multi-purpose room, creating a great place for students to hangout. The Lodge is a great place for relaxing and getting to know new people and have fun.

The Lodge offers:

Xbox Kinect, Wii, Lounge Area, Coffee Bar, Foosball

Meeting place for session (full audio/video setup, Propresenter) (Can hold around 100)

6 cabins attached, fully furnished with heat & a/c (w/ bathrooms & showers) (Sleeps 64)

The Cafe & Loft is the newest addition to Watermarks facilities! The cafe is the lower level and connects to the Shop. It offers all of our drinks and coffee at camp, as well as extra seating, a beautiful fireplace and two new private handicap accessible bathrooms with showers.


The Loft is the upper level of the addition and is another meeting space for sessions. It comes fully equipped with Propresenter, audio/visual and accomodates around 50.

The Homestead is a 3 level space that sleeps 40. The upper and lower levels are sleeping spaces with a meeting space in the middle. It is cozy and can accomodate the needs for your group. The Homestead is a very personal and intimate place for your group.

The Homestead offers:

Sleeping space for 40

Meeting place for session (full audio/video setup, Propresenter) (Can hold around 40)



We have 16 fully furnished cabins that include heat and a/c. Attached to the lodge are 6 cabins that are similar to the cabin structure.

The Cabins offer:

Heat, A/C, Hardwood Floors, Front porch area, Bunk Beds

watermarks at wintergreen

Only thirty minutes away from camp, Watermarks has spread it's wings to the top of Wintergreen Mountain. We now offer a place for winter ski retreats, leadership retreats or a place for your family to go. We have a 4 bedroom house, within walking distance of the slopes. With great hiking trails, restaurants, tubing, skiing, snowboarding or a warm place by the fire, Watermarks at Wintergreen has something for your whole group.

Please contact Travis@watermarkscamp.com or call (434)-286-4403 for more info.




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Watermarks has a 500 foot zip line, low and high ropes courses, and a rock climbing wall. These are meant to build a team environment and to conquer any fears.


Air Activities:

600 ft Zipline

Low Ropes Course

NEW* Low Ropes II Course

High Ropes Adventure Course

Rock Climbing Wall

There are many land based activities here at camp. Whether you're looking for team building, indiviual growth, or just fun, we have something for you.


Land Activities:

Skatepark, Obstacle Course, Golf Driving Range, Rifle Range, Fishing Lake, Archery Range, Batting Cage, Basketball Court, Campfires, Paintball, Soccer, Volleyball, Xbox Kinect, Wii, *NEW Corn Maze (seasonal)

Camp Original Games:

Gaga Ball, Moleball, Ultimate Challenge, Volleysquare, Human Foosball, Water Battleship

Watermarks has a 13 acre lake for swimming and a 3 acre lake for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.  (Fishing/boating available full-time, swimming is seasonal)


Water Activities:

Fishing Lake,

Canoeing & Kayaking

120 ft Waterslide

NEW* 150 ft Waterslide

The Blob

High Jumping Tower

Water Trampoline

Sugar Shack (Sno-kones, pretzels, hotdogs, etc.)



Ways to get involved with Watermarks


JR Counselor


Can’t get enough of camp? Want to serve this summer? Watermarks Camp’s Servant In Training (SIT) program may be just what you need! Our SIT program is a one week volunteer experience for rising 10th - 12th graders. During this time, students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a servant. Before becoming a camp staff member, one must learn what it looks like to lead by serving. Our goal is that by the end of your week you will have a better understanding of what it is like to be a servant and how you can possibly use that in being a staff member as well as in your life.

Age Requirement: High School

This is for someone who has already completed the SIT Program for at least one year. If you are feeling called to learn what it takes to become a Watermarks Staff member, this is the route you should take! You get first hand experience with the staff, shadowing what they do. Whether you want to be a counselor, maintenance, media, etc. the junior counselor option teaches you what it takes to be at Watermarks!


Age Requirement: 11-12 Grade

Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Do you enjoy the camp life and serving others? Then being on staff at Watermarks could interest you. There are many positions open for you, including counselor, maintenance, and media!


Age Requirement: Graduated High School

Once you have completed this application email to:


STEWARD HOUSE internship program

About the Steward House

The Steward House is a new 2-year internship opportunity implemented at Watermarks Camp in order to help students discover their true, God given calling for their life. Through serving, gaining a higher education from a local or online college and living in a community of believers, this opportunity does exactly this. We want to develop Christian leadership qualities, servanthood, and teamwork in order to send our students into a world that is desperately needing it.


You will have the opportunity to serve at camp, and in a local church. This will provide you a window to see the heartbeat of how camp and church operates and your role in that. You will be living on camp property along with other interns and will grow together, building a bond that will last a lifetime. No matter where you feel called, there is a place for you here.


Serving Requirements

One thing we really believe in order to build a solid future is through serving. We believe that the local church has the power to change lives and our communities, so with that we have developed a system of serving times where you can serve at camp and in many areas of the local church. You get to serve for two hours at camp in a chosen area and at our local church for two hours in a chosen department.


Watermarks Camp

The students at the Steward House are the hands and feet of the daily operation at Watermarks. You get to serve and learn the ends at outs of what it takes to keep Watermarks running. You will also get a job, working weekends and when Watermarks is in operation. This will provide you with monetary support and experience in life. With doing the internship and working at Watermarks, the Steward House also prepares you up to apply to be on the summer staff at Watermarks if you're feeling led.


Local Church

You get to serve in some of the many departments in the church and really get plugged into what God is doing in the church. You get to learn the ins and outs of how the church functions and your role in that.


Here are the areas you can choose from to serve in:

-Multimedia, Sound and Lighting

-Worship                 -Marketing

-Youth                     -Church Planting

-Children                 -Missions and Outreach

-Finance                  -Pastoral Care and Prayer


Ways to get involved with Watermarks






Watermarks is everything you think a summer camp is and more! Come for the week and have the time of your life.


Summer Camp 2014 Schedule:


June 22-27: FULL

June 29-July 4: FULL

July 6-11: FULL


Contact Travis@watermarkscamp.com for more info!


July 13-18: FULL

July 20-25: FULL

July 25-30:OPEN Youth

August 3-8:OPEN Youth

August 10-15: FULL

 With all of the nature at it's beauty, you can enjoy a full weekend, having the time of your life. We offer men's, women's, children's, youth, corporate, staff, or any other form of group trips to camp, so whatever you're feeling, we'd love for you to join us! We hope that you join with us this fall or spring of 2014/15 season! Contact Travis@watermarkscamp.com for more info!

Spring and Fall Retreats at Watermarks are incredible!

We are conveniently located about 45 minutes away from Wintergreen Resort and about an hour away from Massanutten Resort. You stay at camp for the weekend, enjoy the great food, sessions, & activities, then you can go to a resort for the day and return that night for more fun!

Email Travis@watermarkscamp.com for more details or to book your retreat today!



This is going to be an exciting weekend and gathering of Men from all around Virginia and surrounding states. Check here for more information as time goes!


Theme: TBD

Cost: $100

Date: May 1-3, 2015


Proceeds go to Abba's Pride. For more info on Abba's Pride go to abbaspride.com

We offer:

Corporate Team Building times

Men's and Women's retreats

Staff Retreats

Full or half day High Ropes events.

If you would like to book one of the events or have something else in mind contact Travis@watermarkscamp.com! We'd love to hear your idea if you've got another crazy thought!

If you don't see it offered, please let us know!

Use the form on the left to contact us at Watermarks Camp. Please make sure to follow us on all social media feeds as well to keep informed on all that happens here at camp.

1145 James River Rd. Scottsville Va 24590

434.286.4403 office

434-286-3549 fax


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