Be sure to check out the Christ Serve Ranch portion of this brochure for other offerings for 12-14 year old campers. Creation, science, horseback, leadership, shooting sports camps, and certain specialty camps are listed there.
Creation Art/Photography Weekend
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Voyageur ECO Adventure
Bring your canvas, sketch pad, camera or other medium to help you capture the beauty of God’s creation through the gift of art that you have been given. We’ll also have materials available along with a professional artist and a photographer who will help participants understand color, perspective, and various art mediums to capture a permanent record of such beauty as flowers, animals, landscapes and more at Christ Serve Ranch.
Dates: June 5-7
Agreat adventure for youth who want the opportunity to try out their kayaking skills on one of the most beautiful rivers in Minnesota. The Crow Wing River Trip provides a great time of fishing, camping, and outdoor fun. Participants will arrive at camp on Sunday, leave Monday morning and return to camp on Thursday.
Ages: 12-18 years old
Dates and Costs: July 5-10, $350
Grab some friends and head to the ranch to do the things that boys 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 man. Campers will be sleeping in tipi tents. Check our website for fact sheet.
Ages: Trailblazer (10-11), Voyageur (12-14)
Dates: June 12-14
During our Voyageur Sports Camp, youth will have the opportunity to try out a number of sport activities that they may not have done before. Included will be fishing, golf, archery, horseback riding, Disc golf, floor hockey, shooting sports, water polo, geo caching, and more.
Dates and Costs: July 19-24, $325.
You'll have some great fishing stories to tell after this week! Each year we catch large Northerns, several 4 lb. and better bass, walleye, giant crappies, and a couple of nice Muskies . We expect you to know fishing, be willing to learn more, and bring your own equipment. We have instituted some new policies and procedures and there will be a limit of 12 campers each week unless additional volunteers and boats become available.
Ages: 12 and older
# 1-June 7-12
Whether you want to be an actor, a comedian, a vocalist, a musician or someone who works behind the scenes you'll want to join us for our Performing Arts Camp. By the end of the week, we'll have a variety show that will highlight each of your God given talents. And don't forget all of the other great camp activities available at the Island.
Dates and Cost: July 26-31, $350
Deposit:$75To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel
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 slippery slide, kayaking, canoeing, water volleyball and basketball, singing around the campfire and great evening activities.
Dates and Cost:
# 1-June 21-26 ($300)
# 2-July 12-17 ($335)
#3-July 19-24 ($335)
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, boating, 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.
Dates and Cost:
#1-June 14-19 ($295)
# 2-July 26-31 “The Biggest” ($335)
# 3-August 16-21 ($265).
It’s a brand new weekend for 12-14 year olds. The fun and excitement will start Friday evening and go right through noon on Sunday, with spiritual and physical respite appropriately present. Campers will be participating in a series of exciting activities, most held at Christ Serve Ranch. Activities will include a horseback ride, outdoor cookout, wagon ride, fishing, all terrain bike riding, and paintball. Swimming and some activities may be at Lutheran Island Camp. Check our website for more details.
Enjoy a week of camp highlighted by using various artistic media to capture nature’s beauty. You’ll use ink, paint, water color, photography and video to portray the wonderful diverse natural setting of Christ Serve Ranch. Professional artists, photographers and videographers will help you learn and grow.
Ages: Voyageur (12-14) and Teen Trek (14-18)
Date and Rate: June 7-12. $300
Adventure is the right word for this camp! Young men and women head off to a new adventure every day. There will be a tubing trip, horseback riding, camping, exploring, hiking, shooting sports, plus lots of the regular camp activities done in new and unique places. We'll travel throughout Otter Tail County for this great adventure. Sign up early and with a friend!
# 1-July 5-10 This week will include a shooting sports component including shotguns, rifles, and archery.
# 2-July 12-17
# 3-August 2-7
“BANG!” “Whoosh!” “Wow!” Science can be exciting at Lutheran Island Camp. Our Young Scientist Program uses science to better understand God’s creation and the universe that surrounds us. Brian Young teaches God’s word while helping participants see how the truth of science supports the facts of creation. Many activities will be done at the Creation-Science Environmental Learning Center at Christ Serve Ranch. Limit of 30 campers.
Ages:Trailblazer (10-11), Voyageur (12-14), Teen Trek (14-15)
Dates: June 7-12
If your child is looking for a high energy adventure in creation this summer, this camp is for you. Daily activities will combine outdoor and environmental education from a Christian perspective. Campers will hike, ride, bike, paddle, and boat through nature at Christ Serve Ranch. They will discover the ecological diversity of the ranch while orienteering, navigating and exploring the pond, lake, woods, and prairie. They will have an opportunity to try out our new challenge course; help build the new bike course and so much more.
Dates and Costs:July 5-10 $295
It will be an adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math as campers engage in challenging and creative hands on experiences at Christ Serve Ranch. Campers will participate in Mad Science Labs, Outdoor Exploration, Design Centers, and Art adventures as we take a unique look at the days of creation. Campers should come prepared for activities including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and more. All equipment will be provided.
Ages: Trailblazer (7-11), Voyageur (12-14)
Dates and Rates:
#1-June 14-19 ($295)
#2-July 12-17 ($325)
#3-August 23-28 (Home School families) youth rate is $150, adult rate for meals and lodging is $150. This event is underwritten by donors to Christ Serve Ranch. No discounts or gift certificates available at this rate.
Campers will go back to the 19th century and share experiences similar to those from Little House on the Prairie and Little House in the Big Woods. We’ll use a Dutch oven, learn about foods, experience games that were played back then, learn about faith and its importance, see how families earned their living, and experience many of the activities of children from the late 1800’s. Please note that a more detailed description will be provided to campers when they sign up. There is a limit of 24 campers.
Ages: Trailblazer (7-11) and Voyageur (12-14)
Dates and Cost: June 21-26. $295
This event is for those beginner riders who want more than a weekend but may not be ready to participate in the Tenderfoot Horse Camp. More time will be spent on the basics including grooming and caring for a horse. Much of the riding will be done in our arena, but by the end of the week the camper will be ready to head out on the trail.
Ages: Trailblazer (10-11) and Voyageur (12)
Date and Cost: June 14-19. $495
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!
Ages: Trailblazer (10-11) and Voyageur (12-14 )
# 1June 21-26
# 2- July 5-10
# 3-July 12-17
#4 July 19-24
# 5-July 26-31
#6 August 9-14 (This camp is offsite)
Rate: $495 except for #6 which is $425.
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, camp out one night with your horse, and experience what you and a good horse can do with some gaming.
Ages:Voyageur (12-14) and Teen Trek (14-18)
# 2-June 28- July 3 (Rustic)
# 3-August 2-7;
This is an all-boys horseback riding camp that will take campers back 100 years. Participants will be camping out two nights and three days during which we will be cooking our meals, trying some shooting and sling shots, doing some roping, and enjoying God’s creation.
Ages: Boys only. Voyageur (12-14) and Teen Trek (14-18)
Dates and Cost: August 2-7. $495