2022 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Faith Based Camps

faith-based camps

Bible Camp is what I grew up as my first camp experience.  And it was incredible for me.  It was sleep away.  And it was fun. The friends I made, the experiences I had, the cabins I slept in.  But faith-based camps are not only Christian-faith camps.  There are camps in or somewhat near the Twin Cities that are based on different faiths including Judaism. 

If you know of a faith-based camp we could include, please leave a comment or contact us through our contact form. There are so many that we KNOW we missed the majority of faith-based camps.

Not quite ready to ship your child off to camp, but want to encourage their faith?  Check out the Vacation Bible School Guide.

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr
St. Paul, MN

July 19-25, 2022
Theme: Media & Faith

$320 per student
$245 if registered by March 1
$270 if registered by May 1
Financial aid is available for eligible applicants.

Grades 9-12

Sleep Away Camp

Join us for a week-long summer institute at Bethel University, where you’ll dialogue on culturally relevant topics, reflect on your purpose and engage in service. This summer we’ll dive into questions at the intersection of Media & Faith. During the institute, you will . . .
-Learn from Bethel faculty
-Volunteer in the community
-Participate in small group discussions and activities
-Live on campus

Students interested in earning academic credit or a $1,000 scholarship can also register for the LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE ENCORE . . .
. . . The ENCORE is a Saturday afternoon session where students learn about the Leadership Experience. The four elements of the Leadership Experience are meeting regularly with an adult mentor, community service, and two retreats at Bethel. Students who participate in the Leadership Experience (August-April) are eligible for academic credit and/or a $1,000 scholarship to Bethel.


Camp Shamineau | Motley, MN

Affiliation: Evangelical Free Church of America
Youth Camps run weekly from June 19-August 19, 2022
Family Camps are May 27-30, June 24-26, July 8-10, August 5-7 as well as Latino Family Camp September 2-4
Specialty Camps include Outpost Horse Trip (Grade 8-12), Father/Son Island Camp, Taylors Falls Adventure Trip (Grades 6-8), Mother/Son Island Camp, North Shore Adventure Trip (Grades 9-12), Father /Daughter Island Camp

Camps of Christian Faith

Sleep Away Camps

Big Sandy Camp and Retreat Center | McGregor, MN

Affiliation: Christian & Missionary Alliance
Youth Camps offered weekly from June 12-July 22, 2022 | Family Camps offered July 1-3 and September 2-5, 2022

Camp Lebanon | Burtrum, MN

Affiliation: Independent
Youth Camps offered from June 12-August 18, 2022 | Family Camps offered Memorial Day Weekend, June 26-July 1, 2022, July 4th Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend. Camp Lebanon is offering 27 different weeks of camp in 2022.

Covenant Pines Ministries | McGregor, MN

Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant Church 
Four camps within one run June 20-August 17, 2022 

Lake Beauty Bible Camp | Long Prairie, MN

Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant
Camps offered for Youth from June-August 2022 | Family Camps Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend. Youth camps are divided into districts around the state and neighboring states.

Lake Geneva Christian Center | Alexandria, MN

Affiliation: Assemblies of God 
Family Camp | July 1-10, 2022
Accomodates all including those who are moderately and severely physically disabled and those who are mentally impaired.

Trout Lake Camps | Pine River, MN

Affiliation: Converge North Central Baptist Conference
Camps Run Weekly from June 19-August 12, 2022
Trout Lake Camps is trained and able to accommodate various special needs including food sensitivities and allergies.  If your child needs a specific adjustment, please contact the camp when registering them.

Day Camps

Shooting Starz

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 710 East Broadway, Osseo MN 55369
Shooting Starz Phone Number: (612) 715-9178
Camp runs June 20-24 and 27-30–9 days | For Grades K-7th | $175. All campers receive a camp t-shirt.

Camps of Jewish Faith

Herzl Camp | Webster, WI

Run by JCC Sabes Center | June 20, 2022-August 9, 2022 
Sleep away camp
Camps throughout summer offered range from 1-3 days for new and younger campers all the way to 7 weeks for campers in high school.  Herzl makes every effort to meet the needs of our their campers including nutritional, medical, social, behavioral, and physical needs.

As an independent, pluralistic camp, we’ve created uniquely “Herzl” Jewish and Zionist programming and education. At Herzl Camp, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Modern Orthodox children pray and learn together daily.

-Herzl Camp Website

Classic Olami | Sabes Center, Minneapolis and Capp Center, St. Paul

Day Camp experience opportunities throughout the whole summer for members and non-members of the Minnesota JCC. 
Day camps run from June 13-August 12, 2022.

Classic Olami truly has something for everyone — camp spirit, making friends, playing games, learning to swim and playing sports. Each week features a field trip as well as “theme” days, overnights, and undernights. Our staff and counselors teach life skills in a fun, safe environment that incorporates Jewish learning and tradition.

Minnesota JCC Website

Camp Butwin | Eagan, Minnesota

Day Camp Program is designed with your children in mind. 
2-Week Sessions running from June 20-August 12, 2022
Specialty Sessions run for 1 week and are August 15-19 and August 22-26. 

We want our campers to learn to swim, pitch a tent or canoe, but our primary goal is providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that provides a safe space for a camper’s mental, physical and emotional growth and success.

Camp Butwin Website

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