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summer youth camps

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Summer Youth Camp: it's on fire!
Cabin groups led by trained college aged staff. Daily worship, Bible study, age appropriate activities, games and camp crafts create a wonderful time together in Christian community.
Camp is a significant experience that will last a lifetime. Join us this summer!

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE.

Not sure about this faith thing? You are welcome here.
Not sure about leaving home for a while? You are welcome and cared for here.
Not sure about your sexual identity? You are welcome and loved here.

THE VALUE OF THE SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE: 

Camp Onomia strives to keep the cost of the summer camp experience down, but we all have experienced significant rises in the cost of food and utilities and many everyday items that we haven't worried about before. In 2023, the estimated cost per camper to attend a week at camp is almost $900. Camp donations from individuals and congregations subsidize this real cost of a session at camp by almost 40%. What does that mean for you? We ask that you consider an added donation as you are able this year to help us continue this tradition of supporting kids from all financial situations to attend Onomia.
As
always, we NEVER  turn a child away from camp due to financial hardship.

DAY CAMP DAYS

NEW!  NEW!  NEW!!  NEW!!

DAY
CAMP
DAYS!

Wanna experience Camp Onomia but arent up to staying overnight just yet?
This summer we will be offering DAY CAMP DAYS on site at Camp Onomia.

SIX hours of fun and games, swimming and crafts, camp songs and Bible stories... all led by our wonderful staff. 

LUNCH is included!

DAY CAMP DAYS run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Parents are welcome to drop and run or stay and refresh at no charge (your meal is on us!) 

Sign up for one day or take in them all. 

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Completed Kindergarden through 3rd grade.
Begins at 9:30 am, ends at 3:30 pm.

Fee: $45 per child

Offered the following Thursdays:
June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 10
"Bring a friend and have some fun!"
Church groups please pre-register with the camp office.

 

BEGINNERS

We have a wonderful opportunity for kids who want to go to camp like their older siblings, but just aren't old enough to handle time away from mom and dad. This session is a simple overnight camp that the parent experiences along side their child. Lodging will be together in our retreat center! Staff lead activities!

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Grades K-2 and adult(s)
Begins 10am Wednesday Ends 7pm Thursday

Fee: $75 per person

$95 after March 15th

Offered July 12-13, 2023. Fee is per person attending, youth or adult.

GRANDPARENT/KID

This is a wonderful Intergenerational Experience!  Children need mentors in faith - what better place than here at Onomia for Grandpa and Grandma to walk along side their grandkids!  Enjoy playing and sharing stories of faith together!  Stay in our comfy Retreat Center. Activities led by summer staff!

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Grades K-4 and Adult(s)

Begins 10am Wednesday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $205 per person

$265 after March 15th

Offered July 12-14, 2023.
Fee is per person attending, youth or adult.

PIONEERS

Pioneers have completed grades 1-3. The shorter camp experience enables them to enjoy time away from mom or dad while learning new games and meeting new friends in their cabin. Their cabin counselor becomes parent, friend, and activity leader. Daily Bible stories, fun worship, and sunset campfire!

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Completed Grades 1-3
Begins 3pm Sunday

Ends 7pm Tuesday

Fee: $305 per person

$365 after March 15th

Offered July 9-11, 2023 or August 6-8, 2023

EXPLORERS

A whole week of camp fun is just waiting for upper elementary children to explore at Camp Onomia. You will experience all of the great activities that make camp the awesome experience that it is... creative and inspirational camp style worships, daily Bible studies,and other fun stuff like swimming, games, crafts, and visits to Kathio!

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Completed Grades 3-6

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $525 per person

$625 after March 15th

Offered July 9-14, 2023 or August 6-11, 2023

FISH CAMP

Fish Camp is back! Our guides have been our researching the best fishin spots on Lake Shakopee. In addition to the usual fun camp stuff, participants in Fish Camp spend extra time during the day learning fishing skills. Board the pontoon before breakfast in search of that huge sunny or lunker northern. Bring your own rod and gear if you can.

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Completed Grades 5-7

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $575 per person

$675 after March 15th

Offered July 9-14, 2023.
ring your buddy and fishin pole!

iBELONG

(Previously Confirmation Camp)

We have something special for you to experience at Onomia this summer that will not only get you excited about your faith, but will challenge you to step up and make it your own!
Camp is all about building relationships through great discussions, river canoeing, and camp fun.

iBELONG will focus on building group trust and identity with your church buds through challenge course activities. Church group is not only home, but a place where you belong!

This year we are adding evenng SPLASH, with guest musicians in to rock it up a bit... you will return home energized and feeling connected to something bigger than you!

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Completed Grades 6-9 Also includes high school peer mentors and adults

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $525 per person

$625 after March 15th

Offered June 25-30, 2023. Registration open to church confirmation groups only. Your church group should include youth in confirmation as well as high school peer mentors, Pastor, Youth Leader, and other adult mentors as the focus of this week is to build group identity. One adult per 7 youth attend free. Other adults cover a $100 meal fee. Churches should confirm their participation by contacting Camp ASAP as space is limited. All participants will need to sign up through our online registration system using this registration link.

NIGHT OWLS

In this awesome program, campers stay up late into the night and sleep late into the morning.  God's creation is a whole different adventure during the dark hours. There will be stargazing and night time games.  You will also experience late night worship by candle light in the chapel.  Campers will find this week a great break from "normal " camp.

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Completed Grades 6-8

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $525 per person

$625 after March 15th

Offered July 23-28, 2023. 

ADVENTURE CLUB

Join the CLUB for outside the box fun!  Adventure Club will teach you canoe and outdoor living skills, how to handle paddle boards and more! We will head out on an overnight canoe trip from Mille Lacs Lake through Kathio State Park this week,  along the way we will camp out, cook some grub over a campfire, and hike Kathio! How about a day of tubing on Shakopee Lake and a few other adventures along the way.
Step out of the ordinary!

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Completed Grades 7-9

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm  Friday

Fee: $575 per person

$675 after March 15th

Offered July 23-28, 2023 or August 6-11, 2023

NIGHT HAWKS

LOVE the late nights and later mornings? As a Night Hawk, you will stay up even later, join in some of the activities that the Night Owls indulge in like late night games and evening shenanigans. But you will also develop leadership skills, lead a late night campfire, and a morning First Word at the Stone Cross.  We will Rock You...

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Completed Grades 9-12

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $525 per person

$625 after March 15th

Offered July 23-28, 2023

LEADERSHIP LTE

This is our traditional SIT program with a few new twists! This Leadership Training Experience digs deeper into your faith with opportunities to lead and to walk alongside our summer counselors, learn more about yourself, your God, and your vocational goals. It is all here this week. Training week as scheduled, return for a second week to assist program. Awesome.
We encourage you to ask your congregation for a scholarship to cover the cost of this training.

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Completed Grades 10-12

Begins Sunday 3pm

Ends Friday 1pm

Fee: $525 per person

$625 after March 15th

Offered June 25-30, 2023.
Return to volunteer for a second week.
Pastor/YD referral is required. 

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