Main Camp

“My daughter LOVES CLS! She never wants to come home when camp is over.”

Summer Camp Parent

Since 1946, Main Camp has been the traditional camp experience at Camp Lake Stephens.  Campers stay overnight in air-conditioned cabins with their camp counselor and up to seven campers, participating in all camp activities with their cabin mates for the duration of their stay.

Check out our Main Camp options below!

Day Camp

Geared towards those in the local community as well as those within driving distances, Day Camp serves perfectly as a first-time introduction to the summer camp experience!

June 3-7; June 10-14

June 17-21; June 24-28

Finished grades K-2

May 27-29; May 30-June 1

July 8-10; July 11-13

Finished grades 1-2

Mini Camp

A short week that’s not short on fun! Mini-campers take part in many activities at camp, including arts & crafts, devotions, field games, swimming, and much more!

Elementary Camp

Join the fun! Elementary campers take part in a variety of camp activities, such as canoeing, devotions, zip lining, more, all in the company of their cabin mates and family group.

May 27-June 1; June 3-8

June 10-15; June 17-22

June 24-29; July 8-13

July 15-20; July 22-27

Finished grades 2-5

May 27-June 1; June 3-8 (JH)

June 10-15; June 17-22 (JH)

June 24-29; July 8-13

July 15-20; July 22-27

Finished grades 3-8

Outpost Camp

Home in the woods! Campers spend a night sleeping in our Outpost Camp hammocks, while the rest of the week coincides with our traditional Elementary Camp.

Junior High Camp

Building on the Elementary Camp experience, our Junior High Camps offer new adventures! Junior High is open to kayaking on our lake, tackling the high ropes course, and practicing team-building through our low ropes course.

June 3-8; June 10-15

June 17-22; June 24-29

July 8-13; July 22-27

Finished grades 6-8

July 8-20

Finished grades 6-8

Two-Week Camp

“Two-week” is a CLS favorite that is filled with tradition – including the annual Two-week Olympics. Campers will also be taking a weekend excursion to Geyser Falls Water Park. Join the fun!

Stephens Sessions

Stephens Sessions are designed to give campers who are on the Autism spectrum or who have mild developmental needs a traditional summer camp experience. Paired with one counselor for the duration of the week, these campers are given the opportunity to do all that camp has to offer!

July 15-20 (Elementary)

July 22-27 (Junior High)

Finished grades 2-8


June 24-29

Finished grades 9-12

Mission Week

This summer, we are proud to be partnering with the Society of St. Andrew’s, an organization that “brings people together to harvest and share healthy food, reduce food waste, and build caring communities by offering nourishment to hungry neighbors.” During the day, Mission week campers will serve local communities in the surrounding Oxford area.

Mission Statement

Camp Lake Stephens, a United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center, is committed to being a place where children, youth, and adults can encounter God and respond in faith to God’s call to transform the world.