Why CrossRoads is the Best Virginia Summer Camp
Why CrossRoads Summer Camp, and what sets CrossRoads Summer Camp apart from everyone else?
First and foremost, CrossRoads is at its core about missions. Originally named Camp Little CrossRoads after the house where the Baptist missions pioneer Lottie Moon lived while serving as a missionary in China in the 19th century, the purpose and mission of CrossRoads Summer Camp has been about missions from the start.
CrossRoads, owned and operated by the Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV), is the combination of four camps: Baptist Lodge, The Cedars, Viewmont, and Camp Little Cross Roads. CrossRoads Summer Camp is infused with the history and legacy of generations of faithful women and men working for missions.
Each day, campers will have time to hear and talk with a missionary. Each summer, we host an international missionary along with local missionaries each week.
Secondly, CrossRoads Summer Camp provides an incredibly beautiful and peaceful setting for hearing God’s call to faith and service, cultivating a missional lifestyle, and equipping missions leaders for a changing world.
CrossRoads Summer Camp is located on over 600 acres of land, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia alongside the Little Piney River in northern Amherst County. Our remote location provides the space and clarity that our busy world so desperately needs.
Though we’re remote, we do strive to maintain some creature comforts. Our cabins hold between 14-20 people and all cabins and bathrooms are air-conditioned at CrossRoads Summer Camp! Campers are placed in cabins by age and gender. Our counselors live in the cabins, where we strive to maintain a 1:5 counselor to camper ratio in each cabin.
Have we mentioned the food yet? We pride ourselves on the yummy and nutritious food that Chef Eric cooks for us. If your child has dietary restrictions, we are more than happy to work with you so that your child will be safe and well-fed so that they will have the energy needed to enjoy all that CrossRoads Summer Camp has to offer.
If you live within driving distance to camp, we encourage you to schedule a Camp Tour so you can get to know us, see our facility, and learn why CrossRoads Summer Camp is the kids summer camp that both you and your kid select this summer!
Finally, CrossRoads Summer Camp focuses on the intangibles around excellence, including experienced leadership, staff hiring and training practice, safety record, and above all, providing a fun and caring environment where campers can grow in mind, body, and spirit. For over 30 summers, CrossRoads Summer Camp is rich in tradition, yet provides new and exciting ways to experience summer camp.
These three unique features of CrossRoads Summer Camp – missions, location, and excellence – will ensure that your camper will want to come back year-after-year and perhaps even want to apply as a counselor when they turn 17.