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Summer Camp 2021
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join the fun in the summer sun.
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Graduating HS seniors and College folk... we need you to work with us this summer. Apply today!
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Our mission and our staff
We invite you to encounter Christ through Creation and Community along the shores of Shakopee Lake! Camp Onomia is a Lutheran Outdoor Ministry which welcomes you to retreat, renew, and refresh. Come and stay a while!
All are welcome here regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, or denomination.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Staff led summer sessions, seasonal retreats, and special events
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
We offer fully programmed summer camp sessions for youth and families and year-round weekend retreats for everyone! Let our excellent staff plan and lead a Christ-centered program that is bound to encourage deeper faith and lasting friendships.
BOOK A RETREAT
Schedule your own retreat or conference
Camp Onomia is an excellent, welcoming place to hold your next church group, family reunion, or business retreat. Our location on scenic Lake Shakopee is surrounded by Kathio State Park and is within 80 minutes of most Twin Cities homes. Our Retreat Center is open throughout the year.
SUMMER CAMP IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. TIME TO SIGN UP!
The summer camp experience is a proven tool for growing faith and friendships!
If you have attended Camp Onomia in the past, you know how impactful the week can be. If you have never joined us, a typical summer camp session is significant in so many ways!
From the "Effective Camp Research Project"
The Christian summer camp experience directly impacted the participants in empirically recognizable ways, and these impacts extended to their supporting networks.
This is the major finding of Phase one of this project. This finding was clear across all data sources and all three camps. Participants experienced real and identifiable changes that were interpreted in overwhelmingly positive terms. Parents were generally content if their children had fun and were kept safe at camp, though many expressed surprise and joy at camp’s positive impacts. There is evidence that these changes continued after the camp experience. These findings justify a follow-up study to assess the degree and duration of these impacts. The positive impacts varied in degree and type among the participants, indicating that camp does not have a single determinative outcome but rather a set of potential impacts. It is misleading and erroneous to say that the camp experience causes change. Camp is not a magic formula. The data show, rather, that the camp model, when faithfully practiced, opens the possibility for change in individuals and their supporting networks. The degree and duration of the impacts are unique to the individual participants and are largely dependent on their specific life circumstances. The potential impacts are directly related to the five fundamental characteristics of the camp experience.
Dr Jacob Sorenson
Workday is May 15th
Saturday 9 AM - ???
Set aside the third Saturday in May to join others at camp to prepare the site for a great summer back. We have lots of sessions scheduled this year as life returns to a closer normal. WE NEED YOU to help with these tasks:
raking and general grounds work
tree cutting and hauling
cleaning and general housekeeping
Bring your tools, we will supply the lunch and snacks!
Stay over Friday night if you wish, but let us know by Mother's Day if you are coming!
Come make your camp BEAUTIFUL!
Member of Thrivent? Ask us about how to get a grant from them for a special project!, or contact your rep.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
"Camp was great because we all got to play games and sing songs"
"I like when we gather at the cross at the end of each day together..."
"My counselor was awesome"
-elementary youth campers
"We appreciated the nice improvements that the camp have been making in the facilities. It seems like every time we come back there is another update. "
- family camper
"This was the first time we used Onomia for our church retreat and we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean, the staff were helpful, and the food was excellent! "
- adult retreat leader
14202 Shakopee Lake Road
Onamia, MN 56359
Email: CampOnomia at Gmail.com
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