START PLANNING FOR 2023 SUMMER CAMPS
Start planning your child’s best 2023 Twin Cities Summer Camps experience by perusing our list of programs offered this year. Check back often. We’ll keep updating Twin Cities area listings as information comes our way.
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.
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Camps of Christian Faith
Christian camps for kids and families combine worship and prayer with fun recreational activities like canoeing, archery, campfires, crafts, group games, and mountain biking.
Sleep Away Summer Camps
3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN
Teens in grades 9-12 can participate in this overnight camp exploring media & faith. July 18-24, 2023. $320 per student. (EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS ($245 if registered by March 1, $270 if registered by April 1)
Do you have a desire to grow in your faith and ask hard questions? Join us for a week-long summer program (June 18-24) at Bethel University. As you explore what Jesus says about justice, you’ll reflect on your faith, serve in the community, live on campus, and explore your purpose.
Big Sandy Camp and Retreat Center
52511 185th Pl, McGregor, MN 55760
Affiliation: Christian & Missionary Alliance
Youth Camps offered weekly from June 11-July 21, 2023. Family Camps offered July 1-3 and September 1-4, 2023.
1205 Acorn Rd, Burtrum, MN 56318
Youth Camps offered from June 11-August 17, 2023. Family Camps offered Memorial Day Weekend, June 29-July 1, 2023, July 4th Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend.
2345 Ridge Rd, Motley, MN 56466
Affiliation: Evangelical Free Church of America
Youth Camps run weekly from June-August. Family Camps are offered May-September. 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. 2023 Details TBA.
Covenant Pines Ministries
43696 245th Place, McGregor, MN 55760
Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant Church
Four camps within one run June -August 2023. Plus Day Camp for those living in and around McGregor.
Lake Beauty Bible Camp
25766 Hummingbird Trail, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant
Camps offered for Youth from June-August 2023 | 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
605 Birch Ave, Alexandria, MN 56308
Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Family Camp | June 30-July 9, 2023
Accommodates all including those who are moderately and severely physically disabled and those who are mentally impaired.
Trout Lake Camps
10173 Trout Lake Dr, Pine River, MN 56474
Affiliation: Converge North Central Baptist Conference
Camps Run Weekly from June 11-August 26, 2023
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.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 710 East Broadway, Osseo MN 55369
For Grades K-7th. Shooting Starz Phone Number: (612) 715-9178.
Camp runs June 20-24 and 27-30–9 days. $175. All campers receive a camp t-shirt.
Camps of Jewish Faith
Herzl Camp | Webster, WI
Run by JCC Sabes Center
Sleep away 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 -August.
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.
Camp Butwin | Eagan, Minnesota
Day Camp Program is designed with your children in mind.
2-Week Sessions running from June -August
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