Teen Trek Camps (14 and older)

Teen Trek Camps
(14 and older)

 

Be sure to check out the Christ Serve Ranch webpages for other offerings for 14 and older campers. Creation, science, horseback, leadership, shooting sports camps, and certain specialty camps are listed there.

To Register for any of these great events click here.

 

Christ Serve Leadership Training

 Building the Island Servant Events

 Christ Serve Ranch Servant Events




 Inger Mission Trip

 Horse Camp Servant Event

Creation Art/Photography Camp




Wrangler Horse Camp




Young Scientist


Teen Trek Otter Tail Adventure

Teen End of the Summer Event

"Reverse Thinking"



Big Fish Camp

     

Teen Trek Science Skills Boot Camp

 Mother and Daughter Horse Camp

 

Teen Trek Project Impact

     
 Performing Arts Camp

Crow Wing River Trip 

BWCA Trip

     

Cowboys Wrangler Camp

Teen Trek/Young Adult Horse Camp Weekend


 

Young Scientist

“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

Cost:$350

Deposit: $75

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Voyageur/Teen Trek Creation Art Camp

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

Performing Arts Camp

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.

Ages: 12-18  

Dates and Cost: July 26-31, $350

Deposit:$75

To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel

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Voyageur/Teen Trek Otter Tail Adventure

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!

Ages: 12-14 

Dates:

# 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

Cost: $350 

Deposit: $75

To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel

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Servant Events

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. For more information about specific projects, visit our website: www.islandcamp.org

Ages: 14 and older

Dates and Rates:

 # 1-June 7-12 ($285)

#2-June 14-19 ($285)

#3-June 21-26 ($285)

#4- July 5-10 ($295)

#5-July 12-17 ($295)

#6-July 19-24 ($295).

Deposit:$75

To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel

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Christ Serve Ranch Servant Events

Be a part of the first groups to visit Christ Serve Ranch. There are all sorts of projects that need to be done.  The first Creation-Science Environmental Learning Center in the nation is located at Christ Serve Ranch. Help build trails, observation decks and shelters, develop scientific experiments, remove brush and trees, and build corrals and docks. Participants will have a greater understanding of our Creator God and how we can use Genesis to better grasp the significance of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Ages: Teen Trek (14 and older)

Dates and Rates:

# 1-June 7-12 ($285)

#2-June 14-19 ($285)

#3-June 21-26 ($285)

#4- July 5-10 ($295)

#5-July 12-17 ($295)

#6-July 19-24 ($295).

Deposit:$75

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Horse Outreach Program

We are looking for at least one group to help us get our Horse Outreach Program ready for the summer of 2015. Participants will help groom horses, clean-up our tack, build campsites, clear trails, and generally help us get the horses ready. There will be at least an hour or two of riding each day. 

Ages: Teen Trek (14 and older)

Dates: May 31- June 5

Rates: $250

Deposit: $75

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.

Ages: 14 and older  

Dates and Costs: 

#1 June 14-20, $285.

#2 July 12-17, $285

Deposit:$75

To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel

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Christ ServeSM Leadership Training Camp

Christ Serve Leadership Training provides youth with a unique opportunity to be trained in leadership skills, then put those skills into practice. Young people who would like to someday be on staff at Lutheran Island Camp or who desire to be Teen Servants/Junior Counselors should attend this program. We seek to identify, inspire, develop, and train young leaders for life-long service in the church and in their communities. Some of the program will be done in our Equine College and at Christ Serve Ranch. Click here to download a brochure.

Ages: 14 and older

Dates:

#1 March 20-22 for returning Teen Servants $75

#2 May 8-10 for returning Teen Servants $75

#3 June 7-12 for new and returning Teen Servants, $165

#4 June 14-19 for new and returning Teen Servants, $165.

Deposit:$50

To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel

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Teen Trek Survivor BWCA Trip

If your youth group would like to travel to the BWCA, we’ll help you make the arrangements, help staff it and provide canoes and food.  Let us know before April 1st.

Ages:15 and older. Minimum of 8 people

Dates and Costs:Varies according to your plans.    

Deposit:$75

To set up your group call Lutheran Island Camp - 218-583-2905218-583-2905

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Voyageur/Teen Trek Survivor Crow Wing River Trip

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

Deposit:$75

To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel

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Big Fish Camp

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 

Dates: 1-June 7-12

 Rate: $410

Deposit: $100

To Register on-line click on Marvin the squirrel

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Project Impact

God’s word calls us to be stewards of the world He has created for us, but what does that mean?  With a focus on Leadership, Stewardship, and Service, teens will consider how to steward God’s creation.  Participates will have the opportunity to become involved with the projects of the Environmental Learning Center including habitat restoration, sustainability considerations, and the role of food and water in ecosystems.  Come be part of some of the exciting ideas happening at Christ Serve Ranch!

Ages:Teen Trek (14-18)

Dates and Cost:July 12-17 $295

Deposit: $75

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Teen Trek Science Skills Boot Camp

Many teens love science and there is no better place to learn more about science than Christ Serve Ranch where science is everywhere: Astronomy, chemistry, physics, botany, biology, earth sciences, and zoology. Join us for a week of experiments, observations, learning, and an opportunity to learn from God’s word.  The program is perfect for the student interested in boosting their success in science classes in high school and beyond.   Students will learn to collect and interpret data, to accurately display data in graphs, to write lab reports, and to develop projects of their own.  While this boot camp will challenge students, there will be time to enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Lutheran Island Camp and Christ Serve Ranch have to offer. 

Ages:Teen Trek (14-18)

Dates and Cost:

August 16-21 $300

August 23-28 (for 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.

Deposit:$100

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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, 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)

Dates:

#1-June 14-19

# 2-June 28- July 3 (Rustic)

# 3-August 2-7

#4-August 16-21

Cost  $495

 Deposit: $100

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Cowboys Wrangler Horse Camp

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

Deposit: $100

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Teen Trek/Young Adult Horse Camp Weekend

For older teens and young adults who love horseback riding but just can’t get away for an entire week, this weekend will be ideal. You will arrive Friday evening and pick out your horse, spend time riding in our arena, and sit around the campfire that evening. The next morning you’ll head back to the Ranch, saddle up and head off for a beautiful ride. You’ll have lunch out on the trail, spend some time in Bible study, and then enjoy the camp’s many other facilities. That evening you’ll take another ride after a steak dinner cooked on the open fire.  On Sunday, you’ll have one last ride, pack up and join other campers for 10:00 a.m. worship.

Ages: 16 and older

Date: June 12-14

Cost: $180

Deposit: $100

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Mother and Daughter Horse Camp

This great weekend starts at the Island Friday evening for devotions and a good night's sleep in preparation for a full day of riding. You'll camp out Saturday night, take a moonlight ride. Sunday Morning you'll ride to worship before returning to the Island.  Previous riding experiencerequired. If this weekend doesn't fit your schedule, we'll find another one for you.

Ages:12 and older.

Dates and Costs:June 5-7 (or call for availability) $180 per person.

Deposit:$75 per person

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Reverse Thinking

The world promotes reverse thinking, encouraging us to do the things we shouldn’t while telling us that the things we should be doing are wrong. Join other youth in this special end of the summer event.  This year will be a special year as Reverse Thinking coincides with the dedication of Christ Serve Ranch. Campers will be able to attend some special events and will be asked to participate in the weekend dedication events. Check the website for more information and special offers.

Ages: Teen Trek (14 and older)

Dates: August 28-30

Cost: $100

Deposit: $25

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