CAMPS

Explorer Camps (non-residential)
Christ Serve Ranch Explorer Day Camp

Try a week of camp and activities at Christ Serve Ranch. Each day campers will arrive at the ranch by 8:00 and will stay until 4:00. During the day, campers will participate in Bible Study, crafts, spending time with horses, gardening, archery, fishing, hiking, metal detecting, and so much more. Busing schedule will be posted soon. This year you may use a $950 summer pass that allows children to come to Day Camp as many days during the summer that they want.

Christ Serve Ranch Explorer Day Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Island Explorer Day Camp

Try out camp for a week while going home each night. Each day, campers will arrive by 8:00 and will stay until 4:00. During the day, campers will participate in Bible Study, crafts, recreation, and other great activities including time at Christ Serve Ranch. Busing schedule will be available soon. This year you may use a $950 summer pass that allows children to come to Day Camp as many days during the summer that they want. 

This year our busing schedule is as follows:

St Paul’s Perham (7:30 pick up, 4:30 drop off): June 3-7, June  10-14

Good Shepheard Alexandria (7:20 pick up, 4:30 drop off): June 17-21, June 24-28


Island Explorer Day Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Off-Island Explorer Day Camp

Off Island Explorer Day Camp

We are bringing the Island to St. Cloud this year. That's right; we will provide Day Camp activities for children K-6th grade from 7:30 am to 4 pm.  There will be lots of activities, crafts, games, and so much more. Campers will take a field trip to Lutheran Island Camp.

Off-Island Explorer Day Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Summer Pass Day Camps

Summer Pass Day Camp Program

Summer vacation is a time for children to build memories, learn, share and grow. Camp is a great place to do that and Summer Day Camp is the best of being at camp and coming home to their own family and bed each evening Lutheran Island Camp’s Day Camps have been popular for several years. This year those camps are expanding to 9 different events throughout the summer. Each week will be different with unique crafts, great staff, fun foods, and lots of great activities. Two of the weeks will focus on Christ Serve Ranch. The rate for each week is $135. This year Lutheran Island Camp has been asked to offer the opportunity for children to come to camp multiple times throughout the summer. We’ve introduced our Summer Pass Day Camp program. For a total fee of $950, your child may attend as many of our Day Camps as they please. Come for the whole week or just a few days each week. You choose. This Summer Pass rate is a savings of $265. Some of the activities your child can expect include, archery, swimming, fishing, Gaga Ball, crafts, singing, Bible Study, pony rides, hiking, challenge course, and so much more.

Payment for the Summer Pass can be spread out over time, but we do ask that payment be made in full prior to attendance at Day Camp. Some people may be able to use the Cafeteria Plan to cover the cost as day care or it may be deductible as day care. We do suggest that you also budget $5-10 per week for canteen.

You may pay for the entire Summer Pass by paying by check or credit card the sum of $950. This is a significant savings.

You may also make payments by putting $140 as a deposit and then making payments of at least $100 until the full amount is paid.

You may also make payments of $135 for each week your child is at camp. If you pay for 7 weeks, the next two are at no cost.

 

Summer Pass Day Camps Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
VBS

Make your Vacation Bible School even more special by bringing the kids to camp for a day. You'll arrive by 10:00 and enjoy lots of activities, Bible lesson time, a picnic lunch, swimming (weather permitting), singing, canteen, and more. We like to limit each day to 100 participants so sign up early. Departure is at 3:00

Give us a call with your tentative date. We'll send you confirmation and a list of things to bring. Those congregations that have July or August VBS may contact us for arrangements as well.  Congregations Please Call. No registration or health form required for VBS camps.

VBS Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Passageway Camps (3-11 w/ Adult)
Little Lambs (Ages 3-6)

Get to spend the whole weekend with Mom or Dad (or a grandparent, aunt or uncle) enjoying the Island and time with a special person in their lives. Activities are geared toward kindergarten and pre-school children. The rate is for each person.  Please complete a registration form for both child and adult. Pony rides will be available this year, weather permitting. Health forms are not required for this camp. Click here to download a brochure about our family events.

Little Lambs (Ages 3-6) Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Parent / Child Trailblazer Camp (Ages 6-11)

Dates and programs: These weekend events are for 6-11 year old youth and an adult. They are for those children who want to have a special experience with a parent, grandparent, uncle or other special adult in their lives. This year we are offering weekends that will have a special emphasis. Be sure to select the weekend that will provide the activities you would like to participate in. Health forms are not required for this camp. Click here to download a brochure about our family events.

Parent / Child Trailblazer Camp (Ages 6-11) Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Sheep Camp (Ages 6-8)

Get to spend the whole weekend with Mom or Dad (or a grandparent, aunt or uncle) enjoying the Island and time with a special person in their lives. Activities are geared toward early elementary aged children. The rate is for each person. Please complete a registration form for both child and adult. Pony rides will be available this year, weather permitting. Health forms are not required for this camp. Click here to download a brochure about our family events.

 

Sheep Camp (Ages 6-8) Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Discovery Camps (6-8 year olds)
Discovery

6-8 year olds who want the opportunity to learn about summer camp will want to attend our Discovery Camp. Activities include swimming, pontoon ride, hiking, Bible Study, and lots more! Pony rides will be available this year, weather permitting. Please complete registration form and health form or register online.

Discovery Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Trailblazer Camps (ages 7-11)
Many of the following camps are available for two or more age groups. Whenever possible campers will be housed with children in the following way. Trailblazers: 7-9 and 9-11; Voyageurs: 12-14; Teen Trek 14 and older. While some camps offered have the same names, different age groups may have age distinguished activities. Parents, we love to have you visit or even attend camp with your child. Please call us to visit about how that can work for you and your child. Background checks may be required.
Trailblazer Splash Camp

There is nothing like being at Splash Camp on a hot summer day! We offer campers lots of summer water fun, including plenty of time at the beach, a giant slip-n-slide, kayaking, canoeing, water volleyball and basketball, singing around the campfire and great evening activities. This is also the week of the annual Lutheran Island Camp Water Championships.

Trailblazer Splash Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Trailblazer Classic Camp

This is the way camp has been for three generations and we've set aside some of the best weeks of the summer for them. It is based on kids having lots of fun doing many different activities. The list of things to do includes: archery, basketball, softball, disc golf, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, volleyball, and more. Classic Camps include a great Bible Study, sing-a-longs, devotions, cookouts, skit night, canteen, and crafts. Horseback riding will be an option available for campers. The Biggest is a special celebration with big events, big activities, and big treats. 

Trailblazer Classic Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Science Camp Weekends

This adventure is a shorter version of our Science week.  Get out and explore God’s creation with us this summer.  Daily adventures will allow campers to consider the wonders of each day of God’s creation.  The sky, the waters, and the land of Christ Serve Ranch, and other field trip destinations, will be the laboratory for a study of Minnesota’s unique landscape.   We will be doing some horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, and camping so be sure to come prepared for adventure.

Science Camp Weekends Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Girls Survivor Club weekend

Grab some friends and head to the ranch to do the things that girls love to do. We’ll build a fort, make a fire or two, cook hot dogs and s’mores, catch some fish, and have some discussions about what it is to be a young woman. Campers will be sleeping in tipi tents. 

Girls Survivor Club weekend Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Voyageur Camps (ages 12-14)
Voyageur Classic Camp

This is the way camp has been for three generations and we've set aside some of the best weeks of the summer for them. It is based on kids having lots of fun doing many different activities. The list of things to do includes: archery, basketball, softball, disc golf, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, volleyball, and more. Classic Camps include a great Bible Study, sing-a-longs, devotions, cookouts, skit night, canteen, and crafts. Horseback riding will be an option available for campers. The Biggest is a special celebration with big events, big activities, and big treats.

Voyageur Classic Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Science Camp Weekends

This adventure is a shorter version of our STEAM week.  Learn about dinosaurs, dissect owl pellets, and create your own rocket while you learn about some of the ways God designed his incredible creation to function.

Science Camp Weekends Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Girls Survivor Club weekend

Grab some friends and head to the ranch to do the things that girls love to do. We’ll build a fort, make a fire or two, cook hot dogs and s’mores, catch some fish, and have some discussions about what it is to be a young woman. Campers will be sleeping in tipi tents.  Check our website for fact sheet.

Girls Survivor Club weekend Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Voyageur Splash Camp

There is nothing like being at Splash Camp on a hot summer day! We offer campers lots of summer water fun, including plenty of time at the beach, a giant slip-n-slide, kayaking, canoeing, water volleyball and basketball, singing around the campfire and great evening activities. This is also the week of the annual Lutheran Island Camp Water Championships.

Voyageur Splash Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Specialty Camps

There are a few great programs for 12-14 year olds that are special and provide great opportunities for them to stretch their skills and abilities. Some of these programs provide great adventures, others unique experiences.

Specialty Camps Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Teen Trek
Camp Indianhead

Camp Indianhead

This is a private camp that rents the Lutheran Island Camp facilities during the week of July 7-12, 2019. Online registration is available through Lutheran Island Camp. You may also use the forms below to register:

Camp Indianhead registration word

Camp Indianhead registration pdf

Camp Indianhead health form pdf.

Camp Indianhead Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Teen Trek Paintball Weekends

Enjoy a weekend of fast-paced action and strategy as we take to the woods for a weekend of paintballing! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about paintball equipment and strategy and experience a variety of paintball games. Camp will provide all equipment and paint, but participants can bring their own if they would like.

Teen Trek Paintball Weekends Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Specialty Camps

These Specialty Camps are for those teens who are looking for a special event at Lutheran Island Camp. They will provide adventure for some, education and leadership for others, and are assured of stretching teens to achieve their potential.

Specialty Camps Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Excursion
Family Weeks

Spend a week with your family and let us do the cooking, babysitting, and devotions. Our family weeks are all inclusive. Leave the cooking and dishwashing to our staff while you make the most of quality time with your family! Click here to download a brochure about our family events.

Family Weeks Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Family Weekend Getaways

Enjoy the gift of family amid the beauty of the Island. You may participate in age-appropriate and combined Bible studies and camp activities, or simply spend time together. For families who want a short, less-expensive vacation, these weekends at camp are ideal!  Visit our website for more details on program and to download brochures. Click here to download a brochure about our family events.

Family Weekend Getaways Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Home School Kickoff Week

Kick off the School Year with this unique family camp opportunity. There are activities to excite parents and students of all ages.  Housing will be provided in cabins or our Retreat Center. Register early to select the option that works the best for your family. Click here to download a brochure about our family events.

Home School Kickoff Week Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Horseback Riding Camps
Beginner Horse Camp Weekend

This event is for our younger campers who want to be a horseback rider but aren’t yet ready to participate in a weeklong event. Participants will spend time getting to know their horse and learn the basics of horsemanship including grooming, groundwork, respect, and riding. We’ll use some of our smaller and wiser horses. Most of our time will be spent in an arena.

Beginner Horse Camp Weekend Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Tenderfoot Horse Camp

This is one of the best experiences that you can have at camp! Learn how to ride, groom, and feed a horse. By the end of the week, you'll be able to saddle your own horse; take it out on a nice trail ride, and perhaps do a few games on horseback. You'll wish the week would never end!  

Tenderfoot Horse Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Wrangler Horse Camp

Those campers with a little more riding experience will want to take advantage of this week! Wrangler Horse camp offers more time in the saddle than the Tenderfoot version, plus you ride on more advanced trails and experience what you and a good horse can do with some gaming. 

Wrangler Horse Camp Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Servant Events
2018 will be a very busy year for our Servant Events. We have a large number of very important projects scheduled for Christ Serve Ranch as well as some exciting new things on the Island. We'll have at least one group heading to Inger, Mn.  We will have a very detailed list of projects that we hope to take on during the Summer of 2018. We will be happy to visit with group leaders about the specific projects their group would like to work on, but we do reserve the ability to have groups finish projects before starting new ones. Click here   to download a list of projects.  Groups should contact us at info@islandcamp.org Individuals may register on line by following this link: Register

Building the Island

We’re building on the Island again. Participants will help with a variety of building projects, staining and painting, waterfront work, and clearing trails. Depending on need, weather, and numbers, some participants may be shifted to our Christ Serve Ranch Servant events.

Building the Island Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Christ Serve Ranch Servant Events

This year we continue to develop more areas of the ranch. Participants will help build a new mountain bike trail and new horseback riding elements. There will also be opportunities to paint the ranch cottage, roof it, and build a log cabin. We will also build more of the exhibits including a native housing exhibit. Christ Serve Ranch is the nation’s only science and environmental learning center that teaches science, leadership, outdoor education and the environment from a Lutheran, Christian, Biblical worldview.

Christ Serve Ranch Servant Events Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.
Inger-Native American Servant Events

Travel to Inger, Minnesota and spend the week working with Native children and families. Participants will lead children, youth and families in games, activities, Bible Study, and devotions. We will also do community service projects with the Native community. It is a great 5 day event that brings back people year after year. If your group is interested, sign up early. We are limited to the number of people we can bring with us.  Individuals are also welcome. If your group would like to extend their experience a day or two, we can make arrangements to provide some great camp experiences as well.

Inger-Native American Servant Events Session(s)
Sessions to be determined.