A camp dedicated to seeing lives changed
Welcome to Watermarks CAMP
celebrating eleven 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, ziplines & 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
Josh & HANNAH Critzer
PROGRAM & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Josh handles all of the programming, scheduling of retreats/camp to make your weekend exactly what you want once you book and also handles all of the creative elements of camp including website, video/photo, worship, design, etc.
Hannah runs all of the activities side of things here at camp. From team building, to creating new and fun games, Hannah keeps the heart and vision behind Watermarks in every activity your group participates in.
Courtney runs everything in the kitchen. All food allergies are always fully accommodated for and our food is always excellent!
TRAVIS & ANGIE CRItZER
OWNERS & DIRECTOrS
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. Travis handles all the booking and getting your group here on the dates you want.
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)
Can hold 200+
The Lodge has been completely redone! With a full stage and drumset, it
is equivalent to the shop for a meeting space.
The Lodge offers:
Meeting place for session (full audio/video setup, Propresenter) (Can hold 100+)
6 cabins attached, fully furnished w/ heat & a/c (w/ bathrooms & showers) (Sleeps 64)
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
cafe, Loft & Homestead
We have some new areas at camp! The Cafe is an addition to the shop offering more eating space, coffee bar, a wood fireplace and bathrooms. The Loft is over the Cafe providing an meeting space with full audio/visual capability up to 60 people. The Homestead is another building providing extra sleeping space and separate bathrooms for up to 40 people!
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.
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.
600 ft Zipline
Low Ropes Course
NEW* Low Ropes II Course
High Ropes Adventure Course & Leap of Faith
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.
Skatepark, Obstacle Course, Golf Driving Range, Rifle Range, Fishing Lake, Archery Range, Batting Cage, Basketball Court, Campfires, Paintball, Soccer, Volleyball, *NEW Corn Maze (seasonal)
Camp Original Games:
Gaga Ball, Moleball, Ultimate Challenge, Volleysquare, Human Foosball,
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)
Fishing Lake, Water Battleship (seasonal)
Canoeing & Kayaking
120 ft Waterslide NEW* 150 ft Waterslide
High Jumping Tower
NEW Water Zipline!
Sugar Shack (Sno-kones, pretzels, hotdogs, etc.)
Ways to get involved with Watermarks
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.
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.
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.
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
-Youth -Church Planting
-Children -Missions and Outreach
-Finance -Pastoral Care and Prayer
Watermarks is everything you think a summer camp is and more! Come for the week and have the time of your life.
Summer Camp 2016 Schedule:
Coming January 2016.
If you're looking for group dates, please call or email Travis.
Contact Travis@watermarkscamp.com for more info!
SUMMER CAMP AT WATERMARKS IS OFF THE CHART!
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!
WATERMARKS IS THE PLACE TO BE DURING THE WINTER SEASON
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!
A WEEKEND OF MEN GATHERED FROM ALL OVER THE EAST COAST
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!
Date: May 1-3, 2015
Proceeds go to Abba's Pride. For more info on Abba's Pride go to abbaspride.com
Corporate Team Building times
Men's and Women's 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!